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New short film reveals how the curvature of the Earth bends straight roads

Dutch photographer and filmmaker Gerco de Ruijter has released a short film called <i>Grid Corrections,</i> which documents how otherwise straight road grids …

Best Italian Lakes to Visit on Your Vacation

Italy has beautiful, romantic lakes that make good vacation destinations. Use this guide to Italian lakes to choose your favorite lake, or <i>lago</i>, in …

The Real Reason Trump’s Obamacare Repeal Push Failed

Trump’s failure in health care wasn’t tactical. It was that he refused to acknowledge or redress the fundamental issues.<p>Obamacare repeal has failed again, almost certainly for the final time. Seven years of Republican promises to uproot the thing and mulch the stump have ended in rejection by a …

Health Care

This Quantum Theory Says Time Can Flow Backward

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Quantum Particle Discovery Destroys Previous Results

After research, scientists have found that the model used for the Efimov molecule, a certain type of quantum particle, is incorrect after being used …

Quantum Physics

White chocolate, orange and Grand Marnier crèmes brûlées - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>100g caster sugar<br>• 6 medium free-range egg yolks<br>• 500ml double cream<br>• 150g good quality white chocolate, broken into small chunks<br>• Finely grated …

Russia’s hacking campaign revealed a sophisticated understanding of US politics

Were they helped by an American?<p>The Russian influence campaign during the 2016 election was sophisticated not just on a technical level, but in terms of its understanding of American politics and the internal dynamics of the Democratic Party. Sophisticated enough to raise the question of whether …

Mistbox mini sprinkler system cools down your tired AC unit

Mistbox wants to lower your energy bill by gently spraying water on your outside AC unit. Confused? Keep reading.<p>The summer months are tough on air conditioners. Not only is your thermostat's set temperature likely lower because of the blistering heat, your outside AC unit has to use more energy to …

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires

What Google searches for porn tell us about ourselves.<p>Last year, I interviewed Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of <i>Everybody Lies</i><i>,</i> a new book that uses data on America’s Google habits as an insight into our national consciousness.<p>Two findings from the book dominated the conversation: America is …

Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria

By Marlene Cimons<p>In 1915, British scientist Frederick Twort saw something weird happening to the bacteria that had invaded his viral cultures: They were disappearing, a sign they had been destroyed. Two years later, French-Canadian microbiologist Félix d’ Hérelle observed the same phenomenon in his …

Biology

This iOS Camera App Brings Out the Pro in Amateurs

iPhone: Apple’s default camera app is a multifaceted photo capture tool, and simple enough to use. From panoramas to videos to HDR pictures, you can …

Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it could be the first step towards …

‘They’re sentencing me to death’: Medicaid recipients on the Republican healthcare plan

The Guardian interviewed people from across the country who have relied on the coverage for life-saving assistance and what could happen if they lose it<p>On Thursday, Senate Republicans unveiled legislation that would satisfy a long-held campaign promise: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). …

Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain Tissue Against Alzheimer's In New Study

This has been a fantastic month for olive oil. A recent study showed that it stops brain cancer tumors in lab tests, and now a new study shows that it protects brain tissue from the toxic substances thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The experiment used a well-verified Alzheimer’s mouse model to …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Prime Real Estate On Fire Sale -- In Greece

A deep and prolonged economic contraction has placed prime real estate on fire sale in Greece, creating good opportunities for bargain hunters. But they may not last too long.<p>Buying prime real estate is all about good location and good timing. Good location is usually a place with a limited amount …

Real Estate

Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War

WASHINGTON — One late afternoon in April, helicopter-borne American commandos intercepted a vehicle in southeastern Syria carrying a close associate of the Islamic State’s supreme leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.<p>The associate, Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, was a rare prize whom United States Special Operations …

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs 'hated this guy at Microsoft'

Former head of iOS, Scott Forstall, opens up about how Apple’s iconic device came from late CEO’s dislike for the husband of one of his wife’s friends<p>If it wasn’t for one particular executive at Microsoft, whom Steve Jobs seemingly hated with a passion, Apple may never have created the iPhone or …

A partner's touch relieves pain, study shows

Lovers' heartbeats and respiration patterns tend to synchronize when the partners are simply in each other's presence. But what does the role of …

Mother publishes child's heart surgery bill on Twitter to voice fears about Trump's health plans

A mother has published the hospital bill for her child's heart operation on Twitter to make a highly personal plea to the US Senate not to scrap one of the key provisions of Obamacare.<p>With the fate of the replacement for Obamacare hanging in the balance, Ali Ranger, used social media to illustrate …

Civil war is raging inside the Democratic party

Last week’s defeat in a high-profile congressional contest sparked a tough fight over the heart of the Democratic party. Heather Cox Richardson, Jean Hannah Edelstein and Michael Cohen look at what the future might hold<p>America is in the middle of a major political realignment. While the focus is on …

How Moscow's Spies Keep Duping America—Over and Over Again

The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that.<p>SEA ISLAND, Georgia — The Russian intelligence officers …

Why You Should Never Go on the Internet Without a VPN, and How You Can Get One

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The New York Times Made A Comprehensive List Of Every Blatant Lie Trump Had Told Since Taking Office

There have been only two straight weeks in Donald Trump’s presidency when he hasn’t told a lie, according to a new study by the <i>New York Times</i>. The longest consecutive stretches he’s managed to stay truthful are a twelve day stretch in May, and fifteen days this month.<p>The <i>Times</i> not only tallied up …

How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect …

Shutter Speed

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 25156<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

CRISPR

Immigration Moves Front and Center in Italy’s Local Elections

COMO, Italy — The center-right candidate for mayor of Como, Mario Landriscina, a doctor who once did United Nations relief work, says that Italy is second to none in rescuing migrants and that rejecting refugees or minors is out of the question.<p>But, he insists, the time has come to remove the …

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line's redesign

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the …

MacBook Pro

Interview with Kevin Faingnaert, winner of the Zeiss Photography Award 2017

<b>Belgian photographer Kevin Faingnaert won the 2017 Zeiss Photography Award at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. He talks to Oliver Atwell</b> …