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Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.<p>She died at her home …

Music

Why—And How—You Should Incorporate Roses In Your Diet

Your favorite romantic flower isn't just for your garden<p>I've always loved roses in a vase, but recently I've started to add them to just about …

Food

New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

Companies are cutting supply chain complexity and accelerating responsiveness using the tools of artificial intelligence. Through AI, machine learning, robotics, and advanced analytics, firms are augmenting knowledge-intensive areas such as supply chain planning, customer order management, and …

Artificial Intelligence

5 unspoken rules of being a manager that no one tells you about

You’ll be on the receiving end of more information than you want. Use that privilege wisely.<p>After many hours of hard work, your employer made you a manager. For the first time in your life, you have several employees reporting to you. You’re excited to make your mark and take your career to the …

Employment

Judge Erupts at Prosecutor over Trump's Missing Children: ‘They Take Your Kids And You Get Nothing? Not Even A Slip of Paper?’

"I can’t understand this, the judge said. If someone at the jail takes your wallet, they give you a receipt."A public defender who handles …

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't.<p>NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would …

Climate Change

Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

In the spring of 2014, Eric Abramovitz got the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>He just didn't know it.<p>Abramovitz was the victim of a deception that a Canadian judge called "despicable," as he granted Abramovitz $350,000 Canadian dollars (more than $260,000 U.S.) in damages.<p>Abramovitz is a gifted Canadian …

Los Angeles

Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot

California’s 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent’s edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year — as a controversial plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions qualified Tuesday for the Nov. 6 ballot.<p>If …

Los Angeles

Poetry Is Making A Big Comeback In The U.S., Survey Results Reveal

In half a decade, the number of U.S. adults who are reading poetry has nearly doubled.<p>That's according to the results of a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts, which announced Thursday that "as a share of the total U.S. adult population, this poetry readership is the highest on record …

National Endowment for the Arts

Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national …

Donald Trump

U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell suggests he wants to ‘empower’ the right

BERLIN — Since the new U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, arrived in his host country in early May, he has made national headlines here twice.<p>First, he triggered harsh criticism after appearing to threaten one of the U.S. president’s favorite targets: German businesses. As the United …

How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him

And how it might change what cops can do with our smartphones.<p>On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities spread across Silicon Valley. Undercover FBI officers saw him outside the building and …

Surveillance

The most valuable vinyl records on Earth

As more and more listeners embrace the vinyl resurgence, vinyl fans around the world are increasingly on the hunt for the coolest wax to spin on …

Vinyl Records

Viruses reprogrammed to attack cancer

While viruses are best known for causing disease and suffering, scientists have recently designed a way to use them as a force for good in the fight …

One Chick-fil-A Wants to Break the Cycle of Short-Term Jobs. So It's Paying Employees $18 an Hour

The owner of a Chick-fil-A in Sacramento, Calif., is giving his employees a wage.<p>Starting Monday, people currently employed as “hospitality …

Should I Refrigerate Eggs? And 10 Other Food Storage Myths

No one wants spoiled food. It's disconcerting to crack an egg open only to be hit with rot's signature pungent, foul odor. Even a humble slice of …

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Gravity energy generator could revolutionise renewables | Reuters.com

Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the force of gravity to produce a new kind of renewable energy. Matthew Stock reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the …

Renewable Energy

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

The wildly uneven recovery from the Great Recession

Only the most affluent zip codes quickly recovered from the Great Recession and went on to rack up significant job gains, while the economies of the …

The NFL Told Teams to Stand During the National Anthem in the 1960s. Here's How One Player Protested

On Wednesday, the NFL announced that players must either stand for the national anthem when it is played at their games or remain in the locker room; …

Everything Stephen King Thinks You Need To Know About Writing

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our generation. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and if nobody has told you yet, …

21 Writing Prompts To Help You Finish An Entire Novel This Summer

Summer is officially here, and it's the perfect time to start writing a novel. There's no school and plenty of sunshine — which means it's the …

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Warner: Identifying FBI source to undermine Russia probe could be a crime

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee warned Friday that his colleagues could be committing a crime if they obtain the identity of a secret FBI source and use it to undermine the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) raised the …

Donald Trump

The health care industry is awash in cash

The health care industry recorded an immensely profitable first quarter, according to an analysis of financial documents for 108 companies. …