Kristen Eastman

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5 Medical Procedures We're Glad No Longer Exist

Surgeries and treatments come and go. A new BMJ guideline, for example, makes “strong recommendations” against the use of arthroscopic surgery for …

Dark Matter Was Likely a Minor Ingredient in Early Galaxies, Study Finds

Although the invisible substance known as dark matter dominates galaxies nowadays, it was apparently only a minor ingredient of galaxies in the early …

Three women blinded by unapproved stem-cell ‘treatment’ at South Florida clinic

Three women with macular degeneration became permanently blind after undergoing an unproven stem-cell treatment touted as a clinical trial at a South Florida clinic. Medical experts said the episode raises questions about whether the government and doctors are doing enough to protect patients from …

As Bones Mourns, Sully Returns — to Stir Up Trouble for Brennan and Booth?

Does absence — 10 seasons worth of it, to be exact — make the heart grow fonder?<p>On Tuesday’s <i>Bones</i> (Fox, 9/8c), that question will be answered for …

TV

Sylvester Stallone's Teenage Daughter Sistine Is A Bonafide Runway Model

The family resemblance is hard to miss!<p>No “Rocky” walk here!<p>Sylvester Stallone’s teenage daughter, Sistine, made her London Fashion Week debut walking for Topshop over the weekend. The IMG-signed model wore a backless purple dress with flowers on it and a cutout near her hip.<p>Her mother, former …

60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientist

NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in Mexico.<p>These strange ancient …

Glacial 'aftershock' spawns Antarctic iceberg the size of Manhattan

Antarctica's rapidly melting Pine Island Glacier has shed an iceberg the size of Manhattan, the latest evidence of the ice shelf’s fragility.<p>Nasa released photographs showing the block of ice separating from the southwest coast of the continent taken between January 26 and January 31.<p>The sequence, …

Planet Nine Just Got An Unexpected New Team of Hunters

Since Pluto was infamously demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006, some astronomers have turned their attention to finding the true Planet 9, a …

Astronomy

Your old laptop can live again for the cost of a USB drive

Even if it looks the same, the software on your computer now is different than when you first booted up the machine. Developers constantly update their software with new features, performance optimizations, and power-saving boosts. Over time, your machine is bound to slow down from all that new …

Raspberry Pi

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Entertainment

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

You no longer need to own a solar panel to reap the financial benefits of solar energy

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel.<p>Solar energy isn’t an option for millions of people living in cities—who have no rooftop to call their own—or without reasonable solar prices. There are 113 million homeowners in markets with competitively-priced solar power—but because of …

Solar Power

Vast Moroccan Solar Power Plant is Hard Act for Africa to Follow

On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building one of the world’s biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union.<p>…

Samsung launching gorgeous 'blue coral' Galaxy S7 edge in the U.S. for the holidays

If you lusted after the bright blue-and-pink "blue coral" Note 7 back when it was on sale, you're in luck: the color is being reintroduced on the …

The 5 best adapters you'll probably need for the new MacBook Pros

The new MacBook Pros exclusively feature USB-C ports, which means your old USB accessories and peripherals wont plug into the new MacBook Pro without an adapter.<p>We're not particularly fond of adapters. They're "extra" bits to worry about, and add extra cost to connecting our old stuff, which cost …

Doorman cancels unlimited deliveries, cites “losing money”

If you live in a building with a doorman, you don’t need Doorman. If you don’t, you do. The company is making it easy to accept deliveries when you’re out and about, but realized it was getting so successful in changing the patterns of how its customers do online shopping that it was effectively …

Customers

Roku Launches 500-Plus Live Channels And 50,000 On Demand Titles Courtesy Of FOTV

FOTV, the folks who brought you Whitney Houston’s hologram and the ads on more than 20 Roku streaming device channels with OVGuide, announced today that it would offer a library of more than 500 streaming titles and 50,000 on-demand videos free on Roku.<p>The channels are linear streams of extremely …

Trump And A Psychiatrist's Views Of Sociopathy And Narcissism

As a psychiatrist, many people have recently asked me what I thought of Donald Trump.<p>Numerous observers have called him "narcissistic", but remain puzzled by why he says what he does, and what he will do if he loses the election. Recently, some commentators have started describing him as a …

100 Dancing Drones Set World Record

If 2015 was the year consumer drones took off then 2016 is poised to be the year when curious and creative people use these unmanned aerial vehicles …

Southern California's deadliest quake may have been caused by oil drilling, study says

On a March evening in 1933, the Newport-Inglewood fault ruptured violently along the Huntington Beach coast. The quake brought down scores of buildings from Santa Ana to Compton, with Long Beach hit particularly hard.<p>The Long Beach quake, the deadliest in Southern California history, focused …

Canadian scientists’ claim of extra-terrestrial life sparks interest

The science community is keeping a wary eye on a Canadian research team's claim of finding possible homes for life in outer space.<p>The researchers from Universite Laval in Quebec City say analysis of some unusual signals has helped them identify 234 potential systems that might be playing host to …

There’s an app for everything — even haunted plants

This is my haunted plant, Chris Plant.<p>He came to the office on Friday as part of a Halloween promotional collaboration between the handyman / odd jobs app Handy and the Dr. Best House and Medical Museum in Middleburgh, New York. He was delivered in a white paper gift bag full of black tulle and …

Why Samsung Doesn’t Know Exactly What Caused Its Phones To Catch Fire

It may take months before the Korean electronics giant has an answer.<p>Six weeks since Samsung first recalled its once-ballyhooed Galaxy Note7 smartphones, and more than three weeks since it stopped selling them entirely, the company still doesn't know what, precisely, is causing its flagship phone …

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of November 2016

Plan your autumn marathons accordingly.<p>While multiplexes will be the primary source of movie excitement for the next two months–thanks to numerous Oscar-hopeful releases and big-ticket blockbusters like <i>Rogue One</i> and <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>–the streaming services aren't simply taking …

Entertainment

Kendall Jenner Might Have Sleep Paralysis

"Everyone says I'm fine, but I don't feel fine.”<p>Something is going on with [Kendall Jenner and it sounds pretty scary.<p>In a new preview for <i>Keeping Up With The Kardashians</i>, Kendall talks about a health problem that has her pretty worried. Kendall reveals that she's been waking up in the middle of the …

Service Dog Case Draws Skepticism From Both Sides At The Supreme Court

At the Supreme Court on Monday, the justices heard arguments in the case of a girl with disabilities, her service dog and the school that barred the dog from the premises.<p>Ehlena Fry was born with cerebral palsy, which significantly limits her mobility but not her cognitive skills. So when she was …

Scientists Say We Underestimated How Much Sea Levels Have Risen

From bad to worse.<p>Scientists say in a new study that previous measurements of rising sea levels in the Northern Hemisphere in the 20th century were wrong—it's actually worse than we thought. They say we have been underestimating rising sea levels by 5 to 28 percent depending on the location in the …

Hubble Wants to Do for Contact Lenses What Warby Parker Did for Eyeglasses

Cheap daily contact lenses? Yes please! What you need to know about a new startup launching this week.<p>We live in a world where multimillion-dollar businesses can be carved by eliminating middlemen and their exorbitant markups. Currently, we have direct-to-consumer eyeglasses (Warby Parker), razors …

Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's New Series The Crown

Everyone's going to be talking about it.<p>Everyone’s talking about <i>The Crown.</i> Netflix’s new series about Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly the most expensive television series ever made, and all 10 episodes of the first season will be available next week. Here’s everything you need to know about the …