Larry Ortiz

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Hubble telescope photo of a spooky dead star will creep you out

A dead star takes on a ghostly green pallor in a new photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The image, released <i>conveniently</i> in time for Halloween, …

The stomach-churning reason you should never ask for lemon in your gin and tonic

How do you take your gin and tonic? If it’s with ice and a slice, you might want to consider doing without the slice from now on.<p>Elle magazine recently resurfaced a 2007 study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, in which researchers investigated the level of microbial contamination of …

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

Cannabis

How to Invest Your Way to $1 Million

Little things add up.<p>When you think of millionaires, words like “privilege” and “opulence” often come to mind. What about “comfort”? That’s a term …

Investing

Welcome to Rio

Sabrina, Sophia, Marrissa, Louisia, and Zika all await—let the games begin.<p>Shortly after landing, on your way to baggage claim, a young Brazilian girl hands you a tourist map of Rio de Janeiro. A couple months from now, thousands of tourists from all over the world will be coming here to witness …

São Paulo

25 Best Foods To Feed Your Penis

The food you eat is crucial for sexual health, especially for men. From erection strength to sperm motility, what you consume affects your “little …

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Black Holes

The Earth Has Lungs. Watch Them Breathe.

What a difference a leaf makes! Well, not one leaf. We have 3.1 trillion trees on our planet—that’s 422 trees per person. If we count all the leaves on all those trees and take a look at what they do collectively to the air around us, the effect—and I do not exaggerate—is stunning. I’ve got a video …

Gravity waves and the metaphysics of love

Einstein and Newton were right, but so was Dante. Opposites attract<p>The detection of gravitational waves is a great breakthrough for science, as a finding predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, but it is also something in which non-scientists may rejoice. Fortunately for us …

The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned From Astronaut Scott Kelly's AMA

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on Saturday hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” live chat, answering a wide range of questions from fans who were curious …

Space