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Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity Was Confirmed in a Distant Galaxy

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity revolutionized how we understand space, time, and gravity. While most of us can only boast a surface-level …

Physics

What Is Vaginal Steaming? Chrissy Teigen Embraces 'Goop' Pseudoscience

Please don't try this at home.<p>Model and actress Chrissy Teigen is known best for gracing the covers of magazines and making fun appearances on shows …

World Health Organization

Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind of …

Augmented Reality

10 Bad Habits That Are Seriously Hurting Your Productivity

When it comes to productivity your habits have a profound effect. Good habits like developing routines and staying organized are guaranteed ways to …

Time Management

Synthetic biology raises risk of new bioweapons, US report warns

The rapid rise of synthetic biology, a futuristic field of science that seeks to master the machinery of life, has raised the risk of a new generation of bioweapons, according a major US report into the state of the art.<p>Advances in the area mean that scientists now have the capability to recreate …

Public Health

Bizarre deep-sea creature washes up on Texas beach

An odd-looking fish that lives on the ocean floor shocked Texas park rangers when it washed up on Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi last week.<p>Photographer Edie Bresler was scanning the beach for hidden treasures when he spotted the big-eyed fish. With its bumpy skin and wide mouth, …

Nature

'Slow Earthquakes' People Can't Even Feel Could Be Building Up to a Major San Andreas Disaster

Scientists think the hazard is higher than we suspected.<p>The central section of the San Andreas Fault in California is moving in an unexpected way, …

Geology

How to text from your computer with Android Messages

Yesterday Google started rolling out the ability to text from the web with Android Messages. The feature gives users a lot more flexibility in choosing how and where they can carry on conversations. As long as your Android smartphone is powered on, you can text from a desktop computer or even other …

Apps

Every record broken by Incredibles 2

Lines of eager moviegoers were out the door this past weekend in theaters, all waiting to see Incredibles 2.<p>Three movies dropped in theaters this …

Box Office

Millennials Aren't Having Kids. Here's Why That's A Problem For Baby Boomer Real Estate & Retirement

After 30-plus years in her career, Donna is counting down the months until retirement. She gleefully shares with me everything she has planned for when she can do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. But in the middle of her excitement, something turns her mood. She clenches her fists and asks …

Demographics

Revealed: the safest places around the world

If you are nervous about travelling abroad, why not visit one of the safest destinations in the world? A new report from Gallup, the 2018 Global Law and Order report, ranks places around the world based on how people feel about their safety. More than 150,000 people around the world were asked …

Hong Kong

To combat an expanding universe, aliens could hoard stars

An advanced alien civilization might combat the impact of dark energy by harvesting stars.

Universe

Scientists reveal how gut microbes 'recover' after antibiotic treatment

New insight on how antibiotics affect the gut microbiome—the community of microbes that live inside us—has been published in the journal eLife.

Microbiology

Powerful jets seen spewing from supermassive black hole

<i>By Space.com</i><p>Supermassive black holes are thought to lie at the center of nearly every galaxy, sucking up dust and gas and other material that allows them to grow to enormous sizes. A stunning composite image of a galaxy 850 million light-years from Earth shows the power of one of these cosmic …

Black Holes

What if we killed the job interview?

There are lots of things job interviews should tell you about a candidate but don’t. And plenty of other things they shouldn’t tell you but do anyway.<p><i>What’s your top strength? What are your biggest weaknesses? Where do you see yourself in five years? What makes you want to work for us? Who would</i> …

Employment

The Atmosphere of Venus Is So Thick It Pushes On Mountains to Change How Fast the Planet Spins

Venus’ varying rotational period has always been a mystery for astronomers, but computer simulations show that it may have to do with the planet’s viscous atmosphere on mountains.<p>Venus, often regarded as Earth’s twin, is a source of perpetual intrigue for planetary scientists. Although it may once …

Astronomy

Pea Protein Is the Best Protein

According to the food pyramid of our elementary school days, protein is red, brown, and beige: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts. But peas, in all their bright-green glory, may have been misplaced the whole time. Peas are legumes, like lentils and chickpeas, and they’re a standout source …

Nutrition

Scientists are exploring a lost rainforest hidden in a Mozambique volcano for the first time

It’s hard to miss Mount Lico, a relatively isolated cliff jutting out 700 meters (nearly 2,300 feet) above the plains of northern Mozambique. Yet for hundreds of years, people were unaware that inside the ancient volcano lay a hidden rainforest, protected by the volcano’s high walls.<p>Discovered by …

Biodiversity

Nursery For Giant Manta Rays Discovered In Gulf Of Mexico

Sometimes it takes an outsider to notice that something that seems commonplace is actually spectacular.<p>That's what happened at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, when Josh Stewart took his first dive into the protected waters and identified what has now become …

Manta Rays

Dog Was So Matted That Rescuers Had No Idea What They'd Find Underneath

It took them two hours to shave off 2 pounds of fur.<p>Last Wednesday, a group of teenagers were hanging out outside near a dead end road when they …

RSPCA

Fifth State of Matter May Defy Thermodynamics

Why does food stay solid in your freezer? Why does your tea cool down if you leave it out? Why is your dining room table a uniform temperature, …

Physics

The truth about nootropic foods that may boost your brain power

“Nootropics” have become a new buzzword lately. Thanks to America’s typical “There’s a pill for that” attitude, nootropics supplements – better known …

Wellness

AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses - MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are the crown jewel of the AI boom. They gorge on data and do things like transcribe speech or describe images with near-perfect …

Deep Learning

This Post About Why You Should Follow A Service Dog If It Approaches You Is Going Viral For A Vital Reason

Most dog lovers are cognizant of the etiquette one must have around service dogs. Where you might ask a typical dog's owner if you can approach the …

Pets

Drinking Wine Before Bed Could Help You Lose Weight, Says Science

The best way to fight night cheese pounds? Night wine.<p>File this under <i>too good to be true</i>: Two recent studies suggest that drinking wine could help …

Washington State

Civil War Battlefield 'Limb Pit' Reveals Work Of Combat Surgeons

Scientists have uncovered a pit of human bones at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia. The remains are the amputated limbs of wounded Union soldiers.<p>It's the first "limb pit" from a Civil War battlefield to be excavated, and experts say it opens a new window on what is often overlooked in Civil War …

War

Why smiling for a passport photo could prevent identity fraud

Travellers should be encouraged to smile on their passports to prevent identity fraud, a new study suggests.<p>Previous research at the University of York showed that it is difficult for people to match a pair of unfamiliar faces in photographs, which presents significant issues for authorities trying …

Identity Fraud

Were real dinosaurs as bulletproof as they are in Jurassic World?

The franchise’s science advisor weighs in on dino armor, forked tongues, and Jurassic World hybrids with ‘superpowers’<p>At one point in the new film <i>Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom</i>, <i>Velociraptor</i> trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) fires multiple rifle shots into the “Indoraptor,” a new dinosaur hybrid …

Dinosaurs

A Smart Telescope That Puts the Universe in the Palm of Your Hand

Most telescopes are more pleasing to look through than to look at, but the sleek, $2,999 Stellina from French startup Vaonis revolutionizes on both …

Andromeda Galaxy

Sylvania’s $34 LED light strip is just as good as the $90 Philips Hue model

The Philips Hue LightStrip Plus is one of the coolest products the company makes. But at $90, it’s also a tough pill to swallow for a lot of people. …

Smart Homes