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The Great Lie of Particle Physics

You haven't seen headlines recently about the Large Hadron Collider, have you? That's because even the most skilled science writers can't find much …

Scientists Finally Know Why Tattoo Ink Lasts Even Though Skin Regenerates

No wonder they're so hard to get rid of.<p>If the skin regenerates itself every couple of weeks, then why do tattoos last for <i>years</i>? Sure, we know that …

Demonstrations of Bernoulli's Principle You Can Try at Home

Recently, I wrote about how it's possible to explain the lift from an airplane wing without mentioning Bernoulli's principle, which … well … ruffled …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Life after death: how we hatched live shark pups from dead parents

Back in December 2012, I met up with Greg Nowell, co-founder of Sharklab-Malta, a non-profit NGO founded in 2008. Sharklab collaborates with shark researchers on a global and local scale, with an overall mission to highlight the current plight of sharks in our oceans whilst increasing awareness and …

Fish

Scientists Develop A Way To Use A Smartphone To Prevent Food Poisoning

Food scientists at the University of Massachussetts Amherst have come up with a technique they say could make it a lot easier to avoid food poisoning.<p>The main piece of equipment? Your smartphone.<p>Currently, to identify the bacteria that can get you sick, like E. coli or salmonella, food scientists …

New England

Winter isn’t coming in Alaska, and people are dying

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest — and usually coldest — state.<p>Months of higher-than-normal …

Global Warming

You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

You've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Tech Reporter<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery …

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

Information Security

Magnets Move Blood Like Magneto, But Not in The Way You Think

We’ve all seen huge magnets do really incredible, showy things in TV and film. They helped to get Walter and Jesse out of a pinch in <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

Magnetism

Why Mushrooms May Be the Best Food to Help Fight Aging

New research reveals that mushrooms are “without a doubt” the highest known single source of the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione, which …

The best way to clean your apples, according to science

How do you clean your apples before you eat them? A rinse under the faucet? A brisk wipe with your sleeve? Whatever the method, chances are you’re doing it wrong, according to a new study.<p>Unless they’re organic, apples have probably been sprayed with synthetic insecticides. In the US, the …

Research

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Behavioral economics has a plan to fight poverty—and it’s all about redesigning the “cockpit”

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe was just trying to keep up. The ER at the small rural hospital was always packed and the top brass had urged him to move patients through more quickly, so when a woman in her sixties came in complaining of head and neck pain, he briskly examined her, hustled her off for an x-ray, …

College & University

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

In a recent phase II clinical trial, an over-the-counter allergy drug was shown to improve nervous system function in patients with multiple …

8 Myths About Sugar You Need to Stop Believing

Here's what the science says.<p>We've seen the alarming documentaries, sat through health class lectures, and watched the obesity numbers steadily grow …

10 Foods That Science Suggests Really Do Contribute To Long-Term Health

A bad diet is now a leading cause of death across the globe. Much of this is due to the fact that people who had previously eaten much healthier, traditional diets are now eating more “Westernized” fare. And its effects on global health are, unfortunately, showing.<p>Here in the U.S., it can sometimes …

Holistic Medicine

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

Psychology

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Leadership

If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing | Inc.com

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months. Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it's over before you know it. The excitement …

Motivation

Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

What we eat can influence more than our waistlines. It turns out, our diets also help determine what we smell like.<p>A recent study found that women preferred the body odor of men who ate a lot of fruits and vegetables, whereas men who ate a lot of refined carbohydrates (think bread, pasta) gave off …

University of Pennsylvania

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b …

A Best-Selling Author Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Author Simon Sinek is famous for his leadership advice, including the 2011 best-selling book, <i>Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action</i>. (The book expands on the ideas put forth in Sinek's famous TED Talk, which has garnered over 33 million views and is currently the third …

TED Talks

9 Signs You Might Be Dating a Narcissist Right Now

In the dating world, it’s not uncommon to come across romantic prospects whose social media accounts are littered with selfies and who just <i>love</i> talking about themselves. It’s 2017, so isn’t that all of us to some extent? Sometimes, it's tricky to tell when self-absorption crosses the line into …

Tip: Don't Do This After You Eat Protein

What you do after you ingest protein could greatly affect absorption.<p>From time immemorial, men have loosened their loincloths, un-cinched their …

Nutrition

Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water

When it comes to making batteries for wearables or implantable medical devices, there are a few features that have to be incorporated. The batteries need to be flexible and remain functional while being bent or twisted, and ideally, they'll be absent of harmful chemicals. So far, batteries …

Six foods that cause diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common condition with many possible causes. Some cases of diarrhea are due to infections. Sometimes it occurs as a side effect of …

First-Ever Mutant Ants Have Been Raised, And They Have a Messed Up Social Life

It was harder than you'd think.<p>Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years biologists have …