Matthew Timonen

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Seven apps that can actually help you through a breakup

Glue those shattered feelings back together.<p>That special someone has just stomped on your heart and left it palpitating miserably on the floor. How can you help it recover? Apps may not heal heartache, but they can ease you through the process of a breakup and make that pain a little easier to …

Black Neighbors Band Together to Bring in Healthy Food, Co-op-Style

A decade ago, researchers reported that more than half of Detroit residents live in a food desert — an area where access to fresh and affordable …

Feeding the world with organics: A realistic prospect?

Organic agriculture is supposed to be the ultimate environmental savior. But can it feed the 10 billion people expected by 2050 in a sustainable …

Agriculture

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

Microsoft built treehouse workspaces for its employees at the Washington campus

Microsoft is known for offering unique perks to its employees, and now the company has built treehouse workspaces for its employees, as part of its …

Psychologists investigate: What are the best ways to infiltrate a romantic relationship?

What is the best way to sleep with a woman who is already in a relationship? A new study, published in <i>Human Ethology Bulletin</i>, sought to provide some …

Psychology

This veteran gamer created his own high-tech D&D custom table

Previous Next<p>1 of 8<p>Dungeons & Dragons has grown in popularity the last several years, with new digital toolkits that make a Dungeon Master’s job …

Dungeons and Dragons

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

Psychology

Cyborg Bacteria Covered in Tiny Solar Panels Are Changing The Future of Clean Fuel

"These bacteria outperform natural photosynthesis."<p>In an effort to improve the efficiency of natural photosynthesis, a researcher at the University …

Ancient underwater forest found in US

An underwater forest found off the coast of Alabama could provide valuable insights into climate change and rising sea levels.<p>The forest is the subject of a new documentary by environmental journalist Ben Raines

Here's What Scientists Mean When They Say the Universe Could Be a Giant Hologram

The Holographic Universe<p>For decades now, scientists have been investigating the possibility that our Universe is, or once was, a giant hologram, …

Our sun might have had an evil twin that killed the dinosaurs

The sun which nourishes Earth once had an “evil twin” called Nemesis which may have been responsible for the death of the dinosaurs, top astronomers …

Astronomy

Ancient DNA shakes up the elephant family tree

Fossil DNA may be rewriting the history of elephant evolution.<p>The first genetic analysis of DNA from fossils of straight-tusked elephants reveals …

Evolution

Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself After Chronic Sleep Deprivation

"Think about how difficult focusing and reasoning becomes after a night spent awake"<p>Workaholics who regularly pull all-nighters aren’t just burning …

Sleep

Trailer for Stephen King's The Dark Tower arrives Wednesday

After long days and impatient nights, fans of Stephen King’s <i>The Dark Tower</i> will finally get a look at the trailer for this summer’s film version.<p>The …

Stephen King

How this could help the environment

On May 31, the Swiss company Climeworks will turn on the first commercial plant to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and feed it to vegetables in a neighboring greenhouse. Located in the tiny, agricultural municipality of Hinwil, Switzerland, the plant stands 40 feet tall and looks like a …

3 websites a smart job hunter checks every day

There are tons of sites on the internet that can help you land a good job.<p>But you'd better be careful, or you'll find yourself wasting all your time surfing the web instead of actually applying for roles.<p>So, which sites should you stick to when you're trying to land a new gig?<p>Business Insider spoke …

She started composting. Who knew red wigglers and worm poop were so interesting?

I have 1,000 worms living in a bin in my basement, eating the fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, along with eggshells, coffee grounds and tea bags. It smells lovely down there, and Charles Darwin would approve. He wrote his last book about worms and their ability to add nutrients to the …

Gardening

eSports is on the brink of becoming a billion-dollar industry

eSports is on the brink of becoming a billion-dollar industry. It's growing exponentially fast, and in Asia it was recently announced that eSports would become a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.<p>Despite eSports' swift audience growth, when it comes to brand sponsorships, the …

How the Dust Bowl Environmental Disaster Impacted the US Economy

The Dust Bowl is an environmental disaster that hit the Midwest in the 1930s. A combination of a severe water shortage and harsh farming techniques …

Weather

Meet Tarzan - the robot designed to monitor crops

A robot designed to swing between cables suspended over crop rows to monitor plants has been developed by US university Georgia Tech.<p>The prototype robot, called Tarzan, will gather information about the plants and send it to the farmer.<p>The team plan to test Tarzan on a soybean farm later this year …

Cosmic Star Heroine Is Like A Cross Between Phantasy Star And Chrono Trigger

If you’re one of the many JRPG fans upset that Sega gave up on proper <i>Phantasy Star</i> games after the Genesis, here is a game for you: <i>Cosmic Star …

Chrono Trigger

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Black Hole "Images" Could Throw Modern Physics Into Disarray

What truths does Sagittarius A* hold?<p>If all things go well, we’re about to finally see what a black hole looks like, as the Event Horizon Telescope …

Black Holes

Inside The Computerized Lettuce Factory Of The Future

High-tech farms in urban warehouses can grow 100 times more food using 95% less water than old-fashioned operations depending on soil and sunshine.<p>Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It's all a …

No-Knead Peasant Bread

Combine the bread flour, whole-wheat flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Add 11/2 cups lukewarm water (about 100 degrees F) and mix with your …

Want more crop variety? Researchers propose using CRISPR to accelerate plant domestication

Out of the more than 300,000 plant species in existence, only three species—rice, wheat, and maize—account for most of the plant matter that humans …

Genetics

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Scientist Jeff Leach is …

Microbiology