Michael Schneider

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Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

Two years ago, he clung to life, fighting a mystery illness. Now he could win Olympic gold.

By Adam Kilgore<p>, Reporter<p>PARK CITY, Utah — During the 10 days he spent near death, Torin Yater-Wallace had recurring dreams he still cannot explain. In one, he flew to 10 different states, strapped to a gurney with doctors fluttering around him and cords hooked to his body, like an episode of …

Salt Lake City

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories

William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law …

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”<p>KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting …

Why women tend to avoid sex as they age

New research investigates the reasons behind why aging women tend to lose interest in sex after going through menopause.<p>The findings will be …

Urinary Incontinence

Why one region of the US will survive climate change better than any other, according to urban planners

Somewhere that's warm but not too warm, free from hurricanes and flood-causing downpours, and close to a body of water yet far enough to avoid the threat of sea-level rise.<p>Which places does that leave? According to climate scientists and urban planners, not a lot.<p>"The bottom line is it's going to …

Climate Change

Is Time Travel Possible, According To Science?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time? Not at the standard, “boring” rate that we normally do — at one second per second — but either:<p>faster, so that you wound up far into the future while remaining the same age,<br>• slower, so that you could accomplish much more than anyone else over the same …

Physics

Weak economy collides with Trump's lofty rhetoric

A White House that seized credit for strong economic data in its early days now faces disappointing figures a few months in.<p>NEW YORK — The U.S. economy was not great again in the first quarter of Donald Trump’s presidency.<p>The Commerce Department said Friday that gross domestic product expanded at …

Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn’t Want Anybody to Know

It was January 27, 1908, at the Columbia Theater in St. Louis and Harry Houdini was about to debut his first theatrical performance. The great master …

Genetic Testing Offers New Hope for Children with Brain Cancer - MIT Technology Review

In the past 30 years, childhood deaths from cancer have declined by 50 percent overall, but those from pediatric brain cancer have only decreased by …

Cancer

Trump picks Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate former New Mexico Republican Rep. Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary, the White House announced on Monday.<p>Wilson, who served in Congress for a decade until 2009, has been the president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology since 2013. She’s a …

How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found

After decades of speculation and searching, a signal came through. It promises to change our understanding of the universe.<p><i>Note: On October 3, 2017, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics would be awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, three</i> …

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This 'Stuffing Matrix' Will Produce The Ultimate Thanksgiving Side

It's so easy.<p>No Thanksgiving spread is complete without good stuffing, but if you're feeling overwhelmed about cooking it all, Bon Appetit's definitive "Stuffing Matrix" is here to make it a little easier.<p>Once you know the basics, you can easily <b>design your own</b> from scratch: Here's how.<p>Choose your …

Recipes

This Glowing Rock Wants to Monitor Your Internet of Things - MIT Technology Review

There’s a smooth, dark brown stone sitting in front of me on the table with a bright circle pulsing on its face—a signal, apparently, about the …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director is making brand new action-strategy RPG

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> director JJ Abrams is working with Infinity Blade and Shadow Complex developer Chair Entertainment on a brand new game, the studio announced today. Called Spyjinx, the action-strategy game is expect to launch for PC and mobile devices in 2016.<p>The game is being developed …

10 Things We Learned at Snoop Dogg’s Denver Weed Launch

There’s something almost too perfect about Snoop Dogg — a man who once claimed to smoke 81 blunts <i>a day</i> — coming to a town nicknamed the Mile High …

Pope Francis Visits Florence: Pictures

No, Champagne Won't Improve Your Memory (But These 7 Things Will)

PSA!<p>We all love a good excuse to drink Champagne, but unfortunately, sharpening your memory isn't it.<p>A 2013 study out of the United Kingdom resurfaced on social media this week, with headlines claiming that drinking up to three glasses of Champagne may protect you from memory loss associated with …

You Asked: Is Pregnancy Brain A Myth?

Forgetfulness. Lack of focus. Occasional foggy-mindedness. Ask a new or expectant mom if “pregnancy brain” is real, and most will laugh (or groan) …

The 11 most explosive moments of the GOP debate

The Fox Business News moderators are keeping themselves out of the crosshairs, but the Republican debate on Tuesday night still had plenty of memorable moments. Below are some of the best:<p><b>1. Trump’s back.</b><p>After a low-energy performance in the last debate, Trump came out punching and wisecracking on …

Get Ready for Republican Debate No. 3 with Flipboard Topics

The Republican presidential candidates will meet for the third time on stage, this Wednesday. Nearly two months after their first debate, the players are mostly the same but the dynamics in the field are still shifting. Ben Carson recently pulled ahead of Donald Trump nationally and in Iowa, …

Ben Carson

Know Your Lox and Nova from Your Gravlax

Because you're not really a deli pro unless you can pick out your lox and nova from your gravlax.<p>Deli speak is a language all its own: "I'll have an everything bialy with schmear and lox, please." Yet the hardest part of making it up to the counter—besides figuring out what you actually want to …

Avoid These Lasagna Common Mistakes; You Are Too Good for Mushy Noodles

You know what's always good? Homemade lasagna. Unless it's bad. Avoid these pasta pitfalls, and make a better pan of everyone's favorite casserole.<p>There is nothing like a good pan of lasagna. Gooey, cheesy, packed with carbs—this just might be the perfect comfort food. But screw it up, and we're …

GOP Debate Recap: ‘Spotlight turns to Rubio’

<i>The third Republican presidential debate Wednesday, hosted by CNBC, was filled with sharp attacks, honed rhetoric and lighthearted moments. We spoke with CNN Politics Executive Editor Mark Preston after the debate to break down where the race stands and what to expect next on the road to the White</i> …

Government

McDonald's new gray hamburgers are making people uncomfortable

The Modern China Burger, which has gray buns, will be available in China until Nov. 3, <i>Time Out Beijing</i> reports.<p>While restaurants have experimented with black burgers in the past, like Burger King's jet black kuro burger in Japan, the Internet has seemed skeptical of McDonald's gray iteration, to …

McDonald's

From 1976: The Case for the Cab - MIT Technology Review

“The urban traveler wants good door-to-door service which is free from waiting, walking, transferring, and crowding and which provides comfort, …

Transportation

2016 Election: Washington Post Reporter Calls Race ‘Amusing’ and ‘Trumpy’

<i>The ever-interesting 2016 presidential election has been dominated lately by whether or not Joe Biden will enter the race (he announced Wednesday he would not), Hillary Clinton‘s “controversies” and polling numbers, and Donald Trump‘s continued strength in the Republican field. To break down what’s</i> …

Government

Chef Puts Eggs In A Ziploc And Shows A Unique Way To Cook A Breakfast Favorite

The omelet is perhaps the most versatile breakfast item out there. It's a simple enough recipe to master and you can fill it with just about anything …

Breakfast