Michael Tsang

493 Flips | 2 Magazines | 7 Likes | 1 Following | @MickT | Keep up with Michael Tsang on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michael Tsang”

You’re Wiping Your Butt All Wrong and Probably Injuring Yourself

Butt hurt? You’re not alone. Americans are shit at bathroom hygiene—and now we’re paying the pricePeople are so bad at wiping their butts, doctors …

Plumbing

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Clean Energy

Manscaping: Let’s Talk About It

<i>Should you be trimming your body hair?</i><p><i>This post is sponsored by Amazon and Philips.</i><p>In case you’ve been living under a rock or covering your eyes and …

Grooming

16 Best Low-Maintenance Dog Breeds For People Who Work Full Time

You're a dog lover, and you <i>dream</i> of the day that you can bring home your own pup and kick off a life of canine/owner bliss. Join the club. I've been …

Pets

If My Partner Is HIV Positive, How Can I Protect Myself?

Everything you need to know about the available treatments<p>Not long ago, it was common for gay and bisexual men and others at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, to engage in “serosorting,” or choosing a romantic partner based on shared HIV status. “Someone who was HIV positive had …

Public Health

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

Great White Sharks Have A Secret 'Cafe,' And They Led Scientists Right To It

Great white sharks have a "hidden life" that is becoming a lot less hidden thanks to a scientific expedition that has been years in the making.<p>Scientists used to think the apex predators moved up and down the western coast of North America, snacking in waters with lots of food close to shore. …

White Shark

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on.<p>The malware is capable of blocking web traffic, collecting …

Cybersecurity

Throwing Off Your Body's Biological Clock Could Put You at Risk for Depression

A new study says staying awake all night could be linked to mood disorders.<p>People who were more active at night were at increased risk of depression, according to a new study<br>• Researchers believe that your internal clock is confused when you are more active at night<br>• More studies are needed to …

How Middled-aged Men Can Slash Their Risk of Heart Failure By 30%

If you’re going to try your damnedest to live to be 100, you’ve got to make some lifestyle changes in your 50s. Namely, you’ve got to ramp up your …

Drug Users Are Happiest Doing Heroin and Cocaine in Very Predictable Places

For people dealing with addiction, these places should be avoided.<p>People do drugs because it makes them feel good. Or, at the very least, less bad. …

Drug Addiction

What Is Business Casual? Here Are 9 Classic Looks for Men.

'Business casual' can mean a lot of different things. Here's how you can dress to make sure you fit any definition.<p>8 min read<p>You’ve done the hard part. You’ve found a job, impressed through the interview process and accepted an offer. Now you just need to make a great impression on your …

Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

New research demonstrates that injecting synthetically designed nanofibers in mice helps to break up the arterial plaque that is a hallmark of …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

Photography

Want to Lose Weight? This Behavioral Economics Lesson May Help You Cash in

Looking at obesity through an economic lens can be a powerful new way to change thinking and finally get the body you want.<p>"You can never be too rich or too thin" is an old saying, often attributed to the Duchess of Windsor. Of course, it comes off as snooty — if she had coined it today, imagine …

Weight Loss

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet …

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Medical Research

How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free

In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft’s bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall Windows on licensed machines. A federal appeals court this week upheld the sentence …

Why You Should Check Your Partner for Testicular Cancer—and How to Do It

You might be the first to notice something's off about his health. I was.<p>Jimmy and I were luxuriating in bed one lazy weekend morning in December …

8 Big Lies About Sugar We Should Unlearn

There are a few things we can all say for sure about sugar. Number one, it tastes great. And number two? It’s really, really confusing.<p>While we can …

Nutrition

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Biology

Can I Live With Less Salt?

New science rebukes claims of salt being benign. It also says food will taste better after adjusting to less. Let's see.<p>The childhood origins of the experiment<p>When I was a kid, my mom and stepfather switched from salted butter to unsalted. I remember the unsalted tasted bland, like nothing. I …

Bad News for President Trump

The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.<p>One feature of the truth is that it doesn’t change much. A lie is hard to sustain. The details may change in each retelling because the liar is not actually remembering the events, but instead remembering the telling of the events. The truth, by …

Donald Trump

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

19 Dogs Who Pushed Their Owners To Their Absolute Limits

Still cute tho.

Merck Immunotherapy Drug Shines In Lung Cancer Study

There's encouraging news for cancer treatments that stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells. A widely used immunotherapy drug appears to be useful in a greater number of patients with lung cancer.<p>The drug called Keytruda, or pembrolizumab, is already prescribed to a group of patients who …