Miguel Vazquez

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A Giant US Retail Corporation Just Filed a Patent For Autonomous Robot Bees

This is not scary at all. Nope.<p>Like an episode out of <i>Black Mirror</i>, Walmart has filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees, technically called …

Black Mirror

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

"Walking Fish" Discovery Scraps Evolutionary Theory of Human Locomotion

Forget what you learned in high school biology.<p>Walking is a lot more complicated than putting one foot in front of the other. For that to happen, …

Biology

China Says We Don't Want Your Plastic

For years, China has been the top importer of recyclable material, taking in about half of the world's plastics and paper and turning the rubbish …

Sustainability

An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump

There are good reasons to be wary of impeachment talk. Congressional Republicans show zero interest, and they’re the ones in charge. Democrats, for their part, need to focus on retaking Congress, and railing about impeachment probably won’t help them win votes.<p>But let’s set aside realpolitik for a …

Donald Trump

How does fiber prevent weight gain?

By promoting the growth of gut bacteria, dietary fiber could prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome, and unwanted changes in the intestine, according to …

New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Tech & Science Physics Chemistry Star Trek Nanoparticles light invisibility DNA optics<p>In a huge achievement spanning both chemistry and physics, …

First Blue Moon Total Eclipse in 150 Years Happening This Month

Early on the morning of Jan. 31, 2018, millions of onlookers will get to watch a total eclipse of the moon. And not just <i>any</i> total eclipse. This one's …

Melting glaciers are pushing down the bottom of the ocean

As the Earth’s largest chunks of ice continue to get smaller and smaller, sea levels have risen. All that melting ice has to go somewhere, so as it …

Global Warming

You Can Reverse the Effects of Being a Couch Potato, But Here’s What It’ll Take

Sitting too much can be deadly. But all hope is not lost, even for the most committed of couch potatoes: In a new study published in the journal</i> …

Half of all multivitamins don't do what they claim — here's how to pick the right one

Millions of us take multivitamins daily to make up for any nutritional shortfalls, but new research suggests that we may not be getting what we paid for. Fully 46 percent of the multivitamins tested by Consumer Lab failed to live up to their labels. Researchers tested 35 popular multivitamins for …

7 of the World's Most Expensive Cities and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

For the urban travel aficionado, the world's biggest, baddest, and most expensive cities have unmatched allure. Places like New York City, Tokyo, and …

My Medic’s rugged first-aid kit is a must-have for your outdoor adventures

Along with food, water, and extra layers, a well-stocked first aid kit is considered one of the 10 essentials of hiking. But more often then not, …

New Orleans Beignets

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Make the yeast mixture: Combine yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

The Keto diet: The low-carb plan that promises maximum weight loss

The Ketogenic diet could help you lose weight quickly without calorie counting – but should you try it?<p>Ever tried giving up bread and pasta to shift …

Weight Loss

'The Simpsons' predicted that Disney would buy Fox 19 years ago — and it's not the only time it has accurately predicted the future

The deal also means that "The Simpsons" will be owned by Disney. That should make your head spin a little.<p>But this isn't the only time that "The Simpsons" has managed to wow us with its ability to predict the future.<p>"The Simpsons" has been running for over 27 years, so it's inevitable that some …

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees.<p>Step 2<p>Layer 1: In 9 X 13 casserole dish, melt 1/2 stick of butter. Spread shredded chicken over …

David Attenborough Warns: Sixth Mass Extinction Is Imminent

The beloved Planet Earth narrator isn't optimistic.<p>Fitting perfectly with the perpetual dumpster fire that has been 2017, certified nature daddy Sir …

Biodiversity

A New Type of Steel Kills Bacteria With Nanospikes

In an age when bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best antibiotics and the words “E. coli” can shut down your favorite local …

Microbiology

Fasting diets such as 5:2 could make people smarter, finds study

Intermittent fasting diets such as the popular 5:2 could improve memory and learning capabilities, finds study.<p>While this type of regime is typically …

Egg Foo Young

Preheat a griddle over medium heat and brush it with some oil.<p>Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the chicken, mushrooms, bean sprouts, …

Recipes

The OXYGEN Bomb: Place This Wherever You Want To CLEAR Toxins And Negative Energy From The Air In Your Home

Do you often suffer from headaches, dizziness, or get colds every once in a while even though you take good care of yourself? If the answer is yes, …

5 small appliances that'll change the way you cook forever

Sometime around 2012, I turned my back on kitchen gadgets. I was setting up a new apartment and took the opportunity to go minimalist and rely on a small arsenal of basic tools. A knife, basic pots and pans, and little luxuries -- like a potato peeler -- would be enough to accomplish meals for one …

Kitchens

What is an IRA? Everything you need to know

A closer look at what you need to know before opening an individual retirement account.<p>If you’re thinking about how you can save for retirement, …

Experts Say the Keto Diet May Have an Unexpected Emotional Benefit

We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? "It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you'll find personal stories of …

Laser-Powered Fusion Reactor Could Create Limitless Electricity Without Creating Radioactive Waste

Like all good things it involves giant lasers.<p>Fusion has the potential to solve the energy crisis once and for all. By harnessing the same reaction …