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An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

Amid growing interest in halal food, Navy Pier festival to celebrate Muslim lifestyle

Thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims alike are expected to attend the inaugural I Heart Halal festival on Navy Pier this weekend, an event that’s billed as the first halal lifestyle festival in America.<p>Both nationally and in Chicago, the population of Muslims is increasing, and there’s a heightened …

Islamic Law

Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

<b>"Good bacteria" - what are they, will they make me healthy and how do I get some?</b><p>To find out I took the unusual , and rather disgusting, step of donating my poo to science.<p>Microbes live on, and in, all of us and they even outnumber our own human cells.<p>But their favourite spot - and where they live …

Microbiology

There's a Link Between Autism And Epilepsy, And Scientists Might Have Figured It Out

Their brains can't calm down.<p>Researchers have discovered why a mutated gene causes seizures in some children who have autism.<p>Autism spectrum disorder …

Autism

Lawyer bots take the hassle out of fighting parking tickets and property taxes — and could cost local governments real revenue

A new pain for cities.<p>After finding a parking ticket lashed to his windshield, Seattle resident Dan Lear normally would have bitten the bullet and paid up, even though he felt misled by street signage.<p>Instead, Lear decided to try his luck with DoNotPay, a free bot service that streamlines the …

New York City

Gut microbe drives autoimmunity

A study found that a certain gut microbe can trigger autoimmune disease in mice that are prone to such disease and identified the same microbe in …

Medical Research

Learn the secret tricks of Google Analytics

We make no secret of how we keep the AATowers fridge stocked: We find <b>great deals</b> on things you might like, some of <b>you like them</b>, you buy them, and we get a little kick-back. <b>It’s win-win</b>.<p>What might not be so obvious to the uninitiated is how we know which products you respond to and which you don’t. …

Google Analytics

People Are Suing Equifax in Small Claims Court and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

Just imagine $5,500 times 143 million, and you'll see why this could be big trouble.<p>Last September, Christian Haigh learned he was one of the 143 million people in the U.S. whose information was hacked in the Equifax breach.<p>As you might recall, Equifax issued an apology that was almost laughable. …

Equifax

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Mockups

Apple Watch KardiaBand can detect high potassium levels without a needle

AliveCor’s KardiaBand is a watchband designed for the Apple Watch that can read the electrical activity of the heart and produce an electrocardiogram …

What's in the IV bag? Studies show safer option than saline

New research calls into question what's in those IV bags that nearly every hospitalized patient gets. Using a different intravenous fluid instead of the usual saline greatly reduced the risk of death or kidney damage, two large studies found.<p>The difference could mean 50,000 to 70,000 fewer deaths …

Medicine

How to Fly the Best First-Class Seats, Cheaper Than Economy

Airline industry experts have been proclaiming the death of first class for years. While some airlines have done away with it altogether, others are …

American Airlines

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

Canadian Doctors Warn Medical Pot Is Overhyped

More and more people, young and old, are fast becoming fans of legalized weed, Jeff Sessions notwithstanding. That popularity has been greatly aided …

Man ‘cured’ of HIV through gene editing holds hope for others

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell’s HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and …

How to find everything Google Home can do

Google Home can do much more than it's given credit for. Here's a website that will show you all it's capable of.<p>One of the biggest boons for Amazon's Alexa speakers were third-party skills. Now with over 30,000 skills available, there isn't much Alexa can't do. Similarly, Google Home has its own …

Apps

Is the Tesla Roof Worth the Cost?

It really all depends on where you live.<p>Self-driving electric cars? Rad!! A Hyperloop train that can get you from New York to L.A. in a few hours? No …

Tesla

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

It could improve millions of lives.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a new clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet …

White Sand Beaches Where You Can Plan That Vacation You've Been Daydreaming About

The image of a flawless beach is one that often includes white sand — and palm trees, clear water, and blue skies, of course.<p>Though many of the …

New Study Shows What Would Happen If the US Went Vegan

If you were to ask all of your friends what an ideal society looks like, I’m sure you’d receive vastly different answers. Maybe someone will suggest …

Agriculture

Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs

WASHINGTON — For several decades, a consensus has grown that reining in the United States’ $3.2 trillion annual medical bill begins with changing the way doctors are paid: Instead of compensating them for every appointment, service and procedure, they should be paid based on the quality of their …

Health Care

The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

Study Shows How a Low Calorie Diet Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

We now know why it works.<p>New research reveals the mechanisms through which low calorie diets can reverse type 2 diabetes in animals, and if those …

Cost of Heated Driveway Systems vs. Portable Mats

If the cost of heated driveways were lower, would more people own them? Probably, especially those with driveways on the side of a steep hill: It may …

Home Improvement

Ready and Rarin' To Go For Fall Weekend Getaways in Texas

Texas summers are notoriously long and hot. So when autumn eases the thermometer back down, residents of the Lone Star State start to party. From …

Debunking Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘The Big Lie’

If you’re a liberal in America, you’ve seen your fair share of conservative spin. But you’ve probably never known the name of arguably the most …

Rebelle Rally: Driving in the U.S.'s Only All-Female Endurance Road Race

It was 4 p.m. and 90 degrees when we finally decided to give up. For hours, Jaclyn and I had been inching our Jeep Rubicon along a dusty unmarked road in the Mojave National Preserve, eventually finding ourselves trapped in a high-walled canyon. We had no idea how far off course we were: Two miles? …

Adventure Travel

Why the 2024 total solar eclipse may 'outshine' 2017

Mark your calendars now for the Great North American Eclipse of April 8, 2024.<p>The first total solar eclipse in nearly a century not only has injected …

Inconceivable

Did You Hurt Your Eyes by Looking at the Solar Eclipse? You Won't Know Until Tomorrow

Shortly after a total solar eclipse swept across America on Monday, many eclipse gazers took to social media to complain about their eyes hurting or …

Solar Eclipse