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Deadly Cashew Nut Oil Is Poised to Take On Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

They're so toxic they can rip your skin apart on contact. But that virulence is what makes them perfect candidates for a new wave of …

Immune System

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Periodic Table

Improve your pivot to pure it like Tommy Fleetwood

A better turn through is the secret to clean iron strikes<p>British Open week is always a fun time to hear charming turns of phrase from the other side of the pond. One of the most descriptive examples works particularly well for Tommy Fleetwood, who once again tore up a major championship venue with …

Golf

Your Washing Machine Has a Secret Drain Trap That Needs to Be Cleaned Out If You Want It to Work Properly

If you're a busy mom with lots of clothes to wash, you need to know how to clean a washing machine drain. "Wait, but I've never done that before — …

Cleaning

I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

Caribbean

Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

ADHD Drugs Aren't Doing What You Think, Scientists Warn 'Smart Pill' Users

"Young people are using this drug as a performance-enhancing agent."<p>About an hour before any organic chemistry final, there’s usually a student …

The Brain

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

British Open 2018: 11 scotches to drink for breakfast while watching The Open

Scotch. Scotch. Scotch. We love scotch....and, for that matter, golf. So to celebrate The Open’s return to the ancestral home of both, we decided to whip up the ultimate Open Championship drinking guide. Whether you’re looking for a noon-cap or a wake-up call (RIP West Coast golf fans), these 11 …

Whiskey

Egyptian archaeologists reveal contents of mysterious giant sarcophagus in Alexandria

Egyptian archaeologists have opened a mysterious 30-ton black sarcophagus to find the skeletons of what are thought to be three ancient warriors floating in red sewage water.<p>The world has been transfixed by the unopened 2,000-year-old sarcophagus since it was discovered in Alexandria several weeks …

Archaeology

Golf Hacks: Perfect shots with improved timing

Ever wondered what a golfer meant when they remarked how smooth another player’s swing is?<p>Let us clear it up for you. Strike your shots perfectly by …

Golf

This video explains what that mystery symbol on your camera is

There are many symbols on our cameras these days. Most of them are next to buttons that have a function. And we usually instinctively know what those …

Videography

How magnetized wire can detect cancer cells in your blood

A fascinating cancer detection technique has been developed by scientists at Stanford University. The process involves a small magnetic wire being …

Cancer

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

Archaeologists prepare to open huge granite sarcophagus in Egypt

Archaeologists are preparing to open a large black granite sarcophagus unearthed in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria.<p>At almost two metres high and three metres in length, the sarcophagus is the largest of its kind to be discovered intact in the ancient city. It was found alongside a large …

Archaeology

Ghostly particle caught in polar ice ushers in new way to look at the universe

If astronomers are right, a ghostly particle that lit up an instrumented swath of ice beneath the South Pole on 22 September last year was a …

Physics

The Problem with Hogan

One night, in 1922, Chester Hogan, a rural Texas blacksmith, was arguing with his wife. Then he went into another room, pulled a .38 revolver from his bag, and shot himself. According to some accounts, his 9-year-old son, Ben, was in the room with him.<p>What did Ben Hogan witness—did he see the …

Golf

Does Hot or Cold Water Freeze Faster? We Finally Have The Answer.

If you want to freeze water fast, here's the right water temperature to use.<p>Get ready to head back to your high school chemistry class, because it’s …

Chemistry

Gravitational Waves Hold Key to Knowing How Fast the Universe Is Expanding

The universe has been expanding ever since it began. But the question on every astrophysicist’s mind is: <i>How fast?</i> Scientists have proposed more than …

Universe

Researchers discover why the CRISPR gene editing system sometimes fails

The CRISPR gene editing revolution is less than a decade old and scientists are still learning how best to deploy this ground-breaking technique. A …

Genetics

J.K. Rowling's brutal tweet just summed up the absolute state of British politics

Another day, another dose of Brexit-themed mayhem.<p>Brexit has been a source of intense confusion and uncertainty pretty much since the vote got passed …

Great Britain

'It's Not That the Story Was Buried.' What Americans in the 1930s Really Knew About What Was Happening in Germany

Few are as aware that the news is the first draft of history as is the team behind a recently opened exhibition at the United States Holocaust …

Great Depression

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away?<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of graphene, a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, …

Graphene

'Oldest known extract' of Homer's Odyssey discovered in Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey".<p>A team of Greek and German researchers found it on an engraved clay plaque in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games in the Peloponnese …

Ancient History

Epigenetics study finds fathers pass cold weather "experience" down to kids

While your genes are more or less set in stone, the way they're expressed can be changed by environmental or lifestyle factors, and there's evidence …

Genetics

Biblical 'Spies' Revealed in 1,500-Year-Old Mosaic

Science & Innovation<p>An ancient depiction of Moses' scouts in Canaan has been discovered in an "unparalleled" house of worship in Israel.<p>Noah's ark, the splitting of the Red Sea, perhaps even a visit from Alexander the Great: Since 2012, these colorful scenes have slowly emerged as archaeologists …

Archaeology

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Biology

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Roman women

How much is known about the lives of women in ancient Rome? From breastfeeding to unusual beauty regimes, women who lived in the Roman empire would …

Ancient History

Basic Yet Practical Tips One Can Take to Become a Better Golfer

You are here because your golf game is not improving and you need help. Well, you need not to go far and seek advanced methodologies to start seeing …

Golf

How To Tie The Perfect Windsor Knot In 5 Simple Steps

Named after the Duke of Windsor, tying your tie with the Windsor knot is a sure-fire way of proving you mean business in the boardroom while your tie …

Men's Fashion