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It turns out Albert Einstein was pretty smart after all

<b>(CNN) —</b> Albert Einstein is universally regarded to be a pretty smart guy. His theory of special relativity taught us about counterintuitive truths of nature, such as how stationary and moving clocks tick at different speeds and the inability to travel faster than light. And his theory of general …

Physics

Scientists edit heart muscle gene in stem cells, may be able to predict risk

<b>(CNN) —</b> In our human genome, there are many elusive genetic variants related to medical conditions, but the impact of these variants to actually cause a disease has not been conclusively determined -- or ruled out.<p>In other words, the impact certain variants could have on your health remains a …

Genetics

14 Easy Food Swaps To Make Your Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks Healthier

Cut calories and sugar with a few simple replacements.<p>Many meals like salad and spaghetti can be made healthier by swapping fattening toppings like cheese with tasty alternatives.<br>• These replacements will help you cut extra calories and get in more nutrients.<br>• Commercially made items like spaghetti …

7 Ways to Stop Coughing

No one likes a lingering cough. Luckily, there are ways to get rid of it.<p>Coughs suck—and they tend to stick around longer than other cold symptoms. A 2013 study found the average cough lasts 18 days. That’s a long time to be hacking up phlegm.<p>"Coughing is a symptom rather than a diagnosis," says …

Physicists Used Atomic Clocks to Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in a 14-Year Experiment

A foundational thought experiment in Einstein’s theory of general relativity just got its most precise confirmation ever by turning the entire Earth into a laboratory.<p>Monday, physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology published the results of a 14-year experiment that used …

Physics

Physicists Say They Have Evidence For A New Fundamental Particle

Physicists' understanding of the nature of the universe has taken a blow. An experiment with neutrinos has produced a result that breaks the rules scientists think govern the subatomic world.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>This story of a tiny particle could be really big. Physicists say they have …

Physics

Solar Cell Breakthrough Could Make Panels Far More Efficient, Study Says

The material transforms photons from the sun into a totally different quasiparticle, a plasmon.<p>One hurdle for solar energy proponents and the …

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

Is Humanity Ignoring Our First Chance For A Mission To An Oort Cloud Object?

In 2003, scientists discovered an object beyond Neptune that was unlike any other: Sedna. While there were larger dwarf planets beyond Neptune, and comets that would travel farther from the Sun, Sedna was unique for how far it always remained from the Sun. It always remained more than twice as …

Astronomy

Pizza Study Reveals Biological Differences in People Who Can Maintain Weight

It could be hard-wired.<p>Scientists cruelly observed in January that the more weight you have to lose, the harder it can be to lose it. For people …

Diabetes

A New Supplement, Basis, Could Change the Way You Age

Elysium Health’s new supplement, Basis, can help keep your body healthy into old age<p>“I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” It’s the mantra for …

Medicine

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Why moms poop during childbirth... and why it might actually be beneficial

When Nancy Redd was pregnant with her first child, her birth coach dropped some truth about labor’s dirty secret.<p>“She said, ‘You need to listen to (me) and listen good. You are going to feel like you need to poop, and you are going to poop … Just relax and act like you are on the can and you’ll be …

How Come Cosmic Inflation Doesn't Break The Speed Of Light?

When you think about where the Universe came from, you likely think about the hot Big Bang as our origins. According to the Big Bang, we began with an early, dense, uniform state of high-energy matter and radiation, which then expanded, cooled and clumped together to become the Universe we inhabit …

Universe

8 Ways Stress Makes You Sick

A little stress can be healthy. A lot can be very damaging.<p>We all deal with stress from time to time. And in many ways, a little stress can be healthy.<p>In fact, acute bouts of stress—that is, stress that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours—can promote stronger immune functioning, …

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

Nutrition

Why Your Deodorant Might Be Making You Flabby, Tired, and Impotent

Chemicals in scented products like deodorant, shampoo, and cologne have been linked to a wide range of health risks. The scariest part? We don't know just how many there are<p>From shampoo to soap to deodorant to hair wax, most products these days are heavily scented. In fact, you may be piling on …

What Is Jackfruit? Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

The tropical fruit is on the rise, according to a 2018 food trends forecast. But how do you, uh, actually eat it?<p>Unless you're a connoisseur of exotic fruits, you've probably never heard of jackfruit. Originating from Southeast Asia, Brazil, and Africa, jackfruit is a tree-borne, tropical fruit. …

Nutrition

Master Amazon Web Services and you could be on your way to a six figure salary

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that offers cloud computing platforms through paid subscriptions, so you can host your important …

Cult condiments: 12 of the best hot sauces, tried and tested for both heat and flavour

Hot sauce is a condiment with fervent disciples. Trend spotters used to talk about coffee beans and craft beers; now, they're all talking about Bitcoin and chilli peppers.<p>A discussion of a preference for sriracha (a Thai-inspired concoction commonly made with chilli paste, distilled vinegar, …

Neuroscientists Have Followed a Thought as It Moves Through The Brain

We didn't think it was possible.<p>A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented …

The Brain

This Researcher Says Diabetes Is Not Always Chronic. Here’s How to Cure It

Nearly half of the people in a new clinical trial reversed the condition with this method<p>If you Google type 2 diabetes, reliable sources—like the National Institutes of Health website—will tell you that it’s a chronic condition.<p>But Newcastle University researcher Roy Taylor, M.D., begs to …

Game-changing discovery: Scientists believe massive ice sheets on Mars could create oxygen for humans - IBTimes India

"You can go out with a bucket and shovel and just collect as much water as you need," author of the study said.<p>Researchers previously believed that …

Big Cats, a nature series that keeps pace with Blue Planet II: review

The biggest challenge facing any wildlife documentary is the genre’s constant upping of the wonder bar. Every time a series like Blue Planet II comes along, wowing all who watch it, the bar gets raised another notch. So it’s fascinating to see natural history series like <b>Big Cats</b> (BBC Two) respond …

The best way to answer 'Why are you leaving your job?' without making your interviewer worry

There are many reasons why you might have left your last job, and not all of them are rosy. Perhaps you worked for a toxic boss, or you met obstacles on your way up the ladder. Or, maybe you were just plain bored with your work.<p>When an interviewer asks why you want to leave your current job, he or …

Caulipower Packs Veggies Into Pizza Crust

A nutritious new year food hack packs more veggies into your diet with everyone's favorite snack: pizza! Cauliflower is the super-food base for …

Healthy Eating

NASA's $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Mind-Meltingly Gorgeous New Images of Jupiter

?<p>NASA's $US1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas …

There's Now "Very Strong Evidence" That Alcohol Can Directly Damage DNA

Well, crap.<p>There is an increasing body of evidence linking alcohol consumption to an increased cancer risk - and now scientists in the UK believe …

Genetics