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A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

The patients were gravely ill, their hearts scarred by infections or heart attacks. In each, the electrical system that maintains a regular heartbeat had been short-circuited.<p>They suffered frequent bursts of rapid heartbeats, which can end in sudden death. The condition kills an estimated 325,000 …

Medicine

Here's What Juno Discovered When It Flew Through Jupiter's Great Red Spot

That storm is older than any living human.<p>Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm like nothing this world has ever seen.<p>This crimson-hued anticyclone …

Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascendance of the Electric Motor

If you were going to kick off a technological revolution, you’d be hard-pressed to do it with more pizazz than Tesla with its electric cars. Flashy, …

Scientists pinpoint link between climate change and Hurricane Harvey's record rainfall

Climate change fueled some of the record rainfall Hurricane Harvey dumped on the Houston area in August.<p>Two new scientific studies find warmer temperatures caused by global warming likely increased the amount of rain that fell over the Gulf region during the storm by between 15 and 38 percent.<p>Some …

Archaeologists discover a crude ancient weapon that could kill a man with a single blow

When an ancient wooden club was yanked from its watery grave in the River Thames in England many months ago, archaeologists didn’t quite know what to …

The 10 most popular workouts of 2017

The trendiest workouts of 2017 went far beyond the mat.<p>Instead of slow, body-flexing stretches and heart-pumping balances, the most popular exercises this year focused on fast and intense moves.<p>Here they are, ranked by how often they appeared in Google searches — along with what the science says …

Van Allen Belt Mystery Solved With Student-Built Satellite

Oh, that Van Allen Belt—online crackpots love to use Earth’s belt of radiation to bolster their Moon landing conspiracies, suggesting it could be too …

What to do if you're in a crowd of panicking people

Basically, don't panic.<p>On December 11, 2017, a pipe bomb detonated at the Port Authority bus station in New York City. Five people were injured from the blast, but no one was seriously harmed in the quick evacuation that followed.<p>That’s not always the case. In 2005 reports of a bomber in Baghdad …

Concerts

7 ways to get more out of your Costco membership

Joining the warehouse club can lead to some major savings, but you have to use it to reap those rewards.<p><b>Costco</b> makes its money -- at least most of it -- whether its members shop at its warehouses or not. The retailer earns about 75% of its profits from membership fees.<p>That doesn't mean Costco …

Personal Finance

Oreo update begins going out to Android Wear smartwatches today

It’s not often that we get news regarding Android Wear, but that’s exactly what’s happened today, and it’s pretty exciting news at that.<p>Android Oreo …

Budget Smartphones Are About To Get Better And Cheaper With Android Oreo Go

There are two billion devices on earth running Google’s Android system right now. That’s a staggering number no matter how one looks at it, least of which when taking into consideration that an Android device can mean so, so many different things.<p>Whereas Apple can develop iOS knowing exactly the …

Android News

Mark Cuban's One Rule for Investing in Bitcoin

It's pretty simple.<p>Bitcoin is hotter than ever. Is it time for the average investor to get some skin in the game?<p>Only if you’ve got cash to spare, …

Bitcoin tops $17,000; hack raises concerns ahead of US trade

TOKYO (AP) — Bitcoin surged past $17,000 Thursday as the frenzy surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before it starts trading on …

Cryptocurrency

What is bitcoin? Here are answers to your 12 biggest questions on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

One of the luckiest moves you could have made this year would have been to buy bitcoin in the middle of January, when one unit of the …

10 Ways to Secure Your Identity for Free

According to Javelin Strategy & Research<b>,</b> identity thieves stole $16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion …

Elon Musk Says Humans Need to Read This Book to Prepare for A.I.

Elon Musk wants us to prepare for the worst. The tech entrepreneur recommended a new book released on Tuesday, written by MIT professor Max Tegmark, …

I Spent 7 Bucks At Panera And Got To See These 4 Priceless Leadership Lessons In Action | Inc.com

This post cost me $7.35. Or at least that's how much my salad at a Panera Bread in Old Bridge, New Jersey cost me.<p>But the leadership lessons I got to see in action were far more valuable than just a few avocado slices and lettuce leaves.<p>Now, if you're scratching your head wondering what seven bucks …

Leadership

Here are the first things you should do with your new Android smartphone

If you happened to just get a new Android phone, there are a couple of things that you should do to get the most out of it. While some of these tips are pretty simple and straightforward, some will help you make sure everything is backed up and protected against the worst…<p>– Setup lockscreen and …

Screen Protector

6 Ways to Become a Faster Runner Without Running a Step

Runners are a hardworking lot, so the promise of “free speed” often strikes us as empty, and maybe even a touch offensive. However, once you get …

Marathons

Will NASA Announce the Discovery of Life on Europa Next Week?

NASA found something on one of Jupiter’s moons, but it’s not telling us what it is yet.<p>The space agency will hold a media conference on Monday to …

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain | Inc.com

Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking might not be the best route, though, with science showing the old-school approach of pen and paper might have bigger benefits.<p>What happens …

Note-Taking

Scientists Recreated One of Our Deadliest Plagues to Understand Its Evolution

The bacterium behind the Black Death and Justinian's Plague comes back to life.<p>The bacterium behind the infamous Black Death plague recently resurfaced: Last year, a small outbreak killed several people in Colorado, and a larger pandemic on the island nation of Madagascar claimed the lives of at …

7 Remarkably Powerful Keys to Happiness and Success (According to Science) | Inc.com

Do you ever feel like you're always striving towards something--like a doing well at a job, finishing a project, or even meeting a deadline--without fully reaping the potential benefits that come after attaining it because you're so burnt out? Chances are, you're not the only one.<p>Very often, people …

Self-improvement

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Bioengineering

OWI 4 Mode EM4 Motorized Robot Kit Review | Shopswell

OWI 4 Mode EM4 Motorized Robot Kit<p>share<p>$17.10<p>Buy from Amazon<p>This robot kit is awesome. We bought it on clearance from Hobby Lobby. It was on sale for …

Robotics

A Massive Reef Was Just Discovered Hiding Behind The Great Barrier Reef

Holy crap!<p>Australian researchers have investigated signs of geological structures hidden behind the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, and have found …

NASA Goes With Atlas V To Launch Mars 2020 Rover

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program has accomplished some truly spectacular things in the past few decades. Officially launched in 1992, this program has …

Space Exploration

Rainbows Reveal What’s Really Going on in the Sky, Researchers Say

Changing Planet<p><b>Scientific understanding of rainbows finds many practical applications of their interaction between light, liquid and gas</b><p>Scientists can look at a rainbow and see a lot more than a pretty band of color in a stormy sky. “Knowledge gained from studying these multicoloured arcs of …

Nature

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet iRis: Apple iRobot Concept Based On The iMac G4 Design

Have you ever wondered what the resulting product would look like if Apple decided to focus on designing, developing and manufacturing an intelligent …