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Another way to recycle plastic

PLASTIC production has tripled over the past 25 years, and the mess it causes has risen commensurately. Recycling is one option. Another is biology, …

Biology

Astronomers Just Zoomed Stunningly Close to The Event Horizon of Our Galaxy's Black Hole

Wowowowow.<p>Telescopes around the world have joined forces to try to provide us with our first photograph of a black hole. That's still a few months …

Black Holes

EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste

Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission will soon present its …

Pollution

Mussels in Washington's Puget Sound test positive for opioids, other drugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shellfish in the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean along the northwest coast of Washington, tested positive for the prescription opioid oxycodone.<p>But that wasn't all, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Jennifer Lanksbury. In the midst of a national …

Puget Sound

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

Biodiversity: The 'lost kingdom' of amazing fungi

Only a fraction of the world's species of fungi have an official name. Two scientists have been identifying organisms in the tropical forests of …

Fungi

Parents Treating Kids With Cannabinoid Oil Could Lose Them

They gave their six-year-old a couple drops of oil to help treat her epilepsy. Child Protective Services, though, was at their door.<p>In April, a …

FDA

If Cancer Can't Survive In An Alkaline Environment, Why Don't We Use That As A Treatment?

<i>If no disease, including cancer, can survive in an alkaline environment, then why aren’t doctors using this method to heal their patients? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mike</b> …

Wellness

After you die, some things in your body keep on ticking, this video reveals

When you’re dead, you’re dead—right? No pulse, no brain activity, no signs of life. But at the cellular level, things can still be ticking right …

The Brain

The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science

Challenging yourself, taking aspirin and drinking champagne: The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science<p><b>This week is Dementia Action</b> …

Dementia

Mas Subramanian's Quest for a Billion-Dollar Red

Subramanian is 64 and short, with a slight paunch and a dark mustache that curls down the sides of his mouth. Raised in Chennai, on the southeastern …

EPA

Cat Cave.

14 Wonderful and Wacky Chicken Coop Ideas

Increasing numbers of homeowners are raising chickens in their backyards, and the creativity in chicken coop design is booming. From funky and …

Researchers identify a protein that viruses use as gateway into cells

If we can block this interaction, we'd block virus infections.<p>The word “chikungunya” (chik-en-gun-ye) comes from Kimakonde, the language spoken by …

Biology

Interview: Millennial Artist Creates Beautiful Oil Paintings Inspired by Old Masters

Brooklyn-based Russian oil painter Maria Kreyn‘s Old World sensibilities seep through her paintings. The skilled figurative painter forged her own artistic path, leaving behind studies in mathematics and philosophy to pick up a brush. After time in Norway, where she apprenticed for a master painter …

Art

One Impossible Michael Jackson Dance Move Is Still Mystifying Surgeons

As the King of Pop, Michael Jackson didn’t limit his showmanship to his incredible vocal range or bedazzled costumes. The man had an arsenal of …

Michael Jackson

Another “missing” component could revolutionize electronics - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1971, Leon Chua, a young electronics engineer at the University of California, Berkeley, began working on a fundamental mathematical …

Engineering

The sisters behind 'The Crown' bonded with each other, along with their royal roles

After "The Crown's" second season streamed, in which Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) married a man who wasn't right for her because her sister, Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy), couldn't allow her to marry the man who was, viewers had to bid farewell to the women who'd assayed the roles so far. As …

Entertainment

NASA head: 'I have no reason to doubt the science' on climate change

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sparred with Sen. Brian Schatz during his confirmation hearing last fall over whether human activity was a contributor to or the primary cause of climate change.<p>Now Schatz is praising Bridenstine for what the Hawaii Democrat described as "an act …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter violates Constitution: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views.<p>Trump has made his @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account an integral and controversial part of his …

Donald Trump

A Smart Telescope That Puts the Universe in the Palm of Your Hand

Most telescopes are more pleasing to look through than to look at, but the sleek, $2,999 Stellina from French startup Vaonis revolutionizes on both …

Andromeda Galaxy

A man is pointing out little-known facts about all of our favorite movies — and it's totally blowing our minds

Walt Disney Pictures/Twitter<p><b>A Twitter thread of little-known movie trivia is blowing our minds right now.</b>• <b><br>David Amador, an independent game developer</b> …

Game Development

The war on gluten

The patients weren't crazy—Knut Lundin was sure of that. But their ailment was a mystery. They were convinced gluten was making them sick. Yet they …

University of Chicago

Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good

Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.<p>It's a banner week for the end of the world, because we've officially pushed atmospheric carbon levels past their dreaded 400 parts per million. Permanently.<p>According to a blog post last Friday from the Scripps …

Climate Change

EU split over exclusion of UK from Galileo after Brexit

France, Spain, Sweden and Netherlands among countries wishing to retain close ties on GPS system<p>Divisions are emerging within the EU over the European commission’s decision to exclude the UK from the bloc’s new satellite navigation system, Galileo.<p>A number of member states are said by sources in …

United Kingdom

Vancouver To Ban Straws, Foam Cups And Containers In 2019

The city wants to be zero-waste by 2040.<p>Vancouver became the first major Canadian city to ban plastic straws this week, in a move towards banning all …

Sustainability

Detailed Official Report On Harrowing Encounter Between F/A-18s and UFO Surfaces

The paper recounts a course of bizarre events that occurred near the USS Nimitz while it was sailing off the Baja Peninsula in November 2004.<p>MC3 …

Military

Artist Brings Rooms to Life With Impressionist-Inspired Relief Sculptures on Walls

Russian creative Goga Tandashvili adds an artistic touch to otherwise ordinary walls with his intricate bas-relief sculpture work. Using a combination of hand building and carving tools, the Russian sculptor brings nature-inspired scenes to life as they integrate seamlessly with their surroundings. …

Art

Learn the Ancient History of Mosaics and How to Make Your Own Colorful Creation

Since ancient times, <b>mosaics</b> have mesmerized with their dazzling colors and distinctive aesthetic. Often made of meticulously arranged colored glass tiles, mosaics offer an eye-catching approach to art and decoration.<p>Due to their ornate designs and seemingly mysterious methods, you may think that …

Ancient History