Ruth Zekowski

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Southern California mountain lions' genetic connectivity dangerously low

If a dangerously inbred puma population in Southern California is to survive in the future, an urgent need for genetic connectivity must be met, …

Southern California

The CIA has lots of ways to hack your router

New WikiLeaks docs reveal how spies rewrote firmware in the supply chain<p>Routers sit at the front gate of nearly every network, offering total access and few security measures to prevent remote attacks. If you can compromise someone’s router, you’ve got a window into everything they’re doing …

6 Ways Stephen King Can Improve Your Business Writing

The modern master of suspense has sold more than 400 million books. His advice can inspire leaders to become stronger communicators.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.”</i> …

When Your Emergency Fund Runs Out

You’ve cut spending to the bone, sold excess stuff and hustled every side gig imaginable. But your emergency fund, if it ever existed, is on …

29 "dark" stock photos that'll make you laugh despite yourself

British Humour

The Risks of U.S. Inaction on Climate Change

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force” (“Runaway State” series, front page, May 25):<p>Climate change is not an us-versus-them issue; it affects all of us, and it is the most critical issue that the world faces. While President Trump shows his ignorance on …

Climate

These rarely seen deep-sea creatures seem from another world

<b>An NOAA ship is exploring uncharted areas of the deep Pacific; the life they're finding is dazzling beyond imagination.</b><p>From February to April 2017, …

Interactive map of every satellite in orbit

David Yanofsky and Tim Fernholz created an interactive chart showing the weight, national origin and position of more than 1,300 active satellites …

Six money resolutions for the new year that you can actually keep

Let's face the grim truth: Those 10 pounds you want to lose will likely be among your New Year's resolutions next year, too.<p>If you really want a …

Personal Finance

Is it wrong the post pictures of your kids online?

The average parent posts 1500 images of their child online before they turn 5<p>According to 'Sensible Sharing' a report by Parent Zone, the average …

Social Media

A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs

Why we react to inconvenient truths as if they were personal insults.<p>Albert Einstein was one of the most important physicists of all time. His scientific predictions have withstood 100 years of scientific challenges. His thinking fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe. Yet people …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

How To Build A Passive Solar Heater

Living off the grid means living resourcefully and efficiently. You will need to be creative in order to save energy and to heat and cool your home. …

Unusual 'fog dome' spotted - BBC Weather

Early this morning Weather Watcher Hannah was out walking her dog in Tremeirchion, north Wales when she came across this very unusual dome shaped cloud of fog.<p>"I just couldn't believe how perfectly dome shaped it was. After about 10 minutes it started to flatten and looked like low lying cloud …

Weather

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

Consciousness

Australian students recreate Martin Shkreli price-hike drug in school lab

Sydney Grammar students create HIV and malaria drug Daraprim in their school laboratory, putting results online<p>• Martin Shkreli rattled by Sydney high schoolers who cooked $2 malaria pills<p>A group of Australian high school students have managed to recreate a life-saving drug that rose from US$13.50 …

Martin Shkreli

Graphene's Infusion in Textiles is the Future of Wearable Electronics

A Better Fit<p>Smart clothes are a highly promising field of development, where everything from health monitors to LED displays are integrated into …

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Emotional Intelligence

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Newfound Spider Species Masquerades as a Dried-Up Leaf

The yet-to-be-named spider can make itself look like a dangling, dried-up leaf.<p>In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to …

Zoology

What is the interplanetary transport network?

It all sounds too good to be true, so here's the downside. It's slow. Really, painfully slow.<p>Like it can take years and even decades to move from …

These Stunning Photos Show How the Cosmos Looks With Radio Waves

SUPER VISION<p>Modern astronomy lets us image and look at the skies in much more detail than ever before. Telescopes like the ROSAT, the Fermi …

A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

This Online Retirement Startup Is Giving Low-Cost Accounts to Freelancers

Austin, Tex. startup Honest Dollar was acquired by Goldman Sachs in March of this year.<p>When William Hurley, the founder and CEO of online retirement startup Honest Dollar, sold his business to Goldman Sachs, it was just over one year old.<p>"As an entrepreneur, you have multiple goals. But one of the …

Dark Web Data Intelligence “Matchlight” Is Now Globally Available

Good news for security teams in businesses and government organizations all around the world, <b>Matchlight</b> is now available for public use.<p>Terbium Labs …

Rare Earth

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>With hundreds of shades to choose from, go straight to the best. These tried-and-true paint colors work for the pros, so they're sure to hit the right note in your home too.

Home Decorating

Could the Upside-Down in Netflix’s "Stranger Things" Be Possible?

Netflix’s gripping original series <i>Stranger Things</i> has many across the country itching for a second season. If you are science-minded or just innately …

Physics

How To Squeeze In Meditation When You Have Absolutely No Time

For eight years, I lived in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood surrounded by nature. I lived right by the beach in California and went on silent …

Meditation