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Big Bang, Big Claim: Why This Bold Idea Is Right

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman</i> …

Universe

What is the Great Attractor, and will it destroy us?

Our understanding of the universe has expanded tremendously in the last few decades. But there are still some mysteries out there, and the Great …

Universe

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

5 Fascinating Things Your Blood Type Can Tell You

Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our blood type unless we are in our doctor's office, but our blood type is a component of our …

Medical Research

'White coat hypertension' may be sign of a real problem, study finds

Measuring blood pressure regularly at home is a much better way to predict risk of heart death.<p>For people whose blood pressure rises when measured at the doctor's office — a condition known as "white coat hypertension" — there may be a real reason to worry, new research shows.<p>White coat …

Diabetes

NASA Wants Blast Your Name to the Very Edge of the Sun

NASA wants to blast you, your family and your friends into space. Well, your names at least.<p>The space agency is accepting until April 27 names that …

Astronomy

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

Trump's 'Trade War' Irony: America Loses By Not Rejoining The TPP

China has drawn first blood in the “trade war” between Washington and Beijing. With surgical precision, Beijing has targeted America’s farmers, in key agricultural states that are critical to U.S. President Donald Trump’s political fortunes.<p>Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork, nuts and fruits—which were …

Obama Administration

If you seek the truth, look to your left

Updated 47 minutes ago<p>Did you know that when a right-handed person is lying to you, they will often look up and to the right?<p>According to FBI …

Pittsburgh

Trump order targets wide swath of public assistance programs

The Trump administration is seeking to completely revamp the country’s social safety net, targeting recipients of Medicaid, food stamps and housing …

Welfare

Android phone makers skip Google security updates without telling users – study

Some Android smartphone manufacturers are skipping security patches without notifying users, instead claiming their smartphone’s software is up to date with Google’s monthly security releases, researchers say.<p>Researchers from Germany’s Security Research Labs (SRL) conducted a two-year study into …

Android News

Congratulations, Trump! You just screwed 6.5 million middle-class people out of ~$1,000 apiece!

<i>(reposted as this is gonna be pretty important in the midterms)</i><p><b>NOTE: THE FULL VERSION OF THIS DIARY CAN BE FOUND OVER AT ACASIGNUPS.NET, INCLUDING</b> …

Health Care

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

Here's Why Automakers Don't Advertise How Long It Takes To Fully Charge An Electric Car

Almost every EV in production today has one thing in common—lithium ion batteries, from the Tesla Model 3 to the Nissan Leaf and Jaguar I-Pace. As …

Electric Vehicles

What are diastole and systole in blood pressure?

The terms diastole and systole refer to when the heart muscles relax and contract. The balance between diastole and systole determines a person's …

Medical Research

This Stunning Video on The History of Time Will Make You Have Feelings About The Entire Universe

You need to see this.<p>Although we use it every day, time is complicated.<p>When we break it up into small pieces, most people are pretty good at …

Universe

Local Farmers Will Replace Oil And Electric Companies, If A Purdue Prof Gets His Way

A Purdue University professor is developing a way for farmers to capture solar energy without blocking the sunlight their crops need.<p>The solar collectors being developed by Chemical Engineering Professor Rakesh Agrawal and his colleagues would capture infrared radiation for energy production while …

Clean Energy

Here’s how to make the salary expectations question work for you

During the job interview process, you should have three ideas about compensation clear in your mind before you get the salary expectations question: …

Employment

Here's Why Some People Get 'Skin Orgasms' From Listening to Music

Those music chills.<p>Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and …

Flute

Bathroom hand-dryers suck in poo-particles and aerosolize them all over you and everything else

A new study in <i>Applied and Environmental Microbiology</i> (Sci-Hub mirror) conducted microbial surveys of the bathrooms at the University of Connecticut …

Biology

You have been charging your phone wrong for years - here's the best way to do it - Cornwall Live

We all know that your phone is nothing without charge in the battery - especially in remote parts of our beloved Cornwall.<p>It really doesn't matter if …

Gear & Gadgets

Commentary: We Need a Reset With China, Not a Trade War

Rapidly escalating tariff threats between the U.S. and China may be the fever that breaks the illness. But if this standoff gets any hotter, it could …

China

Trump's actions send a clear message: China's era of intellectual property theft is over

The Trump administration has drawn a clear line in the sand that the outright theft and coercive tactics China has employed to gain access to and control over our intellectual property won’t be tolerated any longer. The decision to impose tough sanctions on China is long overdue. America’s economic …

Intellectual Property

After one year of Trump, Obamacare is actually doing fine

12 million people signed up for health coverage for 2018.<p>Obamacare didn’t fail. It didn’t get repealed. It didn’t collapse. After one year of President Trump, Obamacare doesn’t really look all that different than it did under President Obama.<p>After a year of headlines about “sabotage” — some of …

Health Care

The Heartbreak of Relationships With Narcissists

Narcissus and Echo were tragic Greek characters in a story told by the Roman poet, Ovid, in <i>Metamorphoses</i>. This poignant myth crystallizes the problem …

Narcissism

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 …

Chemistry

53 Reasons Life Sucks for Millennials

We're all going to die on the floor of an Amazon warehouse.<p>Friends, we are living in dark times. College is really expensive, student loan debt is crushing many of us, wages have been stagnant for years, and we'll never buy houses. Meanwhile, pension plans have been replaced by 401(k)s, which run …

Extreme Weather

How Trump is quietly rewriting US immigration policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration doesn't need Congress to pass a law or make a sweeping regulation to overhaul the US immigration system -- it's already doing it through a series of small moves that add up to dramatic change.<p>While the administration continues to pressure Congress to …

Immigration

California Takes On Health Giant Over High Costs

<i>UPDATE: This story first published on March 30 and has been updated.</i><p>California’s attorney general sued Sutter Health, accusing the hospital giant of …

Health Care

'Mad Honey' and 4 Other Naturally Occurring Psychedelics

Natural doesn't always mean better, though.<p>Nature is full of drugs. For various reasons, evolutionary forces have led certain plants, fungi, and even …

Psychedelia