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Vladimir Voevodsky, Revolutionary Mathematician, Dies at 51

Vladimir Voevodsky, formerly a gifted but restless student who flunked out of college out of boredom before emerging as one of the most brilliant and revolutionary mathematicians of his generation, died on Sept. 30 at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 51.<p>Nadia Shalaby, his former wife, said he was …

Mathematics

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

Psychology

DEUTSCHE BANK WARNS: 'The dollar is in trouble'

But it doesn't look like the greenback will see a reversal of fortunes anytime soon, according to Deutsche Bank strategist George Saravelos.<p>"The dollar is in trouble," he argues in a recent note to clients, in part because of a couple of key changes that are negatives for the greenback.<p>The first …

Markets

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Why the vent above your airline seat should always remain on

The next time you go to turn off the ventilation above your seat on an airplane — whether because you're afraid of getting sick or you're downright chilly — you might want to reconsider.<p>Using that tiny vent can actually work to your advantage, as it can help you avoid contact with certain …

Home Improvement

Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite

“What is off-putting about them,” one political veteran told me, “is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.”<p>I. Air Force One<p>Donald Trump hoped the trip would draw a line under the Russia story, which had hounded his candidacy and was now damaging his presidency. …

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

😱😱😱<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type …

Investor demands Community Health Systems fire CEO

Investment firm ASL Strategic Value Fund has written a letter to the Community Health Systems board of directors that demands the immediate ouster of …

Health Care

Flight Deal: U.S. to Cities Across Europe from $400

It's the mother of all flight deals.<p>It's almost fall, and procrastinating travelers know that it's time to get it in gear if they want to head somewhere in the next few months. But luckily, the fickle world of flight deals is on your side: Thirteen airlines, including Lufthansa, British Airways, …

Exploring New York City’s 5 boroughs [INFOGRAPHIC]

As you probably know, New York City is divided into five boroughs: Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. If you’ve spent enough time …

Two Students Just Broke a Quantum Computing World Record

Quantum Record Broken<p>Two Ph.D. students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) have successfully simulated a 45-qubit quantum …

Quantum Computing

'I Wish You Bad Luck': Read Supreme Court Justice John Roberts' Unconventional Speech to His Son's Graduating Class

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the commencement address at his son’s ninth-grade graduation last month, bestowing advice that ran …

Self-improvement

Hobby Lobby Will Forfeit Smuggled Iraqi Artifacts, Pay $3 Million in Fines

It may not come as a surprise to those familiar with crafts and hobbies retailer Hobby Lobby that the evangelical Christian-owned company has a keen …

President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit

He is one of the most powerful people in the world. He is coming to the meeting of 20 powerful countries. And he has a problem: no hotel room for the G20.<p>White House officials apparently waited too long to book accommodations for President Trump, leaving him without a hotel in Hamburg, Germany, as …

Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election

Questions raised as to whether Trump supports coordinated with Moscow to spread bogus stories aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton<p>The spread of Russian-made fake news stories aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton on social media is emerging as an important line of inquiry in multiple …

Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump's 'stunning' conduct

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lawyers at the Justice Department are typically mum on frank details surrounding an early resignation, so it's especially unusual when one directly points to the conduct of the President of the United States as the reason for quitting.<p>But Hui Chen, an anti-corruption expert who formerly …

Corruption

These Baked French Toast Recipes Make Weekday Mornings Easy

7 recipes to jumpstart your journey into baked French toast<p>There's no easier way to make French toast for a crowd than baked French toast. In fact, …

U.S. Politics

3D Size Comparison of Everything in the Universe is Awe-Inspiring

Like a cross between the opening credits of <i>Contact</i> and the Simpson’s Universe couch gag, this video gives us an ever expanding look at how the …

Quarks

GOP’s New Plan to Repeal Obamacare: Dare Fellow Republicans to Block Effort

GOP lawmakers gamble that setting bill in motion to strike Affordable Care Act will help break through intraparty disagreements<p>WASHINGTON—Republican leaders are betting that the only way for Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act is to set a bill in motion and gamble that fellow GOP lawmakers …

Republicans

The ultimate travel carry-on: 14-pocket jacket holds 33 pounds of luggage

The Airport Jacket could change how you travel—it carries up to 33 pounds of luggage and converts into a duffel bag for storage. The project by an Australian brand is currently funded on Kickstarter.

Does Stale Bread Hold The Key To Fighting Colon Cancer?

It sounds like a parody of all those dumb folk cures for cancer — “Drink vinegar!” “Eat this plant I found in a swamp!” — but believe it or not, stale bread might help fight colon cancer, and there’s some real, actual science behind it.<p>Colon cancer is a nasty customer; it’s responsible for 8% of …

Colon Cancer

New York plane fire: Aircraft bound for Argentina ‘explodes and catches fire’ on runway at JFK airport

Shocking video has emerged of a suspected engine fire at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York late on Thursday evening.<p>The Argentina Airlines flight, set to fly to Buenos Aires, was on the runway preparing for takeoff when a loud bang and flash of orange light surrounded the …

This Is What the White Striping on Your Chicken Breast Really Means

Fair warning: This may make you a little queasy.<p>An animal activist group wants you to think twice before chowing down on that grilled chicken sandwich. A new video by Compassion in World Farming is urging meat-lovers to learn about "white striping," a muscle disorder affecting chicken breasts. …

Nutrition

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Alternative Medicine

These DIY Science Experiments Will Teach You a Ton, with Explosive Results

Labracadabra, a series of science videos and experiments from the folks at GE, may be designed to get you interested in the work that the company …

Science

'Rewired' cells could use custom powers against cancer - Futurity

Synthetic biologists have developed a general method for "rewiring" immune cells to reverse cancer's suppression of the immune system.

Cancer

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

How to Hack Your Gut Bacteria So You Can Lose Weight and Fight Disease

Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about your microbiome<p>“Microbiome” is a buzzword that’s taken over the nutrition world in the last few years.<p>No, it’s not that Pauly Shore movie from the 1990s. (That’s <i>Bio-Dome</i>.) Microbiome refers to the vast and complex populations of bacteria that …

Definitive Proof That No Place in the World Does Christmas as Well as London

Prepare to be stunned.<p>Dec 17, 2016<p>If you were under the impression that we are more than a little obsessed with Christmas, then you would be right. And while we, of course, ooh and aah over the Christmas offerings in the U.S., we're here today to say something that might be a little controversial: …

Tower Bridge