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The Successful Salvage of the Unfortunate Vasa

The Vasa, photo by Javier Kohen<p>On the morning of 24 April, 1961, the Swedish warship <b>Vasa</b> was salvaged with a largely intact hull after it had sunk …

Sailing

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

What’s your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell

Nick Henry first experienced the symptoms of kidney disease in 2004, shortly after the 19-year-old had a severe reaction to a spider bite. "I woke up …

Medicine

Exclusive first look: Daisy is Apple's new robot that eats iPhones and spits out recyclable parts

A two-minute journey through this machine renders a smartphone into recyclable materials.<p>Inside a facility in Austin, Texas, there’s a huge box filled with hundreds of dead iPhones. It’s a salad of smashed screens and bent cases that spans nine different models—from iPhone 5 to the iPhone 8 plus, …

Mobile Technology

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

Mathematics

Broadband adviser picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges

Elizabeth Pierce allegedly tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fiber optic scheme by forging revenue agreements<p>A broadband adviser selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked …

Telecoms

Fecal microbiota transplantation produces sustained improvements in cognitive and clinical outcomes

14 April 2018, Paris, France: A single treatment using an optimized, targeted form of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) produces sustained …

Medicine

Certain iron supplements may influence the development of colon cancer

Two common iron compounds increase the formation of a known biomarker for cancer, according to a new study of cancer cells from Chalmers University …

Wellness

TED's Audacious Project aims US$400 million at five big causes

TED Talks on Wednesday launched a joint-venture philanthropic initiative under the name “The Audacious Project” that certainly is audacious for the …

TED Talks

Farmers’ Anger at Trump Tariffs Puts Republican Candidates in a Bind

WASHINGTON — As President Trump moves to fulfill one of the central promises of his campaign — to get tough on an ascendant China — he faces a potential rebellion from a core constituency: farmers and other agricultural producers who could suffer devastating losses in a trade war.<p>Mr. Trump’s threat …

Globalization

Finally, There's a Book About Which Animals Fart

Grizzly bears, dogs, and even cockroaches fart. Do sea anemones? Nope. As for spiders, no one knows.<p>Daniella Rabaiotti and Nick Caruso’s new book,</i> …

University College London

7 Health Benefits of Manuka Honey, Based on Science

Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand.<p>It’s produced by bees who pollinate the flower <i>Leptospermum scoparium</i>, commonly known as the …

Alternative Medicine

Gut microbe drives autoimmunity

A study found that a certain gut microbe can trigger autoimmune disease in mice that are prone to such disease and identified the same microbe in …

Medical Research

The Adorable Rubber Ducky Is Actually a Haven for Nasty Bacteria, Scientists Say

(BERN, Switzerland) — Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — …

Microbiology

Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, and Wemo

The Taiwanese company known best for manufacturing iPhones, Foxconn, will soon be the company behind some of the best known routers and other computer accessories. A subsidiary of Foxconn, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, announced today that it would acquire Belkin, which also owns the brands …

Foxconn

A 2nd whistleblower has come forward to expose the inner workings of Cambridge Analytica and how it targeted Trump voters

A former employee of Cambridge Analytica has come forward to describe the techniques the controversial data firm used to target US voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election.<p>A 27-page internal presentation obtained by The Guardian is said to show how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook, Twitter, …

Cambridge Analytica

Popular Beauty Supplement Can Mess Up Your Medical Test Results

Vitamins and supplements are typically thought of as a health booster. Now they’re becoming increasingly used in the beauty industry as a way to get …

The Fascinating Chemical Reaction That Takes Place In the Preparation of a Chinese Century Egg

The American Chemical Society series <i>Reactions</i> analyzed the preparation of a traditional Chinese century egg (pidan), noting the fascinating chemical …

Can beets tackle Alzheimer's at its root?

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by beta-amyloid plaques in the brain that disrupt the normal functioning of neurons. Could a common vegetal …

Dementia

Trump warns of dire consequences if Democrats take House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Tuesday night of dire consequences should Democrats take the House in this year's midterm elections, but predicted Republicans are "going to win."<p>Speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual March fundraiser, Trump said that, …

Donald Trump

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

Yoga

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

Read former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's full statement after firing

The former FBI deputy director broke his silence after being fired Friday night.<p>Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe released a statement following his firing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, which occurred two days before he was to retire and become eligible for full pension …

Donald Trump

“Trump Wants Them Out of There”: After Swinging the Axe at Tillerson, Trump Mulls What to Do with McMaster, Sessions, Jared, and Ivanka

With tariffs done, Trump’s sights are now on the Iran deal—and, possibly, the Russia investigation. “The president is finally realizing he is the president,” a former White House official told me. “He’s just making these decisions on his own.”<p>From the moment <b>Donald Trump</b> appointed Chief of Staff <b>John</b> …

1 Interview Question That Reveals the Right Job Candidate, Regardless of Intelligence or Experience

You should always aim the bar high for hiring your knowledge workers. This question will tell you who they really are.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, once gave sound hiring advice:<p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and …

Employment

Stanford Theatre Movie Guide

Monday<p>Tuesday<p>Wednesday<p>Thursday<p>Friday<p>Saturday<p>Sunday<p>Program is subject to change.<p><i>Closed</i><p><i>Closed</i><p>The Sign of the Cross (1932) 5:15, 9:20<p><i>Closed</i><p>Death Takes a …

List of fake news websites

For satirical news, see List of satirical news websites.<p>This is a list of fake news sites. These sites intentionally, but not necessarily solely …

Potent malware that hid for six years spread through routers | Ars Technica

Nation-sponsored Slingshot is one of the most advanced attack platforms ever.<p>Researchers have discovered malware so stealthy it remained hidden for …

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

Guns

There may be five types of diabetes

Diabetes is currently said to exist in essentially two variations: Type 1 and Type 2. But a group of medical scientists believe that division is overly simplistic.<p>Writing in a study published by <i>The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology</i> this month, a team of international researchers propose that there …