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What Donald Trump Thinks It Takes to Be a Man

Donald Trump is a new kind of old-school American man. In some ways, he’s a throwback to days when authority and power were exclusively white and male by definition, when displays of masculine entitlement were overt and unapologetic. But he’s also a thoroughly modern man-child, the kind of …

Donald Trump

European Parliament approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

An EU bill allowing Ukrainians into the bloc for short stays without visas has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament. Amid the …

Europe

Netflix added more episodes of reality TV series Terrace House

Aloha State continues in Part 2<p>Part 2 of <i>Terrace House: Aloha State</i>, a reality TV show about six strangers living under one roof, is now available for your binging pleasure. You can stream all eight episodes on Netflix.<p><i>Terrace House</i> has a similar premise to series like MTV’s <i>Real World</i> — throw a …

Reality TV

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

With a few minutes and a few free tools, you can resurrect nearly any aging PC with a fresh, fast, Chrome-like interface.<p>Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist …

Linux

Check Out These Cool Behind-The-Scenes 360 Videos of Planet Earth II

A decade ago, <i>Planet Earth</i> rocked the world as one of the most beautifully shot and produced nature documentaries. You've probably seen that BBC, …

Nature

Alzheimer's: New drug that halts mental decline is 'best news for dementia in 25 years'

The first drug that can prevent Alzheimer’s disease is finally on the horizon after scientists proved they can clear the sticky plaques from the brain which cause dementia and halt mental decline.<p>Hailed as the "best news" in dementia research for 25 years, the breakthrough is said to be a potential …

Flossing teeth does little good, investigation finds as US removes recommendation from health advice

The NHS is to review guidance on flossing your teeth after health officials in the US quietly dropped the recommendation, admitting that there is no scientific evidence to show it works.<p>Current NHS guidance recommends flossing once a day but that is due to be reviewed in January.<p>The review will …

Create pixel art using any image in Google Sheets

Spreadsheet apps are great for crunching numbers, but if you know your way around them, they can be used to do a whole lot more, like create amazing works of art the way 76-year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi did.<p>Okay, no, that’s a LOT of work. Instead, you can just use code wizard Amit Agarwal’s nifty Google …

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

Consumer Tech

At USC and Disney Hall, finding the body and soul of the cello

Thanks to the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival this week, cellists have overrun<p>USC. Expect dozens of noted soloists and select students obsessing over rosin for the bow, stage fright, phrasing, tone, projection, playing with pain, flying with the cello (a nightmare), the pros and cons of …

These Are the Genes Behind Healthy Aging

Most studies about disease focus on people who are sick, since people with a disease are very likely to show whatever genetic or other biological …

Genetics

Did Prince Die from the Flu? How the Virus Kills

Exactly what caused the death of singer-songwriter Prince today (April 21) at age 57 is still unknown; however, some reports suggest that he may have …

4 Science-Backed Reasons to 'Eat Dirt'

<i>by guest blogger Josh Axe,</i> <i>DNM, DC, CNS</i><p>People have been eating dirt for thousands of years--until now.<p>An obsession with germ-free homes and a sterile food system is leaving us craving dirt--more specifically, all of those beneficial soil-based organisms found in dirt.<p>For our great-grandparents and …

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? This Researcher Thinks So.

Timothy Caulfield has a bone to pick with Gwyneth Paltrow. Now, if Gwyneth were in charge of selecting the bone in question, she would likely choose …

The Rainbow Mountains Of China Are Earth's Paint Palette

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.<p>This is just one example where geology …

Earth Science

Ace the Amazon Web Services Certification Exams for just $29

For IT professionals, getting your Amazon Web Services Certification is quickly becoming a must in an increasingly competitive job market.<p>Whatever your experience level, this AWS Engineer Certification Bundle will help you pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, AWS Certified …

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical wellbeing, but it turns out that sleep position may be another important …

Sleep

The Secret to De-Fogging Your Windshield Revealed...By NASA

Science does it again.<p>Winter is here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're harried and already late for …

NASA

To combat extremism, France will issue licenses to imams

The devastating Paris attacks confirmed the country’s worst fears of the radicalization of its own citizens—at least five of the attackers have been identified as French nationals. Radical preachers have been blamed for misleading impressionable young kids. In an attempt monitor and root out …

Extremism

Google offering a free movie rental for Chromecast owners

Google has just opened up a pretty compelling offer to Chromecast users today, offering all owners a free movie rental of their choice from a selection of Play Store titles. We’re not just talking a few obscure films here, titles available include popular recent films, such as Kingsman and …

Android News