Mallory Kilsdonk

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Scientists Say They've Found a Way to Make an Object Invisible From Every Angle

"Our work represents a breakthrough in the quest for invisibility cloaking."<p>Researchers from Montreal's National Institute of Scientific Research …

Electromagnetism

We Have More Evidence That Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Have Stable Climates And Seasons Just Like Us

Our new home could be closer than we think.<p>Two exoplanets thought to be similar to Earth apparently are, at least when it comes to climate, …

Astronomy

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

Privacy

Tanzania is launching the world's largest drone delivery network

Tanzania is set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save …

These Cannabis Teas Will Help You Have Better Sex. You’re Welcome.

Tea parties just got a lot sexier thanks to Amanda Jones and Jennifer Chapin. The co-founders of Kikoko are taking herbal refreshment to the next …

Cannabis

Trump's ex-lawyer fires what could be a warning shot

NEW YORK (AP) — After once boasting he would "take a bullet" for Donald Trump, the president's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen fired a possible warning shot toward the White House, saying he now puts "family and country first."<p>In his first interview since federal agents raided his …

Donald Trump

This self-driving grocery delivery car will sacrifice itself to save pedestrians

The vehicles will take part in a pilot program with Kroger in the fall.<p>Most self-driving cars are designed to carry people. That’s what Google’s autonomous vehicles do in Arizona, for example. But a company called Nuro has created a diminutive ‘bot that can drive itself down streets toting eggs, …

Autonomous Cars

This 86-year-old came out 'too late' to find love. So young people surprised him.

Martin is an 86-year-old gay man from the U.K. — who came out at age 85.<p>For all those years, he hid a big part of who he truly was. "It's tough being …

LGBTQI

Fall of the American Empire

The U.S. government is, as a matter of policy, literally ripping children from the arms of their parents and putting them in fenced enclosures (which officials insist aren’t cages, oh no). The U.S. president is demanding that law enforcement stop investigating his associates and go after his …

Political Science

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

Sexual Health

Trump Tower, one of largest users of Chicago River water, has never met EPA rules for protecting fish, records show

Fishing piers and floating gardens welcome anglers to the Chicago Riverwalk, but a few blocks upstream is a little-known threat to fish and other aquatic life in the city’s steadily improving waterway: Trump International Hotel & Tower.<p>State records obtained by the Tribune show the president’s …

Chicago River

The two big uncertainties shaping our future

When we think about the future, most of us try to predict it by extrapolating from a wide range of assumptions that we make about today. But most …

Innovation

Buffalo Cauliflower Steaks [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Gluten-Free

Luo Yang’s photos show women rebelling against classic Chinese femininity

Luo Yang’s photography was first exhibited in Europe as part of Ai Weiwei’s <i>FUCK OFF 2</i> – the sequel to the artist’s radical <i>FUCK OFF</i> (2000) – held at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands, in 2013.<p>Born in 1984 in northeast China, Luo studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the prestigious Lu Xun Academy …

The Arts

Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything?

A new paper argues that the condition now known as “Dissociative Identity Disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of reality

Consciousness

Mexico's World Cup Win May Have Caused a Man-Made Earthquake in Mexico City

You could say Mexico fans were shook.<p>The 2018 FIFA World Cup had its first major upset on Sunday after Mexico beat Germany — the 2014 World Cup …

Mexico City

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Holistic Medicine

Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

WASHINGTON — Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington.<p>Republican …

Immigration

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Between 60 and 90 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the ice sheets of Antarctica, a continent roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined. If all that ice melted, it would be enough to raise the world’s sea levels by roughly 200 feet.<p>While that won’t happen overnight, …

Global Warming

The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally …

Image Search

Trump's personal attorney splits with his own legal team

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has split with the legal team that has shepherded him through a criminal investigation that included a high-profile FBI raid, a source familiar with the change said Wednesday.<p>The split could signal a shift in legal strategy and …

Donald Trump

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

If there’s a rock star garden designer worthy of a biopic, then Piet Oudolf is probably the one. Revered and admired, the Dutch landscaper has become …

How To Reset Your Gut In 3 Days, According To Science

It's well-known that our diet can have a big influence on the health of our gut, but did you know it can make lasting changes in as little as three …

Wellness

We’re Worrying About the Wrong Kind of AI

Biologists are growing "mini brains" in labs faster than they can answer the ethical questions.<p>No computer has yet shown features of true human-level artificial intelligence much less conscious awareness. Some experts think we won't see it for a long time to come. And yet academics, ethicists, …

How to help someone who might be at risk of suicide

Suicide is rare but it’s also increasing in America.<p>The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade last week woke many Americans up to the growing problem of suicide across the country. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate has increased in …

The 6 most nutrient-dense foods that should rule your diet

Preventing common diseases (like cancer and heart disease) and promoting health and longevity is as simple as regular trips to the farmers’ market, …

Nutrition

Bill Gates gives a book to every US student graduating in 2018

What does every college graduate need? According to Bill Gates, it’s a compendium of statistics. This summer, the software billionaire is set to give a copy of the late Hans Rosling’s Factfulness to every student graduating from a US college.<p>Published in April, the book lays out Rosling’s argument …

Bill Gates

A widow struggles to make sense of suicide when there were no signs

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was the positive, glass-half-full one in their marriage. He was the problem-solver with boundless energy. He was the one who saw the good in life and, when she was down, lifted her up.<p>So when Uschi Stokes' 43-year-old husband, Aaron, went to a shooting range last year and took his own …

Mental Health

“Pantsdrunk,” Or “Kalsarikänni,” Is The Finnish Form Of Hygge That Is Literally Just Drinking In Your Underwear

If you love the idea of lifestyle trends but hate the idea of actually having to change your lifestyle, you’re in luck: a new Finnish lifestyle …