Whitney Amador

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Why Humans Hate the Scent of Blood (But Wolves Love It)

The coppery scent of fresh blood is known to attract predators. And now, scientists have pinpointed a molecule in mammal blood that plays a pivotal …

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Universe

Feds, 11 states crack down on student loan scams

article<p>Federal and state officials have launched the first national crackdown on companies that they say gouge student loan borrowers, accusing them of taking more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years and falsely promising debt relief.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>The Federal Trade Commission, …

Personal Finance

The science of spying: how the CIA secretly recruits academics – podcast

In order to tempt nuclear scientists from countries such as Iran or North Korea to defect, US spy agencies routinely send agents to academic conferences – or even host their own fake ones<p>• Read the text version here<p><b>Subscribe via Audioboom, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Acast & Sticher</b> <b>and</b> …

Spying

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

Our only mission to Saturn is over. Here's what we've learned.

The Cassini spacecraft has been in orbit around Saturn for 13 years, beaming data and photographs back to Earth. When it deliberately dove into …

Large Hadron Collider discovers five hidden subatomic particles

Five new particles have been discovered 'hiding in plain sight' at the Large Hadron Collider.<p>How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other …

Will phages complicate quest for designer gut bacteria? - Futurity

Plans to use the CRISPR genome-editing system to produce designer gut bacteria may need to account for the dynamic evolution of the microbial immune …

Deutsche Bank Fined in Plan to Help Russians Launder $10 Billion

Deutsche Bank agreed on Monday to pay a $425 million fine to New York State’s main financial regulator to settle charges that it helped Russian investors launder as much as $10 billion through its branches in Moscow, London and New York.<p>The punishment represents the latest regulatory black eye for …

Investing

China's shadow banking crusade risks bond market crash

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s campaign to cut high debt levels in its economy is aiming this year to shrink the $3 trillion shadow banking sector, which could drain a critical source of income for the country’s banks and of funding for its fragile bond market.<p>Shadow banking, a term for financial …

Economy

Whole Foods to shut three regional kitchens

(Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O) said it would close three remaining regional kitchen facilities as part of an ongoing plan to streamline its operations.<p>The three kitchen facilities are in Everett, Massachusetts, Landover, Maryland and Atlanta, a company spokeswoman said in an emailed …