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The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

Espresso machines are the ideal tool for THC extraction, scientists discover

In an article recently published in The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry, a group of researchers have hailed your …

Cannabis

Turning back the clock! Mother-of-two, 41, reveals the secrets to her incredibly youthful appearance - and she exercises LESS than she did in her twenties

At 41 years old, you would be forgiven for thinking that mother-of-two Belinda Norton is somewhere in her twenties.<p>With a glowing complexion, toned …

Physical Education

These Are the 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in the U.S. Right Now

For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., according to an annual report from …

Health Care

Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

National Parks

Does Everyone Have the Ability to Become a Genius?

Good news for those of you that have ever wanted to acquire a virtuosic skill without putting in the work to develop it. It is possible (though not …

Autism

Scientists Just Successfully Reversed Ageing in Lab Grown Human Cells

Whoa.<p>The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our …

Medicine

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Information Security

Can I Use an Air Purifier to Clear My Home of Wildfire Smoke?

With more significant fires becoming the new normal nationwide, even those people not directly threatened are concerned about what to do about …

Air Purifiers

Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?

Chris Monroe’s vision for quantum computers is simple: He wants people to use them. Monroe, a physicist and co-founder of the quantum computing …

Quantum Computing

Wrigley Billionaire Moves From Chewing Gum to Medical Marijuana

The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum is moving into pot.<p>William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s …

Cannabis

5 Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Science says stripping down is good for more than your sex life.<p>All of us want a good night's sleep. And while there are endless suggestions on how …

Sleep

8 Fascinating Chemical Differences Between Smoking Weed Vs. Vaping Weed

With vaping on the rise, and the current side effects of vaping still unknown, many people are left wondering what, if any, are the differences …

Cannabis

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, …

Medical Research

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Nuclear Energy

CRISPR creates new species with single giant chromosome

For at least the last 10 million years every yeast cell of the sort used to make beer or bread has had 16 chromosomes. But now—thanks to CRISPR …

Biology

The $90 LED Light That Destroys Shower Mold For Good

A few months ago, we wrote about a mind-blowing bacteria-killing under-cabinet light, and it changed the cleaning game forever. And now, the brand …

Fungi

In a Weyl thermopile—low-power devices may one day run on new heat-based power source

A new way to generate electricity in special materials called Weyl magnets has been discovered by physicists at the University of Tokyo. The method …

Nanotech

Geckos can regenerate parts of their brain, which could help us heal our own

<b>LIZARD BRAINS.</b> We knew that they can regenerate their tails (and spinal cords). But it turns out that geckos can regenerate parts of their brain, …

Cell Biology

Laser-blasted graphene boosts capacity of sodium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are effective, but they can be a bit on the expensive side. Striking a balance between common materials and efficiency is …

Graphene

A Lack of This One Molecule Might Be The Reason Millions of People Have Depression

The evidence has been building for decades.<p>People who live with depression have low blood levels of a specific molecule, new medical research has …

Stanford University

The six best programming languages to learn right now

Which languages are most popular among developers due to their high demand, and how to get started learning them.<p>Knowing which programming language …

Programming

This Is Exactly How You Can Reset Your Metabolism, According to a Nutritionist

Changing any habit, no matter how small, is surprisingly difficult. You don't realize how set in your ways you are until you try to switch them up. …

Nutrition

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Look Out Viagra, You've Got Competition: Introducing CannaMojo

Following a career in pharmaceutical sales and then the cosmetic laser business, Ted Naylon said he needed a break. He was tired of working 15 hours a day. Eager for an opportunity where he wouldn’t have to pay for overhead or worry about employee drama, Naylon consulted his accountant, who advised …

Cannabis

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

Recent discoveries have revealed that much of the traditional understanding of the human origin story is wrong.<p>Until the past few years, most anthropologists and archaeologists believed that the first members of our species — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved in East Africa approximately 200,000 years ago.<p>As …

Anthropology

Brain to Brain Communication Breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Washington have completed the first “noninvasive human-to-human brain interface”, allowing one researcher to control …

Telomeres, Aging and Cancer | Learn Science at Scitable

Introduction<p>How do the natural ends of chromosomes — called telomeres — differ from chromosome ends generated at the site of a chromosomal break? …

Medicine

Air-Purifying Plants So Good, Nasa Used Them in the Space Station

Plus, they’ll make your home feel like a tropical paradise.<p>You have to admit, there is something sweet and crisp in the air of a home that’s filled …

Plants