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The Quantum Fluid Inside Neutron Stars

In 1937 Pyotr Kapitsa and John F. Allen discovered a strange behavior of ultracold liquids known as superfluidity. A superfluid is a fluid with no viscosity, basically a frictionless liquid. Without viscosity, the fluid has no way to dampen its motion. Because of this, superfluids have some pretty …


How to Protect Your Eyes From Macular Degeneration

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>Is macular degeneration hereditary? My mother lost her vision from it before she died a few years ago, and now at age 65, I'm worried I may get it. What can you tell me?<p>--Nearsighted Susan<p><i>Dear Susan,</i><p>Having a parent or sibling with macular degeneration does indeed increase your …

High Blood Pressure

See-Through Solar Is Tomorrow’s Threat to Oil

Solar energy is the future. The problem is, it’s been the future for a long time. And while progress has been made, using the sun as a primary source …

Clean Energy

Barbados PM says island will replace the Queen and move towards republic

Prime minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart says the shift to a republic will happen in the near future<p>The Queen could be the monarch of one less country next year after the prime minister of <b>Barbados</b> announced his intention to replace Her Majesty as the country’s head of state.<p>Freundel Stuart told a …

8 Ways To Get Work Done Faster

John Maynard Keynes, a famous economist in the 1930’s, predicted that his grandchildren would have a three-hour workday. Sadly, it did not happen–In fact, we now have the reverse! Organizations are looking for ways to do more with less, the population is aging, and the pace of work is …


3 Warren Buffett Habits We Should All Adopt

While we can't be Warren Buffett, there are three things we can do to help us try to match his success.<p>Warren Buffett has grown from a boy who at 7 …

The Workplace

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Lewis Hamilton pours derision on Red Bull and Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One fears

The Mercedes driver is unimpressed by Ecclestone's suggestion that rule changes are needed to stop F1 turning losing its competitiveness<p><b>Lewis Hamilton</b> has told his and <b>Formula One</b>'s detractors he would beat anyone in the same car, pouring scorn on <b>suggestions by Bernie Ecclestone</b> and others that an …

Motor Racing