Antoine Gélinas

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Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …

Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

Physics

King's 2,100-Year-Old Mausoleum, Vast Trove Of Artifacts Discovered In China

A 2,100-year-old mausoleum built for a king named Liu Fei has been discovered in modern-day Xuyi County in Jiangsu, China, archaeologists report.<p>Liu Fei died in 128 B.C. during the 26th year of his rule over a kingdom named Jiangdu, which was part of the Chinese empire.<p>Although the mausoleum had …

How Man-Made Earthquakes Are Changing the Seismic Landscape

Scientists say fracking is part of why Oklahoma now rivals California in quake activity.<p>This isn't just the stuff of comic-book villains: Real humans in the real world—actually, in Oklahoma, of all places—can cause earthquakes.<p>Scientists have known about man-made earthquakes for decades. They've …

In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place

A manmade virus that acts like “a remote control” for neurons helped psychologists research the connection.<p>It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: <i>“Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?”</i><p>Psychologists hypothesize that we lock in that memory by linking …

Scientists Explain Mystery Behind Sand Dune That Swallowed Boy

Decomposing trees and homes may be responsible for the sand dune hole that swallowed a boy in June 2013.<p><b>Decomposing trees, dilapidated houses, and other items buried over 70 years by a rapidly moving sand dune could be responsible for a sudden and mysterious hole that swallowed a six-year-old boy</b> …

Sex Without Fear

Gabriel and his friends like to go dancing at places in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen like Viva and Pacha. One night last winter, they ended up at a …

Public Health

The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.<p>For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus …

7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict

Are you "pro-Israel" or "pro-Palestine"? It isn't even noon yet as I write this, and I've already been accused of being both.<p>These terms intrigue me because they directly speak to the doggedly tribal nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You don't hear of too many other countries being …

The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker

In Mississippi, there is only one clinic where a woman can go if she needs an abortion. The state is trying to close it down. At that clinic, there is a doctor who tends to the needs of these women, and he has to fly in from out of state to do it. There is no shutting him down.<p><b>Perfectly bald, with</b> …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …