Paul Howell

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Ultrasonic bubbles give cold water bug-killing cleaning power

A hand-held device that infuses a gentle stream of regular cold water with ultrasound to turn it into a highly effective cleaning tool has been developed by British scientists, who say it could reduce dependence on traditional detergents and help combat anti-microbial resistance.<p>The device, known …

'The Visit' Explores What Would Actually Happen If Aliens Came To Earth

And asks some big questions about what it means to be human<p>As long as we have been human, we have looked at the stars and wondered if anything like us exists elsewhere out there. More recently, we’ve found new ways to try to answer that question, by capturing images of far-off worlds or sending our …

Lasers may ease pain for 'napalm girl' in AP photograph

More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath long sleeves, but a single tear down her otherwise radiant face betrays the pain she has endured since that errant napalm strike in 1972.<p>Now she has a new chance to heal — a prospect she once thought possible only in a life after death.<p>"So …

A top recruiter on what anyone can see after 30 seconds with your resume

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What do recruiters look for in a resume at first glance?</i> <i>Answer by Ambra Benjamin, Engineering Recruiter.</i><p>I don’t look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online.<p>There has been for many decades, a mysterious Wizard of Oz-type …

Employment

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9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to executive chef Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite …

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

Why is the speed of light the speed of light? – Sidney Perkowitz

If you visit the Paris Observatory on the left bank of the Seine, you’ll see a plaque on its wall announcing that the speed of light was first …

Atlanta Hawks Roll Out Ashley Madison-Themed Marketing Campaign

The Atlanta Hawks unveiled a marketing campaign inspired by Ashley Madison, the recently hacked site targeted at people looking to have an affair, to …

Taco Bell

Star Wars: why Princess Leia is nearly two years older than twin Luke Skywalker

Relative velocity time dilation means that Princess Leia is older than Luke Skywalker, according to scientists<p>They are supposed to be twins, but Princess Leia would actually be nearly two years older than Luke Skywalker because of Einstein’s theory of relativity, say scientists.<p>The fact that Luke …

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

University of Manitoba

Netflix and Amazon users sue to stop Chicago’s 9% streaming tax

It’s on. Subscribers to popular streaming services, including XBox Live and Spotify, have filed a lawsuit that claims the city of Chicago’s …

Tencent gives its Two Cents on World War III: Deconstructing China's Video Game Visions of War

PR escalation<p>Tencent, one of China's Internet commerce giants, released a chest pumping (but visually accurate) CGI video of a victorious PLA in time for China's 70th VJ day parade on September 3, 2015. Just like a recent technothriller featuring an unprovoked sneak attack on US soil …

Lost Weather Balloon GoPro Found 2 Years Later with Grand Canyon ‘Money Shot’

Back in 2013, five friends in Arizona decided to capture some photos and video from the edge of space by sending a GoPro up on a weather balloon. The …

John McAfee: US presidential bid for anti-virus mogul

<b>Maverick tech veteran John McAfee has confirmed he is running for US president.</b><p>Mr McAfee, who founded an anti-virus company of the same name, filed a candidacy statement on Tuesday.<p>The US entrepreneur, 69, attracted international attention when he went on the run in 2012 following the murder of his …

Convert or die: ISIS chief's former slave says he beat her, raped U.S. hostage

<b>(CNN) —</b> When ISIS came for Zeinat and her family, they ran, terrified, for the safety of the mountains. They had heard the horror stories and knew only too well what might happen to them if they stayed in their home.<p>But they were too late; stranded at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar by the huge …

Free Syrian Army

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over …

Online Education

Snakebite antidote is running out

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1191000/1191980_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524624717_1c2bf995b9c6391d7f505d87ec0e3eac<p><b>The world is running out of one of the most effective snakebite treatments, putting tens of thousands of lives at risk, warn experts.</b><p>Medicins Sans …

60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since there …

Wildlife

How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

The Fully Immersive Mind of Oliver Sacks

<i>Pioneering neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died Sunday, August 30 at age 82. In his writings about patients' sometimes bizarre case studies—which</i> …

Climate Change Means One World's Death and Another's Birth

A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he …

Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Germany welcomes all Syrian asylum seekers, defying EU rules

Germany has welcomed all Syrian asylum seekers to remain in the country in a monumental step to try to resolve the refugee crisis in Europe, …

The medical abortion works — so why aren't more women using it?

And why aren't doctors more vocal about it?<p>I found out I was pregnant during a routine gynecological exam after I mentioned my period was a few days late. My doctor told me she’d need to collect a urine sample anyway, so they’d test it just to be sure. I wasn’t worried. I’d only been off hormonal …

Junípero Serra’s missions destroyed entire native cultures--now he's going to be a saint

It's a warm fall day outside Mission Dolores, where an Ohlone man whose baptismal name is Francisco is tied to a whipping post. A week ago he ran away to the village where he grew up, but the soldiers hunted him down and brought him back in chains. A priest has gathered the other Indians at the …

Pritam Thakur's answer to Who are some lesser known people who changed the world?

<b>Dennis Ritchie</b> <b>:</b> <i>Father of C Programming language</i><p>The programming legend without whom there wouldn't have been any C/C++/Java and hence no Unix (most …

The Huge, Pricey Detectors That Capture Tiny Neutrinos

Neutrinos are devilishly hard to detect. They're the most antisocial of particles: The ghostly things will pass right through entire planets without …

Meet the Guy Who Sorts All the World's Numbers in His Attic

Neil Sloane is considered by some to be one of the most influential mathematicians of our time.<p>That’s not because of any particular theorem the …

How many shares can Apple repurchase?

Apple $200 billion cash hoard, combined with its now $69 billion in annual free cash flow, often doesn't get the credit it deserves.<p>The company has proven to investors it is willing to aggressively return a good chunk of this cash to shareholders through dividends and repurchases, with a heavy …