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Are Creatures Living Among Us in Parallel Dimensions?

People have been looking for signs of intelligent life in our universe for decades to no avail. Many believe the reason we haven't been successful is …

Paranormal

This Is What Happened to My Body After the First Week of the Keto Diet

So. Much. Butter.<p>In October of last year Michael Easter wrote a story for Tonic entitled: "The Ketogenic Diet Is Probably Not for You," to which my visceral response was: “Oh <i>yeah</i>?” I just reread it moments ago and realized that, through his reporting, Easter had given me all the research-backed …

Drinking hot tea linked to cancer

Hot tea can increase the risk of a deadly cancer five-fold for people who also regularly drink alcohol, Chinese research suggests.<p>People who drink at least one alcoholic beverage and a "burning hot" cup of tea on a daily basis were five times more likely to develop esophageal cancer than people who …

Cancer

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

World History

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Unexpected environmental source of methane discovered

An unexpected source of methane in the environment has been inadvertently discovered.

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How a small dietary change might keep your brain young

Over the Christmas period, our minds are filled with pumpkin pie, eggnog, chocolate, and more pumpkin pie. According to a new study, however, we …

A South Korean bitcoin exchange has filed for bankruptcy after being hacked again

A South Korean bitcoin exchange called Youbit said (link in Korean) hackers had stolen 17% of its asset reserves and it now plans to file for bankruptcy.<p>For Yapian, the company that operates the Seoul-based exchange, it was the second breach (paywall) in less than eight months. The company said …

Bitcoin Exchange

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as regulators grapple with 'speculative mania'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief warning of a 'speculative mania" that has seen the digital asset making rip-roaring gains.<p>As bitcoin futures made …

The Blockchain Could Make Trust Accessible to Everyone

Thomas Hedger<p>The blockchain isn’t just about transferring money—it’s also changing how people worldwide access data, keep and access records, and prove ownership.<p>You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin, the digital currency that many techies and Redditors have been promoting since its mysterious …

Blockchain

Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing

In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene …

Fundamental Physical Constants

And Examples of When They May Be Used<p>Physics is described in the language of mathematics, and the equations of this language make use of a wide array …

Physics

ScienceAlert Deal: 4 Essential Coding Languages You Should Know in 2018

Which is the best for you?<p>Coding is becoming a more and more essential and valued skill in a range of industries. Even if it isn't the core of your …

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

6 Ways to Practice Lagom, the Swedish Secret to a Balanced, Happy Life

This Scandanavian lifestyle trend is about to be everywhere.<p>Fourteen years ago, Niki Brantmark was invited to spend her summer vacation with a friend …

Scientists Link ‘Cat Parasite' to Common Human Neurological Disorders

A new study shows that <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>—a brain parasite often transmitted to humans by cats—triggers various changes in the human brain which …

Smart Cities: Aarhus, Denmark

Copenhagen gets all the attention, but Denmark’s lesser known city of Aarhus is giving Nordic travelers many reasons to go west.<p>Situated about a hundred miles northwest of Copenhagen, Aarhus has been designated a 2017 European Capital of Culture, and both the city and the central Denmark region …

European Travel

How Python makes programming simple

In IT, it’s hard to completely avoid writing programs, even if they’re just small ones. But not all IT folks also want to be developers, and the …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

'There are things worse than death': can a cancer cure lead to brutal bioweapons?

Splitting the atom brought humanity nuclear power and nuclear weapons. A cure for cancer could have the same potential for pushing humanity to new highs – or terrifying lows. According to John Sotos, the chief medical officer of Intel, the same technology that might someday allow us to defeat …

Joe Biden

Making Sense of the Obamacare Repeal Process

The methods Senate Republicans are using to try to pass a new health law are confusing, but still bound by some clear rules.<p>What would <i>Schoolhouse Rock!</i> have to say about the reconciliation process? The old animated educational short was a useful introduction to “regular order” in Congress. Add a …

Health Care

These doctors think electronic health records are hurting their relationships with patients

Dr. Albert Chan demonstrates inputting medical information into an electronic health record. Many doctors are fed up with how time-consuming EHRs …

Escape the crowds: 17 of the world's greatest city parks

Disabled Children

Let's Model Radioactive Decay to Show How Carbon Dating Works

Radioactive material gets a bad rap, what with radiation and fallout and nuclear waste and all. But it offers some practical uses. One of the coolest …

Chemistry

Salute the Republic of California (all 25 days of it) under the bear flag in Sonoma

Apr. 10, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• S.F. Bay Area<p><b>Why:</b> Sonoma, just 45 miles north of San Francisco, has a bustling central plaza, the last Franciscan missions and a unique revolutionary history.<p><b>What:</b> Sonoma and its mission were born just as Mexico was wrestling control of the Californias away …

This is what happens to your brain when you take Xanax

Dr. Samoon Ahmad is a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist. He explains what happens to someone's brain when they take Xanax. He also discusses some of the long-term side effects of using Xanax. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It works on a receptor, which is called the GABA</i> …

Understanding the Shoulder and Bulletproofing It From Injury

<b>A few weeks ago I wrote on the importance of addressing the upper back musculature to develop a stable and functional shoulder joint and shoulder</b> …