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The Quantum Race the United States Can’t Afford To Lose

The quantum race is on, and the stakes are high. The winner will gain a military and intelligence edge, as well as a first mover advantage in what is …

Quantum Computing

Are We All Quantum Computers? Scientists Are Conducting Tests to Find Out

It's actually less crazy than it sounds.<p>It's possible that our own human brains are capable of performing advanced quantum computing calculations - …

Quantum Mechanics

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?

Federal officials have recommended a vaccine against shingles that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults from the painful rash. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended shots continues to be an uphill battle, health providers say.<p>"I'm healthy; I'll …

Public Health

This DIY Rustic Cooler Was Converted From a Broken Refrigerator

With just $40 for supplies, standard tools, and a free day or two, you can turn your old fridge into an attractive backyard cooler.<p>Already getting amped for barbecue season? This clever hack will make your next summer party a success.<p>Hosting a ton of people in your yard can be a logistical ordeal, …

DIY

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive<p>It was hard times for the bomber pilots that floated over Europe, their planes incinerating cities below, like birds of prey. Even as they turned the once-bustling streets beneath to howling firestorms, …

Santa Cruz

Three days in the Catskills, a rural escape from NYC

New Yorkers who aren’t enticed by a weekend amid the image-conscious crowds of the Hamptons often head a couple of hours north of the city for a more nature-clad respite: the Catskills. Follow their lead to discover the charms of this woodland escape. The Catskill Forest Preserve has provided the …

New England

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Google says Bristlecone chip could ignite quantum computing

Google's quantum computing effort takes a big step forward, and the company thinks a prototype could outdo conventional machines in some tasks.<p>Google has a quantum computer chip, called Bristlecone, and the company thinks it'll outdo the classical computers using today's silicon processor …

Quantum Computing

The Warm, Delicate Pastry That Brings Me Back to Hong Kong

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for outstanding recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature—this warm, delicate tart brings community member checker back to traveling in Hong Kong.</i><p>Of the all places I’ve had the good fortune to visit, I consider Hong Kong my favorite …

Google moves toward quantum supremacy with 72-qubit computer

<b>LOS ANGELES</b> — Quantum computers are bulking up.<p>Researchers from Google are testing a quantum computer with 72 quantum bits, or qubits, scientists …

10 Breads from Around The World to Try Other Than a French Baguette

Breakfast

3 reasons to claim Social Security early

Sometimes, it pays to get a jump start on those benefits.<p>Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retirees, and while your individual benefits are determined based on what you earned during your career, the age at which you first file can affect those payments as well. …

Retirement

In Hospitals, Pneumonia Is a Lethal Enemy

At a time when the public is concerned with drug-resistant superbugs, researchers have identified another danger of going to the hospital: contracting pneumonia.<p>Hospital-acquired pneumonia is more pervasive and urgent than most people realize, a new study warns, and hospitals in America aren’t …

Medicine

How much money do you really need to be happy? A new study has answers.

Are rich people happier? The answer is complex. Some research shows having more cash decreases sadness, likely since it helps you combat adversity, …

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

<b>Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the development of a programmable quantum processor made with silicon.</b><p>The team used microwave energy to align two electron particles suspended in silicon, then used them to perform a set of test calculations.<p>By using silicon, the scientists hope that …

Quantum Mechanics

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

Cannabis

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Could Dark Matter Spawn 'Shadow Life'?

The vast majority of mass in our universe is invisible, and for a while, physicists have been trying really hard to understand what this elusive …

Dark Matter

Great lakes and how to explore them

Want sandy beaches, gentle waves and vast open water? Oceanside jaunts aren’t your only option. In fact, some of the best water-based escapes can be found inland.<p>From giant inland seas to calm alpine waters, the world’s greatest lakes showcase nature at its most diverse and dramatic, as well as …

Great Lakes

Tinnitus reduced or even eliminated by device that resets brain activity

It's just a simple pair of earbuds and some stick-on electrodes, but this device could be what millions of people worldwide have been waiting for – …

Neurophilosophy

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the '90s, there's adaptive …

Pets

We Might Have Been Wrong Telling People to Take Daily Vitamins, New Study Suggests

The evidence just isn't there.<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins.<p>Or not.<p>…

The New England Journal of Medicine

Opioid abuse in the U.S. is so bad it’s lowering life expectancy. Why hasn’t the epidemic hit other countries?

For the second year in a row, life expectancy in the United States has dropped.<p>It is not hard to understand why: In 2016, there was a 21 percent rise in the number of deaths caused by drug overdoses, with opioids causing two-thirds of them. Last year, the opioid epidemic killed 42,000 people, more …

Health Care

There Are 7 Types of Near-Death Experiences, According to Science

Depending on your beliefs, the experience of death hovers over our lives like an unknowable but inevitable void.<p>Aside from the well-cited …

15 'health foods' you're better off avoiding

Eating healthy can often feel like torture in a country whose crowning achievement in food is the Crunchwrap Supreme.<p>To make matters worse, a lot of supposedly healthy foods aren't actually very good for you.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider asked Andy Bellatti, a registered dietitian and the …

Nutrition

Essential eats in Pittsburgh

Sometimes lightning does indeed strike twice; such is the case for Pittsburgh, a vital star in the constellation of so-called Rust Belt cities. The city's recent economic developments have re-energized its long culinary legacy, and new restaurants are popping up each week alongside some of the …

Acquainted

What We've Learned From 60 Years of U.S.-Funded UFO Probes

The newly revealed Pentagon program is certainly not the first federally funded project to hunt for signs of advanced intelligence in the galaxy.<p>A recently revealed, formerly secret U.S. government program that studied unexplained aerial phenomena—more colloquially referred to as UFOs—came as a …

18 'healthy habits' you should give up in 2018

We all have them — habits we think are healthy because we heard them somewhere on the news or from a health-conscious friend. And no matter how much we hate them, we just keep doing them because we think they're good for us.<p>Take using BMI to tell whether you're a healthy weight. Is it really the …

Low Fat