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13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

So you go awhile between dustings. Let the dog sleep in the bed. Watch moisture bead up on the bathroom window. However, these innocent-seeming …

Cleaning

2018 MacBook Pro review roundup: Apple unleashes a speed demon

Apple’s new MacBook Pro offers buyers significantly improved performance at the same price as last year’s models, as well as a “quieter,” improved butterfly keyboard and a True Tone display. But is it worth the upgrade?<p>Early reviews of the 2018 update are out now. Here’s what they say about Apple’s …

MacBook Pro

The beam of light that heals bed sores and ulcers 

Now that's a bright idea! The beam of light that heals bed sores and ulcers<p>Light therapy is increasingly being used to treat medical conditions such …

Immune System

Designer babies on horizon as ethics council gives green light to genetically edited embryos

Designer babies are on the horizon after an influential group of scientists concluded that it could be ‘morally permissible’ to genetically engineer human embryos.<p>In a new report which opens the door to a change in the law, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that DNA editing could become an …

Genetics

Could The Present Ever Change The Past

In our everyday lives, things seem to happen in a particular order. Things that happen to us seem to be triggered by earlier events. The upset stomach we have in the evening is caused by that third taco we had at lunch. Doing well on a final exam is thanks to studying the entire week before. Our …

Quantum Physics

A Standing Desk Riser Will Drastically Improve Your Productivity And Relieve Back Pain

7:00 PM 07/16/2018<p>In late 2017, I was fortunate enough to get a FlexiSpot rising desk. You can read my entire review of the desk here. In short, the …

Pain

Study: To Avoid Alzheimer’s, Pay Attention To Your Blood Pressure

6:30 PM 07/16/2018<p>New research on the link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease stresses the importance of managing heart health in order …

Dementia

Fat-Freezing Procedure May Have More Complications Than Doctors Thought

Some patients who have the “CoolSculpting” procedure end up with firmer fat.<p>Getty Images<p>Imagine a quick, nonsurgical procedure that could reduce …

Medicine

Is Plant Protein Better For You Than Animal Protein?

We all need protein, but meat isn’t the only place to find it. People who swap out animal protein for plant-based alternatives often end up eating …

Nutrition

A Tiny Taipei Apartment Pursues Muji-Like Minimalism For $35K

Completed on a budget of $35,000, this 355-square-foot apartment has been designed with young professionals in mind.<p>Nestled in a 12-story residential tower, a tiny one-bedroom apartment has been revamped by local design practice Phoebe Sayswow Architects to display how small-scale living can be …

Interior Design

Blood Pressure Medication That May Contain Cancer-Causing Impurity Is Recalled

Several drug companies have recalled medications containing valsartan, an off-patent ingredient used in generic medications to treat heart failure …

High Blood Pressure

The 10 best blood pressure apps

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it can be a constant worry to try and bring down your numbers. We have chosen the best apps to …

Putin Says He Agreed With Trump to Secure Syria Border With Israel

Russia has agreed with the U.S. to secure Syria’s border with Israel in line with a 1974 cease-fire agreement over the occupied Golan Heights, …

Middle East

Every Tiny Speck of Light in This Image Is a Galaxy

To help us grok the immensity of the cosmos, the European Space Agency has released a remarkable image of space in which every point is an entire …

Universe

Cinnamon may help battle infections

Concerns over antibiotic resistance are reaching fever pitch, and the race is on to uncover novel compounds to replace them. A new study suggests …

Medicine

There are over a quadrillion tons of diamonds lurking 100 miles below the Earth's surface, according to scientists

That diamond on your wedding ring isn't as rare as you might think.<p>Using sound waves, scientists uncovered a cache of diamonds distributed deep below the Earth's surface, and it amounts to over a quadrillion tons of the precious mineral. (Yes, you read that right.)<p>That's according to a new study …

Earth Science

20 Must-Visit Attractions in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to seemingly endless natural beauty as well as a rich cultural history, ensuring there’s something to discover that will astound …

European Travel

BREAKING: CRISPR Could Be Causing Extensive Mutations And Genetic Damage After All

"It became clear that something unexpected was happening."<p>CRISPR has been heralded as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science, but …

Genetics

Elon Musk's Tesla Teases Giant Virtual Power Plant After Successful Trial

It's coming online.<p>Tesla’s virtual power plant is coming to life. Last week, the company shared a teaser video of the plans to build the world’s …

Tesla

The first Bluetooth headphones with graphene drivers are 30% off for Prime Day

At this point you’ve been reading for years that graphene is a miracle material that is going to revolutionize every industry from batteries and cars …

Tech Trends

A Photonic Circuit for Quantum Computers

Getting photons to interact is a key step toward using them as qubitsThe foundational element of quantum computers is the qubit. Qubits can be any …

Quantum Physics

Another Volcano? Jupiter Probe Sees Hotspot on Roiling Moon Io (Photo)

NASA's Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft may have just boosted the already-impressive volcano tally on the gas giant's lava-spewing moon Io.<p>Juno's …

Astronomy

Why Mars appears to be moving backward

Our solar system is in constant motion, with all eight planets — and dwarf planet Pluto — orbiting the sun. Most of those planets are visible from Earth, even to the naked eye. If you track them in the sky night after night, you'll notice that their position changes slightly; as they orbit the sun, …

Astronomy

11 Clever Kitchen Hacks that Only the Professionals Know

They say that architects cover their mistakes with ivy, chefs with mayonnaise. Unfortunately, not all your cooking mishaps can be fixed with the help …

Food

New PET scan for Alzheimer's disease directly measures synaptic loss

Exciting new research from Yale University has revealed a new method that could potentially objectively diagnose if a person is suffering through the …

Neuroscience

One Simple Way to Reduce Visual Clutter All Over Your Space

You may have only heard of decanting when it comes to wine, but this technique is a game-changer for organizing your home. By moving everyday …

Cleaning

An Aspirin A Day? Not So Fast

I thought we’d put this one to bed. A large-scale study showed that low-dose aspirin (one quarter of a standard 325 mg pill, or about 81 mg) taken once a day can prevent heart attacks and some common types of cancer, including colon cancer.<p>I wrote about this topic just over a year ago, and I’ve …

Biomedicine

21 Absolutely Invaluable Kitchen Hacks Few People Know Of

We’ve gathered together some life hacks for preparing food, cleaning and organizing your cooking space. Some of them you may have never …

Hacking

The only sunburn remedies that actually work

Help your skin heal with these tips from a dermatologist.<p>To treat a sunburn, the very best thing you can do is prevent yourself from getting one in the first place. Wear protective clothing, don’t stay out in the light for too long, slather on gobs of sunscreen (far more than you think you should), …

Skin Care

Scientists Just Showed It's Possible to Split Water Into Hydrogen And Oxygen in Space

The ingredients we need for long-distance space travel.<p>Space agencies and private companies already have advanced plans to send humans to Mars in the …

Energy