Eduardo Alarcon

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Scientists Reveal That Quantum Time Travel Exists

Around ten years ago researcher Dave Bacon, now at Google, showed that a time-travelling quantum computer could quickly solve a group of problems, …

Quantum Physics

The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity | Erik Solheim

Plastic pollution has grabbed the world’s attention, and with good cause.<p>More than 100 years after its invention, we’re addicted. To pass a day without encountering some form of plastic is nearly impossible. We’ve always been eager to embrace the promise of a product that could make life cheaper, …

Sustainability

Cutting out meat and dairy is the best thing you can do for the planet

<b>Huge new study reveals that going vegan offers far greater benefits than quitting flying or driving an electric car.</b><p>Meat and dairy, delicious though …

Intermittent Fasting Is Confusing: Here's Exactly When To Eat

As a functional medicine practitioner, I see a wide range of health problems that all stem from chronic inflammation. And while acute inflammation is …

What happens in my body when I get food poisoning?

Was it the leftovers you had for lunch, or that dodgy takeaway?<p>Most of us are all too familiar with the unpleasant symptoms of food poisoning, from …

Indigenous communities moving away from government utilities

Indigenous communities are rejecting non-indigenous energy projects in favour of community-led sustainable energy infrastructure.<p>The switch has led …

Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why not to

I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.<p>Why? Because spiders are an important part of …

Insects

And that’s a wrap! 🎬 Just spent the last week with a talented group of filmmakers-socially conscious/active -magic makers at a workshop …

And that’s a wrap! 🎬 Just spent the last week with a talented group of filmmakers-socially conscious/active -magic makers at a workshop on #ParticipativeFilmmaking #VideografiaParticipativa. We went into the field to practice our tools where Miriam, Lupe and Rosa, our three heartwarming hosts showed us around their chacra and collaborated in making a film about the struggles they and their community face regarding changes in climate, lack of infrastructure for sustainable agricultural …

New Study Reveals Diabetics Have Stronger Emotional Links to Negativity

A recent study carried out by researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) suggests that the negative feelings experienced by those suffering from Type …

Biggest Camino de Santiago Dangers & Annoyances

Although trekking across the Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) is mostly an enjoyable experience, there are a few hazards associated with …

What the ‘Quiet Crisis’ of Soil Loss Does to Crop Yields, Greenhouse Gases

COLUMBUS, Ohio — At the west end of The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, within eyeshot of Ohio Stadium and the Columbus city skyline, passed …

Your Mood Literally Changes How You See the World, New Science Shows

A fascinating new study suggests what you feel is often what you see.<p>If a gorilla walked through the middle of a basketball game you were watching, would you notice it?<p>Most people would reply with an instant yes to this question, but science actually shows that the answer depends way more on …

Psychology

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Why archaeologists are arguing about sweet potatoes

It’s a hot (potato) mess.<p>At some point, sweet potatoes crossed the Pacific. This much we know. As for the rest—How? When? Why?—we’re just not sure.<p>Or, to be more clear, some people are sure they’re sure, and others disagree.<p>Sweet potatoes have been at the center of a massive archaeological debate …

It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

<i>This content originally appeared on Time.</i><p>When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I …

High School

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Android News

Spindle asymmetry drives non-Mendelian chromosome segregation

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Asymmetry

Give soils their due

We are not paying enough attention to the world's soils, a “nearly forgotten resource” and our “silent ally,” 33% of which are in a state of …

Farming

Urban Excavation At Oxford University Reveals 800-Year-Old Artifacts Detailing The Life Of Medieval Students

The Franciscan friary that began in 1224 revolutionized the curriculum at Oxford.<p>The life of medieval students studying at the University of Oxford …

Yale study reveals gut bacteria can spread to other organs to trigger autoimmune disease

A new study from Yale University has discovered that a certain type of gut bacteria can migrate from the gut to other parts of the body, triggering …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Do trees really talk to each other?

There's a good, long piece in this issue of <i>Smithsonian</i> about the scientific debate over whether trees talk to one another.<p>Trees certainly <i>communicate</i>. …

There's 28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you need to know about

Are you an experienced iPhone user?<p>With so much technology surrounding Apple iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks even …

19 ‘USSD’ Codes That Unlock Hidden Features in Your iPhone

When you want to tweak your iPhone’s preferences, you’ll usually open up the Settings app. That’s basic iOS 101. What you might not know is that …

Younger siblings play a role in developing empathy—older ones just get the credit

Good news, parents! Your kids’ empathy levels, or lack thereof, may not be all your fault. A new study, published today in Child Development, finds that both older and younger siblings positively influence each other’s empathy over time.<p>This challenges the established wisdom that it is only older …

Siblings

CRISPR Isn't Just For Gene Editing Any More

Five years ago, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, it was big news. …

Genetics

A Zen Master's Advice On Coping With Trump

It involves a lot more than meditating.<p><i>For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction.</i><p>What can Zen Buddhism teach us about the art of effective …

How urban farmers are learning to grow food without soil or natural light

Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with …

Aquaponics

Full-length serotonin receptor structure seen for first time

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have used Nobel prize-winning microscope technology to see full length …