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What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

Holistic Medicine

Apple logo creator will share his design secrets at live event this month

The Apple logo is among the most iconic corporate symbols in the world, and (with minor color-related tweaks over the years) has been used to represent Apple since 1977.<p>If you want to hear the story behind it, from original designer Rob Janoff, you’ll get your chance this month — when Janoff …

Graphic Design

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

Source: Sebastian Kaulitzki/Shutterstock<p>This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> …

Neurology

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

Pain

Seneca on True and False Friendship

“Ponder for a long time whether you shall admit a given person to your friendship; but when you have decided to admit him, welcome him with all your heart and soul.”<p><i>“Friendship is unnecessary,”</i> C.S. Lewis wrote, <i>“like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… it has no survival value; rather</i> …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Blockchain

How Did the Blues Become the Blues?

There’s a certain type of scholar who is obsessed with the Blues. The music’s historic record is riddled with holes, and, like swamp water, …

African-American News

Inflation Isn't Just Science, It's The Origin Of Our Universe

In order to be considered a scientific theory, there are three things your idea needs to do. First off, you have to reproduce all of the successes of the prior, leading theory. Second, you need to explain a new phenomenon that isn’t presently explained by the theory you’re seeking to replace. And …

Dark Matter

15 neat hidden features in iOS 11

After months and months of beta, iOS 11 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away.<p>If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short …

Neat

iOS 11 is a fresh start for the iPad

In the era of public beta testing and free major updates, chances are you’ve already heard about iOS 11 and plan to update your iPhone or iPad — it is now available to download. But iOS 11 isn’t your average iOS update. It turns your iPad into a completely different machine and it adds potentially …

Apps

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

Wellness

The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

There is probably no area of science more bizarre and confusing than trying to understand the behavior of matter and energy at the smallest scales. …

Quantum Mechanics
Neutrons

A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking and Democratic Decency

British philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic <b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) endures as one of the most intellectually diverse and influential thinkers in modern history, his philosophy of religion in particular having shaped the work of such modern atheism …

Los mejores trucos de WhatsApp, Telegram y Facebook Messenger que igual no conoces

Los usamos a diario, pero, aunque parezca difícil, <b>aún podríamos exprimir más todas sus posibilidades</b>: los servicios de mensajería instantánea más …

What It's Like to Take One of the Most Exclusive Tequila Trips in the World

T<i>hink of your worst tequila moment. Right now you’re mentally perusing the overstuffed ‘T’ section in your brain’s library of bad booze memories,</i> …

The best fitness apps we've used - get in shape in just 20 minutes a day

We all have busy lives, it comes with the times we live in, and while this does wonders for productivity, it can mean that it is increasingly …

Apps

What’s really happening during an LHC collision?

It’s less of a collision and more of a symphony. The Large Hadron Collider is definitely large. With a 17-mile circumference, it is the biggest …

Physics

The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

Apps

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

How to start incorporating machine learning in the enterprise arena

The world is long past the Industrial Revolution, and now we are experiencing an era of Digital Revolution. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analysis are the reality of today’s world.<p>I recently had a chance to talk to Ciaran Dynes, Senior Vice President of Products at Talend …

Machine Learning

The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the Body

To the Mesopotamians, the liver was the body’s premier organ, the seat of the human soul and emotions. The ancient Greeks linked the liver to pleasure: The words hepatic and hedonic are thought to share the same root.<p>The Elizabethans referred to their monarch not as the head of state but as its …

Diabetes

The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until …

Mind

Top 10 Everyday Life Hacks That Take 10 Seconds or Less

Sometimes, you can do something the fast way, or you can do it the right way. Other times, those two things are one and the same. Here are 10 …

Top 10

Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer

Tech was once always in your way. Soon, it will be almost invisible.<p><i>Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and</i> <i>reviews column on The Verge</i> <i>and</i> <i>Recode</i> <i>by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of</i> <i>Recode</i><i>.</i><p>This is my last weekly column for The Verge and</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs

“The garden of life is strewn with such dormant seeds and so much of art blossoms from their unwilled and unwillable awakenings.”<p>And now for something a bit out of the ordinary: When editor Andrew Blauner invited me to contribute to an anthology of essays by some of his favorite writers about their …

Atheism and Spirituality - New York Spirit

<b>One of the last of the ancient prejudices yet to be bent by the arc of the moral universe is that atheists cannot (or are not) moral and that without</b> …

How Can I Fall Asleep Faster?

<i>The latest sleep research has revealed a good night's rest is more important than we ever thought. Sleep doesn't just reinforce memories and make you</i> …

Probe of Alzheimer’s follows paths of infection

<i>Sixth in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging.</i>What if the bad-boy protein of Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

Whatever, We're Probably Living in a Hologram Anyway, Says Neil deGrasse Tyson

Look around you. Your shoes, that tree, the Starbucks cold brew you're clutching — it's all very much right here in the real world. But what if the …

Physics