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In a cosmic first, scientists detect ‘ghost particles’ from a distant galaxy

When the sun was young and faint and the Earth was barely formed, a gigantic black hole in a distant, brilliant galaxy spat out a powerful jet of radiation. That jet contained neutrinos — subatomic particles so tiny and difficult to detect they are nicknamed “ghost particles.”<p>Four billion years …

Physics

In Praise Of John Mayer’s Unlikely Second Life As A Jam Band Hero

Around this time of the year, the annual “Song Of The Summer” debate inevitably becomes a <i>thing,</i> even if one song rarely dominates the collective consciousness in these fractured times. For instance, a song that has stuck with me like a mosquito to a porch light this summer is “New Light,” a lightly …

Music

Tesla Powerwalls save the day during heat wave in Vermont

Vermont is starting to get a significant number of Tesla Powerwalls installed through the company’s partnership with Green Mountain Power (GMP), an important electric utility in Vermont.<p>This latest heat wave in the northeast has hit Vermont pretty hard and GMP says that the energy storage capacity …

Tesla

New shop offers freshly made potato chips

MACKINAW CITY — Mack City Chips, a shop specializing in freshly made potato chips, recently opened in the food court at downtown Mackinaw City’s …

Chamber of Commerce

Science Says These Are the Sexiest Dance Moves

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Dance

There’s only one way to truly understand another person’s mind

It’s often said that we should put ourselves in another person’s shoes in order to better understand their point of view. But psychological research suggests this directive leaves something to be desired: When we imagine the inner lives of others, we don’t necessarily gain real insight into other …

Psychology

Lincoln Park Has Lost a Six-Year-Old Breakfast Destination

— Eaters near the North and Clybourn corridor have lost a daytime favorite. <b>Kingsbury Street Cafe</b>, popular for its pancakes and other daytime dishes at 1523 N. Kingsbury Street, is closed for good, the restaurant’s voicemail confirms. It had been open since 2011.<p>— Meanwhile, down in the Financial …

Texas

Benevolent Sexism Attractive To Women, Study Shows

'Benevolent sexism (BS) has detrimental effects on women, yet women prefer men with BS attitudes over those without,' researchers wrote.<p>A …

Psychology

Notorious French prisoner makes daring escape on helicopter carrying commandos

<b>PARIS --</b> A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several …

Armed Robbery

Huge meta-study confirms link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis

One of the most compelling hypotheses in scientific research today is the growing belief that psychiatric disorders are potentially related to immune …

Neuroscience

The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free

No ads, no in-app payments<p>AudioKit Synth One, a free and open-source iPad synth, is now available for download in the Apple App Store, developer Matthew Fecher has announced. The Synth One, which Fecher describes as “the largest free and open-source iOS music project in history,” is a …

Synthesizers

Trumpy Bear Official Commercial

Lincoln Park’s Bricks Pizza To Close This Weekend After Two Decades

The hits keep on coming for the area near Armitage and Clark in Lincoln Park where a third high-profile restaurant shutter is set to happen on Sunday. <b>Bricks Pizza</b>, the thin-crust specialist that’s been open for 21 years inside its dark subterranean space at 1909 N. Lincoln Avenue, has posted signs …

Customers

Genealogists Turn to Cousins’ DNA and Family Trees to Crack Five More Cold Cases

When the Golden State Killer case was cracked in April with the help of a genealogist and an open-source ancestry site, many wondered if this was the new frontier of criminal investigations.<p>This week all signs point to yes.<p>In the last seven days, genealogical sleuthing techniques that are old to a …

Genealogy

The Wiener’s Circle Property Is For Sale

No, the sky isn’t falling, but a Tuesday morning report puts the future of <b>The</b> <b>Wiener’s Circle</b> in doubt. The 36-year-old Lincoln Park hot dog stand is famous for spirited late-night banter between customers and staff. There are plans to sell the property where the 700-square-foot stand stands on the …

Real Estate

A Texas Democrat has one the best ads — and most effective opponent attacks — you’ll see in 2018

Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.) hasn’t won a race by fewer than 20 points in a decade. Veteran MJ Hegar (D) is trying to change that, and she made a big splash over the last few days with an ad that includes a subtle but brutal jab at Carter.<p>Hegar served three tours in Afghanistan and later successfully …

Obama Administration

Here’s what global warming looks like month by month for 137 years

The Earth is warmer now than at any time since reliable record-keeping began in 1880, and we're continuing to warm at an accelerated rate. In fact, …

Climate Change

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

A woman went to check her corn — and was swallowed by a python

For the second time in barely more than a year, an Indonesian villager has been swallowed whole by a python.<p>Wa Tiba, 54, left her home on Muna island to visit her cornfield Thursday night, according to the Jakarta Post.<p>The field was about a half mile from her house, surrounded by cliffs, caves and …

South-east Asia

28 Tubular '80s Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids, Tweens, And Teens

The '80s were all about young men discovering otherworldly entities.<p><i>🚨 Important Note: Ratings were way different 30+ years ago, so we recommend checking out the Parents Guide link in each description for more information. 🚨</i>

Movies

Comcast disabled throttling system, proving data cap is just a money grab

Congestion-management system was deployed after 2008 BitTorrent controversy.<p>Comcast has disabled a throttling system that it deployed in 2008 in …

Chicago taps Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build high-speed transit tunnels that would tie Loop with O'Hare

Autonomous 16-passenger vehicles would zip back and forth at speeds exceeding 100 mph in tunnels between the Loop and O’Hare International Airport under a high-speed transit proposal being negotiated between Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall and billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s The Boring …

Lakeview’s Schoolyard Tavern To Temporarily Close After Bar Sold

If there hasn’t been enough news for <b>Four Corners</b>, the bar and restaurant company that just announced a rebranding and national expansion, here’s another announcement. They’ve sold the company’s first bar — <b>Schoolyard Tavern & Grill</b> in Lakeview — to the owners of Links Taproom, the craft beer bar in …

University of Illinois

Walmart is now selling $11 bottles of wine it says will 'drink like a $30 or $40 bottle’

Walmart is getting into the wine business.<p>The retailer recently launched a series of private label wines in 1,100 stores across the country, each priced at $11 per bottle. The company says it sources the vino from California, France, and Italy.<p>Walmart (WMT, +0.46%) is hoping to lure bargain hunting …

​Best Apple Watch golf apps

Donald Trump just dunked on Jeff Sessions in the most vicious way possible

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's no secret that President Donald Trump loathes his attorney general, Jeff Sessions. The reason it's no secret is because on a weekly basis -- and sometimes even a daily basis -- the President is tweeting his distaste for Sessions.<p>Just when you thought the bullying couldn't get any worse …

Donald Trump

AirPods to get Live Listen feature in iOS 12

Apple has one hardware-specific feature planned that wasn’t announced at Monday’s WWDC keynote. In iOS 12, users will be able to use Live Listen, a special feature previously reserved for hearing aids certified through Apple’s Made for iPhone hearing aid program, with their AirPods.<p>After enabling …

Star Crunch: The Galaxy's Best No-Bake Cookie

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>My introduction to Star Crunch came with a field trip to the planetarium when I was probably eight years old. Somewhere along the way, a dark blue box of Little Debbies started making the rounds. It was splattered with stars, and …

The Apple Watch will get automatic workout detection, walkie-talkie mode, and better notifications

watchOS 5 will arrive this fall<p>Apple’s popular smartwatch will be getting a new software update later this year in the form of watchOS 5. It will add new features for health and fitness tracking, as well as software that aligns with the screen time limitations that are coming with iOS 12 on the …

Smartwatches