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US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data

The company embroiled in a privacy row has "direct connections" to all major US wireless carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint -- …

Privacy

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

Alan Turing's Final Paper Inspires New Water Filtration Technology

Alan Turing’s last paper may help produce fresh, clean drinking water someday soon. Chemist Zhe Tan of Zhejiang University and her colleagues designed a membrane that filters salt out of water much more efficiently than the ones currently in use. Their method is based on a 66-year-old math paper …

Alan Turing

Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’ spotted in objects almost big enough to see

One of the strangest aspects of quantum physics is entanglement: If you observe a particle in one place, another particle—even one light-years …

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

Donald Trump

My epic supercar superphone European road trip

<b>Fast, muscular supercars.</b> Sleek, sexy superphones. I had the chance to bring the two together in one epic road trip across Europe, and it was awesome.<p>The journey: 1,500km (about 930 miles) of road winding through snow and rain through Switzerland, Germany and France.<p>The vehicle: a 2017 McLaren …

38 of Our Favorite Greek-Inspired Dishes

From one-pot chicken dishes for the weeknight to feast-worthy salads and seafood, we've combed through our favorite Greek and Greek-inspired recipes …

Presidential historian Gil Troy: Donald Trump has committed “a crime against the American people”

Scholar Gil Troy says it’s not too late for Trump to change — but history will judge his enablers harshly<p>Donald Trump is president of the United States by title and law. He is not president of all Americans. Trump cares only about his voters and the most enthusiastic part of his "base." He is a …

India’s political parties have mined voters’ psychographic data for years

The Cambridge Analytica controversy is unlikely to die down soon as it touches a series of important democratic nerves. First, it concerns our ability to freely exercise our civic rights and duties. The fear of manipulation through data casts a cloud of suspicion over the sanctity of elections, …

Butterfly made from rat heart cells might save your life

The fluttering "wings" of this mixture of hydrogel, nanocrystals and beating cells could help researchers test experimental heart drugs.<p>Sometimes a butterfly is more bot than botanical.<p>Scientists in the bio-electronics lab at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, have created a "bio bot" that …

This Surprising Mineral Can Counteract The Effects Of Sugar

If there’s a good versus evil in the nutrition world, it’s salt versus sugar. The two white crystals look similar on the outside but are totally …

Here’s Why the Mediterranean Diet Is So Good for Your Heart

The Mediterranean diet consistently finds its way to the top of national diet rankings (including <i>U.S. News & World Report</i>’s Best Diets of 2018). Some would argue it’s not even really a diet — at least not in the conventional sense of following prescribed point systems like Weight Watchers or …

Holistic Medicine

Researchers find a new material for quantum computing

Rumors of commercial quantum computing systems have been coming hot and heavy these past few years but there are still a number of issues to work out in the technology. For example, researchers at the Moscow Institute Of Physics And Technology have begun using silicon carbine to create a system to …

How Metals are Made

The following is an article from <i>Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader</i>.<p>(Image credit: Virginia State Parks)<p><i>Do you have a ring on your finger? Is</i> …

How the earliest plants made our world muddy

How and when the earliest plants made the first move on to land is always a hot topic for palaeobotanists. We know that early land plants likely evolved from freshwater algae, gaining a bunch of necessary adaptations in the process. Plants needed to support themselves, protect themselves from …

Symbiotic

A giant float at this German carnival didn't hold back in mocking Trump's Russia problem

A carnival held in the German city of Düsseldorf played host to an array of eye-catching parade floats — including one attempting to visualise Donald Trump's relationship with Russia.<p>The float, which was paraded through the streets on Monday, showed a naked representation of the US president being …

Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Among the biologists, geneticists and historians who use food as a lens to study the African diaspora, rice is a particularly deep rabbit hole. So much remains unknown about how millions of enslaved Africans used it in their kitchens and how it got to those kitchens to begin with.<p>…

Black History

Unilever warns social media to clean up “toxic” content

Consumer goods giant Unilever, a maker of branded soaps, foodstuffs and personal care items and also one of the world’s biggest online advertisers, has fired a warning shot across the bows of social media giants by threatening to pull ads from digital platforms if they don’t do more to mitigate the …

'Floating 3D printing' brings sci-fi-style projections closer

We still don’t have flying cars, brain-computer interfaces, or an artificial intelligence (AI) you can hold a conversation with, but one classic science-fiction technology is on our doorstep: true 3D displays which are capable of projecting an image into “thin air”.<p>A new paper in the journal Nature …

Particles

Geminid meteor, rising moon and tarantula

Spiders like stars, too.<p>Deborah Byrd<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as …

Facebook defends itself against social media critics

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world’s biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion.<p>Facebook, in a corporate blog post, said that social media …

MIT just created living plants that glow like a lamp, and could grow glowing trees to replace streetlights

The modern world has been reinventing our relationship with energy for some time now. Cars are turning away from fossil fuels and relying ever more …

Dippin' Dots' CEO says that the brand's feud with 'villain' Sean Spicer grew sales and provided the marketing boost of '50 Super Bowl ads'

Dippin' Dots' sales soared after a public feud with then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer.<p>Amusement park sales and inquiries about becoming a Dippin' Dots franchisee increased after Spicer's five-year Twitter battle with the ice cream brand came to light in January, CEO Scott Fischer told …

How to Solve the Information Paradox In the Event a Black Hole Deletes the Entire Universe

In a highly informative yet somewhat terrifying animation, design house Kurzgesagt explains the concept of black holes (see previous video), the …

The Complete List of Racists

I believe in fairness. That’s why I would never stoop so low as to defame a member of the Ku Klux Klan or a Nazi. When I refer to Klansmen, I call …

Rights & Freedoms

Why future earthlings won't see total solar eclipses

<i>On Nov. 13, 2012, a narrow corridor in the southern hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse. The corridor lay mostly over the ocean but also cut</i> …

The far right has declared cultural war – we have to stop them now

The memoirs of Union general William Tecumseh Sherman make uncomfortable reading. In among the battle orders and the racist depiction of freed slaves, he switches occasionally to reminiscences of the post-war era, and amicable meetings with former Confederate enemies. Over cards and supper, he …

Rights & Freedoms

AI and CGI will transform information warfare, boost hoaxes, and escalate revenge porn

When the Roman Republic first conquered the Italian peninsula between 500-200 BC, it was known to send fake refugees into enemy cities to "[subvert] the enemy from within." "Pope Joan" was believed to be a woman who allegedly tricked her way into become pope in the Middle Ages by pretending to be a …

How to Respond When Clients Say You're Too Expensive

It really doesn't matter what kind of photography you do if you get paid for your services I guarantee that at some point you will be faced with …

The Emmy Awards