Jason Matthew Durham

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I Did 100 Pull-Ups A Day For 30 Days And Here's What Happened

This was one of the hardest things I've ever done.<p>Working out the same muscles every single day can result in injury, so I worked closely with Albert to figure out a safe, proper way to do this project. For starters, <b>we counted pull-ups as any variation of an upper-body pull</b> (i.e. regular pull-ups, …

Body Fat

Melania Trump ‘Concerned’ Donald Comes Across As ‘Unhinged’ With New Tweets

Melania Trump is finding Donald Trump’s recent behavior totally bizarre. A source close to the first lady told HL EXCLUSIVELY that his recent tweets …

Mystery of Easter Island finally solved? - CNN iReport

The key to the riddle of Easter Island was hidden in plain sight, but was not seen for long time. While we were all fixing our attention on giant statues – Moai -we forgot to pay enough attention to stone platforms they were standing on. And those platforms were the key to the riddle.<p>Polynesian …

Turner Broadcasting

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Trump’s legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny

A clear and present danger to the rule of law.<p>Essentially all presidents sooner or later end up commissioning lawyers to put forward an expansive view of presidential power, but those lawyers take pains to argue that they are <i>not</i> making the case for a totally unchecked executive whose existence …

Donald Trump

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time

A lot can happen in a second; you could meet a stranger, snap your fingers, fall in love, fall asleep, sneeze. But what is a second, really — and is …

Physics

The US military released a study on warp drives and faster-than-light travel. Here's what a theoretical physicist thinks of it.

• <b>The US Department of Defense funded a series of studies on advanced aerospace technologies, including warp drives.</b>• <b><br>The studies came out of a program</b> …

Scientists at Cardiff University have found a way to destroy cancer without infecting healthy cells

A treatment that can completely destroy cancer cells without affecting healthy cells could soon be a possibility thanks to research led by Cardiff …

Cardiff University

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google Chrome

How Useful Is Fear?

Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.<p>Franklin D. Roosevelt no doubt meant to be soothing when he insisted, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” A quick and terrifying tour through the academic literature on fear, though, reveals just how much heavy …

The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing thing?<p>Two researchers have dubbed this phenomenon scarcity, and they say it touches on many aspects of our lives.<p>"It leads you to take certain behaviors that in the short …

What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.<p>Like most women, I’ve been sexualized more times than I can count, both with and without my permission. I’ve been told by bosses to wear a skirt next time—the shorter the better. Like nearly every woman I know, I’ve sat down in a coffee shop with …

J.J. Abrams Explains The Obvious About ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ And The Origins Of Its Connections To ‘Cloverfield’

Netflix’s surprise premiere of <i>The Cloverfield Paradox</i> sent critics and fans scrambling to the streaming service after the Super Bowl, only to be left divided. Some people were perfectly fine with the sci-fi thriller, warts and all. Others dumped on the third <i>Cloverfield</i> film as barely coherent and a …

We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

Scientists have found the source of anxiety in the brain - and how to turn it off

Anxiety is a useful emotion, but it can result in crippling personality disorders.<p>Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which …

The Doomsday Clock Just Moved Closer to Midnight. Here's What You Need to Know

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the doomsday clock closer to midnight on Thursday morning, warning the world that it is as close to …

A VR Movie Set in Space Just Landed a 7-Figure Deal at Sundance. Yes, You Read That Right

Every year the biggest news out of the Sundance Film Festival is always the hefty sums handed over to independent filmmakers for their passion …

David and Darlene's Relationship on Roseanne Has Gotten a Sad — but Realistic —Twist

Although the creative forces behind the <b>Roseanne</b> reboot have promised that much of what you loved about the original series will still be there, the new episodes are also getting a modern update. In addition to tweaking major storylines — pretending the "death" of Conner family patriarch Dan (John …

In campaign ad, Trump says Democrats are 'complicit' in crimes by illegal immigrants

By David Nakamura<p>David Nakamura<p>Reporter covering the White House<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump released a provocative campaign ad Saturday charging Democrats with being “complicit” in killings by immigrants who are in the country illegally.<p>The 30-second online spot posted to YouTube came on the …

Criminology

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Scientific Study of Surfer Butts Reveal Drug-Resistant Bacteria in the Oceans

Here's a study we can all get behind.<p>Surfers are known to brave bad weather, dangerously sized waves, and even sharks, for the perfect ride. But, it …

12 Bizarre Events From The World Which Prove That We’ve Done Some Serious Damage To The Planet

<b>For decades, we have been told that climate is changing and this change will cause serious irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystem.</b> But it seems …

Great Barrier Reef

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

What Your Instant Pot Buttons Mean

The Instant Pot is user friendly in so much as it is a very safe, self-contained, all-in-one multi-cooker, but its user interface is not exactly …

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Environment<p>Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants …

Fission

These Five Abandoned Mines Have Been Transformed into Subterranean Wonderlands

Abandoned mines can cause real problems—everything from toxic waste spills to accidental deaths resulting from falls down open mine shafts. The …

Here's What It Takes To Land A Boeing 777 At The Busiest Airport In New York

There’s only so much us meager passengers can see during the final approach of a flight. Thanks to a new high-definition video, we’re able to get a …

The “No More Parks Act” Could End National Monuments as We Know Them

From the moment that President Barack Obama proclaimed Bears Ears National Monument, Rep. Rob Bishop was among the new preserve’s loudest critics. On …

National Parks