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This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

23 examples of Tiger Woods' insane competitiveness

From his cold demeanor on the course, relentless work ethic, and desire to do nothing else but win, there are endless stories about Woods' insane competitiveness.<p>Woods is back in the spotlight this week as he is in contention at The Open for the first time in years. Relive some of the greatest …

Golf

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker, author of <i>Why We Sleep. Originally broadcast Oct. 17, 2017.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV …

Sleep

How Big is Jupiter?

The largest planet in the solar system, the gas giant Jupiter is approximately 318 times as massive as Earth. If the mass of all of the other planets …

Astronomy

This Simple Thought Experiment Shows Why We Need Quantum Gravity

There are two theories we have that explain all the particles and their interactions in the known Universe: General Relativity and the Standard Model of particle physics. General Relativity describes gravity perfectly everywhere we’ve ever looked. From the smallest-scale attractions we’ve ever …

Quantum Physics

This Is the Effect Working Out Has on Your Bones

How active you are as a kid affects your bones forever.<p>Bone is a living tissue that reacts to the stresses we place on it. Every year, about 10 percent of our oldest bone matter is expelled from the body and replaced by fresh bone, and exercise and sports can make that incoming fresh bone denser …

Indiana University

Watch Blue Origin's high-altitude abort test during latest rocket launch

You can watch Blue Origin's latest rocket launch, which will include a high-altitude emergency abort test.<p>The commercial space company, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is performing another test on its sub-orbital New Shepard spacecraft and launch vehicle. You can watch the livestream on the …

Space Travel

Lebanon receives 75 submissions for its 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender

The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), which is the country’s energy agency affiliated to the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water, and …

Lebanon

Photograph or Painting? These Landscapes Are Both

As a student at the School of Fine Arts in Caen, France, Guillaume Hebert studied painting. He later transitioned into photography, but rather than …

The Arts

6 New Ways to Increase Your Website Traffic for Free

Looking to boost website traffic? Haven't had much luck with traditional tactics? Give these six new ways a try.<p>No matter who you are or what your business does, increasing traffic to your website is something we can never get enough of as entrepreneurs. Whether you would like to increase the …

Social Media

Project ‘Fuchsia’: Google Is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android

For more than two years, a small and stealthy group of engineers within Google has been working on software that they hope will eventually replace …

Android News

Bike-sharing company Ofo is dramatically scaling back in North America

Ofo is backpedaling—fast.<p>The Chinese bike-sharing startup has laid off employees across the board in North America—in marketing, communications, and engineering, among other teams, a source familiar with the matter told Quartz, as it dramatically pulls back its US operations. Ofo told team members …

North America

Ditching Windows: 2 Weeks With Ubuntu Linux On The Dell XPS 13

A few weeks ago during a time-sensitive 350GB file transfer, Windows 10 rebooted without warning. When the OS restarted I was greeted with an infuriating blue screen that had become all too familiar. No, not <i>that</i> infuriating blue screen. The one that declares “Working On Updates.” It was, as they …

Linux

This Ultra-Fit Couple Designed A Workout To Get Your Core Insanely Strong

Meet Women's Health and Men's Health's first Power Couple.<p>Women's Health <i>partnered with our sibling publication</i> Men's Health <i>to find and recognize Power Couples—ultra-fit pairs who work out together and basically epitomize #</i><i>swolemategoals. Our first Power Couple: trainers Bree Branker and CJ …

Workouts

Cool your home without air conditioning

Strategies for chilling out.<p>Air conditioning makes it much easier to work through the summer. In fact, it’s an important tool for public health. But running your AC also increases your utility bill, drives up pollution by forcing power plants to burn more fossil fuels, and makes hot nights even …

Home Improvement

This Is Why People Cheat

Here’s where to start if you’re dealing with infidelity.<p>From politicians to actors and entertainers, stories of high-profile celebrities caught “cheating” on their partner often make front-page news. We believe a romantic partner is there to provide us with love, comfort, and security. So people …

Mental Health

5 Real Life Blockchain Implementations Outside of Cryptocurrency

What do Pied Piper and blockchain tools have in common? Both are always “coming soon.”<p>By now most of us are familiar with blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Outside of cryptocurrency, blockchain has many purported use cases in scenarios that require …

Blockchain

This photographer captured what lurks beneath Europe's biggest tourist attractions — and the photos are incredible

Every year, millions of people visit the same places in Europe.<p>London, Paris, Naples — as a tourist, you may think you've seen it all.<p>Yet so few see what lurks beneath the surface of these great cities.<p>That's why London-based photographer Tomas Sentpetery went down, instead of up, to capture new …

Nikon

Archaeologists opened a mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt — and they discovered a gruesome scene

Egyptian archaeologists on Wednesday pried open a mysterious, 30-ton black sarcophagus, where they found three skeletons — and one that suffered a blow to the skull.<p>Legends abounded about the sarcophagus, which was first found over 16 feet below ground by construction workers in a residential area …

Archaeology

FINANCIAL PLANNING: Make money and learn to keep it

I recently read that Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has gone almost bankrupt. The fortune, which he had built over a lifetime, has gone because of …

Startups

There's trouble ahead in the global housing market

Our good friend John Rubino over at DollarCollapse.com just released an analysis titled US Housing Bubble Enters Stage Two: Suddenly Motivated Sellers.<p>He reminds us that housing bubbles follow a predictable progression:<p>Rubino cites recent statistics that may indicate the US national housing market …

Real Estate

The ‘days without sex’ meme is a hilarious way to roast your own sex life

Whether an individual is willingly or hopelessly single, happily or unhappily coupled, at some point in life just about everyone goes through a sex …

Mario Kart

A beginner's guide to AI: Computer vision and image recognition

<i>This is the second story in our continuing series covering the basics of artificial intelligence. While it isn’t necessary to read the first article, which covers neural networks, doing so may add to your understanding of the topics covered in this one.</i><p>Teaching a computer how to ‘see’ is no small …

Artificial Intelligence

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

Here’s how a Tesla Model S holds up after 400,000 miles in 3 years

Tesla’s vehicles are becoming increasingly popular with taxi and shuttle services, which are pushing their vehicles a lot over short periods of time – giving us a good glimpse at how the cars hold up with high mileage.<p>Tesloop, a Tesla-only shuttle service based in Southern California, recently had …

Tesla

6 Women Reveal What Their First Threesomes Were Like, & Did It Just Get Hotter In Here?!

As someone who's never had a threesome, I can attest to the fact that the concept can be a little daunting. And it's not that I think there's …

Amazon Fire TV

Amazing solar panel device that could change the world goes open source

When you picture solar power, you might think of the enormous Ivanpah solar power plant in California (the largest in the world) or huge tracts of …

Solar Panels

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

Genetics

This Is The Biggest Myth About Outer Space, According To A NASA Flight Controller

<i>What is the biggest myth about outer space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p><b>What is the biggest myth about outer</b> …

Space Exploration

Elon Musk's Tesla Teases Giant Virtual Power Plant After Successful Trial

It's coming online.<p>Tesla’s virtual power plant is coming to life. Last week, the company shared a teaser video of the plans to build the world’s …

Tesla