Juan Daniel Rivera

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My year as a filthy casual Destiny player

Last to the finish line<p>I remember what it was like to get my character all set up for <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>. It wasn't a good time, but I came up with a pretty good "cheat" to reach the game's level cap in the first few minutes of play. I had a few nights to enjoy the new content and settings, and …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Cosmic Inflation Being Abandoned by Scientists · Guardian Liberty Voice

Claims about cosmic inflation are being revisited by astronomers. Astronomers who believed last March that they had found evidence about the early …

Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic discovery; new results cast doubt

Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim.<p>New data show that their cosmic observations no longer back up that conclusion, they say.<p>The original announcement caused a sensation because it …

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

Universe

The Kindness Diet

A new study found that women whose friends and romantic partners were accepting of their size lost more weight than those whose loved ones were critical.<p>The greatest aphrodisiac, according to pop culture, is to be told never to change. Everyone from Bobby Vinton to Billy Joel to Bruno Mars loves …

Arsenic on tap may cut breast cancer deaths - Futurity

We tend to think of arsenic as a poison, but new research links high levels of the element in drinking water to a 50 percent drop in breast cancer …

Does milk do a body good? Maybe not, a new study suggests

Got milk? If you're drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead.<p>A new study in the journal BMJ casts doubt on the widely held view that milk can help adults ward off hip fractures …

Holistic Medicine

Check out the ‘ambulance drone’ that could one day save your life

A student in the Netherlands has come up with the idea of fitting out a quadcopter with a defibrillator to create what is believed to be the world’s …

Elon Musk and Other Visionaries Are Worried About the Future of AI

Will artificial intelligence wipe out humanity, or help us live forever?<p><i>(Photo Credit: Pascal Cyborg/Progress/Flickr)</i><p><b>Elon Musk has joined everyone</b> from the Unabomber to James Cameron (sometimes) to grandfathers worldwide in their fear of future technology. The difference is that Ted Kaczynski is a …