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Fortnite’s ‘50 v 50’ mode is teaching players how to be less selfish

The new and improve game mode encourages players to go out of their way to help strangers<p>Epic Games’ <i>Fortnite Battle Royale</i> reintroduced its much anticipated “50 v 50” game mode today, a new and improved version of the limited-time massive group combat game type that pits 50 real human players …

Fortnite Battle Royale

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

Mathematics

Does vaginal seeding boost health?

<b>Should Caesarean-section babies be smeared with a sample of their mother's vaginal fluids as soon as they are born?</b><p>"Vaginal seeding" is not mainstream medicine, but it is growing in popularity.<p>The idea is to give these newborns something they missed when they emerged into the world - the good …

Microbiology

The messages in Beyoncé’s Coachella show that black Americans heard loud and clear

Beyoncé’s Coachella performance was called “a gobsmacking marvel of choreography and musical direction” by the New York Times, and “a spectacle for the ages” by Vulture. To many black Americans, however, her stunning set resonated on a different level: The performance was a two-hour tribute to …

Fraternities

Mud near this small Japanese island could change the global economy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change Japan's economic future. How huge? One economist called it a "game changer." The researchers who helped find it said it had "tremendous potential."<p>It's mud. A whole bunch of mud -- an estimated 16 million …

Rare Earth

The US Navy appears to have fooled Russia and Syria with a warship ruse before the strike

When President Donald Trump threatened to send missiles at Syria — despite Russia's promises to counterattack— all eyes turned toward the US Navy's sole destroyer in the region. But that may have been a trick.<p>Pundits openly scoffed at Trump's announcement early last week of the US's intention to …

Military

Have you noticed how poor people are bankrupting the government? Neither have we.

HAVE YOU noticed how spending on welfare and other benefits for the poor is bankrupting the federal government? Neither have we. On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office forecast a vast increase in the federal debt over the next decade, due in large part to the GOP’s recent $1.5 trillion tax cut, …

Health Care

Russia's response? Warships loaded with tanks and military supplies spotted 'leaving Turkey for Syria'

Russian warships loaded with tanks have been spotted leaving Turkish waters headed for Syria.<p>It comes as the world awaits Vladimir Putin's response …

Middle East

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Dentistry

NASA spacecraft aims to put mystery planets on galactic map

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Calling all planets that orbit around bright, nearby stars: NASA's new Tess spacecraft is looking to do a head count.<p>The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — Tess for short — is embarking Monday on a two-year quest to find and identify mystery worlds thought to be …

James Webb Space Telescope

Hackers exploit casino's smart thermometer to steal database info

Having a whole bunch of smart objects like lights, appliances, and thermometers can make life a little more convenient for businesses, but buying …

Internet of Things

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

David Buckel, prominent New York LGBT lawyer, dies after setting himself on fire

A prominent gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate has burned himself to death in New York on Saturday, reportedly using fossil fuel in a protest against ecological destruction.<p>The charred remains of 60-year-old David Buckel were found by passers-by in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Police said he …

LGBTQI

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

A suspect tried to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers. China’s facial-recognition cameras caught him.

The 31-year-old man, wanted by police, had thought playing a numbers game would be enough to allow him to fade into anonymity.<p>The population of China is a staggering 1.4 billion people, give or take a few million.<p>More than 45 million of them live in Jiangxi province in southeast China, and 5 …

China

Chinese baby born 4 years after parents died in a car crash

The child was born after grandparents won a legal battle to use their children's embryos.<p>Four years after his parents died in a car crash, a boy in China was born using a surrogate mother and embryos frozen before, the BBC reports.<p>Tiantian was born to a surrogate mother from Laos.<p>His parents had …

Pregnancy

7 Landscaping Ideas Designed to Increase Your Property Value

Keeping Up with the Joneses<p>1/7<p>1/7<p>Photo Credit: Getty Images<p>To add real value to your home, landscaping improvements need to fit in with the …

Landscaping

AI Learns a New Trick: Measuring Brain Cells

In 2007, I spent the summer before my junior year of college removing little bits of brain from rats, growing them in tiny plastic dishes, and poring …

Machine Learning

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

CDC Data Reveal Which Professions Attract the Most Marijuana Users

Don't worry, your bus driver is low on this list.<p>More than half of the states in the U.S. have legalized medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, …

Cannabis

Artist Uses 120 Marker Pens to Create Swirling Landscape Drawings Inside a Dome

Brazilian-born visual artist Oscar Oiwa is globally recognized for creating fully immersive installation art made from 360-degree drawings. For his latest piece, titled <i>Oscar Oiwa in Paradise – Drawing the Ephemeral</i>, the artist used 120 black marker pens to adorn an entire inflatable dome with …

Art

We Can't Get Our Forks Away from This Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Folks who are familiar with London's legendary River Café may know it as the restaurant that's launched the careers of countless chefs. Jamie Oliver and April Bloomfield are just two of its celebrated alumni, always referring back to their days cooking under founders Ruth ("Ruthie") Rogers and the …

Italian Food

Sitting at desk all day may damage brain and raise dementia risk, study suggests

Sitting at a desk all day or spending hours watching television may damage the brain in a way which is known to increase the risk of dementia, a new study suggests.<p>While researchers have known for some time that sedentary behaviour is bad for physical health, raising the risk of heart disease, …

Dementia

Your Brain’s Music Circuit Has Been Discovered - Facts So Romantic

<i>The discovery that certain neurons have “music selectivity” stirs questions about the role of music in human life.</i> Illustration by Len SmallBefore …

Neuroscience

These Frightening Paintings Hide Horrible Incidents That They Caused

Art certainly has influence over us. Usually, it causes a surge of thoughts and emotions running through our brains, bringing us to tears or …

Painting

MONGOLIA: ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNEARTH TOMB OF GENGHIS KHAN

<b>Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the</b> …

Archaeology

Ancient Shark Fishermen Found Buried with Extra Limbs

Archaeologists are stumped why these 1,900-year-old Peruvians were buried with bonus body parts—in one case, with two extra left legs.<p>Dozens of "very unique" ancient burials have been discovered on the northern Peruvian coast, many of which appear to contain valuable metal objects, whimsical …

Archaeology