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Why You’re Probably Getting a Microchip Implant Someday

Microchip implants are going from tech-geek novelty to genuine health tool—and you might be running out of good reasons to say no.<p>When Patrick McMullan first heard in early 2017 that thousands of Swedish citizens were unlocking their car doors and turning on coffee machines with a wave of their …

RFID

This Is What Happened When I Finally Got Rid of Hundreds of Books

Laura Lippman’s bookshelves were out of control. The genius way she cleaned them out would change how she saw her shelves—and herself.<p>When I was a …

6 Surprising Things Your Homeowners Insurance Covers

When buying a house these days, homeowners insurance is typically mandatory–even if you don't think you'll ever need it. However, the hefty monthly …

Home Ownership

The First 1,000-Year-Old Person Could Already Be Alive, Thanks to A.I.

Ben Goertzel is excited for the future.<p>The first human to live for 1,000 years may have already been born. Ben Goertzel, founder and CEO of …

Immune System

Japan Just Became the First Country to Deploy Rovers on an Asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 mission is visiting an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect samples. The mission profile involves a lot of robots, bullets, and explosives.<p>In 2014, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft on a four year journey to Ryugu, an …

Aerospace

We Cooked Some Recipes From Chrissy Teigen’s Newest Cookbook And Here’s What We Thought

WE MADE THE TWITTER FAMOUS BANANA BREAD!!<p>1. The Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake<p>2. Taters, Shrooms, and Peas with Parmesan Cheese<p>3. Pad Thai Carbonara<p>4. Shake ‘n’ Bake Chicken<p>5. Twitter's ~Famous~ Banana Bread<p>We look forward to making more of these recipes in the future. In the …

Cream Cheese

Kavanaugh Accuser Rejects 'Arbitrary' Ultimatum Regarding Testimony, Gets More Time

<b>Updated at 11:53 p.m. ET</b><p>Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school, rejected an ultimatum given by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.<p>Grassley had called for Ford's attorneys to respond by 10 p.m. …

Chuck Grassley

The Science Behind Home Disaster Preparedness Kits Is a Disaster

Helicopters got to Wilmington, North Carolina, after a day of isolation; Hurricane Florence made landfall there, and the city, with one foot in the …

Washington State

Email Is Making You Terrible at Your Job and You Should Ignore It More

Vindication.<p>There’s no shortage of terrible teenage inventions: Promposals, the condom-snorting challenge, and ear-vaping come to mind. But the most …

Michigan State University

Build Your Own LEGO-Style Drone for Cheap

A must-have for any collection<p><b>The Details:</b><p>Fully customizable aircraft structure compatible with all common building blocks.<p>Navigate complex …

Drones

I Tested Out the Ridiculous Fashion Climate Change Will Force on Us

Fan shirts, AC watches, Beijing Bikinis, and more.<p>Summer may be coming to its “official” end, but as the world gets hotter, excruciating heat will likely soon be with us year-round. In desert cities like Phoenix, citizens are already accustomed to flitting in and out of habitable air-conditioned …

Alton Brown cooking his steak with mayo is actually a genius hack

One night this week, Alton Brown was making a nice steak for dinner when he realized that he didn't have any oil or butter in his kitchen... What to …

grilled cheese

A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>On December 31, 1999, we …

The Logical Fallacy of Christine Blasey Ford’s ‘Choice’

Since coming forward with allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, the professor has faced doxxings and death threats. Now she’s also been given a misguided ultimatum to testify.<p>Earlier this week, Tucker Carlson did the thing Tucker Carlson is consummately good at doing: He got angry on national …

Brett Kavanaugh

‘Carter Page Is a Very Unlikely GOP Hero’

President Trump and House Republicans are declassifying documents to allege the campaign aide was spied on by Hillary Clinton partisans, but the FBI had been investigating Page’s ties to Russian intelligence for years.<p>Intelligence and law-enforcement veterans broadly agree that President Donald …

Republicans

Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, and the Romanticizing of Teenage Indiscretion

An alleged witness to the rape attempt the Supreme Court nominee stands accused of has opined about rowdy-young-male behavior for years.<p>According to Christine Blasey Ford, there was one witness to Brett Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her at a high-school party in the 1980s: Kavanaugh’s Georgetown …

Brett Kavanaugh

Worry Less About Crumbling Roads, More About Crumbling Libraries

America’s social infrastructure is falling apart, and it’s hurting democracy.<p>Every four years, the American Society for Civil Engineers issues grades for the nation’s infrastructure. In the most recent evaluation, released in 2017, America’s overall infrastructure score was a D+, the same as in …

Roads

Why Schools Are Banning Yoga

Mindfulness programs have become popular on K–12 campuses, but in some parts of the country concerns about religious intrusion keep the trend at bay.<p>In certain parts of the United States, it’s getting more and more likely that rather than a game of dodgeball in gym class or a round of Heads-up, …

Yoga

Geologists Are Feuding About the Collapse of Civilization

The year’s most acrimonious scientific fight is a mega-drama over a mega-drought.<p>This summer, the decree went out: We are living in a new geological chapter in the planet’s 4.5-billion-year history.<p>For a certain corner of the world, this was big news. You have probably heard of the Jurassic period …

Newcastle University

Flood insurance is broken

Florence underscores how our current system of rebuilding after storms can’t afford a future of more frequent and powerful weather.<p>A flood of biblical proportions, the second 1,000-year rain event in as many years, a storm dumping 18 trillion gallons of rain that caused 16 major rivers to …

Flood Insurance

White House Confirms It Relaxed Rules on Use of Cyberweapons

The White House said Thursday it had rescinded a classified Obama-era memorandum dictating when the U.S. government can deploy cyber weaponry against its adversaries, publicly acknowledging the move for the first time.<p>John Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, confirmed during a …

Obama Administration

Stream Brockhampton's New Album, 'Iridescence'

After years of successfully operating as an independent entity, 14-member hip-hop boy band Brockhampton unveiled its major label debut, <i>iridescence,</i> late Thursday night.<p>Like much of the band's discography, the heart of the album is scattered but endearingly spry and honest. The tone of some songs, …

New Albums

Facial recognition scans are expanding to Delta flights in Atlanta International Airport

Delta will soon use facial recognition for international flights at the Atlanta International Airport later this year. Biometric face scanning will be optional, meant as an option to save travelers time from checking in, as spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>Those who don’t want their faces scan could always opt …

Airports

Walmart turns to VR and Oculus Go for associates' training

It will deploy 17,000 Go headsets across the country.<p>Walmart is harnessing the power of virtual reality to train over a million associates across the country. The big-box retailer will deploy 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to almost all of its 5,000 stores in an effort to provide its employees the …

Why a Softball-Sized Hail Season May Hint at Weather Trouble to Come

Ice baseballs began falling from the sky.<p>As ominous skies moved overhead just after noon on August 6, the small splash of a hailstone was heard in …

Insurance Industry

Cheap Sous Vide Machines That Are Seriously Worth It

Hack cooking with these miracle workers.<p>Sous Vide cooking is intimidating: It involves high-tech equipment, often requires at least one other type of …

Sous

The Most Overlooked Aisle in Target is Also The Most Useful

I spend way too much time and money at Target. I don't want to talk about how it feeds my unhealthy obsession with Key Lime Lara bars (I swear they …

I Added 2 Steps to My Skincare Routine, and I Haven't Broken Out Since

As a combination skin type, I’m told something slightly different every time I get skincare advice from an esthetician or dermatologist. If I’m …

Skin Care

19 Lighting Combos + The Rules of Lighting

Photo by David Tsay for EHDPulling together the lighting scheme for a room is hard, confusing and often quite overwhelming. Hence why there are …

Dining Rooms

An New Initiative That Makes Outdoor Play Even Healthier

<i>This post is sponsored by Stonyfield Organic — come learn about their world-changing initiative, StonyFIELDS.</i>Everyday, parents across the country, …

Salt Lake City