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Alleged Nest engineer: Company is on ‘deathwatch,’ employees ‘crying in bathrooms’

Recent reports have painted a dire picture for Nest, with executives reportedly leaving, funding potentially on the verge of being cut, and much more. Now, a supposed Nest engineer has taken to Reddit to voice some frustrations. The engineer, who didn’t disclose his or her name, says that the …

A Few Nights of Bad Sleep Can Be as Unhealthy as No Sleep at All

Damn.<p>It stands to reason that getting a few hours of shut-eye a night is better than going without sleep altogether, but the science says otherwise. …

Sleep

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

Hogging the left lane isn’t just rude, it’s dangerous

There are countless hazards and violations to be found on U.S. highways each day, yet one of these problems may not even register in the minds of …

Science Says You’ll Be Happiest at This Surprising Age

There are certain ages that are serious birthday milestones, and you’ll never forget them for as long as you live. There’s sweet 16 (hello, driver’s license!), and let’s not forget 21 — do we even have to say why? And of course, the big 3-0, an age many feel like they finally come into their own. …

Science Finally Explained My Resting Bitch Face to Me

After researchers used a program called FaceReader to study the phenomenon of "Resting Bitch Face," I decided to get my hands on the program myself and see how bad my RBF was.<p>I was a pretty serious kid. Teachers used to call me a "thinker," which was fine until around the time I turned 19. That was …

Red Carpet

Go ahead and sigh — it can actually save your life

The next time someone accuses you of being rude for letting out an audible sigh when you’re too bored for words, let them know that it’s not rude; …

The Great Bathroom Debate: Paper Towel or Hand Dryer?

It's complicated.<p>It's the age-old question that continues to baffle many of us in the bathroom: when you come to drying your hands, should you reach …

Cleaning

7 Controversial Beauty Ingredients You Should Know About

We'll get right to it: Parabens are deadly! Never use sulfates! Aluminum is poison! Anyone who is not Gwyneth Paltrow is going to DIE! OK, maybe it's not quite that dire, but critics of potentially dangerous ingredients are loud—and getting louder. We pored over the studies and data to get to the …

Skin Care

Science Explains Why It’s Harder To Poop While On Vacation

Pooping. Everyone except girls do it — that’s a scientific fact. But, science isn’t just about analyzing the frequency in which fecal matter is extracted from your body. (Mind blower, right?) Science is also all about understanding how settings can change the <i>manner</i> in which fecal matter is …

Extracted

Here's Why Women Are Always Freezing in Offices, According to Science

Office air conditioning is biased against women.<p>If you're a woman who works in an office and you're always freezing, you're not alone. It turns out …

Scientific Research

The Myth About Carrots and Vision Started to Foil Nazis

Yesterday, I wrote about how salmon change the form of vitamin A in their eyes to give themselves infrared vision when swimming upstream, improving their ability to see in murky water. In response, a Twitter follower asked:<p>Sort of. First, vitamin A is an important part of the retina, and carrots …

Nostalgia Is Ruining Video Games

The gaming industry can't seem to move beyond its lucrative, long-beloved franchises.<p>In the recent bestselling video game <i>Life Is Strange</i>, a teenage heroine gains the ability to rewind time. She uses it to solve problems, address regrets, and return to a period in her life when she was completely …

Retrogaming

We Still Don't Know Why the Heck There Are So Many Blue Tarantulas

A very particular shade of blue hair has evolved independently on eight separate occasions and in at least three different ways in tarantulas, a new …

How a raisin can predict a toddler's future academic ability

Researchers develop simple raisin test to forecast a child's attention and learning capacity<p>A simple test using a raisin can predict how well a …

University of Tennessee

Study: Mosquitoes hate Victoria's Secret perfume

(NEWSER) – Camping trip in your near future? Maybe skip the bug spray and prepare like you're hitting the club instead. <i>Popular Science</i> reports that a new study out of New Mexico State University found two fragrances — including Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume — work fairly well at repelling two …

European Cancer Experts Don't Agree On How Risky Roundup Is

Glyphosate, widely known by its trade name, Roundup, probably gets more attention than any other herbicide. It's one of world's most-used weedkillers, and it is also closely linked to the growth of genetically modified crops.<p>Monsanto invented Roundup, and also invented crops that grow well when …

Letter of Recommendation: Mack’s Earplugs

I’m resigned to the fact that there will forever exist some unremarkable sensory experiences that nevertheless overwhelm me: the smell of Coca-Cola, a wet straw wrapper on a diner counter, live music in any place at all. These processing difficulties compound with the pace of technology and city …

Why are there two iPhone 6S A9 chips?

Apple has responded to claims that identical iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models can have very different battery performance depending on the origin of the …

Fabrication

13 reasons to never take your kids to France

<b>1. They might develop a taste for baked goods with no preservatives or artificial colorings. You know, the kind that is made by human hands, and not</b> …

France

An Ace Up The Poker Star's Sleeve: The Surprising Upside Of Stereotypes

Annie Duke was about to win $2 million.<p>It was 2004, and she was at the final hand of the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. Annie had beat out some of the best poker players in the world — all men — to get to this point.<p>But she wasn't sure she deserved to be there.<p>In fact, in spite of …

The strange phenomenon of musical 'skin orgasms'

Some people feel music so strongly the sensations can be compared to sex. How does a good song move the body and mind in this way, asks David Robson.<p>Sometimes music strikes the body like a bolt of lightning. “I was in a friend’s dorm room in my third year as an undergraduate,” Psyche Loui …

Flute

The Pod Pro Will Keep Both Your Apple Watch And iPhone Charged

Since Apple wants us to put their hardware all over our body, it’s becoming harder and harder to remember to charge everything. The number one reason that I don’t wear my Apple Watch is that the battery is dead. Have no fear, third-party device creators are here.<p>Nomad has announced its battery pack …

Smartwatches

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

The Meanest Email You Ever Wrote, Searchable on the Internet

The doxing of Ashley Madison reveals an uncomfortable truth: In the age of cloud computing, everyone is vulnerable.<p>Most of us get to be thoroughly relieved that our emails weren't in the Ashley Madison database. But don’t get too comfortable. Whatever secrets you have, even the ones you don’t think …

Minimalist Glass Cabins Will Make You Crave Winter in Norway

Juvet Hotel<p>All photos courtesy of the Juvet Hotel<p>A local entrepreneur in Valldal, Norway just spent five years building nine glorious cabins in a nature reserve. Constructed with the help of villagers, the rooms in the <b>Juvet Hotel</b> are all slightly different, and were created without changing the …