Michael Alcott

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6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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'X-Files': 7 revelations from Chris Carter

We got a flashlight, ducked under crime scene tape and trekked into a dark rainy forest to meet <i>The X-Files</i> creator Chris Carter, where he gave us a …

Scientists challenge Einstein's relativity

American physicists claim today they "clocked" light travelling at 300 times the speed of light. This is so fast, according to a report published today in science magazine Nature, that a pulse of light appeared to come out of the experiment before it went in.<p>This experiment, which appears to …

Physics

The effect of a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet on type 2 diabetes

Posted by Medivizor on Nov 22, 2015 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments<p>In a nutshell<p>This study examined the effect of a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

12 Easy Recipes for a Delicious, Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.<p>From my Carrot & Sweet Potato …

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Mystery of Greece's Alexander the Great-era tomb deepens with body discoveries

Remains of five people found in vast, ancient tomb dating back to Alexander's era, around 300-325 BC<p>A vast tomb built in the time of Alexander the Great in Greece contains the ancient remains of five people, archaeologists announced on Monday, deepening the mystery as to who it was dedicated …

Using X-rays, scientists read ancient, volcano-charred scrolls

Talk about reading between the lines! Scientists wielding X-rays say they can, for the first time, read words inside the charred, rolled-up scrolls that survived the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius nearly two millenniums ago.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature Communications, give …

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Is American Sniper historically accurate?

Photograph: Keith Bernstein/AP<p>Heightened for the screen … American Sniper is based on Chris Kyle’s memoir of the same name.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/20/1421748142719/c7dcfcfd-38f0-4bb7-baff-9d5e362ce353-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Keith …

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Never-Before-Seen Particles Discovered at Swiss Collider

Two new subatomic particles have popped up at the world's largest atom smasher. The never-before-seen particles could help physicists glean key …

Five albums to try this week: Shabazz Palaces, Jenny Lewis and more

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: For an inventive and generally batshit crazy take on hip-hop, look no further than Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces. They take the rulebook of time signatures, song structure and harmony, and then tear it to</b> …

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …

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No Forgery Evidence Seen in "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.<p>Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrap making that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian …

Team finds ‘hidden’ gene linked to heart attacks

A gene that was hiding in plain sight appears to influence heart health and may lower the risk of heart attacks.<p>Researchers identified the gene by …

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate Healthful

Boy, it's a good time to be a dark-chocolate lover.<p>We've noted before the growing evidence that a daily dose of the bitter bean may help reduce blood pressure. There also seems to be a link between a regular chocolate habit and lower body weight.<p>Now scientists are offering an explanation for just …

Diabetes may increase risk for pancreatic cancer

A review of 88 research studies has uncovered a link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer.<p>Mehrdad Nikfarjam, from the Department of Surgery at the …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

'Titanfall' Is The Most Addictive Game Ever

Here's why<p>On March 11, Electronic Arts will release <i>Titanfall</i> (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC; $60), an online first-person shooter that promises to reinvent shooting-your-friends-in-the-face technology. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, it comes with a notable pedigree. Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella …

Craig Ferguson to Produce 'I F*cking Love Science' for TV

AUSTIN, Texas — Craig Ferguson wants to fill your television with mind-blowing science.<p>The host of CBS’ <i>Late Late Show</i> announced via a videotaped …

Nearly 200 New Species of Parasitic Wasps Discovered in Costa Rica

Researcher explains ecological importance of his latest taxonomy project.<p>Among the many animals that make their living off of other species, parasitic wasps are especially cunning. They inject other insects' larvae and eggs with their own eggs. When they hatch, the larval wasps gradually eat their …

Plasma Plume Keeps Earth Safe From Solar Storms

Thanks, buddy!<p>Earth has a magnetic field, which begins at the core and stretches far out into space. Typically, this magnetic field is a useful shield for solar activity. However, if the Earth's magnetic field bumps up against the sun's magnetic field, all types of madness can ensue, including …

Magnetism

Stream and Watch your Favorite TV Shows, Movies and Live TV

Presents<p>S2 E10 Picasso: Chapter TenAfter leaving Picasso, Françoise Gilot struggles to escape his shadow. Picasso (Antonio Banderas) withdraws to create the perfect painting.<p>Aired 6-20-18 • TV-14 LV<p>SEASON FINALE<p>Aired 5-29-18 • TV-PG L<p>• • •<p>SERIES FINALE<p>Aired 8-24-16 • TV-PG D<p>• • •<p>SEASON …

Prosthetic turns drummer into 3-armed ‘cyborg’

A new robotic drumming prosthesis has two drumsticks—the musician’s arm and muscle sensors control one, and the other “listens” to the music and …

Hyades star cluster: Face of Taurus

The bright star Aldebaran is part of a V-shaped pattern of stars called the Hyades. This easy-to-find star cluster represents the face of Taurus the …

Astronomy

Hubble telescope captures rare photos of crumbling asteroid

The Hubble telescope has captured some stunning images showcasing the early stages of an asteroid breaking apart. The crumbling asteroid, officially known as P/2013 R3, was first noticed in September. A follow-up observation on with the Keck Telescope located in Hawaii revealed that the …