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The Best Nut Butter to Have On the Keto Diet

Peanut butter is out if you're on the keto diet (womp womp), but you have other options.<p>Even though they're high in fat, peanuts are technically a …

Nutrition

What If Earth Started Spinning Backward?

For billions of years, Earth has rotated in the same direction as the sun — but what if that direction were reversed?<p>Deserts would cover North …

Angela Merkel: Syria strikes were 'necessary and appropriate'

Germany's Angela Merkel has expressed support for the US-led strikes on Syria.<p>“We support the fact that our American, British and French allies have …

What we know about the U.S. airstrikes on Syria

The U.S. led airstrikes in a coordinated attack with U.K. and French allies against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.<p>Here's what we know about the attack:<p>What happened?<p>Precision missile strikes targeted three Syrian chemical weapons facilities: a scientific research center near Damascus, …

Middle East

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

How do I know that the usual perception is right, and this is wrong?<p>In the elementary grammar of things, there is no distinction between ‘cause’ and ‘effect’<p>What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, …

Quantum Mechanics

The Latest: Russia: Missiles aimed at Syrian air base downed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local):<p>2:50 a.m.<p>The Russian military says Syria's Soviet-made air …

More acidic oceans could harm coral reefs

Ocean acidification cut the growth of a coral reef on Australia's Great Barrier Reef by one-third, according to a study published Wednesday in …

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

Stephen Hawking

Our Microbiomes Are Making Scientists Question What it Means to Be Human

Are we people or a "megaorganism?"<p>When you’re young, everyone tells you that you are a unique individual. The idea of individuality stretches back centuries, but as we learn more about our bodies, some biologists have suggested that the microorganisms within us mean we’re more like a collection of …

Stephen Hawking explains what happened before Big Bang

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>So there was this chicken, OK? And then there was this egg.<p>No, wait. There was this egg, you see. And then there was this chicken.<p>It's easy to see quite a few scientific theories as relying on a decision as …

Physics

‘Talk dirty to me’: what men and women like to hear in bed

<b>What happens behind closed bedroom doors? A lot of dirty talk, apparently.</b><p>Online dating agency, Saucy Dates, has revealed what men and women prefer …

Whatever Trump is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Thomas Friedman: “President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself …

Global sea ice hits record low for January as the annual polar melting period expanded

The world’s sea ice shrank to a record January low last month as the annual polar melting period expanded, experts say.<p>The 5.04 million square miles …

Physicists Create New Form Of Light

In results published in <i>Science,</i> researchers suggest that this new light could be used to perform highly complex, incredibly fast quantum computations.<p>…

Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons

It's a glimpse of science fiction made fact: Scientists have created a new form of light that could someday be used to build light crystals. But …

How Often Should You Replace Your Loofah to Keep it From Turning Into a Cesspool of Germs?

Prepare to be grossed out.<p>What if we told you the very thing you thought was giving you clean, silky skin was actually a breeding ground for bacteria? Here’s the unfortunate truth: Loofahs aren’t the shower saviors they appear to be. That’s because dead skin cells get tangled in the nooks and …

ATMs dispense more than money: The dirt and dope that's on your cash

We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park …

ATMs

Reminder: Wave Pools Are Filthy Pits of Despair

Water parks are a time-honored American tradition, and a great way to beat the summer heat while stewing in strangers’ bodily fluids. Really, there’s …

Environmental Health

Another victim of climate change: Ubiquitous canola oil

Canola and Climate<p>Canola oil is a common ingredient in prepackaged foods. You may even have a container of it in your cabinet right now. However, if …

These Are the Dirtiest Places in Your Hotel Room

You may want to pack some disinfectant wipes the next time you travel.<p>When you stay in a hotel room, you usually expect that staff have cleaned it …

Cleaning

Jeff Sessions says marijuana is illegal “everywhere” in America

<b>Jeff Sessions (Getty/Brendan Smialowski/Yarygin)</b><p>One lawmaker is receiving blowback from Sessions<p>Mike Adams<p>February 13, 2018 6:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p>It was just last month that Colorado Senator Cory Gardner threatened to hold up key Justice Department nominees …

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 …

Senate passes sweeping spending bill, sends measure to House for crucial vote to end government shutdown

<b>UPDATE</b>: The House approved the sweeping budget bill early Friday, clearing the way for the government to re-open. The measure now heads to President Trump for his signature.<p>==<p>The Senate passed a sweeping bipartisan spending bill Friday morning, but not before the federal government shut down when …

Budget Deficit

Everything you need to know about the federal government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning! Your federal government is officially shut down. Wonder how it all affects you? We've got <b>everything you need to know</b> about it in this special Saturday edition of CNN's 5 Things newsletter. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox every …

Health Care

Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government.<p>This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President …

Half a million bees die in Iowa vandalism, two boys charged

Justin and Tori Engelhardt, husband and wife beekeepers in Sioux City, Iowa, discovered a tragic surprise late last month when they went to check on their 50 beehives.<p>The hives — home to half a million bees — had been overturned and hacked apart. The couple’s supply shed had been ransacked.<p>The …

Iowa

Hawaii says lack of adequate fail-safe measures led to false missile alert

HONOLULU (Reuters) - Human error and a lack of adequate fail-safe measures during a civil defense warning drill led to the false missile alert that stirred panic across Hawaii over the weekend, a state emergency management agency spokesman acknowledged on Sunday.<p>Elaborating on the origins of …

Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, …

Donald Trump

Here's how Trump launches a nuclear weapon

Despite Trump's tweets this week indicating he has a so-called "Nuclear Button" that's "much bigger & more powerful" than Kim Jong-un's are nothing …

DACA injunction adds to limbo for ‘dreamers’ as Trump crackdown, Hill talks continue

The Trump administration vowed Wednesday to fight a federal injunction that temporarily blocked its plans to rescind work permits for young undocumented immigrants, insisting that Congress must find a solution for those known as "dreamers."<p>On Capitol Hill, lawmakers said a bipartisan proposal could …

Immigration