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Here's Why IceCube's Neutrino Discovery Is a Big Deal

Scientists have spotted a high-energy, incredibly tiny "ghost" particle called a neutrino flying through Antarctic ice and traced its origins back to …

Physics

Humans Gave Leprosy to Armadillos. Now, They’re Giving It Back

Weird & Wild<p>Wild armadillo meat is popular in Brazil, but a new study shows those who eat it put themselves at risk of contracting leprosy.<p>In Brazil, it’s not uncommon to eat armadillo, which reportedly tastes like chicken. But new research warns against the practice—it could give you leprosy.<p>In a …

Zoology

‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Snorkeling

So you bought a smart TV. Now you need these apps.

Built for the big screen.<p>These days, you can easily run an app on your television—just invest in a software-packed smart TV or a video-streaming device that plugs into your existing set. Whichever option you choose, you'll find that the same program you have on your smartphone works differently on …

Smart TV

Ready to ditch your old flash drive? Don't just erase and recycle

When it's time to donate or ditch an old flash-memory drive that stored sensitive information, deleting those files isn't enough. The safest way to wipe the slate clean is actually to encrypt it -- and that's not as hard as it sounds.<p>The computer industry’s migration from hard drives to flash …

Flash Drives

How Technology Helped Me Cheat Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Eye Tracking

These Physicists Watched a Clock Tick for 14 Years Straight

Bijunath Patla’s experiment sounds like a real bore: Gather 12 of the most accurate clocks around the world, and watch them tick. It’s like a …

Physics

Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.<p>On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. …

New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel

Fortunately, existing fixes should provide the protection we need.<p>A new attack that uses processors' speculative-execution capabilities to leak data, …

The best ways to send files wirelessly

Transfer your data without compromising it.<p>Want to share a file wirelessly? There are dozens of methods to do so, from attaching it to an email to uploading it to social media. But not all of your options are equally secure. In fact, to keep prying eyes away from your data, we recommend that you …

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s bride: A ‘confident mixed-race woman’ marries into the Royal family - The Washington Post

Meghan Markle was glaring at her love interest. She leaned forward, fury clear in her expression as she asked the question: <i>Was it so hard to believe one of her parents was black?</i><p>“You think,” she spat, “this is just a year-round tan?”<p>Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. …

Royal Family

Being Socially Isolated for Long Periods of Time Reshapes Brain Chemistry

But the pain of loneliness may have a remedy.<p>Being lonely sucks. Sure, we all need our alone time now and then, but scientists have repeatedly found …

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

‘War Mode’ replaces world PvP in World of Warcraft’s next expansion

No more getting ganked by max level Rogues!<p>At BlizzCon 2017, alongside the announcement of the <i>Battle for Aze</i><i>r</i><i>oth</i> expansion, Blizzard announced that PvP servers would be going away in <i>World of Warcraft</i>. Thanks to a Q&A with game director Ian Hazzikostas at Blizzard’s headquarters, we now have a …

Cuba after the Castros

By Will Grant<p>The boat was barely seaworthy and heavily overloaded with men and equipment. For seven days and nights, the crew had attempted to navigate the treacherous seas but the ship was unfit and letting in water.<p>Almost all the men on board were unwell – seasick or weak with hunger and …

Cuba

3 Metabolism Experts Weigh in on the Great Breakfast Debate

If there’s a discussion that we have often at <i>Cooking Light</i>, it’s about whether breakfast is really so important. Readers constantly ask: Will …

Nutrition

The Delay

After an 11-year-old Navajo girl was kidnapped, her family and friends sprang into action to find her. Why did it take so long for law enforcement to join them?<p>The first day I was in Shiprock, New Mexico, a horse made the front page of the local newspaper<i>.</i> The dark bay with a white stripe down its …

Crime

Cuba's Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

<b>Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba's new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006.</b><p>It is the first time since the revolution in 1959 that a Castro is not at the helm of the government.<p>Mr Díaz-Canel had been serving as first vice-president for the …

Cuba

Procedurally Generated Islands Could Be World of Warcraft's Next Game Changer - IGN Video

Island expeditions in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth house many exciting new features that could impact the entire game.

World of Warcraft

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had …

Immunotherapy-first cancer treatment a 'game-changer', say scientists

Cancer patients should be given thorough immunotherapy before undergoing surgery to remove dangerous tumours, a new trial suggests.<p>A study on lung cancer patients found that activating the immune system can prompt tumours into spreading friendly T-cells around the body, significantly reducing the …

Newsletter

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist and head of …

Quantum Mechanics

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

The surprising ancient origins of Passover

Passover

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018.

ALBUQUERQUE — When Deb Haaland was a child, she would rise early on this state’s sun-beaten tribal land, sling a water jar around her waist and climb the mesa overlooking her pueblo.<p>It was as high as she ever thought she would go.<p>Now, she is among a historic number of Native American women running …

Native Americans

Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took a new, more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.<p>Police and federal agents …

Crime

Archaeopteryx: The Transitional Fossil

Paleontologists view <i>Archaeopteryx</i> as a transitional fossil between dinosaurs and modern birds. With its blend of avian and reptilian features, it was …

The People’s History of John Leguizamo

For the past two and a half decades, John Leguizamo has asked a simple question: Where are all the Latin people in Hollywood?<p><b>When did John Leguizamo become a star?</b> Maybe it was when he was Miggy, the first character audiences met in Leguizamo's 1993 one-man show <i>Spic-O-Rama</i>. He was a precocious, …

War