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We tried 12 of the most popular protein bars on the market — this is the only one worth buying

After sampling 12 different protein bars, the only place I don't feel like going is the gym.<p>Protein bars are designed to be high-energy snacks that contain a large concentration of protein, a macronutrient that helps to build muscle mass and repair wounds or damaged tissues. Some contain around 20 …

Nutrition

Could an updated Feynman experiment finally lead to a Theory of Everything?

Measuring quantum gravity has proven extremely challenging, stymying some of the greatest minds in physics for generations.<br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics

Experts Say the Keto Diet May Have an Unexpected Emotional Benefit

We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? "It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you'll find personal stories of …

Nutrition

This Crazy New Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this newly discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

9 things you peak at in life by the time you hit 30

But the scientific research on when people "peak" in various aspects of their life — as determined by the median ages across certain trends — also suggest people max out certain abilities in their youth.<p>Here's a sample of the abilities and traits people peak at by the time they hit their 30th …

Demographics

Intel just challenged IBM and Google in a type of supercomputing that uses temperatures 250 times colder than deep space

On Tuesday, Intel came out with its state-of-the 17-qubit superconducting test chip, matching the biggest quantum computer chip ever to be produced, by IBM.<p>Until now, quantum computing has been, in some regards, a two-horse race between IBM and Google. In April, Google showed off its research on a …

Quantum Computing

Over 30 superhero movies are coming out in the next 5 years — here they all are

In the next five years, there are well over 30 superhero movies that have been announced to hit theaters.<p>We'll see Marvel complete "Phase 3" of the cinematic universe while finally launching its first solo superheroine, Captain Marvel. DC is giving Wonder Woman her own solo outing and will build on …

Comic Books

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Trucks

Quantum Computing explained!

At sub atomic levels every thing that we know about classical physics breaks, not just by a small margin but at massive scale. Welcome to the world …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Computers Are Having Such a Hard Time With This Deceptively Simple Chess Puzzle

A popular chess problem known as the Queen’s Puzzle has captivated mathematicians and computer scientists for years, yet no one has been able to …

Mathematics

Do you really need travel insurance — or is credit card coverage enough?

When you’re booking a flight, a cruise or making other travel plans, you may have the option to buy insurance in case something goes wrong with your trip.<p>Coverage varies by policy but here are some of the situations that may be covered:<p>You have a medical emergency while traveling and need to be …

Personal Finance

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution of data processing. The future of this technology promises …

Quantum Computing

100 of the healthiest foods, ranked by protein content

Chicken breast<p><b>Protein:</b> 54 grams per 6 ounces<p>“Skinless, white-meat chicken breast is the leanest animal protein. It barely has 3 grams of fat and …

Nutrition

This 11-Minute Yoga-Inspired Workout Will Blast Your Core Into Serious Shape

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Exercise

Everyone keeps talking about A.I.—here's what it really is and why it's so hot now

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, from Apple's iPhone keyboard to Zillow's home price estimates. There's also a lot of stuff out there that …

Artificial Intelligence

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered dietitians.

Healthy Eating

11 new trailers you should watch this week

So the Oscars happened. I haven't seen all the year's Best Picture nominees, but I can't imagine liking one more than <i>Moonlight</i> — the fact that it's so far from a traditional Hollywood film makes its win all the more exciting.<p>I also caught up on <i>Hidden Figures</i> last weekend, since it was the last …

Entertainment

How does USB Type-C work?

We’ve already shown you how micro-USB works, but what about the next big USB technology: USB Type-C? It’s similar in a lot of ways since it’s the …

USB Type-C

Fix Your Bad Posture

If years of your mother telling you to sit up straight didn’t get the message through, I’m here to tell you that posture is important. The way your …

Thanks to AI, computers can now see your health problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it became clear something was wrong. The child had ear infection after ear infection and trouble breathing at night. He was small for his age, and by his …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Infographics

A Psychologist Has Honed a Subliminal Tactic to Get What You Want Before You’ve Asked For It

Be convincing before you even ask the question.

Psychology

You Too Can Become a Machine Learning Rock Star! No PhD Necessary.

<b>If you are a strong-armed</b> NFL quarterback who reads defenses like genre fiction, a movie star whose name alone can open a film in China, or a stock …

The Root of Gravity

Does recent research bring us any closer to understanding it?

Physics

How you can master machine learning and AI

Any conversation about the current state of tech would be incomplete without mention of Machine Learning, the latest wave of programming that's making once futuristic inventions like artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and smart homes a reality.<p>Believe it or not, you can learn the …

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

The way we learn today is just wrong.<p>Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.<p>Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.<p>How do we get our kids to want to learn?<p>The blog is about why the future of education will be about flipping our current …

Artificial Intelligence

Blackfish: when killer whales attack

<b>This article was first published on July 15 2013. In March 2016, it was reported that captive killer whale Tilikum, the subject of Gabriela Cowperthwaite's 2013 documentary Blackfish, was dying after contracting a bacterial lung infection. Cowperthwaite described his story as "profoundly tragic in</b> …