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12 fiction books for Linux and open source fans

For this book list, I reached out to our writer community to ask which fiction books they would recommend to their peers. What I love about this …

Books

10 smartest books you can read this summer

Recent books that are sure to add to your intelligence.<br>Read More

Books

Philosophy shrugged: ignoring Ayn Rand won’t make her go away

Philosophers love to hate Ayn Rand. It’s trendy to scoff at any mention of her. One philosopher told me that: ‘No one needs to be exposed to that …

EPA

Physicists show that is impossible to mask quantum information in correlations

"Quantum information differs from classical information in many ways," Pati told <i>Phys.org</i>. "Researchers have pondered over this question since the …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Dark Energy Makes the Universe Accelerate

Matter and energy tell spacetime how to curve; curved spacetime tells matter and energy how to move. It's the cardinal rule of General Relativity, …

Dark Matter

Hubble proves Einstein correct on galactic scales - Most precise test of general relativity outside the Milky Way

heic1812 — Science Release<p>Hubble proves Einstein correct on galactic scales<p>Most precise test of general relativity outside the Milky Way<p>An …

Universe

Century-Old Vaccine Could Be Major Breakthrough In Diabetes Treatment

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –</b> There’s a potential breakthrough in diabetes treatment that could help millions of people around the world.<p>As CBS2’s Dr. Max …

Diabetes

Alzheimer's breakthrough links viral herpes to brain disease

Alzheimer’s researchers have discovered a link between the herpes virus and the degenerative neurological disease, a breakthrough that offers the …

Neuroscience

NASA puts out the call for partners to build the first piece of Gateway space station

NASA has laid out its plan for acquiring the first piece of its successor to the International Space Station, an outpost known as the Gateway that …

Space Exploration

Scientists Propose New Form of Matter Forged in the Heart of Neutron Star

Artist's rendering of the universe's first, massive, blue stars in gaseous filaments (via N.R.Fuller/National Science Foundation)<p>Matter, in its most …

Physics

Vanguard, Charles Schwab Land on Forbes' Best ETFs List | Investopedia

When it comes to exchange-traded funds (ETFs), expenses matter a lot. The low-cost providers tend to stand out among investors. While there are tons …

Investing

Autoimmune disease

Focus |<p>Focus home<br>• Editorial<br>• Reviews<br>• From the archive<br>• Sponsor<p>A series of five Reviews specially commissioned by <i>Nature Immunology</i> discuss the genetic, …

Immune System

Oldest-Ever Syphilis DNA Discovered in Convent Cemetery Reveals New History

'We can learn from the past in order to predict the future.'<p>Though syphilis is most often associated with the Middle Ages in Europe, its history …

Public Health

Bad Boys of the Multiverse: An Alternate Universe Reading Guide

Have we gone multiverse crazy? Iain Banks' latest novel, <i>Transition</i><i>,</i> is just the latest of a long line of sideways-traveling books, and this theme is …

Science Fiction

The Universe's Brightest Galaxy Shines Like 300 Trillion Suns

NASA has discovered the most luminous galaxy yet, and they believe it has a massive black hole heart.<p>Sometimes when you gaze billions of years into our universe's past, you'll find something so stunning that even the cold, scientific terms to describe it sound poetic. Take the galaxy—the most …

Universe

Massive atmospheric wave on Venus could explain the planet's weird rotation

More than a light Venusian breeze.<p>Venus’ rotation has always been weird. While it completes an orbit around the sun in the equivalent of 225 days on Earth, it takes around 243 Earth-days for the solid part of the planet to make one complete spin around its axis. And that’s far from the oddest thing …

Astronomy

Here’s what global warming looks like month by month for 137 years

The Earth is warmer now than at any time since reliable record-keeping began in 1880, and we're continuing to warm at an accelerated rate. In fact, …

Climate Change

The Drama of Quantum Physics Takes to the Stage

In 1897, the physicist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin looked at all the tremendous advancements in electricity, astronomy and biology that marked his …

Quantum Physics

The Top 6 Mistakes Seniors Make When It Comes to Medicare Enrollment

Premiums, deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. These are expected costs when it comes to any health insurance plan. Medicare is no different.<p>What …

Retirement

5 Thought-Provoking Quantum Experiments Showing That Reality Is an Illusion

Diffraction of electrons<p>According to the poll of the greatest physicists conducted by <i>The New York Times</i>, <b>the experiment with electron diffraction is</b> …

Quantum Physics

How To Talk to a Real Person: The Ultimate Customer Support Phone Number Directory

Trying to get phone support when something goes wrong with your gadgets can be a frustrating experience. From cable, wireless, and service providers …

Customer Service

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. Hit it with a laser pulse that lasts a millionth …

Nanotech

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

The Mysterious ‘Jumping Gene’ That Appears 500,000 Times in Human DNA

Its segments make up 17 percent of our genome, but scientists are only just starting to understand what it does.<p>For years, Miguel Ramalho-Santos tried to convince researchers in his lab to study a segment of DNA he personally thought was quite extraordinary: LINE1. It’s repeated half a million …

Genetics

The best two-player board games to add to your collection

Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders and Codenames have come out with two-player variants<p>Board games are always a fun activity for big groups of friends, but if you live with a partner or roommate, it can be nice to just break out a quick two-player game after work.<p>Many board game companies have recognized …

Board Games

Dried-Up Grass Reveals the Secret of Stonehenge's Circle

An exceptionally dry summer — and a watering hose that was too short — helped archaeologists clear up a centuries-old mystery surrounding Britain's Stonehenge monument: Did the ancient stones make a complete circle in ancient times?<p>The dried-up grass around Stonehenge suggests that they did. A …

Archaeology

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical …

Quantum Computing

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

Best ETFs: The Honor Roll

<i>These 64 funds are easy to trade and score near the top of their categories in cost efficiency.</i><p>Who’s got the best ETFs? Vanguard and BlackRock are tied on the Honor Roll, with 17 funds each. But if you take into account how big a fund family is, you may say that Schwab is the winner. Although its …

Investing