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Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.<p>The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and …

Medicine

In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Sides With Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who had refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. The court’s decision was narrow, and it left open the larger question of whether a business can discriminate against gay men and lesbians based on rights protected …

LGBTQI

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Body Language

The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron Is Nearly as Detailed as the Real Thing

Comprised of 3599 pieces, with a true W16 engine and a working eight-speed gearbox, it's almost as good as the real Chiron.<p>You probably can't afford a Bugatti Chiron. Priced at nearly $3 million, the hand-built French hypercar is about as expensive and exclusive as they come.<p>But now you can …

Lego

To stop school shootings, use Israel's approach to fighting terror: Texas attorney general

After Santa Fe and Parkland, gun control is a waste of time.<p>America is once again reeling from yet another deadly mass shooting. The victims at Santa Fe High School were taken from us too soon, and the prayers of Texas and the nation are with their families. There is something especially haunting …

Guns

Another “missing” component could revolutionize electronics - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1971, Leon Chua, a young electronics engineer at the University of California, Berkeley, began working on a fundamental mathematical …

Nanotech

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

A billion operations per second isn't cool. Know what's cool? A million billion operations per second.<p>That's the promise of a new computing technique …

The 755 Horsepower Corvette ZR1 Will Warp Your Perception of Speed

Just how quick is the ultimate Corvette? Really damn quick.<p>I knew it was going to be scary; I really did. I have a reasonable enough amount of track time in the already absurd, 650-horsepower Corvette Z06, that I knew, with reasonable certainty, that whatever the 2018 Corvette ZR1 could do around …

Saudi Prince Says Israelis Have Right to ‘Their Own Land’

Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince has said that Israelis “have the right to have their own land” and that formal relations between Israel and the kingdom could be mutually beneficial.<p>The comments by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an interview published on Monday reflected the distinctly …

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

Washington Post makes wild claim about gun violence — but the facts destroy their narrative

The Washington Post printed a bold claim on its front page Saturday, the same day where hundreds of thousands of people descended on Washington to protest gun violence at the “March for Our Lives” gun control rally.<p>But the claim doesn’t stand up to facts.<p>What did the Post claim?<p>Printed on the …

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

Want Government Scientists to Research Gun Violence? There's a Beer For That

Beer lovers and science enthusiasts unite!<p>It's the start of a beautiful friendship. Today, the pro-science organization 314 Action, committed to …

Beer

Increasingly popular full-face snorkel masks raise safety concerns

Hawaii is grappling with an alarming increase in snorkel-related deaths. Ten people have died since January. On average, 17 people die each year in …

Scuba Diving

When the Cause of a Sexless Relationship Is — Surprise! — the Man

There are varying definitions of a sexless marriage or sexless relationship: no sex in the past year, no sex in the past six months or sex 10 or fewer times a year. According to one study, approximately 15 percent of married couples are sexless: Spouses haven’t had sex with each other in the past …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Science Provides Few Facts On Effects Of Gun Policies, Report Finds

An analysis published Friday confirms the state of American gun policy science is not good, overall.<p>The nonprofit RAND Corporation analyzed thousands of studies and found only 63 that establish a causal relationship between specific gun policies and outcomes such as reductions in homicide and …

Guns

Review: Who Killed Biggie and Tupac? ‘Unsolved’ Might Know

Some myths are too powerful — too necessary — to ever be fully undone, no matter the facts gathered to address them.<p>Such is the case with the still-officially-unsolved deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac and Biggie, gunned down six months apart two decades ago, a cruel …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming

More Americans than ever say that climate change is mainly caused by human activity. We talked to six people about what changed their minds.

Global Warming

Is Israel a Model When It Comes to Guns, as Mike Huckabee Says?

JERUSALEM — Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, knows a thing or two about taking on assailants. A former Israeli paratrooper with combat experience, he packs a Glock 23 semiautomatic pistol as a civilian.<p>In 2015, after a series of stabbings in the city by Palestinians, Mr. Barkat urged Israelis …

Guns

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

9 Things I Never Knew About Cruises Until I Ran the World’s Largest Ship

At a time when travelers are feeling more precious than ever about “authentic experiences,” the cruise industry is doubling down on the exact …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment

Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We've heard plenty in recent years about collapsing bee colonies.<p>So Jonas Geldmann, at the University of Cambridge, says he understands how the honeybee became a symbol of environmental …

Honey Bees

E.U. Fines Qualcomm $1.2 Billion Over Apple Deal

European antitrust officials hammered Qualcomm with a $1.2 billion fine on Wednesday, saying the American chip maker, whose technology underpins much of the world’s mobile phone industry, had abused its dominant market position to squeeze out competitors.<p>The penalty of 997 million euros follows a …

7 Signs Of Colon Cancer You Should Never Ignore

Know the symptoms so you can catch it early<p>When Charles Griffin, Jr., began experiencing sharp pain in his side, he knew something wasn’t right. During an ER visit, the doctor noted microscopic drops of blood in his stool tests, but chalked it up to hemorrhoids or stress.<p>After all, Griffin was in …

Cancer

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

Avoiding GMOs Isn't Just Anti-Science. It's Immoral.

As relentless as it is baseless.