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Statins and hayfever pills could be driving antibiotic resistance, warn scientists

Statins and hayfever pills could be fuelling antibiotic resistance by changing the growth of bacteria in the human gut, scientists have found.<p>Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) looked at the impact of 1,000 common drugs on the 40 strains of gut bacteria and found that …

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 …

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

Scientists Have Answered the Most Mysterious Question About Curling

Why does the stone curl?<p>Every four years, the Winter Olympics enthralls and intrigues onlookers with the popular if inexplicable Scottish sport …

Elasticity

Why Conspiracy Theorists Are Obsessed With CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, was established in 1954 in Switzerland by 12 member states. Since then, it's swelled to 22 …

Physics

‘Ultra-intense laser’ stops electrons travelling at near-light speed for first time, mimicking black holes

Using a laser beam one quadrillion times brighter than the Sun, physicists have stopped electrons travelling at near-light speeds for the first …

Warning as sepsis can kill in 12 hours

<i>By Evelyn Ring</i><p>Sepsis is a bigger killer than heart attacks, lung cancer or breast cancer.<p>The blood infection is a fast killer too. A person can be a …

Medicine

The Three Meanings Of E=mc^2, Einstein's Most Famous Equation

For hundreds of years, there was an immutable law of physics that was never challenged: that in any reaction occurring in the Universe, mass was conserved. That no matter what you put in, what reacted, and what came out, the sum of what you began with and the sum of what you ended with would be …

Physics

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

by Kristin Houser January 6, 2018 Hard Science 41547<p>The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Physics

This Game Teaches You How to Build a Quantum Computer

Learning about how quantum computers work doesn’t have to be boring.<p>2017 has been a great year for quantum computing. Researchers created a time crystal that will one day serve as a quantum computer’s internal clock, managed to predict the future of a quantum system, put the first node of the …

9 ways to stop dwelling on things

Struggling to move on from certain events or emotions? Give these tips a try...<p>It's something we're all familiar with. There's been an argument, an …

Calculating how many calories are burned in a day

The number of calories burned each day is directly linked to weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance.<p>For a person to lose weight, they must …

Live Blog: The Huge Gravitational Wave Discovery We've Been Waiting For Is Here

"We shared in the joy and excitement of that moment."<p>Well folks, that massive gravitational wave announcement has been well worth the wait.<p>Read on …

Space

The female orgasm: What do women want?

Societal norms and the media both heavily influence how we view women's orgasms, but research shows that their sexual activity preferences and …

Sexual Health

3 Daily Hacks Neuroscience Says Really Do Keep You (and Your Brain) Younger

Turns out they're fun, too.<p>A recent study at Mass General found that when it comes to brain health, some people are able to maintain their acuity far better than others. These "super-agers" are in their 60s and 70s, but can perform memory tests just as well as people in their 20s.<p>Another …

The Brain

Study: Your Moods Are Contagious, Depression is Not

For those who don’t understand depression, it’s tempting to think that it’s simply a matter of mood. And if it is a matter of mood, then why can’t depressed people just adjust their moods and find a way to feel happier?<p>The answer – as those experiencing depression know too well – is that true …

Here's The Top Reason Why Your Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Work

When employees don't regularly feel this way, it's almost a sure thing they'll be packing for greener pastures.<p>Whenever I'm asked about the top characteristic that separates real leaders from the "wannabe's," I don't mince words. It's empirically and anecdotally evident that this prerequisite must …

Leadership

3 Questions the Smartest and Most Inspiring Leaders Ask Daily

Want to know how to stay on track with the highest form of leadership? Simple: Ask yourself these questions.<p>Let me ask you: What are some examples of the best leaders you've ever worked for over the years? Think about it -- what made them special? Did he or she display these qualities?<p>She didn't …

Leadership

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Yoga

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager missions, NASA made these stunning, free posters

The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment of planets that allowed between them to visit all the gaseous planets of the solar system.<p>PBS last month released a documentary to …

Astronomy

Income disparity within neighbourhoods can affect development of girls’ brains: study | The Star

The brains of teenaged girls from low-income households in wealthy areas mature more slowly than those of girls who live in neighbourhoods …

Income Inequality

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Quantum Physics

Want to Become the Best at What You Do? Read This

It doesn't matter how good your strategy is, if you're not skilled at what you do, that strategy won't take you very far.<p>It doesn't matter how good your strategy is, if you're not skilled at what you do, that strategy won't take you very far.<p>As Jason Fried and DHH have said: <i>"Many amateur golfers</i> …

personaldevelopment

How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

Nonverbal clues that someone isn’t telling the truth.<p>If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other research shows that number is on the …

Psychology

Why a controversial Iraqi Shiite cleric visited Saudi Arabia

In a move that surprised many analysts, Moqtada al-Sadr — a controversial Iraqi Shiite cleric and political leader — visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, late last month. This followed a season of marked improvement in relations between Baghdad and Riyadh over the past year, which allowed for a measure of …

Middle East

We Are at the Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete?

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges.<p>I recently appeared as a guest on Wharton Professor David Robertson's radio show, <i>Innovation Navigation</i>. David is an old pro and recently published an excellent new book on innovation, <i>The Power of Little Ideas</i>, so it was an interesting, …

Innovation

Man charged with hate crime in phone threat to Muslim-American advocate: ‘We will kill you’

A 45-year-old south suburban man was charged with a hate crime after he called a Muslim-American civil rights advocate, said, “We will kill you,” and left his own phone number in the voicemail, prosecutors said Saturday.<p>Marvin Meyer, of Oak Forest, admitted calling the deputy director of the …