Ryan Andrews

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Supplement Alert: Antioxidants May Protect Cancer Cells Instead Of Protecting Us From Them

Troubling new research suggests that antioxidants—among our most cherished and heavily marketed of supplements—could be doing exactly the opposite of what they’re marketed for. Instead of protecting us against cancer, antioxidant supplements may protect cancer cells from our body’s defenses.<p>A study …

Polaris, aka the North Star, is getting brighter

Modern interpretations of the historical data indicate that Polaris could be as much as 4.6 times brighter than it appeared to some of the earliest …

Astronomy

Five maps that put cancer's global spread into focus

Lung cancer<p>Lung cancer remains the most common – and deadliest – cancer in the world, with an estimated 1.8 million new cases and 1.59 million deaths in 2012. It affects and kills more men than women around the globe, but the trend lines for the genders are diverging: The numbers have generally …

Keystone Pipeline Inches Toward Green Light With Crucial Climate Finding

The State De­part­ment said Fri­day that the pro­posed Key­stone pipeline is un­likely to bring a surge in green­house-gas emis­sions, a find­ing …

Climate

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

America's Oil And Natural Gas Booms Are Two Very Different Stories

Huge advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling over the last decade have coaxed crude oil and natural gas from shale beds once considered impenetrable in the United States.<p>The implications are huge: According to the International Energy Agency, the U.S. could be the largest oil …

Oil

Can Unemployment Be Eradicated By Rethinking Jobs?

With U.S unemployment still near 7 percent, jobs and the economy are top of mind for many of us. Despite all the effort and money pumped into creating jobs, the consensus is that results have been mediocre at best. But what if part of the the issue behind sustained unemployment lies in the …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Boulder

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance