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The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained

<i>Why did it take us so long to realise sugar, not fat, was the enemy? In a move that would make most big pharma companies proud, new research</i> …

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

Organic Products

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Silicon Valley

Buying stuff at Walmart and selling it on Amazon nets this guy millions of dollars

There may be untapped millions to be made in the clearance racks of your local Walmart.<p>That’s according to a 28-year-old former accountant who told …

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

Employment

JerryRigEverything slams Pixel 2 durability

Once again, we’re talking about Zack Nelson’s JerryRigEverything channel on YouTube, but this time around, we’re playing around with the Pixel 2, …

German energy company wants to build flow batteries in old natural gas caverns | Ars Technica

Research for a massive redox flow battery is underway.<p>A German energy company recently announced that it’s partnering with a university to build a …

Clean Energy

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

Donald Trump

These May Be the Deepest Traces of Life on Earth

A hidden ecosystem seems to lurk six miles below the Mariana Trench, offering clues for finding life across the solar system.<p>On Earth circa four billion years ago, life was hard. Frequent asteroid strikes turned parts of the planet into molten rock. Food and livable spaces were few and far between. …

Donald the Weak

Trump may aspire to be a strongman, but he's proving to be an exceptionally ineffectual president.<p>Donald Trump ran for president boasting of his supposedly legendary negotiating and management skills while promising that he alone could fix the problems ailing the country. But three weeks into his …

Donald Trump

A US law meant to safeguard religious minorities abroad now covers atheists, too

By updating an 18-year-old religious freedom law, the US Congress has for the first time taken steps to explicitly protect people who identify as atheists.<p>Passed in 1998, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act—named for a retired Virginia congressman and champion of religious …

Religion

Defying the odds: How to flip a Trump voter using pure logic

A non-adversarial, respectful approach is the only way to convert Trump supporters<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>The only way to talk someone out of voting for Trump is to stop trying to talk them out of voting for Trump. To all my fellow progressives who’ve been busily browbeating …

Foreign Policy

Why the calorie is broken | Ars Technica

“I’m kind of pissed at the scientific community for not coming up with something better."<p>Calories consumed minus calories burned—it’s the simple …

Nutrition

VR porn is here and it's scary how realistic it is

<i>Editors' note: The video above is SFW ... more or less.</i><p>I've tried a lot of different virtual reality experiences. Some good, some extraordinarily …

We watched more hours of porn in 2015 than humans have walked the earth

In 2015 we watched 4,392,486,580 hours of porn on PornHub, more than two and a half times longer than homo sapiens have been on earth.<p>The network’s annual report crunched the numbers on the last 12 months and it turns out we reached new highs, or lows depending on your views on adult content.<p>Other …

Earth

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