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Researchers Discover Method to Make Bacteria Harmless
Ever since the invention of penicillin, doctors have used antibiotics to kill hostile bacteria and end infections, but over the past few decades we’ve seen strains of bacteria that are resistant to all the antibiotics doctors use. via Pocket
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2 days ago by evansthompson
Funky Materials Give the Mantis Shrimp Its Powerful Punch | WIRED
Imagine for a second that you’re a crab, and a fellow crustacean called a mantis shrimp has decided to make you its lunch. The truth is, it’s not worth struggling. via Pocket
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2 days ago by evansthompson
Google AI claims 99% accuracy in metastatic breast cancer detection | VentureBeat
Metastatic tumors — cancerous cells which break away from their tissue of origin, travel through the body through the circulatory or lymph systems, and form new tumors in other parts of the body — are notoriously difficult to detect. via Pocket
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2 days ago by evansthompson
Diet Coke Causes Toxic Gut Bacteria Through Artificial Sweeteners, According To New Study
If you think Diet Coke is a lesser evil choice compared to the regular one, then you might have to think again. A new study published in the journal Molecules revealed that artificial sweeteners, like aspartame found in Coke, can be toxic to the gut…
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2 days ago by evansthompson
NASA says Voyager 2 may be nearing interstellar space - CNET
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched way back in 1977 when bell bottoms and disco were in style. All these decades later, the probe appears to be nearing a massive milestone: an entry into interstellar space. via Pocket
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4 days ago by evansthompson
Is Running a Marathon Good for Your Health? A Health Expert Weighs In | Inverse
It is commonly believed that some forms of exercise, such as endurance events, suppress your immune system and leave you at risk of infections, like the common cold. However, our latest review of the evidence suggests that this is probably not true.…
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Lester Holt Barricades in Hotel Room During Hurricane Michael | Time
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and his crew were forced to barricade themselves inside a Florida hotel room on Wednesday to protect themselves from the devastation of Hurricane Michael. via Pocket
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9 days ago by evansthompson
A Scientist Explains What It's Like to Be Stung by The World's Most Painful Plant
Stinging trees grow in rainforests throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales in Australia. The most commonly known (and most painful) species is Dendrocnide moroides (Family Urticaceae), first named "gympie bush" by gold miners near the tow…
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17 days ago by evansthompson
Laundry Wash Cleaning Rags and Clothes Together | Kitchn
You know how it goes — it's been a minute since you did a load of laundry, so you roam the house, scooping up soiled clothes. When you happen upon the moist dish rags in the sink and the cleaning cloths you recently used to wipe down the counters, y…
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17 days ago by evansthompson
After a decade of testing, propylene rocket fuel may be ready for prime time | Ars Technica
For a long time, Rocket Propellant-1, or RP-1, reigned supreme as the fuel of choice for the first stage of rockets. This highly refined form of kerosene, which was derived from jet fuel, powered the Saturn, Delta, Atlas, and Soyuz rockets throughou…
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19 days ago by evansthompson
This Super-Strong Magnet Literally Blew the Doors Off a Tokyo Laboratory
There's a magnet in a secure room in central Tokyo. It's an electromagnet, the kind that generates a magnetic field when electrical current flows through it. The last time the scientists who operate it switched it on, it blew open the heavy doors de…
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19 days ago by evansthompson
How Did the Climate Apocalypse Become Old News?
There has been a lot of burning lately. Last week, wildfires broke out in the Arctic Circle, where temperatures reached almost 90 degrees; they are still roiling northern Sweden, 21 of them. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
SpaceX Edges Ahead Of Boeing In Schedule for Crewed Spaceflight Tests | Fortune
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is going to start putting people on its test flights in April next year, ahead of Boeing, NASA has revealed in a schedule published Thursday. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Man didn't have sex with wife for years because of 5st scrotum | Metro News
A man who couldn’t have sex with his wife for seven years because of his five stone scrotum says he now has fresh health fears. Dan Mauer successfully had his 80lb intimate growth removed by surgeons in 2014 in a 12-hour operation after spending yea…
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Here’s why wounds heal faster in the mouth than in other skin | Science News
Mouth wounds heal faster than injuries to other parts of the skin, and now scientists are learning how the mouth performs its speedy repairs. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
Most common surgery in the western world might be unnecessary
A new study claims patients undergoing one of the most common surgical procedures in the western world might be wasting their time. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Internally, NASA believes Boeing ahead of SpaceX in commercial crew | Ars Technica
One of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between Boeing and SpaceX. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Forbes Welcome
Starts With A Bang The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Ethan Siegel , Contributor The Universe is an enormous place, filled with stars and galaxies for billions of light …
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june 2018 by evansthompson
Forbes Welcome
In early spring several forecast groups or organizations issue forecasts about activity in forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season. This year many of them hinted at a “slightly above” to “above” average season. via Pocket
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june 2018 by evansthompson
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