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2 weeks ago
Science

What to drink this summer: rose and red wine

Beautiful Beaujolais, orange wine from the supermarket and a 'ridiculously inexpensive' claret
www.france24.com
4 months ago
France politics

French farmers may stage more protests in coming weeks, union boss says

French farmers are planning more protests to urge the government to fulfill promises.
Farmers cite environmental rules, import competition, costs, and low incomes as reasons for protests. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Food & drink

Lemon drizzle cake and date cookies: Yotam Ottolenghi's Mother's Day bakes recipes

Making a lemon drizzle cake is a great way to show appreciation on Mother's Day.
Toasted poppy seed brittle adds a unique touch to the cake and can be prepared in advance. [ more ]
BBC Sport
4 months ago
English Premier League

Is Foden 'the best in the Premier League right now'?

Phil Foden is praised as the best player in the Premier League by Guardiola.
Other standout players like Haaland, De Bruyne, and Rodri are recognized for their impressive performances. [ more ]
Epicurious
4 months ago
Cooking

Italian Butter Cookies

Preparing and piping the cookie dough is crucial for appropriate shape and texture.
Baking and cooling the cookies properly ensures a golden hue and optimal consistency. [ more ]
CityAM
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Google Gemini's bias problem is just the start in AI diversity disasters

Google's attempt to train its AI to include racial and gender diversity backfired, generating images of racially diverse Nazi soldiers.
Enterprises investing in in-house generative AI capabilities are experiencing an ebb towards realism to understand frontier AI capabilities better. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Wellness

All it takes is a quick walk': how a few minutes' exercise can unleash creativity even if you hate it

Physical movement can enhance creativity even with brief bouts of exercise.
Divergent thinking and convergent thinking are two aspects of creativity that can be influenced by physical activity. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
Science

Stunning Comet Could Photobomb This April's Total Solar Eclipse

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks may photobomb the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Comet 12P is one of the brightest comets in history, making its closest approach to the sun on April 21, less than two weeks after the eclipse. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Health

Zyn Is the New Vaping

Juul's decline and Zyn's rise: the shift in nicotine product popularity.
Zyn's discreet design and market growth amidst regulatory challenges. [ more ]
Inverse
4 months ago
OMG science

The Webb Telescope Just Uncovered A Possible Explanation for Why Giant Gaseous Planets Often Fail

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Ars Technica
4 months ago
OMG science

Webb telescope spots hints that Eris, Makemake are geologically active

Active geology on dwarf planets like Pluto and Kuiper Belt objects is driven by residual heat from formation or rare events.
Webb telescope revealed differences in hydrogen isotopes on Eris and Makemake, suggesting ongoing resurfacing activities. [ more ]
www.cnn.com
2 years ago
Health

Using melatonin for sleep is on the rise, study says, despite potential health harms

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While short-term use for people with jet lag, shift workers and those who have trouble falling asleep appears to be safe, long-term safety is unknown, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health.
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However, pills for sale may contain levels of melatonin much higher than what is advertised on the label.
www.npr.org
1 year ago
Health

Can multivitamins improve memory? A new study shows 'intriguing' results

They tracked about 3,500 older adults who were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial.
One group of participants took a placebo, and another group took a Silver Centrum multivitamin, for 3 years.
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At the end of the first year, people taking a multivitamin showed improvements in the ability to recall words.
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People taking the multivitamin were able to recall about a quarter more words, which translates into remembering just a few more words, compared to the placebo group.
"We estimate that the effect of the multivitamin intervention improved memory performance above placebo by the equivalent of 3.1 years of age-related memory change," the authors write in their paper, which was published this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
And the authors point to a sustained benefit.
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
OMG science

Back Then, Baby Galaxies. Next, a Super-Mega Galactic Cluster?

www.vice.com
1 year ago
Science

Ancient Galaxies Are a 'Stress Test' for Established Physics, Study Says

The view of the ancient universe revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the most powerful observatory ever launched, is so unexpected that scientists think it might pose a fundamental challenge to our basic understanding of the cosmos, reports a new study.
The telescope has glimpsed inexplicably massive galaxies that formed some 500 to 700 million years after the Big Bang, leaving researchers baffled about how such galactic behemoths managed to emerge so early in cosmic history.
KQED
1 year ago
Science

The Lyrids Meteor Shower Adds Its Own Fiery Blossoms to April Skies | KQED

www.npr.org
1 year ago
Science

Global warming could be juicing baseball home runs, study finds

A new study finds that climate change is causing more home runs.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
Science

Europe's JUICE space mission postpones launch for Jupiter's icy moons

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Lionel Bonaventure, AFP The European Space Agency delayed a planned launch of its JUICE spacecraft due to bad weather on Thursday, postponing its eight-year journey through the Solar System to discover whether Jupiter's icy moons are capable of hosting extraterrestrial life in their vast, hidden oceans.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 year ago
Science

See the Sharp New Image of an Iconic Black Hole

time.com
1 year ago
OMG science

In Five Years, China Will Start Building a Lunar Base With Bricks Made From Moon Soil

China plans to start building a lunar base in about five years, kicking off with bricks made of moon soil, according to scientists with ties to the project, the South China Morning Post reported.
Ding Lieyun, a top scientist at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, told local media that the first brick would be made from moon soil during the Chang'e 8 mission around 2028.
China has previously said its lunar base will likely be powered by nuclear energy, and will include a lander, hopper, orbiter and rover, all of which would be constructed by the Chang'e 6, 7 and 8 missions.
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
Wellness

My Husband Is Obese. Can I Refuse to Buy Him Fattening Snacks?

Your husband knows he's fat.
No need to remind him.
www.caughtoffside.com
1 year ago
English Premier League

Video: Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger become first managers inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Since the Premier League began in 1992, two managers have stood above all others, and it's only right that Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger become the first to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
www.kvue.com
1 year ago
Graphic design

Pepsi logo gets first redesign in 14 years

Slate Magazine
1 year ago
Health

Your Brain Might Be Older Than You Think. There Are Still Ways You Can Keep It Young.

Around 6 million people have Alzheimer's disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and this number is rapidly increasing.
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Research has shown that mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and cognitive training, among other activities, induce positive functional and structural brain changes.
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For example, one form of mindfulness training, integrative body-mind training (which emphasizes awareness and acceptance of the body and mind in the moment), induces functional changes in young adult brains after only five 20- to 30-minute sessions.
Slate Magazine
1 year ago
Artificial intelligence

The Pope in a Coat Is Not From a Holy Place

Over the weekend, an A.I.-generated photo of the pope in a white Balenciaga puffer jacket went viral, fooling thousands of people and ultimately convincing its creator- a construction worker tripping on mushrooms -that artificial intelligence should be regulated.
New York Post
1 year ago
Wellness

Eating a handful of nuts daily may reduce heart disease risk by 25%: study

Theregister
1 year ago
Science

Interstellar Solar System guest 'Oumuamua a comet: Research

The cigar-shaped 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar object in recorded human history to whizz through the Solar System, is a comet after all, a pair of astronomers declared in research published in Nature on Wednesday.In 2017, 'Oumuamua captured the imagination of scientists and space fans with its peculiar characteristics.
this is an important issue @morkof
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
Wellness

How Can I Get My Aunt to Stop Sending Me Lavish Holiday Gifts?

My late father's sister, who lives overseas, sends me extravagant gifts for Christmas.
Medium
1 year ago
Wellness

Meditation and Sleep: A Match Made in Heaven

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Getting enough sleep is critical to our health and well-being, and our sleep cycle plays a crucial role in the quality of our sleep.
@morkof I guess I suck at "tearing apart prey with my jaws"
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Discover Magazine
1 year ago
Wellness

5 of the Worst Bad Habits for Your Brain

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This includes running, climbing, swimming, seeing at night, fighting, and tearing prey apart with our jaws, explains Giordano.
Bustle
1 year ago
Wellness

Here's How Many Days Of Exercise Can You Miss Before Losing Strength

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Stick with a structured weekly routine that includes cardio workouts and full-body strength training and you should notice a difference in your fitness levels in about eight to 12 weeks.
@morkof, misinformation alert
time.com
1 year ago
Wellness

Is There Really No Safe Amount of Drinking?

The safest amount of alcohol to drink is none, according to new guidance from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
www.theguardian.com
1 year ago
Wellness

Health Canada recommends limiting alcohol to just 2 drinks per week

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But Canadian experts say that new research suggests three to six drinks a week should be considered moderate risk for both men and women, and seven or more drinks a week is high risk.
check this @morkof
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www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
Wellness

Saunas Are Filling Up, but Are They Actually Good for You?

Bathhouse, a spa in Williamsburg, saw admissions rise by 50 percent in 2022, compared to 2021, a representative said.
Inverse
1 year ago
Wellness

Is alcohol bad for your health? Here's what the science actually says

Some studies have suggested that wine has cardioprotective effects because of its polyphenols-a class of naturally occurring compounds found in fruits, chocolate, herbs, spices, and, yes, wine.
@EUstaran
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

The recent #CJEU decision in X-FAB v. FC about ...

The recent #CJEU decision in X-FAB v. FC about the independence of the #DPO is not particularly mind-blowing, but it does provide some interesting pointers for anyone with responsibility for appointing DPOs or serving as DPO.Mini https://t.co/O53nRdz2PH
As a reminder of the diverse legal approaches across the EU, despite the harmonising effect of the #GDPR, there is still room under national legislation for making the ability to dismiss a #DPO even more difficult than what the #GDPR itself says in Art. 38(3). ...
WIRED
1 year ago
Science

Astronomers May Have Just Spotted the Universe's First Galaxies

Scientific American
1 year ago
OMG science

Volcanic Activity on Mars Upends Red Planet Assumptions

For decades, planetary scientists assumed Mars was dead.
Ars Technica
1 year ago
OMG science

Where 2022's news was (mostly) good: The year's top science stories

Scientific American
1 year ago
Science

Poem: ‘Weight’

1. HOMO SAPIENS We think the world belongs to us but scientists have weighed life on Earth, which turns out to be
mostly trees.Only one hundredth of the living swim the seven seas.One-eighth are buried: bacteria.Underground bacteria weigh more than a thousand times more than us.Even worms outweigh us, three to one.
Scientific American
1 year ago
Science

Volcanic Activity on Mars Upends Red Planet Assumptions

For decades, planetary scientists assumed Mars was dead.
www.nytimes.com
1 year ago
Science

The Webb Telescope Is Just Getting Started

english.elpais.com
1 year ago
OMG science

Inside NASA's Artemis mission: Three mannequins, 25 days and a Greek goddess replica

Medium
1 year ago
UX design

Using Hick's Law in Product Design

Hick's law is one of the most important guiding principles in product design because it allows us to create a smooth user experience.In this article, we will discuss what Hick's law is and how we can apply it to product design.Hick's law, named after British psychologists William Edmund Hick, states that the time it takes for a person to make a decision increases with the number and complexity of choices.
www.cnn.com
1 year ago
Health

Full moon turns an eerie red during the total lunar eclipse

Inverse
1 year ago
Health

First-ever lab-grown blood could change medicine forever

For the first time ever, scientists have given patients red blood cells that were grown in a lab.This feat is part of a clinical trial in England looking into the safety of the cutting-edge technique, which could help tackle the ongoing blood supply shortage that was worsened by the pandemic.The trial is a collaboration between institutions including the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, and the National Health Service.
New York Post
1 year ago
Health

Blood donations this winter: American Red Cross urges people not to forget to donate

With winter on the horizon, health officials expect both influenza and  COVID-19 cases to surge simultaneously - which can cause ripple effects in terms of fewer blood donations if many people become sick.The American Red Cross is urging Americans not to forget to donate this fall and winter.Health experts "warn 100 million Americans - equivalent to nearly a third of the country's population -  could get COVID-19 infections in the coming fall and winter," Dr. Baia Lasky, medical director of the American Red Cross in Atlanta, Georgia, told Fox News Digital.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
Europe news

Sunak and von der Leyen agree on need to work together' to end NI Protocol row

Rishi Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen agreed to work together to end the row over the Northern Ireland Protocol, when the pair met for the first time at Cop27 in Egypt.It came as the UK issued a fresh appeal to Brussels to end the delay in granting access to EU scientific research as agreed in the post-Brexit trade deal.
Independent
2 years ago
Science

Space junk on 5,800-mph collision course with moon

Ars Technica
1 year ago
OMG science

Who is ready for a fleet of cubesats flying over cities, displaying ads?

Inverse
1 year ago
OMG science

Can we terraform Mars? Scientists may have made a major breakthrough

Ars Technica
1 year ago
OMG science

Rocket Lab will self-fund a mission to search for life in the clouds of Venus

Although his Electron launch vehicle is one of the smallest orbital rockets in the world, Beck gleans every bit of performance from the booster he can.
DW.COM
1 year ago
OMG science

De-extinction: Important conservation measure or human vanity project? | DW | 17.08.2022

Ars Technica
1 year ago
OMG science

De-extinction company sets its next (first?) target: The thylacine

Ars Technica
2 years ago
OMG science

Gut check: Fossil finds give us a history of life-and what it ate

Thanks Reuters!
U.S.
1 year ago
US news

Fact Check-Video does not show Biden being distracted by music from an ice cream truck

At around the 01:35 mark, Biden can be seen walking out of frame and returning a few seconds later, but no ice cream truck can be seen in the video nor can any music be heard.

VERDICT

Altered.This video has been digitally edited to include ice cream truck music as U.S. President Joe Biden walked away momentarily during first lady Jill Biden's speech.
Inverse
1 year ago
OMG science

The best ways to find life using the Webb telescope, according to two astronomers

Thanks in large part to next-generation telescopes like Webb, researchers like us will soon be able to measure the chemical makeup of atmospheres of planets around other stars.
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There are many known exoplanets in habitable zones - orbits not too close to a star that the water boils off but not so far that the planet is frozen solid - as marked in green for both the solar system and Kepler-186 star system with its planets labeled b, c, d, e, and f. NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech/Wikimedia Commons
DW.COM
1 year ago
OMG science

A solar storm is coming. Should we be worried? | DW | 20.07.2022

Futurism
2 years ago
OMG science

NASA Says It's a Priority to Investigate Strange Domes on the Moon

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NASA's list of scientific investigations on the Moon just keeps on growing ahead of its ambitious plans to return astronauts to the lunar surface.
The space agency is trumpeting a new top priority: the exploration of puzzling geological features called the Gruithuisen Domes, two mysterious mounds of granite-like rock that scientists suspect were formed by silica-rich magma.
What makes them so unusual is the fact that this type of magma usually only forms on Earth in the presence of both water and volcanic activity caused by shifting tectonic plates - neither of which are present on the Moon.
Washington Post
1 year ago
OMG science

NASA sets launch dates for its return to the moon

France 24
1 year ago
OMG science

NASA's new Moon rocket to launch as soon as August 29

Washington (AFP) - Mark your calendars: NASA's Artemis program to return to the Moon could launch its first uncrewed test flight as soon as August 29, the agency said Wednesday.
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Artemis mission manager Mike Sarafin told reporters: "Our first and our primary objective is to demonstrate Orion's heat shield in lunar reentry conditions."
Interesting read.
time.com
1 year ago
Tech industry

The Metaverse Will Reshape Our Lives. Let's Make Sure It's for the Better

It increasingly feels as though every corporate executive feels the need to mention the metaverseand of course, how it naturally fits the capabilities of their company better than those of their competitors.
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The executive class also appears to disagree over fundamental aspects of this new platform, including the criticality of virtual reality headsets, blockchains and crypto, as well as whether it's here now, might be soon, or is decades in the future.
50 million subscribers
Business of Apps
1 year ago
Tech industry

YouTube Revenue and Usage Statistics (2022)

YouTube Premium, which bundles ad-free viewing with YouTube Music, hit 30 million subscribers in 2020.
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YouTube Premium reached 50 million subscribers in 2021
Business of Apps
1 year ago
OMG science

YouTube Revenue and Usage Statistics (2022)

YouTube Premium, which bundles ad-free viewing with YouTube Music, hit 30 million subscribers in 2020.
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YouTube Premium reached 50 million subscribers in 2021
TNW | Neural
1 year ago
OMG science

The James Webb Telescope can help astronomers spot alien life

Life might exist in the solar system where there is liquid water - like the subsurface aquifers on Mars or in the oceans of Jupiter's moon Europa.However, searching for life in these places is incredibly difficult, as they are hard to reach and detecting life would require sending a probe to return physical samples.
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