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Young men have much lower vaccination rates than women, even though the vaccine can also protect them from cancer.
Young men have much lower vaccination rates than women, even though the vaccine can also protect them from cancer. (Sammie Vasquez via Unsplash/)Awareness of human papillomavirus and its vaccine are low among American adults—especially men. That's the conclusion of a new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, which points to [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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A severe blue-green algae bloom spreads across western Lake Erie on July 30, 2019.
A severe blue-green algae bloom spreads across western Lake Erie on July 30, 2019. (NASA Earth Observatory/)August and September are peak months for harmful blooms of algae in western Lake Erie. This year's outbreak covered more than 620 square miles by mid-August. These blooms, which can kill fish and pets [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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Yeah, that seems like a real nail-biter, but... wasn't that your stop we just passed? Never mind.
Yeah, that seems like a real nail-biter, but... wasn't that your stop we just passed? Never mind. (Victoriano Izquierdo via Unsplash/)Besides fulfilling the roles of phone, digital camera, music player, alarm clock, and many more, your smartphone is also a window into the limitless world of ebooks. You can browse, [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Electric toothbrushes for better oral hygiene.
Electric toothbrushes for better oral hygiene. (Samia Liamni via Unsplash/)Electric toothbrushes make brushing your teeth more fun. The American Dental Association recommends you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, so you might as well try to make the most of it. The basic features of [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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Seven miles down in the Mariana Trench with Victor Vescovo's submersible emLimiting Factor/em.
Seven miles down in the Mariana Trench with Victor Vescovo's submersible Limiting Factor. (Courtesy Five Deeps Expedition/)When explorer Victor Vescovo completed his Five Deeps expedition at the end of August, few people questioned the lengths he'd gone to break multiple diving records.Vescovo's goal was to visit the deepest point of [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Popular Science
This innocent-looking device will expose all of our terrible tech secrets.
This innocent-looking device will expose all of our terrible tech secrets. (Hasbro/)We’ve been living in a world with the internet for long enough now that we mostly know how to act. There are lots of things we should be doing, like replying to text messages in a timely fashion and [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Rechargeable AA and AAA batteries.
Rechargeable AA and AAA batteries. (Hilary Halliwell via Pexels/)Tired of throwing away old batteries? Consider switching to rechargeable batteries, which provide the same power with less waste. They’re easy to recharge at home, and most are designed to last for hundreds (to thousands) of charge cycles, and maintain their charge [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Popular Science
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which develops guidelines for health screening tests, is recommending that physicians also screen for illicit drug use in patients over the age of 18.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which develops guidelines for health screening tests, is recommending that physicians also screen for illicit drug use in patients over the age of 18. (Pixabay/)Somewhere in the flurry of tests and questions at an annual primary care visit, doctors typically ask about a [...]
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
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Float in style.
Float in style. (William Rouse via Unsplash/)Very few things combine practicality, entertainment, and self-expression quite like a pool float. Stripped to their essence, they’re a distant cousin of the foam life preserver that used to adorn the side of ships. You don’t need a giant flamingo to keep you from [...]
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Source: Popular Science
The laws of physics are on display at the Daytona International Speedway.
The laws of physics are on display at the Daytona International Speedway. (Action Sports Photography/Shutterstock.com/)There's just something thrilling about traveling at high speeds. Throughout history people have always pushed themselves to go faster, whether on foot, on horseback, on a boat, or on a bicycle.Nearly every weekend, today’s speed lovers [...]
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Source: Popular Science