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Hone Your Mind with this Speed Reading & Memory Mastery Bundle

Have you ever had a moment where somebody asks you about some fact in a book you read, and you come up blank? You’re not alone, and it can be a frustrating experience. Yet, we often forget that these aren’t innate abilities. They’re skills, and they’re ones you can improve by learning speed reading and memory techniques, built on neuroscience and research....

Scientists Detect “Ringing” in the Earth’s Atmosphere

Air Bell According to a new study by an international team of researchers, the Earth’s entire atmosphere vibrates much like a ringing bell — a low-pitched fundamental tone alongside higher-pitched “overtones.” The discovery could help scientists better predict weather patterns and understand the makeup of our atmosphere. “This finally resolves a...

China Says There’s a New Disease That’s Even Deadlier Than COVID

China’s embassy in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan has put out a statement warning of an “unknown pneumonia” that is reportedly even deadlier than the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the South China Morning Post reports. “The death rate of this disease is much higher than the novel coronavirus,” read the warning to Chinese citizens in Kazakhstan,...

On an Interstellar Flight, Language Itself Would Evolve

Local Dialect In science fiction, there’s something called a generation ship: a spacecraft that ferries humankind on a multiple-generation-long journey to brand new star systems or even galaxies. The idea has also been touted here in the real world by those hell-bent on traversing the stars. But there’s a major problem with the concept, and we’re...

NASA Pumps Funding Into Startup That Says It Can Harvest Oxygen From Lunar Regolith

Dusty Cloud NASA just awarded substantial funding to Pioneer Astronautics, a company that claims it can gather up lunar regolith and turn it into usable oxygen. Pioneer Astronautics is one of four companies to win funding through a newly-established Phase II round of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research program, TechCrunch reports. The company...

Elon Musk Brags That Tesla Is “Very Close” to Full, Level 5 Self Driving

For years, we’ve been promised a near future in which cars drive themselves as well as a human motorist — while their occupants scroll through Twitter or browse Netflix in a cozy cabin with comfy seats. That dream, formally known as Level 5 autonomy, is probably still many years out — but Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes it could be right around the corner....

Scientists Still Don’t Know Why COVID-19 Hits Men and Women Differently

When the coronavirus pandemic began, doctors quickly realized that the disease seemed to be hitting men harder — and killing them at higher rates — than it did women. But even now, several months later, scientists still aren’t sure why that is, Wired reports. Researchers at Harvard’s GenderSci Lab are trying to get to the bottom of the complicated...

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Announces Tunnel-Digging Contest

Digging a Hole Elon Musk’s tunneling startup, The Boring Company, has decided to host a fun competition, challenging the general public to dig a tunnel faster than a snail — one of the company’s own main goals. The objective in the “Not-a-Boring Competition” is to come up with a tunneling solution that can dig a 30-meter (98 foot) tunnel with the...

Wearable Air Conditioner Could Stave Off Your Death In This Heat Wave

Personal Cooldown Sony has developed a wearable personal air conditioner that you can stick inside a specially-designed pocket sewn into an accompanying shirt. The device was meant to cool down attendants of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but the event had to be postponed due to the coronavirus. But summer itself isn’t cancelled — with much of North America...

Reclaim Your Online Privacy With This Awesome Deal on an Outstanding VPN

When it comes to protecting your online privacy and security, the first thing you should probably do is subscribe to a VPN. And if you have not done that yet, this is your lucky day. Right now you can get a really great deal on a three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN, which will give you comprehensive protection and anonymity without throttling...

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