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The Japanese neatness consultant has inspired millions to declutter. So why is getting your home Instagrammably neat so difficult, asks David H. Freeman Does an orderly mind follow an orderly home?Josie Ford By David H. Freeman A CLUTTER-free kitchen, living room or office resonates with a clean, graceful aesthetic. Neatness implies organisation and discipline. Stress and
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A total lunar eclipse in Berlin. Getty This weekend half of the globe will witness a glorious ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ total lunar eclipse. For North America and Central America, Sunday night is when to look. For much of South America and Western Europe, the spectacle will occur in the early hours on Monday. “It’s perfectly
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Food safety inspectors furloughed during the federal government shutdown will be returning to work beginning Tuesday — but still without pay — so that the Food and Drug Administration can begin to resume inspections of some high-risk foods at manufacturing and other processing plants, the agency’s commissioner said on Monday. Food inspections — about 160
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How do gravity waves affect mass? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Kirsten Hacker, post-doc Accelerator Physics, on Quora: When I see a question on gravity waves, Emily Dickenson’s poem often comes to mind. Tell all the truth
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OSLO (Reuters) – Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Workers walk outside a desalination plant, south of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed Desalination plants pump out 142 million cubic meters
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe landed on Jan. 3 and transmitted the first-ever “close range”
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The tidy rows of gleaming solar panels at Pine Gate Renewables facility in southwestern Oregon originally sat amid the squat grasses of a former cattle pasture. But in 2017 the company started sowing the 41-acre site with a colorful riot of native wildflowers. The shift was not merely aesthetic; similar projects at a growing number
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See no bad headlines, hear no bad headlines, speak no bad headlines.Free for commercial use, via Pixabay.com Ah, bad science headlines. We’ve all seen them. We all know them. They’re used to drive traffic and eyeballs to otherwise mundane stories and articles. We can’t really blame the journalists or the publishers – they need ad
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At the high temperatures achieved in the very young Universe, not only can particles and photons be spontaneously created, given enough energy, but also antiparticles and unstable particles as well, resulting in a primordial particle-and-antiparticle soup. Yet even with these conditions, only a few specific states, or particles, can emerge.Brookhaven National Laboratory What is our
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A view of the Brooks Range from Dalton Highway in Alaska, USA photo credit: GettyGetty In recent years, two fields with different approaches to understanding the past—genetics and archaeology—have been somewhat out of synch with each other in their models for the initial peopling of the Americas. Genetic evidence unambiguously shows that the first peoples
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Iridium LaunchASSOCIATED PRESS On Friday morning, SpaceX successfully made its first launch of 2019. Later Friday, though, the company also said that it will be laying off 10% of its approximately 6,000-strong workforce in order to become a “leaner company.” This year marks a pivotal time
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This article was reported and written in collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit journalism organization. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading research institutions, announced on Friday that it would bar its top executives from serving on corporate boards of drug and health care companies that, in some cases, had paid them hundreds
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory revoked the honorary titles held by its longtime leader James D. Watson on Friday, describing as “unsubstantiated and reckless” his recent remarks about genetic differences in intelligence among racial groups. Dr. Watson, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, had apologized after making similar comments to a British
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Our cognition is under attackMickey McManus and Neta Tamir By Marco Annunziata and Mickey McManus The rise of complexity and the fall of decision-making We have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of complexity that exists in the world. Mickey McManus’s book Trillions noted that as early as 2010, the semiconductor industry had reached the point
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Cryptojacking is a growing problemLouisa Svensson / Alamy Stock Photo By Chris Stokel-Walker Hacker gangs are raking in millions of dollars using a technique called cryptojacking. It works by illicitly harnessing the computer power of thousands of people to mine cryptocurrency without them knowing. Guillermo Suarez-Tangil at King’s College London and Sergio Pastrana at Madrid’s Carlos
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Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for U.S. adults under the age of 50, killing more than 70,000 people in 2017 alone. This grim fact has left researchers and health professionals scrambling to mitigate the devastation caused by the opioid epidemic. Harm-reduction tactics such as making the opioid antidote, naloxone, freely available have
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