Tue, 21 May 2019 18:35:14 -0400

New Twitter ‘Experiment’ Shows Some Users Many More Ads

New Twitter ‘Experiment’ Shows Some Users Many More AdsA Twitter Inc. spokeswoman said Tuesday that the company is experimenting with ad load, the industry term used to describe the frequency that users see advertisements. As a result, some people are getting more ads in their Twitter feed than usual. Some journalists first noticed and started tweeting about seeing more ads on Twitter earlier this week.


Tue, 21 May 2019 18:34:56 -0400

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodiesSEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt.


Tue, 21 May 2019 18:15:00 -0400

NASA Is Launching Yeast Into Deep Space

NASA Is Launching Yeast Into Deep SpaceSome people use it to make bread. These scientists are using it to study radiation.


Tue, 21 May 2019 18:04:10 -0400

Surprise! When Los Angeles cleaned up its air, childhood asthma cases dropped

Surprise! When Los Angeles cleaned up its air, childhood asthma cases droppedBreathing in toxic fumes every day is bad for you, and when you take those fumes away, you feel better. That's the gist of a new study published in JAMA, which came to the rather obvious conclusion that kids in Los Angeles exhibited elevated risk of developing asthma because the city used to sit in a massive cloud of car exhaust.The research, which is actually rather interesting despite seeming a bit obvious, suggests that smog levels in Los Angeles had a direct correlation with the number of cases of childhood asthma. Using data gathered from 1993 through 2014, the paper points to improved air quality levels in a number of communities as being the reason for an overall decrease in the number of asthma cases documented by area doctors.From the early 1990s through the early 2010s, Los Angeles has seen a significant improvement in air quality. It's still not great, but the researchers estimate a decrease in harmful pollutants like nitrogen dioxide (from car exhaust) of up to 20 percent depending on the specific area of the city. Remarkably, this is also roughly the same percentage of decrease in the number of new asthma cases in L.A. children being diagnosed by doctors in those specific areas.It's worth noting that not all communities in the city experienced the same improvement in air quality. However, using data from three different multi-year time windows, the researchers were able to link the changes in asthma rates with improvements in air quality in the surrounding regions, making it abundantly clear that air pollution levels are a major contributing factor in respiratory health in children."There's been a concerted effort in California over the period of this study to reduce motor vehicle emissions in general and diesel emissions in particular," John Balmes, professor of environmental health at UC San Francisco, told NPR. "And I think this study shows that it's paying off."


Tue, 21 May 2019 17:45:00 -0400

General Motors Is Getting Tesla-Style Over-the-Air Updates Thanks to New, Way Faster Electrical Architecture

General Motors Is Getting Tesla-Style Over-the-Air Updates Thanks to New, Way Faster Electrical ArchitectureQuestions pinning the delay of the Corvette C8 on the introduction of the new electrical architecture remain unanswered, but the 2020 Cadillac CT5 will debut with it.


Tue, 21 May 2019 17:39:00 -0400

These Creepy Stone Jars Used to Have Dead People Inside Them

These Creepy Stone Jars Used to Have Dead People Inside ThemAnd no one knows who built them-or did the burying.


Tue, 21 May 2019 17:34:59 -0400

Costco Will Reportedly Stop Selling Roundup After $2B Awarded to Couple Who Claim It Caused Cancer

Costco Will Reportedly Stop Selling Roundup After $2B Awarded to Couple Who Claim It Caused CancerCostco Stops Selling Roundup After $2 Billion Lawsuit