Month: May 2019

Why Tracking Your Symptoms Can Make You Feel Worse

Katie Golden began a symptom diary when she was first diagnosed with chronic migraines eight years ago. She recorded her pain score, what she ate, where she went, the weather and barometric pressure—anything that would unlock the possible triggers of her recurring headaches and help ease the pain. But here’s the problem with meticulous tracking…

By NIKESHOE May 31, 2019 0

Google Is Finally Making Chrome Extensions More Secure

After years of issues with rogue Chrome extensions, hijacks, and malware, Google announced a slew of new policies Thursday to ensure the little browser applets are secure. The improvements come as part of a wider company push to evaluate how much user data third-party applications can access. Google launched the audit, known as Project Strobe,…

By NIKESHOE May 31, 2019 0

Distant Neutron Stars Could Reveal the Quirks of Quarks

Raimond Snellings studies quarks, one of the smallest building blocks of matter. For reasons that physicists don’t fully understand, quarks exist in our universe mainly in groups of threes, to form, for example, protons and neutrons. In his research, Snellings conducts experiments to break up groups of quarks—to figure out why and how they bind…

By NIKESHOE May 30, 2019 0

Amazon Debuts a New Echo Show Amid Alexa Privacy Concerns

Amazon has just released another Alexa-enabled home device. It’s the third generation of its countertop smart display, the Echo Show. But today’s launch of this new product coincides with the rollout of something many would consider more valuable: a seemingly more privacy-aware Amazon. The new Echo Show 5—called this because of its 5.5-inch diagonal display,…

By NIKESHOE May 30, 2019 0

The Secret to Soap Bubbles' Iridescent Rainbows

If you pay attention, you can see some pretty cool stuff that you might otherwise miss. Have you really looked at a soap bubble? Notice how you can see a bunch of different colors? What about that tiny drop of gasoline in a puddle at the gas station—see the rainbow of colors? Oh, there is…

By NIKESHOE May 30, 2019 0

Watch Robert Mueller’s Statement on the Russia Investigation

At 11 am ET on Wednesday, Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller will break his silence, following his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The rare appearance marks Mueller's first public statement since the release of a redacted version of the 448-page report his team spent two years compiling. The report has…

By NIKESHOE May 30, 2019 0

Why Women Are Called 'Influencers' and Men 'Creators'

Being a "social media influencer" has nothing to do with the size of your audience or the nature of your work. An influencer used to be someone with a giant, million-plus following to sell things to, but marketers have since expanded the term, piling on prefixes like macro-, micro-, and even nano-influencers, who can have…

By NIKESHOE May 30, 2019 0