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Dragonflies use vision, subtle wing control to straighten up and fly right

With their stretched bodies, immense wingspan and iridescent coloring, dragonflies are a unique sight. But their originality doesn't end with their looks: As one of the oldest insect species on the planet, they are an early innovator of aerial flight. Now, a group led by Jane Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and physics in the…

Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the gut’s immune system

Patients prescribed antibiotics in hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham and National Institutes of Health. Using immune-boosting drugs alongside the antibiotics could reduce the health risks from these complex infections say the researchers.…

The role of variability: From playing tennis to learning language

Variability is crucially important for learning new skills. Consider learning how to serve in tennis. Should you always practice serving from the exact same location on the court, aiming at exactly the same spot? Although practising in more variable conditions will be slower at first, it will likely make you a better tennis player at…

How to Clean Tar Off of Your Car

Photo: rsooll (Shutterstock)Whether it happens on a newly paved road, or it was the result of driving on a hot day on a street with a patch job, you may, at some point, find yourself with tar splatted on your car. And this isn’t a problem you can take your time tackling: If the tar…

What to Do (and What Not to Do) With Visible Tree Roots in Your Lawn

Photo: Bundit Yuwannasiri (Shutterstock)Although most roots tend to grow (and stay) underground, sometimes those belonging to trees can make their way to the surface. While this isn’t something you necessarily notice out in the woods (unless you’re walking on a trail and happen to trip over some), seeing tree roots emerge from your lawn is…

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

Learn how much processing power you need for everyday tasks, video editing, and gaming.

7 Gross Food Myths That Don’t Make Sense (but People Still Believe)

Photo: Yanawut.S (Shutterstock)Eating food that’s prepared by somebody else involves a lot of trust. We need to know that the person or company who made the food did the job right, and that’s why we have health inspectors for restaurants and farms, and ingredients labels that give some transparency as to what’s actually in our…

25 of the Most Expensive Movies Ever, Adjusted for Inflation

Image: Avatar publicity still/20th Century FoxJohn Cameron’s 2009 Avatar sits near the top of the list of the most expensive films ever made, but even higher on the list of the highest-grossing movies in history. As much as the movie’s cultural relevance is debated, there’s no question whatsoever that it was a big investment that…

Capitals eliminated due to Ovechkin being held in check, Wilson’s injury

The Washington Capitals were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Florida Panthers, losing 4-3 in overtime in Game 6 of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round on Friday. Washington (44-26-12) was the second wild card into the playoffs...

Sergey Kovalev Beats Tervel Pulev by Unanimous Decision in Cruiserweight Debut

Steve Marcus/Getty ImagesSergey "Krusher" Kovalev put together a well-rounded performance in his cruiserweight debut, defeating Tervel Pulev by unanimous decision on Saturday night in the main event of TrillerVerz V at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.The judges scored...

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