Science & Technology

News Roundup for May 26, 2017

Your daily dose so you can seem more woke than your friends.

1. Jared Kushner is a person of interest in the Russia probe. He’s not suspected of any wrongdoing. Yet. More here.

2. The G-7 is underway in Italy. Will Trump continue to be a schoolyard bully? More here.

3. At least 26 people were killed in Egypt as gunmen fired on bus carrying Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery. More here.

4. Even after his attack on a reporter, Greg Gianforte won a seat [READ MORE HERE]

Californian Sues Jelly Belly Over Sugar-Packed Jelly Beans

A California woman claims that the candy company Jelly Belly tricked her into buying its Sport Beans, a candy that doubles as a diet supplement to “fuel” the body and help burn fat, which had more sugar than she thought.

Jessica Gomez, of San Bernardino County, filed a class-action lawsuit against the jelly bean company in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in February. She claims that the company attempted to mask how much sugar was in its Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans by labeling sugar as “evaporated cane juice” on the list [READ MORE HERE]

Giant 'Styrofoam' Planet Could Help Scientists Find New Habitable Worlds

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We’re all pretty familiar with objects made from styrofoam. Our daily lives intersect with disposable items like coffee cups, insulation, hot and cold coolers and those seemingly millions of little cushioning styrofoam-y “things” that are put into mailing boxes to protect the more valuable contents.

And styrofoam balls are often used in arts [READ MORE HERE]

This Is What 'Star Wars' Hyperspace Would Actually Look Like

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In the “Star Wars” universe, jumping into hyperspace is illustrated by stars turning to streaks that whizz past as a ship blows right by the speed of light.

While logistically impossible for humans to achieve light speed, science tells us that if we somehow could travel at light speed, hyperspace would look drastically different.

In time for the 40th anniversary of [READ MORE HERE]

Psychedelic Mushrooms And LSD Are Among The Safest Recreational Drugs, Survey Finds

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Governments around the world consider mushrooms and LSD to be among the most dangerous illicit substances, but a new survey of drug users suggests that these psychedelics are actually some of the safest.

Around 20,000 people reported having used either mushrooms, which contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin, or LSD in the past [READ MORE HERE]

Your Fitness Level May Determine How Much You Sweat

If you’ve ever wondered why you’re always drenched in sweat at the end of a boot camp class while your friend is barely glistening, fret not. Your heavy sweating could be a sign that you’re physically fit.

Research shows that fit individuals, especially those who train for endurance sports like running and cycling, sweat sooner and more profusely than people who rarely get physical.

The primary purpose of sweat is to cool the surface of the skin, which helps to regulate body temperature, explained Dr. Carolyn Dean of the Nutritional Magnesium Association.

“Sweat is one of [READ MORE HERE]

This Real-Life RoboCop Is On The Case At A Dubai Shopping Mall

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Police officers should take care, because robots are starting to gun for their jobs.

At least they are in Dubai, where a robot police officer officially reported for duty on Tuesday, according to Ruptly TV.

Police have nicknamed the robotic cop “RoboCop” after the classic 1980’s action movie, but its [READ MORE HERE]

Your Fitness Level May Determine How Much You Sweat

If you’ve ever wondered why you’re always drenched in sweat at the end of a boot camp class while your friend is barely glistening, fret not. Your heavy sweating could be a sign that you’re physically fit.

Research shows that fit individuals, especially those who train for endurance sports like running and cycling, sweat sooner and more profusely than people who rarely get physical.

The primary purpose of sweat is to cool the surface of the skin, which helps to regulate body temperature, explained Dr. Carolyn Dean of the Nutritional Magnesium Association.

“Sweat is one of [READ MORE HERE]

This Real-Life RoboCop Is On The Case At A Dubai Shopping Mall

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Police officers should take care, because robots are starting to gun for their jobs.

At least they are in Dubai, where a robot police officer officially reported for duty on Tuesday, according to Ruptly TV.

Police have nicknamed the robotic cop “RoboCop” after the classic 1980’s action movie, but its [READ MORE HERE]

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green

Antarctica, the desolate southernmost continent boasting the coldest climate on Earth, usually brings to mind visions of ice, snow and penguins.

But global warming is transforming Antarctica’s icy expanses, new research from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom shows. Parts of the continent are “greening,” researchers say — and fast.

Moss has been growing on the Antarctic Peninsula at a dramatically faster rate in the past 50 years, and warming temperatures are the culprit, the researchers concluded in a paper published last week in the journal Current [READ MORE HERE]