Remove All The Ads and Sponsored Products From Amazon With This Extension

When you’re shopping on Amazon, it’s easy to get distracted by all of the ads and suggestions the site makes. You might get so distracted, in fact, that you end up forgetting what you went to the site to shop for in the first place.

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Furloughed Government Workers Can Get Free Tickets to The Met 

As the government shutdown continues, The Met is offering furloughed federal government employees the opportunity for a little escape in the form of a free show at The Met.

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Why Does Pain Hurt? Scientists Find the Neurons That Cause Our Aches

A group of researchers have found the brain cells responsible for the emotional unpleasantness of pain — well, they’ve at least found them in mice. But the results, published in Science, could help scientists develop new treatments for chronic pain if that same cluster of cells exits in humans. "While painful stimuli are detected by nerves," says Gregory Scherrer, one of the study’s authors, in a press release, "this information doesn't mean anything emotionally until it reaches the b

Here’s How to Watch Sunday’s Total Lunar Eclipse

A total eclipse of the moon will be visible in its entirety across North and South America this weekend. For more than an hour the night of January 20/21, the colors from all Earth’s sunrises and sunsets bathe the Full moon in an ethereal orange glow. As sunlight passes through Earth’s atmosphere, our blanket of air strips out the short-wavelength blues and yellows and leaves only the longer-wavelength oranges and reds. It is this light that reaches the moon a quarter of a million miles f

China Grew Cotton Plants on the Moon. They Died in the Darkness and the Cold

Dead Plants Earlier this month, an experiment on China's Chang'e 4 lander got cotton plants to sprout on the moon for the first time. Well, they’re already dead. On Jan. 7, China's space agency released pictures of cotton seeds beginning to grow on the Chang’e 4 lander. But, as reported by GBTimes on Jan. 16, the new sprouts haven’t survived the freezing temperatures on the lunar surface, even in their protective capsule. The cotton seeds sprouted inside of a container as part of the lunar

SNAPSHOT: Hoppy Beer Doesn’t Last Long Before Losing Its Aromatic Flavor

Keep those craft beers cold and don’t hang on to them for too long. That's the advice from researchers at the Technical University of Munich’s Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology. Scientists there found that cold-stored craft beers lost more than one-third of an important hop aroma after just three months. The beer lost even more flavor when kept at room temperature. These are generally beers created with a method called “dry-hopping,” where hops is added to young beer late in the

Why You Should Try ‘Challenging’ Recipes Right Now 

Similar to rollerblading, cooking is not something everyone has a knack for. Also like rollerblading, cooking is something that one can learn, and a big part of learning is practice. They say fortune favors the bold, and taking on intimidating challenges will make you a better cook. (This is where I find cooking and…

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Why You Should Try ‘Challenging’ Recipes Right Now 

Similar to rollerblading, cooking is not something everyone has a knack for. Also like rollerblading, cooking is something that one can learn, and a big part of learning is practice. They say fortune favors the bold, and taking on intimidating challenges will make you a better cook. (This is where I find cooking and…

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What 88 Bee Genomes and 10 Years of Studying Apples Tell Us About the Future of Pollinators

Stroll through an apple orchard in bloom, and you’ll be surrounded with the buzz of busy bees. But unless the farm manager has rented hives of domesticated honeybees — which are not native to the U.S. — the bees at work will be a highly diverse crew that live in the nearby wild. Big or small, green or striped, shiny or fuzzy, bees come in all types. While news of bee declines has almost stopped feeling like news, a group of researchers has figured out a new question to ask about these div

The Remains of Ancient Lunar Impacts Reveal Earth’s Own Impact History

Lunar Impact Craters By studying the scars left from long-gone, violent lunar impacts, scientists have revealed  new details about the history of impacts on Earth. Because the moon is so close to the Earth, it’s thought that impacts there correspond to impacts and craters left on our own world. “The moon and Earth are very close neighbors. The population of impactors that would hit the moon would also hit the Earth," study author Sara Mazrouei of the University of Toronto said in an email.

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