Elite Athletes Get a Performance Boost From Special Gut Microbes

Researchers at Harvard Medical have found that elite athletes like marathon runners have more of a gut microbe, Veillonella, that gives them an endurance boost. They're working on turning it into a probiotic so us slowpokes can get a boost, too. (Credit: lzf/Shutterstock) More and more, researchers have been studying how your gut microbes might be making you sick. Scientists have linked these vital bugs to everything from schizophrenia, to autism, allergies and obesity. But what do the micro

CBD Might Work as an Antibiotic to Treat Bacterial Infections

(Credit: ElROi/Shutterstock) CBD, or cannabidiol, is growing in popularity as a stress-relieving wonder drug that may help ease anxiety, inflammation and pain. Many enthusiasts also say it can cure a smorgasbord of other conditions. CBD is a non-active ingredient in cannabis -- it doesn't get you high. And that's helped retailers avoid legal problems while plopping the substance into all manner of products. But does the CBD chemical craze carry any weight? There's one surprising new way

How to Protect Yourself From the New macOS Security Vulnerability

Mac users take heed: A recently disclosed vulnerability present in the macOS Gatekeeper—otherwise known as the “Cavallarin” exploit—has reportedly been leveraged by adware creators. It’s times like these when we’re reminded of the best advice for keeping your Mac protected from these kinds of issues: When in doubt,…

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How to Protect Yourself From the New macOS Security Vulnerability

Mac users take heed: A recently disclosed vulnerability present in the macOS Gatekeeper—otherwise known as the “Cavallarin” exploit—has reportedly been leveraged by adware creators. It’s times like these when we’re reminded of the best advice for keeping your Mac protected from these kinds of issues: When in doubt,…

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Salt-loving Bacteria’s Survival Skills Bode Well for Life on Mars

The dark streaks seen on Martian slopes might be an indication of where water sometimes flows, especially since orbiters have also observed salts in the same locations. (Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) Mars’ surface is dry and dusty. But researchers know there’s water there. It's locked up in the polar ice caps, and occasionally it probably seeps to the surface as liquid. And at night, the Red Planet’s plummeting temperatures raise the humidity drastically, possibly to 80 or 100 perc

Stay Away From Wedding Loans

How are the kids paying for weddings these days? With loans. For a party that lasts a single day. The Washington Post examined the the practice of taking out a personal loan to pay for your nuptial celebration. And while it’s not a surprising read, it’s still horrifying.

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Stay Away From Wedding Loans

How are the kids paying for weddings these days? With loans. For a party that lasts a single day. The Washington Post examined the the practice of taking out a personal loan to pay for your nuptial celebration. And while it’s not a surprising read, it’s still horrifying.

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These Are The Best and Worst Airports For Finding Cheap International Flights

Living in the Bay Area, I’m lucky enough to have three relatively close airports to choose from when planning a trip. Both the San Francisco and Oakland airport are roughly a 20-30 minute drive from my house depending on the time of day, and if I need to I can catch a train to San Jose that will get me to its airport…

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