Our planet is truly gorgeous.
To Gabriel Zucman, protégé of rock star French economist Thomas Piketty, the United States is starting to look a lot like Europe in the late 1800s.
For humans, bulking up takes months at the gym. For some animals, it takes a couple of seconds.
Hint: it’s not always eight glasses
Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day: it’s a rule that’s been burned into our brains for years as the ideal amount of fluid to drink each day. Yet no matter how many timesexperts say that’s not quite accurate, many still believe “8×8” is the magic amount.
In Wildfire, a firefighter is utterly captivated by the flames which surround her, and it’s an obsession that begins to spill into her personal life.
There are only three sure things in life: death, taxes andScott Boras dominating the sports agent business. With a staggering $2.3 billion in active MLB player contracts negotiated, netting him more than $117 million in commissions, Boras once again leads Forbes’ ranking of The World’s Most Powerful Sports Agents.
Influenza, SARS, Ebola, HIV, the common cold. All of us are quite familiar with these names. They are viruses—a little bit of genetic material (DNA or RNA) encapsulated in a protein coat. But what we don’t really understand, and what scientists have struggled with since the study of virology began, is whether viruses are actually living or not. A paper published today in Science Advancesjust might change that. By creating a reliable method of studying viruses’ long evolutionary history—hitherto nearly impossible—researchers have found new evidence that strongly suggests viruses are indeed living entities.