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Mission to Mars may require astronauts to wear swimming goggles – Telegraph.co.uk

Mission to Mars may require astronauts to wear swimming goggles –...

Swimming goggles could be used to protect astronauts’ eyes on long missions to Mars, a new study suggests. Experiments by Nasa scientists found goggles protected vision by boosting the pressure of fluid inside the eye. Astronauts on long missions at the International Space Station have been found to experience changes to their eyes that last…
How to bake a sweet potato 3 ways — and the tools you need to do it

How to bake a sweet potato 3 ways — and the...

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. iStock / juliedeshalesSweet potatoes are rich in nutrients, low in fat, and versatile enough for use…
Forget millennials — the real financial time bomb in America is Gen X

Forget millennials — the real financial time bomb in America is...

Many Gen Xers are unprepared to retire in their 60s, according to an INSIDER and Morning Consult survey. Almost half of Gen X respondents, defined as ages 38 to 53, said they have no money saved in a retirement account. The Gen Xers were the least likely generation to say they would save or invest…
TSA body scanners may be more likely to trigger false alarms if you’re black or overweight

TSA body scanners may be more likely to trigger false alarms...

A TSA security checkpoint. AP TSA airport body scanner may be more likely to produce false alarms against certain members of society.According to a report published by ProPublica this week, the TSA's advanced imaging technology (AIT) body scanners are more likely to triggers false alarms for African American passengers.More specifically, the report indicates that certain…
Drone discovers a Hawaiian plant that was thought to be extinct – Mashable

Drone discovers a Hawaiian plant that was thought to be extinct...

Image: Ken Wood, National Tropical Botanical GardenBy Adam Rosenberg2019-04-20 15:27:39 UTC Hey there, Hibiscadelphus woodii. How you been? The plant, which is also known as "Wood's hau kuahiwi" and was thought to be extinct, is apparently still around and possibly even flourishing in its native Hawaii. Researchers for the National Tropical Botanical Garden on the…
Planet-hunting satellite discovers its first Earth-sized planet – Digital Trends

Planet-hunting satellite discovers its first Earth-sized planet – Digital Trends

Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS), has made a new discovery in the depths of space. Last month, TESS discovered its first exoplanet. And now it has achieved another milestone, locating its first Earth-sized planet and a larger sibling planet. The Earth-sized planet, HD 21749c, and its sibling orbit a star slightly smaller than our Sun…
The mother of the YouTube and 23andMe CEOs has a 5-letter catchword for raising successful children and she wrote a book about it (GOOG, GOOGL)

The mother of the YouTube and 23andMe CEOs has a 5-letter...

Ester Wojcicki — the mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki — has a new book coming out on May 7 about how to raise successful children.Wojcicki told Fortune in a recent interview that her approach can be applied by business leaders as well, and boils down to the acronymTRICK, which…
Here’s the breakdown of how Microsoft managers earn their cash bonuses, according to an internal post by an HR exec (MSFT)

Here’s the breakdown of how Microsoft managers earn their cash bonuses,...

As some employees inside Microsoft decry the company's diversity efforts, they claim that managers have financial incentives tied to diversity. This, it turns out, is true, according to a post that explains how Microsoft managers earn bonuses by the HR exec in charge of that program. It is not true that they have a diversity…
An engineer at Uber’s self-driving car unit warns that it’s more like ‘a science experiment’ than a real car capable of driving itself (UBER)

An engineer at Uber’s self-driving car unit warns that it’s more...

On the road to one of the biggest tech initial public offerings in years, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has secured $1 billion from investors for the company's self-driving-car unit, valuing the unit at $7.5 billion, Uber confirmed on Friday. That investment, from SoftBank and Toyota (both of whom own stakes in Uber), spins out a…
An Extended Stay Onboard The Space Station on This Week @NASA – April 19, 2019 – NASA

An Extended Stay Onboard The Space Station on This Week @NASA...

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