Space libertarian reveals the surprising hurdle in Elon Musk’s way

“Safety first!” You’ve been hearing the common rule-of-thumb since kindergarten, and, barring some regrettable college decisions, you’ve most likely been dutifully following it ever since. It’s simple, logical, and hardly controversial ... or so you might think. Rand Simberg, the space entrepreneur and consultant, certainly doesn’t. Laissez-faire rockets. Simberg is...
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Can you get high on nutmeg? A doctor explains what it does to the brain

Jeanine Roeters van Lennep is a vascular medicine internist at the Erasmus Medical Center and a self-described straight edge. She doesn’t do drugs and rarely overdoes it with alcohol, either. So when she woke up the night after a dinner in 2014 feeling dizzy, disoriented, and unable to recognize her colleagues or the campus, she was truly terrified. What, she asked herself, had happened to her at the dinner?
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This could be why Russia blew up its own satellite

The what, we know. On or about November 12, the Russian military tested an anti-satellite missile, or ASAT, by targeting and destroying a defunct Russian spy satellite. The resulting debris field sent astronauts and Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station scrambling for a potential emergency return to Earth, a hazard that could crop up many times over the next three or more years as the fragments slowly re-enter Earth’s atmosphere or find stable orbits.
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John Travolta's Worst Movie Is Leaving Netflix

John Travolta may be an A-list celebrity with some pretty big credits like Grease and Pulp Fiction, but it is another film that was inarguably far less successful that Netflix subscribers may be wanting to press play on. Battlefield Earth, the 2000 American science fiction action film that is one of Travolta's lowest-rated films ever, is set to leave Netflix at the end of November.

Why doesn’t my cat like me? Six ways to put your pet at ease

Cats are unfathomable creatures, even to the human owners who know them best. That’s because cats display affection and communicate in different ways than humans — we don’t all do a slow-blink when we want to tell someone we tolerate them, after all. This mismatch in communication can sometimes make...

Shoutout to the magical human gut microbiome

The cosmos may be vast and full of curious denizens but so is your body. All week, Inverse has been spotlighting some of the most incredible scientific discoveries about our wondrous guts and all the microbes that exist within as part of Gut Week. It is a little weird to think about — containing multitudes is nice in theory, of course, but knowing your intestines are teeming with viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other microbes isn’t necessarily something you want to dwell on. Or is it?

This one nutritional strategy can benefit gut health — and fight inflammation

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. You’re worried about your body image — so worried, in fact, you can’t sleep (it’s a lot sometimes). What if we told you that your bodily hang-ups and your sleep problems have a common denominator? Both are, at least in part, influenced by the health of your gut microbiome. According to a study published in July, there may be a nutritional solution to satisfy all of these issues.

Project Inverse Price Hits $0.0173 on Top Exchanges (XIV)

XRP (XRP) traded 0.5% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.94 or 0.00001727 BTC. Polkadot (DOT) traded 1.1% higher against the dollar and now trades at $34.91 or 0.00064026 BTC. SHIBA INU (SHIB) traded up 1.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC. Internet...

Legendre spectral collocation technique for fractional inverse heat conduction problem

For fractional inverse heat conduction problem (FIHCP), this paper introduces a numerical study. For the proposed FIHCP, in addition to the unknown function of temperature, the boundary heat fluxes are also unknown. Related to the two independent variables, the proposed scheme uses a fully spectral collocation treatment. Our technique is determined to be more accurate, efficient and practicable. The obtained results confirmed the exponential convergence of the spectral scheme.

Study Uncovers Bizarre Way To Potentially Reverse Brain Ageing

Defying the sands of time, otherwise known as the aging process, is something many of us wish was as easy as counting 1, 2, 3. Unfortunately, however, we all slowly succumb to the aging process and often become slower in our older years. Now though, there could be something of...

Is gratitude good for you? Seven beneficial side-effects

Thanksgiving does not come naturally to me, but there is one holiday tradition I can get down with: Showing my gratitude. I don’t have any of the family weirdness, unpleasant memories, sports rivalries, or other typical reasons which cause many Americans to find Thanksgiving a drag — indeed, I’m not American. But I am grateful for many things, and this feeling of gratitude — as well as the act of expressing it — is not only good for my soul but also my brain health. So good, in fact, you may want to keep it up all year long.

'Hawkeye' just made Marvel's big Thanos problem even worse

More than two years after Avengers: Endgame, we’re still obsessed with Thanos. The Mad Titan’s brief cameo in What If...? stole the show, while the plot of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier revolved around the aftermath of his Snap. So, it’s no surprise that Marvel’s newest show, Hawkeye, references the purple supervillain too.

Kathryn Hahn's Best TV And Film Roles

One of the shows announced on Disney+ Day was "Agatha: House of Harkness," a spin-off of "WandaVision" focusing on the character played by Kathryn Hahn. The announcement marked the latest step in Hahn's surge in popularity after "WandaVision," after she'd been the subject of Twitter memes and cast in the forthcoming "Knives Out" sequel. The attention is long overdue for an actor as talented as she is, an underrated performer who hadn't found quite the right role to make her a star.

A Chip Off the Moon May Be Tailing Earth on Its Orbit Around the Sun

The moon, Earth's natural satellite, is riddled with craters from celestial objects crash landing on its surface. After five years of observations, researchers now suspect that an elusive object orbiting Earth, known as 469219 Kamoʻoalewa, may be a fragment of the moon, flung out into space by one of these impacts. When viewed in infrared, the asteroid had silicates and mineral characteristics like the moon, reports Jeff Hecht for Sky & Telescope. Researchers report the first detailed observations of a quasisatellite this month in Communications Earth & Environment.

Neanderthal milk tooth shows primary teeth appeared four months sooner than what is seen in humans

The discovery of a preserved Neanderthal milk tooth reveals baby teeth emerged four months sooner among infants of the extinct species than what is seen in modern humans. A team of international scientists analyzed the tooth of a child that lived 120,000 years ago near what is now the city of Krapina, Croatia and were able to determine the tooth appeared when the child was between four and seven months old.

Fat cells carry “” that trigger aggressiveness in cells, study shows

There’s a mysterious relationship between diabetes and cancer that scientists are just beginning to understand, and new research may lead them to the answer. But first, here’s why solving this mystery could be the proverbial game-changer for so many people:. Breast cancer will affect one in eight women. Diabetes affects...