Skyfit app puts personal trainer in your pocket

Two months ago, I was bombarded by Instagram ads for a subscription fitness app named Skyfit. The app promised, with the help of professional trainers who coach with just their voices, to do the impossible: eliminate the ...

'Gambling' wolves take more risks than dogs

Would you rather get 100 euros for certain, or have a fifty-fifty chance of receiving either 200 euros or nothing? Most choose the first, as humans tend to be "risk-averse", preferring a guaranteed pay-off over the possibility ...

Judge says Tesla can't sell directly to Missouri customers

Electric car maker Tesla Motors cannot bypass dealerships and sell vehicles directly to Missouri customers, a judge ruled Wednesday in another setback to the company's efforts to cut the middleman out of its deals.

Drugs in the water? Don't blame the students

With nearly sixty percent of American adults now taking prescription medications—from antidepressants to cholesterol treatments—there is growing concern about how many drugs are flowing through wastewater treatment facilities ...

Romanian hacker gets four-year sentence in US

A Romanian hacker who went by the online moniker "Guccifer" got four years and four months in prison Monday for releasing private emails, medical data and financial information from senior political figures, including Bush ...

Ceres: The tiny world where volcanoes erupt ice

Ahuna Mons is a volcano that rises 13,000 feet high and spreads 11 miles wide at its base. This would be impressive for a volcano on Earth. But Ahuna Mons stands on Ceres, a dwarf planet less than 600 miles wide that orbits ...

Images from Sun's edge reveal origins of solar wind

Ever since the 1950s discovery of the solar wind - the constant flow of charged particles from the sun - there's been a stark disconnect between this outpouring and the sun itself. As it approaches Earth, the solar wind is ...

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