Fake calls about your SSN

Share this page Facebook Twitter Linked-In December 12, 2018 By Jennifer Leach, Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC   The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to …

How humans evolved to live in the cold

Humans evolved to live in the cold through a number of environmental and genetic factors. By Mike Colagrossi –  According to some relatively new research, many of our early human cousins preceded Homo sapien migrations north by hundreds of thousands or even millions …

 

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a “slap in the face.” By Robby Berman – A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it It’s traveling so quickly it’s been described as a hurricane of dark matter Scientists are …

Cushioned shoes aren’t good for your feet

More and more research points to a serious mistake we made in how biomechanics works. By Derek Beres –  A new study from Helsinki found that the more you cushion your feet, the more likely you’ll get injured. This follows previous studies showing …

 

 

What’s going on with Hawaiian seals? Nobody nose

By Matthew Robinson, CNN – An endangered Hawaiian monk seal was spotted with an eel lodged up its nostril in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.   (CNN) Endangered seals are baffling conservationists with an unlikely predicament — getting eels stuck up their noses. The …

Consumer Alert: Free trials can cost you

Free trial offers can grab your attention. They’re easy to sign up for. And they’re, well, free – right? Not exactly. Some free trials can be expensive. Scammers often use “free” trial offers, with undisclosed or buried terms, to enroll you – without …

The value of owning more books than you can read

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love my tsundoku. By Kevin Dickinson – Melk Abbey Library. Tsundoku Library.  Many readers buy books with every intention of reading them only to let them linger on the shelf. Statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb believes …

How Christians co-opted the Winter Solstice

Christmas has many pagan and secular traditions that early Christians incorporated into this new holiday. Mike Colagrossi – – Saturnalia (1783) by Antoine Callet, showing his interpretation of what the Saturnalia might have looked like.  Christmas was heavily influenced by the Roman festival …

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object

  By Michael Irving – Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of celestial object: an active binary asteroid, meaning it’s made of two rocks orbiting each other while leaving a trail of gas like a comet. (Credit: ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada). Astronomers have …

Fake calls about your SSN

Share this page Facebook Twitter Linked-In December 12, 2018 By Jennifer Leach, Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC   The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to …

How humans evolved to live in the cold

Humans evolved to live in the cold through a number of environmental and genetic factors. By Mike Colagrossi –  According to some relatively new research, many of our early human cousins preceded Homo sapien migrations north by hundreds of thousands or even millions …

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a “slap in the face.” By Robby Berman – A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it It’s traveling so quickly it’s been described as a hurricane of dark matter Scientists are …

Cushioned shoes aren’t good for your feet

More and more research points to a serious mistake we made in how biomechanics works. By Derek Beres –  A new study from Helsinki found that the more you cushion your feet, the more likely you’ll get injured. This follows previous studies showing …