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Back in Black: Your Favorite Foods, Only Healthier

Back in Black: Your Favorite Foods, Only Healthier

Health
When it comes to plant-based foods, deep, vibrant colors are one of the best indicators of what's healthiest. The pigments that give plants their color also provide the antioxidants that protect against heart disease, inflammation, and certain cancers. A simple swap can provide a big nutritional payoff, like choosing pink grapefruit over white, or dark greens over pale lettuce. So it may come as little surprise that black foods can pack a potent health benefit too. That's exactly the case with the midnight-hued rice, beans, tea, and berries I can't seem to get enough of lately. Here's why:Black riceThis grain—along with the red and purple varieties—is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and has long been consumed throughout Asia. Black ric...
Largest ever black hole collision detected by scientists

Largest ever black hole collision detected by scientists

Technology
An international team of scientists have detected the largest ever black hole collision through the ripples it made in space-time. US scientists discovered the space-time ripples - officially known as gravitational waves - in a breakthrough in 2016, although their existence was predicted by Albert Einstein roughly a century ago.Now academics at the Australian National University (ANU) have detected the collision between two black holes, which are believed to have formed a new black hole about 80 times larger than the Sun.The ANU team worked in partnership with other academic institutions through the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), which is based in the US.ANU Professor Susan Scott said the team discovered four collisions in total by re-a...
Gravitational waves: Monster black hole merger detected

Gravitational waves: Monster black hole merger detected

Science
Gravitational waves have been picked up from the biggest black hole merger yet detected. Scientists say their laser labs sensed the ripples in space-time emanating from this gargantuan collision on 29 July 2017. The event saw two holes, weighing more than 50 and 34 times the mass of our Sun, uniting to produce a single object over 80 times the mass of our star. It happened at least five billion light-years from Earth.The discovery follows a major data re-analysis project. Researchers from the LIGO-VIRGO Collaboration will also list three other black hole mergers that were missed in the initial run-though of the data; and the promotion to full detection status of a previously uncertain "candidate". The re-analysis brings the tota...
The Instant Pot Is on Major Sale This Black Friday—Here’s Where to Buy It

The Instant Pot Is on Major Sale This Black Friday—Here’s Where to Buy It

Health
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the Instant Pot is amazing. This handy kitchen gadget—which multitasks as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, saute, steamer, yogurt maker, rice cooker, and warmer in one—makes whipping up fast weeknight meals a breeze (even if you follow the keto diet!). The device has unexpected uses, too; you can make jam, hard-boiled eggs, even homemade ricotta in your Instant Pot. The Instant Pot was understandably one of the biggest holiday gifts last holiday season, and we're guessing this year will be no different. Below, the best Instant Pot deals we know about for Black Friday 2018. We'll continue to update th...
Black Friday online sales were record $6.22B, tracking service reports

Black Friday online sales were record $6.22B, tracking service reports

Business
Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Online Black Friday companies racked up a record $ 6.22 billion in sales, up 23.6 percent from last year, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe's data is based on an analysis of more than 1 trillion visits to retail sites and 55 million stock keeping units, or SKUs. The service, which tracks transactions from 80 of the top 100 internet retailers in the United States, reported 33.5 percent of the sales were via smartphones compared with 29.1 percent from mobile devices in 2017, according to a report by CNBC. Another tracking service, Salesforce.com, found 54 percent of all digital orders on Thanksgiving were made from a mobile device -- the first time the phone sales were more than computers. The phone usage is up from 15 percent as overall digital revenue incresed 18 percen...