Other features include music controls, a stopwatch and timer, a front light so you can see the face in the dark, and the ability to have it ring your phone. So while the Fossil Hybrid HR isn’t quite a full smartwatch like the Fossil Gen 5, it sounds like it comes quite close. … [Read more...] about New Fossil Hybrid HR brings a heart rate sensor to a classic watch design
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A glowing purple meteorite makes life, uh, difficult and gross for an isolated farm family after it crashes in their yard in the new film Color Out of Space. Because the family's patriarch is played by human-TNT hybrid Nicolas Cage and the director is Richard Stanley—who hasn't made a narrative feature since 1996's The Island of Doctor Moreau went so ass-over-teakettle that a whole documentary is devoted to its disaster-ness—you might not expect Color to be an exercise in subtlety. It is not a movie encumbered by "good taste" and does not feel like it was ever brought up in a boardroom full of suits who wanted to make sure it would "play for all demographics" in "all markets." … [Read more...] about review: Nic Cage + Lovecraft = Match made in R‘lyeh
But the heart of Byte is its creation tool, which you’ll find at the center of the bottom row of buttons when you open the app. Tap it, and you’ll find a gradient of randomly chosen colors as your canvas. Tap again on the canvas, and a staircase of buttons pops up. On the bottom right, there’s a camera you can use to take photos and insert them into your creation. As on Snapchat, there are tools for adding text or drawing with your finger. … [Read more...] about Byte is a wild new creative tool from the founder of Vine
In the next tank, called a digester, low oxygen and hot temperatures (around 95 degrees Fahrenheit, or 35 degrees Celsius) create the perfect conditions for anaerobic bacteria, which thrive without oxygen. The anaerobes further break down the waste inside the tank, converting most of it into water, methane and carbon dioxide. (Some treatment plants even reuse this gas as fuel.) Unlike anaerobes, most pathogens don't fare well in these inhospitable conditions, and most die off at this stage, Noguera said. … [Read more...] about Where does all our poop go?
To study the role of diarrhea, the researchers infected mice with a bacterium called Citrobacter rodentium, which is the mouse equivalent of Escherichia coli and then studied what went on in the animals' intestines. The researchers found that within two days of infection, the permeability of the walls of the mice's intestines increased, meaning that more water and other molecules could flow into the intestines. (When a person or animal has diarrhea, the poop is very watery.) … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Get Diarrhea When You’re Sick