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Microsoft is developing both quantum computing hardware and software.

Microsoft is hoping to turn the Pacific Northwest into ground zero for quantum computing

Microsoft Quantum is teaming up with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington to promote the new kinds of computers.
Staff at D' Bone Collector Museum Inc. in Davao, Philippines, examine the contents of a dead whale's stomach.

A whale washed up dead in the Philippines with almost 100 pounds worth of trash in its stomach, including plastic shopping bags and rice sacks

Scientists said the curvier's beaked whale died from 'gastric shock,' and it was the most plastic they'd ever seen in a whale.
A regular checkup turned dangerous when a dog tested positive for the plague.

A dog exposed more than 100 unsuspecting vets to the Black Death after contracting the bacteria from sniffing a dead rodent

The pet was brought in for lethargy and fever, but vets continually dismissed the theory of the plague because it was so unlikely.

Getting pregnant while taking contraception could be beyond your control if you have a certain gene

A new study suggests some women may have an active gene that leads to a faster breakdown of contraceptive hormones in pills and implants.
Mitt Romney celebrating a reporter's birthday on a plane.

People were confused by Mitt Romney’s method for blowing out candles on a birthday cake, but science says he might be onto something

Scientific research has shown that blowing out candles on a birthday cake can increase bacteria by 1400%.
if you're unhappy, you might not be living in the moment.

5 surprising reasons you don’t feel happy

There are signs you might be feeling down, like not getting enough sleep or sunlight, but it could also be because you're letting your mind and feelings control you.

A disturbing side-by-side look at how much fat, sugar, produce, and grains we eat each day — versus how much we should

The world has more than enough food to eat, but unfortunately, it's not the right kind. This chart shows what we should be eating, versus the reality.
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, Mar 11, 2018

Daylight-saving time is literally killing us

Daylight-saving time begins Sunday, March 10, 2019. Years of data tell us the switch is deadly. Here's why it puts stress on our bodies.

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn’t good

Smartphones and social media may be changing the way our brains work.