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Legionnaires' disease is totally preventable, but surprisingly deadly

Inhaling mist contaminated with <em>Legionella pneumophila</em> can lead to Legionnaires’ disease. (Denis Klimov 3000/Shutterstock.com/) In the nearly 50 years since epidemiologists first discovered Legionnaires’ disease, we have learned how to test for it, treat it and prevent it. So why are people still dying from it, and why are more …

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Why the smartest people can make the dumbest mistakes

A high IQ and education won’t necessarily protect you from highly irrational behavior—and it may sometimes amplify your errors. (Pexels/) It is June 17, 1922, and two middle-aged men—one short and squat, the other tall and lumbering with a walrus moustache—are sitting on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. …

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Color constancy changes your perception of colors

You’re seeing scarlet because of a visual phenomenon called color constancy. We perceive color based on the wavelength of light an object reflects. But those wavelengths are always in flux. Color constancy helps us adjust to those changes, keeping an item’s tone the same even if its surroundings change dramatically. …

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Make sure your lost devices can always be found

It’s likely you’ll forget at least one of these items. Better not to take the chance. (Héctor Martínez via Unsplash/) We all do it. The tap-tap-panic thing. You’re walking down the street on your way home after a long week, thinking how great it is you won’t have to come …

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Six well-made notebooks for any occasion

High-quality notepads for any phase or project. (Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash/) Even if you use your phone for everything, occasionally it’s refreshing to take notes with a simple pen and paper. Whether you keep a journal, are going back to school this fall, or find writing things down helps you …

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Why You Should Chill Red Wine

Photo: Getty Images Few people think of red wine as something that needs to be chilled. Red wine, after all, is usually served at “room temperature,” but that value can vary wildly from room to room, house to house, and climate to climate. But most red wines benefit from at …

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The UK just lost its measles elimination status. We could be next.

Vaccination programs like this one (Detroit, 1975) helped eliminate measles in the U.S. But endemic measles could come back. (CDC/Jack Kirby/) Public Health England confirmed on Monday that the UK has lost its “measles-free” status. The country had eliminated measles by World Health Organization standards in 2017 (based on data …

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Use Google to Roll Dice for Your Favorite Tabletop RPG

If you ever find yourself without your dice bag, or you’re feeling lazy, don’t worry. You can make it through your Dungeons & Dragons game—or whatever you play—by using Google to roll all the dice you need. Yes, even those quirky dice that have many more sides than what regular …

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Here’s Every Device You Can Use to Stream Disney+

Image: Disney Disney+ is almost here. We know many important details about Disney’s standalone streaming service—including how much it’ll cost and what you’ll be able to watch—and the final piece of the puzzle was just revealed: all the devices you can use to stream Disney+ at launch. And as you’ll …

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