Defense of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop offers case study on how to sell snake oil

Enlarge / Gwyneth Paltrow attends book signing at goop-in@Nordstrom on June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Gety | Phillip Faraone reader comments 166 Share this story This week, Gwyneth Paltrow’s high-profile lifestyle and e-commerce site, Goop, gave birth to a beautiful gift to the Internet—and it wasn’t a moon-powered vagina egg that invigorates our […]

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Incurable gonorrhea is lurking—and we may not see it coming, WHO warns

Enlarge / A scanning electron micrograph of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. NIH reader comments 54 Share this story At least three people in three different countries have turned up with cases of completely incurable gonorrhea—and it’s unclear what happened to all of them and if they’re spreading the infection to others, officials at the World Health Organization […]

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A satellite may be falling apart in geostationary orbit [Updated]

reader comments 146 Share this story These screen shots show the AMC-9 satellite on Friday night. ExoAnalytic Solutions The annotations were added by ExoAnalytic Solutions. ExoAnalytic Solutions This company has a network of 165 telescopes around the globe to monitor space situational awareness at GEO. ExoAnalytic Solutions The optical telescopes range in size from 3″ […]

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A pigeon-piloted bomb, odd powders, and cryptic science—Ars goes to NIST

Enlarge / This Priest-Lange Reflectometer helps measure colors. It was inspired to help end a feud about the “yellowness” of margarine. reader comments 51 Share this story GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Visiting the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is always immeasurably fun. The agency’s headquarters—a green and sprawling 234-hectare campus, just a jaunt from Washington, DC—is […]

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Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a surprise payload—a Chinese experiment

reader comments 61 Share this story SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket takes off on Saturday evening, in Florida. Bill Ingalls/NASA The rocket boosted a Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station. And that Dragon carried a secret cargo. SpaceX The “secret” was an unannounced Chinese experiment. Bill Ingalls/NASA NASA is prohibited from working directly with China. […]

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Dragon flies, Falcon lands—another good day for SpaceX

Enlarge / The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, is seen at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Saturday. NASA reader comments 166 Share this story 5:20pm ET Saturday update: The clouds broke apart enough for the Falcon 9 rocket to launch on Saturday evening from Kennedy Space Center, […]

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