Vaccines work: only 15 polio cases in 2016. In 2020 it should be eradicated

The wild poliovirus is about to go extinct. In 2015, only 74 new cases were reported or 80 percent less than in 2015. Furthermore, these cases were contained in two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Half of sunscreens might disrupt sperm function

Women who use certain sunscreens might be at risk of infertility, as scientists found 45 percent of the tested products contained chemicals that mess with the function of sperm.

Dogs labeled as ‘pit bull’ wait three times longer to be adopted

Pit bulls have a really bad rap, being thought of as an aggressive and potentially killer dog breed. These accounts are highly exaggerated, but that doesn’t stop many people to discriminate them, as well as those breeds that have the misfortune to marginally resemble pit bulls.

Robots highly likely to take over jobs that pay 20$/hour or less

It’s obvious that automation will replace a lot of jobs in the coming decades, especially the low paying ones. A new report made at the White House assessed the likelihood of robots taking over jobs and broke it down by hourly wage.

You can arrange 128 tennis balls in 10^250 ways. A seemingly impossible problem solved

That’s not one million or one billion, but roughly on unquadragintillion — a number so big it exceeds the number of particles in the Universe. So, why is this important?

How to check if a 22,338,618 digits long number is prime

A supercomputer checked if a 22,338,618 digits long number is prime in less than 3 days. Here’s how.

A pocket-sized gadget uses spectroscopy and tells you what’s inside food

One of the most exciting gadgets we’ve seen at CES this year comes from a French startup called DietSensor, which collaborated with an Israeli company called Consumer Physics. Their latest product called SCiO is a pocket-sized device that uses near-infrared spectroscopy to tell you how many carbs or calories are found inside your food.