New videos of the farthest object humanity has ever explored show that it flips like a giant hourglass

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On New Year’s Day, researchers flew NASA’s New Horizons probe past a snowman-shaped space rock called 2014 MU69 (or Ultima Thule).
MU69 orbits the sun from about 4 billion miles away. It’s the most distant object humanity has ever explored.
NASA’s spacecraft recorded hundreds of photos of MU69, and the images are slowly trickling back to Earth.
Scientists animated a series of the images into a video that shows MU69 turns like an hourglass.

The most distant object humanity has ever visited looks something like a spinning snowman or hourglass that’s lost in space.

Researchers who work on NASA’s nuclear-powered New Horizons mission released a movie on Tuesday showing the rotation of the mountain-size rock, which is known formally as (486958) 2014 MU69.

(It’s more commonly referred to as “Ultima Thule” — see the editor’s note below.)

Mu69 is about 4 billion miles from Earth and 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. New Horizons flew by the object on New Year’s Day at a speed of 32,200 miles per hour, and came within about 2,200 miles of MU69.

During the flyby, the probe took a series of images that revealed …read more

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A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood to defeat aging now claims to be up and running in 5 cities across the US

A startup called Ambrosia Medical that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with the blood of young people is now accepting PayPal payments for the procedure online.
Stanford graduate and Ambrosia founder Jesse Karmazin told Business Insider this week that the company was up and running in 5 cities across the US.
Ambrosia recently completed its first clinical trial designed to assess the benefits of the procedure, but it has yet to publish the results. Karmazin previously told Business Insider they aimed to open the first clinic in New York City, but that never happened.

To startup founder and Stanford Medical School graduate Jesse Karmazin, blood is the next big government-approved drug.

Roughly three years ago, Karmazin launched Ambrosia Medical — a startup that fills the veins of older people with fresh blood from young donors — in the hopes that the procedure will help conquer aging by rejuvenating the body’s organs.

The company is now up and running, Karmazin told Business Insider on January 16. Ambrosia recently revamped its website with a list of clinic locations, and is now accepting payments for the procedure online via PayPal. Two options are listed: one liter of young blood for $8,000 or …read more

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This electrolyte powder is a low-sugar way to replenish fluids and prevent dehydration after workouts or long nights out

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Drinking electrolyte water to replenish missing fluids and electrolytes is not a new concept, but many of the current options aren’t doing enough and may not be as good for your body as you think.
Hydrant, a powdered electrolyte mix, is an exception. It contains an efficient balance of only the ingredients you need to refuel after you work out, fall sick, or drink alcohol.
They taste good, absorb quickly into your body, and combat the effects of dehydration effectively.

After working out, falling sick, or a night of drinking, what’s the first thing after water you reach for? For many, it’s a bottle of Pedialyte, Gatorade, or Vitaminwater.

You understand vaguely that they’ll replenish your body with the electrolytes and fluids you’ve lost. I, for one, grew up drinking a lot of Gatorade after sports games and even up until recently drank it to nurse hangovers.

However, a closer look at their contents reveals they’re filled with artificial ingredients, an excessive amount of sugar, or an improper balance of …read more

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Evidence is mounting that we’re hurtling head-first into a recession


An increasing amount of evidence is piling up to suggest we’re headed for an economic recession.
UBS estimated in September that there was a record $4.3 trillion in lower-quality corporate loans and high-yield bonds.

Economic data is pointing downward and investor sentiment is turning negative.

Driving the news: Perhaps most worrisome is the massive pile of highly leveraged debt that continues to grow. Bank of America-Merrill Lynch’s monthly survey of fund managers finds that, for the first time since 2009, corporate leverage is the top concern among investors surveyed.

52% of investors said they expect global profits to deteriorate — the most since 2008.
60% surveyed say global growth will weaken in the next 12 months, levels not seen since the financial crisis.
U.S. manufacturing activity dropped in December by the most since October 2008.
2018’s Treasury auctions saw the weakest demand since 2008, Bloomberg reported earlier this month.
The yield spread between 2- and 10-year U.S. Treasury notes is the thinnest since 2007, and the yield on 2- and 3-year notes has already risen above that of 5-year notes, meaning a curve inversion.

UBS estimated in September that there was a “record $4.3 trillion in lower-quality corporate loans and high-yield bonds — up from $2.4 trillion …read more

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