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Upcoming solar flares could wreak havoc on Earth

A giant fissure has opened across the sun and is spewing rapid solar winds toward our planet.<p>NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory got wind of the …

The Company Behind Miracle-Gro Wants To Help You Grow (Legal) Hydroponic Weed

In the beverage industry, large mega-beer companies have acquired craft beer companies or created their own faux-craft beer brands, to keep up with …

12 DIY Backyard Storage Ideas That Will Beautify Your Backyard

Bye bye, ugly storage shed!<p>You don't need a storage shed to organize your outdoor supplies. Store everything from pool noodles to bar ware with these …

13 Downright Magical Fairy Gardens You’ll Wish You Could Live In

Move over succulents — there’s a new level of adorable in town. Fairy gardens, which are part fantasy world, part indoor gardening feat, are taking over the gardening scene with their teeny tiny planters. While these mini outdoor spaces are awesome after-school activities for the kiddos, there’s …

Scientists just caught a black hole swallowing a star — and burping a bit back out

Astronomers have caught black holes in the act of murdering stars before. But a study published Thursday in Science claims to have caught a step in the crime that has remained elusive until now.<p><i>[This is what it looks like when a black hole tears a star apart]</i><p>In addition to catching evidence of the …

Black Holes

27 Little Dogs Who Want You To Have A Good Week

They're like tiny, furry cheerleaders.

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …

Hurricane Patricia Thunders Ashore, Bringing Insane Amounts Of Rain

Hurricane Patricia, which was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Pacific, made landfall on Mexico’s central coast Friday evening as a category 5 storm with winds at up to 200 miles per hour.<p>So far no major damage or deaths have been reported from the storm, which weakened as it moved over …

This is What the Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Looked Like From Space

Yesterday, NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over Hurricane Patricia, the most powerful tropical cyclone ever measured, and captured this stunning …

Fall colors: autumn foliage across North America – in pictures

As the weather turns crisp, the trees turn red and gold, and across North America the landscape is awash with color. Here are some of the best views, including a selection of readers’ pictures from a GuardianWitness assignment

Mysterious Chunk of Space Trash is on a Collision Course With Earth

A rogue chunk of debris that orbited Earth far beyond the Moon is making a homecoming on November 13th, astronomers have concluded. WT1190F is one to …

Fall Is in the Air, Part II

One last overview of autumn, my favorite season. Across the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures are dropping, harvests are in motion, festivals are being held to celebrate the change of season, animals are returning to their winter grounds, and of course, viewers are enjoying the explosion of colors …

NASA says Earth will be plunged into darkness for 15 days in November? Well..

In case you haven't heard, the world will be plunged into darkness for 15 days in November, all thanks to rare phenomenon caused by the movement of …

The 50 best hotels in America

So we decided to focus on the best American hotels.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels and Resorts, TripAdvisor's Top 25 Hotels in the World, …

How To Dramatically Improve Your Memory

Memory isn’t about stuffing your head with facts; it’s about honing your creativity. Here’s how.<p>Ever wandered into a store and quickly realized you’ve forgotten what you need? Or been introduced to someone and forget their name by the time they walk away?<p>Don’t worry; you’re not alone. A 2007 survey …

3 Exercises That Get Rid Of Cellulite And works Nearly Every Part Of Your lower body—butt, hips, And Thighs.

Because cellulite is simply fat, many people experts included have claimed that the only way to lose cellulite is to lose body fat. But the most …

Self-Help from Maya Angelou: There Are No Shortcuts. You Find Your Path by Walking It

<b>Tavis Smiley</b>: Maya Angelou said to me repeatedly that we find our path by walking it. We find our path by walking it. And at the end of the day, for …

Brain food is real: Study shows how diet affects memory as we age

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish may help protect your brain from the ravages of aging, a new study suggests.<p>An international team of researchers found that seniors who consumed the most nutritious food had a nearly 25 percent reduction in the risk of mental decline compared those …

Holistic Medicine

All-natural tips for a better night's sleep

At least 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, according to the National Institutes of Health, and …

Sleep Better Tonight With These 5 Steps

Sleep is the easiest, most effortless thing in the world.<p>Until it isn't.<p>Anyone who's ever struggled to fall asleep knows how frustrating it can be and how miserable it can make you feel. Especially when you don't sleep well night after night.<p><b>If that's you, it's time to take action.</b><p>Good sleep is …

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