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Best Space Pictures: A Black Hole Blows, Waters Recede, and a Mountain Erupts

A satellite tracks floodwaters, Mount Etna puts on a show, and gas passes in front of a black hole.<p>An instrument on NASA's satellite Terra captures the soggy aftermath of historic flooding west of Belgrade, Serbia (map), in an image released June 12. The ground remains so saturated with river water …

Flying across the blood-brain barrier with microbubbles

The blood-brain barrier refers to a protective sheath of endothelial cells that wraps around the blood vessels in our brains, keeping damaging substances away from our precious gray matter. The trouble is, the BBB can also keep out valuable life-saving drugs like chemotherapy compounds that destroy …

Neuroscience

Morning Workout

Last night I watched a little SNL (2 weeks in a row) to see Will Farrell and Green Day...there were a few good skits. I liked the stupid funeral skit if you saw the show - particularly the random guy that just came in and threw the mic on the ground.<p>After that I started reading a book called, "The …

Mark Wahlberg’s bulk up workout

All gain, no pain<p>Weightlifters will often say you can’t have one without the other. But, ironically, Mark Wahlberg’s two-month regime to play a …

Get Big and Lean

Following a workout routine day-in and day-out can get tedious and boring. Sometimes it’s a good idea to just break the routine and go with a quick …

Workouts

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

A Cooking Machine That Lets You Make Dinner In Your Kitchen–From Anywhere

Forget picking up takeout on your way home from work. Loaded up with 35 ingredients, the Collaborative Cooking machine will cook up the meal of your choice.<p>You no longer need to be anywhere near a kitchen–or even food–to cook dinner. A new cooking machine, loaded up with 35 ingredients, can be …

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's super …

Smart People Should Create Things

It was 1974, and Art Fry was spending his weekend singing for the local church choir. On this particular Sunday, Fry was dealing with a relatively boring problem: He couldn't keep his bookmarks in place.<p>In order to find hymns quickly, Fry would stick little pieces of paper between the pages like …

5 Ways Your Inner Child Can Rock Your Life

A few weeks ago, at our family cottage in northern Michigan, my nieces, nephew and their friends -- all little kids -- played in the sand for hours. They poured buckets of water into dug out holes and made mud puddles. Over and over, all five of them, exclaiming each time a new puddle was made, as …

10 Health Woes Summer Can Bring

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 05/27/2014 10:27 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Summer's almost here, and so are microbes and other environmental woes that can bring your sun and surf fun into a halt.<p>Among the infections that tend to come when the temperatures rise, some are mild while others can …

Here's Proof Going Outside Makes You Healthier

Summer is here, and we're all for burgers, ocean breezes and an ice cream cone or two. But getting outside is about more than beaches and barbecues. Science shows that spending time in the great outdoors can actually make you healthier. Escaping to the woods, mountains or even your neighborhood …

13 Mistakes All Women Make at Least Once (and Why That's a Good Thing)

Because sometimes falling on your face actually results in this little thing we like to call personal growth

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Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

7 Lost Household Arts You Should Revive

Cleaning

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The 16 Most Bizarre And Beautiful Homes We've Ever Seen

A look at one-of-a-kind homes.<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out.

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

Without this equation there would have been no internet

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

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Six Flags Unveils Tallest, Fastest and Steepest Wooden Roller Coaster

After much anticipation from thrill seekers and coaster enthusiasts, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois has finally unveiled its newest …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Is Seawater the Next Big Fuel Source?

In April, the Navy announced a breakthrough in transforming seawater, the earth's most abundant natural resource, to fuel. Researchers used it to fly a model jet powered with an internal combustion engine like its full-sized counterparts. What are the implications of such a technology in a world …