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12 signs you've totally nailed the Spanish language

1. When no matter what somebody says, whether it be good or bad, it never feels wrong to throw in a <i>claro</i> or a couple of <i>vale</i>s whenever an opportunity …

Madrid Travel Guide

Best Time To Go<p>Though Madrid is miles away from the sea, the city experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, humid summers and mild …

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

Astronomers have spotted a black hole so ravenous, it's pushing the limits of physics

Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a decade — more than 10 times longer than any stellar meal detected before.<p>Not only is this by far the largest meal a black hole has been seen consuming, but the feast has been going on so …

Why You Should Scoop Up All the Miss Spa Face Masks at Target

A relaxing trip to the spa or, better yet, a total wellness vacation is pretty much what you live for in life, amiright? Sadly, those chocolate or charcoal facials you dream about can set you back big bucks. #SMH. You could easily mix up your own face masks at home, but that can get messy. …

Skin Care

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

Argentinian football faces ‘terminal crisis’ beyond anything it has seen before

<b>Argentina President says enough is enough as he refuses to offer any more state assistance for football.</b><p>President Mauricio Macri has warned that football in Argentina is in a state of “terminal crisis” beyond anything in the history of the game in the home of the 1978 and 1986 World Cup …

Photos to Make You Want to Pack Your Bags and Move to Scotland

So far in my travels I have visited roughly 1/4 of all the countries in the world. That’s both a lot and hardly any at the same time – there’s still …

Mushroom Is the Color Taking Over Pinterest and Homes in 2017

Here are 10 unique ways to incorporate the elegant color throughout your house.<p>Warmer than gray but cooler than taupe, this neutral, earthy shade is popping up everywhere. Here's how to make the color work in every space.

Home Decorating

The Most Detailed View of Black Holes in the Universe Will Blow Your Mind

Stare into the abyss, my friends. The image above features the highest concentration of black holes humans have ever seen. So dense are the merciless …

Yellowstone fish deaths point to huge toll of human activity on rivers

A recent outbreak of a fish parasite on Yellowstone may have seemed unremarkable, but new research shows it could be linked to years of human activities that are slowly chocking river systems to death, reports Environment 360<p>The Yellowstone river has its headwaters in the mountain streams and snowy …

Here are 20 face masks that will comfort your angry winter skin this season

All masks are not created equal. Cosmetic face masks come in many options, fresh or preserved, jar or tube. You can also get mess free sheet masks …

Skin Care

The Coolest Archaeological Finds of 2016

From talking mummies to creepy ancient burials, the year in archaeology offered some astounding discoveries.<p>From creepy burials to sunken ships, …

Archaeology

40 of the best Android apps of 2016

This year saw a great crop of new and updated apps to make your Android device more useful, productive and entertaining.<p>We’ve rounded up 40 of the best ones we tested all through 2016 – flip through our list, find your favorites and be sure to let us know which ones you’re rocking on your own …

Apps

20 Of The Best-Selling Beauty Products From Amazon In 2016

Amazon is the go-to beauty resource for those who are just too damn busy to get to the store. It's a life-saver when you've just run out of your …

Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for the Hygge Hordes

As soothing as a video of a basket of baby sloths, and borne on a raft of lifestyle books, hygge is headed for your living room.<p>Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah, like a football cheer in a Scandinavian accent) is the Danish word for cozy. It is also a national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the …

Hygge

Photographer captures images of uncontacted ancient Amazon tribe

Bird’s-eye view photographs of an entirely isolated Amazonian tribe have revealed a rare insight into a lost Neolithic way of life.<p>Brazilian …

M.A.C. Rose Gold Pigment is Having a Moment on Pinterest

If there's one thing we can all agree on in 2016, it's that the world currently has rose gold fever. The metallic hue has gone from trend to full-on obsession (I mean, have you seen Neiman Marcus's $1.5 million plane in the pinkish tint?! Or Nike's stunning rose gold collection?). And now M.A.C.'s …

Rose Gold

Dazzling Photos of Canada’s Festive Trains Transporting Holiday Cheer

Since 1998, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has sent two luminous locomotives across North America to spread Christmas cheer through dazzling displays of light and heartwarming acts of charity. While this year's trains have already completed the journeys, you can still see the spectacle through …

How Racism Was First Officially Codified in 15th-Century Spain

In 1449 rebels in Toledo, Spain, published an edict you have probably never heard of, but whose effects still resonate today. It was the first set of discriminatory laws based on race.<p>You probably know about the widespread mistreatment of Jews in Spain, even if your first thought when someone says …

What caused the earthquake that has deformed New Zealand's landscape? (It wasn't supermoon)

Scientists believe earthquake may be a complex event involving several faults.<p>Brendan Duffy, <i>University of Melbourne</i> and Mark Quigley, <i>University of</i> …

Medieval Spain was no interfaith golden age

In 2008 France was rocked by a fierce controversy when a medievalist academic named Sylvain Gouguenheim published an essay. Contrary to majority opinion, "<i>Aristotle at St Michael's Mount</i>" argued that Muslim Spain in the Middle Ages had not acted as a conduit for the transmission of classical Greek …

NASA Spacecraft Captures Black Holes Eating Stars & Belching Fire

“It’s as though the black hole has cleaned its room by throwing flames.”<p>It’s like a great cosmic belch.<p>According to NASA, when black holes swallow stars, they release a burst of energy, a flare containing high-energy radiation, including ultraviolet and X-ray light. Now, astronomers have been able …

New fault line discovered in Oklahoma after state rattled by strong 5.8 magnitude earthquake

<b>September 2016</b> – <b>OKLAHOMA</b> – A magnitude-<b>5.8</b> earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma has led to the discovery of a new fault line. …

Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

On a warm, clear evening in March, with the sun still hanging above the horizon, Cassandra Quave climbed aboard a jalapeño-green 4-by-4 and started to drive across her father’s ranch in Arcadia, Fla. Surveying the landscape, most people would have seen a homogenous mat of pasture and weeds …

Microbiology

10 Breathtaking Canadian Destinations to Explore

With only a couple of weeks left of hardcore sunshine, time is running out to plan the vacation of your dreams. So instead of jumping the continent, why not plan a trip to visit our friendly neighbors to the north? Not only is Canada one of the most creative countries around, but the US to CAD …

Why You Need Rose Water Spray In Your Makeup Routine

This summer I discovered my new favorite makeup product: rose water. At first, I thought this was a completely frivolous step in my beauty routine. …

Hubble snaps satellite galaxy bursting with star formation

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a chaotic region of star formation located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The LMC is a satellite …

Mesa Verde’s surprising story

The culture that once thrived at Mesa Verde National Park was rich, complex and far-reaching – and it didn’t mysteriously disappear.<p>Most visitors peek into the towering masonry ruins of Mesa Verde National Park and imagine a society on the edge. Not Ernie Atencio.<p>The 60-year-old Colorado native and …

Published the first official warning activation Yellowstone supervolcano

Over the past two weeks has sharply increased seismic activity in the Pacific Rim. Fixed seven earthquakes above 6 points and two - the power of 7 …