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23 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Download Immediately

Whether you're trying to lose weight, train for a 5k, or just track your sodium intake, there's an app for that.<p>Response in this post have been edited and condensed for clarity.

Fitness

12 exercises for a better night's sleep

When it comes to your health, getting the right amount of sleep may be the most important thing you can do for your body and mind. Maybe you eat healthy and exercise an hour (or even two) a day, but those pale in comparison to sleep, something you spend one-third of your life doing. Unfortunately, …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Success

Is our universe ringing like a crystal glass?

Two physicists say the universe’s expansion has sped up, then slowed down, 7 times since time began. They describe this oscillation as the universe …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

Science Is Closing in on Dark Matter, But Beware the Hype

After decades of careful searching, astronomers and physicists are finally closing in on dark matter—the unseen majority of stuff in the …

Your Next Prescription Could Be A Genome Sequence

At Advances in Genome Biology and Technology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, one speaker told attendees that the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal—it’s happening today. While you won’t encounter genome sequencing on an average …

Genetics

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

Want it, need it, have to have it — but what precisely is happening when you're climaxing? Here, the science behind the female orgasm<p>It's the only thing that feels better than diving into a cool lake on a sweltering day, biting into a juicy cheeseburger when you're starving, or even getting your …

Indiana University

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

The Dark Heart Of The Milky Way

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up four-fifths of the stuff in the universe, has been found for the first time in the centre of the Milky Way.<p>The rivals have proposed an alternative hypothesis, called modified Newtonian dynamics (Mond), suggesting that the laws of gravity work …

Human evolution questioned: 'Big brain gene found humans, not chimps'

A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain …

Chimpanzees

Oscars 2015: Winners

Winners from the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22

What your sleep position says about your relationship

Research firm says over 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped in 2014

Research firm Canalys today revealed that over 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014, according to its own data. Motorola is said to be "the clear leader" among manufacturers, likely owing to the standout design of its Moto 360. Canalys notes that LG's G Watch R performed significantly …

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Promises the Stars—and Planets, Too

Twenty years ago you could count all the known planets in the universe on your fingers and toes and recite all their names from memory. Today you’d …

10 Weird Things That Boost Your Sex Life

Just in case lingerie and rose petals aren't romantic enough for you…<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>It seems like every week there's a new study out claiming to boost your libido. Some of them make sense, but a lot of them are flat-out bizarre. We rounded up 10 of the …

Weird

Hubble captures stunning image of galaxies colliding

NASA's venerated Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking image of the larger galaxy NGC 7714 colliding with its smaller companion NGC 7715. A …

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

Including late-night tampon runs and wake-up sex<p>Sure, we’ve been told to make compromises in our relationships because no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t hold out for excellence. Every woman deserves a partner that will love and respect her, but it’s the little things that …

Relationships

Mongolian scientists study 200-year-old mummified monk who is 'still alive’

Two-centuries-old body discovered last week, covered in cattle skin, in Ulan Bator is in meditative trance, according to some Buddhist experts<p>Scientists in Mongolia are examining a 200-year mummified monk who some Buddhists believe is still alive because he is in a deep meditative trance.<p>The …

Researchers detect cancer precursors in blood DNA before disease develops

<b>Cost-effective, high throughput technologies used to analyze DNA</b> are uncovering variations in our genetic code. Increasing numbers of these …