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Ignorance Is Killing Our Earth

On Earth Day, the filmmaker behind the powerful environmental documentary Revolution explains just how dire the Earth’s sickness is—and how our …

The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms

The key to the human race’s future may be right beneath our feet. It sounds bizarre, but fungi better known as mushrooms can help solve many of …

Researcher studies how to prevent antibiotic resistance

Discovery<p><b>Solution could be in bacterial protein called UmuD</b><p>Penny Beuning teaches chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern University.<p><b>March 26,</b> …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

March 2015

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

You don't really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They're one of those exercises you can do for ages -- often without dramatic results.<p>In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are not only <b>not the fast-track to washboard abs</b>, they may even hurt the neck and back. And let's not …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

For ultramarathon runners, marijuana has benefits— but is it ethical?

The grueling sport of ultramarathon has fostered a mingling of two seemingly opposite camps: endurance jocks and potheads.<p>“If you can find the right level, [marijuana] takes the stress out of running,” says Avery Collins, a 22-year-old professional ultramarathoner. “And it’s a postrace, post-run …

Meet America’s Newest National Parks

Good news for anyone who loves high-heart-rate recreation, brilliant scenery, and a little bit of history—The National Park Service is starting 2015 off by establishing seven new national parks in eight different states and the District of Columbia. They include a supervolcano popular with …

Apple goes solar in 'boldest project ever' | DW | 11.02.2015

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told a Goldman Sachs investor conference on Tuesday that the US tech giant was planning to build a 1,300-acre solar …

A Winter Guide To Adventuring with Edible Pot

Admit it: When considering where to book your ski vacation in this year, Colorado’s “special” après-ski options swayed your choice, didn’t it? There’s the temptation to try stoned skiing (some say it helps you “feel the snow better”) or at least indulge in a fireside hot chocolate laced with THC …

Carnival Super Bowl Spot Obscures Cruise Lines’ Environmental Impact

Changing Planet<p>Flickr/TimothyWildey<p>Among this year’s Super Bowl commercials intended to pull at our heartstrings was a spot for Carnival Cruise Lines. Over images of seascape sunsets, SCUBA divers, and standup paddleboarding came President John F. Kennedy’s unmistakable Hyannisport accent invoking …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

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Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

Can Pot Make You a Better Athlete?

I’m running like I’m being chased by a bear. Sweat is pouring off me, my heart is pounding, and my mouth tastes like pennies. Also, I’m stoned.<p>Exercising on drugs is a new experience for me. And except for some fun in my early twenties, I’ve never been a pot smoker. But about 15 minutes ago, I took …