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Obama Races to Finalize Bank Rules Before Trump Takes Over

Dodd Frank may not hold Wall Street execs to the same standards come January.<p>U.S. officials are striving to put finishing touches on a slew of …

How to Pack Lighter When You Go Hiking and Camping

Don't carry stuff you don't need. Your back will thank you.<p>Finding ways to cut weight from your pack is an essential part of the pre-hike process. Lightening the load allows you to move faster in the backcountry and staves off fatigue as you carry your pack over longer distances. Still, it's hard …

Backpacking

One of Earth's Most Regular Climate Cycles Disrupted

Regular equatorial wind patterns high up in the Earth's stratosphere broke down earlier this year when eastward winds suddenly reversed direction. …

Jeff Bezos's New Rocket Will Be Bigger Than Elon Musk's

But size isn't everything<p>Blue Origin was the first private spaceflight company to launch a rocket into space and then bring it back down for a vertical landing. "Into space" has a bit of a caveat attached, though; the New Shepard rocket crossed the Karman line, 100 kilometers above ground, which …

Do trees have feelings too? One expert says they do

When I began my career as a forester in western Germany’s Eifel mountains, I knew as much about the hidden life of trees as a butcher knows about the emotional life of animals. The forestry industry produces lumber; it fells trees and then plants new seedlings. If you read the professional …

Ecology

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Casserole

I am big on Sunday breakfast. My breakfast routine throughout the week is sketchy at best. But Sunday is the day when everyone is home and we have …

Breakfast

17 Delicious Disneyland Treats You Can Make At Home

Just as tasty but without the cost of admission.

8 popular American foods that aren't what you think they are

From Kobe beef to Parmesan cheese, restaurants and grocery stores are packed with foods that aren't quite what they seem.<p>Food makers and retailers cutting corners and hiking up prices can result in feeding consumers some less-than-truthful marketing.<p>Now transparency is more important in the world …

Parmesan Cheese

Time-lapse video taken from space captures entire year on earth

NASA’s EPIC camera, situated in space between Earth and the sun on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, has captured one year’s worth of images of Earth. NASA compiled 3,000 of these images into a time-lapse and released it on Wednesday, July 20.<p>EPIC takes a photo every two hours, …

Time-lapse Photography

Reaction to death of Holocaust survivor, author Elie Wiesel

Reaction to the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, 87, author of "Night." His death was announced Saturday by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.<p>"The state of Israel and the Jewish people express sorrow over the death of Elie Wiesel. Elie, a master of words, …

Israel

‘Please don't forget what he taught us': Elie Wiesel is remembered as a heroic humanitarian

“We must never forget.”<p>That bittersweet phrase, often repeated on International<p>Holocaust Remembrance Day, was the code by which author, journalist and outspoken Jewish activist Elie Wiesel lived.<p>The Romanian<p>Nobel Peace Prizelaureate and ardent Holocaust educator -- perhaps best known for his moving …

Israel

The Boozers Guide on How to Detox From Alcohol

Every second person on this earth drinks alcohol. The reasons behind are different for different person. For some it’s a style statement or status …

Trying not to overeat? Here’s what your portion sizes should look like

When you’re at the dinner table, it’s hard not to pile your plate high with pasta, steak or mashed potatoes. While you may be polishing off a single …

Eating

Christina Grimmie on video: A natural YouTube star offered a bounty of musical styles

“A fun, spontaneous<p>Ed Sheeranjam session happened the other day in my room with some friends,” reads a caption to open Christina Grimmie’s YouTube clip of her performing the Brit singer’s song “Give Me Love.”<p>As in many of her YouTube performances, Grimmie, who was shot to death on Friday while …

Adam Levine

Huge Ancient Hidden Monument Found In Petra Using Satellites, Drones, And Google Earth

It seems the modern-day explorer just needs a laptop and Internet connection, rather than a bullwhip and a pair of binoculars.<p>Using satellite …

Archaeology

Here’s the science behind how submarines dive and resurface

Let's start with the basics: Ships stay afloat because the weight of the water that it displaces equals the weight of the ship. As gravity pulls down on the ship; water creates an opposite upward force called buoyant force, which prevents the ship from sinking.<p>Submarines use ballast and trim tanks, …

Hot Rods

Pulling the Perfect Espresso Shot

Breaking down the layers with a Starbucks barista<p>There’s nothing quite like a rich shot of espresso. It forms the base of many of the most popular …

5 foods you should never eat just before going to bed

Healthy sleep is trending and, as odd as it may sound, finding ways to sleep more efficiently is one of the latest crazes in the world of health and fitness. There are unusual beverages that can help you fall asleep and there are even a bunch of <b>snacks you can eat before bed in order to help you</b> …

naughty

15 Super Simple Beer Cocktails to Cool You Down this Summer

🍺 + 🍹 = 👍.<p>Beer cocktails are one of the most versatile summer drinks out there because they're diverse enough (from fruit-based beers to sour varieties to malts) to mix with both the savory and the sweet. Not to mention that the ingredients are all grocery store accessible: easy to make with a …

Recipes

8 Oddly Effective Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

In the game of weight loss, the deck is stacked against you. Food marketers have spent millions researching colors, flavors, scents, and packaging in order to find the best ways of getting you to eat more.<p>But in the past few years, brain researchers have discovered some tricks to help suppress your …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

New Horned Dinosaur Species Unearthed In Utah

The two-ton plant-eater Machairoceratops cronusi had four horns and lived 77 million years ago.<p>A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed by scientists in southern Utah.<p>Remains of the animal, named Machairoceratops cronusi, suggest it was about 26 feet long, weighed two tons and ate …

There's a Scientific Reason Why You Should Be Going Down on Your Girlfriend

Here's a message for people who have sex with people with vaginas, brought to you by Charles Darwin: Go down on your goddamn partners already.<p>There …

Martin Gardner's 'Science Magic,' fun tricks you can try at home

Martin Gardner's 'Science Magic: Tricks and Puzzles' teaches fun and easy experiments to demonstrate physics. I'm thrilled with the new tricks I'm …

Disney Reports Rare Earnings Miss, Shares Sink

Walt Disney, an investor favorite for consistently beating Wall Street earnings targets, reported a rare miss on Tuesday as advertising and subscriptions declined at sports channel ESPN and theme park revenue came in weaker than expected.<p>The home of Mickey Mouse got a boost from animated hit film …

Walt Disney Company

Physicists Might Have Just Solved The Mystery of Non-Newtonian Fluids

The strangest substance: explained.<p>If you’ve ever seen a non-Newtonian fluid in action, you’ll know how impossibly cool it is. It changes its …

The story behind a Rembrandt painting's journey from a New Jersey basement to the Getty

When the small painting with a slightly damaged surface and cracks in its wood backing materialized in September at an auction house in New Jersey, no one expected great things.<p>First and foremost was its murky provenance: The artist was unknown, and so was the date of its creation. The auction …

Art History

Everything Scientists Know About Male Multiple Orgasms (Yes, They’re Real!)

A new review reveals how common they are, why they occur, and how you can have them, too<p>Women don’t have a monopoly on multiple orgasms: Up to 10 percent of men have had them, too, according to a new Canadian review on the subject.<p>“Some men are multi-orgasmic from the first time they experience …

Health Care (Canada)

Watch A Guy Fly A Homemade Hoverbike Around His Backyard

Don't try this at home (especially without sponsorship)<p>The United Kingdom might have a mad scientist problem. Or at least, a mad engineer one. Colin Furze, a YouTuber who seems to have unlimited energy for creating working versions of science fictional devices, made a thermite-hurling fire cannon …