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The Insane Gift Jay Z Gave Beyonce Before the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Beyonce was the gift that kept on giving this weekend. First, Queen Bey dropped a surprise brand-new track and video for "Formation" the day before she was due to perform at the Super Bowl. Then, she stole the show (sorry Chris Martin) with an epic halftime performance—one that included the first …

Halftime Show

The Latest: Thousands gather for vigil for California dead

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>10:45 …

Turns out you can actually save thousands of dollars using online rebates

Sound too good to be true, right? I was skeptical when I first learned about cash back platform Ebates. I first heard about it through a friend who's been using Ebates since 2009. She's a very conscientious shopper and told me that she'd saved over $1,200 since she started using the platform.<p>And …

Personal Finance

Citing 'imminent' threat, Brussels extends high alert

Citing a "serious and imminent" threat of attack, Belgium's prime minister announced Monday that Brussels will remain at the highest alert level for at least another week, maintaining security measures that have severely disrupted normal life in the capital.<p>In France, police said an explosive vest …

A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does?

Science & InnovationGermination<p>In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: …

China Just Spent $9 Billion in 12 Hours on Singles' Day

Shoppers have spent $9.3 billion in the first 12 hours of Alibaba’s Singles’ Day, the one-day extravaganza in China that has become the world’s …

Here's Why There's Still Not a Human on Mars

For the last 70 years, scientists and engineers have dreamed of going to Mars. But their imaginative plans haven't left the drawing board.<p>Attention, job seekers: NASA is looking for astronauts. Ideal candidates are willing to travel—to Mars.<p>The space agency—seemingly high off its recent Journey to …

How To Instantly Age Cheap Bourbon To Make It Taste Expensive

It just takes four ingredients.<p>Want to bring a bottle of fancy bourbon to your next dinner party, but only have enough in your budget for the cheap stuff?<p>The chefs at America's Test Kitchen discovered the best solution -- age it yourself, instantly.<p>In their new book, "Kitchen Hacks: How Clever …

Flavors

The Hammock Sky Tent 2 keeps you cozy while camping

When you go camping, there are two options for where you can sleep if you have the right gear. You can either sleep on the ground, or in a hammock. …

Outdoors Gear

Why so many alien hunters are looking at this one mysterious star in the sky

Alien hunters are abuzz. A mysterious star called KIC 8462852 is their latest hope for finding an intelligent species beyond the Earth. And they are throwing every resource they can to find a way of confirming that aliens exist.<p>In a study first released online in September, a team of scientists has …

Dyson

Can I touch you there? Oxford University creates map of acceptability

A new study which shows where people feel comfortable being touched has found that stangers should stick to shaking hands<p>It is a familiar social dilemma. You meet a stranger for the first time and in a split second must decide whether to offer a chilly handshake or risk offence with a kiss on the …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

10 Thoughts Anxious People Have Throughout The Day

"Are they laughing at me?"<p>One of the <i>splendid blessings</i> (read: annoying symptoms) of anxiety is having to deal with rapid-fire thoughts that turn into constant worry. Sometimes these thoughts are warranted (“Did I leave the oven on?”), but often they’re totally unfounded (“Does my boss hate me?”) ― …

Self-help

Homosexuality ‘may be triggered by environment after birth'

Homosexuality may be triggered by environmental factors during childhood after scientists found that genetic changes which happen after birth can determine whether a man is straight or gay.<p>The finding is highly controversial because it suggests that some men are not born gay, but are turned …

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

Justin Faerman, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

Public Health

13,000 Year Old 'Black Knight' UFO Video Reignites One Of The Original Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories are a natural by-product of space exploration, surfacing to provide an answer when neither our eyes or governments are able to …

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What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Is this an alien skeleton? Bizarre egg-shaped skull unearthed from 4,000 years ago

A skeleton which has been found on a site known as Russia's Stonehenge has sparked fresh ideas about extra terrestrial visitor to earth.<p>The elongated …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

Revolutionary Green Wheel hydroponic garden grows food faster with NASA technology

1/9<p>NASA Inspired Green Wheel<p>DesignLibero's Green Wheel is a revolutionary hydroponic garden that utilizes NASA technology to quickly and efficiently …