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This Is How Much Water You Should Drink On a Plane

Depending on where you’re going, how long you’re traveling, and what kind of a plane you’re on.<p>Desert-like airplane cabins, a no-liquids TSA rule, and in-flight libations make dehydration a common condition for travelers. But in-the-skies hydration isn’t a math equation: There’s no specific …

Mayo Clinic

Inside Scottish grime, the genre you never knew existed

This summer, the phrase ‘Scottish grime’ started appearing on national music platforms and below-the-line YouTube comments when 19-year-old MC Shogun’s freestyle video “Vulcan” went viral. The track’s lyrics captured what it’s like to live in towns like Paisley – where jobs are scarce, community …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Dental Detectives: What Fossil Teeth Reveal About Ancestral Human Diets

When scientists want to know what our ancient ancestors ate, they can look at a few things: fossilized animal bones with marks from tools used to butcher and cut them; fossilized poop; and teeth. The first two can tell us a lot, but they're hard to come by in the fossil record. Thankfully, there …

People in the UK have the best 'digital lives' in Europe, global index reveals

In June 2016, Telefónica released the most comprehensive of its <i>Index on Digital Life</i> ever developed, ranking 34 countries worldwide on the quality of …

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Inside The Shanghai Couture House Dressing China's Elite

“The big Western labels, they don’t understand what works on you. I do.”<p><i>Couturiere</i> Grace Chen couldn’t have been more direct as she addressed a room full of friends, customers and fans at a recent party held at her house in Shanghai. Talking about her brand and her vision, she made one thing clear: …

Can your own immune system kill cancer?

<b>(CNN) —</b> There was another big win in the advancement of immunotherapy treatments for cancer this week.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda, which stimulates the body's immune system, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small-cell …

50 unforgettable holidays to take on your own

Solo travel. It has an adventurous ring to it.<p>It’s a chance to set out on your own to explore more of the world – a personal odyssey, a journey where you find out more about the delights of the planet without being slowed down by friends or family who may have other priorities. It’s all about …

The Surface Studio Story: How Microsoft Reimagined The Desktop PC For Creativity

A 28-inch screen, a very special hinge, and a new type of input device add up to an experience conceived with artists and designers in mind.<p>“Lean on it!”<p>Panos Panay, Microsoft’s hardware chief, is gesturing toward the company’s newest Surface device. Confused, I ask him what he means. “Lean on …

11 Underrated Salad Greens And How to Eat Them

Salad greens are nutritional all-stars: They’re packed with vitamins (including A,B, and K) and are rich in minerals your body needs (like potassium, …

The music videos you need to see this month

This month’s best music videos include The Rhythm Method’s tour of London by day, Obongjayar’s tour of London by night, and Grimes actually <i>on tour</i> in London. Elsewhere, Val Kilmer turns up looking super fly in a red Nike tracksuit (why not?). Check out our picks for October below.<p><b>GRIMES – “WORLD</b> …

Music Videos

RIP Vine: A Tribute To A Creative Platform Gone Too Soon

Vine launched in 2012, and it was an important part of the Internet’s evolution into a place where creativity could be unleashed in extremely short …

Social Media

The Brazilian Genius Who Pioneered Installation Art Is Finally Getting His Due

You won’t need drugs to feel like you’re tripping at a major new art exhibition in Pittsburgh. “Tropicália,” one of several large-scale immersive installations included in the Carnegie Museum of Art’s important new Hélio Oiticica retrospective, plunges you into a kind of denuded Amazon jungle, …

The Weird Economics Of Ikea

Ikea is a behemoth. The home furnishing company uses 1 percent of the planet’s lumber, it says, and the 530 million cubic feet of wood used to make …

Can Poverty Lead To Mental Illness?

After a mother killed her four young children and then herself last month in rural China, onlookers quickly pointed to life circumstances.<p>The family lived in extreme poverty, and bloggers speculated that her inability to escape adversity pushed her over the edge.<p>Can poverty really cause mental …

Apple Has Made Internal Mockups Of iMessage For Android

People like to mention the phrase “walled garden” when they talk about Apple, a tightly branded ecosystem into which iPhone and Mac users bind themselves after purchase. In hardware, the walls are getting higher: in its latest update to the iPhone, Apple ditched the traditional headphone jack, …

Google puts the brakes on Fiber and plans for layoffs

If you've been waiting for Google to bring high-speed Internet to your city, don't hold your breath.<p>Google Fiber is pausing its expansion into new markets, losing its top executive and planning a round of layoffs. It is the clearest signal yet that the ambitious effort may be on life support.<p>Craig …

Google Fiber

7 Ancient Sites Some People Think Were Built by Aliens

Travel<p>These spots might not have been crafted by extraterrestrials, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out of this world.<p>Planet Earth is home to some spectacular relics from bygone eras, constructions that seem to defy the technological capabilities of their time either because they’re too big, too …

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Celine Dion Lists Incredible Florida Estate With Water Park For $72 Million

Celine Dion has long been one of the top-earnering women in music, and her real estate portfolio reflects her incredible wealth. Across North America, the grammy-winning diva owns 6 properties. Now, the international superstar has just listed the crown jewel of her real estate holdings – a 5.5 …