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Pinecones could help make buildings more energy efficient

Scientists look to the behavior of cones for heating and cooling systems.<p>Scientists who invent things often look to nature for inspiration. Their goal is to mimic biological systems in order to create new consumer products, or improve existing ones. The 1941 introduction of Velcro, for example, …

How humans might outlive Earth, the sun...and even the universe

Space<p>It all starts with a little planet-hopping!<p>Nuclear war. Runaway climate change. A global pandemic. Today our world faces all manner of existential threats. But scary possibilities like these are nothing compared to what astronomers say lies in store for Earth. Our planet’s ultimate destiny is …

Universe

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Scientists just pinpointed link between red meat and cancer

Eating red meat has long been linked to cancer, and researchers now understand why.<p>Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have identified a …

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the …

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

To Save Money on Flights, Look to Smaller Airports

Ever feel hemmed in by your airport choices? Especially for those living in major metropolitan areas, it often seems that you’re forced to fly to and from a limited list of places. But there are options for the seasoned budget traveler: smaller and sometimes more out-of-the-way airports that can …

This Is the Best City in the World to Travel to

This year, San Miguel de Allende, a small city in the state of Guanajuato in eastern Mexico, takes <i>Travel + Leisure</i>’s award for The World’s Best …

Travel

Road Trip Through the American Northeast

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Is Portugal the New Iceland?

Are a lot of your friends in Portugal right now, Instagramming beaches and sardines? Here's why—and what to see when you eventually make your own trip.<p><b>What’s up with Portugal? Like, all my friends are going there.</b><br>Congratulations, you have very hip friends. Portugal is a great place to visit if you …

European Travel

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Biotechnology

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy Eating

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy EatingUNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Man in bed, in tranquil sleep. (Photo by H. Armstrong …

Diabetes

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Men's Fashion

Inactivity: Why Exercise is More Important than Ever

I know exercise is good for me. I know it’s important for my health and happiness and that it’s necessary for general fitness. That part’s easy — we …

Is Seawater the Next Big Fuel Source?

In April, the Navy announced a breakthrough in transforming seawater, the earth's most abundant natural resource, to fuel. Researchers used it to fly a model jet powered with an internal combustion engine like its full-sized counterparts. What are the implications of such a technology in a world …

U.S. Navy

Man Runs Sub-4:00 Bear Mile

Impromptu pursuit pushes Alaska man to 3-minute PR.<p>William Ursus, of Anchorage, Alaska, has been a runner for only a couple of years. He logs just 15-20 miles per week, and apart from a few low-key 5-Ks hasn't raced much. His fastest mile ever, by his recollection, was around 7 minutes flat. But …

Meet the World's Fastest Running Robot

The first "biologically inspired" running robot could lead future pace groups.<p>If you find human training partners to be too slow and unreliable, you might soon have a new option: robots. A team of scientists and engineers at Robots Unlimited in Pensacola, Florida, has created the first …

3 Bad Habits Fit People Don't Have

Fit people aren't born, they're made. They're the hard bodies that get up early, hit the gym, work full time, and still have the energy to volunteer …

Fitness

How Exercise Re-Programs Your Body's Chemistry

Here are three hormones that, spurred by activity, make you healthier<p>The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart …

The science behind dietary supplements

From multivitamins to fish oil, daily pills and powders have become routine for millions around the world. But do we really need to take them?<p>Doctors say we need them. Advertising encourages us to take them. And – with industry estimates of more than £36bn being spent on them worldwide – we are …

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood<p>It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.<p>But the production of blood on an industrial scale …

Medical Research

Maximum Fitness: 6 Secret Weapons Of The Super Fit

Do you often look at people who have great bodies—bodies that you'd kill to have—and wonder what their secret is? Do you wonder how some people can …

Plyos for Powerful Muscle

Plyometrics, also known as jump training, is a training technique designed to increase muscular power and explosiveness. Originally developed for …

The 22 Best TED Talks for Fitness, Health, and Happiness Inspiration

If you have access to the Internet, you’ve likely seen one: We’re talking about TED Talks.<p>These live-recorded videos are inspirational life lessons …

Top Ten Rules Every Marriage Should Live By...

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Fat Loss Showdown: Does HIIT Or Steady State Cardio Burn More Fat?

High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short, has been promoted as one of the most effective training methods ever to come down the pike, both …

Exercise

Nobody Says It, But This Is the Greatest Weightlifting Lesson I've Learned

You'll never walk into the gym and hear someone say, "You should do something easy today."<p>But after 10 years of training, I think embracing slow and easy gains is one of the most important lessons I've learned.<p>In fact, this lesson applies to most things in life. And it comes down to the difference …

Can You Change Other People?

<i>By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>Chances are, you have people in your life whose behavior you wish would change. Your romantic partner might be putting on a little weight. Your parents may complain too much. Your best friend won't look for a new job, even though she hates the job she has …