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See All 26 Letters of the Alphabet Spelled Out in Stunning Space Photography

A: Utah’s Green River doubling back on itself—a feature known as Bowknot Bend—photographed by an astronaut from the Inte<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

15 Most Beautiful National Parks in America

Whether you're planning a vacation or just craving some eye candy, we're celebrating summer with 40 trip-inspiring photos of our most treasured—and …

National Parks

Bionic Suit Helps A Paralyzed Man Take Thousands Of Steps

For the first time, a completely paralyzed person walks again on his own two feet<p>In July of this year, researchers accomplished a feat that didn’t seem possible just a few years ago. They were able to stimulate the nerves of patients who were completely paralyzed so that they could move their legs …

First Female Quadriplegic to Summit Africa’s Highest Peak

Changing Planet<p><b>21-year-old South African ‘ability activist’ Chaeli Mycroft has become the first female quadriplegic to reach the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.</b><p>Chaeli and her team—the Chaeli Kili Climbers—reached the summit early Thursday morning after five days of gruelling ascent …

Mountaineering

If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

Dessert

Can These Tools Help Us Live On Less Sleep? Doctors Say Dream On

Sleep pros weigh sleep apps, sleep hacking, and experimental sleep technology against basic sleep hygiene.<p>The fantasy of sleeping less while achieving more is far older than the Internet, where today you can find a slew of tips and new, high-tech solutions that claim to track and optimize our sleep …

Food Additives Inflame Mouse Guts By Disturbing Microbes

If you walk down the aisles of any supermarket, you’ll see what dietary emulsifiers can accomplish. This common class of food additives binds water and oils together, preventing mixtures of the two from splitting. They stabilise ice-cream and other frozen desserts, mayonnaise, salad dressings, and …

Medical Research

Amazon has three rules for hiring the best people

<i>This post originally appeared at First Round Review.</i><p>“Good intentions don’t work.”<p>This is one of the most important things Anurag Gupta has learned from working at Amazon, where he is currently General Manager of Amazon Redshift and Amazon Aurora. It’s a counter-intuitive notion—after all, we all …

Management

Tex-Mex Crockpot Quinoa

Crockpot quinoa with a Mexican twist. This delicious meal comes together in a snap and cooks low and slow all day.<p>You know that saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”<p>Well, I think that’s false.<p>After much ponder-age, I have decided that a slow cooker really is a man’s best friend.<p>Let’s look at the …

5 ways your body can talk to your brain - Futurity

A new book offers the latest evidence about the body's influence on the brain and tips on how to move to stimulate the mind.

'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again<p>Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.<p>In …

Neurophilosophy