Claire Christner

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Texas’ war on reality: State’s next likely school board member believes Obama was a drug-addicted gay prostitute

Mary Lou Bruner thinks Marx invented climate change, and she’s likely to sit on the Texas state school board<p>Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may be dominating national headlines, but there are other elections going on this year, and the level of nutty of many Republican candidates running for state office …

Religion

How Scott Kelly’s Body Changed in Space

Bone loss, kidney stones, skin soreness, vision problems. Returning from space isn’t an easy trip.<p>Scott Kelly, U.S. astronaut and famed Instagrammer, …

White bread, bagels and rice 'increase the risk of lung cancer by 49 per cent'

Largest study of its kind finds consuming a diet with a high glycemic index increases lung cancer risk<p>Carbohydrates, long blamed for fuelling obesity, have now been linked to lung cancer.<p>A new study has revealed a 49 per cent increase in risk among people consuming a diet with a high glycemic index.<p>…

Cancer

This company wants to take on Tesla with batteries that power your home

Tesla has positioned itself as a leader in the field with its rechargeable battery system, the Powerwall. The company's new version of the Powerwall, which is hitting the market this summer, has already sold out through the first half of 2016 after Tesla received a whopping 38,000 orders.<p>But …

This $279 'Keurig for food' will replace every cooking appliance you own

Called Tovala, the countertop machine is a broiler, steamer, oven, microwave, and toaster in one.<p>It is meant to replace all major cooking appliances and eliminate most of the work involved in making healthy meals.<p>The Tovala is launching on Kickstarter on Tuesday at an "early bird" price of $199 for …

Cooking

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

#5: Discover who the ‘strangers’ in your dreams really are<p>Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.<p>No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.<p>But scientists have discovered …

Ancient Burial Ground with 100 Tombs Found Near Biblical Bethlehem

An ancient necropolis that once held more than 100 tombs from as far back as 4,000 years ago has been discovered near the Palestinian town of …

Earth - Why are we the only human species still alive?

Two million years ago in Africa, several species of human-like creatures roamed the landscape. Some looked surprisingly similar to each other, while others had distinct, defining features.<p>In September 2015, another species was added to the list. Hundreds of bones discovered in a South African cave …

Humanity

Five myths about heroin

America’s epidemic of heroin and prescription-pain-reliever addiction has become a major issue in the 2016 elections. It’s worse than ever: Deaths from overdoses of opioids (the drug category that includes heroin and prescription analgesics such as Vicodin) reached an all-time high in 2014, rising …

Heroin

Cancer's Achilles heel: Immunotherapy breakthrough as scientists discover 'flag' to target tumours

A ground-breaking technique that hunts out cancer cells using the patient's own immune system has been hailed as a revolutionary way to treat …

8 Books You Need to Read This March

<i>Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible</i><i>.</i><p><b>Prodigals, by Greg Jackson</b> …

Books

19 Totally Doable Ways To Actually Keep The Weight Off

For example: Make dessert part of your daily routine.

Fitness

TimesLIVE

Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Chicken

Chicken crock pot recipes are very popular. There are many great recipes to choose from, but with all of the options which ones do you fix for your …

Astronomers just saw farther back in time than they ever have before

To look through the lens of a telescope is to peer back in time.<p>The light we view through it has spent hundreds, millions, even billions of years crossing the vastness of space to reach us, carrying with it images of things that happened long ago.<p>On Thursday, astronomers at the Hubble Space …

Universe

The Insane Interval MetCon Workout | Men's Health

(In fact, I created 9 MetCon workouts for my latest at-home DVD program—THE 21-DAY METASHRED. It strips away fat and reveals lean, hard muscle.)<p>Rest periods are kept short to elevate your heart rate and to maximize your per minute calorie burn.<p>As a result, you’ll gain strength, burn fat, improve …

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We cooked Monica Geller's best dishes from 'Friends'

She’ll be there for you, when your stomach starts to roar.<p>Before celebrity chefs ruled Bravo reality series, Monica Gellar was easily the best chef …

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

What actual ‘caveman’ DNA says about the Paleo movement

The article kicked off not just a diet, but a movement. Appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 1985, “<i>Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of Its Nature and Current Implications</i>” argued that the human body is “genetically programmed” to run, not on a modern diet, but on the …

Anthropology

China Is Uprooting Its Own Citizens in Its Search for Alien Life

China is building what will be the largest radio telescope in the world in a hunt for signs of alien life.<p>Measuring some 500-meters, the Aperture …