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If Euclid Played Video Games, This Is The App He'd Build To Teach Geometry

There’s a simple way to learn geometry over the summer. It is easy and fun. Imagine Euclidean geometry: the video game. If your experience in high school geometry was anything like mine, it probably sounds like torture. But games make learning fun.<p>These days, game and app developers are constantly …

Gorgeous Gluten-Free Banana Bread

This healthier gluten free banana bread has the most amazing texture and is full of cinnamon-y goodness! We know you'll love it.<p>What is it about homemade banana bread that's so comforting? I can't think of anything else that feels so homey. I love it so much that banana bread was the first recipe I …

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No pain, no gain? Getting the most out of exercise

Staying in shape has all sorts of benefits, from maintaining heart health to warding off dementia and cancer<p><b>I</b>nactivity – fuelled by cars and a sedentary work life – has been dubbed the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, a global pandemic with dramatic impact on peoples wellbeing. …

The 12 Best Products From CES 2014

How Canadians Can Watch US Netflix

<b>Click here for the updated 2014 version.</b><p>Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. And with the …

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Top 10 science and tech books for December: Brains, refrains and immortal souls

Now you can tell how your mind works, how music affects it and what will happen to it after you die<p>Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think<p><b>Stephen Kosslyn and G Wayne Miller</b><p>Shedding light on the "left brain vs. right brain" theory, and how our brains work.<p><b>Beyond the God</b> …

Lift off with the Crouch to Superman tubing exercise

You'll feel like Superman after this press-and-pull exercise that works most of the major muscle groups in your body. Demonstrated here by Long Beach fitness instructor John Garey who uses it in his "Core Total Body Tone With Tubing" DVD, it's a great get-it-all-done move to use on days when you're …

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading | WIRED

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Poison

Snow White totally could have happened<p>A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History explores the weird and wonderful world of poisons. Curated by evolutionary biologist Mark Siddall, “The Power of Poison” recreates a Columbian forest filled with deadly natural toxins, delves into the …

Can Organisms Evolve The Ability To Evolve?

A new study finds that natural selection selected for flexibility in one bacteria species.<p>Can things evolve to evolve? Okay, so that sounds like a cheesy line from a self-help book, but what I'm talking about here is actual biological evolution. Depending on the situation, evolution is obviously …

Confusion reigns over 4K gaming on PS4 and Xbox One

What's really happening with 4K gaming on the next generation of game consoles?<p><b>It's been four months since we last wrote about the new consoles and</b> …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Internet of light: scientists achieve 10-gigabit data speeds using LEDs

A group of UK-based researchers just had a breakthrough in their attempt to develop "visual light communication," a way to transfer data wirelessly over the internet using light bulbs.<p>Scientists have announced data transfer speeds of more than 10 gigabits — about 10 times faster than a Google Fiber …

The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation’s energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.<p>Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have opened up huge reservoirs of oil and gas across the U.S. The Energy Information Administration predicts that production of …