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What to Know About the Ancient Olympics

In the walk-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, which officially open in Rio on Friday, many fear a Russian doping scandal and infrastructure gaps in the …

Ancient History

Why is this volcano laughing? Hawaii volcano cracks big smile before erupting

Mother nature appears to be in a whimsical mood of late. Last week, we got a fluffy Winnie-the-Pooh cloud and now volcano lava is ... smiling at us?<p>In pictures emerging from the bubbling hot center of the Kilauea crater in Hawaii, thin cuts in the crusty lava have revealed a smiley face!<p>We …

Geology

Woman shamed by workers over her outfit while shopping fights back with a smile

For most of us, there exists a common understanding: as the temperature increases, the amount of fabric decreases, and the world ought to be a judgment-free zone where clothes and bodies are concerned.<p>Unfortunately, two employees at the Superdrug in Truro, England, didn't get the memo, according to …

Employment

How to lose weight: 7 tips that take 5 minutes or less

Weight loss can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Whether you're looking to lose five or 50 pounds, making some easy changes that only take a few minutes every day <i>can</i> help you lose weight.<p>Use these eight tips to form healthier habits that will have you reaching your goal weight in no …

The 1 exercise to tone your arms

Everyone wants Michelle Obama's arms, but they won't just magically appear on your body. You have to put in the work! And if you're already fit, your body can get used to doing typical arm exercises like pull-ups and dips.<p>What you need is a new challenge: Meet the push-up and arm lift combo. This …

Exercise

Watch pregnant gorilla assist with her own check-up at progressive Philly Zoo

Pets and Animals<p>Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb meet endangered wolves, snakes and more!<p>04:51<p>‘What the Fluff’ challenge leaves dog — and sometimes owners — confused<p>01:02<p>George H.W. Bush’s service dog does a social media takeover<p>00:24<p>‘A piece of home’: Army specialist reunites with dog he …

Pets

The first 13 years of Nintendo Power are available free online

Nintendo is continuing to give back to the gaming community — or at least the nostalgic members. As we get ready for the mini NES to drop this Fall, Nintendo has made the first 13 years of Nintendo Power available online for free.<p>Via Internet Archive, we get a page-by-page digital recreation of all …

Airbnb hopes to redesign small towns

For Airbnb, it's not enough to try to shape city policies on home sharing -- it wants to shape the cities themselves. The service tells <i>FastCo Design</i> that it has created an innovation lab, Samara, whose aims include rethinking architecture and urban planning. If Airbnb can spark new life in small …

This Bluetooth Diaphragm Can Sense When A Woman Will Give Birth

The device senses changes in the cervix and can give a warning about preterm births–before contractions start.<p>Given that 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and that preterm births are a major source of health complications in kids under five, you might expect modern medicine to have …

Last woolly mammoths 'died of thirst'

<b>One of the last known groups of woolly mammoths died out because of a lack of drinking water, scientists believe.</b><p>The Ice Age beasts were living on a remote island off the coast of Alaska, and scientists have dated their demise to about 5,600 years ago.<p>They believe that a warming climate caused …

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Travel

The added cost of eating red meat — a quicker death, scientists say

Chew on this: New research offers more evidence that vegetarians not only live better, but also longer.<p>A group of scientists led by Mingyang Song at the Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data from two major studies involving more than 150,000 participants to determine whether people who …

General Hospital

Smoke signals: DNA adaptation helped early humans deal with toxic fumes

US researchers claim genetic mutation may have made our ancestors less sensitive to smoke’s harmful effects and gave them advantage over Neanderthal cousins<p>A genetic mutation may have helped early humans fend off toxic fumes that wafted into the air from ancient cave fires, a team of researchers …