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The Amazing Metabolism of Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds have long intrigued scientists. Their wings can beat 80 times a second. Their hearts can beat more than 1,000 times a minute. They live on nectar and can pack on 40 percent of their body weight in fat for migration.<p>But sometimes they are so lean that they live close to caloric …


Ten Ways to a Happier Life

Happiness is the engine of life. Happy People seem to live longer. Optimism and positive emotions protect us from cardiological disorders and …


Breffu: a slave, a rebel, a fighter – and a woman almost invisible to history

The role of women in conflict is often lost to the archaeological record – but Breffu’s story illustrates how sometimes we catch a glimpse of them<p>Early one November morning in 1733 on St Jan, a small island in the Danish West Indies, two slaves waited outside a small stone house belonging to a …

Black History

Documenting A Different Great Divide | Sony

Michael Christopher Brown has spent the past several years focusing his cameras on Africa and Cuba. His work has been inspiring and thoughtful. Like …

Los Angeles

Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even …

Affordable Care Act

Gallery: Wondrous waves in Nikon's surf photography awards

The annual competition celebrates both the best single surf-themed photograph and the best surf video or film from the last twelve months. As seen in …


Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men

When Paul Kugelman was a kid, he had no shortage of friends. But as he grew older and entered middle age, his social world narrowed.<p>"It was a very lonely time. I did go to work and I did have interactions at work, and I cherished those," he says. "But you know, at the end of the day it was just me."<p>…

Social Sciences

Salmon & Asparagus with Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe

From: EatingWell.com, February 2018<p>Looking for a recipe to help you eat more heart-healthy fish and veggies? Add this salmon and asparagus dinner to …


World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death of the world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, doesn't end efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals. The focus now turns to his stored semen and that of four other dead rhinos, as well as the perfection of in vitro …

Endangered Species

NASA's Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures

Messier 90 spirals


The Easiest Way to Butcher a Chicken

You’ll never need to buy pre-cut chicken again.<p>Buying a whole chicken is almost always a better bang for your buck. Why? Because in addition to …


35 Southern Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

We Southerners know our way around the kitchen.<p>There are some dishes that every Southerner should know how to make. From barbecue and biscuits to …

Country Lifestyle

Why Date Bread is Better than Banana Bread

Why Date Bread Should be the New Banana Bread<p>The best sweet bread you never knew you needed to try.<p>March 19, 2018<p>When I was younger, I thought dates …


This Is the $44 Kitchen Knife With 5,000 Amazon Reviews

If there’s one kitchen tool every cook needs, from beginners to professional chefs, it’s a fantastic knife. Few things are more frustrating than …

Country Lifestyle

We'll Never Know For Sure How Everything Began

Roughly 13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it expanded from an infinitely hot and dense singularity in space and time, first in a …

Dark Matter

Have You Been Cutting Your Avocados All Wrong?

Everyone knows that avocados are an amazing superfood that scientists believe can help fend off cancer, some types of heart disease, zombie …


Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. On a baking sheet, toss together the brussels sprouts, butter, olive oil and ½ cup of the cheese; season with salt and …


A diet plan to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's

Three years ago to the day, a group of researchers in the US put out a diet targeted at a healthy brain. They’d got together to find out if there was …

Alzheimer's Disease

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.


These surprising life secrets could help you live to 101

These secret tips will help you live to 101 - according to an expert.<p>Embarrassing Bodies presenter Doctor Dawn Harper has helped people tackle all …


Sprinters age 100, 102 break records at USATF Masters Indoors (video)

100-year-old sprinter <b>Orville Rogers</b> broke five world records in the 100-plus age group at the USATF Masters Indoors Championships over the …


How to cook scrambled eggs – recipes from around the world

HOW TO COOK SCRAMBLED EGGS IN EGYPT<p>With dates, harissa and parsley<p>Fry the dates in butter, then add beaten eggs and scramble until soft. To …


10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …


March Madness 2018: Las Vegas bettor had $800 wager on UMBC money line

A gambler at the Venetian sports book in Las Vegas, which is operated by CG Technology, had an $800 money-line bet on UMBC vs. Virginia.

Las Vegas

Science Still Can't Explain This Biological Mystery, But Scientists Like to Pretend Otherwise

Those of us who embrace science are growing increasingly impatient with religious and spiritual traditions. To us, absolute faith in claims scribed …


Peppy's Pita Bread Recipe

Recipe by: Sandy<p>"It's easy to make homemade pita-style bread in your own oven using this easy-to-follow recipe."<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping list. …


Use This Flat-Belly Hack to Eat Kale Without Bloating

Kale is so nutrient dense and versatile, but it can also cause a lot of bloating. Because it's a cruciferous vegetable, eating it raw can take a toll on your digestion and lead to a gassy, distended belly. And while bloating can be innocuous at times, it also can cause pain and leave you not …

Healthy Eating

Wine-Braised Oxtails with Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

(Photo credit: DariusCooks.tv)Oxtail is the common name for a cow’s tail. It is used in a variety of cuisines, including traditional Jamaican and …


Leafy Greens Are Your Brain's Best Friend, According to a New Study - Chowhound

As if you needed another reason to eat your vegetables, a new study has found that those who eat at least one serving of leafy greens a day—including …


The Real-Life Diet of Ace Hood, Who Swears by Meditation and Carrot Juice

The key to staying fit on the go, it turns out, is filling every spare moment with a few sets of Bulgarian split squats.<p>Ace Hood, the man behind jams like "Bugatti" and "Hustle Hard"—both of which are guaranteed to get you ridiculously amped at the gym, even when you didn't realize you needed it—is …