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The best healthy-eating meal plan for guys who want to get in shape

If you’re just starting to work out in the gym or getting back on your nutrition grind, odds are good you need some guidance.<p>If you want to stay …

Who Gets Tased? First Statewide Study Reveals Racial Disparities

How many times last year did police pull a Taser on suspects nationwide?<p>Just like the total number of people shot by police, no one knows for sure.<p>Connecticut is the first state to require police to fill out a form for every time they pull a Taser. And it just released the first-ever statewide …

Tesla driver dies in first fatal crash while using autopilot mode

The autopilot sensors on the Model S failed to distinguish a white tractor-trailer crossing the highway against a bright sky<p>The first known death caused by a self-driving car was disclosed by Tesla Motors on Thursday evening, a development that is sure to cause consumers to second-guess the trust …

Tesla

Ocean circulation implicated in past abrupt climate changes

There was a period during the last ice age when temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere went on a rollercoaster ride, plummeting and then rising …

Your Android smartphone will get rid of passwords this year

Project Abacus will use the phone's sensors to gather data about the person using it. Your typing patterns, walking gait, location, and face could all be matched against information Google knows about you.<p>The machine intelligence will calculate a "trust score" based on that data, determining how …

Court to Hear Appeal From Purvi Patel, Convicted of Feticide

Purvi Patel was bleeding through her layers of clothing when she arrived, alone, at the emergency room in Mishawaka, Indiana on the night of July 13, 2013. “I was feeling very disoriented, weak,” she later testified. “Physically, I was in pain.” She told medical staff she had passed “clots.” She …

'Eye-watering' scale of Black Death's impact on England revealed

Thousands of volunteers have helped to uncover the full and devastating extent of the population collapse caused by the epidemic<p>Scraps of broken pottery from test pits dug by thousands of members of the public have revealed the devastating impact of the Black Death in England, not just in the years …

Archaeology

Rare evolutionary event detected in University of Texas lab - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

It took nearly a half trillion tries before researchers at The University of Texas at Austin witnessed a rare event and perhaps solved an …

Cask from the past: archaeologists discover 5,000-year-old beer recipe

Chinese find suggests barley was used for booze before being grown for food - and that beer could have played a role in the development of society<p>Chinese villagers could have been raising a pint 5,000 years ago, according to new research.<p>Archaeologists studying vessels unearthed in the Shaanxi …

Archaeology

Nile crocodiles identified in South Florida, scientists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> There may be a deadly new invasive species lurking in Florida's swamps.<p>A team of scientists has identified three reptiles captured near Miami as Nile crocodiles, a species native to Africa.<p>Through DNA testing, scientists from the University of Florida were able to confirm that the reptiles …

What Is the Limit to How Far We Can Travel in Space?

Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of …

World's biggest airplane makes rare flight across 3 continents

The world's largest plane is journeying to Australia for the first time ever.<p>The An-225 Mriya aircraft, built by the Ukrainian aeronautics company …

[UPDATE] Instagram Is Still Testing Out the Non-Chronological Newsfeed

It's not official yet. You can relax for a second.<p><b>Update, 5/13:</b> Some Instagram users have started noticing non-chronological posts on their newsfeeds, but the app assures that those changes are a part of a test run for the new algorithm, which hasn't officially taken over yet.<p>"We are still just …

Social Media

'Supergirl' will join 'Arrow' and 'Flash' on the CW

Looks as though the CW superhero family just got a little bit bigger. "Supergirl," which last month ended its first season, will be leaving CBS to join her DC Comics family at the CW.<p>Just announced via official DC Comics Twitter account, this shift makes a lot of sense because the spandex-heavy …

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our …

A piece of space junk chipped one of the Space Station's huge windows

The image itself is innocuous looking: A circular dent in a window of the station's Cupola against the blackness of space.<p>But the photograph, which …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Ontario parents who object to vaccines could be forced to take a class in science of immunization

Ontario parents will soon have to complete an evidenced-based course in the science of vaccination if they want their children to be exempt from …

Public Health

The Growing Divide Between Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin

The new chapter of the sixth book in the sprawling A Song of Ice and Fire series shows how much the TV adaptation has diverged from the novels.<p>The latest chapter from George R. R. Martin’s long-gestating novel <i>The Winds of Winter</i>, released on the author’s website yesterday, is typically tantalizing …

B.J. Novak explains why lists are taking over the internet

B.J. Novak is best known for playing Ryan Howard on "The Office." He was also a producer and writer on the show, and has penned two books.<p>Recently, he's embraced a new form of writing: lists.<p>Last year, Novak teamed up with Dev Flaherty (the former Fab.com SVP) and launched The List App. The app, …

TV shows

This Analyst Thinks Apple Wants to Be More Than Just iPhones

And that the company has slowly been expanding its business model

This Is UPS' Latest Move to Fight Package Thieves

UPS first asked “What can Brown do for you?” in 2002. Fourteen years (and one retired slogan) later, we finally have an answer to what was probably …

Judge Rules for House GOP in Challenge to Obamacare

A federal judge in Washington ruled for House Republicans Thursday in the latest challenge to the Obama health care law.<p>Judge Rosemary Collyer said a provision of the law provides money to insurance companies that was never appropriated by Congress, violating the Constitution's declaration that "No …

Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb

Scientists accuse government of failing to release data disproving claims that burial site contains Nefertiti’s remains<p>The world of archaeology was electrified last year by the news that Tutankhamun’s tomb could contain hidden chambers possibly containing the remains and riches of Queen Nefertiti. …

Missing Tennessee Girl Carlie Trent Found, Uncle Nabbed

Carlie Trent, the 9-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her uncle last week, has been found after two local residents discovered her and her uncle on their property, officials said Thursday.<p>And the uncle, 57-year-old Gary Simpson, is in police custody, Josh Devine, a spokesman …

Convoy Carrying Desperately Needed Aid Refused Entry To Besieged Damascus Suburb

A long-anticipated international convoy carrying desperately needed aid to Daraya, a besieged suburb of Damascus, was refused entry by Syrian government forces.<p>The International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations said in a joint statement that the convoy was refused entry "at the …

How the Hyperloop One Will Change Business Travel Forever

An early stage test, zipping along at 300MPH, shows how business travel could radically change.<p>I don't have a fear of flying, but I do have a fear of waiting.<p>I hate airports, not because of the germs and the crowded concourses. I don't even mind the terrible Wi-Fi. I like to think I've become a bit …

Community Rallies Around Man with Down Syndrome After Customer Complains About His Restaurant Job: 'He's More Than Capable,' Says Mom

Although Andrew Ankar was born with Down syndrome, it hasn’t stopped him from successfully running his family’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, restaurant – …

This comet looks like a sprinkler twirling through space

A newly-released series of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope show never-before-seen details of a comet as it passed by Earth on April 4.<p>The …

'Supergirl' is moving to the CW for Season 2

<i>Supergirl</i> is flying out of CBS for Season 2.<p>Warner Bros. TV has confirmed the sophomore season of the DC Comics series starring Melissa Benoist will …