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An Orca Has Been Taught to "Say" Human Words in a World-First

The audio recording is delightful.<p>A captive orca named Wikie has become the first killer whale known to recognisably make sounds that are not part of …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

R is a programming language that's super hot right now and you can learn it with this online class

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This Bizarre Fossil Worm From 508 Million Years Ago Has Scientists Excited

Even though it looks like a pipecleaner.<p>Back when vertebrates were just emerging, the world was inhabited by some pretty peculiar creatures.<p>We know …

Parents could vastly improve the diets of their children with one small change

Parents are constantly being advised to reduce the amount of added sugar and fat in children’s diets and countries like England recently released new snack guidelines that focus on calorie content to help combat growing obesity in children. However, in a bid to avoid sugary snacks and lower the …

WATCH: The One Sunday Night Meal Prep Tip That Keeps You Eating Healthy All Week

Every Sunday evening, before you kick off a <i>Marvelous Mrs.Maisel</i> or <i>The Crown</i> viewing session here's the easiest thing you can do to stick to your …

Nutrition

A Mom of 4 Shares Her 12 Go-To Recipes for Meal Planning

When you get a homemade dinner on the table in a timely manner <i>and</i> all your children actually eat it? That's the holy grail of meal planning, right …

Cooking

These 30 Vegan Meal-Prep Ideas Make Healthy Eating Look So Frickin' Good

You made a promise to yourself to eat healthier, and here are two things you can do to make that happen: prep your meals in advance and eat more veggies. You're in luck, because here's some inspiration for delicious, satisfying, plant-based meal-prep ideas. From soup to curry to protein balls, …

Healthy Eating

This One-Pot, No-Roux Macaroni and Cheese Is Crazy Creamy

I am an equal opportunity macaroni eater. I like it baked. I like it made with a roux. I even like it out of the blue box. You may think the …

Cooking

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Universe

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Trim pork of any excess fat. Scatter onion over bottom of slow cooker and place pork on top. Add broth, cover and cook on low …

Cooking

Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Put that burger down.<p>The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on …

Immune System

NASA Discovers A Super-Distant Galaxy That's 300 Trillion Times Brighter Than The Sun

Talk about brilliant!<p>NASA says it has discovered the brightest galaxy ever seen--a super-distant collection of stars that shines with the intensity of more than 300 trillion suns.<p><i>This artist's concept depicts the new record holder for the most luminous galaxy in the universe. The light from the</i> …

Universe

NASA's WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer …

Cosmology

Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

<b>The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered, scientists report.</b><p>They were unearthed from the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, and date to 3.3 million years ago.<p>They are 700,000 years older than any tools found before, even pre-dating the earliest humans in the <i>Homo</i> genus.<p>The find, reported in …

Anthropology

The Biggest Thing? Supervoid Spans a Billion Light-Years

BBC

Dark matter may not be completely 'dark' after all, say scientists

A clump of dark matter appears to be lagging behind its galaxy suggesting it is interacting with something else...but what?<p>Dark matter may be having an even bigger impact on the Universe than previously thought, after scientists found the first signs that it interacts with something other than …

12 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

People with high levels of emotional intelligence are able to recognize and regulate their own emotions along with the emotions of those around them. …

Meditation Changes Your Brain For The Better

We already know that meditation is good for our mental and physical health, but more and more evidence is delineating just how valuable it could be …

How to Keep Your Brain Young

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Are forgetfulness and "senior moments" inevitable parts of aging? Many medical professionals (including the doctor in CNN's news brief …

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

Earth Science

The men who uncovered Assyria

<b>Two of the ancient cities now being destroyed by Islamic State lay buried for 2,500 years, it was only 170 years ago that they began to be dug up and stripped of their treasures. The excavations arguably paved the way for IS to smash what remained - but also ensured that some of the riches of a</b> …

Archaeology

Large, Rare Statue Portraying the Death of Buddha Unearthed at Ancient Bahmala Stupa Site

Two rare and ancient Buddha statues have been unearthed at the Bhamala Stupa site in Pakistan. The largest ever statue found at the site depicts the …

Giant walking crocodile terrorised Earth before dinosaurs

A terrifying walking crocodile which stood 9ft tall and has been dubbed the 'Carolina Butcher' preyed on mammals before the rise of the dinosaurs<p>A terrifying crocodile which walked on its hind legs may have been the most deadly creature on Earth before the evolution of the biggest dinosaurs.<p>The …

Slime Molds Help Researchers Map Ancient Roadways

Reconstructing the past with primordial goo<p>How do you reconstruct a civilization's history when it has been literally trampled underfoot? Some of Rome's roads through the Balkans are largely forgotten, others still in use, and others we only know about because of documents from travelers explaining …

Biotechnology

Humans may harbor more than 100 genes from other organisms

You’re not completely human, at least when it comes to the genetic material inside your cells. You—and everyone else—may harbor as many as 145 genes …

NASA Can Make 3 More Nuclear Batteries, And That's It

Plutonium-238 is still in really short supply<p>Few materials in the universe are in as short supply as plutonium-238--the hot, radioactive material NASA uses to power its pluckiest spacecraft. It's estimated only 77 pounds (35 kilograms) of the stuff remains available to NASA, yet only 37 pounds (17 …

Nuclear Energy

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

Space is uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. It's bigger, by many orders of magnitude, than anything we ever experience firsthand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of years. One thing that can help you visualize space is maps and graphics like these — …

Astronomy

DNA reveals bird habitat shift surprise

Unlike other members of the pipit family, the madanga is a tree-dwelling species<p><b>A "dramatic" shift in behaviour and appearance obscured the identity of two birds on remote tropical islands.</b><p>The forest-dwelling birds are members of the pipit and wagtail families, but were not recognised as such, …

Birds