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NASA just released an unbelievable new image of the Earth rising over the Moon

One of the most — if not <i>the</i> most — famous images taken in space is "Earthrise," a photo of the Earth taken by the Apollo 8 crew as they rounded the back side of the Moon. Today, NASA has released an incredible new version of that same type of image, this time taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance …

Astronomy

Secret document exposes how the U.S. government spies on your cellphone

<i>The Intercept</i> has obtained a secret, internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cellphone surveillance devices used by the military and by …

Surveillance

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

Obama's message to ISIS: 'You are next'

Obama emphasized that ISIS — aka the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh — is losing ground in the Middle East as the US ramps up airstrikes and coordinates with ground forces.<p>"We are hitting ISIL harder than ever," Obama said, pointing to the nearly 9,000 airstrikes that the US and allies abroad have …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

19 hard things you need to do to be successful

You have to do the hard things.<p>The things that no one else is doing.<p>The things that scare you.<p>The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you.<p>Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous</b> …

Self-improvement

10 Foods That Fight Inflammation and Some of The Worst

In case you haven’t noticed, our food choices have evolved slightly since the days of early humans. And while that’s mostly a good thing (looking at …

'The most hated man in America' bought the secret Wu-Tang Clan album

When it was announced that Wu-Tang Clan's ambitious, one-of-a-kind secret album "Once Upon A Time in Shaolin" — of which only a single copy was produced — had been sold for millions, the immediate question was: to whom?<p>Private auction house Paddle8, which spent six months discreetly vetting offers …

Wu-Tang Clan

Putin casually floated the idea of using nuclear weapons against ISIS

It's important to remember that military involvement in Syria, and the harsh statements that regularly accompany it, serve a dual purpose for the Russian government.<p>On the international front, Russia is busy expanding its comparatively limited sphere of influence and seizing whatever opportunity it …

Russia

China just took a shot at Donald Trump over his plan to bar Muslims

Trump called for blocking Muslims, including would-be immigrants, students, tourists, and other visitors, from entering the country after last week's California shooting spree by a Muslim couple who authorities said had been radicalized.<p>His remarks have already been widely criticized both in the US …

China

10 Sex Issues Couples Complain About In Marital Counseling

What happens between the sheets says a lot about the state of your relationship.<p>Incompatibility between the sheets is something marriage therapists hear a lot about. What's going on (or <i>not</i> going on) in the bedroom is oftentimes indicative of larger relationship problems, and if unaddressed, can …

15 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga can help you cope with stress and improve overall health and satisfaction with life. In a national survey, over 85 percent of people who did yoga reported that it helped them relieve stress. Exercise is a very useful way to relieve stress, but yoga is different from spinning class or a gym …

Research Finds Bitter Melon Can Kill Cancer Cells And Treat Diabetes

Diabetes and cancer are two of the most serious chronic diseases in the U.S. today -- and bitter melon, a small Asian fruit has the ability to treat …

Diabetes

The Intimacy of Death

<i>Working at a Hospice I asked a woman: "What's it like to know you are dying?" she responded "what is it like pretending you aren't?"</i><p>While sitting in a chemotherapy waiting room earlier this year, I thought to myself "some of these people are actively dying." A feeling of sadness overwhelmed me and …

Longevity

3 Ways to Take Your Health And Happiness Back After Losing Them

Life has a way of passing us by at what feels like the speed of light.<p>The older you get, the more quickly it seems to move. Before you know it, another day, week, month and year has gone by, and when this realization hits you, you can't help but wonder:<p><i>"What have I got to show for it?"</i><p><i>"What have I</i> …

I Went to "Meditation University" and Learned How to Treat My Panic Attacks and Anxiety With Mindfulness

The first serious panic attack I can remember having -- not "I'm a little nervous" but "My heart is exploding through my chest and I might possibly die" -- was at 22.<p>I was in a staff meeting at my job editing test preparation materials, where I spent most of my time trying to sneak subversive …

Meditation

Here's how investment bank analysts expect ISIS' new strategy to affect stocks and the economy

The authors, led by chief global political analyst Tina Fordham, see the attacks on Paris as part of a recent and concerning change of strategy from the group.<p>Referencing the attacks on Beirut, the downing of a Russian passenger jet and the Paris attacks together, here's what the note says :<p>Such a …

Yom Kippur

7 Hard Facts About Antibiotics

Marc Mendelson, <i>University of Cape Town</i><p>The global public health crisis of antibiotic resistance is in the spotlight. What's at stake is the impending loss of antibiotics that threatens modern medicine as we know it.<p>There has been a dramatic increase in multi-drug-resistant bacteria in the last few …

11 overlooked factors that affect the bacteria on your body and help determine your health

But these microbes aren't all bad. In fact, most of them do more good than harm.<p>To learn more about what affects the bacteria in your body, otherwise known as your microbiome, Business Insider ventured to a recent exhibit on the microbiome at the American Museum of Natural History.<p>Here are 11 …

Microbiology

5 Common Myths About Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A new multi-country survey reveals widespread misunderstanding of antibiotic resistance.<p>A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released on …

Spiritual But Not Religious? It Just Doesn't Work.

SBNR. The topic is a hot one in Christian circles today. "Spiritual but not religious."<p>A middle-aged woman who spends Sunday mornings on a hiking trail might say, "I'm spiritual ... but not religious." A young man who says he loves Jesus but hates the church might identify himself as SBNR. …

The 5 Drinks That Can Help Fight Aging

Drink to your health.<p>You won't find the fountain of youth in anti-aging creams or potions. Anti-aging begins on the inside. Here are some delicious drinks that can help turn back the clock -- inside and out.<p>BEFORE YOU GO<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>8 Exercises to Reduce the Effects of Aging

30 High-Protein Foods for Metabolism

Whether or not you subsist on a ribs-and-burgers diet, or live a vegan lifestyle and carefully balance your vegetable proteins, chances are you need …

Creating Powerful Eyes with Safe Everyday Eyeliner – Go Nayked

<b>About Author</b> Marko Visic, M.Pharm.(Master’s in Pharmacy) is a professional pharmacist with years of experience, and is very passionate about truly …

10 Healthy Mug Recipes You Can Make in Minutes

Southern In-Law<p>Mug Recipes: Single-Serve Brownie<p>Say hello to a rich, gooey dark chocolate brownie that has a secret sweetener: maple syrup. This …

Breakfast

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.<p>Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple …

THIS Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Bananas

What if we told you there was a groundbreaking new tool to help you lose weight, reduce bloat, fight cancer and increase your energy—all for just 19 …

11 Things Those Who Love A Person With Mental Illness Should Know

Knowledge is power.<p>Relationships are challenging for anyone, but for someone battling a mental health condition, that illness can often hinder more than help. A mental health disorder acts like a magnifying glass to problems. It convinces the sufferer that they don't deserve someone's affection. It …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …