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These yoga moves pretty much feel like a massage

In the same way that you can do less and get more out of your yoga class, so too, can you master moves on your mat that feel like a massage.<p>I repeat: …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

2 Dumbbells, 5 Minutes, No Rest—One Fat-Melting Finisher

You won’t believe what this super short workout has in store for your muscles and metabolism<p>When you read this headline, you probably thought: <i>Five minutes? Come on … that’s all?</i><p>But trust us, that’s enough.<p>This total-body ladder workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer 2015 Winner Gideon Akande …

Workouts

NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight.<p>She's spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She's also the world's most …

GM and Softbank are putting $3 billion into self-driving cars

Japan's Softbank is pouring more money into the future of American cars.<p>Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors' autonomous vehicle efforts, months after it took a large ownership stake in Uber.<p>GM announced it is also investing $1.1 billion in the joint effort. CEO Mary Barra said the …

Autonomous Cars

A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

Blockchain alliance aims to track carbon credits to fight climate change

Carbon credits are a common mechanism used to help cut carbon dioxide emissions that fuel climate change, and now there's a blockchain technology project to try to improve the idea.<p>Veridium Labs, with assistance from IBM, has launched a blockchain network designed to track how companies or other …

Astronomers Have Found a Monstrous Black Hole That's Eating Stars Shockingly Fast

The fastest-growing black hole in the Universe.<p>Astronomers just spotted what they think is the fastest-growing black hole ever discovered in the …

Universe

A VERY healthy 5.30am drink, SEVEN meals a day and minimal cardio: Personal trainer Camilla Akerberg, 28, shares the diet and exercise regime behind her incredible physique

Personal trainer and model Camilla Akerberg, 28, is used to fans asking for details about her go-to meal choices and exercise regime.<p>Now, to settle …

Stem cell therapy reverses sight loss and lets people read again

Two people with severe sight loss can now see well enough to read after receiving tissue grown from human embryonic stem cells.<p>A man in his 80s and a …

Chloe Kim wins women's halfpipe gold for Team USA at Winter Olympics

Chloe Kim wins gold in women's snowboard halfpipe at 2018 Winter Olympics<p>Rachel Axon | USA TODAY Sports<p>10 to Watch: Chloe Kim<p>The 17-year-old U.S. snowboarding phenom discusses her career.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Chloe Kim stood atop the Olympic podium and wiped away a tear.<p>It …

Team USA

Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Final Medal Tally for Each Country on Monday

Norway is still sitting atop the medal counter for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but four countries, including the United States, are hot in pursuit.<p>As the medal schedule for Monday (based on U.S. Eastern Time) winds down, Norway's nine total medals are two more than the seven from …

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Want Giant Arms? Try These Ridiculous Bicep Curls

This workout will hit all of your weak points and get those arms bulging<p>We all want big arms, but getting them isn’t an easy task. Biceps are smaller muscles than, say, your quads, so it can take extra isolation work to really make them pop.<p>That’s why we love the biceps 21 routine. It’s a routine …

I Did a 10-Minute Ab Workout Every Day For 2 Weeks — This Happened to My Belly

I've never been the type of lady who effortlessly has a six pack. In fact, I'm a little suspicious about the ones that do have a chiseled midsection. Still, after recently penning an open letter to my hidden abs (I know they're in there somewhere), I had a moment of pause. If I were to spend some …

Workouts

This Simple Workout Will Leave Your Pecs Shaking

If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The bench press is one of the most common exercises—you can't step foot in the gym without seeing people doing them. Bobby Maximus, of The Maximus Body from <i>Men's Health</i>, has a workout to make them even harder, turning them into a …

Scientists find 'behemoth' black hole so big it could challenge our understanding of the universe's beginning

Scientists just found a very huge, very young supermassive black hole. As far as we know, it shouldn't be able to exist, and it just might re-write …

Jupiter blues: Nasa's Juno captures swirling Jovian clouds in jaw-dropping image

Nasa captures Jupiter's higher altitude clouds casting a shadow over their surroundings.<p>Nasa has shared a new image of Jupiter, revealing striking …

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.<p>It's a step toward designer drug development.<p>One of …

Protein

Trump stokes anti-Muslim sentiment; censured in US, abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stoking the same anti-Islam sentiments he fanned on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a string of …

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

by Universe Today November 28, 2017 Hard Science 44616<p>Matt Williams<p>Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, …

Either stars are strange, or 234 alien species are trying to contact us

by Universe Today November 21, 2017 Hard Science 57156<p>Evan Gough<p>We all want there to be aliens. Green ones, pink ones, brown ones, Greys. Or maybe …

Universe

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

PRAGUE (AP) — Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough …

Arriving Now: Your Self-Driving Car

In technology, big breakthroughs always seem to take longer than we assume. There’s an amusing recursive “law” that describes this phenomenon, <b>Hofstadter’s Law</b>, which states: “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” <b>**</b><p>Hofstadter’s Law is a wry way of …

Does Apple Think We’re Clowns?

Good luck getting the most expensive iPhone ever<p>So, are you planning to line up at your local <b>Apple Store</b> Friday to buy that new $1,000 <b>iPhone X</b>?<p>It’s become an American tradition since the first iPhone launched 10 years ago, as regular as Groundhog Day: an annual cycle of iPhone lust, followed by …

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object

Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of object in our solar system: an active binary asteroid. That means the object, named Body 288P, is the …

Here's why all hurricanes, like Irma and Harvey, spin counterclockwise

All tropical storms that hit North American continent or any place in the northern hemisphere spin counterclockwise. The reason has to do with a phenomenon called the Coriolis effect.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Try These Stretches Even if You're Not a Flexible Person

If you’re inflexible, you might feel like there’s no point in trying to stretch. But without stretching, how will you ever get more flexible? A …

Yoga

Hiroshima: The moment the US deployed the most powerful weapon known to man

The Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress bomber, deployed the most powerful weapon then known to man over Hiroshima.<p>The southern Japanese city was "an important army depot and port of embarkation," but its location and population also appealed to US officials who wanted to showcase their new weapon's …

Near Death Experience underway in Westminster

WESTMINSTER -- Folks interested in the after-life and near death experiences are gathering in Westminster this week for IANDS' annual NDE …

Near-Death Experiences