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Giant 7-Foot to 8-Foot Skeletons Uncovered in Ecuador Sent for Scientific Testing

Strikingly tall skeletons uncovered in the Ecuador and Peru Amazon region are undergoing examination in Germany, according to a research team headed …

South America

Future uncertain for rare white deer at former weapons site

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former Army weapons depot face an uncertain future after living and breeding largely undisturbed since the middle of last century.<p>The white deer — a genetic quirk that developed naturally on …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

New Evidence Points To A Local Origin For Earth's Oceans

The origin of Earth’s water is a bit of a mystery. While water is common in our solar system, it’s much more common in the outer solar system, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Most of the worlds of the inner solar system are fairly dry. So how did Earth come to have large …

Astronomy

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Meet the Only Doctor in the World Legally Allowed to Use LSD to Treat Patients

Last year, Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser received permission from his government to use acid in his practice, which he says can help people deal with anxiety and fear of death, among other things.<p>It's not hard to get acid in 2015. A lot of people sell it and a lot of people do it. But there's …

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy Eating

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy EatingUNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Man in bed, in tranquil sleep. (Photo by H. Armstrong …

Sleep

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than Running

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than RunningCANOTTIERI CEREA, TURIN, ITALY - 2015/11/08: The Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale (NZ) in …

Fitness

200-Year-Old Homeopathy “Cures” May Face Modern Medical Testing

Homeopathy is facing scrutiny from federal drug watchdogs after decades of non-regulation, to the delight of medical experts. “It is neither plausible, nor effective, nor safe,” said one.<p>The FDA is taking aim at homeopathic remedies — pills and preparations sold over-the-counter that claim to cure …

Pharma

Sex, Death and Mushrooms

The forest air is sweet and winy with decay. It’s raining hard. I wipe drops of cold water from the tip of my nose, open an umbrella and ready myself for a walk with my old friend Nick, emeritus professor of the history of science and amateur mycologist. For the last 15 years I’ve accompanied him …

Nature

Unbelievable 5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites

<i>5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites are so easy, you won't believe it. You just need four ingredients and five minutes for this silly easy breakfast!</i><p>This recipe is almost embarrassing. But it was too amazing not to share. Because WHO doesn’t have 5 minutes?! I have 5 minutes to spare almost every …

There's an abandoned subway station at the southern tip of Manhattan, and you have to pass a background check to visit

Even if you use New York's subway system every day, you've probably never walked through the City Hall station.<p>Though it's been closed since 1945, the subway station was never demolished. To this day, after the 6 train makes its final downtown stop at the Brooklyn Bridge station, it travels through …

This College Student Took A $60,000 Trip Around The World For Only $300

This video demonstrates exactly how well careful vacation planning can go, which is completely unlike most people’s experiences. Generally speaking, layovers are a nightmare, but this guy made them work to his advantage. He wasn’t messing around, either. College student Sam Huang planned his …

22 Nature Photos Taken In 2015 That Will Blow You Away

An inspiring sneak peek at some of the stunning pictures entered into the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>The natural world never fails to be the perfect subject for the avid photographer. Enjoy a selection of some of the best entries so far in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>"The …

Nature Photography

The Truth About Coconut Oil: 10 Facts You Should Know

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

Coconut

Personal Care Recipes With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been used since ancient times for its remarkable effects on skin and hair. It is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which …

Coconut

16 Tasty Toast Toppings for an Easy Breakfast Upgrade

Some people may think toast is boring, but we know it’s all about how you top it. Toast is one of the most versatile foods, since you can munch on it for breakfast, lunch, dinner <i>and</i> dessert. Next time you need some carb-y, comfort food goodness, take a look at these 16 new ways to top your toast …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

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We're finally cracking the secrets of what makes us sick

More than a decade after mapping the human genome, and after years of improvements in collecting and sequencing DNA, scientists are figuring out how to get much more use out of these genetic breakthroughs.<p>Our genes help define the characteristics that make us individuals. Just one or sometimes a …

Forget Saving The Planet: Being A Vegetarian Is Cheaper Than Eating Meat

A new study shows that cooking plant-based meals costs less than cooking with the lean meats recommended by the MyPlate diet plan.<p>Read more on TakePart

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Europe

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that staying inside their …

National Parks

In These Urban Forest Neighborhoods, The Houses Are Disguised As Trees

The Lord Of The Rings Elf city of the future.<p>If one Dutch architect gets his way, we might soon be living in car-free urban forests where the buildings look like trees.<p>“Imagine living with nothing but green around you,” says architect Raimond de Hullu. “Imagine growing flowers or tomatoes on your …

Architecture

Ancient DNA Reveals How the Bronze Age Changed Europe

Genes from 5,000 years ago show that the Europeans of that crucial historical era were predominantly light-skinned — and mostly lactose-intolerant.<p>The findings, based on a rough analysis of genetic material extracted from the teeth of 101 ancient humans, provide snapshots of how mass migrations …

Anthropology

Ice age camel DNA discovered in Canada change theories on species

Miners in north-western Canada have discovered ice age camel bones whose DNA is forcing scientists to redraw the family tree of the now-extinct species.<p>Grant Zazula, a paleontologist with the Yukon’s department of tourism and culture, said three fossils recovered from a gold mine in the Klondike in …

Paleontology