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The best weightlifting advice for men over 40

A popular magazine asked me to write an article on weight training for the over-40 average Joe. (It wasn’t <i>Men’s Health</i>, by the way.)<p>While I was flattered, the warm and fuzzy feeling faded once I skimmed articles on the topic in their archives.<p>Suddenly, I felt embarrassed more than anything—like I …

Incredible Photo Shows An Exoplanet in Orbit Around Its Host Star

See that tiny speck just to left of the bluish orb? That’s a planet. It’s one of the best direct images of an exoplanet we’ve ever seen, and it’s …

Found: planet the size of Jupiter orbiting two Sun-like stars

Researchers using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope have spotted the largest planet yet orbiting a two-star system. The planet — dubbed Kepler-1647b — is basically the same size as Jupiter in terms of its radius and mass. The stars it orbits are also somewhat similar to our star: one is a bit …

Sleeping Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks

Coming from the world of <b>Pro Wrestling and Bodybuilding</b>, nutrition and foods are essential but even more than that for recovery on the body, is sleep. Both sports put the body under a great deal of stress and beats it up. Nothing functions properly when you are over tired.<p>I've done some research, …

Insects are conscious, claims major paper that could show us how our own thoughts began

Insects have a form of consciousness, according to a new paper that might show us how our own began.<p>Brain scans of insects appear to indicate that …

Consciousness

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Ten rules for beating stress

Stress has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it, but how you respond is only half the battle. The secret to winning the war against stress lies in what you do when you aren't working (and presumably aren't stressed).<p>While I have a hobby that I engage in regularly (surfing), it …

10 Ways Weed Makes Me a Better Girlfriend

On always taking the high road.<p>The first time I got stoned was in the back of a car when a hot senior passed me a joint. I was in the ninth grade. I accepted to impress him, and felt a rush of endorphins from the attention that was greater than the buzz itself. A decade and a half later, cannabis …

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Ask Ethan: Could Our Universe Be A Hologram?

Holograms are some of the most interesting “flat” objects humans can create. By encoding a fully three-dimensional set of information onto a two-dimensional surface, holograms change their appearance accordingly as you change your perspective. Well, many extensions to our current understanding of …

Quantum Mechanics

Schizophrenia and subvocal speech: Why people with schizophrenia hear the voices of God, spies and supernatural entities.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior</b> by <i>Eliezer Sternberg, M.D. Out now from Pantheon.</i><p>My first …

A new experiment could let us ‘see’ quantum entanglement for the first time

An experiment that would allow humans to directly perceive quantum entanglement for the first time has been devised by researchers in Switzerland, …

Quantum Mechanics

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

Entertainment

OpenGL's successor is ready to improve gaming graphics

Games on devices of all kinds could soon be running better because Vulkan, the successor to OpenGL, has finally been released officially. The new standard gives developers low-level access to discrete and on-chip graphics, helping them avoid the layers of hardware overhead that normally slow things …

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise …

Workouts

‘It was like being buried alive’: battle to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome

Is it physical or mental – or a combination of the two? And why are treatments for CFS hotly disputed? In an extract from her book Cure, Jo Marchant tells the story of Samantha Miller, one sufferer of the controversial condition<p>Read an interview with Jo Marchant, author of Cure, which looks at the …

Medical Journals

The Relationship between Science and Spirituality

<b>This article was an original essay written for Sutra Journal</b><p><i>Dr. Fritjof Capra is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of many international</i> …

Consciousness

Microsoft's New Gadget Could Change How We Watch Football

Without a doubt, Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 will pay homage to the game’s past. But like Walter Payton breaking a tackle, Microsoft, the league’s …

Watch Dream Theater Shred Amid Flying Robots in 'The Gift of Music' Video

Prog-metal veterans explore dystopian future in clip for first single off new album 'The Astonishing'<p>Dream Theater's recently released new album, <i>The</i> …

New Albums

Samsung SM-R150 fitness tracker revealed in photos

Rumors of a new fitness tracker coming from Samsung started emerging last November. We didn’t know much about the product then, and we still don’t really know much about it now. But if the latest leaked images prove to be real, the upcoming device (internally known as Triathlon) will not look like …

Wearable Tech

Jetson's-Esque Flying Taxi Drone Could Become Future Reality

"Meet George Jetson," a classic cartoon song that epitomized what people thought the future might someday be. In the introduction to the cartoon, floating and futuristic cities are depicted with flying cars that closely resemble the new flying taxi drone that we're about to show you.<p>Chinese drone …

A researcher may have found a way to treat sleep-paralysis, the terrifying experience of waking up unable to move

Annalia first heard the creature slip into her bedroom when she was six years old. It — whatever <i>it</i> was — jumped onto her sleeping body, stifling her movement and speech with its weight. She awoke frightened, seeking an explanation.<p>Everyone in Abruzzo, a small city in southeastern Italy, told said …

50 Sacred Destinations To Visit In Your Lifetime

From Asia to the Americas, here are some of the top religious and spiritual sites in the world.<p>What makes a place sacred?<p>Émile Durkheim, one of the founders of modern sociology, believed it was society. The collective conscience of a community comes together to touch certain mountains, trees, …

Native Americans

Does amazing video show UFO flying into swirling VORTEX above the Large Hadron Collider?

This is the eerie moment a UFO seems to disappears into a swirling vortex above a complex of nuclear research tunnels.<p>The amazing clip, taken near …

Physics

I took Arcimoto's all-electric 3-wheeled motorcycle for a spin at CES

Arcimoto SRK<p>LAS VEGAS — When the cab dropped me off at the meeting location behind the Peppermill restaurant on grungy South Las Vegas Boulevard, I …

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics

What's It Like to Wake Up With Sleep Paralysis?

It's as scary as it sounds.<p>The idea of not being able to move as an intruder or monster comes your way is classic nightmare material, but for some …