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The 100 Most Amazing Space Photos of 2017

Milky Way Arcs Above Death Valley<p>Credit: Miguel Claro<p>From eclipses to comets and auroras, there were plenty of amazing celestial sights for …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Nutrition

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Working Out in a Group Could Be Better For You Than Exercising Alone

Feel the collective burn.<p>Exercising with other people rather than on your own is linked to lower levels of stress and a better quality of life, say …

Winning Pasta with Garlic, Lemon, Capers and Tuna

Even before I worked at <i>Cook's Illustrated</i>, one of my all-time favorite recipes from the magazine was a simple pasta dish ostensibly invented to make …

Spicy Chicken-Tortilla Chip Casserole

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Go ahead and flag this recipe—it’s sure to become a family favorite. A pot of pure comfort, it’s a slightly thickened, creamy chicken soup with a …

Cooking

The bionic lens could push eyesight beyond 20/20 vision

Beyond Perfect Eyesight<p>In just a few short years, we’ll be able to improve our eyesight to levels we’ve only dreamed of. At first, it’ll be …

The sturgeon full moon in partial eclipse - in pictures

August’s full moon, known as the sturgeon moon, featured a partial eclipse as it was slightly covered by the Earth’s shadow

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Grab a telescope to see gas giant eclipse distant star - Futurity

In September, a giant gas planet up to 50X Jupiter's mass will eclipse a star more than 1,000 light years away. Amateur astronomers will be able to …

A "Superpower" of Nature Made This Stunning Image of a Far-Off Galaxy Possible

We’re only about a year away from the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), but its predecessor, Hubble, isn’t ready to slip quietly into …

When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Black Holes

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Harvard

17 Simple Ways to Break a Sugar Addiction

Is sugar your vice? Are you ready to start kicking this habit for good? If sugar is ruling your diet, then these tips will help you gain control over your food decisions and your health. Small, tiny changes will have a massive impact on your overall well-being — let's get to it!

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How to Trim Your Grocery Bill (& Still Eat Well)

Eating "better" can look like a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To some it might mean scrapping the frozen dinners and …

Nutrition

The Best Protein For A Flat Stomach, According To A Nutritionist

Whether having a flatter stomach is something that you have been wanting for years or you recently decided it to be your New Year’s resolution, there …

These workout-based meal plans will help you make most of your gym time

Just like your ride, your body needs sufficient fuel to run (life or lunge) smoothly. What you eat, when you eat and how much you eat is as important …

50 ways to accelerate your weight loss

The average man's body houses 43.2lbs of fat. And at any one moment, that number is either increasing or decreasing—it's never stagnant. Spend more …

Lose Weight With These 50+ Protein-Packed Vegan Breakfasts

Get energized with the power of plants! These vegan breakfasts offer protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied all morning, which can prevent the mindless snacking that leads to weight gain. The chocolate coconut almond overnight oats and the sweet potato and kale tofu scramble are …

Healthy Eating

The Skinny Guy’s Guide: Eating to Gain Muscle

<b>Are you the stereotypical skinny guy struggling to pack on any appreciable amount of muscle mass</b>? If I have your story right it might go something …

Nutrition

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

Ice Cream

A Doctor's Take on Pot

On August 11th, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its decision to keep marijuana classified as a Schedule I drug. The federal government …

Earth-Like Planet Found Orbiting the Nearest Star to the Sun

Proxima B is just a few light years from home.<p>The next star over has a planet that's kinda like ours.<p>Astronomers just discovered the closest possible Earth-like planet outside our solar system. It orbits our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri. The planet is warm enough for liquid water, is …

Get ready for your new favorite sandwich: Grilled cheese with marinated tomatoes

Sometimes, nothing beats the perfection that is rich, gooey cheese melted between two slices of crisp bread. It's classic comfort food.<p>For a slight twist, give this version a try. Smoked cheese, such as Comte or Provolone, is sandwiched between thick slices of a rustic country loaf with a layer of …

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Cream Cheese Jalapeño Bacon Burgers with Black Beans | shopswell

I'm always looking for ways to sneak healthy things into my husband's diet. Black beans in burgers are a perfect mix.<p><i>Here's what you will need:</i><p>2 lbs …

Get That Pizza Fix Minus the Carbs With This Chicken Pepperoni Casserole

Is it possible to overload on pizza? Our hearts say no but our bellies say yes. Sometimes we just need to walk away from the dough (so definitely don’t look at these 16 frozen dough recipes). Let’s make that walk a little easier with this pepperoni chicken casserole made with creamy homemade pizza …

Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts …

18 No-Bake High-Protein Energy Bites for Easy Fueling

Pre-make these snacks for a handy energy boost.<p>It can be easy to overeat when training for a race: Once you finish with that afternoon run it’s tempting to reach for a bag of cookies or chips, but take a pause. Instead, it may just be perfect moment to indulge in an energy bite—a no-bake ball of …