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About that 'spacey music' astronauts supposedly heard behind the moon

Ancient armored mammal from Argentina was a huge armadillo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA coaxed out of a 12,000-year-old fossil from Argentina is providing unique insight into one of the strangest Ice Age giants: a tank-like mammal the size of a small car with a bulbous bony shell and a spiky, club-shaped tail.<p>Scientists said on Monday their genetic research …

How ‘Aggregation Theory’ is Fueling a Multi-Trillion Dollar Technology Revolution

The Great Commoditization of Distribution<p>Tom Goodwin made the following observation in his March 2015 article in Techcrunch titled The Battle Is For …

Innovation

Archival Interview: Umberto Eco on Truth, Fiction, and the Holy Grail

“It was a beautiful story. Too bad no one will find out about it.”<p>“You surely don’t believe that you’re the only writer of stories in this world. …

Literature

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

There's a surprisingly simple way meditation appears to change the brain

For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice — known as mindfulness meditation — can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. Some occasional meditators report being a little less stressed every once in a while, for example, while other more regular …

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 …

In Search of a Legendary Medicine Soup in Providence, Rhode Island

It may not be FDA-approved, but we're convinced a few spoonfuls of this spicy broth can cure anything.<p>Everyone in Providence, Rhode Island, knows the powers of medicine soup. The brothy noodles at Angkor Restaurant are invigorated by the spices typical of Cambodian cuisine—black pepper, cardamom, …

Democrats who backed Iraq now dare slime Sanders’ foreign policy experience?

<b>John McCain, Hillary Clinton (Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi)</b><p>The hawkish Hillary team paints Sanders as a foreign policy naif. His views may be smarter and tougher than hers<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>February 22, 2016 10:57am (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders' historic 20-point win in New Hampshire has dramatically pushed the …

Foreign Policy

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Piano

Why Is Mitch McConnell Picking This Fight?

IN early 2009, as Barack Obama was about to take office, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican minority in the Senate, assembled his caucus at a retreat in West Virginia. There, he laid out his strategy for taking on the new president, who was sweeping into office on a tide of popularity, …

The U.S. Supreme Court Is Hearing a Huge Marijuana Legalization Case Today

Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado.<p>The Supreme Court of the United States — minus the late Justice Scalia — is set to take up the hot-button issue of marijuana legalization today in a highly watched case. The SCOTUS is hearing a challenge to Colorado legalization from two neighboring states Nebraska …

21 of the World’s Most Powerful Quotes Updated For Today

<b>Without the existence of these thinkers, we may not have made the progress we have in the last century.</b><p>We honor them for encouraging compassion and …

Absorption of polyphenolic compounds in mangos shows potential benefits to human health

Orlando, FL (February 16, 2016) - Mangos contain numerous compounds that have been shown to exhibit antioxidant properties. These compounds include …

What actual ‘caveman’ DNA says about the Paleo movement

The article kicked off not just a diet, but a movement. Appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 1985, “<i>Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of Its Nature and Current Implications</i>” argued that the human body is “genetically programmed” to run, not on a modern diet, but on the …

Diets

Here's the real reason red wine is good for your heart

But the question of <i>why</i> it's beneficial has puzzled scientists for decades; and the hypotheses are contentious at best.<p>Turns out, the advantages we <i>thought</i> were specific to red wine may actually go much deeper than the wine itself.<p>French epidemiologists popularized the myth of the "French Paradox" in …

Seeking an edge, these brain hackers mix up risky chemical cocktails for breakfast

<i>Editor’s note: PBS NewsHour is a partner with STAT, a new national publication reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — …

Scientists have discovered a mysterious boiling river in the Amazon rainforest

According to legend, Spanish conquistadors foolishly ventured into the rainforest in search of gold, and the few men that returned told stories of poisoned water, man-eating snakes, and a river that boiled from below.<p>For Peruvian geoscientist, Andrés Ruzo, the myth had fascinated him since …

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Citrus, and Chiles

6 Servings<p>Don’t bother trying to divide this fillet into tidy portions. Instead, use a spoon to break it into perfectly imperfect pieces.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced<p>1 blood or navel orange, very thinly sliced, seeds removed<p>1 Meyer or regular lemon, very thinly …

9 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Size and Strength

Bodyweight exercises are not just for beginners. They're great for building size and strength. If they're incorporated efficiently and properly into …

Workouts

A 30-Minute Yoga Workout to Get Your Heart Racing

When your days are packed with work deadlines, dinners, and, let's be honest, Netflix and chilling, squeezing in a full-on yoga session sounds …

Progression Takes More Than Adding Weight to the Bar

If you’ve read anything about building muscle on the Internet or talked to the suspiciously jacked dude at your gym, <b>you’ve undoubtedly been told that</b> …

Are You Crazy for Working Out While Sick?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters</i>, <i>Life by Daily Burn</i><p>Even if you’re psyched to work out, let’s be honest, sometimes your body is just not having it. We’re all for …

The best Fitness Guru to Follow on Instagram.

Want a daily dose of eye-candy with a side order of motivation and workout ideas? Of course you will when you check out the hottest female fitness …

Four reasons not to skip leg day

We all have that friend who's nowhere to be seen on leg day. His girlfriend's ill, it's his brother's birthday or that old football injury has come …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Medieval shipwreck hauled from the deep

A nearly intact medieval shipwreck has been hauled from the frigid waters of a Dutch river.<p>The boat was likely deliberately sunk by maritime engineers more than 600 years ago in an effort to alter the flow of the Ijssel River, an offshoot of the mighty Rhine River that flows through six European …

Here's how much money Google sent to Bermuda to avoid taxes

Accounts for Google Netherlands Holdings BV published on Thursday show the unit transferred almost all its revenue, mainly royalties from an Irish affiliate through which most non-U.S. revenue is channeled, to a Bermuda-based, Irish-registered affiliate called Google Ireland Holdings.<p>The tax …

12 Amazing BBQ Chicken Recipes

From grilled chicken with a sweet mustard sauce to sweet-and-tangy wings, these bbq chicken recipes will please everyone at your cookout.

Cooking

6 recipes for great roast chicken

You can never have too many easy dinner recipes for chicken. It's a versatile bird that lends itself to so many flavorings. One of the most simple preparations you can have in your recipe arsenal is a recipe for roast chicken. Truss the bird up (or cut the backbone out and lay it flat), add your …