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Athlete Nutrition: Focus on These 5 Things

Want to improve your eating habits but not sure how? Here is a snapshot of the most important components of nutrition for athletes.<p>1. Morning and …

Nutrition

Physicists Think They Know What Planet Nine Is: An Exoplanet Stolen From Another Star

Is this the first exoplanet ever found inside our Solar System?<p>Everything about Planet Nine is weird. There’s the fact that something 10 times more …

Try These Rep Schemes for Big Results

The more you train, the better you'll become at adapting to your workouts. To avoid complacency, plateaus and overall boredom, you need to add some …

Fitness

Can Dead Brains Be Brought Back to Life?

The IRB at Anupam Hospital in India has approved Bioquark to recruit 20 patients who have been classed as clinically brain dead as the result of a …

'Universal cancer vaccine’ breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours …

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

Biology

Scientists hope to save near-extinct rhinos by transforming cells

The northern white rhinoceros is in far worse straits than most rhinos. There are just three members of the species left, and they can't breed normally -- if nothing happens, extinction is guaranteed. And that's leading researchers to try a dramatic technological solution to keep the northern white …

Suspension Training for Rock Climbing

15 minutes to strong shoulders, a stable core, and fewer injuries<p>22.6K<p>SHARES<p><i>This story originally appeared in the January 2015 issue of our print</i> …

An ancient virus has been found in human DNA — and it may still be active

This ancient retrovirus is a kind of living fossil, and the discovery of an intact copy of it within the human genome poses questions as to how it has survived, and suggests others from the distant evolutionary past may lie dormant in the DNA of many species.<p>A retrovirus replicates by inserting its …

Biology

Sex of a baby? Ancient virus makes the call

The sex of human and all mammalian babies may be determined by a simple modification of a virus that insinuated itself into the mammalian genome as …

Biology

Astronomers Can't Rule Out Alien Megastructure Around Kepler Star

Astronomers still can’t rule out the presence of an alien megastructure around Kepler star KIC 8462852 — located nearly 1500 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus. Strange dips in the star’s luminosity over four years of observations with NASA’s Kepler space telescope initially fueled …

Universe

Proof of evolution that you can find on your own body - Vox

Forty-two percent of Americans say that humans were created in their present form within the past 10,000 years — a percentage that hasn't changed much since 1982, when Gallup started polling views on evolution.<p>Several lines of evidence, from the fossil record, comparative anatomy, and genetics, …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

Year in review: Epigenome makes its debut

In a landmark event more than a decade ago, geneticists unveiled the human genetic instruction book. This year, the book was turned into a movie …

Genetics

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Why an Australian Breakfast Is the Healthiest Way to Start the Day

Every weekend, without fail, you’ll find a large crowd spilling off the sidewalks on an otherwise quiet stretch of Mott Street in New York’s Nolita neighborhood, loitering for hours on end. Such is the power of Two Hands, the 2-year-old Australian café. Its creamy flat whites and berry-topped acai …

3tags.org

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Princeton University

This Is Why We Make Mistakes

According to research published in the journal <i>Neuron</i>, you shouldn't feel bad about making mistakes—it's just how our brains work.<p>In attempt to figure out why people can't seem to help but mess up—because even seasoned models trip on the runway sometimes—researchers at Duke University recorded …

Neuroscience

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

Video: How to Make Amazing Everything Bagels at Home

Never wait in line for a bagel again.<p>These bagels are ridiculously tasty—their chewy texture, soft, springy interiors, and malty-yeasty flavor are …

Breakfast