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The U.S. Army Figured Out the Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee—With Math

Their new algorithm could soon tell you exactly when to consume caffeine.<p>If you love caffeine, you may think there's never a wrong time for coffee, but a new study says there <i>is</i> a right time to get the most out of your daily cup.<p>Researchers from the United States Army developed an algorithm that …

A Teenage Boy Exercised So Hard, He Landed in Hospital With a Dangerous Condition

Gym rats beware.<p>Going to the gym and getting fit can be beneficial in many ways, including lowering your risk of depression and cardiovascular …

Muscle

Man gets shower head SIX INCHES into his rectum after he 'slipped and fell' on it in the shower

Man, 26, claims shower head was pushed SIX INCHES into his rectum after he 'slipped and fell' on it - but doctors believe it was used for …

Jamal Lewis Making Most of Post-NFL Life—but Preparing for Darker Days to Come

ATLANTA — The emptiness is inevitable, inescapable and, sometimes, fatal. Once pro football is through with you, count on it spitting you back out into society a concussed and confused man, searching for purpose.<p>Jamal Lewis remembers the feeling well.<p>Leaning against the back wall at the top of the …

Mind

All of Chile’s Catholic Bishops Offer to Quit Over Sex Abuse Scandal

VATICAN CITY — All 34 of Chile’s Roman Catholic bishops offered their resignations on Friday over a child sexual abuse scandal, and asked forgiveness for the “pain they caused the victims, the pope, the people of God, and our country for the grave errors and omissions we committed.”<p>The mass …

Pope Francis

These 3 Plants Produce Oxygen In Your Room Every Night, Here’s Why You Must Have Them In Your Bedroom

Generally, people love plants, and we have them in our homes, offices and garden as a décor. Namely, plants as well as the trees are thought to be …

You should always order two burgers at McDonalds says expert

Big Mac, fries and a Coca Cola - the standard McDonald's order.<p>But have you ever thought about ordering two burgers rather than just one?<p>According to …

The Difference Between Lust, Infatuation, And Love

I've been in love a few times, been infatuated even more, and in lust more than both of those combined. And, not surprisingly, when I was infatuated, …

Relationships

9 Early Signs Your New Partner Is Actually Your Soulmate

No matter how grounded or realistic you are, when you're ready for a serious, long-term relationship, there's always that hope that the person you …

Ancient Earth Globe lets you travel back in time for a look at the planet

When dinosaurs roamed Earth, the planet looked like . . . what, exactly?<p>Scientists have plenty of theories about how the planet changed over time. Continents split. Water receded. Mass extinctions wiped out some forms of life and helped fuel others.<p>You can’t go back in time to see it in person, but …

Extinction

Ancient humans had sex and interbred with a mysterious group known as the Denisovans more than once, new research has found

The more we learn about ancient human history, the more we see that <i>Homo sapiens</i> is not a unique species that stands apart from the rest of the evolutionary tree.<p>As our early ancestors spread around the globe and encountered other early hominin species like the Neanderthals, we interbred with them …

Evolution

The Curious Design Enigmas of Chichén Itzá's Temple of Kukulkán

<i>This article was originally published by Ezra Schwartz on LinkedIn. It has been reprinted here with permission from the author.</i><p>Following a recent …

Ancient History

Raw and Untouched Beauty of the Azores Archipelago

French photographer Arnaud Bathiard expresses his love for seascapes in the series Azores, Journey Through the Paradise Lost. He captures the …

What is turmeric good for and how best to take it?

Turmeric is the new health trend, with everyone from Starbucks to Gary Barlow jumping on the bandwagon.<p>The yellow spice is in plenty of things …

Seal from First Temple Period found at Kotel supports biblical accounts

The new find supports the biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of Jerusalem 2,700 years ago, says archeologist.<p>><br>• ><p>The clay sealing from …

Archaeology

Need More Proof That Evolution Is Real? Look No Further Than Your Own Body

DO try this at home.

Biology

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but at the end of last year archaeologists found the real thing hiding …

Bill Nye, The Not-So-Science Guy, Gets Slammed, And It's Pretty Great

One critic decided to slam Bill Nye, The Fake Science Guy, and it was quite a take-down.<p>Holy shit Bill Nye is just getting destroyed by this AMA. …

Bill Nye

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

The case for de-extincting Ice Age megafauna

Humans helped kill off the giant animals of the Ice Age. We owe it to the ecosystem to restore what we destroyed<p>What if human beings had the power to take an animal that was completely extinct, and bring it back using only the DNA it left behind? No, I’m not describing the plot of "Jurassic Park" …

An Embryonic Volcano's Roots Could Be Growing Beneath The United States

Volcanoes may be frightening to most, but without them, we not only wouldn’t have an atmosphere – we wouldn’t have nearly as much land to live on. Think of places like Hawaii, which continuously produce new land though lava flows, or the Japanese Archipelago, which is largely a volcanic collections …

Geology

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

Florida’s floodwater is full of poop bacteria — but a marine biologist says there's a bigger threat

Florida's floodwater is full of bacteria.<p>In the wake of hurricane Irma, more than 28 million gallons of treated and untreated sewage spilled into 22 counties across the state, according to pollution reports filed with the state's Department of Environmental Protection.<p>To put it simply, "the sewage …

The Major Alliances of World War I

By 1914, the six major powers of Europe were split into two alliances that would form the two warring sides in World War I. Britain, France, and …

Geopolitics

We Can Finally Read The 'Clock' That Tells How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

This will help us understand disease.<p>Up until now, it's only been possible to track where cells are in their life cycle once they're dead. However, a …

Animated map of how Earth will look in 250 million years

According to plate tectonics theory, Earth's outer shell is divided into multiple plates that slowly glide over the mantle. This slowly changes Earth's surface over time by merging, or separating, continents.<p>Here, we used projections from Chris Scotese— a professor with Northwestern University's …

I’ve given up my dream of home ownership and I’m fine about it

Renting gives me freedom. I love knowing I can up sticks at a moment’s notice and it’s someone else’s problem if the boiler breaks down<p>When I was a kid, I thought that owning an urbanesque bachelorette pad by the time I reached my mid-20s was simply a rite of passage. My favourite TV and film …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

LIGO

NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth

A new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion unit has determined that the threat of a supervolcanic eruption to life on Earth may be more pressing than any …

Volcanoes