Kristen Demarjian

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Forget the Castles: Fussen’s Hiking Trails are the Real Treasure

Flanked by some of Europe’s most famous castles and nestled at the base of the Alps, Fussen, Germany is no stranger to tourists — or Disney …

10 of the least-visited US national parks

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Katmai national park, Alaska<p>Katmai, in southern Alaska, is for the bears: it’s home to the world’s largest population of Alaskan brown bears, a subspecies of the grizzly. Over 2,000 bears live in Katmai and thanks to their salmon-rich diet, they are some of the …

National Parks

Prefab Housing Isn’t A Subculture Anymore, It’s A Necessity

In the fifth book of her “Prefabulous” series, author Sheri Koones hits upon “the ideal method” for building homes.<p>Housing trends come and go, but <i>Prefabulous Small Houses</i>, the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, isn’t about a flavor of the month. She argues that this is the most …

SpaceX ‘City on Mars’ Will Be Announced in Mexico

After the historic landing of the Falcon 9 rocket, on SpaceX’s independent drone ship, last Friday, Elon Musk, the CEO, made a rare appearance at …

Breaking: SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time

It’s also the second time the company has pulled off a landing<p>SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. It's the first time the company has been able to pull off an ocean landing, after four previous attempts ended …

How to Get Jennifer Lawrence's Superhero Abs

Her former trainer, Dalton Wong, shares some diet and fitness tips, plus an easy to follow workout.<p>As we all know, Jennifer Lawrence is a junk food lover.<p>But despite her proclivity for pizza and fries, she's also maintained a killer physique. One person she can thank for that? Dalton Wong, her …

Exercise

The 5 best places to go camping year-round

Turn off your cell phone, take a deep breath of fresh air, and plan an off-season excursion to one of these year-round campgrounds.

Astronaut twin Scott Kelly to return after year in space

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1229000/1229799_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529300551_5317eea806c4fd5a161b35a53db9b34c<p><b>US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have touched down on Earth after almost a year in space.</b><p>Their 340-day mission aboard …

Space Science

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet …

11 Storage Tricks That Will Keep Your Counters Clear

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Soda is making America obese: How the industry targets the poor — and preys on their health

“Soda Politics” author Marion Nestle reveals the sneaky ways Coca-Cola is keeping consumers hooked on sugary drinks<p>Every five years, the U.S. federal government releases its "Dietary Guidelines for Americans," a joint production of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human …

Researchers at Large Hadron Collider are confident to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

The astoundingly complex LHC “atom smasher” at the CERN center in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its maximum energy levels ever in an …

What You Need To Know If You Love Someone Who's 'Type A'

All is fair in love and keeping score.<p>Love can be complicated no matter who you are. But for those individuals who have a more emotional nature, navigating relationships can be its own special challenge. No one knows this better than someone who is “Type A.”<p>It’s important to note that character …

To Highlight Gender Pay Gap, Brooklyn Bar to Sell Drinks to Women for 77% of Their Price

You’ve probably heard the widely cited, much-lamented statistic that, on average, a woman earns 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, per the Labor …

Galaxy's Huge Black Hole Puts on Spectacular Fireworks Show (Video)

The supermassive black hole at the center of a far-off galaxy is putting on a fireworks display of cosmic proportions.<p>Scientists captured the …

Gear of the Year Spring/Summer 2015

Top Gear Innovations Outdoor gear doesn't just improve, it keeps getting dramatically better. For our biannual Gear of the Year awards, we celebrate the insights, breakthroughs, and leaps forward in new products that make our time in the outdoors safer, more comfortable, and more fun. Here are our …

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High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.<p>New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in …

It's The Power Of Quantum Mechanics That Allows The Sun To Shine

The greatest source of concentrated energy in the Universe today is starlight, where the largest single objects in the Universe emit tremendous amounts of power through the smallest of processes: the nuclear fusion of subatomic particles. If you happen to be on a planet in orbit around such a star, …

Physics

Design Inspiration & Ideas from Envato

If you work in design, you’ve probably noticed by now the wave of “UX writer” jobs being posted online over …<p>Perhaps more than any other designer in …

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau …

North Island

The problem with “cool” single women

Kate Bolick’s new book bravely attempts to reclaim the word “spinster.” Here’s what it still fails to acknowledge<p>A few weeks ago, I had brunch with three friends, all single women over 40. We sipped coffee outside on the first beautiful spring Saturday, and my friends discussed various aspects of …

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America's Most Stunning Waterfalls

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Mighty and majestic, waterfalls are one of nature's most incredible and dramatic features. Though they can easily be found in many locations across the country, the most awe-inspiring waterfalls have become destinations in their own right. From a surging water wall to an indoor …

Watch the SpaceX Dragon Leave the Space Station

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Coal and solar power executives clash at Paris climate conference

Tony Hayward, chairman of mining company Glencore, has clashed with wind and solar power executives who say renewable energy can replace coal in …

Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition

The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching consequences of the disorder. Among them are poor eating habits, eating disorders, and a higher-than-average risk of becoming overweight as a result …

[0705.1617] Non-Computability of Consciousness

Abstract: With the great success in simulating many intelligent behaviors using computing devices, there has been an ongoing debate whether all …

Artificial Intelligence

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