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Greg Gage is a neuroscientist.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at him, though. There's no long, white lab coat. And he doesn't speak in scientific jargon that's difficult to understand.<p>That's because Gage is on a mission: He wants to make neuroscience accessible to everyone.<p>"In order to be able to …

Neuroscience

Controversial gene-editing technique injected into cancer patients in China

Latest use of technology seems to avoid use of embryonic cells, may spur international race<p>Experiments in China with a controversial gene modifying …

'Minibrains' Could Help Drug Discovery For Zika And For Alzheimer's

Some tiny clusters of brain cells grown in a lab dish are making big news at this week's Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.<p>Known as "minibrains," these rudimentary networks of cells are small enough to fit on the head of a pin, but already are providing researchers with insights into …

Neuroscience

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

The 6 Best Hikes in Glacier National Park

With over 1,000,000 acres of pristine wilderness, forests, alpine meadows and lakes, it’s no wonder Glacier National Park is one of the most visited …

National Parks

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

National Parks

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Business (Canada)

Scientists want to build a giant detector in space that will let them ‘listen' to the collision of galaxies

Detecting that same thing in space.<p>On Tuesday, at a press conference at the European Space Astronomy Center, scientists announced that they're one step closer to building a giant detector in space called the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) that will be able to detect ripples in the fabric …

The Three Best Core Exercises For Runners

There are lots of core exercises out there. Doing any of them is better than doing none of them. But some are definitely better for runners than …

Triathlons

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest) time to visit.<p>You should add these to your travel plans ASAP.

Experimental cancer drug reverses intellectual disability in mice, may help people with autism

An experimental cancer drug may help reverse the effects of an intellectual disability known as fragile X syndrome, which is commonly found in people …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

Workouts

The 30 Most WTF Moments From 5 Years Of Game Of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has a history of eliciting rather strong reactions from viewers. From its premiere in 2011 to last year's season five finale, this …

17 One-Pot Recipes You Can Make in Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Move over, sheet pan dinner recipes — the cast-iron skillet is the O.G. of the cookware world, and it’s here to stay. Perhaps yours was gifted to you by your grandma, or you picked it up at the local flea market. Either way, it’s more than likely your cast-iron skillet has been well-loved for a …

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Effective Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar weight loss is one way to shed the pounds. Find out how effective it is and whether using it as part of a healthy diet will …

Weight Loss

5 Strength Moves You Need to Do If You Want to Lose Weight | Women's Health

But while bicep curls are nice and all, they're probably not the best choice if you're looking to burn loads of calories, says Perkins. After all, the more muscle fibers you enage, the harder your body has to work—and the more metabolism-revving strength you’ll build.<p>Here, Perkins ranks her five …

15 Vegetarian Tacos *Perfect* for Meatless Monday

Even if you’re a major meat lover, it’s nice to set aside Mondays to fill your body with plant-based meals. It’s a great way to set yourself up for a week of healthy eating and give yourself *tons* of energy. Tacos can be a regular part of your meal regimen, thanks in part to the Taco Cleanse Diet, …

Yes, You Can Lose Weight as a Runner: Try Fasted Aerobic Workouts

After 17 days of incorporating fasted aerobic workouts into my regimen I've lost six pounds, which is about 5 percent weight loss.<p>To put this into context, I finished my first half marathon a year ago and have finished a total of five since then. In December 2015 I finished my first …

19 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Literally Do Anywhere

Who needs the gym?<p>Sure, there are days when you want to grab some 10-pounders and bang out a solid strength session—or even get your CrossFit on. But then there are times when you’ve got nothing but your sports bra, six-feet of space, and a burning desire to sweat like nobody’s business.<p>That’s …

Exercise

Earth could be unique among 700 quintillion planets in the Universe

But what if - statistically speaking - the odds are stacked against us finding another planet even remotely like Earth?<p>That's the thinking behind a new study by an international team of researchers, which has taken what we know about the exoplanets that lie outside our Solar System and fed the data …

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

5 Treadmill Hacks That Can Help Shave More Pounds | Women's Health

<b>1. Mix It Up</b><br>Exercise’s role in weight loss may seem easy: To lose weight, you need to burn more calories, says Janet Hamilton, C.S.C.S., an exercise physiologist at Running Strong in Atlanta, GA. You can do that by upping your intensity or your duration. The problem is that if you work too close to …

Keep the Keyhole Clean: Kafka on Appearance vs. Reality and How the Media Commodify Truth

“Truth, which is one of the few really great and precious things in life, cannot be bought. Man receives it as a gift, like love or beauty.”<p><b>Franz Kafka</b> (July 3, 1883–June 3, 1924) spent twelve years working at an insurance company, where he remained well after <i>The Metamorphosis</i> was published. One …

16 Reasons Why Grinding Is The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To Humanity

Today's clubbing protocol: If you can't dance, dry hump.

MTV

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Foods For Clear Skin

To keep blemishes at bay, try incorporating the following seven foods, recommended by nationally recognized dietitian and nutritionist Elisa Zied, author of <i>YOUNGER NEXT WEEK: Your Ultimate Rx to Reverse the Clock, Boost Energy and Look and Feel Younger in 7 Days</i>, and internationally renowned …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …