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This Ph.D. Student Is Discovering Ways Plastic Gets Into Our Ocean that You’d Never Imagine

Photo: University of Plymouth<p><b>Imogen Napper is a marine scientist from the South West of England who is dedicating her life to getting to the bottom</b> …

Pollution

Was another civilization on Earth before humans?

How do we know earlier industrial civilizations on Earth didn’t rise and fall long before humans appeared? That’s the question posed in a new …

Climate Change

A dietitian's photo of the same dishes with different calories will show you how to build a healthier meal

Cooking your own meals is one of the best ways to eat healthier because it allows you to control exactly what's going into your food. It can eliminate the chance of dining out and ordering a seemingly healthy option, like grilled chicken with veggies that have secretly been bathed in butter.<p>Cooking …

Healthy Eating

This is the Best Cast Iron Skillet, According to Our Food Editor

My Lodge cast iron skillet occupies some valuable real estate in my kitchen. It lives on the back burner of my stovetop. Sometimes it moves to …

Kitchens

Chronic Wasting Disease: Real Risk or Irrational Hype?

Science can’t give hunters a clear answer about the human risk from game infected with the disease, so they are left to decide for themselves.<p>This …

Wildlife

Computer Model Offers New Insights Into Yellowstone’s Dreaded Supervolcano

With its rushing rivers, sprawling canyons, and lush forests, Yellowstone National Park is an absolute treasure, but buried deep beneath its …

Geology

Five easy yoga poses that will make you feel like a million bucks

Roll up a blanket or towel into a tube shape and slide it underneath the balls of your feet. Stand up, with your heels planted on the ground and the …

Yoga

10 Discoveries Of Lost Cultures That May Rewrite Our History

It’s been said that history is written by the victors. But sometimes, history is rewritten (or at least given a few edits) by archaeologists, …

Archaeology

Small Alabama town raises a big stink about abandoned New York City 'poop train'

A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet.<p>In Parrish, Ala., population 982, the sludge-hauling "poop train" cars have sat idle near the Little League ball fields for more than two months, Mayor Heather …

Environmental Health

The San Francisco Bay Area has an earthquake 'time bomb' that could devastate the region — and it's worse than we thought

On this day 112 years ago, the San Andreas Fault under San Francisco rumbled apart, causing the devastating 1906 earthquake that swallowed city blocks, broke water mains, and triggered massive fires that burned for days.<p>The threat of another major quake for the Bay Area is "real and could happen at …

Geology

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Your diet soda might just be worse than a regular one.<p>There are a lot of myths about artificial sweeteners. The main one is that they’re actually better for you than regular sugar. Low-calorie sweeteners have been around for decades now, and we’re finally at a point where we’ve studied them enough …

Diabetes

The 18 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows Set In Space, Ranked

From "Firefly" to "Doctor Who," these are the voyages of television's top spaceships.<p>Space is a scary place, as we’ve seen in countless movies and TV …

Science Fiction

Climate Change Is Messing With Your Dinner

A fisherman cleans his catch offshore from Newlyn, U.K. Credit: Annie Sakkab/Bloomberg<p>By Agnieszka de SousaAgnieszka de Sousa and Hayley WarrenHayley …

Agriculture

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

The new reality of old age in America

Old Age

Climate change could transform gardens

David Shukman<p><b>Artificial lawns, plants from arid countries and flower beds designed to cope with floods are among future features of UK gardens outlined in a major new report.</b><p>As the world warms and weather patterns shift, the study by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) concludes that British …

Climate Change

Feast Your Eyes on All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming Out in April

Feast your eyes on this huge list of April releases, and maybe consider dabbling in weird science to grow an extra pair of peepers. There are tons of …

11 Landscape Design Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

Early spring is the season of hope: for the most beautiful garden ever. And you can have that. You also can lay the most charming front path in the …

Landscaping

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus

ISTANBUL — When 22 Christian refugees gathered in the basement of an apartment in Istanbul early on a recent Sunday afternoon, it was quickly clear that this was no ordinary prayer meeting. Several of them had Islamic names. There was an Abdelrahman and even a couple of Mohammads. Strangest of all, …

Al-Qaeda

Venezuela has a 'let them eat cake' moment

Bread has become all but impossible to find at many Venezuelan bakeries, which say Maduro's socialist government is not importing enough flour for them to make it.<p>Not so, insists the mustachioed heir to the late Hugo Chavez, who accuses bakeries of hoarding flour to destabilize his government and …

Venezuela

If you're ever questioning your self-worth, just watch this short video from Alan Watts...

How do you define yourself?<p>If you’re like most people, you probably answer that question by explaining your job, your name, your background….<p>But in …

Ten Reasons Why You Need a Journal for Your Creative Projects

There are tons of great apps available for tracking goals and ideas, but as with everything, sometimes the old ways are the best. If you are a writer …

Productivity

Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings!

<b>Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings!</b><p>Hamstring stretching has been listed as a remedy for sciatica, back, hip, and leg pain. Fitness and yoga courses instruct people how to stretch their hamstrings by bending forward from standing or lying with the knees straight and ankles flexed creating a targeted …

Yoga

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

Our addiction to consumption might just be what saves the planet from destruction

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing our planet today, but despite global progress in acknowledging the magnitude of the problem, it continues to elicit a lukewarm sense of urgency in the United States. Under the Trump administration and an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led …

The Global Drain: Why China’s Water Pollution Crisis Should Matter to the Rest of the World

Last year, Chinese and international media reported that more than 80% of shallow groundwater wells in areas of northern China were polluted. This followed a previous national survey in 2013, which estimated that more than half of the nation’s groundwater aquifers were contaminated. Groundwater …

Pollution

Extreme Birding in Cuba

Ornithologists Tim Gallagher and Martjan Lammertink went looking for the possibly-extinct Ivory-billed woodpecker in the protected Ojito de Agua area …

Birdwatching

7 apps that will help you cut down on paper clutter

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Incipio There many worthwhile benefits to going paperless: It is good for the environment. It will also help you declutter your workspace and …

Apps