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In Canada, Justin Trudeau takes pipelines in a new direction

It's getting harder to build an oil pipeline in Canada.<p>In 2013, when TransCanada Corp. proposed a cross-country pipeline that would be among the longest in the world, the Conservative Party was in power and the project's approval seemed a given.<p>But the new Liberal government of Prime Minister …

Canada

Physicist fires a gun at himself underwater to prove a point

You've got to hand it to the scientist in the above video: No matter how sure he was about what would happen when he fired the gun at himself, it …

Gym bunnies are wasting their time, study suggests

Hitting the gym in the hope of burning up calories to lose weight can backfire as the body adapts to higher activity levels, according to new research<p>Gym bunnies who spend hours working out in an attempt to shed unwanted flab are wasting their time, research suggests.<p>The body adapts to higher …

What Your Sweat Reveals About Your Health

Every time you sop up sweat with a towel after a hard workout, you wipe away potentially revealing information.<p>But sweat won’t be taken for granted …

University of California

Scientists Are Working to Drill a Mile-and-a-Half Hole Into the Earth

Geologists have been trying to drill down into the Earth's mantle for more than 50 years—and they may finally get there.<p>On the seafloor at a location in the Indian Ocean called the Atlantis Bank, about 800 miles southeast of Madagascar, scientists are working to drill 1.6 miles through the Earth's …

Dying Whales, Horrific Omen

Earth's ailing oceans are witnessing a shocking trend - dying whales.<p><i>Beached sperms whales along Dutch island of Texel in second week of Jan. 2016. Photo credit: washingtonpost.com</i><p>My colleagues at Baylor University, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institute perfected a …

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 quake strikes near San Simeon and Hearst Castle

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Saturday morning eight miles from San Simeon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:28 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter in the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Hearst Castle was …

A 4-minute workout is blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram — and you can do it anywhere

Since 2015, Pinterest searches for "Tabata workouts" have more than doubled in the past year, and there are over 200,00 Instagram posts tagged #Tabata— and counting.<p>But what is it?<p><b>Tabata is a highly efficient, interval-based workout that is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of</b> …

How Bad Is Your Breakfast Food? We Ranked 10 Popular Items

<i>By Laura Newcomer, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>By now most of us know that we’re supposed to eat breakfast. Noshing first thing in the morning has been shown …

The Worst Exercises, According To Personal Trainers

<i>By: Erin Kelly</i><p>@erinkellysays<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If 2016 is the year you vow to dust off your Converse high tops and get back to the gym, there are a few things you should know. Like, you need new shoes.<p>Oh, and the sit-up -- you know, that exercise you had to do for a minute if you wanted the …

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans, study says

There is a lot of plastic in the world’s oceans.<p>It coagulates into great floating “garbage patches” that cover large swaths of the Pacific. It washes up on urban beaches and remote islands, tossed about in the waves and transported across incredible distances before arriving, unwanted, back on …

Pollution

Scientists revive microscopic water bears after 30 years of deep freeze

The hardy tardigrade sets a new personal best<p>In the Animal Olympics event of Surviving Horrible Things, tardigrades would take home the gold, silver, and the bronze. These eight-legged, microscopic creatures — also known as "water bears" — are probably the hardiest animals in existence, able to …

Here's what you need to eat more of if you want to sleep better

If you have insomnia or ever toss and turn at night, wondering why you can’t fall asleep, a new study says it could very well be due to what you ate …

TRUMP: I was joking when I said the Chinese 'created' the concept of climate change

During the debate, Sanders said he couldn't imagine electing a president who believed that climate change is "a hoax invented by the Chinese." Sanders specifically cited Trump to make his point.<p>That was an apparent reference to a 2012 tweet by Trump, in which the real-estate mogul wrote, "The …