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What Your Resting Heart Rate Can Tell You About Your Fitness

One of the often-highlighted features of the new iteration of the Apple Watch is its ability to track your resting heart rate (I mentioned it in my …

Fitness Technology

How Gut Health and Depression Could Be Connected

The Connection Between Gut Health and Depression<p>Got the blues? Your gut bacteria could be to blame.<p>November 29, 2017<p>In the world of medicine and …

Growing underground: the Lowline urban garden buried in New York's catacombs

What do you do once you've built a 450-square-metre underground park? If you're Daniel Barasch and James Ramsey, you make it 100 times bigger. In …

I can't stop looking at this weird animal Twitter account

Nature can be truly astonishing. If you’ve seen the first episode of BBC’s Planet Earth II, you might be thinking the same — grandiose scenes featuring the most majestic of nature’s animals.<p>But there are also a lot of lesser-known creatures that are at least as interesting, and maybe even more so. …

Bed bugs

Letter gets there by hand-drawn map

<b>There are many stories of messages in bottles travelling thousands of miles before being picked up and read, and letters arriving decades after they were posted. But here is a different twist.</b><p>Rebecca Cathrine Kaadu Ostenfeld was reportedly surprised when a letter was delivered to the horse farm …

Christmas Cards

You Asked: Why Can’t I Remember Things?

You spaced on that lunch meeting you said you’d attend, or you forgot a promise you’d made to a friend. Minor memory lapses strike us all from time …

The Brain

Can Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Treat Depression?

<i>This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There is growing evidence that inflammation—already known to be …

Louisiana Sheriffs Hid a Gun That Could Free a Man and Then Blamed Hurricane Katrina

Louisiana deputies say evidence that could exonerate a murderer was lost in Hurricane Katrina—but their parish didn’t flood.<p>RESERVE, Louisiana — One …

The superfish challenge: Michael Phelps vs real fish - Science News - ABC News

Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps aka The Superfish is competing in his final Olympic Games before he retires.<p>Yesterday, the veteran of five …

Swimming

Top 8 Photography Tips for Beginners

Everyone loves a well-taken picture. Be it landscapes, abstract, fashion or any other object, images transcend a feeling that few things can achieve. …

Does Red Wine Protect Against Heart Disease?

This question is always a debate point whether alcohol is good for health or not. Studies have found that those who drink alcohol in small amounts …

Scientists Just Figured Out How This Bird Can Fly For Months Without Landing

The great frigate can stay aloft for 56 days by riding natural updrafts.<p>Plenty of birds fly vast distances on their migratory trips around planet Earth. But the most amazing of all might the frigate bird, which can stay aloft for <i>two months</i> straight without landing or resting. How the heck do they …

Birds

Lane Coder – Underwater Photography

“Coming Up For Air”, a series of sensual and highly aesthetic underwater photographs by Lane Coder.<p>The American photographer Lane Coder was born and …

Underwater Photography

Florida declares state of local emergency over influx of ‘God-awful’ toxic algae

Miles of waterways and beaches in St Lucie and Martin counties swamped with foul-smelling algae, causing skin rashes and raising concerns over marine animals<p>An area of southern Florida has been hit by an “unprecedented” outbreak of blue-green algae, causing miles of waterways and beaches to be …

Obama Administration

Drake Joined Rihanna On Stage Again And They Were Literally Perfect

Aubrih forever.

Rihanna

Fishes Have Feelings, Too

Washington — IN March, two marine biologists published a study of giant manta rays responding to their reflections in a large mirror installed in their aquarium in the Bahamas. The two captive rays circled in front of the mirror, blew bubbles and performed unusual body movements as if checking …

Habitats

Ever wondered how animals sleep?

For most kids, the biggest concern about sleep is being told to go to bed before you want to. Things are different for animals. Unless animals are at the top of their food chain, most can’t afford to get a good night’s sleep. (Or a good day’s sleep, if they’re nocturnal.) Why? Because they have to …

Sea Otters

World's longest insect is twice the length of your worst nightmare

62.4-centimeter-long insect was originally mistaken for part of a tree<p>Scientists in China report that they've found the world's longest insect — a new species of stick insect of the genus <i>Phryganistria</i> that measures overhalf a meter. According to state media outlet <i>Xinhua</i><i>,</i> the specimen was discovered …

Insects

A new study revealed that you only need one minute of intense exercise a few times a week to get fit

A team of scientists from McMaster University in Canada found that one minute of very intense exercise produces similar results to longer, more traditional endurance training.<p>The study, published in the journal PLOS One, set out to determine if sprint interval training was a time-efficient exercise.<p>…

Exercise

These Four Common Insects Can Help You Find Water In a Survival Situation

If you’re lost out in the wild, finding a source of drinkable water is one of your number one priorities. These four pesky little bugs might actually …

When You're Tapped Before Age 30: 5 Behaviors That Burn Us Out

In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: Exhaustion, disinterest, poor performance, irritability, lack of empathy.<p>The media often claims it’s caused by bad work environments; bad coworkers; bad bosses. This is partially true: Employees with large caseloads experience burnout more often. …

Psychology

He Loved Sea Turtles. They Killed Him for It.

It’s not only the drug cartels that use deadly violence to eliminate their enemies. When environmentalists stand up to big business, they’re liable …

12 of the most expensive cocktails in the world

Aficionados rarely use top-shelf booze on mixed drinks. If you were lucky enough to score a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year, chances are you dropped several thousand bucks on the opportunity to sip it neat — maybe with an ice cube or two. But bartenders and beverage directors at upscale …

Alcohol

The world's deadliest animal isn't a shark or even a human

The world's deadliest creature isn't what you'd expect. A 2014 graphic from Bill Gates' blog outlined the number of deaths per year related to animals. Scroll down and you'll see the biggest offender: mosquitoes.<p>Yes, mosquitoes — the pesky bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to …

Public Health

Aquaculture

Solaiman Sheik shows off the harvest from his father’s small pond near Khulna, Bangladesh: freshwater prawns, a profitable export. The family also raises fish in the pond and, in the dry season, rice fertilized by fish waste—a polyculture that has tripled output with little environmental …

Americans are living with hundreds of unseen insects in their homes

Sometimes family seem like a nuisance, but there’s a good chance we share our living quarters with several hundred unwanted guests.<p>Researchers from North Carolina State University found nearly 600 species of spiders, beetles, flies, and other insects across 50 free-standing homes—all of which were …

Apple Releases Music Memos, A Recorder App For Musicians

Voice Memos has long been a sort of catchall for iPhone users that want to record anything that makes sound. For musicians the stock iPhone app has been a useful tool, but perhaps no more useful than any other basic recorder for capturing music creation.<p>In conjunction with today’s GarageBand …

Apps

The Two Best Workouts for Stress Relief

Exercise is one of the best stress relievers known to man. "Even after one workout exercisers report reduced feelings of stress and improvements to overall mood," she says. Studies show that sustained, rhythmic, repetitive exercise for at least 30 minutes boosts feelings of happiness and reduces …

Exercise

Has This Website Cracked The Code For Searching Through Netflix’s Library?

Netflix Streaming is a fantastic product, and it’s one of the reasons why the internet is so damn yummy. But, for those — like myself — who crave buckets of binge, we just wish there was a smarter, easier way to find the TV and film titles that we can queue. It’s a difficult task at times, …

Entertainment