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10 Biological Mysteries That Continue To Baffle Scientists

For centuries, scientists have used biology to help understand life. Many phenomena that our ancient ancestors have attributed to the gods and …

How to Work Out When You Have No Time, From the Founder of TRX

No more excuses.<p>In the mid-90's, Randy Hetrick was a Navy SEAL deployed on a counter-piracy mission in southeast Asia, holed up in a warehouse, trying to figure out how to stay in the kind of shape necessary to quickly scale the side of a freighter while wearing 75 pounds of gear. He had …

7 Jump-Rope YouTube Workouts for Every Day This Week

Getting your heart rate up is a key component of an effective workout, but fitting in cardio can become boring from time to time. While following a running training plan, killing it at spin class and mixing it up with ClassPass can help keep things interesting, combining quick bursts of movement …

Exercise

Climate Change May Be Causing Earth's Poles To Shift

Scientists solve mystery of why the planet's axis is tilting eastward.<p>The position of Earth's axis has dramatically shifted, likely because of melting ice sheets (fueled by climate change) and natural changes in water storage on land, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances.<p>Erik …

Earth Science

Simon & Garfunkel’s 'Sound of Silence' climbs charts thanks to ‘Sad Affleck’ video

Simon & Garfunkel’s 1966 classic “The Sound of Silence” is climbing the rock charts thanks to an Internet meme poking fun of Ben Affleck, according …

Drew Barrymore just opened up about her divorce in a very real way

We’re still pretty sad about the recently-announced divorce between Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant Will Kopelman. According to <i>PEOPLE</i>, …

Drew Barrymore

Here’s how climate change will affect what you eat

Could some foods go extinct, or is the threat exaggerated? BBC Future investigates the myths and the reality.<p>Earlier this year, scientists warned that one in six animal species could go extinct due to climate change. Could the same thing happen to our crops and other foodstuffs too?<p>It’s clear that …

'For Allah' Inscription Found on Viking Era Ring

Ancient tales about Viking expeditions to Islamic countries had some elements of truth, according to recent analysis of a ring recovered from a 9th …

Archaeology

Dahr Jamail | Not a Fish Tale: Humans Are Ingesting Plastic Thanks to Ocean Pollution

(Photo: Plastic Bag via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)<p>Humans generate more than 300 million tons of plastic annually — an amount equal to the …

We tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine that's going viral, and it actually works

But as it turns out, the app actually, well, works you out.<p>We tried it for the first time in January, and we're still hooked. It's become so popular that The New York Times recently released its own version of the app.<p>It's perfect on the weekends, when I can't make it to a yoga class, or as …

The enormous carbon footprint of food that we never even eat

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions frequently center on clean energy, more efficient transportation and sustainable agriculture. But research suggests that if we really want to pay attention to our carbon footprints, we should …

Agriculture

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? L<p>You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who's …

Ginger Is Effective In Killing Cancer Cells, Study Finds

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Surge in renewable energy stalls world greenhouse gas emissions

Falling coal use in China and the US and a shift towards renewable energy globally saw energy emissions level for the second year running, says IEA<p>Falling coal use in China and the US and a worldwide shift towards renewable energy have kept greenhouse gas emissions level for a second year running, …

Renewable Energy

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

New Species of Bacteria Eats Plastic

Japanese researchers find Ideonella sakaiensis microbe can decompose PET<p>Bacteria can gobble up oil spills, radioactive waste and, now, plastic. Researchers in Japan said they have discovered a species of microbe that eats PET, the polymer widely used in food containers, bottles and synthetic fibers.<p>…

Bacteria

15 easy ways to reduce food waste

<b>About a third of the planet’s food doesn't get consumed, here's how you can help stem the tide from farm to landfill.</b><p>It appears that food waste is …

Scientists tweak genes and grow a dinosaur leg on a chicken

By on March 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm<p>This just in from the what-could-possibly-go-wrong department: Scientists from the Universidad de Chile, headed by …

The Future of Farming May Live Inside This Box

Could shipping containers be the future of local produce? A Boston-based startup called Freight Farms thinks so.<p>The company is transforming the containers into grow machines – or what they like to call “Leafy Green Machines” – in hopes of turning everyday people into farmers.<p>“We are taking this …

2 Moves That Build Stronger, Bigger, More Athletic Legs

Do these exercises at the end of your workout to score wheels of steel<p>When it comes to building your lower body, your go-to movements are probably the squat and the deadlift.<p>But <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour suggests thinking outside the rack.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED From <i>Men’s</i> …

An Alaskan tunnel yields clues to Earth's fragile permafrost

Time travel in science fiction novels is tricky if not completely unpredictable. But it is possible to at least peer into the past as some climate scientists in Alaska are doing.<p>Scientists are actively trying to understand what's happening to the Earth's permafrost, the frozen layer of organic …

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Amazing American Civil War photos turned into glorious color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s, but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black-and-white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

October is typically the time of year when people break out the popcorn and settle in for a few scary movies—ones usually involving a scream queen …