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What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

It's Time to Talk About Saudi Arabia

In the House of Commons this past Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond made two announcements pertaining to Saudi Arabia that sounded like they came straight out of the ninth century. The first was that thanks to British diplomacy, Hammond did "not expect" that a young political …

Middle East

The only 15 foods worth buying organic

Instead we're faced with awkward produce-aisle decisions every time we step foot into a grocery store — is this worth paying 50¢, $1, $5 more?<p>What are the health implications, and is organic equally important across the board?<p>Let's get real here: Most organic food has not been proven to be "better" …

European Union

Physicist Lawrence Krauss Explains How Everything Comes from Nothing

Last fall, we featured a talk by the hot-shot theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, "A Universe from Nothing," which answered some big enchilada …

11 Fitness Apps That Are Better Than a Personal Trainer

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Apps

U.S. Women's Soccer Goalie Hope Solo Is Available

Hope Solo plays soccer, a lot. All around the world, in fact. So it’s no surprise that the United States Women’s National Team goalkeeper is having …

Hope Solo

5 of the Dumbest Things People Say in the Gym

Work out for long enough and you develop a love-hate relationship with the gym. And with humanity in general. Here are 5 examples of why.<p>Nobody wakes …

What Killed the Dinosaurs Was More Devastating Than an Asteroid

For nearly 40 years, paleontologists have argued over what really killed the dinosaurs. Was it an massive asteroid impact, or a spate of volcanic …

Earth Science

What's Going on in Syria? Key Updates on a Chaotic War

The calamitous and chaotic civil war in Syria just got a lot messier.<p>The five-year-old conflict, which began with a government crackdown on peaceful protests, has drawn a confusing array of players and alliances, fueled the growth of ISIS, and spawned a refugee crisis. The United States can't seem …

Middle East

Death toll from Hajj stampede is the latest point of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia

How many people died in the recent stampede at the Hajj in Saudi Arabia? It depends on who you ask.<p>The Saudis say that the total death toll was 769 people. The Iranians say more than 4,000 people have perished, at least 464 of them Iranians.<p>Rana Rahimpour of the BBC Persian says the Iranians accuse …

Saudi Arabia

Special-ops units

Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, fire a 120mm mortar during a tactical training exercise on Camp Roberts, California, January 30, 2014. Rangers constantly train to maintain the highest level of tactical proficiency.Pfc. Nathaniel Newkirk/US Army<p>The US Special Operations …

Military

Here's what the Syrian war looks like from Damascus, Turkey, and the ISIS de facto capital

The following three views provide unique perspectives into how the Syrian regime, the U.S. and Turkey, and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) perceive the battlefield.<p>The regime viewpoint, shown from Damascus looking northward toward Turkey, shows the recent Russian military buildup in …

Middle East

7 things you didn't know about US Army Special Forces

But for all most people think they know about Special Forces, there's a lot they don't. Here are 7 things that might surprise you.<p>1. They have a reputation for "creature comforts."<p>While Green Berets are known to rough it on missions, they're also known for bringing blankets and cots to training …

Military

Organic Cities: An Adaptive Plan for a Desert Megalopolis in the UAE

1/14<p>Organic Cities-Luca Curci Architects<p>These organic buildings designed by Luca Curci Architects could one day create a coastal megalopolis in the …

Architecture

Here are 5 cars that are serious about competing with Tesla

(Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)<p>The electric car has made leaps and bounds in terms capability and acceptability over the past few years. Leading …

Electric Vehicles

Strangest objects spotted on Mars after water find including 'alien scorpions', 'spoon' and a 'dark lady'

The hunt for alien life broke new ground today after water was discovered on Mars .<p>NASA announced the amazing find at a press conference earlier - …

Bose SoundTrue In-Ear headphones review: Upping the in-ear headphone game

Your choice of headphones has become more complex than finding the right smartphone or camera: in-ear or over the ear, noise cancelling vs noise …

Consumer Tech

Why the Model X is so important for Tesla

In its 12-year history, electric carmaker Tesla has held only a handful of lavish, highly anticipated launch events. Like Apple’s gadget unveilings, …

Tesla

9 food labels that probably don't mean what you think they mean

Which should you buy, the one that says "organic" or the one labeled "all-natural"?<p>The answer might surprise you. While many food labels sound similar, they can have vastly different meanings, both in terms of how products are grown or processed to how nutritious they are.<p>Here are some food labels …

Agriculture

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ISPs

The U.S. Army Plans for the War of the Future: Russia, Nukes and More

While no one knows when or which of these challenges will arise — or if an entirely different threat will emerge — the Army must be ready to answer …

10 FAQ About Learning Guitar

Interested in picking up your first guitar? If you’re reading this article, you’ve already taken the first step in beginning a fruitful musical …

Guitar

11 Yoga Poses Every Runner Needs to Know

Get loose before (or after) your run with a feel-good yoga workout that stretches your hamstrings, IT band, hip flexors, and other typically-tight …

Yoga

How to tell if produce is organic in 2 seconds

<b>If you’re unsure about the nature of supermarket produce, here’s the giveaway.</b><p>Some people have strict standards about eating organic fruits and …