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How to Get Ripped Like Brad Pitt in ‘Fight Club’

When <i>Fight Club</i> first hit the big screen in 1999, people weren’t just blown away by the big-screen adaptation of one of Chuck Palahniuk’s most …

Fitness

This young man conquered Mount Everest in just 26 hours

Kílian Jornet is running to the top of the world, one mountain summit at a time. Jornet just scaled Mount Everest in under 26 hours, which is the …

An App That Allows You To Identify Any Plant With A Picture

<i>Shazam</i> changed our music lovin' lives by allowing us to find out the artist or title of virtually any song playing by letting the app "listen" and …

19 One-Pan Recipes That Cut Your Meal-Prep Time in Half

Putting together a week’s worth of food in advance saves time and is pretty much the responsible thing to do. But it can also make for a serious mess …

This Browser Extension Will Help You Read Paywalled Science Papers for Free

Probably the suckiest thing about science is the fact that lots of the time you can’t read the research yourself. If it’s not open access and you’re …

Data From 14 Million Papers Is Now Available Online For Free

The future is open-access.<p>The Initiative of Open Citations (140C) announced today that science papers' reference lists will now be accessible to …

Social Sciences

What is kanji?

This fermented Indian probiotic drink has a carrot and beetroot base.<p>As Americans embrace fermented foods and the health benefits they can provide, …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Genetics

Top 15 STEM Toys for 2017

Changing Planet<p>As parents we many times feel overwhelmed with all the advertisements and options for buying young kids the best presents. How can you find something that will be fun for kids, while helping them grow in educational and productive ways? As the father of a new baby girl, I’ve realized …

Kids

Monsanto isn’t feeding the world, it’s killing our children

Two new reports issue indictments of U.S. and global regulatory systems in collusion with chemical companies<p><i>“How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?”</i> —<i>Dr. Jane Goodall</i><p>Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body …

Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world

As a sustainable lifestyle blogger, my job is to make conscious consumerism look good. Over the course of four years Instagramming eco-friendly outfits, testing non-toxic nail polish brands, and writing sustainable city guides, I became a proponent of having it all—fashion, fun, travel, …

Sustainability

Cheap-to-buy, easy-to-build mini Lego drone is the stuff of childhood dreams

What self-respecting kid (or, perhaps, what kid who would rather stay indoors than play outside) didn’t at some point use their Legos to piece …

Lego

10 Enticing Reasons to Explore Nebraska's Great Outdoors

Let’s be honest—if you’re an outdoor enthusiast planning your next great American adventure, Nebraska may not be the first place that springs to …

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

Alton Brown's Recipe For Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Everybody loves having a steaming hot mug of cocoa during those cold winter months, but over the years the convenience of always having instant hot …

The U.S. government has used a section of the Patriot Act after 9/11 to criminalize people of color

Post-9/11, the threat of terrorism has justified detention, incarceration and mass surveillance<p>“Do you have any prejudice against Muslims?” We heard the judge ask a set of questions to each potential juror. To this inquiry, one middle aged white woman said, “Yes.” Judge William Duffey Jr. asked her …

Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”

History is peppered with famous artists, actors and musicians who were highly intelligence and creative, and experienced significant mood swings. …