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5 things that burn as many calories as a run

Bathtubs across the world overflowed this week after a study was released comparing taking a hot bath to moderate exercise. Researchers at …

TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?

The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these …

7 of America's Most Beautiful Tulip Farms

Because a hand-picked bouquet of tulips is the ultimate souvenir.<p>1 Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm | Woodburn, Oregon<p>During Easter weekend in 1985, the …

Tulips

Las Vegas mom loses almost 80 pounds without surgery or joining a gym

Shannon Fleming transformed her body without setting foot in a gym.<p>The Las Vegas mom has lost almost 80 pounds in one year after deciding to skip weight-loss surgery and slim down on her own. She gets plenty of exercise, but in places you might not expect.<p>Fleming, who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, …

Giant Arecibo telescope faces closure

It has helped guard our planet from the threat of wayward asteroids, studied some of the most remote bodies in the cosmos and been used to make countless invaluable astronomical discoveries. For good measure, the Arecibo radio telescope, one of the world’s largest observatories, provided the …

Telescopes

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Best Products for Curly Hair

From a $5 comb to the ultimate beach spray.<p>I'm not proud to admit it, but I used to <i>hate</i> my curly hair. I would wake up two hours before school to blow-dry and straighten it (... this was before I knew you weren't supposed to wash your hair every day. Sorry, hair.) and did everything I could to tame …

I Escaped the Black Hole of My Phone

Mindfulness was my way out.<p>We are living in a time of collective disorientation and mental clutter. Smartphone addiction and social media have exaggerated our already-accelerated pace of daily life. We are confused, agitated and more reliant on technology to perpetually bring us happiness than any …

Mindfulness

Scientists Find Plants And Animals Are Evolving To Live In Cities

It's happening with surprising speed.<p>A study analyzing 1,600 cases around the world determined that plants and animals are adapting their phenotypes for the urban environment, changes that could affect the ecosystems and human well-being.<p>Phenotypes are the physical manifestation of genes. If you …

'World's Oldest Man' Celebrates 146th Birthday And Says Key To Long Life Is 'Patience'

Mbah Gotho may be the oldest person to have ever lived.<p>A centenarian who claims to be the world’s oldest man says he recently celebrated his 146th …

Longevity

A virus first found in chickens is implicated in human obesity

As someone who's struggled with his weight all his life (and who comes from a family with similar problems), I've long been fascinated with the …

Hm, science says that we're attracted to people based on what they eat

Think you know the rules of attraction? When it comes to dating and chemistry, we might have been looking at relationships the wrong way. Instead of …

Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity

2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity.<p>Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year …

In a social experiment, Finland starts giving a $587 monthly income to 2,000 citizens

Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to 560 euros, or $587, in a unique social experiment it hopes will cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment.<p>Olli Kangas from the Finnish government agency KELA, which …

Universal Basic Income

Researchers Are Developing Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out Tumours

Almost like a cancer vaccine.<p>Cancer research is an area of medical science that, rightfully, gets considerable attention.<p>There are nearly 14.5 …

10 Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

It also burns calories, of course. At a 10-minute per mile pace—roughly the average guy’s marathon pace—you’ll fry about 10 calories a minute.<p>That’s …