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14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists' Struggles

The list below includes rich picture books that could be read aloud to teens as well as graphic novels, short biographies and collections of …

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

National Parks

Coding is fun: here's how to ignite the developer spark in children

Basic coding fundamentals are no longer optional for high school graduates who want to excel in the modern workforce. Every child won’t grow up to be a developer, but the ability to understand how computers and AI work is important in almost every industry – and becoming more so every year.<p>Luckily, …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?

Prolotherapy is a procedure where a natural irritant is injected into the soft tissue of an injured joint. Supporters believe that it may provide …

Pain

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

How you work matters, but what you work on matters a lot more.<p>Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing …

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

Study Skills

One-off, 10-minute treatment 'cures' most lower back pain

A new 'minimally invasive' treatment provides long-term relief from crippling back pain, according to new research.<p>The majority of patients in a trial were pain-free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for lower back pain and sciatica for just 10 minutes.<p>Lower back …

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

6 Bad Mental Habits That Are Holding You Back (and How to Replace Them With New Ones)

A few small changes to your thought patterns can make a very big difference.<p>When it comes to reaching your goals, do your mental patterns help you or hurt you? The answer is almost certainly both. Most of us have learned to envision a future we want to achieve and taken steps to achieve that …

The Best High-Intensity Exercises for a Toned Core

In order to boost overall strength, it’s essential to work on tightening and toning your core. That’s because the muscles in the core serve as the …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Deadly bacteria on chickens now resistant to antibiotics in half of cases

Half the strains of a deadly food poisoning bug, which is common in supermarket chicken, are now resistant to the most effective antibiotics, a new report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned.<p>The campylobacter bacteria kills around 100 people in Britain each year and is responsible for …

Smoking More Likely to Kill HIV Patients Than the Virus

Health news<p>Smoking is so deadly that it may be more likely to kill HIV patients than the virus, researchers reported Thursday.<p>A second study helps explain why -- it causes dozens of cancer-causing DNA mutations.<p>New cocktails of HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, even though they don't cure the …

Public Health

This misshapen pebble is actually the first dinosaur brain fossil ever found

Can it unlock the mystery of dinosaur IQ?<p>On a dark winter night in 2004, Jamie Hiscocks spotted an oddly shaped stone on a beach by his home in Sussex, England. “I could see in my torchlight structured detail on the surface of the object,” Hiscocks, a fossil hunter by trade, told me in an email. …

Blood Vessels

Record-breaking common swifts fly for 10 months without landing

article<p>Nature News & Comment<p>The small birds spend most of their lives on the …

These amazing little birds just broke the world record for nonstop flight

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The common swift is “the greyhound of the sky,” Anders Hedenström says. Shaped like a torpedo, with long, blade-like wings, it effortlessly swoops and soars through the air, riding the wind like a creature out of mythology. …

Birds

Want to build muscle? It’s not what you eat, but when

Studying the human body isn't rocket science – in some cases, it's much harder.<p>"I tell my grad students that we can put a man on the moon, but we still can't come to a consensus on how much protein to give him here on earth," says Dr. Rajavel Elango, a researcher at the University of British …

Smoking Permanently Damages Your DNA, Study Finds

Health news<p>Smoking scars DNA in clear patterns, researchers reported Tuesday. Most of the damage fades over time, they found — but not all of it.<p>Their study of 16,000 people found that while most of the disease-causing genetic footprints left by smoking fade after five years if people quit, some …

9 apps every college student should be using

As fall approaches, the weather cools off, Pumpkin Spice Lattés make their much anticipated return, and college students head back to campus.<p>One of the most useful back-to-school supplies might be something students already keep in their back pocket: a smartphone. A well-stocked app suite helps …

Apps

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The added cost of eating red meat — a quicker death, scientists say

By Darryl Fears<p>Darryl Fears<p>Reporter focusing on the Chesapeake Bay and issues affecting wildlife<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Chew on this: New research offers more evidence that vegetarians not only live better, but also longer.<p>A group of scientists led by Mingyang Song at the Massachusetts General Hospital …

General Hospital

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us

If you've recently had a drink, we have some terrible news for you.<p>An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body.<p>The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several …

A Panel of Dermatologists and Experts Think These are the Most Effective Green Beauty Products Out There

The best all-natural makeup, hair, and skin saviors on the market.<p>When ELLE kicked off our annual eco-beauty awards 10 years ago, we wanted to recognize the handful of companies that were committed to using all-natural ingredients and making the world a better place. Fast-forward a decade, and the …

The Only 4 Strength-Training Exercises You Really Need

You can do these strength moves any time, at any fitness level.<p>I do my best to run 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I’m traveling and my normal routine is thrown off track. Instead of completely scrapping my …

How club drug ketamine fights depression

Breakdown product of drug reduces signs of depression in mice without side effects.

The Weightlifting Routine That Helped This Runner Put On 40 Pounds Of Muscle

Ryan Hall is the fastest American-born marathoner. After his retirement, he set his sights on the bulking up<p>When Ryan Hall returned to the Boston Marathon in April to make appearances, all anybody could talk about was his size. Since he announced his retirement from professional running this …

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

Need to give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from a marvelous TED talk on--what else?--communication.<p>Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be …