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15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Eating fish improves kids' IQ scores and sleep, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children who eat fish once a week or more sleep better and score higher, on average, on IQ tests than children who never eat fish or do so less than once a week, according to study published last month in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>Studies have shown a connection between omega-3s -- …

University of Pennsylvania

The 20 Essential Recipes for Christmas Morning

If you're making a checklist for Christmas morning, it should include cozy pajamas and slippers, a good Christmas playlist, maybe a cracking fire, …

Spin out: The world’s most terrifying (yet beautiful) whirlpools

1: Naruto Straits whirlpool, Japan<p>This tidal wonder can be found in the Naruto Strait, between Naruto in Tokushima and Awaji Island in Hyōgo …

Royal Navy

10 Awesome Holiday Gifts for Map Lovers

You’re sure to find something on this list of unusual items to thrill your geographile friends and family.<p>If you’ve got a world traveler, geographile, map freak, or just someone who’s hard to shop for on your list this year, this roundup of gift ideas may be just what you need. All year long, we’ve …

University of Chicago

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Modernist Bread on 5 Things You Didn't Know About Yeast

Baking is applied microbiology. That may seem like an odd way to look at it, but it is only a modest exaggeration. All yeast breads and sourdoughs …

Buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese and Sloppy Joes: an Americana-inspired fireworks night feast

Bonfire Night food can all too often mean simply beef burgers and sausages – and while I’m a great fan of both, I thought I’d share some delicious alternatives for dinner while you wait for the fireworks to start.<p>Instead of a hot dog I’ve suggested my take on a Sloppy Joe – America’s sandwich of …

Next-Level Banana Bread, Courtesy of One Basic Ingredient

Banana bread plays an important role in most home baking repertoires. It holds sway in our minds as a delicious comfort food. It’s a staple of bakery counters; you can find it everywhere easily. But despite all that, it’s so ordinary. So simple. No one swoons over banana bread they way they do over …

10 Bucket List Trips Around the World You Probably Never Thought Of

If you’re looking for a place where you’ll be inspired, where you’ll see some of the most beautiful sights in your lifetime, these 10 travel …

Make Teriyaki Chicken in the Slow Cooker, Win Dinner

Arrange the chicken in a single layer in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Scatter the onion and garlic over the top. Whisk the soy …

A Practical Solution for Berries About to Go Bad

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Six months ago, I stopped buying jam and solved a fresh fruit waste problem that has plagued my kitchen since I had …

25 Landscape Photography Tips and Tricks That Will Deliver Spectacular Results (VIDEO)

We often turn to Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) for concise tutorials on shooting and editing landscape photographs. In the six-minute video below he …

7 genius smartphone photo hacks

It should be easier than ever to take gorgeous, frame-worthy photos right from your smartphone. That’s what Apple’s giant “Shot on iPhone” billboards suggest.<p>If that’s the case though, why do so many of the nearly 20,000 photos I’ve shot on my own iPhone over the past few years mostly stink? The …

Mobile Photography

Create Better Landscape Photos with These Focus Stacking Shooting and Editing Tips (VIDEO)

Landscape photographers often shoot at smaller apertures to increase depth of field in their images. But while that technique can deliver an …

10 of the best beach bars in Portugal

NORTH OF LISBON<p>Bar Do Guincho, Praia do Guincho, Alcabideche<p>Praia Grande do Guincho is a soft stretch of beach just north of Cascais with reliable north-westerly winds; it hosts national and international surf and kitesurfing competitions. Luis Rebelo’s chilled and slick beach bar opens June to …

European Travel

Hoxton Holidays: Hipster hotel chain launches ultimate package trip for millennials that combines city break with beach-side festival

Finding myself with a few days free in the summer, I was faced with the age-old question: should I go for an invigorating city break, squeeze in some …

England

Mozilla's new tool lets you send self-destructing 1GB files for free

Part of Mozilla’s work in building the open-source Firefox browser involves trialing new features be<p>The folks at Mozilla, who are behind Firefox, are testing a bunch of new tools and features for the popular open-source browser. That includes Send, a free cross-browser web app for sharing …

Apps

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest

<b>(CNN) —</b> The winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year have been announced. And, as always, the photographs are spectacular.<p>Sergio Tapiro Velasco of Mexico was awarded the prestigious grand prize for his awe-inspiring image of the moment an erupting volcano was hit by a …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Why this thermal wonderland should be on your New Zealand travel list

Just south of Auckland, the quaint town of Rotorua hosts one of New Zealand’s most unique natural destinations. The Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park is the …

This Amazing Devil’s Bridge in Germany Forms a Perfect Circle

Imagine a ‘devil’s bridge’ in Germany that creates a perfect circle with its reflection in the water. This optical illusion is a spectacular sight …

European Travel

ESA Video Shows How to Hack Your Webcam to See Infrared Radiation

A new video from the European Space Agency (ESA) provides step-by-step instructions for how to modify an inexpensive webcam so that it sees infrared …

Tony Robbins Says You Shouldn't Worry About Job Security. Here Are the Signs That It's Time to Find a New Job | Inc.com

Tony Robbins famously wrote:<p><i>"Most people never feel secure because they are always worried that they will lose their job, lose the money they already have, lose their spouse, lose their health, and so on. The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving</i> …

Pure seduction: You simply can’t resist this Guilt-free Dark Chocolate Recipe

We all love dessert. The post-meal sweetness is the highlight of a meal. However, we often try to avoid it, because we are worried about our healthy …

45 years of Pride: LGBT+ Londoners chat dating, culture, clubbing and activism through the decades

<i>This year marks 45 years of Pride. To celebrate we brought together different generations of LGBT+ Londoners to chat about dating, clubbing,</i> …

LGBTQI

From Tango to trekking: 7 epic Argentinian adventures

Dance the nights away in Buenos Aires, trek through Patagonia by day and discover Argentina’s surreal north on these trips through Latin American’s …

South America

Can You Make Restaurant-Style Pizza at Home? We Tested the Tips

You want to create homemade pizza that looks great (read: blackened freckles, stretchy cheese, crust bubbles), but you don't want to install a wood-burning oven in your fifth floor rental apartment.<p>Heck, you're not even sure want to invest in a baking steel. Or should it be a stone? (Listen, I feel …

Cast Iron Skillet

So you've never been to... Longplayer?

<b>In a nutshell:</b><p>Longplayer is a 1,000-year-long piece of music composed by Jem Finer (guitarist from The Pogues), which you can listen to in a lovely …

England

The summer solstice is upon us: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

Why do we have a summer solstice, anyway?<p>The summer solstice is upon us: June 20th and the 21st will be the longest days of 2017 for anyone living north of the equator. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the solstice is still pretty neat.<p>Technically …