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7 Foods to Help You Lose That Beer Gut

Follow these steps to kick your metabolism into high gear.<p>1. Broccoli<p>When brainstorming what to have for dinner, think about filling half of your plate with brightly colored vegetables like broccoli. It's low in calories and high in water and fiber content to help you feel full, plus it ups your …

Nutrition

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how …

NASA Maps Show How Fast New Orleans Is Sinking

Using NASA airborne radar, scientists have shown the degree to which New Orleans and its surrounding areas are sinking each year. Mostly caused by …

Sony's Xperia XA Ultra is all screen, and even more camera

Selfie-obsessed shutterbugs after a stylish statement phone will be drawn to this 6-inch device like moths to a flame.<p>Sony has yet to put its freshly introduced Xperia X smartphone range on sale and it's already updating the lineup with a new 6-inch model.<p>Enter the Xperia XA Ultra. It might be late …

Phones

The 10 world landmarks that have to be on your bucket list

There are some landmarks so iconic they appear on almost every traveler's bucket list.<p>From the Taj Mahal to Machu Picchu, a visit to these sites is …

The Conversation

Readers respond to our April 2016 cover story.<p>The Obama Doctrine<p><i>In April, Jeffrey Goldberg reported on the president’s foreign policy. John Bew called the article “a masterpiece of journalism” in</i> New Statesman<i>, while former U.S. Representative Barney Frank said Goldberg’s interviews with Obama</i> …

Reminders finally available in Google Calendar for the web

Bringing reminders to Google Calendar was only a natural progression. After all, the Search Giant offers them in Google Keep, Google Now and Inbox. This feature was long overdue and finally introduced last December, but it seems Google itself needed a reminder, as there was a key part of the puzzle …

Google Calendar

25 fun, affordable places to retire around the world

Retirement means more than golf and gardening for an increasing number of Americans looking for fun outdoor activities, international adventures and cutting-edge cuisine later in life.<p>And while there are countries, cities and states that offer more affordability for retirees, the best place to …

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

These are the 15 habits which creep people out the most, according to science

Why is it that we find people creepy? Sometimes, the answer is obvious: it’s the clown suit.<p>But a new study suggests that creepiness occurs when we …

Watch: The Dalai Lama just dissed Trump in the nicest way possible

THE AMERICAN NEWS MEDIA KEEPS asking one question that the world’s religious leaders really don’t want to answer: “What do you think about Donald …

7 things about sex that no one talks about, but everyone should know

1. The average length of heterosexual intercourse is 7-14 minutes, start to finish.<p>Homosexual women, on the other hand, spend at least 30-45 minutes, …

Inflammation

Have You Ever Noticed Chihuahuas Look Exactly Like Blueberry Muffins

Puppies and carbs are two of life's greatest treasures, so combining the two is, naturally, a one-way ticket to viral fame. A clever Twitter user by the name of @teenybiscuit is currently delighting the internet with images showing the uncanny similarities between various dog breeds and random …

Bear Species That Inspired Teddy Bear No Longer Endangered

A species of bear that inspired the teddy bear was taken off the threatened species list Friday, according to an announcement from the Department of …

Procrastinating at work makes you more creative, research suggests

Chronic procrastinators are likely to be more creative, a new book claims<p>Here’s some very good news for all the procrastinators out there.<p>Next time your boss questions why you haven’t yet completed that important task you can point them towards this research.<p>Avoiding certain tasks may seem like a …

Brian loves hunting fish, going swimming, and being a spider

Say hello to Brian, full name <i>Dolomedes briangreenei,</i> the most recently discovered spider in Australia. (Although considering it's Australia, it's probably only the 10th most recently discovered spider now). According to a report from <i>Mashable Australia</i>, Brian was revealed at the World Science …

Google's working on a new version of Now that won't need a data connection

Google publishes hundreds of research papers every year covering everything from algorithms to education and an upcoming project set to be presented later this month seeks to be the best AI assistant you ever had.<p>You may have already run into difficulty when trying to use something like Google Now …

Android News

Astronaut's Daughter: I Gave My Dad a Giant Bear Hug

I am an average sixth grader who goes to school every day and likes to hang out with my friends on the weekends. I love to read, play video games, …

Bizarre shape-shifting material invented by Harvard

A new wonder material invented by Harvard University can change shape, be stiff or flexible, and fold away completely<p>It is the ultimate dream for campers. A lightweight, flat-pack home which pops into perfect alignment after being plucked from a backpack.<p>Now engineers at Harvard University have …

8 Impossible-to-Botch Breads

Making homemade bread sounds intimidating. No one wants to invest the time, only to have the bread come out of the oven totally different than what they expected. But these simple recipes are so straightforward, they're actually <i>impossible</i> to botch.<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Focaccia is a flavorful and …