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7 Fast Weight Loss Tips - Lose 10 Pounds In A Week

Wouldn't it be great if you could eat as much as you like and still lose weight?<p>You can actually do that when you know which foods to eat to lose …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

National Parks

Making Moonshine In A Homebuilt Reflux Still [Video]

Hackett distills some drinkable biofuel<p>In times of chaos, alcohol is a rare commodity that has universally recognized value. It can fuel engines, clean wounds, and ease social interaction. It’s also shockingly easy to make.<p>The first step is fermentation. Yeast cells are not good planners. If you …

Alcohol

Researchers Discover a New Signaling Pathway to Combat Excess Body Weight

Dyed red lipid droplets that can be stored during differentiation .<p><i>An international team of researchers has discovered a new signaling molecule</i> …

Neuroscience

This New Method of Farming Could Change Where Our Food Comes From

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Urban Agriculture

30 minute ice-packs could be key to burning away body fat, say scientists

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From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

How the war on terror is killing America

In the 13 years since 9/11, the U.S. has become less free, more impoverished, more militarized and, worst of all, a country built on fear<p>If America …

Watch a Noodle Master Make Soba by Hand

Here's the first video out of <b>MAD 4</b>, in which soba master <b>Tatsuru Rai</b>, the chef and owner of Hokkaido's Rakuichi Soba, makes soba noodles by hand. His rhythmic rolling, tidy piles of flour, precise cuts, and gentle movements are mesmerizing. Chef and host René Redzepi introduces Rai in a whisper and …

Hawaiian Moonshine Exists, And It's So Good It's Been Outlawed Twice

Pay attention, hipsters. This is the quirkiest artisanal liquor you're ever going to find.<p>Meet okolehao -- the lightly sweet, smooth and super potent Hawaiian moonshine that was so good, it was outlawed <i>twice</i> in the islands. After all, when you live on the world's most remote landmass, you have to …

Vest And Scarf Made From Spider Silk

In the future, spider-strengthened silk could go into bulletproof vests.<p>This silk scarf and vest have a nice drape and pretty color, but that's not why everyone here at <i>Popular Science</i> covets them. No, we're wishing they were ours because they're made of super-strong, transgenic spider silk. …

Shine on, Harvest Moon!

Did you see the moonrise last night? Gorgeous. And – for those in the Northern Hemisphere, now near our autumnal equinox – we’re now due for lovely …

Inside Noiva do Cordeiro — a remote Brazilian village where nearly all the residents are women

The village of Noiva do Cordeiro is nestled in Belo Vale, which translates as “beautiful valley.” And it is not hard to see why.<p>About 300 miles north …

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How far is a light-year?

How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post explains light-years in terms of a scale of miles and kilometers.<p>Stars other than our sun …

Astronomy

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

Bacterial nanowires: Not what we thought they were

For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of "electric bacteria" that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them …

High hopes: Investors take aim at Canada’s marijuana industry

Paul Rosen, CEO of PharmaCan Capital, has visited dozens of medical marijuana firms to decide which one to invest in. (Peter Power For The Globe and Mail)<p>The question flickered through Paul Rosen’s mind: “Is this the day I die?”<p>The 50-year-old merchant banker was on his way to tour a medical …

Cannabis

Ticks That Can Make People Severely Allergic To Meat Are Spreading In The U.S.

Interviews with doctors suggest the Lone Star tick, and the allergy to sugars in red meat that it can cause, is on the rise.<p>Mike Abley will always remember the last hamburger he ever ate. It was more than 20 years ago, and he recalls the meat being particularly juicy and delicious.<p>But a few hours …

Disease

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Ammunition

Exploring the Trifid Nebula

It’s a stellar nursery, a cluster of young stars, a bright red emission nebula, a lovely blue reflection nebula, and an interesting dark nebula …

Incredible Photos From Spacecraft’s 4 Billion-Mile Journey

Last week, a small spacecraft named Rosetta caught up with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Their rendezvous took place between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter and marked the end of a 10-year, 4 billion-mile chase.<p>The journey took Rosetta along a tortuous, dizzying path as it traveled from Earth to …

FYI: Can Praying Mantises Eat Hummingbirds?

That's one badass mantis<p>I was recently alerted to a video showing a praying mantis attacking a hummingbird. "Wait," I thought, "mantises can catch hummingbirds?" This seemed unlikely to me, due to the size difference. I searched and found several videos purporting to show a hummingbird "murdered" …

Scientists Explain Mystery Behind Sand Dune That Swallowed Boy

Decomposing trees and homes may be responsible for the sand dune hole that swallowed a boy in June 2013.<p><b>Decomposing trees, dilapidated houses, and other items buried over 70 years by a rapidly moving sand dune could be responsible for a sudden and mysterious hole that swallowed a six-year-old boy</b> …