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Humans Will Never Be More Physically Perfect Than NBA Stars, Say Scientists

'Modern societies have allowed our species to reach its limits.'<p>There are some truly big men playing in the NBA. At 7’3’’, Latvian-born Kristaps …

Easily settle your debts with these 11 money-transfer apps

We’ve all been there. You’re out to dinner with a group of friends, the check for the meal arrives, and to make things easier on the waitress, you …

The Sad Truth Behind Taking Vitamin C and Zinc for Colds

Cold season has descended upon us. You’ve got to shake these chills. You’ll do anything if there’s hope of some release from the discomfort of your …

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

Americans work less than ever before but still feel like there's no free time — and there's a simple explanation

How come?<p>The psychologist Adam Alter offered one reason in his 2017 TED talk "Why our screens make us less happy." He says that screen-based devices eat up what precious free time we have left.<p>But that may only be part of the story when it comes to the lack of leisure time. Here's why it feels like …

TED Talks

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Humans are just starting to understand this nearly invincible creature — and it's fascinating

Scientists are just starting to understand the tardigrade. It can survive boiling water, outer space, and extreme radiation. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This funny looking little guy can survive boiling hot water, outer space, and decades without food or water. It's called a "tardigrade" …

Biology

Start Rolling Your Blunts and Fly Through a Nebula in the Latest Batch of Hubble Space Videos

Watch alien planets evaporate and black holes lurk in this motherlode of videos.<p>Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has become perhaps the most prolific purveyor of high-quality space porn in history. From its kaleidoscopic deep field shots, which contain multitudes of galaxies, to …

Trump links border wall, green-card overhaul to DACA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told congressional leaders on Sunday that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange …

Scientists reveal secrets of lost continent Zealandia

Scientists have just returned from a major expedition to Zealandia, a “hidden” Earth continent, likely submerged beneath the sea surface more than 80 …

Living Your Best Life: 9 Books to Read While You're Single

Although it’s increasingly common, being single isn’t celebrated in the media with the same fervor and frequency as being in a relationship. From</i> …

Books

What I learned from my first trail running clinic

I thought I knew how to run. One foot in front of the other, right?<p>Recently, I took a trip up to Northern California to check out the CamelBak …

The 8 Vegas Shows You Should Actually See

Magic Mike Live.<p>Donny & Marie.<p>Carrot Top.<p>If any of these names fail to move you, it's clear that you need this guide to the best shows in Vegas.<p>These …

Google Glass autism app is a real conversation-starter

Among other things, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations. That's why a team of …

We Can Finally Read The 'Clock' That Tells How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

This will help us understand disease.<p>Up until now, it's only been possible to track where cells are in their life cycle once they're dead. However, a …

The 8 Creepiest Science Experiments

When science is working the way it's supposed to, experiments are well thought out, ethically conducted, and designed to answer important questions. …

US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military conducted a "self defense" airstrike against al Shabaab fighters in Somalia early Thursday morning after a joint Somali-US force came under direct attack by militants.<p>US Africa Command, which oversees US troops in the region, announced in a statement Thursday that the US had …

Meet Patagotitan, the Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found

It weighed 69 tons.<p>In 2013, an old Argentinian shepherd named Aureliano Hernandez found a fossilized bone protruding from a rock at the farm where he worked. The remains of giant dinosaurs festoon Argentina’s landscape, and knowing the strict rules that govern such fossils, the farm’s owners—the …

Dinosaurs

Trump’s Move to Deter Russian Aggression

KYIV, Ukraine—On Tuesday, President Donald Trump presented a budget request to Congress that would boost spending for an Obama-era buildup of U.S. …

Mastodon Bone Findings Could Upend Our Understanding of Human History

Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.<p>How could that have happened?<p>The researchers say they think early humans must have …

Anthropology

Airlines Just Announced a Ton of Super-Cheap Flight Deals

You can fly to Europe for as little as $84.<p>Travelers can score ultra-cheap flights within the U.S. and to (and around) Europe on several airlines …

A hunter in Montana accidentally discovered this prehistoric sea monster

Seven years after an elk hunter accidentally stumbled on a fossil in Montana's Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, the new species he found …

The Freakishly Beautiful Southwestern Town to Hit When You're Serious About Relaxing

Look, I'm going to be straight with you: Nature appalls me. For 26 years, I've been known to take extensive lengths to find the indoor bathroom …

'Bare Butt Jeans' Are a Thing, and We Don't Know How to Feel

Lest you thought those jeans with plastic knees were the most out-there denim trend of 2017, behold Vetements' new masterpiece: bare butt jeans, which yes, are jeans that show off your bare butt or whatever cute underwear you (hopefully) have on underneath.<p>On Wednesday, the design collective shared …

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The World's First Production-Ready Flying Car Is Finally Here

Aeromobil<p>SciFi visions of the future are usually defined by key technologies: lasers, time travel, and — more often than not — flying cars. Now, …

Saturn's Moon Titan Is Covered in Electrified Sand

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Watch: Skier rides beside molten hot lava on Mount Etna (plus four other volcanoes you can ski on)

No matter where or when you go skiing or snowboarding there’s always a level of risk involved – it's an extreme sport, after all. Every week we’re inundated with videos of another brave skier or snowboarder hurtling down a cliff face or performing death-defying tricks, with snow-capped mountains in …

National Park Week means four free entry days in April

During National Park Week in April, travelers can take advantage of four days of free entry at national park sites from coast to coast. That means you save $20 to enter Death Valley, and $25 to $35 on a visit to Yosemite.<p><b>The deal and dates:</b> Not all parks charge entry fees, but those that do will be …

Here’s the 50 cheapest cities in the world to backpack in 2017

Price of Travel have put together a “Backpacker Index” which breaks down the costs of visiting cities around the world. This research was formulated …