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Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Thermodynamics

After 54 years, mountaineers find wreckage of plane crash that killed soccer stars

The discovery of twisted pieces of aircraft fuselage high in the Chilean Andes has apparently ended a 54-year aviation and sporting mystery.<p>Mountaineers say that they have found the wreckage of a plane that crashed more than half a century ago, killing 24 people, including eight members of the …

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Nutrition

Dad keeps newborn son with Down syndrome after mom abandons him

When Samuel Forrest saw his newborn son for the first time, he thought he was perfect.<p>Forrest's son Leo was born with Down syndrome on Jan. 21 in …

Parenting

5 Easy Ways To Jump-Start Fat Loss

Everyone's got an excuse why they've put on 10 pounds. Mine was that I had back surgery last October and was sidelined in bed for nearly two months. …

How Cyclists Can Boost Their Bone Health

The science about cycling’s effect on your skeleton is complicated. Here are some easy answers for keeping it strong.<p>A few years back I was in Colorado at Dr. Allen Lim’s Human Cardio Research Laboratory undergoing a battery of tests salient to me as a cyclist. We did Wingates, V02 max, lactate …

The Breakfast That Could Help You Eat 50 Percent Less at Lunch

<i>By Amanda Woerner for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>What did you eat for breakfast today? If it was oatmeal, you might find yourself feeling fuller longer and …

Nutrition