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With these maps, you can track migratory birds in near real time

Cornell's BirdCast site gets an upgrade that bird-watchers will love.<p>If you’re a bird-watcher, there's an entirely new way to enjoy your hobby thanks …

Birds

20 Amazing Solar Water Fountain Ideas For Your Garden

A water fountain is one of the most fascinating and pleasant additions you could make to any garden.<p>Any moving water feature brings so much …

Landscaping

Top 10 Stunning Spots to Experience America’s Nature

American cities usually steal the spotlight when it comes to tourism and travel. However, though America may be on the younger side of countries, …

National Parks

7 wellness hacks to supercharge your creativity before 10 a.m.

There are some work days where everything clicks: you filter through your emails, you perform your best in every meeting and your ideas are …

Productivity

Plant Doctor: How to Save a Dying Houseplant

You saw a plant you loved in a shop or nursery. You brought it home, and for months it warmed your heart. But then it started to decline. What are …

Plants

I woke up at 4 a.m. and spent 10 hours meditating for 10 days straight — here's why you should try it

I went on my first silent meditation retreat in 2012. When I signed up, I envisioned 10 blissful days of meditation in the misty Thai mountains, totally serene and free from all worldly distractions. Prepping for my third course this November, however, I knew exactly what I was getting …

Meditation

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Archaeology

10 Healthy Lunches That Aren't All Lettuce

Don't let yourself fall victim to the January lettuce rut. If you, like us, have made a resolution to up your home-cooking and lunch-packing games, …

Who built the Indus Valley civilisation?

Who built the Indus Valley civilisation? There are few questions more fundamental to our understanding of Indian history than this. On the answer to …

The Most Popular Butternut Squash Recipe on Pinterest

Pumpkin gets all the glory this time of year, but let's not forget all the other kinds of squash we can play around with in the kitchen. While …

Butternut

There's new evidence of how our DNA shapes depression and other disorders like it

When you fall and break a bone, an X-ray shows the crack. There's no equivalent diagnostic for disorders of the brain — a shortfall that's made it difficult for millions of people with conditions ranging from anxiety to obsessive-compulsive disorder to get treatment.<p>A spate of new research may …

Genetics

Psychedelic Drugs Appear to Make People Less Likely to Commit Crimes

But they're still classed as Schedule 1 illicit drugs.<p>Psychedelics have recently made headlines for their potential to treat illnesses such as …

Consciousness

Five plants to help you sleep and breathe better: NASA research

A good quality of sleep equals a good quality of life in general, and the right choice of plants in your living space might just help. As reported by</i> …

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Fitness

My fellow authors are too busy chasing prizes to write about what matters

What we read is now defined by the market, as the views of Booker prize judges carry more weight than the need for originality and innovation<p>There are at least two reasons why almost every anglophone novelist feels compelled to get as near the Booker prize as they can. The first is because it looms …

Books

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 …

Why are people still racist? What science says about America’s race problem.

Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence and chaos. A car driven by a known Nazi sympathizer mowing down a crowd of activists.<p>Many Americans responded to this weekend's violence in Charlottesville with …

Equality

Humanity is possibly 100,000 years older than we thought

Scientists have analysed some ancient Homo sapiens remains and dated them back much longer than previous findings.<p>The tiny proportion of the Earth's existence that has included humanity has just expanded a little, if geochronologist Rainer Grün's new findings are correct. Using a new …

Anthropology

Hecate

Hecate (Hekate) is a goddess of Greek mythology who was capable of both good and evil. She was especially associated with witchcraft, magic, the …

This adorable baby turtle blob is bringing hope to Southeast Asia

Hello, turtle friend.<p>The months-old blob seen above is an Asian giant softshell turtle. Scientists long thought this species was extinct in the …

Archaeologists unearth prehistoric ritual area around Bryn Celli Ddu

Previously unknown Anglesey landscape possibly includes cairn cemetery in what experts described as ‘really exciting stuff’<p>Archaeologists have uncovered a prehistoric ritual landscape that possibly includes a cairn cemetery around a 5,000-year-old burial mound aligned with the summer solstice sun …

Archaeology

The United States’ Most Mystical Places to Visit

Joshua Tree, California<p>Some places have a certain energy: You feel it the moment you arrive—or, in some cases, the moment you even begin to <i>think</i> about visiting. And while some of those places—like Machu Picchu, Easter Island, or the temples of Tibet—are known worldwide as destinations where …

An Aromatherapy Garden Is the Anxiety-Buster Your Patio Needs

After a long, difficult day, what's better than retreating into your own scented secret garden? When strategically set around the patio, plants with aromatherapeutic properties create a natural haven of serenity, both in their lovely greenery and with the tranquilizing fragrances they emit.<p>To …

When Did People Start Using Money?

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Anthropology

20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day

June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.<p>A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the …

Creative Writing

Grateful Chimpanzee Doubles Back to Give Jane Goodall a Big Hug After Being Released Into the Wild

In June of 2013, Dr. Jane Goodall and team set out to release a chimpanzee named Wounda back into the wild. Wounda had spent a great deal of time at …

Ancient Egyptian "billboard" could rewrite history of hieroglyphs

Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium have discovered an ancient Egyptian "billboard" that might turn back the …

Ancient History

Solving the puzzle of when the first humans arrived in the Americas

A Newcastle University expert is leading a new study which aims to resolve a longstanding debate about how and when people first came to the Americas.

Anthropology

Lavau Celtic Prince: 2,500-year-old royal tomb starts to reveal its secrets

In 2015, the small village of Lavau in eastern France became famous around the world when archaeologists uncovered the tomb of an ancient Celtic …