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Get Ready for More Volcanic Eruptions as the Planet Warms

A new study shows that even relatively small-scale climatic changes affect volcanic activity

Climate Change

A Mysterious Filament Is Stretching Towards Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole

Wha??<p>Astronomers have produced a clear snapshot of a 2.3 light-year long 'thread' snaking around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the …

Universe

A three-mile-wide asteroid just slipped by Earth, but its next pass will really be one for the books

It’s Monday, and since you didn’t die in a fiery apocalyptic hellscape over the weekend that means that the massive space rock named 3200 Phaethon …

Golden retrievers rescued from South Korean meat market

NAPLES, Fla. - A Southwest Florida rescue group coordinated a rescue mission to save dogs from the South Korean meat market.<p>Golden Retriever Rescue …

Giant asteroid capable of destroying a city the size of New York skimmed past Earth and NASA didn't notice

The giant asteroid flew past Earth on November 9 and it was noticed only the next day at 11:24 UTC (23:24 GMT).<p>Amid claims that mysterious planet …

Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, after loading up their Prius and …

Sustainability

How to Remotely Delete Data for iPhone and Android Devices

As mobile phones carry a significant amount of private data including message history and details, photos, and other confidential information, losing …

A Dangerous Fungal Infection Hid Inside a Man For 30 Years Before Revealing Itself

It's known as "cave disease".<p>A 70-year-old patient who presented with cancer-like symptoms turns out to have been harbouring something even weirder: …

North Carolina

20 Beautiful Photos of Hue, Vietnam's Lost Imperial City

Call Them Apple Brownies or Apple Blondies or Neither; They're Awesome

One of the best things about fall is how the humblest of foods—apples, squash, soup—are elevated to seasonal celebrity status. Apples just might be my favorite of the bunch. For roughly nine months out of the year, they are largely relegated to being a portable, rather uninspired mid-afternoon …

The Best Ways to Make Creamy Pasta Without Cream

It's hard to beat the level of comfort provided by a pasta dish that's coated in a heavy cream sauce, like fettuccine Alfredo or penne alla vodka. …

Italian Food

Viruses discovered a century ago may be our best defense against a threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050

Antibiotic resistance — the phenomenon in which bacteria stop responding to certain antibiotics — is a growing threat around the world.<p>It's expected to kill 10 million people annually by 2050.<p>And it hasn't been easy to develop new drugs in order to stay ahead of the problem. Many major …

Medicine

Best Apples for Apple Pie

Fall means a lot of things: hayrides, apple-picking, tailgating, and, of course, baking. When temperatures start to drop, we’re finally excited to …

Baking

Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record.<p>And the busiest part of hurricane season isn't even over.<p>An analysis of …

Weather

25 Cozy Slow-Cooker Meals That Basically Make Themselves

The ultimate comfort food recipes, right this way.

This is how much weight you could lose if you ate just 100 calories less a day

A new study has found a very realistic and accurate weight loss method<p>We all know that in order to lose weight the amount of calories we burn must be …

Fitness

How to Lose 5 Pounds of Belly Fat in 30 Days | Inc.com

You want a trimmer waistline. You want to lose a few pounds of belly fat in a relatively short period of time. Shoot, you'd even love a set of six-pack abs.<p>That's great, because when you reduce your percentage of body fat (especially when you lose visceral fat like belly fat), you reduce the risk …

Fitness

Freezer-Friendly Breakfasts That Will Make Your Mornings a Breeze

Perfect for your busy (and lazy!) mornings.<p>We’ve been told time and again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And, we believe it, …

Breakfast

Solar eclipse play-by-play: Exactly what you’ll see on the big day in the path of totality

If you’ve made plans to witness the Aug. 21 solar eclipse along the path of totality, congratulations. You are in for a magical, awe-inspiring experience (assuming clouds don’t get in the way).<p>The total solar eclipse itself will be short-lived, but incredibly action-packed. At its longest in parts …

Astronomy

3 Strength Moves You Probably Aren't Doing—But Should Be

These powerful strength exercises target often-overlooked muscle groups in your lower body and core.<p>You're probably already incorporating strength …

Workouts

The healthiest way to improve your sleep: exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia -- roughly 108 million of us -- put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution.<p>"There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia," Rush University clinical …

Sleep

The DIY turmeric “miracle mask” that Katie Holmes’ facialist swears by

Every time a celebrity spills her skin-care secrets these days, the regimen almost <i>always</i> has some major inflammation-fighting power, whether it’s via …

Skin Care

4 Healthy Cooking Swaps You’ll Actually Want to Eat

Great news. Healthy cooking no longer means boneless, skinless (read: flavorless) chicken breasts and boiled veggies. For those already in the know, the new name of the game is making simple swaps in the recipes you already know, love, and cook on the regular. Don’t worry; there’s no need to dump …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Programming
North Korea

Shrinking Hawaiian islands curb biodiversity - Futurity

Shrinking land has driven some animals and plants to extinction on most of Hawaii's islands, where biodiversity has been in decline for millions of …

Zoology

Scientists ‘discover’ more than 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

Astronomy

The Hawaiian Islands Didn't Form The Way You Think

Most volcanic islands are just that—volcanoes, buried beneath the ocean with only their tops above the surface. Hawaii is a chain of volcanic …

Geology