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The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, fasting for days, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly keeps …

Diabetes

Sugar and Summits: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Type 1 Diabetes

Picture this: you’ve been hiking all day, since an hour after sunrise, the pack on your back carrying everything you need to survive out here in the …

Diabetes

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Study Identifies 5 Feline Personality Types

Researchers in Australia and New Zealand applied a model of describing human personality traits to pet cats, and the results are fascinating. The …

Pets

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan

Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900AD<p>Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an …

Archaeology

He had no idea what to expect

Ice-skating + HD cameras =

‘The Goonies’ director on shooting ‘truffle shuffle’ scene: ‘It was painful’

Director Richard Donner says the popular scene's humour comes from its innate pain<p>Richard Donner, director of classic 80s movie <i>The Goonies</i>, has …

Snorkeling

What is catastrophising and how can we stop doing it?

opinion<p><b>It’s 4pm on a Thursday afternoon. My 12-year-old son should have been home from school 10 minutes ago, but he’s nowhere to be seen.</b><p>Straight …

Self-help

Nobody really knows why the Tube is getting less and less crowded

It's hard to tell if you recently squeezed into a Tube carriage at rush hour, but for the first time in 20 years, fewer people are riding the London …

Trains
CNN

New owners of American Horror Story house suing sellers for not revealing its history

The owners of the house from the first season of American Horror Story are suing their estate agents for $3 million because they did not disclose that the mansion had been in the programme. They also say it is haunted by two ghosts.<p>The first season of the anthology show, American Horror Story: …

Real Estate

"Things That Look Like Hitler" Is A Collection Of The Most Unfortunate Objects

For better or for worse, that measly square mustache with a greased down side part will forever be associated with Hitler. And Hitler will forever be …

Charlie Chaplin

Hilarious Photos Of Dogs Figuring Out They're Going To The Vet, Not The Park

Everyone knows that dogs love nothing more than a swell afternoon at the park.<p>But on the other had, everyone also knows that pups loath nothing more …

Pets

JK Rowling created an army of liberals – now they are turning against her

“I just think she wrote many beautiful things in Harry Potter, but she doesn’t live up to them in real life.”<p>Alice’s magic wand is made of pine, and …

Books

What is the OAR team in the Winter Olympics 2018 and what does it stand for?

If you watched the PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday you might have noticed something a little different.<p>The OAR team marched …

Winter Olympics

The ‘American Horror Story’ Murder House Has Become A Different Kind Of Nightmare For Its Owners

When you’re buying a property associated with a Ryan Murphy joint, it helps to have that info ahead of time. That way you can steady yourself for fans and the prospect of Evan Peters hanging out in the cupboard under the sink. The current owners of the <i>American Horror Story</i> “murder house” from …

Real Estate

Student flushes emotional support hamster down toilet after airline refuses to allow rodent on flight

A college student flushed her emotional support hamster down a toilet after airline employees refused to let her board the plane with it - and is now …

Spirit Airlines

The X-Files mobile game is out there

Here’s one for anybody who’s paranoid, but not <i>so</i> paranoid that they won’t allow a giant TV corporation to install some programming on the …

David Duchovny

On Space-Bound Tesla, A Hidden Message For Aliens From Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster car, a dummy spacesuited-pilot nicknamed "Starman" and David Bowie's "Space Oddity" playing in the background weren't the …

Elon Musk

A ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Leak Seems To Confirm A Slew Of Fascinating Features For The Game

<i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> has been delayed until the end of 2018, which is bad news for gamers waiting to get their hands on the first Rockstar game in five years, but excellent for people that love AAA games with long development cycles that promise polish. <i>Red Dead 2</i>, like most of Rockstar’s games, is …

Red Dead Redemption

Woman catches neighbor’s dog riding her pony

HALFWAY, Mo. – “I can’t make this stuff up!!”That’s what 22-year-old Callie Schenker, of Halfway, Missouri, posted on Facebook after coming home to …

Pets

These are the Netflix tips you've never heard of - tips and tricks to try on the streaming service

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>Among its most popular series …

Peaky Blinders

X-Files Photoshoot From The 90’s Is Going Viral Again, And It’s Super Weird Even For The 2018 Standards

90’s were the time when everyone went crazy for Tamagotchis, guys sported frosted tips, and denim ruled everyone’s wardrobes. It was also the time …

TV

Bus Stop ‘Altered Carbon’ Ad With a Breathing Mannequin Encased in Plastic Startles Commuters

Commuters in West Hollywood, California were startled to find a very lifelike mannequin encased in the plastic of the bus stop wall reserved for ad …

Altered Carbon

Beauty contest crisis as finalist confesses that he’s actually a man

A beauty contest in Kazakhstan was thrown into chaos after one of the finalists revealed he’s actually a man.<p>Ilay Dyagilev, 22, fooled organisers by …

Beauty

Road Conditions

Incredible image of late David Bowie appears on Scottish granny's bathroom sink

Grandmother and Bowie fan Christine Carroll, 66, was heading to bed when she spotted The White Duke on her tap.<p>This incredible image of the late …

David Bowie

Why I will always love point ‘n’ click adventure games – Reader’s Feature

A reader explains how he grew to enjoy graphic adventures like Broken Sword and highlights new titles due out this year.<p>I have been a huge point and …

You can now have the Apollo keypad on your desk (and it actually works)

Even if you weren’t one of the first humans to put boots on the moon, you can now time-warp yourself back to Apollo 11 with some retro-cool tech.<p>This …

Star Trek