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Want to learn quicker? Use your body

Waving your arms, wriggling your fingers and striding around a room can help you learn faster, says Colin Barras. How does it work?<p>Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside the …

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Where does all that snot come from?

Snot is just a form of mucus, a slimy secretion produced by the mucus membranes which line all external cavities of the body exposed to the outside environment. The job of mucus is to lubricate and protect these parts of the body.<p>Your respiratory system is protected by a special type of mucus, …

What causes an avalanche?

Forget what you've seen in the movies, the biggest cause of snowslides might surprise you.<p>Despite what you may think, yelling isn't likely to trigger an avalanche. Neither will a sonic boom or a low-flying plane.<p>As Earth Unplugged’s Maddie Moate reveals what’s more likely to cause an avalanche is …

These countries are among the biggest 'enemies of the internet,' according to a new report

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Singapore's Best Street Food

All this for only S$13.50, just an average lunch in Singapore. All photos by Becky Cheang<p><i>By Becky Cheang for Fathom</i> | Toward strangers, we Singaporeans are a pretty reserved group. But mention food and our eyes light up, the conversation gets going, and you have a new friend. I moved to New York a …

The ultimate timelapse video: Experience 4 seasons in 2 minutes

ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO I was making another timelapse of my hometown — Cracow, Poland. As you can imagine, sitting beside my camera as it clicks away …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Superhero Bits: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Sinister Six, Captain America 3, Batman vs. Superman, Punisher – /Film

Where can you see an official <b>Marvel</b> themed art show? What does the <b>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</b> IMAX poster look like? How is <b>Marc Webb</b> dealing …

Robin van Persie hit a hat-trick to fire Manchester United into the Champions League quarter-finals, while Borussia Dortmund survived a scare to book their place: Manchester United 3-0 Olympiakos (agg 3-2) Match Report: http://bit.ly/1kJDYuZ Player Ratings: http://bit.ly/1gI6i06 Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Zenit (agg 5-4) Match Report: http://bit.ly/OCPQ6N Player Ratings: http://bit.ly/1hD9eJi

Sony PlayStation VR review: You know what? Sony did it. The PSVR is actually pretty great - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, affordable and user-friendly full VR option on the market. Sony has promised support from a long list of developers down the track but the immediate launch games are pretty solid as well.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its single-camera tracking system occasionally feels …

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