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Brain Benefits of Exercise Diminish After Short Rest

Before you skip another workout, you might think about your brain. A provocative new study finds that some of the benefits of exercise for brain health may evaporate if we take to the couch and stop being active, even just for a week or so.<p>I have frequently written about how physical activity, …

The Brain

Doctors and Nurses in Aleppo Respond to Gary Johnson

“What is Aleppo?” Gary Johnson, the U.S. libertarian presidential candidate asked during an interview last week. He looked genuinely dumbfounded when …

Middle East

A government campaign urged Italians to have more babies immediately. It didn’t go well.

Like many other European Union countries, Italy is facing a dramatic demographic change, with increasingly fewer children being born. So the Health Ministry recently launched an ad campaign to remind people of Sept. 22 being "fertility day."<p>"Beauty has no age limit. Fertility does," read one of the …

Ex-Stanford swimmer: Brock Turner is 'the problem'

<b>Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) —</b> A former All-American swimmer at Stanford says the Brock Turner sexual assault case is a "teachable moment" for parents, especially fathers, to teach their sons to respect women.<p>Sabir Muhammad, the first African-American to set a US swimming record, told CNN in June it is …

Brock Turner

16-year-old devises way to make deadly breast cancer more treatable

A teenager believes he has solved the problem of how to make a deadly form of breast cancer more treatable.<p>Around 7,500 women each year are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a type of disease which does not respond to today's most effective drugs.<p>Many breast cancers are driven by …

Cancer

#Gobifound! Australian runner finds the dog that followed him on an ultramarathon in China

A small stray dog had won hearts all over the world after deciding to follow an Australian runner for several days during an ultramarathon through China’s vast, forbidding Gobi desert.<p>Dion Leonard fell in love with the dog, named her Gobi and planned to bring her back to his home in Edinburgh, …

Watch A Hawaiian Volcano 'Smile' For The Camera

Meet Kilauea, the world's happiest volcano. 😃<p>New video footage of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may have you wondering whether Pixar’s “Lava” is coming to life.<p>An incredible 360-degree video, captured Thursday by Paradise Helicopters, shows the lava pond inside Kilauea’s Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent erupting into …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Trump supporters send anti-Semitic threats to journalist who profiled Melania Trump

“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe. Ioffe is a journalist, who happens to be Jewish, and who happened to write a profile of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, for GQ. She has since been barraged with insults and threats, many of them violent, and many of them …

Treating 'Chronic' Lyme With Antibiotics Doesn't Work: Study

Many infectious diseases are pretty straightforward: find the bug responsible, whether it’s a bacterium, virus or other pathogen, treat it with …

This church’s cancer-curing elixir is really bleach, federal authorities say

It wasn’t hard to see why the Justice Department prosecuted Louis Daniel Smith for selling misbranded drugs. By their account, the 46-year-old was selling a substance that he claimed could cure everything from cancer to AIDS to asthma but was, in reality, a type of bleach.<p>Smith was convicted last …

Jack English, the last of the mountain men, dies at 96

Jack English discovered Big Sur as a boy, hitchhiking south from his home near Santa Cruz with a backpack and .22 rifle. Eager to escape his parents and chores — this was during the Depression — he explored the broad succession of ridges and canyons lying between the coast and the Salinas Valley, …

The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

Where others sought separation, Maria Sibylla Merian saw connection.<p><i>Updated on August 2, 2016</i><p>It was silkworms that first captured 13–year–old Maria Sibylla Merian’s attention. She would later graduate to a wider set of creatures, watching caterpillars, pupae, butterflies, and moths for days, weeks, …

Caterpillars

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you'll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren't laughing at them, rather, but with them–these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

Think before you ruin another restaurant outing with your complaints

The moment you complain to your waiter, you alter the very experience you are paying for. A restaurateur asks that we consider the kitchen before grumbling about the food<p>In restaurants up and down the country, it seems to have become acceptable for customers to send back a dish because they don’t …

Food & Dining

New images show seaplane that sank in Pearl Harbor attack

HONOLULU (AP) — New images of a large U.S. Navy seaplane that sank in Hawaii waters during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor show a coral-encrusted …

Twitcher shocked by rare eagle owl he was looking out for as it landed on the back of his head

Just in time for pantomime season - "It's behind you!"<p>A twitcher - that's a bird-watcher to me and you - was looking out for a magnificent and rare eagle-owl in the Netherlands when he got a massive shock.<p>"When I got home to show my family and friends, everyone laughed so much at the picture, some …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Monarchs get help from unlikely source: California's drought

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The struggling monarch butterfly is getting help from an unlikely source: the California drought.<p>Californians have been ripping …

San Diego

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Why Trying to Be Perfect Won't Help You Achieve Your Goals (And What Will)

We all have goals that are important to us. But is it our drive to achieve a certain outcome that makes us better? Or something else entirely?<p>In the book <i>Art & Fear</i> (audiobook), authors David Bayles and Ted Orland share a surprising story about a ceramics teacher. This story just might reframe the …

Canadian company charged in the U.S. with selling unapproved, counterfeit drugs

U.S. government prosecutors are accusing an online Canadian pharmacy of selling $78-million (U.S.) worth of unapproved, mislabelled and counterfeit drugs to doctors across the United States.<p>An online Canadian pharmacy sold $78-million worth of unapproved, mislabelled and, in two cases, counterfeit …

This Insane Motorcycle Surfing Shoot was 2.5 Years in the Making

Surf photography doesn’t usually feature motorcycles, but this crazy shoot did. For its latest project titled “Pipe Dream,” DC Shoes partnered with …

Russian and American Military Dolphins Might Face Off This Summer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The tense East-West standoff in Ukraine could reach a new level of escalation: underwater. According …