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These Stretches Are Going to Give You the Most Flexible Hamstrings in the Room

Your tight hamstrings don't just make it impossible to bend over to tie your shoes. They can also cause lower back pain and hip pain and make you feel less agile when running or doing other workouts. But your tight hamstrings are not forever!<p>Here are the best hamstring stretches you can do. Choose …

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Astronomers are freaking out over this newly discovered Earth-sized planet — and for good reason

The exoplanet, dubbed GJ 1132b, is about the size of Earth and lives in a solar system roughly 39 light-years from Earth, a team of scientists reported in the November 12, 2015, issue of the journal Nature.<p>Furthermore, the exoplanet is the closest rocky Earth-sized exoplanet ever discovered, by far.<p>…

Scientists Reviewing Data From Spacecraft Make Find ‘Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen Before’ on Saturn’s Moon

Scientists reviewing infrared data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft discovered a “monstrous” ice cloud on Saturn’s largest moon, the space agency announced Wednesday.<p>“When we looked at the infrared data, this ice cloud stood out like nothing we’ve ever seen before,” Carrie Anderson of NASA’s Goddard …

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …

The Real Reason Why There's a Tiny Hole in Airplane Windows (Video)

It turns out that itsy bitsy hole in the bottom of your airplane window is actually a very important safety feature. It's all-too-easy to let your …

Which plane noises should I be worried about?

Nervous fliers have a tendency to scrutinise every little bump, whirr and thud they hear on board a plane. Was that a wheel falling off? Did the wing just crack? I could swear I just heard the pilot snoring in the cockpit…<p>But which sounds are routine and which should have you reaching for the …

How one US state went from two earthquakes a year to 585

Located in the middle of the country, far from any major fault lines, Oklahoma experienced 585 earthquakes of a magnitude of 3.0 or greater in 2014. That's more than three times as many as the 180 which hit California last year.<p>"It's completely unprecedented," said George Choy, a seismologist at …

American Airlines accidentally flew the wrong plane from L.A. to Hawaii last month

In late August, American Airlines accidentally flew the wrong plane from Los Angeles to Hawaii, a mix-up that violated Federal Aviation Administration regulations.<p>The mistake, first reported by aviation blogger Brian Sumers, occurred on Aug. 31 — just days after the airline began flying Airbus A321 …

Aviation

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Universe

The do's and don'ts of Yellowstone National Park

Do's and don'ts in Yellowstone National Park:<p><b>Don't get within 100 yards of a wolf or bear</b>, or within 25 yards of bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes. Rangers say more people are hurt by bison than by bears. (Bison can run about 35 mph — three times faster than most people.)<p><b>Don't</b> …

National Parks

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

20 Startling Facts About Insects

Almost everywhere you look, you'll find one — or dozens — of the six-legged critters called insects. A wildly diverse bunch, the class Insecta …

Hindus gather for the Kumbh Mela in India, in pictures - Telegraph

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

Velvet ants share warning signals with the neighbours

North American velvet ants are one of the world’s largest complexes of mimics. Although these beautiful insects produce an intensely painful venom, neighbouring species still mimic each other’s many warning signals, a trait that effectively protects them all from predators<p>A team of American …

Zoology

15 F*cking Brilliant Hiking Hacks You Need To Try ASAP

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Camping

Mammoth black holes may be on a collision course

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientists believe the impending crash could transform our understanding of extreme physics<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>May 27, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole lurking at their centers, but a galaxy 10.5 …

Black Holes

Lost in Space: Half of All Stars Are Rogues Between Galaxies

As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies, an unexpected discovery made in a new study using NASA …

Experts had warned for decades that Nepal was vulnerable to a killer quake

A massive block of Earth’s crust, roughly 75 miles long and 37 miles wide, lurched 10 feet to the south Saturday over the course of 30 seconds. Riding atop this block of the planet was the capital of Nepal — Kathmandu — and millions of Nepalese.<p>That’s the description of Saturday’s earthquake from …

Natural Disasters

The Muscle That Matters The Most

You might be fit, but are you doing the right things to protect your heart? Learn what diet and exercise trends might be too extreme for your …

Is Wi-Fi crucial to your camping trip?

<i>A recent study in the United States has found that 41% of all campers surveyed, choose a campground based on its ability to have free Wi-Fi.</i><p><i>It was</i> …

Wi-Fi