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Scientists Analyzed Spiderweb DNA, and the Results Are Super Creepy

Walking into a spiderweb just got creepy. Those sticky strands clinging to your hair and face? They’re smeared with traces of the spider’s last meal, …

How do I ... become an astronaut?

Nasa may be accepting applications, but even if you are the right nationality, in tip-top condition and with an off-the-planet CV, you still need a lot of luck<p>Nasa has announced it will be accepting applications for astronauts to pave the way for a new generation of space exploration. Sadly, only …

A famous British philosopher says this nightly exercise is better than a sleeping pill

The Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton has made a career of bringing high-minded philosophical concepts to the masses with best-selling books like 1997's "How Proust Can Change Your Life" and 2006's "The Architecture of Happiness."<p>In his quest to help others find what makes them feel …

Tim Ferriss

21 reasons you're not rich

Everyone says they want to be rich, and there's certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you're <i>not</i> rich? What's really holding you back?<p>It's easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren't going to change until they recognize …

Self-improvement

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

The Brain

19 Ways to Measure Perfect and Healthy Portion Sizes

Forget your measuring cups, spoons, and scale. Use this handy guide to dish up right-sized servings every time.

6 Personal Finance Lessons We Wish They Taught In School

Your children aren't going to learn what they need to know about money in school, so it's up to you.<p>Financial literacy is a big problem in the United …

Dumbest Muscle Myths

5 Workout Myths You Need To Stop Following:<p>Here are some of the dumbest muscle myths that many <b>beginner workout enthusiasts</b>, and even some advanced, …

Scientists are days from finding out if that mysterious star could actually harbor aliens

For the last week, Vakoch and his colleagues at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute have been pointing the ground-based Allen Telescope Array in California at the enigmatic star with one goal in mind.<p>"We're trying to rule out the hypothesis that maybe it's intelligence out …

Telescopes

What Happens When You Stop Eating Meat

Five percent of the US population is vegetarian. Another 2% is vegan. The former group doesn’t eat meat or fish, while the latter group eats no …

Holistic Medicine

Reaching Your Muscular Potential

Kate Edwards brings her savvy — and her sword — to defend game developers’ work-life balance

SAN FRANCISCO – For game developers, passion is a problem.<p>Dressed as a <i>Game of Thrones</i> character to show her willingness to fight for developers, Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, came to GamesBeat 2015 to talk about game developers’ work conditions — …

Electronic Arts

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Universe

Sunrise in the WEST: Scientists warn North could be SOUTH as Earth's magnetic poles SWITCH

GETTYThe sun could rise in the west<p>Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field, which some fear will …

Earth Science

This 15-year-old won $25,000 for devising a genius way to harvest energy from the ocean

The 15-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, won this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for designing a probe to generate power and fresh water for developing countries by harvesting it from ocean currents.<p>She was awarded $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" …

Boca Raton

Zen A.M.: Why Japanese Breakfast Is the Best Way to Start Your Day

Japan

Weight Training: 5 Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights.

If you’re ready to pack on some serious natural muscle while staying lean you’re in the right place!<p>You might ask yourself :<p>Why should we lift …

Fitness Trainers Reveal the 9 Best Exercises to Beat Belly Fat

Belly fat is something that plagues all women. Whether it is that chubby paunch or those flabby muffin tops, a bloated belly is one of the trickiest …

Shilpa Shinde