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Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript pieced together and deciphered

Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century after their discovery, an Israeli university has said.<p>The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been …

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy Over Christmas It Had to Pay People to Use It

This is the future.<p>People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.<p>Electricity prices in the country went negative for many …

Renewable Energy

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Quincy Bluff is a wild, remote spot for hiking in central Wisconsin

Buy Photo<p>There are some spots in Wisconsin that are best left for a winter visit.<p>Quincy Bluff in Adams County is one of those.<p>When I stopped by in …

Get Rid of Bloating Fast With This Satisfying Stretch

It's an unfortunate fact of life that we all feel bloated from time to time. With so many potential causes—like you ate too fast, you drank something …

Yoga

How Long Can Butter Be Out of the Fridge?

Americans refrigerate a lot of things that other countries don't, like eggs and butter. Eggs you may have encountered before in your travels—in most …

Hallstatt: This Austrian village is so pretty the Chinese made a replica of it

Austria’s oldest and probably the most photographed village is steeped in fairytale charm. In fact, Hallstatt is so pretty that the Chinese even made …

A New Treatment Destroyed Breast Cancer Tumors in 11 Days Without Chemo

by June Javelosa and Christianna Reedy March 20, 2017 Health & Medicine 49622<p>Drug Combination<p>A new clinical trial demonstrated positive effects …

Cancer

Let's Go: 'Nearby' Star Has Seven Earth-Like Planets Orbiting

TRAPPIST-1 is an ultra-cool (temperature-wise, not leather jacket and Ray-Bans) dwarf star some 39 light-years away. And it has not one, not two, not …

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

Breakfast

The Ultramarathon Survival Guide

Ultrarunning is an existential journey. What do we learn at mile 30 or 50 or 99? We learn that we are layers of self-aware meat and gristle built on …

NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fatal fire

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad …

The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

Caribbean

Europe's Most Dangerous Supervolcano Is Reawakening Just In Time For Christmas

Just below millions of people there is a supervolcano that has begun to show signs of reawakening. The supervolcano, Campi Flegrei, is 8 miles wide and sits beneath the Bay of Naples offshore Italy. Recent monitoring of the volcano points to a reawakening of one of the largest volcanos in Europe.<p>An …

Two previously unknown 'cavities' found in Giza's Great Pyramid

The potential secret chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb may have been ruled a bust, but it looks like there are still secrets in the burial chambers of the pharaohs. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest and largest of the three Giza pyramids -- and, at 4,500 years old the oldest of the world's Seven …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi).<p>So how can you be happier?<p>There's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by …

Happiness

10 of the world’s most unusual wonders – chosen by Atlas Obscura

Caves and temples, a strange cemetery, an everlasting lightning storm – and a giant organ, Atlas Obscura shines a light on the world’s weird and wonderful sights. Here are 10 of its best<p>To cross the rivers and streams of the Cherrapunji forest in Meghalaya state, north-east India, put your trust in …

3 Surprising Ways To Improve Your Memory

<i>This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Ashley Jones is only 34, but lately she feels like she's forgetting everything. …

The Brain

Asteroid mining: The race for space riches

There's something of an international race to the asteroids underway at the moment, with countries from the United States to Luxembourg backing …

Space Exploration

5 Best Beaches in California Photos

Generations of musicians have sung the praises of California and its sandy, sunny beaches. And it’s no wonder. With thousands of miles of shoreline and an average of just 20 inches of rainfall per year, California is one of the country’s preeminent beach-vacation destinations. But with all those …

IMBA responds to Utah Senators’ proposed bicycle exception in Wilderness

Here, reprinted with permission, is IMBA president Mike Van Abel’s full response to the Human Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act proposed by two …

Earth has a little asteroid pal that has danced with it around the solar system for 100 years

An asteroid smaller than the Statue of Liberty is constantly accompanying Earth as the two bodies make their ways through the solar system.<p>The …

10 must-have accessories for every Nikon DSLR owner

Whether you're thinking about getting a Nikon DSLR, you've just got one or are a long time user, there's a wealth of accessories out there to help …

Cameras

A fish inside a jellyfish: One-in-a-million photo | CNN Travel

(CNN) — An Australian ocean photographer has captured a one-in-a-million example of the cruelty of life in the deep -- a fish peering out into the ocean, helpless, from inside a jellyfish.<p>Tim Samuel, a self-described "ocean obsessed... lover of photography and adventures," captured the image off …

Jellyfish

Photo by @TimLaman. A Denise's Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) camouflages itself in a sea fan. Just another one of over 1300 species of reef fish to inhabit the #WorldsRichestReefs in Raja Ampat Islands, #Indonesia. This tiny seahorse is only about 1 cm long. #IndonesiaBiodiversity, #coral, #coralreef, #RajaAmpat, #Misool, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.

Amazing new silver boa constrictor species found on remote island

A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered after one slithered onto the head of the leader of an expedition to a remote Caribbean island.<p>The Silver Boa [Chilabothrus argentum] was discovered on an island in the Bahamas, with scientists identifying 20 of the three-foot long snakes during …

Science reveals how to erase painful memories

According to a new study that appears in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, the key to forgetting could lie in simply changing the way we think about the "context" surrounding our memories.<p>Context is quite a broad thing that can be hard to pin down. Essentially, it refers to everything …