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Normal-Sized Guys Who Are Freakishly Strong Tell You How They Did It

Hit new PRs with secrets from these Hulk-like average Joes<p>The following three men look totally non-descript—they’re not big or small, simply average sized.<p>But in the weight room they’re anything but ordinary. They’re freaks of fitness with the ability to perform truly amazing feats of strength. …

Workouts

$140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico — from Florida to Texas — are being looked at as sites for $140 million in …

Photos Released of Bush Administration After 9/11 Attacks: Pictures

Terrorism

Most Americans want to put the brakes on self-driving cars

Thanks to multi-billion-dollar, active-safety-based advancements in automotive technology, the world of self-driving cars is piloting its way to a …

In Court, Your Face Could Determine Your Fate

Your face has a profound effect on the people around you. Its expression can prompt assumptions about how kind, mean or trustworthy you are. And for some people, a study finds, it could help determine their fate in court.<p>Individuals who are deemed to have untrustworthy faces are significantly more …

Signs of faster aging can be detected early on, scientists find

Humans age at remarkably different rates — and the process begins much earlier than one might think, according to a new study of 954 people tracked since birth.<p>At the tender age of 38, the "biological age" of the study volunteers ranged from 28 to 61 years old.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This post …

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression.<p>But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a walk in the park.<p>A …

The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.<p>Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. Only batteries that can store a lot more energy for a …

Energy

The man who hacks phones with an implant under his skin

If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.<p>Seth Wahle is one of a growing number of people who has a chip implanted into his body. Wahle, a former petty officer in the US Navy and now an engineer at a …

Android Phones

Gas pipelines surprise land owners

NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio - At first, the black hoses snaking through her property made no sense to Ginny Narsete. She saw them one day as she walked near …

Natural Gas

Elon Musk Releases SpaceX Photos Into the Wild

SpaceX founder responds to tweeted request for free use of the photos.<p>Just a few hours after SpaceX announced that it would allow people to use photos under a Creative Commons license, founder Elon Musk changed his mind.<p>It happened shortly after Musk tweeted the announcement. This was one of the …

QR Code Lets You Get Your Flipboard to the Web, Fast!

There’s a nifty new feature on Flipboard.com today: sign in with a QR code. This is useful for people who are logged into Flipboard on a mobile device and would like to bring everything they follow quickly to Flipboard on the Web. It’s also how anyone who’s been using Flipboard without an account …

NASA: Earth Tops Hottest 12 Months On Record Again, Thanks To Warm February

There had never been as hot a 12-month period in NASA’s database as February 2014–January 2015. But that turned out to be a very short-lived …

Basically, the only unusually cold place on Earth last month was the eastern U.S.

February was Earth's second-warmest such month on record, finishing up as the second-warmest winter and warmest 12-month period on record, according …

Global Warming

Obama: It's 'Disturbing' That A Climate Change Denier Chairs Senate Environmental Committee

President Barack Obama told Vice News in an interview released on Monday that it was "disturbing" that the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works denied the existence of climate change.<p>Obama was referring to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who threw a snowball on the Senate floor …

On Climate Change, the Generation Gap Is Widening

Two months after Metro Vancouver's ban on organic waste in landfills came into effect, many restaurants are still unsure how to meet it. Compost bins …

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.<p>Marlin and sailfish are the oceans’ perfect athletes. A marlin can outweigh a polar bear, leap through the air, and traverse the sea from Delaware to …

New pocket sized fuel cell

The next time your smartphone is running low on power, recharge it with this new fuel cell that weighs about the same as a cup of sugar.<p>In theory, …

American Apartheid: Liberals Prefer Urban, Conservatives Prefer Rural: Should Planners Integrate or Segregate? | Smart Cities Dive

We all want liveable communities, right? And that means denser urbanisation, a reduction in emphasis on planning for cars, services within walking …