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Obama mourns slain Dallas officers: They 'shared a commitment to something larger than themselves'

President Obama urged activists and police to set aside their differences and acknowledge one another's humanity as he presided over a memorial Tuesday for the officers slain last week in Dallas and tried to navigate an America deeply divided and in mourning after a week of violence.<p>Seeking to be …

Law Enforcement

10 Beauty Products You Can Replace with Coconut Oil

It's no secret that coconut oil has become a must-have in any beauty enthusiast's regimen. Not only does the essential oil taste great, it also …

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

THE SHOT: A Once in a Lifetime Moment

I had been chasing this storm for about two hours when I got this shot. And what an amazing feeling it was. It happened so fast that I actually only saw the flash out of the corner of my eye.<p>The picture was taken on August 8 in Marana, Arizona, a suburb of Tucson. I checked it on the camera LCD and …

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

3 Easy Barbecue Sauce Variations to Amp up Your Weekend Grilling

When it comes to barbecue sauce, we've got you covered here at Serious Eats. We're well stocked with regional recipes, from Memphis- and Kansas City-style sauces to both Carolinas and Alabama, along with quite a few others. And yet you can never have too many barbecue sauce recipes at your …

Jane Hawking: 'Living with Stephen made me suicidal but I still love him'

Former wife of the physicist reveals the secrets of their life together<p>When Jane Hawking was first sent the script of The Theory of Everything – James Marsh’s Oscar-winning film adaptation of her book, Travelling to Infinity – she made two changes. “First, I took out the word ‘campus’ to describe …

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

Cooking

Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

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22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

By Marius Ursache,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1EivPqK<p><i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks?</i> …

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Astronomy

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Particles

Hiking in Honshu, Japan

Halfway to northern Honshu, a hiker stepped onto the bullet train with a tinkle. We looked up from our bento boxes (<i>sashimi</i> heaped high with shavings …

Hiking

Planets Outside Of Our Solar System

55 Cancri e is a super-Earth - more massive than the Earth but lighter than a gas giant. This planet is so close to its Sun that it orbits every 18 hours. Its light was detected by the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The world's most famous long-distance hiking routes

1. Appalachian Trail, US – 2,180 miles<p>Two to three million people visit the trail annually but only about 2,000 of them complete its entire length, which takes between five and seven months. It goes through 14 states, along the Appalachian mountain range from Springer Mountain, Georgia, in the …

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

How to Orgasm Just as Often as Your Guy Does

Slow him down and speed yourself up for mind-blowing sex every. Single. Time.<p>Walk down the sexual-health aisle of any pharmacy and you'll instantly notice the latest crusade in the intimacy industry: helping men last longer and women climax quicker. A slew of desensitizing products promises to cool …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

The 7 weirdest things science has taught us about sex

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Corpses can be brought to orgasm, turkeys will mate with a head on a stick, and other bizarre factoids<p>Anna Pulley<p>December 14, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries through research and experimentation (and …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

This Genius Idea Will Make Wine Lovers Want to Cut a Hole in Their Floor

When it's wine o'clock, easy access to your favorite bottles is key.<p>Installing a window or door in the floor might seem ridiculous, but if that window or door leads to wine? Brilliant. So if your collections of reds and whites mean infinitely more to you than your shoes and handbags, maybe you …

Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …

Did 'The Walking Dead' midseason finale and that big [SPOILER] satisfy?

[<b>SPOILER ALERT</b>: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s midseason finale of <i>The Walking Dead</i>. Because AMC didn’t send screeners of the …

The 10 best quotable films

<b>Withnail and I,</b> <b>1987</b><p>When an out-of-work actor realises he smokes too many “Camberwell carrots” he goes “on holiday by mistake” with an unnamed friend. After deciding they “want something’s flesh”, they “demand to have some booze” and order “the finest wines available to humanity”. They are joined by …