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12 Amazing Gardening Tricks Everyone With a Backyard Needs to Know

These tips will help whether you're a garden guru or a total novice.<p>Gardening is a fine art, and often, learning to get it right is a process of trial and error. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can pinch from professional gardeners to help you master this hobby with ease.<p>1. Coffee, …

What’s happening with the San Andreas fault?

A new study finds that areas along the southern San Andreas fault are rising and falling, reflecting centuries-long buildups of seismic energy that …

Geology

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

The Pursuit of Understanding Good vs. Evil - The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Article

Morgan Freeman slipped off his shoes and ducked his head as he walked inside the Hindu temple adjacent to the Pishach Mochan, a reservoir of water deemed holy in Varanasi, India. According to religious legend, the Pishach Mochan is where the almighty Lord Shiva once fought and defeated an …

Here Are All the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books That Will Blow Your Mind This May

Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books …

Books

How Governments Spy on You, and What You can Do About It

Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. You;ve seen many examples in the news. The NSA has been caught spying on German chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years. WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says the NSA …

The biggest mistakes people make when choosing a life partner

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p>To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this:<p>And at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are on average happier than single people and much happier than divorced people. But a closer analysis …

Relationships

The most incredible natural phenomena around the world

Some of these natural phenomena are so bizarre that it can be tough to believe they exist, but the breathtaking and eerie wonders reveal nature's immense power.<p>From a bright pink lake in Australia to the Northern Lights, here are some of the world's most fascinating natural marvels.

Nature

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

Exercise

How Military R&D Created The Food We Eat

A new book tracks today's convenience foods back to the wars they came out of<p>The list of military inventions that have transformed civilian life is long, stretching back at least as far as the Roman Empire’s road system (built for troop transit but foundational to the spread of Christianity as well …

World War II

The man who saved Kyoto from the atomic bomb

Some historians say US Secretary for War Henry Stimson had a personal reason for sparing Kyoto<p><b>Just weeks before the US dropped the most powerful weapon mankind has ever known, Nagasaki was not even on a list of target cities for the atomic bomb.</b><p>In its place was Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto.<p>The …

Japan