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Microsoft ‘Hyperlapse’ Released; Creates Time Lapses from POV Videos

Time to get out all the first-person footage you captured with your GoPro, but never touched, as Microsoft finally released its Hyperlapse technology.<p>…

A New Kind of Artificial Reef Is Saving Fish

Build it, and they will come.<p>That’s not just a line from <i>Field of Dreams</i>. It’s also a real lesson coming out of Australia, where an innovative …

Clean & green! 5 healthy juice recipes you can make in a blender

To start (or finish) your day with a healthy juice, you might think you need to invest in an expensive juice extractor.<p>But a much more common kitchen appliance — the blender — is all you need to make these five juices from "The Ultimate Book of Modern Juicing," by Mimi Kirk, a raw food expert who, …

Seahawks' Bruce Irvin says he'll be playing for Falcons in '16

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin says he will be playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016.<p>"I'm going to be in Atlanta next season," …

5 Magazines for Future Writers

<i>“I, unlike a lot of writers, didn’t enjoy writing and reading when I was a teenager. It took a teacher, who focused on me as a person to get me excited about fantasy novels. I had such a wonderful experience that it changed my life. If I can reach that same age group and say, ‘You may be thinking</i> …

Creative Writing

Penguins lost ability to taste fish

<b>Penguins can taste only sour and salty food, scientists have discovered.</b><p>A genetic study suggests the flightless birds lost three of the five basic tastes long ago in evolution.<p>Taste is critical for survival in most animals, but may not matter in the penguin, which swallows fish whole, say …

University of Michigan

Mars One mission: five Britons shortlisted for one-way trip to Red Planet

Hannah Earnshaw, Maggie Lieu, Ryan MacDonald, Alison Rigby and Clare Weedon are the British names put forward to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet<p>Five Britons have been shortlisted for a one-way trip to Mars as they hope to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet.<p>…

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism in the Morning

Burn even more calories first thing in the a.m.<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Want to turn your body's fat-burning potential up a notch? Check out these five ways to wake up and increase the calorie burn.<p><b>Exercise</b>That early workout doesn't …

Addressing Type 2 Diabetes: An Immodest Proposal

When the CDC confirmed a patient had been diagnosed with Ebola on American soil in late September, the nation saw just how quickly U.S. officials, physicians and hospitals can respond to a serious public health threat.<p>Through a highly coordinated effort, 35 hospitals across the nation aggressively …

Patagonia: The Wild Place at the End of the World

The southernmost region of South America is huge in every way: Patagonia is twice the size of California and home to some of the biggest landscapes and adventures on the planet. Head south for stunning landscapes, ridiculous fishing, rugged trekking, roadside asados, and a 100 percent chance of …

Sea Ghost! Scientists Spot Deepest Living Fish in Mariana Trench

Researchers say they have spotted the deepest living fish ever found — a sea ghost of a snailfish that floated past their video camera at a depth of 26,716 feet (8,143 meters) in the Mariana Trench.<p>The expedition team, led by University of Hawaii marine scientists Jeff Drazen and Patty Fryer, say …

Michael Bennett, Russell Wilson embody Seahawks football

Michael Bennett and Russell Wilson are playing fearless football, and the Seahawks are rolling as a result.<p>I freaking love watching Michael Bennett play the game of football. Maybe almost as much as watching J.J. Watt, if not more, to be honest. I guess some of it is because Bennett isn't close to …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

U. of Michigan Said To Offer Harbaugh Nearly 10 Times Its President's Salary To Coach Football Team

The NCAA’s rules against paying college athletes have long been criticized as a cartel-like effort to keep the wealth of college sports “in the hands of a select few administrators, athletic directors, and coaches.” So, it is not surprising that as the University of Michigan continues to fight …

4 Ways to De-Bloat During Breakfast

Beat puffiness first thing in the a.m. with these tricks.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>After a long weekend of fun, food, cocktails, or all of the above, you can wake up feeling like a giant marshmallow. Although eating or drinking anything else might be the last …

New Zealand in winter

It’s thought New Zealand acquired the Maori name <i>Aotearoa</i> or ‘the land of the long white cloud’ due to the nation’s abiding daylight. Even in winter this moniker rings true, with New Zealand’s colder months heralding sunshine and good times aplenty.<p>Avoid the queues, peak pricing and the summer …

After Amphipolis, New Ancient Burial Ground Found in Platamonas

Excavations in Platamonas, Pieria, northern Greece, have unearthed an ancient settlement and burial ground that belongs in the late Bronze Age, …

Ancient Greece: See it in person, or get a taste in Montreal at a new exhibit

National Archaeological Museum in Athens.(Giorgos Moutafis for the Canadian Museum of History)<p>The past can be irritating. This is especially true if you’re touring a country with such a plenitude of past that it borders on surfeit. In the late 19th century, Henry James famously decried America’s …

Earth faces sixth ‘great extinction’ with 41% of amphibians set to go the way of the dodo

A stark depiction of the threat hanging over the world’s mammals, reptiles, amphibians and other life forms has been published by the prestigious scientific journal, <i>Nature</i>. A special analysis carried out by the journal indicates that a staggering 41% of all amphibians on the planet now face …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is the Best Everything Device Ever Made

There is no PC like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. There have been plenty of Windows tablet-laptop hybrids, sure, but all of them negotiate some kind …

Mystery Grand Canyon Animal Is a Gray Wolf—Can It Survive?

An animal spotted this fall on the Kaibab Plateau is confirmed as a gray wolf from the northern Rockies.<p>On a recent evening not long after dusk, Natalie Ertz stood in a meadow near the Grand Canyon's north rim and howled like a wolf.<p>There was a good reason for the howl.<p>Ertz, the executive director …

3,000-year-old tomb of Egyptian queen unearthed in Luxor

Tomb excavated at Ramesseum is a 3,000 year-old mortuary temple<p>Archaeologists digging at the ruins of Ramesseum temple in Luxor, have discovered what …

49ers vs. Seahawks 2014 picks and predictions: Experts unanimously picking Seattle

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks usually combine for solid matchups, but experts think the Seahawks will dominate in Sunday's game.<p>The Seattle Seahawks haven't looked as dominant as they did a season ago, but after some early season struggles, they're in the middle of a heated battle …

'God, I was nervous': Scientists open Egyptian mummy coffin for first time

Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax.<p>The …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

The Definitive Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Fiction Book

The primary goal of this article is to provide resources, <b>to help you in your quest to write a high quality fiction book.</b> In curating these articles …

Writing

Rumor: Two 50MP Canon DSLRs in the Works, One With and One Without a Low Pass Filter

As 2014 draws to a close, the Canon rumor mill is beginning to buzz louder about some potential cameras that are supposedly in the works — foremost …

500 sea lions found dead on Peruvian beach

<b>(Dmytro Pylypenko/Shutterstock)</b><p>Environmental police are investigating the mysterious mass die-off of the endangered species<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>November 24, 2014 3:24pm (UTC)<p>Peru's environmental police are investigating the deaths of some 500 dead sea lions discovered decomposing on a beach 250 miles …