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The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

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Space war, Vatican knowledge of extraterrestrials revealed in Podesta emails

<i>“Because the War in Space race is heating up, I felt you should be aware of several factors as you and I schedule our Skype talk,”</i> Mitchell, who died …

“We are the death merchant of the world”: Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilkerson condemns military-industrial complex

The military-industrial complex “is much more pernicious than Eisenhower ever thought,” says the retired US colonel<p>Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is tired of "the corporate interests that we go abroad to slay monsters for."<p>As the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Wilkerson played …

Astronauts from Apollo 10 say they heard 'weird music' on far side of the Moon

<b>Astronauts onboard Apollo 10 say they heard mysterious "music" on the far side of the Moon.</b><p>They didn't know if they were hearing things and were left wondering if music really was coming from behind the Moon.<p>The answer is - sort of - but not really.<p>They could hear an "outer space-type" droning …

WATCH: You Can Make 'Wonder Material' Graphene in Your Own Home

Stronger than steel, harder than diamond, and one atom thick.<p>Three words: Graphene. is. awesome. Not only is it stronger than steel, harder than …

Breaking Down the Whole Cow With Seven Beef's Scott Emerick and Eric Banh

Seattle's no slouch in the meat game. But until recently, this city's notable omission was a restaurant focused specifically on using the whole cow.<p>Enter <b>Seven Beef</b>, which last October began serving up to 30 different cuts of dry-aged, locally-sourced, grass-fed meat in a setting blending Vietnamese …

How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You've Ever Eaten (in 5 Easy Steps)

The truth about sex and pizza also applies to chocolate chip cookies: There are many, many ways to make them (over 50 recipes on this site alone), …

Five Great LA Sushi Spots That Won't Break the Bank

There's a sushi restaurant on every corner in Los Angeles, from high end omakase specialists to the cheap roll-based shop in the strip mall. The question is, where can you find high quality sushi that won't burn a hole in your wallet? Eater has searched high and low to find the hidden gems, those …

Why your beard may actually be good for you, according to science

A 2014 study, recently resurfaced by the BBC, may provide some additional ammo for beard advocates. In the study, both bearded and shaven healthcare workers — 400 in total —were tested for a specific bacteria on their faces: MRSA, which has become resistant to many antibiotics.<p>The study found that …

Zebra stripes not for camouflage, new study finds

If you've always thought of a zebra's stripes as offering some type of camouflaging protection against predators, it's time to think again, suggest …

The solar system as we know it might be all wrong

For decades, astronomers have wondered if a giant, mysterious planet is out there, one that orbits the sun so slowly it would force us to reimagine …

The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015

Every week, I peruse around fifteen journals, some featuring basic science, others clinical research and patient cases, and still others a mix. As a specialist in blood diseases and cancer, I pay particular attention to those articles reporting advances, and failures, in my field. But I am also …

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Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –<p>Wheaton College suspended a tenured professor of Political Science for quoting Pope Francis that Christians …

Is Vegetarianism Actually Bad for the Environment?

It's a lot more complicated than some headlines suggest.<p>One of the reasons people choose to eat vegetarian (or “be” a vegetarian—there’s often …

Russia and China are building highly autonomous killer robots

During a national-security forum on Monday, Work said that China and Russia are heavily investing in a roboticized army, according to a report from Defense One.<p>"We know that China is already investing heavily in robotics and autonomy and the Russian Chief of General Staff [Valery Vasilevich] …

The Vatican Says Jews Don't Need Jesus to Be Saved

The church also told its followers to cool it on the whole converting Jews to Christianity thing.<p><b>Read: What It's Like Being Young and Catholic in 2015</b><p>In 1966, the Catholic Church's Second Vatican Council released its "Declaration of the Jews," a document that repudiated "the ancient charge of …

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536<p>75<p>1<p>Shares 612<p>One thing that surprises people is how much French people, even with a tempting barrage of éclairs, macarons, and pain au chocolat on …

E-cigarettes contain flavouring chemical linked to deadly 'popcorn lung'

Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease ‘popcorn lung’ after scientists found a toxic chemical in 75 per cent of flavoured electronic cigarettes.<p>Diacetyl, a chemical which is used as a butter substitute in flavours like Cotton Candy and Cupcake, has been linked to respiratory …

Liyna and Anum's Big Feast: Building the Tandoor Oven

<i>We want you to throw big parties and win big (big!) prizes from</i> <i>Le Creuset</i><i>. (Find out more here.)</i><p><i>All week, we'll be featuring recent college graduates and longtime friends Liyna Anwar and Anum Arshad as they plan, prepare, and host a backyard South Asian-inspired feast for their mothers.</i><p><i>Today: Liyna</i> …

Here's the science behind 'The Hold,' which claims to instantly calm a crying baby

In a video that's now been watched more than six million times, Dr. Robert Hamilton, a pediatrician, demonstrates something he calls "The Hold," which he says he uses in his practice to quickly calm crying infants.<p>The technique appears to be quite simple: He folds the baby's arms against her chest …

One politician's powerful speech on Syria moved British lawmakers to tears and applause

The vote came directly after a speech from Hilary Benn, the UK Labour Party's shadow foreign secretary, which Conservative Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called "one of the greatest speeches" in British House of Commons history.<p>In the speech, Benn broke with his party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and …

Russia presented 'evidence' of Turkey's oil ties to ISIS — but it has a crucial flaw

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) presented "evidence" on Wednesday that ISIS had been smuggling oil onto Turkish soil to be purchased by Turkey's president "and his family."<p>The MOD highlighted three main routes ISIS — aka the Islamic State or ISIL — had allegedly been using to transport …

Putin is visiting Iran for the first time in 8 years — and promising to export nuclear equipment to the country

Russia was one of the six world powers that signed a landmark agreement with Iran this past July aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.<p>The Russian decree, issued on the same day as Putin arrived in Iran on an official visit, said Russian firms were now authorized …

How to Collimate a Newtonian Telescope Spending Zero Money

1<p><b>Prepare yourself for the collimation process.</b> You will need to be rested and your patience gauge must be full. Don't expect to do observing in the …

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Pope deplores Vatican leaks, says reforms will continue | Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the leak of sensitive Vatican documents as a deplorable crime but said it would not distract him from forging ahead with reforms at the Holy See.<p>Pope Francis speaks as he leads the audience with national Italian insurance body members (INPS) …

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …