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The Nordic Cool Girl’s Guide to Reykjavik

Recently, Iceland has gone from a seemingly faraway island of isolation to an otherworldly, interconnected hot spot. And with its unique positioning smack-dab between North America and Western Europe, more airlines are offering inexpensive flights and easy stopover options. Indeed, this small …

European Travel

A Chic New Concept Store Is Bringing Japanese Style to French Basque Country

Another season of fashion shows has just wrapped in Paris, and while many editors and buyers are heading home to recover, others know that early October is an optimal time of year to explore the rest of France. A contingent of surf-curious industry insiders are presently shaking off their stress in …

These award-winning microscope photos reveal a bizarre universe just out of reach

To honor the beauty and scientific importance of microscopic photographs— also called micrographs — the Nikon Small World image contest hands out awards and prizes to researchers and hobbyists who capture the most impressive images.<p>A handful of independent judges picks the contest's 20 best …

Nikon

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

Here’s what happens if you stop washing your hair

Lather, rinse, repeat—daily? Not necessarily. More women are stretching the time between one shampoo session and the next. “I definitely think there …

Hair

Food for brain: 10 things you should eat to beat Alzheimer's and other brain diseases

Neurologists are convinced that 90 percent of cases can be prevented by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle.<p>The fear of developing …

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

Singularity

How this giant sphere in Iceland is keeping track of where the Arctic Circle is

An eight-tonne sphere marking the Arctic Circle has been rolled into place on Iceland’s northernmost island, reports <i>Iceland Review</i>. Grimsey is the only part of Iceland that falls within the Arctic Circle, which moves slightly every year. The great stone sphere will be rolled around 12m annually to …

Arctic Circle

How cells come back from the brink of death - Futurity

How cells recover after nearly dying could give researchers insight into quicker recovery from chemo.

Cancer Cells

Scientists return from studying the lost, sunken continent of Zealandia

"Zealandia, a sunken continent long lost beneath the oceans, is giving up its 60 million-year-old secrets through scientific ocean drilling," says …

National Science Foundation

Shocking 'blue hole' discovered in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef has just gotten even cooler thanks to a fresh discovery.<p>Marine biologist Johnny Gaskell discovered an incredible “Blue Hole” in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef when searching on Google Maps.<p>“A blue hole is an underwater sinkhole formed by the erosion of carbonate rocks …

Great Barrier Reef

31 Perfect Looks To Copy This October

"Hello, it's me," may be the start of Adele's hit song, but it also accurately describes me, sitting here in New York City, asking the weather to …

Clothing

This Is What a Princess Diana–Inspired Fashion Collection Looks Like

During the summer, designer Virgil Abloh began sharing his mood boards for Off-White's upcoming Spring 2018 collection on Instagram…and he had a singular muse: Diana, Princess of...

Footwear

How to get glowy skin without switching up your entire beauty routine

You’re in such a beauty regimen groove, you can cleanse, tone, and moisturize in your sleep (and some days, it feels like you actually do). But …

Skin Care

Goodbye, For Now, To A Vital Source For Native American News

They say if you want something done right, do it yourself. But for Ray Halbritter, it was more a case of, "if you want something done at all."<p>Halbritter, the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises, wasn't seeing stories by or about Native Americans in mainstream media outlets, and on the rare occasion …

Journalism

How well can seeds survive in space?

If humans want to live on Mars, we’re going to need to grow food. How well can seeds survive harsh, non-Earth conditions?<p>Will we someday colonize …

Biology

Huge Sea Turtles Slowly Coming Back From Brink of Extinction

WASHINGTON — Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.<p>Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe. That's a big change from a decade or two ago, experts said.<p>Long-living …

Sea Turtles

Ten Signs You're Promotable -- And Ten Signs You're Not

Dear Liz,<p>I’m trying to decide whether or not to apply for an internal promotion at my job.<p>I think I could do the job. It’s a Major Accounts Team Leader job.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>I’ve never been a supervisor or team lead before but I think I would be good at it.<p>My hesitation comes from the fact that if I …

Leadership

The Nine Foolproof Steps To Transform Your School

Turning round a struggling school is one of the hardest jobs in education – but now experts have come up with the nine foolproof steps leaders need to take to transform a school.<p>Researchers analyzed data from hundreds of schools to come up with a blueprint for not only improving results, but making …

Students

Gorgeous, majestic white giraffes spotted, captured on video for first time ever

A pair of rare white giraffes were spotted in Kenya and captured on film for the first time ever.<p>The giraffes, a mother and its child, have white skin due to a condition known as lueucism. The condition prevents pigmentation in skin cells and causes skin to turn white and pale.<p>The giraffes were …

Wildlife

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Education

Secret Vatican manuscript's mysterious purple spots decoded

About 800 years ago, a teenage soldier named Laurentius Loricatus accidentally killed a man. He spent the next 34 years in a cave in Italy atoning for his crime, burning his face with a hot iron and wearing a hooked chain-mail shirt directly on his skin as penance.<p>Loricatus' story is known today …

Biology

A downside to being popular in high school, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rachel Narr wasn't popular in high school. She was no wears-pink-on-Wednesdays "Mean Girl." She wasn't the cheerleader who dated the quarterback.<p>But she said that she had strong friendships, and one exceptionally close comrade meant a lot to Narr during her teen years.<p>When it comes to that …

Psychology

We Can Finally Read The 'Clock' That Tells How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

This will help us understand disease.<p>Up until now, it's only been possible to track where cells are in their life cycle once they're dead. However, a …

Research

May phones Trump as Boeing dispute threatens Bombardier

<b>Prime Minister Theresa May has phoned US President Donald Trump over a threat to jobs at Bombardier in Belfast from a trade dispute.</b><p>In 2016, Canadian firm Bombardier won an order to supply up to 125 C-Series passenger jets to US airline Delta.<p>The wings for the C-Series are made at Bombardier's …

Downing Street

Magnificent Art Nouveau Architecture of the Great Antoni Gaudí

Celebrated for his colorful creations and avant-garde approach to architecture, Antoni Gaudí is held as a key figure in the modernist movement. In addition to introducing Spain to the Art Nouveau style, the Spanish creative is renowned for the eclectic-yet-unified nature of his projects. Though …

Barcelona

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

There’s mounting evidence that some of the best things you can do for your brain are also some of the best for your body.<p>A new scientific advisory …

The Brain

New sleep-promoting brain cells identified

New research in mice identifies a range of neurons that may be involved in promoting sleep. The findings may soon change therapeutic practices for …

Gut bacteria found to trigger gene that protects against type 1 diabetes

Researchers have discovered that a powerful guardian gene known to protect against a variety of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, is …

‘Lady Bird’: From Telluride to Oscars for Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan?

Third time could be the charm at the Oscars for <b>Saoirse Ronan</b>, who stars in “Lady Bird,” a character study by first-time solo director <b>Greta Gerwig</b> …