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A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Particles

The Greatest Fitness Tips. Ever.

Three decades ago, endurance training consisted of pretty much one workout: all-out, all the time. Then fitness went mainstream, CEOs started wearing spandex, and "sports scientist" became a legitimate career goal. The result? Periodization, VO2 max, functional strength, and more. Herewith, a …

Weightlifting

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>"This Be the Verse"<p><i>They fuck you up, your mum and dad.</i> <i><br>They may not mean to, but they do.</i> <i><br>They fill you with the faults they had</i> <i><br>And add some extra, just for you.</i> <i><br>But they were fucked up in</i> …

Want to Start a Business? Consider These 5 Invaluable Lessons Before Diving In | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Justin Spring.</i><p>On Friday nights, most testosterone-driven high school guys head out to the football field to …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Pickles, Probiotics, and Why Rotten Food Is Good For You

Raid Your Kitchen To Build This Potato Chip Speaker [Video]

For that crispy, crunchy audio<p>In 1921, two scientists made the first modern loudspeaker out of magnets, wire, and paper. Now manufacturers use synthetic fibers and even ferrofluid. Why stop there? Your kitchen contains plenty of materials to build a functional woofer. A potato chip works as a …

Energy System Need to Know: Clarifying the Cardio Confusion and the Fat Burning Conundrum

You don’t have to wander long before hearing words like “cardio,” “endurance,” and “in shape” used in training lingo. Not a day goes by when I don’t …

Got A Wide Face? You're Making Everything Terrible

A new study says people act more selfishly when dealing with wide-faced men.<p>Man, it's a tough time to be a big-faced dude. Last year, two management professors at the University of California, Riverside found that men with wider faces were more likely to cheat and lie for financial gain. Now, their …

Big business funds effort to discredit climate science, warns UN official

Climate change summit braced for counterblast from sceptics as report warns greenhouse gas emissions still increasing<p>Big companies are paying contrarians to undermine the work of climate scientists, according to a top UN official speaking before the release of a landmark review of climate science …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

Landscape Photography

Astronomer royal calls for 'plan B' to prevent runaway climate change

Lord Rees appeals for research into geoengineering technologies in case efforts to curb carbon emissions fail<p>Launching mirrors into space, triggering algal blooms in the oceans and seeding clouds are among experimental "Plan B" schemes world leaders would have to consider if the rise in carbon …

Small Animals See The World In Slow Motion

This is why it's so hard to catch a fly bare-handed.<p>Ever wonder how a fly or a chipmunk can evade your clumsy human grasp so easily? A new study published in Animal Behavior finds that, generally, the smaller the animal, the more information it can see in a small amount of time. That means certain …

Squats Part 4 Back Squat

This is the Third Part of a series on Squats, the earlier posts can be found here: <b></b><p>Squats Part I <br>Squats Part 2 General Mechanics <br>Squats Part 3 Air …

Squats Part 5(a) Low Bar Back Squat

This is the fifth Part of a series on Squats, the earlier posts can be found here: <b></b><p>Squats Part I <br>Squats Part 2 General Mechanics <br>Squats Part 3 Air …

25 Pictures That Will Make You Believe In True Love

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A Question That Can Change Your Life

For years I’ve exercised every day — doing weights, cardio, yoga — but despite my continuous effort, I haven’t seen much change.<p>Until a few months ago.<p>Recently, my body has changed. My muscles are stronger, more defined, and I’ve lost five pounds along with a visible layer of fat. So what did I do …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Nature

Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming

New computer model aims to simulate our mental escapes.<p><b>Whether it's worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream—or let our minds escape from the task at hand.</b><p>Now, a new computer model that simulates these periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

What fear can teach us - Karen Thompson Walker