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These Are the Best Young Adult Movies on Netflix

It's time to talk about a hard truth: bing watching is exhausting. So many series are coming out at rapid intervals and pile up on our DVRs or in our …

Entertainment

A Trump-supporting Texas city runs on 100% renewable energy

In Texas — the heart of Trump country — the city of Georgetown runs on 100% renewable energy. Republican Mayor Dale Ross told Axios that the decision …

Renewable Energy

Eight cruises that stay longer in Mediterranean ports

Cruise ships tend to leave a port around 5pm or 6pm – meaning you may miss seeing Mediterranean destinations at their most magical. However, some cruise lines arrange late-evening departures or even overnight stays in key ports, giving chances to soak up the twilight atmosphere, explore without the …

European Travel

An evolutionary biologist's profound TED talk explains why you should think of life as an 'unfinished book'

Prosanta Chakrabarty, a professor of evolutionary biology and ichthyology (the study of fish) at Louisiana State University, wants you to rethink everything you think you know about evolution.<p>In a TED talk delivered in April but released on Friday, Chakrabarty dispels the notion that humans are the …

Biology

Being unmarried should be considered a risk factor for heart problems, study finds

Doctors should take marital status into account when assessing the heart attack and stroke risk of patients, a major British study has found.<p>Researchers at Keele University analyzed dozens of studies involving more than two million people and discovered that compared to married people, those who …

Medical Research

UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday.<p>Antonio Guterres added that the number of "violent situations" …

Antonio Guterres

Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean officials are hoping the suspension of a major joint military exercise helps advance nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the …

North Korea

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Climate Change

Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Right Now (June 2018)

Everybody needs to laugh, but sometimes your options are limited. While a streaming service like Netflix seems to be flooded with comedy movies, it's …

Entertainment

5 Desserts That Will Never Cause Weight Gain, According To Nutritionists

The occasional yummy dessert, enjoyed in moderation, makes meals 100 times more delightful. But if you’re trying to lose weight or have healthy …

Nutrition

Michael Cohen seeks gag order against Stormy lawyer Avenatti

An attorney for Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen is seeking a court order to bar the attorney representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels from speaking to the media, alleging that his appearances could deprive Cohen of the right to a fair trial in a civil lawsuit.<p>Daniels' attorney, …

Corruption

18 New Shows & Movies on Netflix This Week, Including The Show Literally Everyone's Been Waiting For

If your ideal night in typically includes a pair of baggy sweatpants, a tub of ice cream, and a date with your Netflix queue, get ready: you're gonna …

Entertainment

June's Best New Netflix TV Shows / Movies To Watch In June 2018

Find out what's coming to the streaming platform in June as we list our top recommendations, including Thor: Ragnarok, Glow Season 2, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

TV shows

Kitchen towels 'can cause food poisoning'

<b>Multi-use of kitchen towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 kitchen towels that had been used for a month.<p>They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping …

E.coli

South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors

Cranial surgery without modern anesthesia and antibiotics may sound like a death sentence. But trepanation—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping …

War

18 Things I Wish I Had Known In My 20s

Everything is figureoutable (if that's even a word).<p><i>What do you wish you knew at age 20? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> <b>Arthur Luke, Branding Expert | Author | Lifelong</b> …

George Eliot

3 Great Stocks You Can Buy on Sale

Just because a stock is seemingly overlooked doesn't mean it can't be a winner for investors long-term.<p>The stock market is bouncing around near …

Investing

What’s New On Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, And HBO This Weekend: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘The Staircase’, ‘American Made’, And More

From big blockbusters to chilling true crime, this weekend’s streaming selections are about to blow your mind. Netflix is serving up high-profile …

Entertainment

Decapitated Snake Head Nearly Kills Man—Here’s How

Scientists warn that rattlesnakes can remain dangerous long after they are dead.<p>A Texas man was doing yard work when he spotted a four-foot rattlesnake. He beheaded the snake with a shovel—but when he went to dispose of it, the severed head bit him.<p>According to media reports, the man received a …

Zoology

Man Kills Snake; Snake Tries To Kill Him Back

The story has a semi-biblical tone: A man and woman together in a garden come across a serpent. The serpent awakens them to their own mortality and their lives are changed forever.<p>But that's where the similarities end, because in this story, the man grabbed a shovel to decapitate the snake — a …

Zoology

NASA to Extend Juno Jupiter Mission by Three Years

The Juno spacecraft currently orbiting Jupiter was supposed end its mission by crashing into the gas giant next month. Not anymore!<p>It turns out the …

Astronomy

Why Ireland's Wild Atlantic Coast Is Perfect For Your Next Roadtrip

It seems that Irish eyes really are smiling since there's never been a more enticing time to book a trip to this gem in the north Atlantic. Roughly …

Ireland

Poop Is the Last Frontier of the Human Body

The American Gut Project is collecting data from around the world on what makes up our gut. The truth is, unexpectedly, not so straightforward.<p>Last …

Microbiology

Days will become longer as moon moves away from Earth

Days on Earth are getting longer as the moon moves further away, scientists have confirmed.<p>But don’t worry just yet about how to spend the extra time …

Astronomy

One Big Planet Nine, Or A Swarm Of Small Icy Worlds?

The outermost Solar System is a confusing and complicated place. Once you get Neptune, the comets, Kuiper belt objects, and other small icy worlds orbit the Sun in odd patterns. A few of those, including the very distant world known as Sedna, have orbits that make very little sense compared with …

Astronomy

NASA has a plan to let humans soar above the clouds on Venus

For more than half a century, America's human space program has flip-flopped between two long-range goals: establishing a base on the moon or going deep and sending astronauts to Mars.<p>But a group of aerospace engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia has made a persuasive …

Astronomy

Curiosity — Scientists Discovered That the Pressure Inside a...

Neutron stars are under incredible pressure. Take a star twice the size of our sun, squish all that mass down to the diameter of a city, and you get …

Universe

Genetic Coda: Why Do Hundreds Of Genes Turn On After Death?

Even after you die, some of your cells keep going. It’s a phenomenon that has many scientists intrigued. One study in particular examined the activity of one thousand genes in mice and zebrafish in the days after death, or the “twilight of death” as the study’s lead author Peter Noble poetically …

Genetics

"Brain in Butt" Study Points to True Location of Second Nervous System

No, it's not actually in the butt.<p>The brain and spinal cord may control most of the body, but some parts handle themselves just fine without their …

Neuroscience

50 More Things to Do in Amsterdam

The first list of 50 activities for Amsterdam visitors was so easy to compile, I decided to try my hand at another 50; and lo, this list was just as …

European Travel