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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.<p>She died at her home …

News

The Marines Didn’t Think Women Belonged in the Infantry. She’s Proving Them Wrong.

MOUNT BUNDEY TRAINING AREA, Australia — First Lt. Marina A. Hierl watched a dozen Marines charge toward human silhouettes made of paper atop a nearby hill. Despite the early hour, the troops’ armored vests and camouflage uniforms were soaked with sweat. She stood back as they scrambled up the rocky …

U.S. Marines

A woman went to check her corn — and was swallowed by a python

By Avi Selk<p>Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For the second time in barely more than a year, an Indonesian villager has been swallowed whole by a python.<p>Wa Tiba, 54, left her home on Muna island to visit her cornfield Thursday night, according to the Jakarta Post.<p>The field was about a half mile from …

Women of Color

Scientists discover ancient interstellar dust that formed the Earth and the solar system

It may not have been far, far away, but it certainly is from long, long ago.<p>Scientists have discovered some of the original interstellar dust that formed the Earth and the solar system billions of years ago, a new study said.<p>The discovery is the "surviving pre-solar interstellar dust that formed …

How we could survive on an asteroid

The asteroid belt is rich with precious metals. There are already plans for asteroid mining but could we ever build a colony on one?<p>The science-fiction series The Expanse is set 200 years in the future: humans have established colonies on the Moon and Mars, and have begun colonising the asteroid …

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Between 60 and 90 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the ice sheets of Antarctica, a continent roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined. If all that ice melted, it would be enough to raise the world’s sea levels by roughly 200 feet.<p>While that won’t happen overnight, …

Sea Level

Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current

And that could mean trouble.<p>The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1,600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. As we’ve set out in a new study in <i>Nature</i>, …

How Exercise May Help Protect Your Brain From Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Older adults with poor fitness levels have more deterioration of white matter in their brains, according to a new study, compared with their fitter …

Short Ribs Slow-Roasted in Coconut Milk

In this riff on Indonesian beef rendang, the meat is cooked in coconut milk until it breaks up into gloriously rich jammy solids and delicious fat. …

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

I’m a Nutritionist and These Are the 7 Foods That Are Always in My Fridge

A well-stocked fridge is the secret to a quick, yummy, nutritious meal.<p>Grocery shopping can be overwhelming — so many aisles, endless products, and …

The 20 best countries to live in around the world

Switzerland is the best country in the world for the second year running, according to the third annual ranking of the world's nations released by U.S. News & World Report.<p>The list compiles the results of surveys from 21,000 people around the world who scored their homelands based on 65 attributes …

"Super wood" sports the strength of steel

Titanium alloys are some of the strongest materials we can build with, but they can be expensive. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland …

Here are the top US places to see in 2018

A full month of 2018 is already behind us. With temperatures beginning to ease up as spring creeps closer, it's time to think about future travel plans.<p>The expert team at Lonely Planet, the travel guide publisher, just announced their 10 favorite U.S. destinations to visit in 2018.<p>“We aimed to pick …

Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Release Tons of Toxic Mercury

Scientists have found large natural stores of the toxin in the Arctic. It's not clear how much will get into food webs as the planet warms.<p>Scientists have uncovered another hidden threat buried in the icy frozen north—massive natural reserves of mercury, a toxic heavy metal that in some forms can …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Mindfulness

100-million-year-old spider with a tail longer than its body discovered

A brand new species of arachnid that looks like a spider with a tail has been discovered in Myanmar.<p>The eight-legged creepy crawly is estimated to have scuttled along the forest floors as far back as 100 million years ago.<p>Scientists found the creature trapped in a piece of amber from the …

Zoology

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate up. …

American College of Sports Medicine

Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods

Breast cancer patients could be encouraged to cut asparagus and other foods from their diets in the future to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, scientists say.<p>Researchers are investigating whether a change in diet could help patients with breast tumours after studies in mice showed that …

Breast Cancer

I drank lemon water every morning for a week — and I saw results

Winter can be a difficult time to stay healthy when it seems like everyone around you is infected with the flu. Although there are many natural remedies and precautions you can take to try and fight these nasty viruses, sometimes, their attack is just too strong. So this winter, I decided to try …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

Ice Cream

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Polar Bears

All The Secrets To Living A Happier Life, In One Helpful Chart

Bookmark this ASAP.<p>Searching for more happiness? Here’s something that might make it a little easier.<p>Happify, a website aimed at helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, broke down the latest research on what <i>truly</i> creates a more joyful existence. The …

Suspended – Medium

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

Super blue blood moon 2018 - gallery

Many parts of the globe caught a glimpse of the moon as a giant crimson globe, thanks to a rare lunar trifecta that combines a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon. The spectacle, which Nasa has coined a “super blue blood moon,” will grace the pre-dawn skies in the western US as the moon …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Pictures of the Week 1.25.18

Outdoors

4 Simple Questions to Uncovering Happiness

One key to overcoming this negativity bias and uncovering happiness is learning to recognize and get space from the self-critical mind and also encourage the positive beliefs about ourselves that the critical mind has buried.<p>It's no secret, life is full of 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows and the …

Antidepressants