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Infographic: 7 ways travel will change the way you think

Traveling can be epic but how exactly does it actually change us? AIG explains some quantifiable ways it can in the following infographic.

How to Make Money While Traveling

These next-level hacks are easier (and less stressful!) than putting your home on Airbnb.<p>Think the cost of travelling has become prohibitive? Think …

The Weird and Wonderful History of Hangover Cures

Since the first fruits developed about 80 million years ago, living creatures have been getting drunk — at least sometimes. Fermentation started when overripe fruit mixed with yeasts in the air, creating the first natural alcohols. For animals, the high sugar content of a ripe fruit may have …

Gonorrhoea could become untreatable, GPs warned

England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies writes to all GPs and pharmacies after rise of drug-resistant strain<p>Gonorrhoea, the sexually transmitted infection, could become untreatable, England's chief medical officer has warned.<p>Dame Sally Davies has reportedly written to all GPs and …

Public Health

10 Colossal Gingerbread Creations From Around the World

Every year around Christmastime, scores of families create and display edible gingerbread houses at home. But for some, a miniature gingerbread structure is not enough. From hotels to malls to amusement parks, these ambitious food architects go above and beyond to create jaw-dropping, palatial …

Infographic: How learning languages affects your brain

Speaking a foreign language is always useful. The benefits are endless especially when you are in a foreign country but how does it affect your …

Infographic: 10 curious customs from dinner tables around the world

Are your table manners up to scratch? You might answer yes, but what about abroad? Do you stand out in Mexico because you eat your taco with a knife …

Average women must lose 14 lbs to be considered more facially attractive

Facial fat is a good indication of health and the average woman would need to lose 14 lbs to look more attractive, according to scientists<p>It is said that beauty is only skin deep, but new research suggests the women need to lose 14 pounds to be considered more facially attractive.<p>For men, the task …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Breakfast

Five ways to maintain a long-term relationship

What does it take to make a long-term relationship work? We spoke to relationship professionals about the science behind matching systems on dating websites for their top tips<p>Just what does it take to have a long-term relationship? After dating website eHarmony.co.uk carried out a psychological …

EHarmony

12 Leisurely Sunday Brunch Recipes

Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p><b>1. Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones</b><p>These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, …

9 Epic Grilled Steaks for Labor Day

Steak is a must-have on any cookout menu.<p>Though it might not be the official end of summer, Labor Day is, for many, the last chance for a grilling …

22 things you didn't know about North Korea - Matador Network

22 things you didn’t know about North Korea<p>Returning from North Korea, there were things that I could only fully grasp after I went through the …

These Are The Most Popular Types Of Coffee On Instagram

#CoffeeFilter is the new #NoFilter.<p>Part of what justifies overpaying for a fancy coffee is the knowledge that you can, if you'd like, share it with your Instagram followers in exchange for precious likes.<p>That <i>perfectly logical argument</i> is supported by a new infographic by UK-based vending machine …

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

Australian and US scientists capture on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, revealing the dying cells apparently try to alert their neighbours<p>In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen …

Immune System

'Curing Queers': Mental Nurses and Their Patients, 1935-74 by Tommy Dickinson – review

A powerful study of how aversion therapy was used to ‘treat’ homosexuality exposes a nasty episode in recent British history<p>Between 1935 and 1974 a range of chemical and electrical experiments were carried out on homosexual men in psychiatric institutions. “Aversion therapy” was intended to alter …

A new milestone in non-pharmaceutical treatments for depression

Mood disorders such as depression are devastating to sufferers, and hugely costly to treat. The most severe form of depression, often called clinical depression or major depressive disorder (MDD), increases the person’s likelihood of suicide and contributes significantly to a person’s …

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Fire Fighting

Make stir-fried chicken noodles and help reduce food waste

Reducing food waste should always be a priority — it's good for our budgets and for the environment. But this week, Earth Week, we are reminded to stop and pay attention to how much food we throw away, and come up with solutions for making a change.<p>TODAY.com partnered with Cook Smarts, a …

Cooking

Florida Scientist Finds Promising Treatment For Deadly Citrus Disease

The race is on to find an effective treatment for citrus greening, a ruinous disease that has decimated citrus industries across the world and brought global orange production to the lowest levels seen in generations.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already spent hundreds of millions of …

Forget Text Messages--Send Emotions Over The Air

Technology gets the touchy-feelies<p>It used to be the case that if you wanted to reach out and touch someone, you had to use your hands. But thanks to scientists in the U.K., you might some day be able to use technology--and no, we're not talking the telephone--to transmit the emotions you experience …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

Physics

Experience 2 months of Rosetta’s comet

Spectacular images from Rosetta spacecraft of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko between January 31 and March 25. Many different angles. Increasing …

Bone Eating 'Zombie' Worm Has Been Around For 100 Million Years

It chowed down on sea turtles and plesiosaurs<p>When a whale dies in the ocean, its carcass sinks slowly to the seafloor, becoming a smorgasbord for many different kinds of marine creatures. One of the weirdest of these opportunistic scavengers is a group of worms known as Osedax, a genus of …

Zoology

11 French phrases that will make your heart melt

<b>1.</b> The French don’t have “moles” on their skin…they have “grains of beauty” (<i>Grains de beauté</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t find “dust” under the couch…they …

Scientists Figure Out Why Your Knuckles Crack

Short answer: gas bubbles<p>Whether it’s a nervous habit or done just by accident, most people crack their knuckles every once in a while. But the reason why joints crack at all (and the long-term effects of cracking) has been the subject of much debate in the scientific community. With the help of a …

Carbon Dioxide

Japanese vagina kayak artist Megumi Igarashi denies obscenity charges

A Japanese artist charged with obscenity for distributing plans of how to build a kayak shaped like her vagina denied the charges when she appeared …

New Horizons’ first color pic of Pluto

New Horizons spacecraft is now only three months away from its historic sweep through the Pluto-Charon system in mid-July. First image in …

Solar System