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The 7 Most Effective Fat-Burning Foods, According to Science

If you’re looking to boost your metabolism, proper nutrition can offer up some easy solutions—outside of the gym. Integrating fat-burning foods into …

Nutrition

Our Galaxy Might Be Teeming With Habitable Exomoons

There are eight planets in our Solar System (sorry Pluto), but collectively, these planets host over 175 moons, one or two of which may even harbor …

Universe

Time Travel Into The Past Is Probably Impossible

It's hard to say "never" to something like time travel, simply because we don't understand the universe well enough to give a definitive answer. …

What Does a 1,200-Calorie Diet Look Like?

Find out what a day of eating a 1,200 calorie diet looks like.<p>Losing weight is about calories in versus calories out. To lose weight, you need to eat …

Now, there’s an injectable bandage that stops bleeding, speeds healing

An injectable bandage fabricated from a seaweed-derived gel that is used in cooking can stop bleeding and promote wound healing, according to …

This Cooking Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Spaghetti

If you're anything like me, cooking spaghetti involves completely guessing the proper amount for a serving. I'll stand at the pot of boiling water …

Alien star streaked through our solar system and jostled its contents, scientists say

Some 70,000 years ago, when humans and Neanderthals shared the planet, an alien star streaked through the outer edges of our solar system and jostled …

Astronomy

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

This Hack Will Change the Way You Shred Chicken

In theory, shredding meat should be easy. You just have to grab some forks, get your hands a little dirty, and it’ll be done…eventually. But it’s …

The 12 Best Undertaker Entrances In WWE History, Ranked

On the Raw 25th Anniversary show, the Undertaker returned to the ring--not to fight, but to deliver a cryptic message. He ended his promo with a line that sounded vaguely threatening: "And now on this sacred ground, I declare for all of those who have fallen: It is truly time you rest in …

TRAPPIST-1 system planets potentially habitable

Two exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system have been identified as most likely to be habitable, a paper by PSI Senior Scientist Amy Barr says.

Universe

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

Genetic Engineering

10 no-excuses workouts you can do using Amazon Prime

If you thought two-day free shipping and all access to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” were the highlights of your Amazon Prime account, you are going to be pleasantly surprised at this other fit feature. Not only can order your yoga pants and earbuds on Amazon Prime, you can actually use it to squeeze …

Shopping

Good News, Mars Colonists: Pure Water Ice You Can Dig Up With a Shovel

Mars has large deposits of near-pure water ice just beneath the surface at mid-latitudes, a discovery that could have huge implications for future …

Water

What cells in the human body live the longest?

Although the our bodies are continuously replenishing their cells, some stick around for longer than others.<p>On average, the cells in your body are …

Humans Did Not Cause the U.S. Cold Snap

The cold snap that sent temperatures plunging last week and brought the most frigid new year in recorded history, in some places, had nothing to do …

A Dash Of Salt To Go With Your Solar System

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow.<p>You know, when meteorites fall to Earth, they bring with them a taste of what’s out there in our …

‘Assassin’ spiders impale their victims on a venomous pike, then watch as they die

Spiders are horrific creatures. Most of them are tiny and easy to deal with, yet they’re so scary. Spiders are just as afraid of you as you are of …

Star System With Five Rocky Planets Discovered by Amateur Astronomers

For the first time in history, a crowdsourced team of amateur citizen scientists has discovered a multi-planetary system. Located 620 light years …

Universe

Researchers discover bizarre ‘Hypatia’ stone is made from material not found in our Solar System

There’s plenty of interesting things to find here on Earth. Archaeologists and paleontologists are constantly discovering relics of the past that …

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

Biology

Scientists just invented an edible pill that can tell you when you’re about to fart

Farts are a natural, healthy byproduct of your digestive system, and everyone has them from time to time, but as funny as flatulence is, how, when …

Digestion

We Finally Have Direct Proof That Human Activity Is Healing The Ozone Hole

Go team!<p>According to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), scientists have, for the first time, produced proof that the recovery of the ozone …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

These Birds Have Evolved Feathers as Black as The Blackest Material on Earth

Vantablack, meet your match.<p>What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common?<p>Both have invented incredibly dark, "super-black" surfaces that …

Man Declared Dead by 3 Doctors Wakes Up in Morgue Just Hours Before Autopsy

They were about to open him up.<p>Spanish prison authorities are baffled after a prisoner who was declared dead by three separate doctors woke up in the …

The wild swimmers of Henleaze Lake

Sitting behind woodland and surrounded by steep rocky slopes, it's hard to imagine Henleaze Lake is just outside the centre of Bristol.<p>Formed in 1919, members of Henleaze Swimming Club have been bathing in the green water of the lake ever since, gaining a diving board and a sauna along the way.<p>A …

Scientists Have Built a Robot That Actually Sweats While Exercising

Someone give that thing a gym towel.<p>Kenshiro and his younger "sibling" Kengoro are two robots that were built with unprecedented similarity to human …