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Farmers have modified our food for at least 10,000 years, why does it matter all of a sudden?

In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all …

Agriculture

Enable This Setting to Make Windows 10 Boot Up Faster

Windows 10 came with no shortage of performance improvements, but one of the neatest is its fast boot times. If your machine is taking too long to …

Windows 10

Why Are There Floaters in Your Eyes—and Should You Be Worried? | Women's Health

These condensations are caused when the vitreous (tranluscent, glass-like) gel found in your eyes (and also your joints) shrinks and changes consistency—kind of like the way Jell-O can liquefy and shrink in a container. This is especially common in women, says Ehrlich.<p>Floaters can sometimes be a …

Why are the Dutch taller than Italians? It's in the genes: study

In a study that touched on the age-old "nature vs nurture" debate, an international team of scientists set out to determine once and for all why, for example, the average Dutchman's frame differs so much from that of, say, a Portuguese person.<p>"We found that genetic differences between countries …

Earth - What is our Universe made of?

If an alien managed to visit our Universe from a parallel reality, there is a high chance they would not even notice we exist.<p>In a way that's obvious: the Universe is enormous and our planet is but a small, pale blue dot. But it's worse than that: the aliens might not even notice all the stars and …

Dark Matter

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

5 body pains you should never ignore

Dr. Natalie Azar joins TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer and Tamron Hall to discuss the issues you should always get checked out, including particular types of back pain and swelling in only one leg.

The 8 most atheist-friendly countries in the world

In many places around the world, this is an unprecedented era of freedom and social acceptance for non-believers<p>A lot of non-believer writers and activists focus, rightly, on the continuing lack of acceptance in many societies and nations of those who profess no belief in religion. Keeping an eye …

7 everyday items that wouldn’t exist as we know them without GMOs

But in that time, we've taken to using them almost everywhere. Today, GMOs can be found in everything from the cotton in our T-shirts to the soda we sip at the movies.<p>Here are all the things that likely wouldn't look anything like they do today without some type of genetic modifications:

Trouble Sleeping? Here’s How I Learned To Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute Every Night - Michael Andrew Arata, MD

For a long time, I had a hard time sleeping. We can chock it up to bad food late at night, too many screens before bed, and stress. I found it …

Sleep

What Exactly Is Enlightenment?

"To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, …

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Science explains why this image disgusts some people

Up to 15% of people (18% of females and 11% of males) become viscerally upset after looking at images of clustered holes or bumps, according to research on the condition colloquially known as trypophobia. These clusters of holes are common in nature, for example: honeycombs or clusters of soap …

4 Meditation Techniques for Beginners to Try

<b>If you’re afraid you’ll do it wrong</b>, try guided meditation. This is akin to having a personal trainer at the gym. An instructor talks you through the exercise of clearing and focusing your mind. Find a class at a gym or yoga studio, or listen to sessions—some as brief as five minutes—on apps like …

Meditation

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I haven't opened my MacBook since Windows 10 came out

I just figured I would put the new operating system through its paces on the Lenovo Yoga 12 laptop-tablet convertible that Microsoft sent me as a test unit. I would use Windows 10 until something frustrated me so much that I went back to the Mac.<p>I figured it was inevitable. I've been rocking …

Apple Store

Buried Soldiers May Be Victims of Ancient Chemical Weapon

Almost 2,000 years ago, 19 Roman soldiers rushed into a cramped underground tunnel, prepared to defend the Roman-held Syrian city of Dura-Europos …

A revolutionary tool is helping us unlock the secrets of DNA

But in the meantime, this tool, called CRISPR, is helping us do something else — something that's essential if we want to really re-write the genetic code. <b>It's helping us understand what genes actually do, both in humans and in animals.</b><p>The big misunderstanding of the age of genetics is that people …

13 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

Eggs and veggies in the morning are a delicious way to jump-start your metabolism and fuel your whole day. Check out this roundup of nutritious …

Spit in a tube to get a personalized health regimen based on your genes

Unlocking the solution to losing weight, or coming up with a cracking diet to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, can seem like a mystery. We’re often …

9 Ingredients That Should Never Be In Your Protein Powder

If you’re busy, protein powders can often come in handy. At any time of day, you can quickly whip up a shake and allow your body to be nourished and …

Nutrition

Chinese scientists just admitted to tweaking the genes of human embryos for the first time in history

Nishimasu et al, 2014<p>A group of Chinese scientists just reported that they modified the genome of human embryos, something that has never been done …

The Journey of Enlightenment -- You Don't Need To Go Anywhere

To change the trajectory of your life in a big way, you probably think you have to drop whatever you are doing to have a complete change in your life. Thus, your journey of enlightenment begins.<p>Many people in whatever their profession or circumstances in life have an inner dialog going on inside …

The Summer of 1995: 20 Things America Was Obsessed with 20 Years Ago

What do you remember about summer 20 years ago? Is there a certain song or movie or moment that sticks out in your mind?<p>In case you’re having trouble …

New Albums

7 Summer Crock Pot Recipes

Things you are officially permitted to do all summer long: 1. Wear black. 2. Read murder mysteries set in cold, Scandinavian countries. 3. Use your crock pot. Here, seven summer slow-cooker recipes suitable for any toasty evening.<p><b>BBQ Chicken Tostada</b><p>Lather on the slaw. <b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Cheesy Crab …

Cooking