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The man who went on a hike – and never stopped walking

In his 61st year on this earth, the man who calls himself Nimblewill Nomad left home and walked a very long way through the mountains – about 10 million steps, he estimates, or 4,400 miles. Then, he took another, even longer walk. And then another one. And then another. Soon, he had given away …

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Far-Flung Exoplanet Puzzles Astronomers

Changing Planet<p>Artist’s view of the planet GU Psc b (at right) and its distant star GU Psc (at left). Courtesy of Lucas Granito<p><b>Talk about a cosmic outsider! A newfound exoplanet sets the record for orbital distance from a host star.</b><p>Dubbed GU Psc b, the giant planet is on an orbit more than 2,000 …

Tests for two 'potential' US Mers cases

<b>Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case are being tested for the virus after beginning to show flu-like symptoms.</b><p>Officials at Dr P Phillips Hospital said one worker is in hospital and the second is being isolated in his home.<p>On Monday, the second US case of …

E-Cigarettes Not Harmless, Should Be Regulated Like Cigs, Study Says

It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.<p>E-cigarettes have only been around for about a decade, and it's not yet clear what all the health effects of "vaping" might be. But according to a comprehensive review of research on health effects and usage patterns of electronic …

Samsung Is Finally Doing Something About Its Sick And Dying Worker Problem

In a statement to the Yonhap news agency and other Korean publications at a press conference, one of Samsung's CEOs (there are three) Kwon Oh-hyun said a third-party agency will determine how much money the families of the victims will get.<p>"Several workers at our production facilities suffered from …