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7 Close-Up Pictures Reveal the Beauty of Bees

They pollinate our flowers and crops and pervade popular culture, but you've never seen bees like this before.<p>"Busy as a bee" isn't just a saying. When they aren't supplying us with honey or pollinating the flowers that brighten our days, these humble insects play an integral role in the …

4 Things Every Clean Freak Should Know About Hotels

<i>William Warby / Flickr</i><p>When booking a hotel stay, most travelers are more anxious about the sights to see in their chosen destination, rather than the cleanliness of their accommodations. But for some, bad experiences, a lifetime of mysophobia (fear of germs) or just the idea of sleeping in a bed …

This Futuristic Concrete Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria

A solid idea<p>Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack.<p>There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from the load …

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Life Before ‘Having It All’: Portrait of a Working Girl in 1940

The White Collar Girl: Model Carol Lorell stands in for Ginger Rogers, star of the upcoming adaptation of novel "Kitty F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Deep in the ocean, the world's first known warm-blooded fish

Scientists have found the first known example of a fish with warm blood.<p>The large circular fish is called an opah, or sometimes a moonfish, and researchers have determined that it can keep its internal temperature 5 degrees Celsius warmer than its environment.<p>"We were shocked," said Heidi Dewar, a …

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Wolfram has created a website that will identify any image you throw at it

And it's learning as you do it<p>One of the most amazing things you can do with Wolfram Alpha is ask it what planes are overhead. If you're on your phone, it will pull your location, then cross reference that with a database of flights, including their altitude, angle, and even their flight number and …

The Hidden 'Wild West Town' of Edinburgh, Scotland

<i>(All images by Urban Ghosts)</i><p>Back in 2005, Ulla's Amazing Wee Blog announced that one of the most unusual urban oddities in the Scots capital may not be long for this world. But despite this decade-old warning, Edinburgh's quirky Wild West Town is still very much with us.<p>Located in an alleyway off …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Sustainable kettle brews up a Kickstarter storm

Sleek, chic and streamlined: that's the James Dyson Award-winning Miito, a new kind of kettle that looks nothing like a kettle at all. The rod-and-plate ensemble uses induction technology to save power and water by heating up precisely the amount of water you need and no more.<p>The kettle was …

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New Uses for Old Things: Kids Edition

Cereal Box as Sweets Carrier<p>Attention, PTA members: Here’s a practical Transport Alternative for the bake sale. Tape a cereal box closed, then cut …

The truth about skin care: 7 myths that need 'clearing up'

When it comes to the skin care, things can get a little tricky. We’ve heard completely different "rules" from different people — and even a few "facts" we're not convinced we believe. It's frustrating to say the least! That's why TODAY asked the experts to debunk nine of the most common skin care …

Are you a sleeping beauty or a total nightmare? Find out with our sleep quiz

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all want it, we all need it, and most of us don't get enough of it. How much do you know about sleep? Find out with our interactive quiz.<p><i>Graphics by Inez Torre and Kari Lennox.</i><p><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world</i>

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate …

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