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Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Mark Cuban Just Invested In A Pot That Charges Your Smartphone By Boiling Water

The makers of the device snagged a $250,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on the show that features inventors and entrepreneurs pitching to investors. They were initially offering to sell 10% of their company, Power Practical, for that sum — a $2.5 million valuation.<p>Cuban liked the company …

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Hangovers can make you stupid

A hangover can leave you with more than a sore head in the morning – it impairs the way your brain holds and processes information, according to new research.<p>Anyone who has woken up after a heavy night of drinking will have suspected it already, but it seems a hangover really does affect your …

A Botswana Safari Camp Is The New Best Hotel In The World

It received a score of 96.60 out of 100.<p>Located in the Moremi Game Reserve, the hotel, which is made up of two camps, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.<p>The hotel is designed to take advantage of its natural surroundings: There are outdoor plunge pools, al fresco dining areas, and …

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The Last Words of 38 Presidents

Some are eloquent quotes worthy of the holders of the highest office in the nation, and others... aren’t.<p>1. George Washington<p>"'Tis well."<p>2. John Adams<p>…

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Could You Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test?

Could you pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test? Applicants must answer 6 of 10 questions correctly (out of 100 different possible …

Laser Nanosensor Can Detect Bacteria In Minutes

This tiny device could eventually measure tumor cells, too.<p>A new matchbox-sized nanosensor can scan for the presence of bacteria and tell if an antibiotic is effective within a few minutes, rather than the days or weeks that conventional testing methods require.<p>Researchers at EPFL, the Swiss …

APOD: Globular Star Cluster NGC 6752 (2013 Jul 05) Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130705.html Explanation: Some 13,000 light-years away toward the southern constellation Pavo, the globular star cluster NGC 6752 roams the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. Over 10 billion years old, NGC 6752 follows clusters Omega Centauri and 47 Tucanae as the third brightest globular in planet Earth's night sky. It holds over 100 thousand stars in a sphere about 100 light-years in diameter. Telescopic explorations of the NGC 6752 have found that a remarkable fraction of the stars near the cluster's core, are multiple star systems. They also reveal the presence of blue straggle stars, stars which appear to be too young and massive to exist in a cluster whose stars are all expected to be at least twice as old as the Sun. The blue stragglers are thought to be formed by star mergers and collisions in the dense stellar environment at the cluster's core. This sharp color composite also features the cluster's ancient red giant stars in yellowish hues. http://www.damianpeach.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130705 #APOD

Sex is the secret to looking younger, claims researcher

Regular sex could now be the key to looking up to seven years younger, a researcher claims.<p>Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said people need to be aware of the benefits of having a healthy sex life, particularly in their later years.<p>He said sex has …

Element of the week: plutonium | video

This week's chemical element is plutonium, which has the symbol <b>Pu</b> and the atomic number <b>94</b>. Inspired by the previous two elements in the periodic …

Human liver tissue transplants in mice raise stem cell treatment hopes

Scientists have made pieces of human liver from stem cells and, by transplanting them into mice, have shown they behave like healthy organs.<p>Tiny …