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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Top 10 New Species Announced

Scientists from the International Institute for Species Exploration at SUNY just announced the top 10 species discovered during the past year.<p>A committee of taxonomists and experts from around the globe selected the winners from among the approximately 18,000 new species named during the past year. …

Zoology

Australia Declares Homeopathy "Useless"

Then again, Australia still thinks it's a good idea to cull sharks.<p>Australia's main medical group, the National Health and Medical Research Council, has concluded that homeopathy is "useless." The ruling came in the form of a 300-page report, in which doctors and other health professionals reviewed …

'Dinosaurs of turtle world' count on rivers for survival - Futurity

Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, researchers say.

Zoology

Iceberg Study Sinks Old Theories About the Titanic’s Loss

Old Coast Guard records are throwing cold water on a longstanding explanation for the loss of the Titanic: the suggestion that the fateful journey took place in waters bristling with icebergs, making 1912 an unlucky year to sail the North Atlantic.<p>Instead, more than a century of Atlantic iceberg …

Global Warming

Desarrollan un aparato que traduce los pensamientos de los perros en palabras

Un equipo de inventores nórdicos han desarrollado un aparato que traduce los pensamientos de los perros en palabras. Según explican los creadores en …

Monsanto Is Going Organic in a Quest for the Perfect Veggie

Monsanto's new veggies are sweeter, crunchier, and more nutritious—with none of the "Frankenfoods" ick factor. Nicholas Cope<p>In a windowless basement …

It’s Startling How Much Nebulae Look Like Eyes—Makes You Wonder… (+Photos)

Nebulas

Mushrooms Are Helping Purify Dirty Waters

Shroom-cleaning<p>Let this idea grow on you: using mushrooms to clean up dirty, polluted urban streams. That's what environmentalists are trying in Oregon. Volunteers for Ocean Blue Project, an ecological restoration nonprofit, are placing mushroom spawn in burlap sacks with a mixture of coffee …

Pollution

Ancient And Vulnerable: 25 Percent Of Sharks And Rays Risk Extinction

<b>Listen · 3:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>There are more than a thousand species of sharks and rays in the world, and nearly a quarter of them are threatened with extinction, according to a new study. That means these ancient types of fish are among the most endangered animals in the …

Sloth Fur Might Yield New Drugs

Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.<p>Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed:<p>Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a new study causes a different reaction: NOOOO! DON'T KILL THE FUR FUNGI!!!<p>New research, you see, has …

Microbiology

Evolution vs Natural Selection

10-Year Winter Began in 536 AD, Could It Happen Again?

Historical writings from all over the world in the 530s A.D. describe a veil that shrouded the Earth and cut it off from the warmth and light of the …

This Dwarf Planet Might Have More Fresh Water Than All Of Earth

And it's actually (relatively) nearby<p>This is poor, unfortunate Ceres. Discovered in 1801, it was at first called a planet, then soon classified as an asteroid, and recently as a dwarf planet, not quite qualifying for real planet status despite residing in the solar system's asteroid belt. But now …

Scientists want to put sensors on bees to save them from extinction

The global bee population has suffered a lot over the past few years. The USDA reported that 31 percent of the commercial US bee colonies died or disappeared in 2012, and this will have dramatic impacts on our food supply. Now, a group of Australian scientists are trying a new approach to stop them …

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — …

How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …

Nature Communications

New drugs to come from cone snail venom? - Futurity

The extinction of cone snails—and their venom—could mean the loss a yet-undiscovered reservoir of pharmaceuticals.

Biology

Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution

Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote …

Space Exploration

8 Ways Jellyfish Are Awesome And Terrifying

Awesomely terrifying, or terrifyingly awesome?<p>The jellyfish is a fascinating creature. Floating lazily along in the ocean current resembling plastic bags, the gelatinous zooplankton seem to do little more than add a colorful glow to our aquariums and occasionally give swimmers a reason to urinate …

Nobel Prize

New leaks point to US Galaxy S4 Minis, more Megas

Press renders suggest that the Galaxy S4 Mini will soon touch down at a number of US carriers, and Sprint could soon intro a 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega of its own.<p>AT&T may have just added the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to its lineup, but it's already eyeing Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini, according to a …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …

Here Are The Front Runners To Win A Science Nobel Prize This Year

Thomson Reuters, which has been predicting the Nobel Winners for more than 10 years, released its annual list of potential winners Wednesday.<p>The media outlet has successfully predicted 27 wins using data from the Web Of Science website, including how many times a given set of scientific literature …

If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …

Alzheimer's Disease

Um, Where Did This Little Orphan Planet Come From?

"I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do."<p>How do planets—ours, and the others that stud the universe—actually form?<p>Our current, best knowledge posits that planets emerge from the formation of stars. Through a process like this:<p>A star and its planets form out of …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion

For years the NFL claimed that concussions and the resulting neurological conditions of its players were rare. But an investigation into the dark history of concussions in the NFL published by PBS Frontline and new scientific studies show multiple blows to the head cause serious permanent brain …

Astronomers Find Evidence Of A Rocky Exoplanet That's 26 Percent Water

Its fate is a glimpse into Earth's own future.<p>Hello? Is it you I'm looking for? Astronomers have found evidence of a small, rocky planet or asteroid whose mass is up to 26 percent water. Even Earth is only 0.023 percent water, by mass. This is the first time a rocky body with water has been found …