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How Meditation Reduces Stress (Plus 6 Tips for Absolute Beginners)

Yoga Medicine®<i>teacher Diane Malaspina explains the research-backed benefits of meditation and provides simple suggestions for getting started.</i><p>If you …

Mindfulness

The 15 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 13th</b><p>The sci-fi genre currently splits the difference between niche entertainment and the mainstream, providing diehard nerds and folks looking for a simple good time with a common ground on which they can unite and share in their enthusiasm. There was a time when tales of …

Science Fiction

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on its shore while it continues, unstoppable. Time flows. It moves ever forwards. Or does it? Poets also tell us that time stumbles or creeps or …

Physics

Here’s Exactly What Halle Berry Eats Every Day on the Keto Diet

OK, we're gonna be honest: We work out and eat pretty well, but our thighs and butt look <i>nothing</i> like Halle Berry's. What's her secret? In a recent …

Nutrition

HP goes up against the iPad Pro with its $599 Chromebook x2

Two weeks ago, Acer announced the first tablet running Chrome OS, and today, HP is announcing the second — and it’s a lot higher end.<p>It’s called the Chromebook x2, and it’s very much designed to go after the iPad Pro. It has a 12.3-inch screen (the larger iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch screen), docks …

IPad Pro

10 Books to Read if ‘A Brief History of Time’ Was Too Brief for You

Inspired by the late Stephen Hawking’s beloved best-seller, the hosts of the ‘BookLab’ podcast offer more mind-bending musings on space and …

Books

The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain

It's odd to think that depriving yourself of a necessity for life might be one of the most powerful ways to transform your health. Yet there's more and more evidence for the idea that fasting could have powerful health benefits for both the body and brain.<p>There are many different forms of fasting, …

Holistic Medicine

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Babies Kick in the Womb

They're not just saying hello.<p>It’s easy to confuse the phenomenon for a bad case of gas, but moms-to-be start feeling flutters and waves in their …

Genetics

I Had Ridiculous Acid Reflux for a Year: Here's How I Fixed It (Without Drugs)

About six years ago, seemingly overnight, I developed a case of acid reflux so unpleasant that I felt as though lava was perpetually bubbling up into …

How to Eat Clean for a Whole Entire Week

The whole “clean eating” thing sounds daunting, but in reality it just comes down to choosing real, non-processed foods in order to feel like your …

8 Exercises to Beat Back Pain

Did you know that aside from coughs and respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States? More …

Blind mystic Baba Vanga 'who foretold 9/11 and Brexit' also made a chilling prediction about Russia and Vladimir Putin

A blind mystic who correctly predicted Brexit, 9/11, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami also made a chilling prediction about …

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

Theoretical physicist who made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universe<p>Stephen Hawking dies aged 76<p>The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the …

Physics

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Andaman and Nicobar

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

In a country that eats dessert for breakfast, sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle.<p>Aside from avoiding obvious minefields like stacks of syrup-drenched pancakes and huge muffins, there are several practical guidelines to follow if you're looking to slim down. These tips can be …

Nutrition

The 50 Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 17th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …

TV

8 Things That Happened After I Meditated For 100 Days

I am not a yogi, a life coach, or a yoga teacher. In fact, I am probably the furthest thing from what you would call a yogi. I was raised, in part, …

Meditation

How to lose belly fat like this 56-year-old man who lost a whopping 24 kg in just 4 months!

How to lose belly fat like this 56-year-old man who lost a whopping 24 kg in just 4 months!<p>If how to lose belly fat is a concern that you have, you …

Special Report: The fabulous story of North Korea's fabric made of stone | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - For much of the world, it’s a niche product. In North Korea, where winter temperatures are frigid and which cannot produce enough cotton or wool for clothing, the synthetic fiber developed after nylon was glorified as a revolutionary invention.<p>Known outside North Korea as vinylon, …

North Korea

Even in Poland, Workers’ Wages Flow to North Korea

POLICE, Poland — At an isolated shipyard on Poland’s Baltic coast, men in coveralls used welding torches under a cold drizzle, forging an oil tanker for a customer in the Netherlands. The scene was unremarkable, save for the provenance of a dozen of the workers.<p>“Yes, we are from the Democratic …

North Korea

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

Solar manufacturers – along with Apple, Samsung, and Nintendo – are under siege from component shortages

The solar power manufacturing industry is having to deal with two component shortages that are affecting margins today and possibly influencing volume availability.<p>Solar panel manufacturers are seeing a shortage of polysilicon that has driven solar cell pricing up, even while panel pricing is …

Nigeria announces $5.8 billion deal for record-breaking power project

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government of Nigeria has announced the award of a $5.8 billion contract to build what will be the largest power plant in the country.<p>The 3,050-megawatt Mambila hydroelectric power project in the state of Taraba will be delivered by a consortium of Chinese state-owned construction firms.<p>…

Renewable Energy

Sewer monster: Disgusting 'fatberg' longer than two soccer fields clogs London sewer

Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called “fatberg” of diapers, fat and oil that is clogging up a sewer in London.<p>Thames Water, which has started a three-week “sewer war” against the monster, says that it is “a rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies [diapers], fat and oil weighing the same as 11 …

Environmental Health

Box Breathing: The Mindfulness Technique Navy Seals Use

Welcome to App Saturdays! (*insert jazz hands*) Every Saturday we’ll feature an app we love, telling you what it can do and why it’s awesome.<p>Our brains have a great way of never shutting up. Just search Mindfulness in the App Store and you’ll see that people are actively looking for ways to relax, …

Mindfulness