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Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Immune System

Learning How to Eat Like a Victoria's Secret Model

<i>Over the course of a month, an ELLE editor learns that being professional-grade skinny is harder than it looks—way harder.</i><p><b>Step one: The consultation</b><p>"I think you should buy a scale." Those were the hard-hitting words of nutritionist-to-the-svelte Dr. Charles Passler, a New York-based professional, …

28 Practical Yet Clever Gifts That Are Anything But Lame

Give 'em the stuff they had no idea they even needed.

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Seeking the Path to Perfect Skin

After years of divided thinking, U.S. dermatologists and UK facialists are meeting in the middle. Julie Schott investigates the best practices from both sides—and how a perfect blend can lead to your most beautiful skin ever<p>It's the first day of London Fashion Week, but instead of darting about …

Best free Android games of 2017

Have some time to kill and only your trusty Android phone to keep you company? Take a gander at some of the most exciting, engaging, and free games …

10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Check out these quick tips to get the strongest signal from your wireless router, extend and optimize your Wi-Fi coverage, and speed up your …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

Travel tech of the future...now

Ever since Michael J Fox strapped on his self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers and slipped into a self-drying jacket in <i>Back to the Future II</i>, travel tech geeks the world over have dreamed of gadgets that make life on the road just a little bit easier. Imagine a self-drying t-shirt…we’d shave kilos off our …

Google Glass

3 Simple Ways to Time Travel (& 3 Complicated Ones)

Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip

If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your …

Breastfeeding won't seem normal until we see more pictures of it

From cliched poses to Facebook bans, society has a problem with realistic images of breastfeeding and postpartum bodies<p>You would have had to have been living in a cave not to have noticed the increased interest in celebrity mums in the media over the last decade. From judgmental and vicious attacks …

West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a resourceful inventor from Togo in West Africa, has made a $100 3D printer which he constructed from parts he scrounged from …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Make a Proximity Sensor to Automate Your Haunted House

When automating special effects, the most important part is making sure that they are well timed. For live events such as a haunted house, the best way to get the timing right is to use sensors to detect where your guests are and when they reach various locations. So for this Halloween, I am doing …

Don’t fancy a smartwatch? ION's sub-$100 smartglasses might be for you

Wearable tech is becoming increasingly popular, whether that’s high-profile yet to be released items like Google Glass or the plethora of smartwatches currently being funded by crowdsourcing. Either way, we haven’t seen too many smartglasses take off yet.<p>ION Glasses is looking set to change that by …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

That’s not autism: It’s simply a brainy, introverted boy

<b>(Humannet, Luiscar74 via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Autism spectrum diagnoses are up 78 percent in 10 years. We’re dramatically overdiagnosing it in everyday behavior<p>Enrico Gnaulati<p>September 21, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar …

Strange tales from the immune system

Dan Davis's book, The Compatibility Gene, reveals unexpected influences on our lives of the human immune system<p>Dan Davis's The Compatibility Gene tells the story of the discovery of a central component of the immune system, one that affects not only our ability to fight off disease, but also the …

Scientists develop flying "robo-bees" to pollinate flowers as bee populations decline

Honey bee populations around the world are in decline due to causes ranging from “super mites” to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and even cell …

What is Sarin Gas?

What Do We See in The Dark? by Vsauce3

In his latest video, Jake Roper (aka Vsauce3) sheds some light on what we can see in the dark including what Prisoner’s cinema is, and why pirates …

Mutant Butterflies Found in Japan After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

It’s been well over a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. During early stages …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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How to Get Into MIT

MIT is one of the best engineering schools in the United States and the world. It comprises a huge vibrant & participative international community …

College & University

The Official Popular Science Guide To All The Gadgets You'll Need In College

What's the best laptop? How can you avoid losing your papers to Microsoft Word's temper tantrums? The answers, and more, within.<p>So, you're heading off to college, eh? Well, congratulations on spending, on average, somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 a year! And when you're dropping that much …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

How to Learn Quickly when Reading

Many people have experienced frustration because they can either read quickly without necessarily digesting information in depth <i>or</i> they can study …

What It Takes To 3-D Print A Building

Only seven machines and two months! And the structure still isn't big enough for people. Womp womp.<p>We've seen some neat plans for 3-D printed architecture. But completed buildings? Those are a little more rare.<p>Which makes this new project, conceived and built by architecture studio Smith|Allen, all …

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New Clues To Why Some Autistic Kids Are So Good At Math

Differences in cognitive organization turns some people with autism into math whizzes.<p>Though children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty with social interaction and communication, they're also much more likely to be savants--to show extraordinary skill in a particular area, like …

OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)

A lap pool? Pollock-themed bedroom? Yes, please! See envy-inspiring designs from Interiors Now.<p>Richard Powers; Courtesy of Taschen