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A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Nutrition

Climate change revealed this U.S. military secret

Toxic chemicals from hidden military bases now risk leaking.<p>At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the Greenland ice sheet hosted a number of clandestine U.S. Army bases whose job it was to get an estimated 600 medium-range ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads ready for deployment. The …

Nunavut

Why Thawing Permafrost Matters | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

By Renee Cho<p>Permafrost thaw ponds in Canada. Photo: Steve Jurvetson<p>In Bethel, Alaska, walls are splitting, houses are collapsing, and the main road …

Global Warming

A eureka moment for the planet: we’re finally planting trees again

After centuries of bad stewardship, communities are at last starting to see the benefits of forests<p>China plans to plant forests the size of Ireland. Latin American countries have pledged to restore 20m hectares of degraded forest and African countries more than 100m hectares. India is to plant 13m …

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Scary Amounts of Mercury Have Been Found Lurking in The Permafrost

If it melts, we could be in trouble.<p>The northern hemisphere's permafrost regions have been concealing a really unpleasant surprise: mercury. A lot of …

Global Warming

A Recent Ice Age Was Triggered by a Firestorm Bigger Than The One That Killed The Dinosaurs

It lasted 1,000 years.<p>In a hugely detailed and comprehensive new study, researchers have painted a picture of how around a tenth of Earth's surface …

Earth Science

How Warp-Speed Evolution Is Transforming Ecology

It took Timothy Farkas less than a week to catch and relocate 1,500 stick insects in the Santa Ynez mountains in southern California. His main tool …

Biology

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

Sitting all day —at the office, in transit to and from work, and on the couch when we get home — is terrible for us. Staying seated for too long is associated with increased risk for diabetes and various cancers, and it can more than double a person's risk for cardiovascular disease.<p>That's no …

Ergonomics

World View unveils first pictures from its Stratollite high-altitude balloon platform

World View Enterprises’ first near-space pictures demonstrate how the Arizona company’s balloon-based imaging platform can rival satellite views.<p>The …

Incredible photos from space reveal the biggest news stories on Earth in 2017

The most important stories included a string of crippling natural disasters, jaw-dropping technological achievements, and geopolitical actions that ranged from uplifting to egregious.<p>While journalists scrambled on the ground, orbiting satellites documented these scenes in breathtaking detail from …

Islamic State (ISIS)

What are the effects of alcohol on the brain?

Many of us enjoy a glass of wine or a pint, but what is actually happening to our brain cells when we drink alcohol?<p>The 80-90 per cent of UK citizens …

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

All 49 of Netflix's notable original movies, ranked from worst to best

While the company's first entry into the realm of big-budget films, the Will Smith-led "Bright," has been scorched by critics, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has hailed the fantasy-action thriller as a commercial success that critics are "disconnected" from.<p>On the opposite end of the critical spectrum, …

Khmer Rouge

Man launching home-made rocket to prove the earth is flat

‘There’s no difference between science and science fiction’ says limo driver Mike Hughes

News (Ireland)

Tip: Stop Stretching Your Lower Back

Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.<p>This Stretch Can Make Things Worse<p>Check out the warm-up …

Yoga
Public Speaking

Tip: Two Drills to Correct Forward Head Posture

It can wreck your training... and it makes you look weird. Try these simple drills to fix FHP.<p>It used to be called "scholar's neck" or "reading …

Pain

Artificial Intelligence Is Already Here—It’s Us

By Deepak Chopra, MD<p>As news keeps pouring out about the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI), people don’t know how much to welcome the technology or fear it. There are warnings from top-level scientists about a future in which super computers become so advanced that they leap into …

A relationship psychologist reveals what you should ask yourself before getting married

Eli Finkel, author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," and a professor of psychology at Northwestern University says that addressing longterm compatibility before popping — or answering — questions is a major factor in avoiding divorce down the line. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> …

Northwestern University

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

Netflix's 28 original drama films, ranked from worst to best

The company recently announced that it will be releasing 80 original films in 2018, including high-profile movies from the likes of Will Smith and Martin Scorsese.<p>Among Netflix's recent original drama releases, films like the new Noah Baumbach dramedy, "The Meyerowitz Stories," and the Stephen King …

Khmer Rouge

Tom Petty, Rock Icon Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

Singer suffered cardiac arrest and was taken off life support at hospital<p>Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the …

Tom Petty

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Consumer group warns against common flame retardant

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Consumer Product Safety Commission published guidance in the Federal Registry Thursday that serves as a warning for consumers not to buy products containing a commonly-used class of toxic flame retardants, called organohalogen chemicals.<p>They have been linked to cancer, hormone …

CNN

This 15-Minute Routine Will Work Your Lower Abs Like Whoa

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Health

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Innovation