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Quiet, Haunting Images of Those Who Struggle With Self-Harm

“I was 14 the first time I self-harmed. I took a Swiss Army knife and slit open the top of my forearm in short diagonal cuts. I was searching for …

14 surprising foods you probably thought were healthier than they really are

The problem is that most of us don't know how.<p>But the next time you take a stroll down your grocery's "health food" aisle, take note: Most of what you're looking at likely doesn't belong there.<p>Here are some of the most popular products you probably thought were far healthier than they actually are:

Could Queen Nefertiti's Tomb Reveal Secrets From Egypt's Shadowy Past?

She was married to one of the most eccentric pharaohs. But after his death she may have reigned on her own––as a man. If researchers have found her tomb, what's inside could change Middle Eastern history.<p>Every time something is discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the whispers begin. Is it …

Ancient History

Discovery of habitable planet could mean alien life is 'incredibly close', say scientists

Australian researchers have found a potentially inhabitable planet - called Wolf 1061c – which is 14 light years away, about a third closer than the nearest such planet<p>Alien life could be closer than previously thought after Australian scientists found the closest potentially habitable planet to …

New South Wales

More insane discoveries from old World War II battles

The past several weeks have seen the discovery of a surprising number of remnants left over from the Second World War. The latest finds include a …

George Hotz Is Taking on Tesla by Himself

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage<p>George Hotz is taking on Google and Tesla by himself.<p>By Ashlee Vance | …

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

Throwback 2015: 25 Girl Travel Bloggers & Their Favorite Destinations

These girls are fearless. Their passion is to travel across the globe and live their dreams. Let us check out from our experts about their favorite destinations on globe in 2015<p><b>1) Aileen from I am Aileen : Dinant, Belgium</b><p>I've been to a lot of amazing places this 2015 but if I have to pick only one, …

This Giant Salamander Isn't 200 Years Old, But It's Still Super Rare

The biggest amphibian on Earth is critically endangered due to habitat loss and demand as a delicacy.<p>If you’re ever wading through a river in China and step on something squishy, take care—you might be standing on <i>Andrias davidianus</i>, the largest amphibian on Earth.<p>This is exactly what Chinese media …

Amphibians

This is the best map of the United States you'll ever see

The five most recent winners were all maps designed by large, well-known institutions: National Geographic (three times), the Central Intelligence Agency Cartography Center, and the U.S. Census Bureau.<p>But earlier this year, the 38th annual Best of Show award went to a map created by Imus …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

An African scientist solved a 70-year old problem of how to stop recurring infectious diseases

<i>Cameroonian scientist Dr Wilfred Ndifon has proposed a solution to a 70-year old immunological mystery relating to the original antigenic sin. This complex problem has played havoc with efforts to fight infectious diseases, particularly in places such as Africa where people can suffer successive</i> …

Immune System

China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

Universe

The Sickest Photos from National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

From fireflies to train-hopping Bangladeshi, NatGeo has a great selection this year.<p>Each year, <i>National Geographic</i> puts a call out to its world-trekking readers to send in their best picture for a chance to win $10,000, get published in the magazine, and reap all the prestigious photographic glory …

Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

Groundbreaking neuroscience confirms what Sigmund Freud first theorized.<br>Read More

Sigmund Freud

Liquid water exists on Mars, boosting hopes for life there, NASA says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Potentially life-giving water still flows across the ancient surface of Mars from time to time, NASA scientists said Monday in revealing a potential breakthrough in both the search for life beyond Earth and human hopes to one day travel there.<p>While the discovery doesn't by itself offer …

Georgia Tech

The complete astronomy guide of what to see during tomorrow night's rare lunar eclipse

There is a rare total lunar eclipse on Sunday night that won't happen again until 2033. Learn more about how to watch here.<p>So while you're looking up enjoying the view, we wanted to tell you about some of the other spectacular sights that will be out that night.<p>Especially because when the moon is …

Astronomy

Roger Waters Talks New 'Wall' Film, Pink Floyd Tour With Hendrix

When Roger Waters was watching an in-progress cut of his new concert film, <i>Roger Waters The Wall</i>, he realized something in it was missing. Throughout …

Indie Music

Travis Scott Borrows And Blends With Exquisite Taste On His Debut Album

Rapper and producer Travis Scott, 23, is one of the most polarizing and intriguing figures in hip-hop today. Born Jacques Webster and hailing from a suburb of Houston, Scott was first known for his relationship with two megastars: rapper T.I., whose label imprint puts out his music; and Kanye West, …

Music

Interview: Electric Blue Molten Sulphur Flows from Indonesia's Blue Fire Crater

While on a trip to East Java in Indonesia this past July, Chicago-based photographer, music producer, and filmmaker Reuben Wu (of Ladytron fame) captured the otherworldly sight of electric blue molten sulphur gushing from fumaroles (hot gas vents in the earth's crust) in the base of the Blue Fire …

BMI busters: The latest science on cutting body fat

Ready to bust your BMI — body-mass index — down a few notches? Here are five practical tips from some of the most recent weight loss studies:<p><b>Get a</b> …

What Happens When Livestock Are in the Path of a Wildfire

The West is burning. Megafires rage in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington state. Just looking at this map makes me cough. For many states, the 2015 fire season is on track to become the worst in history. Climate change experts appear to be right: The future will be a lot …

Forests

Rare 'Supermoon' Total Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month

<b>Editor's note:</b> To find out more about the rare supermoon lunar eclipse of Sept. 27-28 and how to see it, visit: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015: Full …

Supermoon

Billionaires Wanted to Fund Private Mars Colony

Could the first Mars colony be called Buffettville, or Zuckerburgh?<p>The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One aims to establish a permanent settlement …

Mars

New Art Exhibit Will Let You See The Wireless Signals All Around You

They're everywhere<p>The beauty of wireless communication is that it is wire-less. There are no visible, bulky cables tethering us to screens or phones. But just because something is invisible, doesn't mean it isn't there.<p>Now, Dutch artist and information designer Richard Vijgen has announced a new …

NASA Just Sealed Six People In a Dome For a Year to Practice Mars

Life on Mars may sound glamorous, but in reality it’s going to mean a lot of time crammed in a small bubble with a few other humans. This could end …

U.S. scientists successfully turn human cancer cells back to normal in process that could ‘switch off’ disease

<b>U.S. scientists successfully turn human cancer cells back to normal in process that could ‘switch off’ disease</b><p>The Telegraph<p>Cancer cells have been …

Century-old message in a bottle washes up in Germany

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a century ago, a British scientist named George Parker Bidder dropped 1,020 glass bottles into the sea in an experiment designed to figure out how currents worked at the bottom of the ocean.<p>Now one of those bottles, dropped between 1904 and 1906, has washed up on a German beach -- …

Rowing

Quantum Dots Will Turn Your Windows Into A Power Supply

Imagine installing an air conditioner that won’t send your summertime power bills skyrocketing. That’s the promise of new quantum dot infused …

Clean Energy