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Asteroids: between a rock and a hard place

There have been recent near misses – an explosion over Russia, a mysterious crater in Nicaragua. But what would we do in the event of an actual meteor strike?<p>If you've ever stopped to peer with suspicion at the sky, wondering how <i>that</i> would go, a mammoth piece of space rock on its way in to bring …

DNA study reveals third group of ancient ancestors of modern Europeans

Mixture of hunter-gatherers and farmers was augmented by third wave of migrants, perhaps 5,000 years ago, from north Eurasia<p>Strands of DNA taken from ancient corpses have revealed an unexpected addition to the ancestral roots of modern Europeans.<p>The first <i>Homo sapiens</i> arrived in Europe about 45,000 …

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Inyokern, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 27 miles from Inyokern, Calif., according to the<p>U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:33 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif.<p>In the last 10 days, …

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Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea

Since time immemorial, humans have been captivated by water. And the reasons go beyond evolution<p>I’m standing on a pier at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, fifty feet above the Atlantic. To the left and right, forward, back, and below, all I can see is ocean. I’m wearing a light blue hat that …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

9 DIY Jams to Make Now

Right now we’re in the midst of a bounty of summer fruits. Sadly, it won’t last forever. Here are nine sweet and tart jams to make now.<p>Right now …

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Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

9 Must-Know Facts About The Ebola Virus Spreading Across West Africa

<i>By Kitty Appel, HuffPost Healthy Living</i><p>The deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history is still ravaging countries in West Africa, particularly Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. And the troubling news continues with the recent report that the head doctor treating patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone, …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

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How Do Frogs Jump? [Video]

It depends on where they're from.<p>Frogs can jump pretty far, right? The general image of a frog is one with a lithe torso and long back legs to give it that necessary lift. But depending on where they tend to live (in trees, in water, or burrowed underground) the little amphibians can actually have …

Supermoon is here again

The full moon this weekend will be another so-called "Supermoon," the first of three to grace the sky this year. Since the moon is "fullest" early Saturday morning, you can look for the Supermoon both Friday and Saturday nights.<p>A Supermoon occurs when the moon is somewhat closer to Earth than it …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

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7 weird things money does to your brain

The emerging field of neuroeconomics helps explain what your brain looks like on cash. It’s not always pretty<p>Money is packed with meaning, and it impacts our personalities, our relationships, and how we think. As you might imagine, a lot of stuff is going on in our brains when we think about money, …

Newly Discovered Shrew May Look Like A Mouse, But It's More Closely Related To The Elephant

By Laura Zuckerman<p>(Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants, a California scientist who helped identify the tiny creature said on Thursday.<p>The new species of elephant …

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

<b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often you exercise and the intensity of your workouts, give it between four to eight weeks for your muscles to get ripped, says Kawamoto. While that seems like a long time, there are other signs that show your exercise routine is working—like climbing a flight of stairs …

The Truth About What Time of Day You Should Work Out

Lara Carlson, Ph.D., associate professor of applied exercise science at University of New England and President-elect of the New England chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, says that if you're looking to shed weight or improve overall health, studies are starting to favor the …

10 Things You Should Never EVER Do After a Breakup

<b>Blow up his phone with several calls and texts per day.</b> This is kind of like stalking, so, if he isn’t calling you back, hang up the phone. Also, you have better things to do!<p><b>Eat your feelings.</b> Yes, Chinese food would go great with the four hours of Netflix you plan to watch tonight, but making …

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 …