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7 most amazing moments of the 2015 NCAA tournament

The 2015 NCAA tournament didn’t fail to deliver some incredibly memorable moments, from the early-round Cinderella stories to the <i>One Shining Moment</i> net-cutting. Here’s a look back at the best.<p>1. Wisconsin upsets Kentucky in the Final Four.<p>It was one of the best games in NCAA tournament history. The …

Rand Paul filibusters NSA surveillance in Congress

United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) vows to filibuster any attempt in Congress to extend the eavesdropping powers provided to the government …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

Android Lollipop Arrival - Google Calendar Update - Samsung Galaxy S6 Rumor

Project Zero: The Galaxy S6 is rumored to be what (cyber) dreams are made of

We still don’t know if Androids dream of electric sheep (dessert yes), but it’s safe to say we do know what keeps Samsung up at night. Between increasingly tough competition, growing consumer unrest, and a disastrous 3rd Quarter earnings report, Samsung is definitely aware of its bedroom …

Hilarious and Horrifying: Beck Uses Spaghetti to Demonstrate Just How Quickly Ebola Can Spread

Glenn Beck on Wednesday used spaghetti and chocolate sauce to indicate just how quickly Ebola can spread. The segment was both hilarious (imagine Beck’s radio co-host, Stu Burguiere, pelting Beck with handfuls of spaghetti to simulate projectile vomiting), and horrifying when you saw just how …

Op-Ed: The ‘Stealthy’ Plan to Infuse HS American History with ‘Sharply Left-Leaning Curriculum’ — and Its Common Core Connection

The way American history is taught in high schools across the United States may soon undergo a radical shift toward a “centrally-controlled and sharply left-leaning curriculum,” one conservative commentator said — and there’s a curious connection to Common Core underneath it all.<p>In his op-ed for …

Kevin Fedarko Rips Through the Grand Canyon (And Its History)

On July 1, contributing editor Kevin Fedarko’s <i>The Emerald Mile</i> (Scribner, $17) was released in paperback. The book tells the tale of three men who attempted a speed run through the Grand Canyon (on a Colorado River that was swollen to epic levels by historic flooding), and of the engineers who were …

The Science Behind TBI Recovery

When a skull slams into a hard surface, damage control typically happens in a rush. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often require immediate surgery, and even during the slow recovery process an urgent question lingers: How much time do I have before permanent brain damage sets in?<p>Previously, …

The Hidden Danger Threatening Our Dogs

Earlier this year, Terry Dubois, an elementary school reading coach and member of the Los Alamos Mountain Canine Corps, a search-and-rescue outfit in northern New Mexico, went hiking with a few friends and four dogs. They were on U.S. Forest Service land, three miles from town and on a …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Muscle

You Bet This is Swiftboating

Posted: Jun 18, 2014 6:15 PM<p>While the Obama administration tortures the Benghazi raid suspect into a false confession that a YouTube video made him …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Flagstaff, Ariz.: A High-Altitude Getaway For Runners

<i>Experience a runner’s “high” on the trails of this Northern Arizona town.</i><p>Elevation isn’t the only attraction of this tree-covered sanctuary in …

On the Red Couch with Glenn Beck of TheBlaze

Glenn Beck is ready to talk. It’s an occupational requirement for the outspoken Texas-based radio personality, who hits the airwaves each weekday …

Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'

A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.<p>Surgeons are not always able to tell if they have removed all the cancerous tissues and many patients face a follow-up operation to remove more.<p>The goggles create an augmented reality, showing cancerous …

How to Prevent Running Injuries - 4 Bulletproof Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Fitzgerald</i>.<p>The percentage of runners that get hurt every year is staggering. Some studies even put that …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

Little ant trails through Central Park

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Foam Roller Video Series

Learn how to efficiently use your foam roller with this 8 part video series.

Math Problem Worth $1M May Be Solved, but There’s Still One Issue…

A mathematician from Kazakhstan thinks he has solved a problem that comes with a $1 million prize for the correct answer. But his proof poses a different problem to the mathematical community — it’s not in English.<p>We know what you’re thinking: isn’t math a universal language of numbers and symbols? …

Traumatic Brain Injury Raises Premature Death Risk

A new study reveals a troubling risk of traumatic brain injury.<p>Researchers from the University of Oxford found an association between experiencing traumatic brain injury and having a higher risk of dying early, as well as a higher risk of dying from suicides, injuries and assaults.<p>The study, …

Rewire Your Brain for Positive Thinking

Become conscious of the origin of your thinking; trust your "gut feel' and listen to your heart's wisdom. Then you will choose kind and positive thoughts!<p>I have a challenge for you. From today, from this minute, for the next seven days, you are to think only kind or positive thoughts.<p>The end of …

Positive Thinking

Brain blow leaves life-long dangers

<b>Injuries to the head can leave victims susceptible to early death even years later through impaired judgement, a major analysis of survivors shows.</b><p>Those with a history of psychiatric disorders before the injury are most at risk of dying prematurely.<p>The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, of 40 years of data …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

The Perfect Home Gym

Cardio: Rev Your Engine<p><b>1.</b> Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer: Thanks to the pivoting frame, the Rock and Roll mimics the road, so both your legs and your cycling-­specific core muscles get a workout. ($579)<p><b>2.</b> Crossrope ­Complete set: ­Seven interchangeable ropes, from two ounces to three pounds, …