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29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

The world's ever evolving diets in 4 infographics

In the July issue of <i>Scientific American</i>, our Graphic Science section features a data visualization on the consumption of food crops around the world …

Is Detoxing Really a Myth?

<i>The Guardian</i> released an article entitled: You can't detox your body. It's a myth. So how do you get healthy? In the article, the author says that:<p><i>"...detoxing -- the idea that you can flush your system of impurities and leave your organs squeaky clean and raring to go -- is a scam. It's a</i> …

The 11 Biggest Health Benefits Of Sleep

<i>By Esther Crain for Men's Journal</i><p>Quality shut-eye is some of the best medicine available. It leads to more energy, helps you handle stress and improves overall well-being. Your system also benefits in countless little-known yet important ways when you get the seven to eight hours nightly that …

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5 Ways to Get Stronger Than Everyone Else

Gain massive strength by mastering this classic muscle-building move<p>The deadlift is a rock star. It's famous for building total-body muscle and strength, and boosting power. It's one of the best exercises for targeting the powerful muscles of your posterior chain, like your glutes, and hamstrings. …

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

There is a science to airfare: The day, time of day, and the time of the month that you book matter.<p>The number one mistake I see most travelers make is to book too early. Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4, you stand the best chance for the lowest …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Why Strange Lights Sometimes Precede Earthquakes

The science behind pre-earthquake lights.<p>For centuries people have observed strange phenomena before large earthquakes, such as light emanating from ridges and mountaintops. These reports were once dismissed by many scientists, in part because they are often entangled in unscientific theories. For …

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Study Finds No Time Travelers On The Internet

If you've read this article in the future, feel free to skip it now.<p>If you had traveled from the future to the present, you might be likely to mention some things that you'd learned there (for example: buy <i>this</i> lottery ticket). Using this logic, physicists searched for prescient mentions of future …

Canada's Ex-Defense Minister Says Aliens Would Give Earth Tech If We Were Less Warlike

Aliens, man. If we would only listen to them, the world would be a better place.<p>It's not necessarily shocking to hear somebody claim that at least four different species of aliens have visited the Earth, for thousands of years. But it is somewhat more shocking when that person was once in charge of …

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

With help from light that humans can't see<p>Honey bees can give each other directions using polarized light as a landmark to find potential food. Light becomes polarized as it reaches us through the atmosphere, but the polarization is typically not seen by the naked human eye. In a new study from the …

The Nightmare of Flu-Induced Narcolepsy

What a difference a month makes.<p>Before the start of December, the annual flu season was expected to be normal with an average number of people suffering and a low rate of hospitalizations and deaths. Yet in the last week, that picture has changed completely as flu has spiked in certain regions of …

Whirlpool imagines a kitchen of the future with a touchscreen stovetop

Whirlpool is showing off a couple of its ideas for the kitchen of the future here at CES 2014, including an interactive touchscreen cooktop that can display recipes, Twitter and Facebook updates, news, weather, and more. If it ever becomes a reality, it could change the kitchen.<p>A simple mockup …

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Transparent electronics are so light and thin they can sit on a contact lens

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology<p>The ultimate wearable may be one we hardly even recognize is there. Swiss Federal …

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Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

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Your science questions answered

Learn how windows clean themselves, albatrosses stay hydrated – and why certain body parts are in pairs<p>Q <b>Why don't winds blow across isobars?</b> asks Richard Thomas, via email<p>According to Dr Andrew Russell from Brunel University, winds blow almost parallel to the isobars because of the Earth's spin. …

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Foods That Make You More Awesome

While the foods we reach for are often driven by what we’re craving, our degree of hunger, or what happens to be in the fridge, the truth is, what …

Science Indicates That Sprite Might Be A Great Hangover Cure

Thank you, Chinese researchers.<p>Let's say you're hung over, and you're given the option of two hangover cures: one is a Chinese pain-relieving tea made of <i>huo ma ren</i>, or hemp seeds, and one is a dusty can of Sprite from the bodega down the street. Your instinct might be to stay away from the …

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago

In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into their paper packs of cigarettes to strengthen the containers. It …

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How to Walk Across Hot Coals

People have been scampering across hot coals for thousands of years. A bed of embers can exceed 1000°F, and the world’s hottest firewalk in 1997 …

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Pain is Beauty: 10 Bizarre Facial Treatments

You look fantastic. What's your possibly horrifying secret?<p>1. Fire facial<p>Unusual beauty treatments are big in Japan. The latest to spread like …

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12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard

For every speech, there are a bunch of versions that ended up on the writers' room floor. Here are 12 speeches that were written but, for a variety …

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Kickstarter bans project creators from giving away genetically-modified organisms

Kickstarter is clamping down on genetically-modified organisms following the success of a project to genetically engineer glowing plants for use as additional lighting in people's homes. Earlier this week and without explanation, the crowdfunding website quietly altered its guidelines for project …