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These diamonds are tiny, flawed, and may come from a long-lost planet

The early solar system was a wild, world-destroying place.<p>In 2008, a rock laced with tiny diamonds hurtled through miles of thickening nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, its exterior heating up as it raced through the thick air. A telescope tracked its progress, watching as the …

21 Worthless Foods a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight? Four nutrition experts share the red-flag foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet.

Nutrition

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

13.6 billion years later, astronomers have found clues to our earliest stars

When the first stars lit the universe, it was cold and full of gas<p>The first observation of the earliest stars in the Universe suggests they were forming about 180 million years after the Big Bang. The radio signal used to make this observation, though indirect, backs up some theoretical models …

Nine tips on how to stay safe on the ski slopes

The adrenaline rush of skiing and snowboarding means inevitably there are inherent risks. Here's nine top tips to make your experience on the slopes a little safer.<p>1. Obey snowsports highway code<p>The FIS (International Ski Federation) has established 10 rules of ski and snowboard conduct that are …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Everything You Need to Know About Wool

We love wool here at <i>Outside</i>. There must be hundreds of times that I’ve touted the unparalleled odor-mitigating and moisture-wicking qualities of this wonder material. I stand by the endorsement: For all their capabilities, man-made synthetics are merely trying to mimic what wool does naturally. And …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Weight Watchers' new program has 200 'zero-point' foods you can eat as much as you want — including eggs

Dieting can feel like torture in a country that came up with the Crunchwrap Supreme.<p>In comparison to whizzing through a drive-through for an inexpensive meal, many dieters have to measure and track every item they eat or drink. And a lot of healthy food isn't cheap.<p>With that in mind, Weight …

Five Common Wine Myths, Debunked

The sommeliers of the New York restaurants in Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group recently put on a dinner to debunk some commonly held wine myths.<p>Given the number of erroneous beliefs about wine that persist, this could have been an epic feast lasting for weeks. But Daniel Johnnes, Dinex’s wine director, …

wines

The Zen of Shooting With a Phone

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetCurrently experiencing the Zen streets of Kyoto, camera phone in hand.Why I love and hate phones.Phones are a …

Video: The Canoe (Feature Film)

<i>The trailer had our mouths watering and the full film does not disappoint! ‘The Canoe’ is a new feature-length documentary about canoeing and</i> …

Canada

Top 12 Camping Tips

Ensure quality sleep<p>A good sleeping pad will totally transform your sleep. If you have a spacious tent, a raised camp cot will also make for a …

Outdoors

How to teach your child to cycle – and why so many parents get it wrong

It's summer. The days are long and the weather is warm (or it should be, anyway); now is the time to be teaching your Little One how to get off their feet and start pedaling on two wheels.<p>As a member of The Bicycle Society, I've helped to teach over 15,000 children to ride bikes, in 300 different …

This Guy’s Got the Secret to Speed

This workout program involves lifting weights. But not like you’ve ever done before. “ The key to being faster on a bike is not necessarily just going faster, but also not slowing down,” says Jacques DeVore, CSCS, a Los Angeles–based strength and conditioning coach. Most strength training plans …

Exercise

3 Explosive Plyometric Exercises for Speed and Power

If you want to get your muscles into maximum shape in as short a time as possible, plyometrics are a great way to go.<p>If you're new to them, plyometric exercises are basically explosive jumping and hopping moves that require short-but-intense bursts of energy. Done just twice a week for a month, …

Muscle

This week’s must-read books

<b>Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor</b><br>(fiction, Harper)<p>Jess Winters has been missing for 18 years, an unsolved mystery in the town of Sycamore, Arizona. Some …

Books

The Science Of How Your Heart Can Break

​Your heart does much more than pump blood. It's an exquisitely sensitive organ that may be more in touch with your emotions than you realize<p>High on a Himalayan peak, just below 20,000 feet, Conrad Anker felt an unusual sensation: he was tired.<p>For a typical 53-year-old, this would not have been …

Lowe's

The Garmin Fenix 5S is the fitness watch I don't want to take off

Get ready to cough up $600<p>It turns out that a giant multisport watch doesn’t have to be a giant multisport watch.<p>Case in point: the new Garmin Fenix 5. Garmin has taken its big, aggressive, I Am A Serious Outdoors Person line of Fenix multisport watches and shrunk it into something that looks a …

The First Galaxies: What We Know And What We Still Need To Learn

When you think of a galaxy today, you think of something like the Milky Way: hundreds of billions of stars, grand spiral arms, loaded with gas and dust, and ready to form the next generation of stars. Such a behemoth exerts a tremendous gravitational pull acting on everything else nearby. And you …

I learned more from 5 days without sugar than in 20 years of dieting

In 2015, I started trying to be more conscious of the way different foods make my body feel. I’ve always been anti-diet but like many women have fallen prey to popular diet fads at different times in my life. As time passed and I’ve become more aware of various forms of "food hangovers,” I decided …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Why The Thoughts You Think Are As Important As The Supplements You Take

When I go for a walk on the beach and there's a gentle breeze, I'm reminded that life is more than what we see. So much of what's important in life …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

Microbiology

27 Goodest Tweets We Scrolled Past This Week #49

27 Goodest Tweets We Scrolled Past Th...<br>This week's tweets have a way with ... uh ... words?<br>Submitted by: <b>Jason Flowers</b><br>Worthy<br>Keywords: funny tweets …

Carbohydrates in Your Diet

Carbohydrates are a component of food that supplies energy through calories to the body. Along with proteins and fats, carbohydrates are one of the …

The Voynich manuscript: the unbreakable encryption?

A Spanish publisher has won the right to reproduce the manuscript, but are they any closer to discovering what it actually is?<p>This week a small Spanish publishing house secured the right to clone the Voynich manuscript. The original is housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale …

British Philosophy

INFOGRAPHIC: Make Fresh Food Last Longer

Wasted food is more than just wasted money. Every time you toss uneaten produce in the compost, it causes unnecessary environmental damage and wastes …

Infographics

5 Essential Gear Articles for Long-Distance Backpackers - The Trek

<b>Gear</b>. It’s is one of the favorite topics of thru-hikers, backpackers, and general trail enthusiasts. Appalachian Trials is no different, and over the …

Cancer 'Moonshot' initiative raises questions about what it means to cure cancer

Alexis Devaney was unaware of the large tumor growing in her body until a friend of the family pointed out a peculiar lump in her back during a …