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"Mordor Under the Sea" Images Would Terrify Even Sauron

The submarine volcanic wasteland exists off the coast of Australia.<p>We all know Mordor, the volcano-peppered wasteland where Sauron dwells in the <i>Lord</i> …

Earth Science

Weight Loss Tips From Reddit That Actually Work​ | Men’s Health

7 Weight Loss Strategies That Actually Worked For Real People<p>One Reddit user asked, and the Internet obliged with surprisingly science-backed tips<p>Getty Images<p>Losing weight is hard. Sometimes, the best form of inspiration is hearing what actually worked for other people with the same goal.<p>Recently, …

Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs

A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research …

Medicine

The U.S. Has to Back Turkey in Syria

The Kurds are valuable allies in the fight against Islamic State, but America's higher priority is keeping Turkey a NATO ally.<p>In better times, the Afrin district in northwest Syria is well known for its beautiful and plentiful olive orchards. Today it is the epicenter of Middle Eastern great-power …

Middle East

Long-term risks and benefits of C-section revealed

New research, published in the journal <i>PLOS Medicine</i>, reviews the existing literature on the long-term health benefits and risks associated with …

Pregnancy

I Took a Shot of Apple Cider Vinegar for a Month and I Won't Stop

What's ACV?<p>More literally, apple cider vinegar is made out of the liquid of crushed apples. Bacteria and yeast are added to it to start fermentation …

The 50 Best Hikes

From a family day hike through southern Utah’s Road Canyon to a grueling scramble through northern Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this …

Hiking

15 New Drugstore Buys You Won't Believe Are From Walmart

As much as we love Sephora and Ulta, there’s a much less-thought-about spot to find great beauty products—and it's one you probably visit on the reg. While no one was looking, Walmart’s beauty aisle got really, really good-looking. We’re not just talking standard drugstore basics: Thanks to some …

Skin Care

Farmland could be used to sustainably offset America’s entire carbon footprint—if the will exists

Amid the roaring debate on how to curb climate change in Bonn last year, an impasse was finally broken on agriculture. Both a cause and casualty of climate change, our food system accounts for up to 24% of greenhouse gas emissions.<p>Yet hit by soaring temperatures and more frequent extreme weather, …

Farming

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

Every year, flu kills perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of people over 65. Why does it happen?<p>A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who …

Public Health
Public Health

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

LONDON (Reuters) - Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)'robot scientist' has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria.<p>In a study in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Britain's Cambridge …

Malaria

How Doctors Keep People Who Refuse Blood Transfusions Alive

We talk about the inventive ways doctors treat patients who, for religious reasons, can't take blood on this episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now' podcast.<p>On <i>The VICE Guide to Right Now</i>, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're …

Google Play

Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria

(Reuters Health) - Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows.<p>The findings highlight the omnipresence of superbugs and the peril they might pose even for healthy …

Microbiology

Living with a medical mystery: Why are autoimmune disorders so puzzling?

Susan Tota was tired. Profoundly tired. All the time. Even though she was only in her late 20s.<p>"I basically worked, slept, and ate," she recalls.<p>She …

Texas

Blood transfusions: Is there a limit?

Although blood transfusions can be lifesaving, can they be done too often? Is there a limit to how many blood transfusions a person can have? The …

Medicine

Vitamin C improves the efficacy of TB drugs

Adding vitamin C as a nutritional supplement while treating drug-sensitive tuberculosis patients with first-line TB drugs will boost the efficiency …

Medicine

Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'

<b>A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested.</b><p>Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment.<p>They said this could help "reverse the …

Microbiology

Here's Exactly How Long Your Meal Prep Can Survive in the Freezer

A healthy eating journey relies a lot on preparation. Whether that means having smoothie packs ready to blend for breakfast or preportioning your snacks out for the week, meal prep doesn't just save you time, it also circumvents the urges you can get to either skip a meal or grab something not so …

Beer Cheese Soup

Ingredients<p>6 pretzel rolls, optional<p>1/4 pound (4 ounces) bacon strips<p>6 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/2 cup cold water<p>2 cups milk<p>1 1/2 cups (12 …

Pretzel

Having Kids Radically Reshapes Parents’ Immune Systems

“You are completely changing the cells that constitute your immune system in a way as radical as changing your height."<p>By<p>Jan 20 2018, 2:31 PM<p>Imagine …

Immune System

Here’s the skinny on streaming TV options for cordcutters

Tech Review: If you want to ditch your traditional pay TV provider, you have a lot of streaming options available. Here’s an overview.

Smart TV

Ask An Adult: Why Are My Hangovers Getting So Bad?

Things To Do<p>by Jazmin Kopotsha | 20 01 2018<p>© Jayde Perkin<p>And is it true that they get worse with age? We asked an expert to explain<p>My eyes couldn’t …

Alcohol

Getting extra sleep on your days off is good for your health, study says

Sleep experts want people to get seven hours of sleep every night of the week to stay healthy, but a new study says that it’s also good to sleep longer over the weekend to compensate for the week ahead.

Research

9 ways digestive problems could be totally screwing with your weight

It could explain why that number on the scale is rising.<p>When everything is flowing smoothly, life is good. And we're not just talking good hair days or a flawless presentation at work. Your digestive tract counts too. But when it's out of whack, it could affect — you guessed it — the …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

University of Pennsylvania

Major breakthrough towards universal cancer blood test

Scientists have made significant progress towards a universal blood test for cancer. This would radically change diagnosis, treatment and crucially survival rates for sufferers.<p>In a huge breakthrough in the world of science, a new blood test aims to identify cancers before they develop. Called …

Cancer