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The Back Pain Repair Manual

Don't rely on the Advil bottle anymore.<p>If you’ve ever, like me, relied on an Advil bottle to get you through a weekend project, you know how frustrating back pain can be. You don’t need to be a bricklayer to feel beat up. Being handy is tough on the body.<p>"Gravity is always pulling down, making our …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Climate Change

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew …

Have Dinner in Paris with This Creamy Mustard Chicken Recipe

Skillet Creamy French Mustard Chicken<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs<br>Kosher salt<br>Freshly ground black pepper <br>1/2 cup …

Grilled Asparagus with Zucchini and Squash

Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium heat.<p>Put the asparagus, squash and zucchini in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Season with the …

Yes, you can still get the bubonic plague. Here's what to look out for.

It's less terrifying than you might think.<p>“Bubonic” is almost onomatopoeic. It sounds bulbous and grotesque and ancient. It sounds like something your great great grandmother might have contracted as a child, along with “the consumption.” So when headlines proclaim that the bubonic plague is alive …

Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution.<p>Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone whose levels rise at menopause could be responsible for a characteristic redistribution of weight …

University of Washington

When Life on Earth Was Nearly Extinguished

It has been called the “Great Dying.”<p>The planet’s most profound catastrophe struck 252 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, killing 90 percent of life in the ocean and 75 percent on land. The fossil record nearly goes silent and remains startlingly impoverished for millions of …

Climate Change

Organize Every Inch of Your Home With These 7 Tiered Trays

As lovers of beautiful things (kitchen knickknacks, jewelry baubles, craft supplies… need we go on?), clutter inevitably makes its way into our homes. Hey, it’s only natural! Luckily, we’ve got an organization hack that will banish all the chaos *and* look cute while doing so. Tiered trays can add …

Decorations

How To Make Your Outdoor Space Feel Like Another Room In Your Home (for Less than $100)

As soon as summer hits, you may feel the urge to move everything you own outside so you can live under the sun and stars. Utilizing whatever outdoor …

What's to know about superior vena cava syndrome?

The superior vena cava is the vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the upper body to the heart.<p>Superior vena cava syndrome is often a secondary …

Medical Research

The ages you're the smartest at everything throughout your life

If you think you've already witnessed the rise and fall of your peak self, researchers have news for you: As far as your intelligence is concerned, you likely have several new highs to look forward to. Some of them, like the ability to read others' emotions or do basic arithmetic, don't arrive …

What is a flexitarian diet?

Flexitarianism or 'casual vegetarianism' is an increasingly popular, plant-based diet that claims to reduce your carbon footprint and improve your …

Cook Once, Eat All Week: Your Ultimate Guide To Meal Prep

Let me take a guess at what your days look like: you hit the snooze button once before rolling out of bed, put on workout clothes, and run to the gym for boot camp while your significant other sleeps. Then you come home, shower and get dressed, wake the kids up, get them dressed, get their teeth …

Breakfast

20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes are getting released into a California city by a division of Google's parent company

Verily, the life sciences branch of Alphabet (Google's parent company), has started releasing millions of mosquitoes in California.<p>The team behind the project — made up of scientists from Verily, biotech company MosquitoMate, and Fresno County's Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District— plans to …

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Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

14 Lemon-Kissed Dinner Recipes to Enjoy on Summer Nights

With its bright color and fresh flavor, there’s nothing that screams “summer” quite so loudly as lemon (even if it is technically a winter fruit). Lemon chicken recipes to help you detox when the heat has you feeling groggy are always a delight, and lavender and lemon recipes are perfect for …

Cooking

Chicken Stuffed With Basil and Mozzarella Cheese

This flavorful chicken breast recipe is elegant enough for guests or make it for a weekend family dinner. Chicken breasts are flattened, filled with …

Cooking

Can Your DNA Tell You the Healthiest Way to Live Your Life?

Genetic-sequencing companies are going beyond ancestry and disease risk to offer specific lifestyle recommendations.<p>A double helix begins to swirl on my screen after I upload the raw data from my 23andMe genetic test to a site called DNA Lifestyle Coach. An ethnically ambiguous illustrated girl …

Genetics

Lemongrass Chicken

I often think about the meaning of life, but not as often as what I am going to eat today. Food is the fundamental to our existence. Make it fun and …

China's most dangerous war planes

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

What Would the World Look Like if There Were Only 100 People?

Almost all of them would live in Asia, and few of them would own cars.<p>In this new video from RealLifeLore, we learn what the world's population would look like if it were compressed to 100 people, while the same proportions of people kept the same attributes they have now. There are a lot of …

North America

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

13 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Fuel Your Whole30 Mornings

If you’re doing a Whole30 reboot for spring, good for you! Hitting the refresh button now will give you increased energy and stamina for long walks and hikes as the warmer weather kicks in. But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about what you’ll need to fuel those days: breakfast. The …

Breakfast

Western countries are not prepared for nuclear war, warns fallout expert

Western countries are ill-prepared for the aftermath of a nuclear war or catastrophic meltdown, an expert specialising in the impacts of fallout has …

North Korea

Hubble's most galactically-amazing photo yet

This is roughly how our galaxy, the Milky Way, will look to the first human-spawned artificial intelligence ruminating on its existence in some massive intergalactic traveling spacecraft as it shifts its cameras backward to peer through millions of light years at its former home.<p>That's one of the …

Those !@#% Passwords Are Headed Out. Here's What Comes Next

Imagine a future in which you log into your computer just by looking at the screen. When you open up a browser to shop, the website already knows it’s you because of how you click and move around the page. On your way home from work, you walk up to an ATM and use your voice to withdraw cash.<p>Some of …

New Mac malware has an evil way of taking over your entire computer

It used to be that Mac users didn’t really have to worry about malware. But we live in a brave new world with easy internet access and a bunch of …