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Everything You Need to Know About Lilies

“Lilies as a group are very difficult,” wrote the late, great gardening writer Henry Mitchell. “What is especially difficult and infuriating about …

Gardening

How to download a copy of everything Apple knows about you

Like Facebook and Google, Apple has a really simple way to download a file that shows all of the information that Apple knows about you.<p>Apple has …

Personal Information

Top 10 Small Towns to Visit in Europe

Introduction<p>Europe is a continent full of diverse cultures, languages, food, and architecture all compacted in a relatively small area. Within a five …

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.<p>The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, …

Zoology

25 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Totally True

They don't teach you this stuff in school.

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

The best VPNs to help keep your online browsing private

Online surveillance and data breaches are, unfortunately, an almost inevitable part of internet life. But there are things you can do protect your …

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Facebook

The Last Line Of '1984' Is One Of The Most Quietly Heartbreaking Lines In Literature

The year may be 2018, but, as many people have already noted, George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> somehow feels more relevant than ever. Like Margaret Atwood’s <i>The</i> …

This Octopus is 40,000 Times Heavier Than Her Mate

Many females are larger than males—for good reason.<p>We've had many King Kong remakes and spinoffs, but you never hear much about Queen Kong.<p>It's true that gorilla males are much bigger than females. But dramatically large females are the norm in some species of frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes, and …

Nature

10 best foods for your heart

<b>(CNN) —</b> Keeping your heart healthy is about more than avoiding fast food and overly processed chow. You can also pump up your heart's health by choosing foods that will help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.<p>Which food groups have the most science behind their …

Nutrition

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

Which Haruki Murakami Book Should You Read First? Here's A Guide To His Most Famous Works

Ah, the age old literary question: "Which Murakami book should I start with?" I've been asked this question many, many times. Even if you haven't …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Mental Disorders

Despite dubious claims, manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouse

Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds.<p>Manuka can apparently also boost energy, "detox" your system, lower cholesterol, stave off diabetes, improve sleep, …

Immune System

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>"Very smart and very entertaining."<p>All …

Books

Add these 20 foods to your diet to lower blood pressure

Skip the salt, start exercising and add these 20 delicious and nutritious foods to your diet!<p>New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. While 140/80 was once considered the high blood pressure threshold, 130/80 millileters of mercury has …

This brilliant new AI will fight email scammers by wasting their time

Netsafe, a New Zealand-based non-profit online safety group, introduced an AI email bot this week that will fight back against phishing scams by …

7 New Giant Bug Species Are Extremely Aggressive

The newfound katydids are also among the biggest, bulkiest insects on Earth, a new study says.<p>Seven new species of katydids are among the largest and bulkiest insects in the world, a new study says.<p>Found only on the island of Madagascar, the bugs have the "biceps" of a bodybuilder and can be very …

Zoology

Cancer drug shows unexpected fat-melting side effects

A drug developed originally to treat breast cancer and diabetes has been found to offer an unexpected and beneficial side effect. Scientists have …

A New Drug Has Been Found To 'Melt' Away The Fat In Our Arteries That Cause Heart Attacks

Sound too good to be true?<p>We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can start clogging up our coronary system, making us more vulnerable …

Equifax breach: What to do if your data was hacked

If you're among the roughly 44 percent of the U.S. population who is potentially jeopardized by the Equifax breach, there's a significant chance you …

5 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed If You Want to Lose Weight

Pour one out for cheese<p>Post-dinner snacks and late-night Netflix binges can be an irresistible pair, but there’s one important thing to keep in mind before you whip out the chocolate: The kind of food you choose to snack on can make it tougher for you to reach your weight loss goals.<p>In fact, …

Nutrition

5 Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself After Massive Equifax Hack

On Thursday, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names, Social Security …

Identity Theft

Combined Shape

One of the many reasons we love Amazon is because of their stellar customer review section. Having the ability to read thousands of opinions from customers before hitting the purchase button is super useful, especially when it comes to picking out a book. From cult classics such as Harry Potter to …

Books

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

Worried about Internet companies snooping on your online browsing? You might turn to something called a virtual private network to protect your privacy. But researchers say these networks can themselves be insecure.<p>Earlier this year, the federal government rolled back rules that would have …

Privacy

In Earth’s hottest place, life has been found in pure acid

For the first time, scientists have found living microbes in the blistering hot springs of Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression.<p>In a surreal landscape of colours, dominated by luminescent ponds of yellows and greens, boiling hot water bubbles up like a cauldron, whilst poisonous chlorine and sulphur gases …

Hot Springs

Red, White, and Blue Animals for the Fourth of July

Some creatures are born ready to celebrate.<p>Independence Day in the United States is coming up, and the red, white, and blue will be flying—and fluttering, and swimming, and skittering.<p><b>Cherax pulcher Crayfish</b><p>This freshwater firework was first formally described in a 2015 paper by German independent …

Nature