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The sun will destroy Earth a lot sooner than you might think

There are plenty of ways Earth could go. It could smash into another planet, be swallowed by a black hole, or get pummeled to death by asteroids. There's really no way to tell which doomsday scenario will be the cause of our planet's demise.<p>But one thing is for sure — even if Earth spends the rest …

Universe

A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation's borders.<p>They didn't have to hunt long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research …

Rolls-Royce just unveiled the most amazingly ludicrous self-driving luxury vehicle

If you’re wealthy enough to afford a Rolls-Royce, and a chauffeur to ferry you around in it, then the idea of self-driving cars wouldn’t seem that foreign a concept. But like every other car manufacturer, Rolls-Royce seems not to want to get left behind in the rush to build autonomous vehicles.<p>At a …

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

These are the things you should really know before visiting Japan

Don’t be caught out by surprise. Here are some top tips that will come in handy for anyone visiting for the first time. 1: Take plenty of cash Japan …

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

Nutrition

This man made a new movie exposing Scientology's inner workings and received physical threats

Now the church is being examined through the unique style of BBC filmmaker Louis Theroux. Known as the Michael Moore of Britain, Theroux often stars in his docuseries projects featuring off-beat cultural subjects like "America's Most Medicated Kids" and "Twilight of the Porn Stars." "My Scientology …

Church of Scientology

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Psychology

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

How good are you at concentrating? Take the test

Are you easily distracted? Is your mind always wandering? Test your concentration skills by picking out the odd letter<p>Some of us are more easily distracted than others and now researchers believe they have found an attention-distractibility trait explaining why.<p>Participants in a study by University …

University College London

Infographic: 5 hobbies that can make you smarter

New year, new you? No thanks! But what’s wrong with a bit of self-improvement, whether it’s January 1st of mid-July? This infographic from our …

Hobbies

Silicon Valley's largest taxi company just became the first high-profile casualty of Uber's war

It's old news by now that taxis are struggling to compete with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.<p>What might be less obvious is just how swiftly their demise could come if they don't adapt—and perhaps even if they do.<p>Yellow Cab, San Francisco's largest taxi company, is filing for bankruptcy, the</i> …

Transportation

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

McDonald's

21 Gifts For The Person Who Wants To Start Eating Healthier

Learning how to cook healthier can be a daunting task.<p>Luckily, there are tons of products out there that make taking care of your body not only easy, but enjoyable. Whether you’re gift shopping for a health-conscious friend or looking to get started on your New Year’s resolutions early, these tools …

The best of city building in Toronto

Kevin Van Paassen for The Globe and Mail<p>7. Bar Raval<p>Partisans<p>Yes, it’s just a bar, but what a bar: agreeably dark and woodsy, a curvy cavern with walls of computer-milled mahogany that evoke Gaudi and refer to the Wu-Tang Clan. Chef Grant van Gameren decided to build an institution; as I wrote this …

Chipotle: Our Food Is So Fresh, It Could Make You Sick

Why the chain's practices may increase foodborne illness<p>As Boston College tallies up its sick students felled by eating at a local Chipotle (141 by last count), it might consider directing other students to Chipotle’s annual report rather than it's menu.<p>The eatery notes in its 2014 shareholder …

Environmental Health

3 things Expedia has learned from analyzing airfare data

Expedia, the travel technology giant, has analyzed its trove of data to identify key trends in air travel.<p>The data was consolidated primarily from …

Flying

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months - Futurity

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack climbed into an MRI machine and scanned his brain. He explains why.

The Brain

Heavenly Bodies

It's odd to have a body. Limbs, joints, cartilage, veins, nerves, cells—the looming presence of such inescapable parts can make for confounding states of existential estrangement. Move on to other parts that signify conventions of gender and the notion can be enough to turn a mind …

Feminism