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How The Planck Satellite Forever Changed Our View Of The Universe

It’s been more than 50 years since humanity discovered a uniform bath of low-energy, microwave radiation originating from all regions of the sky. It doesn’t come from the Earth, the Sun, or even the galaxy; it originates beyond every star or galaxy we’ve ever observed. While it’s discoverers didn’t …

Physics

The Best Leather Jackets That Don't Cost As Much As Rent

Invest wisely.<p>A great leather jacket is one of those pieces every guy should have in his wardrobe. Not only is it a classic look, it's surprisingly versatile, too, thanks to a whole range of options from moto jackets to bombers. And thanks to more brands from ever getting in on the action, you can …

Men's Fashion

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

Quantum Mechanics

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

A Trainer's Top 3 Hardest Core Exercises — Trust Us, Your Abs Will Be on Fire

I've done a ton of different core exercises in my time as a fitness trainer. Core happens to be one of my favorite things to teach. In my catalog of torture, I mean exercises, there are a few that even I dread bringing out because they are so brutal. We may have different tolerance levels of tough …

Workouts

The 8 Best Small Outdoor Brands from Across the Globe

We’re all victims of tunnel vision. When Patagonia, The North Face, Arc’teryx or any of the other big guys release a new jacket, backpack or …

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

Stephen Hawking

How To Wear Streetwear Like A Grown-Up

Whether you’re looking to reinvent your style, or just amp up your existing wardrobe staples, here are six ways to wear streetwear pieces from the …

Men's Fashion

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them.

MagazineFeature<p>The majesty of our planet can be difficult to describe. But these astronauts will try.<p>For the bulk of human history, it’s been impossible to put Earth in cosmic perspective.<p>Bound by gravity and biology, we can’t easily step outside it, above it, or away from it. For most of us, Earth …

Space Science

The 3-Minute Hack to Improve Your HIIT Performance

It might sound counterintuitive, but mindful meditation has been shown to improve your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts<p>Meditation and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) might seem like polar opposites. After all, when you’re busting out burpees and dumbbell snatches, you’re not …

Bobby Maximus Has Just One Ab Workout to Get You Ripped

You'll never ask for another ab workout again after this burner from Bobby Maximus.<p>When it comes to the muscles you want to show off, abs are right at the top of the list.<p>And rightly so. Even if you're not a fan of shirtless selfies or rocking a six pack, you need to pay attention to your abs. A …

25 Perfect Gifts for the Dapper Man

12 Guys of Christmas<p>The dapper man appreciates the little details that separate a great product from a good one. He has to, otherwise he wouldn’t …

Upgrade Your Style with This Season’s Best Designer Running Sneakers

If you live in your sneakers, it makes nothing but good sense to buy a designer pair that's luxe enough to upgrade everything in your closet, from suits and trousers to ordinary denim. And if you live in dress shoes, there's a good chance you can afford to buy luxury kicks anyway. So all of y'all …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

The ultimate total-body workout routine to build maximum muscle

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 13<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Total-body workouts sound like they would take a long time. But when you boil …

Best and Worst Nuts for Your Health

Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Still, some are healthier than others.

Nutrition

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

This super green is a stronger anti-inflammatory than turmeric

When it comes to fighting inflammation—AKA the root of all health evils—turmeric is the most talked-about holistic solution. Whether the flare-up is …

India’s best wildlife stays

From luxe camps to earthy lodges to comfy hotels, we list the 50 most luxurious stays for your next safari holiday<p>Luxury camps that redefine roughing …

National Parks

This Workout Reverses Signs of Aging, According to Science

Mayo Clinic researchers say interval training may have anti-aging benefits at the cellular level.<p>HIIT—or high intensity interval training—has been <i>the</i> …

Exercise

You should write a book and here’s how

You should write a book. Yes, you. Whether you’re a young 18-year-old off to college with little free time or a 60-year-old corporate executive with …

Writing

The basis of the universe may not be energy or matter but information

There are lots of theories on what are the basis of the universe is. Some physicists say its subatomic particles. Others believe its energy or even …

Quantum Physics

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

Fitness

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Latest Gravitational Wave Finding Goes Beyond Einstein

Some of the faintest signals in the universe could unravel its biggest mysteries.<p>The biggest takeaway from Thursday’s news that scientists have …

LIGO

Minimalist Outdoor Gym Equipment Inspired by Mountains

Kebne is a minimalistic outdoor gym that forms an abstract mountain scenery inspired by Sweden's highest mountain. The gym is a welcoming and …

Furniture

This is how the world’s great writers actually made a living. (It wasn’t from their books)

Postal clerk. Poacher. Propagandist. And nine more extraordinary professions for writer.<p>It’s a lean time for writers, as arts funding shrinks on all …

Literature

How One Little Company Is Making Backpacking Cheaper—and More Inclusive

Passport Required will plan an all-inclusive backpacking trip for you. But Darnell Lamont Walker isn’t trying to make buck. He’s trying to start a movement.<p>Darnell Lamont Walker is the sort of guy who’s used to carrying his biography on his back. His idea of traveling is less about staying up on …