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Plastc Combines 20 Credit Cards Into One

Unfortunately, the idea is probably hitting 10 years too late.<p>You simply swipe through your credit cards, choose which one you want to use, and you can pay through the close proximity of an NFC chip. I’m not describing the iPhone 6 or Apple Watch. I’m talking about a new credit card called …

Credit Cards

Wrap Your Head Around This One: Potentially Immortal Bacteria That Eat Electricity and Could Become Living Batteries

One of the stranger (and little known) facts of nature is that our living cells are electric, or can carry electricity. Every thought, feeling and …

Atoms

We Were Shocked to See Which State Has the Most Expensive Listing in America

It's not located in New York City, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, but in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. This article originally appeared on housebeautiful.com.<p>A lavish 60,500-square-foot mansion in Hillsboro Beach, Florida, which is located between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, is on the market for a …

Real Estate

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

What to expect when you're expecting an iPhone 6 (or iWatch)

Look, going off the sheer number of leaks we've seen the past few months, there's no way you didn't know Apple was planning to unveil a horde of new gadgets next week. Hell, the folks in Cupertino are even counting down to the event (and the livestream that goes with it) on Apple.com. If all those …

How to shoot images of powerful women and vulnerable men

A shoot is a collaboration. There's the stylist, make-up artist, hairdresser, assistants, set designers, clients, and input from the magazine if it's editorial.<p>There are usually 20 people in the room, but in the end it's about the relationship between the model and the photographer. I guess the …

Here Are The 15 Greatest Nude Scenes Of All-Time, According To Mr. Skin

The man of skin, Mr. Skin, has been “fast-forwarding to the good parts” for 15 years now. To celebrate, he ordered a cake in the shape of Phoebe Cates, then ranked the 150 greatest nude scenes of all-time. But what does “greatest” refer to exactly, though? Could it mean most watched? Most …

Gut Microbes Take Over Your Body When You Die

...and they may provide clues as to how you were killed.<p>You have around 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut — and that’s a good thing. Known as gut flora or the gut microbiome, these microorganisms help your body digest certain foods, aid the immune system, and maintain a healthy …

Biology

Scientists Create Working Organ From Scratch For First Time Ever

In what's being hailed as a scientific first, researchers in Scotland have created a fully functional organ from scratch inside the body of a living animal.<p>The feat--the creation of a working thymus gland from "reprogrammed" embryonic cells--is seen as an important step toward the development of …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

The $4,000 Diet Pill

The magic fat blaster you've always dreamed about is here, and it's drug-free. Liz Krieger explores the latest treatments.<p>It sounds like something out of Alice in Wonderland: a pill that truly makes you smaller. "Pill," however, is something of a misnomer because inside this capsule is actually a …

Weight Loss

The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

In the legal disclaimer of every Friday — especially Summer Fridays, with their earlier drinking start times and later bedtimes — should be a note about hangovers. But with science on your side, you might be able to short-circuit some of the gnarly side effects of excessive booze. From the fine …

End of chemotherapy within 20 years as pioneering DNA project launched

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10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the …

10 Stunning Hotels in Unexpected Places

While cities such as Shanghai, Dubai, and Toronto have long been known for their futuristic-looking hotels, they've hardly cornered the market on cutting-edge properties. These days, some of the world's most innovatively designed accommodations are popping up in less cosmopolitan places, from a …

National Parks

5 Things To Avoid When Planning Your Honeymoon

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Kevin Lamb</i><p>Because your lovely new bride was gracious enough to spend the last year planning essential wedding stuff like dessert garnishes and the color of your napkin rings, it's now your turn to plan the honeymoon. Or so you've been told.<p>But even if you're an expert at …

Weddings

25 Gorgeous Pools Everyone Should Swim In Once

The only thing that's more relaxing than lounging poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day is doing it at one of these incredible destinations.<p>From luxurious infinity pools with unbeatable views to natural pools teeming with marine life, these pools around the world deserve to be on …

Fort Lauderdale

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

This worm's sperm invades and kills females of another species

An 'unprecedented' means of avoiding reproduction between species<p>When it comes to sex, animals have developed a plethora of tricks to avoid mixups with other species. They use sight, smell, and even feel to tell each other apart. But in certain cases, the similarities between species are just too …

Top European Tours 2015: Where to Go Now

With 2015 fast approaching, we're vowing to make it one of our best travel years yet. But with so many exciting places to visit, it can be hard to pinpoint the next destination. Our advice? Find a tour that gives you the opportunity to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time -- then make …

European Travel

The Chemistry Behind Making the Best Jello Shots

Almost everyone I know has at least one Jello Shot story. Though most of these tales don’t have happy endings, the slurp-able alcoholic gelatinous …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

Metabolic enzyme stops progression of most common type of kidney cancer

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research …

7 Amazing Sites You've Maybe Never Heard Before

Serving as the Event Director for over a decade of the annual world travel championship, the around the world travel adventure competition known as The Global Scavenger Hunt, I am regularly asked what my favorite spot in the world is?<p>I get the curiosity behind the question, but I loathe it …

Travel

10 National Parks to See Before You Die

Originally Published on on CNTraveler.com<p>Our national parks are overwhelming in every way -- in number, in size, in their capacity to inspire wonder. And the question remains: Which one will you see next? For the following introduction to, and celebration of, our nation's greatest natural …

National Parks

From Alzheimer's to ADHD: what doctors can diagnose from your voice alone

The brave new world of vocal diagnostics<p>If Guillermo Cecchi wants to figure out if you've taken MDMA or meth, all he needs is a computer and a recording of your voice. Cecchi is a computer scientist at IBM, and part of a growing community of scientists who think our voices can reveal far more than …

China town: meet the architecture giant with Asian designs on London

Aedas's mixed-use malls and elevated walkways might work in China, but will these mammoth towers blot Britain's capital?<p>Their buildings dot the globe, but you probably couldn't name one, nor would you ever guess they had come from the same practice. They have built a gargantuan conference centre in …

7 Oily Skin Products For A Shine-Free Face

I wish more people would stop me in the street to say, "Wow! You've got quite a glow." But the reality is, my face looks like I've been in the kitchen frying chicken. And I have dear summer to thank for <i>that</i> glow.<p>I've managed to save face in the middle of the day by stealing extra toilet seat covers …

Google strikes smart contact lens deal to track diabetes and fix farsightedness

With Glass and Android Wear, Google has already invested a lot of time and resources into developing the next-generation of wearables, but it's another of its eye-focused projects that has today received its first major boost. The search giant's secret Google[x] team has confirmed that it's …