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15 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied<p>Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods<p>We’re about to totally bust through the notion that healthy foods can’t be filling. You see, naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients <i>and</i> …

5 Links to Read Before Making Stock

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Elevate soup with homemade stock.</i><p>Making a big pot of soup is easily one of the most satisfying simple pleasures of winter. But using store-bought stock …

Food

Hacking our senses to boost learning power

Some schools are pumping music, noises and fragrances into the classroom to see if it improves exam results – could it work?<p>What did your school smell like? Was it noisy or peaceful?<p>It might not seem important, but a growing body of research suggests that smells and sounds can have an impact on …

The Brain

Can Cargo Drones Bring E-Commerce To Africa?

Laugh about drones delivering tacos all you want, but the Flying Donkey Challenge wants to create a working commercial cargo network in Africa, powered entirely by UAVs.<p>Africa is the leapfrog continent. As it develops and grows, much of its population is adopting the latest technologies, like cell …

eCommerce

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

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How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

Neuroscience

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Analyzing Baby Cries For Signs Of Serious Disease

The earliest signs of certain ailments or development problems can be heard in the exact tone and cadence of newborn’s wail. Soon there could be an app for new parents and hospitals to get a hint of what’s the trouble.<p>When babies have certain health or development problems, they cry differently …

What do pandas eat? And other giant panda facts

The charismatic giant panda is a notable symbol of conservation—and a valuable success story. Reserves in China established to protect the species …

Giant Pandas

What is the scariest animal?

Just in time for Halloween, Earth Unplugged lists the creatures that bring most terror to humans and other species.<p>Maddie Moate shows us some of the creepiest animals on the planet, and one in particular that really will get your skin crawling.<p><i>For more videos subscribe to the</i> <i>Earth Unplugged channel</i> …

Zoology

Why everyone may have a personal air vehicle

The idea of having a part car, part plane, part drone parked outside your home may not be as far-fetched as it seems. There really aren’t any technological hurdles to this.<p>We are going to have personal air vehicles that are both cars and planes, at least that’s Missy Cummings’s vision of the …

Robots

How does human eyesight compare to animals?

Who’s got the better eyesight – a human or a cat? Well, it depends on the time of day, and what you’re looking at. Chris Howard takes a look.<p>What’s the difference between the way a cat sees the world and a human? Well, according to new research, that depends very much on how far away the object is, …

Veterinary Medicine

Why do you get goosebumps?

What’s the point of those little bumps that flare up on our skin when we’re cold or frightened? For clues, we have to look to our hairy past, says Greg Foot.<p>Sometimes goosebumps come with a fright, sometimes simply when we’re chilly. But what’s the point of these little raised bumps all over our …

Study Skills

Prattle of the sexes: Do women talk more than men?

When it comes to conversation, are women really more likely to be bigger talkers than men?<p>Women use an average of 20,000 words a day, compared to the mere 7,000 that men utter. At least that’s the assertion of a number of self-help and popular science books. Quoted by apparently authoritative …

Psychology

Why do you have eyebrows?

You’ll think twice about plucking your eyebrows when you discover their important role, says Greg Foot.<p>They are one of the most expressive parts of our bodies. With your eyebrows, you can communicate your feelings to other people whether you’re quizzical or angry. But is that their only …

Communicate

Can we spot the signs of high blood pressure in others?

We tend to assume overweight, red-faced, sweaty people have raised blood pressure. But is it really so simple? Claudia Hammond looks at the evidence.<p>You’ve probably noticed them as you go about your daily life. Seeing red-faced, overweight, sweaty, stressed out strangers in the street perhaps makes …

High Blood Pressure

Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?

It’s actually one of science’s big mysteries, but Greg Foot explains what a sneeze is and why your eyelids shut down in response.<p>Sneezes are involuntary. Small particles like pollen or dust float up your nose and irritate your membrane and it triggers a whole series of reactions. Or more …

Particles

Why do you feel hot when you catch a cold?

When we catch a cold, why do we feel all hot and bothered? Does it help? Greg Foot explains.<p>Among the many symptoms of a cold, we often tend to feel hot and red-faced. It’s our body temperature rising a little to fight off the virus.<p>But why exactly does getting all hot and sweaty help kill a bug? …

Medicine

How we can tell an accident from purposeful actions

Human adults are good at reading the minds of others to distinguish accidental from intentional behaviour. So are babies and animals, as Jason Goldman reveals.<p>Say I poured hot coffee all over you. After you got over the initial shock, and perhaps the second-degree burns, you would probably be …

Chimpanzees

Do you want to help build a happier city?

Does your neighbourhood make you happy or sad? Researchers are realising that how we feel about our local surroundings is vital to a city's success.<p>How do you measure how happy a city is? Just last week, a new app launched that boasted to be able to collect all sorts of information about a city – …

Happiness

Astronaut food: Can you cook fries in space?

Think reaching Mars is a challenge, how about cooking a decent meal on the way? Enter the weird science of cooking in space, starting with the humble chip.<p>If humans ever voyage to a planet far bigger than Earth, the journey is sure to be arduous and full of danger. But there’s a consolation: french …

French Fries

Why do men have nipples?

And aren’t they pointless? Earth Unplugged lifts the lid on perhaps the ultimate male mystery.<p>Pointless, aren’t they, but why do men have them?<p>Maddie Moate and Simon Baxter reveal that the reason men have nipples is because women do. It hasn’t been written out of our development programme, the …

Prenatal Development

Timeline of the far future

What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.<p>As the beginning of the year is upon us we at BBC Future think it’s the perfect time to look ahead.<p>First, we brought you a prediction of the …

Infographics

What effect does extreme cold have on the human body?

North America’s east coast is braced for more freezing weather a year after the January 2014 polar vortex sent temperatures tumbling down to -50C (-58F). In this piece from the BBC Future archive, we ask what does such intense cold do to the human body?<p>The polar vortex currently sweeping across the …

Global Warming

Why do jellyfish sting?

You're swimming in the sea, and all of a sudden a jellyfish appears from nowhere and stings you. Why did they do it?<p>Jellyfish use their sting to capture prey and act as a defence mechanism. When their tentacles encounter a human or other sort of prey they reach out and fire out harpoon-like …

Nature

6 Surprising Things That Can Influence Your Dreams

<b>By Aatif Zubair, Delhi Technological University, India</b><p>What goes into creating dreams is a subject of great interest to almost everyone—including …

Action Hero

Five Ways to Eat More Oats

Get more of this healthy whole-grain in your diet by thinking outside the bowl.<p>I didn’t learn to love oatmeal until I was well into my 20s. It took two things to convince me: Steel-cut oats and less water (I use about half what’s recommended for instant, so it’s almost unstirrably thick). Now it’s …

Breakfast