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The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

Pigs

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

The Weird Thing That Helps Prevent Weight Gain

That's it, we're heading for higher ground.<p>High altitude, low BMI. It's probably not a pairing you've ever considered, but according to a new U.S. military study, living at high altitudes may help fend off weight gain.<p>Researchers examined the health records and living locations of nearly 100,000 …

Weight Loss

Argentina Scientists Are Now Attaching Backpacks To Collect Cow Farts

Scientists in Argentina may have just the answer to combat global warming.<p>With cows being responsible for up to 25 percent of the methane gas released in the US each year, a group of scientists at Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology is now attaching backpacks to cows to …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

Self-help

20 Simple Ways to Stoke Your Self-Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Once upon a time there was a small child known as you.<p>This child was born into the world pure and perfect, aware only of its own needs. If those …

Motivation

Why Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

People tend to confuse being alone with the loneliness, between which there is a relevant difference. To be alone means to be by one self. Even …

Happiness

“City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection”: See Some of the Greatest Graffiti Relics from 1980s New York

Artist Martin Wong moved to New York City from San Francisco in the late 1970s, and took a job at Pearl Paint in Chinatown. There, he befriended many of the city’s young graffiti artists and began collecting their works, amassing one of the largest collections of New York City street art. He …

10 Best Dive Sites in North America (Photos)

Snorkel Time<p>The weather is warming up and the sun is coming out…it's time to get scuba certified. Explore the treasures under the sea at these …

Buying Guide – Harley-Davidson Sportster

Reading time: about 13 minutes.<p>American<br>• Buying Guides<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<p>Introduction<p>The Harley-Davidson Sportster is an American motorcycle …

Weather

Is 'The Jetsons' flying car finally here?

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Aerospace company Terrafugia is working on the concept of a flying electric car<br>• Called TF-X, the vehicle is designed to be capable of vertical take-offs and landings<br>• The goal is to make personal aviation accessible to a broader segment of the population<br>• The company estimates a period …

Mysterious mermaid stripped naked

Name: The Horniman merman<br>Species: <i>Pseudosiren paradoxoides</i><br>Dates: mid- to late-19th century<br>Claim to fame: Iconic specimen<br>Where now: Horniman Museum & Gardens<p>I am fascinated by mermaids. But my fascination, I should add, is purely professional. It all began when, in my capacity as a curator of natural …

Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.<p>A doctor injects sperm directly into an egg during an in-vitro fertilization procedure at a clinic in Warsaw, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Kacper …

Cosmic slurp: Where a black hole swallows a star

Astronomers have identified galaxies where a central black hole just disrupted and ‘ate’ a star. It’s like a black hole putting up a sign that says: …

A Proposal To Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon

It's actually pretty fun to read.<p>Well, it gets points for creativity. Some pranksters—or perhaps just PR folks—at Foreo have put up a page proposing humankind solve its energy crisis by brightening the moon. A brighter moon would eliminate the need for nighttime streetlights, Foreo proposes. …

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.<p>The finding, published in the journal Nature, strongly implies that sharks are not the "living fossils" …

Whence Life? Receptors Responsible For Fertilization Found

Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life.<p>Where do babies come from? If your kids ever ask, just tell them the story of Izumo and Juno, receptors found on the surface of sperm and egg cells, respectively. In a study on mice published …

Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon. How Does that Happen? | The Takeaway | WNYC

New images NASA received from the Cassini spacecraft seem to show the small moon being born, a little icy rock dubbed “Peggy.”

Astronomy

Hazan Motorworks Harley Ironhead

Max Hazan is one of a handful of builders who operate at the intersection of motorcycles and art. It’s a rarefied field: the best-known protagonist is probably Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles. But Barry now has some serious competition.<p>Brooklyn-based Hazan is a former boat-builder, and this Harley …

Honda CRF450X Cafe Racer

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Deus Ex Machina<br>• Honda<br>• Retro<p>The engine in the Honda CRF450X wasn’t designed to sit in a motorcycle that …

Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson & Marvel Casting Call - ‘Agent 1’ for Digital Comic

<b>Harley-Davidson & Marvel Casting Call for Captain America</b><p>Harley-Davidson and Captain America go way back. And in the new popular film franchises, …

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You

Did your husband just look up and to the left when you asked him if anything was going on with that woman he had dinner with? Did your daughter provide few details when you asked her what she was doing out late last night? Did your friend nervously pick at his fingernails when you asked him if your …

Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

If you thought smoking a joint occasionally was OK, a new study released Tuesday suggests you might want to reconsider.<p>The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is the first to link casual marijuana use to major changes in the brain. And according to the researchers, the degree of …

Don't Solve Your Problems, Transcend Them

A wise, brave client just shared with me that the way she prays has changed.<p>Instead of praying for a solution to her problems as she has for the past 50 years, she's recently found herself praying for a change in perspective.<p>Instead of praying for the motivation to write her book, because that …

5 Ways to Manifest Your Dream Life

I've had many amazing things happen in my life that solidified my belief in the law of attraction. I've also come to understand exactly what we need to do to make the law of attraction work for us -- and it's way more than visualizing what you want and saying positive affirmations.<p>The most recent …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

10 Unbelievable Trips Of A Lifetime

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or simply determined to check things off your bucket list, there are a handful of experiences that you’ll want to add to your calendar. From hitting the slopes at the largest—and what may be the most prestigious—linked ski area in the world to celebrating your …