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New 'exploding ant' species puts on a gory, goo-filled show

A new kind of exploding ant found in Borneo will simultaneously fascinate you and gross you out with its toxic self-sacrifice.<p>Nature has invented some wonky defense mechanisms, but ants that explode raise the concept to a new level of horror. A type of tree-dwelling ant found in Borneo has a class …

Insects

How Asia's Super Divers Evolved for a Life At Sea

Scientists are starting to uncover the genetic basis of the Bajau people’s incredible breath-holding abilities.<p>The Bajau people of Southeast Asia are among the most accomplished divers in the world. In the summer of 2015, Melissa Ilardo got to see how good they are firsthand. She remembers diving …

Mount Everest

A group of people with an amphibious life have evolved traits to match

THE Bajau, a people of the Malay Archipelago, spend almost all of their lives at sea. They live either on boats or in huts perched on stilts on …

Biology

The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100

Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world’s wealthy are willing to pay up.<p>Over the past few …

Income Inequality

How to Cook Carne Picada

Carne picada is thinly sliced or shredded beef. It is typically chuck beef, but meat labeled as carne picada may also contain other lower-grade cuts …

Cooking

Medical research has a woman problem

A 1986 pilot study from New York City’s Rockefeller University exploring how obesity impacts breast and uterine cancer, of all things. No women were …

Medicine

How coffee changed the course of civilization

Imagine for a minute that you live in a 17th century European city. Life isn’t <i>too</i> terrible – mass industrialization and urbanization haven’t quite …

Coffee

11 Natural Probiotic Foods That Are Super Healthy-Nutritionlive

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits when consumed .<p>These are usually beneficial bacteria that serve some function in the …

Wellness

Fujifilm XH-1 review: Beautiful photos, but lacking X-series allure

Fujifilm has an impressively loyal fan base for good reason. Its X-Series mirrorless APS-C cameras are compact, feature-packed, easy to use, produce excellent images, come with top-flight lenses and look great -- all at a reasonable price. So, when Fujifilm unveiled the flagship X-H1, there was …

Cameras

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works — but it's nearly impossible to get

The death toll from the opioids epidemic continues to soar — nearly 64,000 people died in 2016 alone. Scientists are working to find creative tools to fight it, and President Donald Trump has called the overdose crisis a public health emergency. But he has not yet outlined any targeted solutions …

Drug Addiction

What is pancreatitis? Condition DJ Avicii suffered from prior to his death

<b>Questions still hang over the cause of death of Swedish DJ powerhouse Avicii at the age of 28.</b><p>But we do know that in 2016, the talented musician was …

Medicine

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

Meike Unveils a 85mm f/1.8,Its First Autofocus Lens

Meike has announced its new 85mm f/1.8 full-frame lens, the Hong Kong-based camera gear manufacturer’s first autofocus lens. It’s available in Canon …

Cameras

How to Ripen Avocados Quickly Without Sacrificing Flavor

Just about every avocado-lover has wondered how to ripen avocados at some point. After all, the much-beloved fruit has a reputation for taking …

Internet Marketing

Could intelligent life have existed on Earth millions of years before humans?

Reptilian menaces called Silurians evolved on Earth before humankind — at least in the “Doctor Who” rendition of the universe. But, science fiction aside, how would we know if some advanced civilization existed on our home planet millions of years before brainy humans showed up?<p>This is a serious …

Natural Gas

This Airbnb Scam Almost Cost Me Thousands. Here's How to Spot It

Always follow these rules when booking an Airbnb.<p>Recently, I came close to falling for an Airbnb scam in which I would’ve lost $3,300 on an apartment …

Identity Theft

Toxic Cucumbers Kill Eleven, Infect 1,200 in Germany, and May Spread Through Europe

Over the weekend, an outbreak of E. coli spread throughout Germany, killing eleven people and infecting more than 1,000. Cucumbers have been …

E.coli

Study: Big belly bad for your heart even if not obese

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report.

Peer-Reviewed

Boomers Embrace Luxury Van Life

Empty nesters and retirees abandon RVs for the freedom and mobility of converted high-end vans<p>The latest luxury getaway: a van trip.<p>Attracted by Instagram images of a free-spirited, simpler way to travel, older consumers are turning to vans for their trips, while adding the high-end spin they can …

Luxury

China Looks to Close Technology Gap With U.S.

Chinese President Xi Jinping outlines vision for country’s future as internet and technology power, pledging more state support<p>BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined an updated vision for China’s future as an internet and technology power, pledging more state support for sectors caught in …

China

Avicii, struggling with health and fame, tried to walk away from it all two years before he died

It was a decision that shook the electronic dance world, and one Tim Bergling, then 27, did not take lightly.<p>Before Bergling, the Swedish DJ and producer known as Avicii, announced his retirement from touring just five years after his 2011 song “Levels” launched his meteoric rise, he had to break …

Avicii

The Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America For 2018

For most skiers, there is a touch of mystery preceding every ski season. The perennial ‘where to ski?’ question evokes the Internet sleuth in all skiers. Research and scouting is as much a part of the ski trip as the gear, the lodging and the weather watching.<p>It’s all part and parcel to the skiing …

Skiing

North America’s Best-Kept Secret Ski Resorts in 2018

From the months of December to March, mountainsides become hidden of metres of snow and adventurers take to the slopes for the ultimate thrill. From …

Skiing

Model, Model on the Wall; Which is the Fairest of Them All? | RIA

<i>“Peter Cook is the author of the ‘Is That True?’ series of articles, which help explain the many statements and theories circulating in the</i> …

A lot of people wore their oxygen masks wrong during the Southwest emergency landing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Should you ever find yourself flying in a crippled airliner with an open window at 30,000 feet, knowing how to operate your oxygen mask could be vital.<p>But many passengers aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on Tuesday appeared to be doing it wrong, social media posts show, despite …

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Accident Shows Passengers Unprepared for Emergencies

Misused masks highlight challenges airlines face getting passengers to listen to safety briefings and follow instructions<p>Airlines and regulators have spent years refining the procedures they count on to save lives during accidents like the engine failure that killed a Southwest Airlines Co. …

Southwest Airlines

The Silurian Hypothesis: How Do We Know That Humans Were the First Civilization on Earth?

What if another industrial civilization had existed on Earth tens of millions of years ago, long before humans, but all traces of it have now been …

Tammie Jo Shults, who landed crippled Southwest plane, was one of first female fighter pilots in U.S. Navy

One passenger was killed and seven others were injured, but the toll could have been much higher had it not been for Shults' quick thinking.<p>The pilot who coolly landed a crippled Southwest Airlines plane after a blown engine sent shrapnel through one of the jet's windows midflight has gone against …

Airplanes

VA whistleblowers, under threat, seek help from the outside

Federal government employees are being intimidated, bullied and threatened with physical violence as they try to blow the whistle on wrongdoing in their agencies – particularly within the Department of Veterans Affairs. And as some whistleblowers realize that disclosing things through the “proper …

Surveillance

China says it's ready to deal with any fallout from trade row with US

China is well prepared to handle any negative effects from its trade dispute with the United States, the commerce ministry said on Thursday, adding …

China