Elizabeth Gonzalez

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8 truly horrifying ways the Earth could die

When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him.<p>"People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider. "In reality, if you think about it, you go to heaven when you're born."<p>Lovell was referring to the …

Clear Your Mind by Breaking Your Worries Into Three Categories

Worries, fears, and errant thoughts can get the best of any of us at times. When your mind feels overwhelmed and cluttered, try this procedure for …

How to Turn Your Lunch Hour Into an Amazing Mental Boost

What if you were to treat that one hour each day as food for your body and your mind?<p><i>What are some interesting things I can do during a 1-hour lunch break each weekday besides dining out? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

12 Savory Mug Meals That Require *Little* Clean-Up

Right now, you’re busy decorating for spring and researching travel destinations in preparation for the warmer months ahead. This means you probably don’t have a lot of time for making yourself dinner at the end of day. The perfect solution? Savory microwavable mug recipes. They’re unbelievably …

Cooking

The Majority of Americans Are Unhealthy, Scientists Say

Here's something that will not shock you: Scientists say the four basic behaviors that constitute a "healthy lifestyle" are a good diet, moderate exercise, a recommend body fat percentage, and not smoking. Check these four boxes and you're protecting yourself against heart disease, cancer, and type …

Top 20 Wildlife Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

NASA's Kepler telescope captures exploding star's shockwave

Astronomers have used NASA’s Kepler space telescope to capture for the first time the incredible flash from an exploding star’s shockwave.<p>The shockwave, known as the “shock breakout”, was identified by a team led by Peter Garnavich, an astrophysics professor at the University of Notre Dame in …

20 Low Carb Side Dishes To Steal The Spotlight This Easter

Just because you've decided to lower your carbs doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste this Easter. Surprise your family members with some flavorful low carb side dishes. I bet they wouldn't even know they are eating low carb!<p><b>1. Low Carb Cauliflower Chicken Casserole via Drop The Sugar</b><p><i>Nothing</i> …

The Only 19 Recipes You Need to Use Up Leftover Peeps

The best thing about Easter as a kid was the numerous packages of pastel sugar-coated marshmallow goodness that arrived in our baskets without fail. Peeps are an Easter tradition, so they obviously deserve a place on your table this year. You’re already going to WOW the family with an Easter brunch …

Dessert

The 8 Most-Pinned Cake Recipes on Pinterest

We see a delicious slow-cooker dessert in your future.<p>If you're looking for a recipe that's sure to be a hit with the masses, the best place to find it is on Pinterest, obviously. Pinners far and wide have excellent taste when it comes to dessert, which is why we've rounded up these most-pinned …

Dessert

Scientists Just Discovered a Black Hole That's Blasting The Fastest 'Space Wind' in The Known Universe

Wind speeds of 200 million km/h.<p>Astronomers have discovered the fastest ultraviolet winds ever recorded in the Universe, swirling around a …

NASA reveals the most detailed views yet of Ceres' bizarre bright spots

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is finally giving scientists on Earth a truly close up view of the dwarf planet Ceres' distinctive bright spots, and they …

Astronomy

Adorable Preemie Twin Girls Playfully Pose for Creative Portraits

Though they're only eight months old, twins Leia and Lauren have already stolen the hearts of thousands on Instagram. Their parents are Singaporeans Amber Yong and Peter Lok, who initially decided to create an Instagram account for their girls "as a medium to document their growing journey." They …

Exercise Matters, But Does It Effectively Promote Weight Loss?

Need to lose weight? <i>Eat less. Move more.</i><p>You've probably heard those guidelines as the simplest requirements for achieving weight loss. But they also happen to be the same methods that increase bodily hunger. If you aren't convinced, try skipping a meal while adding an extra Zumba class to your …

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

12 vintage photos that show the chaos of airports as 'the golden age' of air travel came to an end

During air travel's "golden age," passengers flew in style — sitting in large, comfortable seats, eating gourmet food, and drinking custom cocktails while they relaxed on the way to their final destination.<p>All of that changed with the passing of the Airline Deregulation Act in 1978. Carriers were …

Harvard study finds yoga and meditation reduces healthcare cost by 43%

Practices like yoga, meditation and prayer can help curb the need for general healthcare services by almost 50 percent according to researchers.<p>A …

Tiny protein 'compasses' found in fruit flies - and potentially humans

Tiny biological compasses made from clumps of protein may help scores of animals, and potentially even humans, to find their way around, researchers say.<p>Scientists discovered the minuscule magnetic field sensors in fruit flies, but found that the same protein structures appeared in retinal cells in …

Biology

Do you have a food addiction?

Whether your thing is a bacon cheeseburger, a slice of chocolate cake or a bowl of pasta, we all love to indulge. And if you’re being honest, you’ve probably found yourself overeating on more than one occasion. Sweet, salty, or savory— you just can’t get enough.<p>But how do you know if your love for …

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Simon Makin<p>November 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in …

Marco Rubio’s American hellscape: The insane science denial that puts the planet in jeopardy

Rubio, Cruz and other GOP front-runners have it all backwards, and it is time to sound the alarm<p>In 2006, the Stern Review firmly developed the evidence that global warming will cost the world's economy far more than the cost of taking mitigative actions, but almost a decade later, the entire GOP …

Protein movement of hair bundles in the inner ear may preserve hearing for life

Hearing is made possible when hair bundles protruding from the tops of hair cells capture the energy of sound waves, converting them into electrical …

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this:<p>Recovery hurts. It is not all <i>Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay.</i> My, Oh my, What a Wonderful Day!<p>Nope.<p>Whether we're recovering from drugs, alcohol, overworking, gambling, perfectionism or codependency (which is the …

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …

Mysterious ‘gash’ forms on Wyoming ranch, unleashing fears of hidden volcanoes and earthquakes

When a pair of hunting guides noticed a crack in the ground in a remote ranch of central Wyoming last month, they didn’t think much of it.<p>When they returned to the location in the Bighorn Mountains a few weeks later, they were shocked by what they found, according to NBC Affiliate KUSA.<p>“There it …

Star Trek ‘tractor beam’ invented by British scientists

Scientists have tuned sound waves to act like sonic tweezers which can pick up and move objects<p>A Star Trek inspired ‘tractor beam’ which can levitate and move objects using sound waves has been invented by scientists.<p>The world’s first sonic beam can only move a tiny particle of less than one …

Sugar Is Toxic, Bacon Gives You Cancer, World Is Ending, What Else Is New?

Because nothing can taste good unless it's also slowly killing you.<p>First, we get the news that eating bacon and other processed meats can give you cancer. Now, a new study, published in the journal <i>Obesity</i>, claims to be the first of its kind to actually prove that sugar is bad for you. Previously, …

Diabetes

What happens to you just before you die? Chemists explain exactly how death feels

Slasher films are a lot of fun to watch. But what exactly would it feel like to get stuck in one?<p>Scientists have explored many of the things that …

Chemistry

The Disturbing Relationship Between Addiction and ADHD

According to research, about 25 percent of adults who are treated for alcohol and substance abuse also have ADHD.<p>Each of Niall Greene's report cards told the same story. He was a good kid, fully capable—but his teachers always added a caveat: "He's easily distracted.<p>"I found an awful lot of …

Why so many alien hunters are looking at this one mysterious star in the sky

Alien hunters are abuzz. A mysterious star called KIC 8462852 is their latest hope for finding an intelligent species beyond the Earth. And they are throwing every resource they can to find a way of confirming that aliens exist.<p>In a study first released online in September, a team of scientists has …