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Here's the workout Michael B. Jordan used to get in insane shape for his boxing movie, 'Creed'

But the "Rocky" franchise brought it up another level. The physiques of Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (who by the third film looks ridiculously cut) was the inspiration for many during the exercise craze in the late 1970s to early '80s.<p>Now the bar has been …

Michael B. Jordan

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient<p>High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of …

Cannabis

The Friendliest Cities In The U.S. For 2015

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Charleston, South Carolina | Courtesy of Restoration on King<p>For the third year running, we've asked <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers' Choice Awards survey, especially with respect to where you felt welcome. Read on to see …

South Carolina

Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …

Protein

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

This guy figured out a way to get free Starbucks every day — and it's driving his barista crazy

One of Halsey's most excruciating customers — let's call him "Mr. X" — is also the most brilliant. He figured out a way to game the Starbucks Card so he gets a free drink every day of his life.<p>As Halsey explains, Mr. X bought 365 Starbucks Cards and registered each one for a different birthday — so …

Coffee

Here’s Samsung’s Answer To The Apple Watch

Last week, Samsung held a big conference in New York. While many anticipated the announcements of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company also teased a new upcoming device — the Samsung Gear S2. This new smartwatch looks nothing like the Samsung Gear S. It’s a smaller, more …

This startup is developing an electric car battery that can charge in minutes

Tesla’s fast chargers can add about 170 miles worth of electricity to its cars’ batteries in about 30 minutes. If an Israeli startup achieves its …

Tiny, Sophisticated Human Brain Grown In A Dish

It’s as advanced as the brain of a five-week-old fetus<p>Researchers from Ohio State University have made the most sophisticated lab-grown brain yet, according to results presented yesterday at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium. It could provide a new way to understand how genes and …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

How does Microsoft Edge stack up against Chrome, Firefox and other browsers?

Now that the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 10 has begun rolling out to Windows Insiders, we can finally begun making accurate …

A new startup has emerged to take on Tesla and wants to deliver cars by 2017

Tesla has been the leader in pure EVs for quite some time now. Tesla is one of many Silicon Valley EV startups, but it's the only one to actually make it to production and become profitable.<p>All of these other EV startups are nothing more than smoke and mirrors. New car companies claim to be …

Startups

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

Mathematics

Is this the end for apps?

Contextual information is changing the world. We have more data available to us than ever before, and much of it is being generated and consumed by the mobile devices in our pockets. Right now, businesses are creating systems and apps that will enable us to act on that data to automate our …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

The Road Ahead: Toyota Tops Tesla, Boasting 312-Mile Range For Mirai

Toyota’s statement last week that its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will get 312 miles between fill-ups is a shot across Tesla Motors bow.<p>Toyota’s Jim Lentz announced on Tuesday at a conference in Colorado that the automaker’s upcoming fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 …

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains the 4 most common mistakes people make in a pitch

Each "Shark Tank" segment lasts about 10 minutes, but the footage is edited from typically an hour-long presentation by an entrepreneur or team of them trying to sell a piece of their company for capital that will allow them to grow.<p>The show may be entertaining, but it involves real money and …

Entrepreneurship

Watch: Here's What Happens When You Pour Gallium Over An iPhone 6

Sometimes science is just plain awesome, and today is one of those times. The reason for that is a YouTube video that we stumbled across which shows …

Galaxy's Huge Black Hole Puts on Spectacular Fireworks Show (Video)

The supermassive black hole at the center of a far-off galaxy is putting on a fireworks display of cosmic proportions.<p>Scientists captured the …

Six surprising habits that accelerate fat loss

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …

This futuristic airliner could carry 800 people and be powered by hydrogen

Designer Oscar Viñals has envisioned the future. And the future is the Progress Eagle rendering.<p>This is unlike any airliner we've ever seen before. The design and engineering are a complete departure from current passenger jets. The Progress Eagle has wings. But that's about all it has in common …

The grid will not be disrupted: why Tesla’s Powerwall won’t catalyze a solar revolution

When Tesla Motors debuted the Powerwall home storage battery at a glitzy launch at the end of April, the press and blogosphere hailed CEO Elon Musk …

Energy

T-Mobile's new phone leasing program lets you upgrade three times a year

Jump On Demand is the carrier's latest move to sell you smartphones<p>T-Mobile today announced a new smartphone leasing program called Jump On Demand. With the new program, customers pay a monthly fee in addition to their service plan that provides them with a new smartphone and the ability to trade …

Yahoo's trying to trick you into switching search engines

Thinking about how much you'd like to try Yahoo's search engine instead of Google or even Bing? Us neither, but you may end up with it anyway if you're not careful during your next Java update. CEO Marissa Meyer told shareholders yesterday that Yahoo has teamed with Oracle on a new partnership …

Cellphone Inventor’s Futuristic Prediction About Where You’ll Soon Find Mobile Phones

Martin Cooper, the father of the cellphone, said as an innovation this technology is “perhaps as important as the invention of the wheel.”<p>In a recent interview with Motherboard, Cooper talked about the history of how the cellphone we know and love today came to be and where he thinks it’s going in …

Microsoft ignored focus group feedback about 'leering' Clippy

What was wrong with Clippy? Well, where to start. Microsoft's now-defunct digital assistant has long been a byword for disastrous software design, but it seems there are still new lessons to be learned from the anthropomorphic paperclip's demise. One problem identified in the recent documentary</i> …

The Supreme Court Just Destroyed Our Constitution and Named Obama King of America

The Supreme Court just announced its decision in King v. Burwell. By holding for the Obama administration, the high judges took a sledgehammer to one of the pillars of U.S. government: Separation of powers, and paved the way for the president to be tyrant.<p>The word “tyrant” appears four times in our …

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How Long, Slow Runs Help You Build Muscle

Bro science says slow cardio eats away your gains. But a top expert says it’s the exact opposite<p>There’s a terrible rumor going around the fitness world. And if you’re training by it, you’re sabotaging your muscle gains.<p>The claim is that long, slow bouts of <b>cardio</b>—a.k.a. aerobic exercise—hinder your …