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Whales on the Wrong Side of the World

In May 2010, a whale showed up on the wrong side of the world.<p>A team of marine biologists was conducting a survey off the coast of Israel when they spotted it. At first they thought it was a sperm whale. But each time the animal surfaced, the more clearly they could see that it had the wrong …

Whales

For Thunderbolt and Lightning, USB-C is very, very frightening

The evolved, do-it-all USB spells trouble for Apple’s proprietary connectors<p>The new MacBook represents Apple's vision for "the future of the notebook." That future is defined by thinness, lightness, and an almost total abandonment of external connectivity ports. Other than the mandatory headphone …

6 Ways to Bring Good Luck to Your House

Common good-fortune beliefs.<p>These good-fortune beliefs and feng shui practices could bring a little luck into your house. For more, see what designs could bring bad luck to your house.

Feng Shui

Every Member Of The Avengers, Ranked

They're called Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but some of the are mightier than others. We've broken down all of the official Avengers — minus a few too …

The Curse of the Window Seat

There is much power in the window seat, and with great power comes great responsibility.<p>I've written about how much I love the aisle seat in the past, but to be fair, it wasn't until I became a permanent migrant to the aisle that I realized that the person in the window seat is really truly the …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Expert Advice About Which Mixers You Should Never Use

The problem with sweet mixed drinks is they taste so damn good. Unfortunately, these sugary libations could be contributing to your expanding waistline or a slew of other health ailments, including high blood pressure and diabetes. No one is going to put alcohol on the list of health supplements, …

Can You Die From Sleep-Deprivation?

The short answer? Yes, total sleep deprivation can almost certainly kill you. What's less clear is how it does it.<p>Before we get to the experimental …

Shippers at every port on the west coast will stop working this weekend

However, the Pacific Maritime Association said terminal yard, rail and gate operations at the ports, which handle nearly half of U.S. maritime trade and over 70 percent of imports from Asia, will go on at the discretion of terminal managers through Saturday and Sunday, the group said.<p>The …

Amazon Just Admitted It's Making Less Than You Think

Investors need to wise up to Amazon's accounting games.<p>Shares of Amazon AMAZON.COM INC.<p>surged after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings …

Super Bowl 2015: Latest MVP Predictions After Patriots vs. Seahawks Media Day

There are so many things that can be learned about the Super Bowl on media day. Most of the answers aren't serious—hell, even some of the "reporters" aren't—but some good points can be drawn from the interactions.<p>Not that media day has any bearing on who will eventually win the MVP award, but it …

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6 Alternative Flours for Gluten-Free Baking

If you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, you have to pay close attention to you ingredients. When regular all-purpose flour isn’t an option, …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket - Bon Appétit

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Lake Michigan

Central Heat, Oil, Wood : What’s Best For Heating Your Home?

For a few months throughout the year, more or less depending on your geographical location, heating your home is essential.<p>It is possible that the …

The asteroid that flew by Earth yesterday has its own moon

Yesterday, the mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 zipped right by Earth—the closest that one of that size will come to us until 2027. Today, NASA released radar images it took of the flying space rock, which revealed that another (smaller) flying space rock is orbiting it: Its very own moon.<p>The …

YouTube's video pick spells doom for Adobe Flash

By using HTML5 by default to deliver YouTube video, Google helps the Web root out Adobe's Flash. The next challenge for the Web: competing with mobile apps.<p>Adobe Systems' Flash software had a good long run as the technology of choice for bringing interactive splash to the Web, but Google is helping …

The 5 Weightlifting Mistakes That Are Screwing Up Your Workout

Make these changes to train smarter and recover faster<p>Trainers like to say that the most important part of any training program is consistency. If you don't hit the gym regularly, you'll never see results.<p>"But consistency can work both ways," says BJ Gaddour, creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT. …

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Marshawn Lynch deserves a statue

Much of the media is calling for Lynch to be fined. I say, give the man a raise.<p>Marshawn Lynch showed up on Media Day and answered questions for five minutes. In those five minutes he answered every question with "I'm just here so I won't get fined." He also had some Skittles and called someone …

Kim Kardashian

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

5 Parts of New York That Are Built On Garbage

New York was pretty much a cesspool in the 19th century. "We were a laughingstock," as anthropologist and trash historian Robin Nagle once put it. …

New Jersey

Herschel Supply Co. 2015 Spring Studio Collection

The Spring 2015 Studio Collection from Herschel Supply Co. displays quite a change from what was<p>The Spring 2015 Studio Collection from Herschel Supply Co. displays quite a change from what was presented in 2014. Whereas last year’s nautical-inspired range was vibrant and colorful, the company has …

A New Way to Explode a Star?

Among the most contentious unsolved mysteries in astronomy is the question of how, exactly, a white dwarf star explodes. Now, as described at the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting, a team of scientists has come up with an idea that just might solve part of the problem.<p>Nearly two …

Home Remedies to get rid of an Upset Stomach Instantly

When you feel discomfort or pain in your upper abdomen, you can call it upset stomach. It is actually a condition called Dyspepsia commonly known as …

6 Foods That Increase or Decrease Your Risk of Cancer

If you believe cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with little in your control to prevent it, you’d be mistaken on both counts. Most cases …

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' says Bill Belichick 'didn't make any sense' in press conference

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told reporters Saturday that after conducting an experiment to recreate a normal game day scenario, he claimed that the Patriots “followed every rule, to the letter” in preparation for last week’s AFC Championship game.<p>Belichick said that he studied …

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The NFL fined Marshawn Lynch $20k for grabbing his groin, but the league is selling prints of the photo

Earlier this week, the NFL fined Marshawn Lynch for his now-trademark groin grab gesture after doing it in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers.<p>In addition to the $20,000 fine, the NFL told the Seahawks that if Lynch does the groin grab again during the Super Bowl, they’ll be …

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The Price of a Missed Tackle in Seattle: $100

The Seahawks’ Secondary Credits Its Success to an Internal Fine System That Docks Players for Mistakes<p>Phoenix<p>Ever since Pete Carroll became their coach in 2010, the Seattle Seahawks have become famous around the NFL for using some rather unconventional motivation techniques.<p>Seattle’s players …

Pete Carroll

Bill Belichick Explains What Makes Russell Wilson So Good

Wilson has turned into a matchup nightmare this season because of his ability to make quick passes from the pocket in addition to his ability to scramble and extend plays.<p>The latter will be one of the Patriots' biggest concerns heading into the Super Bowl. On a conference call on Tuesday, Patriots …

Marshawn Lynch fined $20,000

The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for the obscene gesture he made after scoring a touchdown in Sunday's NFC …