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Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow

<i>Summary: Researchers report a significant decrease in cerebral blood flow after physically fit older adults stop exercising for a short period of</i> …

The 30 most beautiful city parks around the world

City parks serve an important purpose: in the midst of the world's biggest population centers, they provide a sense of peace and relaxation.<p>And the best part is that most of them are free.<p>Some parks are massive green spaces, while others encompass mountain ranges, museums, and palaces. No visit to …

National Parks

10 Bucket-List Adventures in the U.S. National Parks

Paddling past giant glaciers, sand boarding down towering dunes and driving a sled-dog team through Alaskan wilderness are only a sampling of the …

A 10 step guide to de-cluttering your home (and life)

Clutter has a nasty habit of creeping up on us. One day it’s only a magazine and a takeaway menu on the countertop, and suddenly it’s a horde of …

This Company Lets Kids Design Their Own Clothes

One day, mother of two, Jaimee Newberry, came up with a brilliant idea to sew her daughter a dress that was based on her own drawing. The dress was …

Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Nature, According to Science

You might want to make that dream of living in the woods a reality ASAP.<p>According to a new study published in <i>Environmental Health Perspectives</i>, American women who live in homes surrounded by more vegetation have significantly lower mortality rates than women who live in areas with less …

Ecology

19 Frugal (And Easy) Ways to Update an Old Home

Even though I have a tight budget for home improvement, my wife and I have been able to make cheap changes that have the neighbors complimenting us …

Home Improvement

Scientists Have Finally Shown That These Ancient Stones Align With The Sun And Moon

500 years before Stonehenge.<p>For the first time, Australian researchers have found statistical proof that the earliest standing stone monuments in …

HOT FARE: Fancy a Trip to Ireland? United Has Base Fares of $85 Each Way, $385 Roundtrip

United and Air Canada have fares between Boston and Ireland — either Dublin or Shannon — from $385 roundtrip.<p>Fares are available for outbound travel …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

Drug Addiction

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel

The leaves start turning early in the resort towns outside Denver, but the city’s foliage takes center stage during October, when you can see it …

The App That Aims To Gamify Biology Has Amateurs Discovering New Species

It's dusk at a park in Dallas, and white sheets are pinned up next to tall trees, fluttering like ghosts in the wind. They've been lit up with ultraviolet lights to attract moths.<p>A handful of people are holding up their smartphones, zooming in on the small dark specks that fly to the cloth.<p>"Bugs …

Nature

Tips on Toning Down Aggressive Households

Some households are noisy and full of roughhousing. Others are quiet and easy going. If the your household has been aggressive for a long time it wears on everyone in the family and emotional temperatures flare. Individuals lose sight of how to regulate their emotions to a talking level even though …

What does an inquiry-based, first week of school look like?

During this year’s staff orientation, we used inspiration from two blog posts (sowing the seeds of inquiry & 10 things to do on the first day of …

Teaching

Gogoro launches electric scooter sharing in Berlin - teams up with Bosch's Coup

Gogoro is on a mission to bring clean, green transportation to cities around the world – and since launching last year in Taiwan they’ve sold over …

Electric Vehicles

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

9 easy ways to free up space at home

Most people tend to accumulate the standard collection of furniture that has been used to furnish much larger homes for aeons. If they live in a …

Furniture

The Straight Man's Guide To Washing His Girlfriend's Clothes

Women, show this to the men in your lives.<p>A 2014 survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us women spend twice as much time as men caring for and helping household members every day. Fellas. You need to pitch in around the house.<p>And since the average person is likely to spend 23,214 hours …

Novel 'repair system' discovered in algae may yield new tools for biotechnology - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ITHACA, NY–A new way of fixing inactive proteins has been discovered in an algae, which uses chloroplast extracts and light to release an …

Earthquakes Do Not Kill People, Buildings Do - Engineering Buildings That Can Endure Earthquakes | Hi-Tech CADD Services

Structural engineers might have often heard of the saying that ‘earthquakes do not kill people, buildings do’. It is so true, and we have learnt this …

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Physics

Google is making it far easier for emergency services to find you in a crisis

The Californian technology company has created a new feature for Android called Emergency Location Service.<p>When you call an emergency number — whether for police, or an ambulance, or the fire brigade — it uses data from your phone like GPS and WiFi to work out where you are, then sends that …

Emergency Medicine

Scientists have created self-healing fabrics that also protect from harmful chemicals

Protective clothing is critical to the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals. A new fabric coating promises to not only neutralize toxins, but also to heal tears and holes on its own while the clothes go through the laundry.<p>The coating, developed by a team of researchers from …

Nanotech

6 Emerging Kitchen Storage Design Ideas with Form and Function

The kitchen is known as the heart of the family, a perfect place for hosting and bringing loved ones together over a good meal. It’s a space that …

3 Travel Tools Millennials Use and You Should Too

How to save time, money and discover local hidden gems with these new travel tools that Millennials are using to elevate their game.<p>Travel planning can be nothing short of a hassle.<p>Luckily, the market is full of new tools to improve your experience. The problem is finding the products that really …

Anthony Bourdain

The world’s most expensive coffee is a nightmare for the animals who produce it

The most expensive coffee in the world can go for $100 a cup, but it comes with a hidden cost: the well-being of a forest-dwelling cat-like creature native to southeast Asia.<p>Even in the world of specialty coffees and nitro cold brews, civet coffee—also known by its Indonesian name, <i>kopi luwak</i>—is a …

Coffee

Thirty of the best gadgets under £30

From innovative media streamers and VR headsets to super-compact memory storage devices and chargers, we select the best bargain gadgetry<p>Over-ear headphones<p><b>Sennheiser HD 201</b> <b>(£16.99)</b><br>Arrestingly reasonable offering from the stately German brand, and they ain’t too hard on the ears either.<p>Gaming …

Top 15 Amazing Basement Design Ideas – DIY Basement Finishing Costs Updated

<i>Ready to remodel that basement? What should you do with it?</i><p><b>Did you know?</b> That dark, cold, and empty basement can deliver some of the best returns on …

Home Improvement