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Why does dieting not work? Study sheds light

Many of us know from experience that losing weight is a feat of endurance. Some diets will work, others won't, and despite our best efforts, it might …

Neuroscience

7 High-Protein, Make-Ahead Breakfasts You Should Eat This Week

I love food. I also spend a lot of time researching and writing about nutrition. Which makes sense, because I'm a food editor and healthy recipe …

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Meet the world's most unusual pets that make a real change from cats and dogs

Lions, leopards, crocodiles and emus - when it comes to these pets it really is a case of don’t try this at home.<p>For some people aren’t satisfied …

Ball FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System - Best Kitchen Appliances In 2016 - Pictures - Chowhound

They brought you the beloved Mason jar, so it makes sense Ball would come up with a great way to fill and seal it too. Featuring SmartPRESERVE …

Trump’s foggy vision: Just how do you think America became great in the first place?

Trump supporters yearn for a return to the heinous process by which this country became great<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Good Men Project.</i><p>The Death of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru is one of the most iconic scenes in all cinema. Luke Skywalker, then just a simple farm boy on an irrelevant …

Internet of things struggles as use of smart home gadgets flatlines

The technology giants of Silicon Valley have long predicted that all our fridges, ovens and light bulbs will soon be connected to the internet. But British households have yet to embrace the so-called “internet of things”, according to new research showing that sales are flatlining.<p>Figures from …

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British History, Roman Britain, What the Romans did for us

Roman Britain<p><i>What the Romans did for us</i><p>Long before Julius Caesar invaded Britain the Romans had traded with these islands: Welsh gold and Cornish tin …

With a comfortable lead, Clinton begins laying plans for her White House agenda

The Democratic presidential nominee hits the road after her party’s national convention.<p>Hillary Clinton loses to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Hillary Clinton’s increasingly confident campaign has begun crafting a detailed agenda for her possible presidency, with plans to focus on …

Why Trump Is Wrong On California's Drought: It's Much More Than Farmers Vs. Fish

During a stopover in Fresno, Calif., Donald Trump remarked that the state has “no drought” and that the whole thing could be fixed if less water is allocated to save an endangered fish and a lot more water is instead, directed to the farmers. Put that way, he would be right — except that the …

With re-creation of 1500s garden, a reminder of when herb knowledge was a survival tool

At first blush, the dozens of clay pots on the Arbor Terrace at Dumbarton Oaks seem like the treasures of a plant nerd just back from a shopping spree. In one grouping alone, you find an array of thyme, oregano, lavender, scented geranium, sage, sweet woodruff and mint.<p>Step back, and you see a …

Can Planting More Milkweed Save Monarch Butterflies? It's Complicated

Monarch butterflies are disappearing.<p>Populations of these distinctive black and orange migratory insects have been in precipitous decline for the past 20 years, but scientists aren't exactly sure what's causing them to vanish.<p>So far, potential culprits include disease, climate change, drought and …

Archaeologists discover Stonehenge was surprisingly easy to build

Stonehenge might not be that impressive after all. While moving massive stones 140 miles through the mountains before the advent of heavy …

The Meaning of Life

Human beings are more than just a bag of bones and blood.<p>The religious traditions may disagree on the exact nature of the soul or spirit that animates the body.<p>They may differ on the details of what happens to us after we die.<p>But they're unanimous in their proclamation of a great truth: who we are, …

Lum Concept Portable Wireless Projector

With its versatile and gorgeous design, the Lum wireless projector decently stands on the table and delivers your favorite videos. You’ve been …

Meet the Massively Destructive Garden Weed That ‘Tastes Like Rain’

Gardeners hate it. Chefs love it. And now you need to get your hands on it.<p>Japanese knotweed is the absolute worst. At least, that’s what any gardener will tell you. Western chefs, on the other hand... Well, they’re discovering that it makes a great addition to a spring menu.<p>As more restaurants add …

Gardening

Watch 13 Billion Years of Galaxy Evolution in Just 30 Seconds

A lot happened in the 13.8 billion years of our universe's existence, and now you can watch a fast-forwarded version of most of it.<p>The simulation …

The dairy farmer betting on a different kind of milk

<b>Neale Sadler's black and white Holsteins look like regular dairy cows but there's a difference: his herd has been specially bred to produce milk that contains a particular type of protein, called A2.</b><p>The milk looks and tastes like conventional cow's milk - being marked today by the Food and …

Cincinnati Zoo gorilla killing: Animal behaviour experts question shooting of Harambe

Animal behaviour experts have queried the decision to shoot dead a silverback gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at a US zoo.<p>Cincinnati …

Ornithology

Growing Cloves - Quiet Corner

Tips for Growing Cloves<p>The Myrtaceae family, botanically known as Syzygium Aromaticum, is a tree comprising of the aromatic flower buds called …

25 Tips and Tricks for Smart Home Nerdvana

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a great little buzz word for Internet-controlled home automation equipment. Sensors and chips to control electronics have gotten so small and cheap that they can now be put into most electronics around the house. And apps on phones and tablets have gotten so smart …

18 Gifts For Moms Who Love Their Dogs As Much As* Their Kids

Two legs, four legs. What’s the difference? They’re both precious babies either way.<p><b>1. Canvas Pet Tote, from Love Thy Beast</b><p>Who wouldn’t want to carry …

10 3D Touch shortcuts no iPhone user should have to live without

The tech media has turned pretty negative on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus ever since Apple reported a sharp decline in sales. The company simply …

Renewable energy surges to record levels around the world

<b>New solar, wind and hydropower sources were added in 2015 at the fastest rate the world has yet seen, a study says.</b><p>Investments in renewables during the year were more than double the amount spent on new coal and gas-fired power plants, the Renewables Global Status Report found.<p>For the first time, …

Local hostas may look a little sickly thanks to fungi

I have always thought that hostas were very easy to grow, but mine have brown, tattered-looking leaves this year. What is the problem, and what should I do?<p><i>— Barry Hansen, Morton Grove</i><p>I have observed the same symptoms on hostas in many local gardens. It is likely that your hostas are being affected …

Gardening

Meet the 19-Year-Old who Figured Out How to Clean the World's Oceans

The Katerva Awards are the "Nobel Prize of sustainability." Here are three of this year's winners.<p>Our planet faces some serious environmental challenges that can only be solved with groundbreaking innovation. Fortunately, some startup founders and visionaries out there are providing just that. The …

Man Tries to Build the Greatest Cat Fort for His Cat

This man attempts to build the greatest cat fort for his beloved cat Jenkins. He got some help from his friends and the project began.<p>Meet Jenkins …

12 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend, and we hope that you also found some time to honor all the brave men and women who have given their lives …