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Phil Collins: 'I've Just Started to Work With Adele'

In a recent interview with Inside South Florida, Phil Collins revealed he's writing new songs with Adele. "I've just started to work with Adele," he …

Miley Cyrus

Solar Flares: Massive Radiation and Millions of Bombs

Share<p>What’s a solar flare? Glad you asked! Here’s what you need to know:<p>• Solar flares happen when magnetic energy builds up in the sun’s atmosphere …

Solar Cycle

If you happen to spot a Nine Armed Sea Star under the sand, perhaps it’s kindest to not disturb it

If you happen to spot a Nine Armed Sea Star under the sand, perhaps it’s kindest to not disturb it. But you know, since this one has <i>already</i> been disturbed, watch how it flips itself over from being on its back… and then proceeds to leave. (Wouldn’t you?)<p>Related reference: 8 Creatures You Think Are Fish, But Aren’t, with the sea star listed among them. Related watching: more videos about marine life.

New Zealand

Merino sheep are prized for their wool.Photograph by James L. Amos New Zealand is well known for its breathtaking landscapes.Photograph by Tui De Roy, Minden Pictures The giant weta, found in New Zealand, weighs three times more than a mouse.Photograph by Mark W. Moffett Cable cars like these run …

For Kids

5 Remarkable Facts About the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) - The Countdown #39

Tellin’ it how it was: An Oral History Project

Share<p>“Say nice things about me . . .” So starts an interview I did with my 90 year-old grandmother, Frances Dodaro Castrogiovanni, in June of 2011. …

Civil Rights

From the BBC’s Life in Cold Blood, Sir David Attenborough narrates as an anaconda – one of the largest snakes on the planet – gives birth…

From the BBC’s <i>Life in Cold Blood</i>, Sir David Attenborough narrates as an anaconda – one of the largest snakes on the planet – gives birth underwater in the marshes of Northern Argentina.<p>In the archives: more BBC videos, more snakes, and more babies.

Will Rust-Loving Bacteria Eat the Titanic? Yes.

Share<p>The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, and lay undisturbed till 1985, when it was rediscovered and spawned a mini-empire of movies and reality TV …

Seafloor

What if we could replace plastics and styrofoam with something much more sustainable? Something that wouldn’t fill our landfills, pollute…

What if we could replace plastics and styrofoam with something much more sustainable? Something that wouldn’t fill our landfills, pollute our beaches, or float out into our ocean gyres?<p>Meet Eben Bayer, the co-founder of Ecovative Designs. In 2007, Bayer and co-founder Gavin McIntyre developed the idea of combining mycelium from growing mushrooms with local crop waste to make a compostable biomaterial. Their goal: use it for packaging, insulation, shoes, fiberboard for furniture, and other …

Why do we get car sick? Sea sick? Air sick? Greg Foot of Head Squeeze explains. And here’s some related reading on ginger

Why do we get car sick? Sea sick? Air sick? Greg Foot of Head Squeeze explains. And here’s some related reading on ginger.

National Geographic Kids February 2014 Issue

Check out the February issue of <i>NG Kids</i> magazine to find out what your birthstone says about you, learn about a bobcat rescue, and find out 30 cool things about Russia!<p><b>Other Fun Stories</b><p>Outrageous Weird but True Facts<br>• Guinness World Records<br>• Bet You Didn't Know: Heart Facts<br>• Naughty Pets

Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Share<p>Celebrated on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday that honors the United States’ most famous civil-rights …

Learn Maths - Addition

Every bottlenose dolphin has a "signature whistle," like we have names. They whistle to identify themselves and mimic others' whistles to call them. In 2013, a University of Chicago biologist found that dolphins remember old friends' whistles for at least 20 years or more.

Trista Sutter: My Struggles Made Me Grateful

Millions of viewers tuned in to see Trista Rehn fall in love with Vail, Colo., firefighter Ryan Sutter on <i>The Bachelorette</i>.<p>Ten years after the couple …

Positive Thinking

How The Most Powerful People In The World Define Healthy Living

Politics, economics, technology and foreign affairs will be on the agenda, as usual, at this week's World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But some more unusual topics will also be taking the stage this year -- from well-being and mindfulness to the question of what it means to …

Low-Cal or No-Cal Do not help you Lose Weight

Why would your Diet Pepsi habit affect your menu choices? Some dieters might subconsciously add back the unused drink calories as a way to reward themselves for giving up high-cal lattes and sweetened sodas. Or it could have to do with the fact that previous studies suggest that diet drinks may …

Dad's Evolving Role: Good News, Bad News

A father brushes his daughter's hair while wearing the baby in a carrier.<p>A photo is shot. A sensation ensues. Viral immortality is attained.<p>Weeks later, that photo of blogger Doyin Richards with his two daughters is still being passed around, posted, and commented on. Thanks to that photo, Doyin …

Hawaii Murder Mystery Ends with Suicide

When the body of pregnant Brittany Royal was found in the waters off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island last May, her boyfriend Boaz “Bo” Johnson went …

Crime

7 Tender and Magnificent Lessons That Death Can Teach Us

<i>The author's mother, Grace Mundy, six weeks before her death.</i><p>Sharing a home with my mother during the final nine years of her life, and being her friend and caregiver through to her death was a walk through the valley of the shadow of death. It taught me the following life and death lessons that I …

Empathy

Order the Subway Old Cut and Other Secret Menu Items

Subway cuts the bread for your sandwich using a single slice from the side, but you may remember when they used to make a U-shaped cut from the top. …

Food

Autism Cases May Drop Under New Diagnostic Criteria

A study released on Wednesday says that the new diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 — often referred to as psychiatry’s diagnostic “bible” — could …

Make-Ahead Meals For Easy Family Dinners

The key to making weeknight dinners a breeze is finding recipes that allow you to prep components in advance. Taking an hour on Sunday to tackle some preliminary chopping and cooking will save you precious time during the week.<p>It's 5:45 and you've just walked in the door. The kids are starving and …

Does Working Out Make You Eat More? | Women's Health

So what keeps you from craving a post-gym energy fix? The researchers behind the new paper didn’t address it, but previous studies shed some light: A 2013 study from the <i>International Journal of</i> <i>Obesity</i> showed that tough workouts were associated with decreased levels of the hormone ghrelin (which …

Woman-Up! How to Become an Awesome, Mindful Father

From men I coach, I often hear complaints such as, "I go to work and make money while she stays home and JUST WATCHES THE KIDS."<p>My usual response is, "Dude, woman-up! When you go out the door to work, you're on vacation in comparison to what she's doing. She's got the real job!"<p>I've been a …

Parenting

Mom Sets the Tone {5 Ways to Reset Your Mood When Anger Strikes}

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone’s Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s elite Counterintelligence …

The top 5 things that cause brain hiccups

Why are we capable of complicated thinking one minute, and the next, our minds are thrown for a loop by the simplest of things?<p>Our brains balk at the …

Dr. Phil: You Teach People How to Treat You

Everything we do in life has a payoff. You go to work to make money. You go swimming because you enjoy it, or it helps you stay healthy. The same is …