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Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature, says researcher

Gift of hearing birdsong and trickling water is being lost to a process of ‘learned deafness’, says US scientist, as people screen out background noise<p>The tranquil chorus of the natural world is in danger of being lost to today’s generation as people screen out the noises that surround them, a …

Nature

Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday …

The Healthy Food That's Giving You Belly Fat

What you need to know about the Wheat Belly diet<p>Last month, searches for "wheat belly diet" spiked 580 percent, according to information released by Yahoo Search. Wondering what the diet's all about? It's built around the fact that modern wheat—even the stuff found in whole-wheat bread—causes your …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Self-improvement

The Original CES: See Crazy Photos from the 1958 Gadget Show

Caption from LIFE. Disposable plastic umbrella to be sold by stores to customers stranded in sudden showers by the inven<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ralph Morse—The …

Pictures in the News | January 6, 2015

Tuesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Bulgaria, where people holding national flags perform the national horo dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha River during celebration of Epiphany, the Christian holiday that celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men with their gifts for the infant Jesus.<p>…

Bay of Bengal

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans a Day

America has a drinking problem, with 2,200 people dying each year from alcohol poisoning. That’s an average of six alcohol-related deaths a day, a …

Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

Maybe Mom was right all along.<p>Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in all seasons.<p>Now, however, new research suggests …

Biology

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

Sustainability

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

How Math Explains Saturn's Rings

The Enūma Anu Enlil, a series of 70 clay tablets, was found in the ruins of King Ashurbanipal’s library in Nineveh (on the eastern bank of the River …

The Secret to Business Success That Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Marketing is vital, but it won't accomplish much without a system for keeping your products and services relevant. This expert can show you how.<p>We spend a lot of time in this column talking about how to get people to notice and buy whatever it is you're selling. However, when you focus on marketing …

Innovation

AirAsia, MH370 incidents very different

<i>What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and will we ever find it? Watch "Vanished: The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370" tonight at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- An airliner vanishes over the waters of a Southeast Asia ocean. There's no distress call, no wreckage, nothing but water and questions.<p>…

UFO And Alien Egyptian Artifacts Discovered In Jerusalem Kept Secret By Rockefeller Museum

Alien and UFO circles are abuzz with claims of remarkable ancient Egyptian artifacts discovered in the former Jerusalem home of the famous …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …