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The effects of space travel on the human body

Many people dream of travelling into orbit, to the Moon or even beyond. However those who experience the reality of spaceflight face a succession of potential health problems, says Richard Hollingham.<p>In the words of Star Trek’s legendary doctor Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, “space is disease and danger, …

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Rise, O Machines: Why Hollywood's Best Robot Stories Are About Slavery

<i>Almost Human</i> wasn’t great television. But the short-lived series—it was cancelled this week by Fox after a single season—had its moments.<p>The pilot showcased the casual murder of an android cop by the show’s human protagonist, and his sneering disgust towards the robot replacement assigned to him. …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Augmented Reality

6 scientifically proven things men can do to be more attractive

Every man wants to know what will make him irresistible to women — especially when it comes to things he can change and control.<p>How much time should he spend at the gym? What colors look best? Should he shave? We turned to science for answers.<p>References: Color, facial hair, posture, smile, muscles, …

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World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says

Latest IPCC report outlines the risks of climate change—and the lack of readiness.<p><i>Updated on March 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET.</i><p><b>The world is not ready for climate change, which poses a number of serious risks, says the planet’s leading body of climate scientists.</b><p>On Monday morning in Yokohama, Japan, the …

Climate Change

George Lucas explains how he invented lightsabers

Lightsabers, as Obi Wan Kenobi once said, are an elegant weapon for a civilized age. In <i>Star Wars</i>' galaxy, they're graceful and otherworldly things. In ours, as the 15-minute <i>Birth of the Lightsaber</i> featurette shows, they were little more than sticks onto which the movie's visual effects artists …

Star Wars

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

The Future

We must become a multi-planet species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in our lifetime is former astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The technology to reach nearby planets is …

Sustainability

NASA Predicts End of World As We Know It

As you burn fossil fuels on your morning commute and forget to toss your empty bottles in the proper bins, consider this: These days of relative luxury might be numbered. Rapid population growth, depletion of natural resources, and growing economic inequality could spell the end of civilization as …

Sustainability

Sony sells waterproof Walkman in a bottle of water

MP3 players are no longer the hot property they were 10 years ago, but Sony has come up with a novel way to get people buying.<p><b>MP3 players are no</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

19 Tips To Improve Your Lean Bulk Diet

Does this sound like you? “Yeah, I plan on bulking up, getting bigger and stronger and then when the time is right I’ll lean down.” How long will you …

Fitness

The Complete Nutrition Set Up Guide

<b>Why do you say keep an even split of macros across the meals?</b><p>At the moment I don’t feel that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that there are …

Macronutrients for More Muscle Mass

When it's comes to building strength and muscle mass, it’s not just about the weights you’re putting on the bar – proper nutrition is 75% or more of …

24 Amazing Food Swaps That Instantly Cut Calories

The path to sustainable weight loss, we've been told, is about a lifestyle change and a dedicated approach to healthy eating.<p>But, for those of us who …

Body image: how actors push their bodies to the limits

From Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club to De Niro in Raging Bull, here's a selection of dramatic physical transformations<p>Matthew McConaughey<p>Before: 84kg (13st 3lb/185lb)<br>After: 61kg (9st 8lb/134lb)<p>McConaughey has already scooped a number of industry accolades for his role in Dallas Buyers …

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The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author

<i>William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. If you are in the tech industry and haven’t read his books Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, I encourage you to go get them now on your Kindle and get after it. You’ll thank me later. In the mean time, following</i> …

7 Fat Loss Superfoods That Live Up to Their Hype

I honestly can't remember what food, but this woman was waxing poetic about its numerous benefits. I was at a dinner party having a conversation with another nutritionist, trying to tune her out, but this woman became so impassionate about this "miracle food" she was practically shouting.<p>Seems that …

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

15 No-Crunch Ab Exercises to Tighten Your Core<p>7 Moves for Rock Hard Abs<p>Ditch The Pooch! 15 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat & Tighten Your Tummy<p>Top …

Workouts

4 Things to Consider for Space Warfare, Such as How Bullets Fire in Space

As we develop plans for space tourism and, perhaps, colonization in the not-too-distant future, space warfare may also be on the horizon.<p>Here’s a …

Space Exploration

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• Fitness Tips<br>• Personal Fitness Training<br>• Fitness Videos<br>• Daily Exercise Routines<br>• Core Strength Exercises<br>• Body Building Workouts<br>• Healthy Diet Plans<p>Related …

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Sleep: the secrets of getting a good night's rest

The index card: sleep expert Kevin Morgan outlines the do's and dont's for both problem sleepers and everybody else

10 Forgotten Bodybuilding Exercises You Should Try

I wrote this on <i>throwback Thursday</i>, and decided to travel back to a time long ago before people brought cell phones to the gym floor and when TVs did …

Targeted Fat Mobilization

Here's what you need to know...<p>This plan isn't for those who need to lose a ton of body fat, but for those already on the fit side looking to target …

Exercise

Natural Muscle Building: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size

Table of Contents: +/-<p>1. Genetics of the Greatest Natural Bodybuilders in History<p>1.1. Comparing Modern & Classic Bodybuilders<p>2. Digging Deeper: The …

The Week In Numbers: The Farthest-Ever Confirmed Galaxy, NASA's New Moon Laser, And More

<b>7.5</b>: the redshift of light from the farthest-ever confirmed galaxy (it's so distant, it shows us what was happening just 700 million years after the Big Bang)<p><b>21 days</b>: the time these "pillownauts" spent lying in bed to help scientists study the effects of spaceflight on the human body<p><b>622 megabits</b> …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Workouts & Muscle-Building Exercises

75 min <b>duration</b><p>Yes <b>equipment</b><p>13 <b>exercises</b><p>30 min <b>duration</b><p>Yes <b>equipment</b><p>6 <b>exercises</b><p>2 weeks <b>duration</b><p>Yes <b>equipment</b><p>21 <b>exercises</b>

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