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Forget the Big Bang, our universe may have formed from a Big Bounce

The universe is in a constant state of expansion and the general consensus is that this began as a ‘Big Bang’ – the universe bursting into existence …

Avoid Toxins And Save Your Money With These 72 Remarkable Uses For Simple Household Products!

You may be really surprised at how versatile everyday natural products can be.This following homemade natural products can bring you many health …

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Vegetarianism has been around for a long time, finding favor with many people, including Pythagoras clear back around 580 B.C. It’s been presented as …

Nutrition

How eco homes can cut your energy bills – or even make money

If there’s one type of housing that really has a buzz around it right now, it is eco homes. They help the planet, they help your pocket, and they can be incredibly stylish when designed by architects who know how to deploy energy-efficient techniques with verve.<p>The Oscars of the eco homes world …

NASA just broke its biggest rule in space in order to safely send humans to Mars

In the movie <i>Gravity</i>, Sandra Bullock is the sole survivor of her space shuttle colliding with a Russian satellite—experienced astronaut George Clooney has just sacrificed himself to get her to safety. But at that point, there are still 40 minutes left to the movie, so, inevitably, she’s not safe at …

Space Exploration

99-million-year-old bird wing discovered

Scientists have discovered a 99 million-year-old bird wing trapped in amber that shows the similarities between dinosaurs and modern bird feathers.

Turner Broadcasting

China successfully refuels a satellite in orbit

China is now one of the precious few countries that knows how to refuel satellites in space. The nation's Tianyuan-1 system (launched aboard the Long March 7) has successfully topped up at least one satellite in orbit. Officials aren't describing the process beyond likening it to that for …

Police report surge in racist hate crime since UK Brexit vote

Anecdotal evidence and some police figures suggest there has been a huge rise in cases of racist abuse in the wake of the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union.<p>The National Police Chiefs’ Council revealed a five-fold increase in the number of hate crime incidents reported to a national …

Great Britain

Households Are Spending More, But Making Less

If it seems like you're spending more and have less — it's because that's likely exactly what's happening.<p>Americans are spending more on typical …

Scientists discover gut bacteria that influences mood by 'eating' brain chemical

For the first time, scientists have determined that there are bacteria in the human gut which depend on chemicals from our brain for survival. The …

Design Tricks that Can Make Your Home Look Cooler this Summer

If your under-air-conditioned (or not-at-all-air-conditioned) home has you feeling the heat, there are some small visual changes you can make to help …

Tour July’s Sky: Planets on Parade

<b>Sky & Telescope's astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. In early evening look for Jupiter in the southwest, with Mars and</b> …

Smoothies and fruit bars are latest targets in war on sugar

Fruit snacks, yoghurts and smoothies are to be targeted by health officials under new guidelines being drawn up in the war on sugar.<p>Scientists working with Public Health England (PHE) have ruled that certain snacks and drinks contain harmful “free sugars” which are being blamed for the national …

8 best games of 2016 (so far)

<i>It's the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best</i> …

UK's 'second deficit' threatens household living standards after Brexit

UK living standards are at risk of a “sudden stop” squeeze, economists have warned, as official figures revealed that the current account gap stands at “unacceptably” high levels.<p>The current account deficit - the gap between the amount of money flowing into and out of the UK economy - stood at …

8 Ways To Give Your Home A Rustic Look

When it comes to housing style and home décor, we all have different tastes and preferences, but the rustic style of housing is something that is timeless. Both on the outside and inside of houses, the rustic look is beautiful and charming, and not all that hard to create. Here are eight ways that …

Like Dining on a Terrace Over the Mediterranean

Tonight, you dine on tuna crudo under twinkly lights nestled in ivy, on a terrace overlooking an impossibly blue stretch of the Mediterranean …

Food & Dining

Kylie Jenner and Tyga Confirm They're Back On with Date Night at the Movies

Kylie and Tyga confirmed that they’re definitely back together with a night at the movies.<p>Jenner and on-again, off-again (now on-again) boyfriend …