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How All 32 NFL Teams Got Their Names

What do newspaper headline type and the New Deal have to do with the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles? Here are the stories behind the …

NFL

How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone

As the recent revelation over Google’s background tracking of your location shows, it’s not as easy as it should be to work out when apps, giant tech …

Apps

A lazy persons guide to strength training

Today I want to focus on an aspect of training that benefits more than just runners. Strength training. That horrible vomit-inducing type of training …

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

Amazon Echo

Why health insurers track when you buy plus-size clothes or binge-watch TV

To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies …

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Neuroscience

Anthony Kennedy, You Are a Total Disgrace to America

It’s been a few days now, but the shock of Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement hasn’t abated a bit. This is partly because of the ghastly …

Donald Trump

'Machine Learning President' Designers Have No Idea How the Mercers Got Their Game

When a group of about 40 players first tested out a live game called the <i>Machine Learning President</i> at a private event in San Francisco this February, …

Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland Sure Did Their Best to Spoil Infinity War

One of the most fascinating things in the lead-up to Marvel’s <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> was the cast admitting very few of them had seen a full script. …

How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America

“The boomers inherited a rich, dynamic country and have gradually bankrupted it."<p>Everyone likes to bash millennials. We’re spoiled, entitled, and hopelessly glued to our smartphones. We demand participation trophies, can’t find jobs, and live with our parents until we’re 30. You know the punchlines …

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We've got something for everyone.<p>We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood.<p>But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband Mirek was completely taken aback.<p>"I was lost in my own neighborhood," Lipska says. "The hair dye …

Mental Disorders

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Health

Ketone Ester: A "Superfuel" For the Elite and a Weird Trip for Everyone Else

The 'fourth nutrient' was created for soldiers, but I drank it anyway.<p>In November, the biohacking company HVMN revealed HVMN Ketone, a clear liquid …

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive<p>It was hard times for the bomber pilots that floated over Europe, their planes incinerating cities below, like birds of prey. Even as they turned the once-bustling streets beneath to howling firestorms, …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

CNN Exclusive: The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or …

Medicine

How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

Doctors Think They've Nabbed Culprit Behind Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Paralyzing Kids

Since 2014, doctors have been stymied by a medical mystery: People, mostly children, were coming down with a previously unknown, polio-like illness …

I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.

America can prevent shootings. But it has to come to grips with the problem.<p>These mass shootings don’t keep happening because we don’t know what to do.<p>With another mass shooting in the US — this time, in Santa Fe High School in Texas — many Americans are once again horrified and bewildered by what …

The Best Tablet Games for Kids

Kids tablet games from 'PBS Kids Games' to 'Toca Lab' to 'Monument Valley.'<p>Moses found this out the hard way: Come home with a tablet and your kids …

How to Make a Basic Jewelry Box from Scratch

By American Woodworker Editors<p>In Questions And Answers, Techniques<p>0<p>Pure & Simple Jewelry Box<p>Great-looking<br>wood and<br>brightly-colored<br>felt are a hit …

Creeping quackery: “Integrative” cancer care spreading in NIH-supported centers

Shifty and vague language provides a slippery slope to homeopathy.<p>More than 60 percent of NIH-supported comprehensive cancer centers in the US …

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Los Angeles

Michigan Governor Unleashes “Citizens United on Steroids”

Less than six hours after its passage by the Republican-controlled state legislature, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law this week a measure …

Try These ‘Love Hacks’ to Fix Your Marriage

After studying thousands of couples, the psychologist Eli Finkel has an explanation for the decline in people’s satisfaction with their marriages over the past four decades: It’s a matter of emotional supply and demand.<p>Many people are looking to their partners to replace the companionship and …

Making Your Own Custom Shortcut Keyboard

Via Hack-a-Day comes this cool shortcut keyboard project. Alex, an engineer at SparkFun, wanted to create a keypad populated with shortcut commands for the Autodesk Eagle CAD software program he uses every day to design circuit boards. On his Github page, he describes the project:<p>The keyboard has a …

Ralph Nader: The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the U.S. from the “Most Vicious” Republican Party in History

The Democratic Party is at its lowest ebb in the memory of everyone now alive. It’s lost the White House and both houses of Congress. On the state …

How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

<i>One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.</i><p><b>What is Medicaid?</b><p>It’s a public health insurance program largely for low-income people, though …

Health Care

Supplement Wildly Unreliable, Despite FDA Regulations

Lots of people have an opinion on supplements. But when you go to the store to buy one, you’d expect the amount of the active ingredient to be …

Pharma