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11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

West Africa

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Animals Get Super Excited Over Spontaneous Fun Just Like You

Our furry friends are not so different from us. They can get a little spazzy over the simple things in life and enjoy the fun moments that’d you never expect. Whether it’s making snow angels or enjoying a well-made slide, the opportunity to enjoy some spontaneous fun is not lost on our four-legged …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

Baking

Stopping a crash in MotoGP is better than coffee

MotoGP shows you how not crash.<p>MotoGP provides some of the best racing found anywhere in the world. Those that participate are the absolute best at what they do, and unlike, say, Formula 1, the competitors aren't surrounded by a carbon fiber crash structure. This means you can always see what …

MotoGP

Norwegian Formula Offroad is absolutely terrifying

These Scandinavians scare us, and we like it.<p>Thanks to the WRC, we're more than accustomed to seeing immensely talented (and equally fearless) Scandinavian racing drivers. Flip through a rallying record book, and you'll find that most of the names have Nordic diaeresis or a Ø (minuscule). So it …

Off-roading

Does UK science have a fetish for the short-term?

Many of the biggest problems in science are tackled through sustained efforts over years or decades. But if science is a long-term endeavour, why are funding and careers so fixated on the now? Guest post by Andrew Holding.<p>This week, Neil Woodford, one of the best known names of UK fund management …

The Average American Worker Has Made No Progress In The Past Decade

The mass layoffs and sky-high unemployment levels of the Great Recession have mostly receded. What's left is a bigger issue: the fact that wages basically haven't moved in a decade for the majority of American workers.<p>A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, highlighted by economist Jared …

Income Inequality

Beneath the Clouds – Incredible Underwater Photography by Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is from Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, and her photography can make you want to live there too. She captures the full beauty of island …

Photography