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Netpicks: Everything coming and going on Netflix for January 2017

A new year brings lots of great movies to Netflix, including "Superman," "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Braveheart."<p>January brings five "Superman" movies to Netflix. Two of them are excellent, two are not so great and the other one is "Superman Returns." Speaking of aliens (because Superman is …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Consciousness

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.

10 Project & Task Management Tools To Try

a<p>If you find it difficult to manage your team and projects or find difficulty in keeping them at top productivity levels, then a project management …

How to Say You're Sorry, According to Science

Crafting the perfect mea culpa can be challenging. It’s hard enough to admit when we’re in the wrong—let alone to do so with grace and sincerity. …

Humans Infected Neanderthals with Diseases

Similar to how migrating Europeans spread disease to Native Americans, it appears that humans from Africa spread disease to Native Europeans and …

Native Americans

Barca face Messi-style Olympic choice for Neymar

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona will consider what is best for Neymar when they decide whether to release their Brazilian star for the Olympic soccer tournament at the Rio Games - just as they did for Lionel Messi in 2008, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.<p>Neymar, part of the Barca team on course …

Soccer

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

Physiology

New Loki Microbe is Closest Relative to All Complex Life

Loki’s Castle lies midway between Greenland and Norway, around 2,300 metres below the ocean surface. It’s a field of hydrothermal vents—black, rocky chimneys that belch out volcanically superheated water. And yet, despite the hellish landscape, life abounds here.<p>Now, fifteen kilometres away from …

Biology

National Geographic Travel

The Avian Flu Epidemic: Massive Impact, Uncertain Future

You might have to be an avid reader of medical journals—or a poultry farmer—to notice that the United States is in the midst of a slow-motion disease disaster.<p>The disease is avian influenza, and though it has not, as yet, affected any people, it is wreaking havoc nonetheless. As of Monday, almost …

Agriculture

Travel Lens: Max Lowe’s World

Montana native <b>Max Lowe</b> is one of National Geographic’s <b>Adventurists</b>, exploring the planet outside his comfort zone with a camera in hand. <b></b><p>Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens:<p><b>Megan Heltzel: You’re based in Bozeman, Montana. Why, out of every place on Earth, do you choose to make your</b> …

Travel Photography

Using High-Tech Photography to Reveal Ancient Rock Art

Human Journey<p>During the second part of our adventure into the dark realms deep within Dahaisi cave where legends say a giant white snake dwells, we discovered and documented an ancient pathway worn smooth by ancient visitors to the cave. However, the main reason we came to Dahaisi was to document …

Landscape Photography

What Locals Love About Cape Town

I fell in love with <b>Cape Town</b> at first visit, on the Tree Canopy walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden.<p>For Sarah Khan, a former New Yorker who moved to Cape Town and married a local, it’s all about the views. “Biases aside, it’s just the most beautiful city in the world,” she says. “Even …

Travel Photography

A Nossa Família Leonina – Our Lion Family

Changing Planet<p><b>NEW LION CONSERVATION FILM FOR EDUCATORS</b>– Projecto Leões da Gorongosa is proud to announce the release of a new educational film, free to wildlife and conservation educators across the globe. Set in Gorongosa National Park in Central Mozambique, where a bold new effort is underway to …

Conservation

Search for Ancient Teotihuacan King’s Tomb Takes Mercurial Twist

TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico -- A Mexican archaeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the …

Archaeology

A Disease We Thought Was History Is Making An Alarming Comeback

We worry about dying in a plane crash, not a car accident — even though the latter has a far greater risk. So it goes with diseases, where Americans tend to fear distant new threats, like Ebola, and ignore the bogeymen so much likelier to get us: heart disease, diabetes, the flu.<p>Those with the …

Public Health

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

This Planner Will Help You Get Organized AND Live Your Dreams

If your desk is anything like ours, we’ll bet that, despite your best intentions, it ends up covered with a miscellaneous array of Post-it notes, sticky tabs and colored paper as the day goes on. Sound familiar? Not to worry, we think we finally found a solution in one of our favorite forms: office …

Productivity

Humans' Amazing Evolution From Hunter-Gatherer to Safeway Shopper

Through genetics, nutrients, irrigation, and pesticides, we figured out how to lift the constraints that nature placed upon us, author says.<p>Ruth DeFries, chair of the department of ecology, evolution, and environmental biology at Columbia University, in New York, and author of <i>The Big Ratchet: How</i> …

Agriculture

ZMapp: The Experimental Ebola Treatment Explained

How tobacco may help defeat one of the world’s deadliest viruses.<p>Last Saturday in Monrovia, Liberia, neighbors stood in the street trying to block officials as the Liberian Ministry of Health brought 37 bodies of Ebola victims to a small plot of recently purchased land. In the midst of the burial, …

How to win wars by influencing people's behaviour

When terrorism is staged for YouTube and all sides are media-savvy, the military is turning to the behavioural sciences for help<p>In 1955 Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the project that developed the first atomic bomb, addressed the American Psychological Association. He warned that both …