Dieter Merk

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How to Run Without Getting Tired or Winded

New runners will often feel frustrated when they find themselves getting winded soon after starting a run. While some people will tell you that …

strenuous

Donald Trump Made Deal With Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, And It May Have Been About Russia: Reports

New questions are being raised about private talks between Donald Trump and retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that may have resulted in …

Donald Trump

Scientists may have solved a huge riddle in Earth’s climate past. It doesn’t bode well for the future.

Thirteen thousand years ago, an ice age was ending, the Earth was warming, the oceans were rising. Then something strange happened – the Northern Hemisphere suddenly became much colder, and stayed that way for more than a thousand years.<p>For some time, scientists have been debating how this major …

Global Warming

Netflix's Extinction Has Everything You Need From a Big Sci-Fi Blockbuster

Netflix's Extinction, directed by Ben Young, is an alien invasion movie with a prominent leading cast, starring Michael Pena (Ant-Man and the Wasp) …

Science Fiction

17 Little Satisfying Things You Probably Haven't Thought About Since 2009

There was no better feeling then seeing that red Netflix envelope in the mail.

Front-Facing Camera

Driver Leaves Walmart in Wrong Car, Doesn't Notice For 2 Weeks

She accidentally swapped her rented Nissan for someone else's Infiniti.<p>Auto Boulevard<p>An Ontario woman accidentally upgraded her rented Nissan for an …

Walmart

The World's Shortest IQ Test is Only Three Questions

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Widgets

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

Thai cave rescue: water pumps failed just after last boy escaped

The rescue operation to free the last of the 12 boys and their football coach from a Thailand cave could have been a disaster, divers have revealed, with water pumps draining the area failing just hours after the last boy had been evacuated.<p>Divers and rescue workers were still more than 1.5km …

Scuba Diving

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The “Ivy Lee Method” is stupidly simple, and that’s partly why it’s so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel …

Time Management

The 1% Now Owns Half Of All The Wealth In The Entire World

While wages stagnate, stock prices rise and the rich get richer.<p>If you’re lucky enough to be a member of the global 1%, last year was another good year to be alive (every year is pretty great, though). Your wealth bracket increased its share of global riches so that it holds just over half of …

Demographics

How to Deal With mshelper, the Latest Mac Malware

It’s been a long time since Apple could claim its computers were really virus-free. Even mighty Mac owners have to keep an eye out for the latest …

Governments need to act on energy-efficient buildings shift

Shifting to energy-efficient homes and buildings will help us reach our 2030 Paris Agreement target, and it will also reduce Canadians’ energy …

This week’s top stories: Apple announces March event & WWDC 2018, a 13-inch Retina MacBook, and more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Apple announces an education-focused spring event, Fortnite launches for iOS, a new 13-inch Retina MacBook in June, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. …<p>On Friday morning, Apple announced an education-themed event for March 27th in Chicago. While …

Apple Watch

Systematic Review Shows How to Maintain Sexual Desire in a Relationship

Maintaining sexual desire – the drive to engage in sexual activity – between partners is often integral to a successful, long-term monogamous …

AirDrop Is Your iPhone’s Most Underrated Tool

For all the complaints you can levy against Apple—user-hostile repair and upgrade practices, The Great Slowdown, removing the headphone jack—there …

MacBook Pro

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

commonexpressions

Elon Musk’s ‘Big F**king Rocket’ Is a Big F**ing Deal

SpaceX’s new spaceship changes the whole game of deep space voyaging by making it much simpler. This could be just the beginning of the New Space Age.<p>…

The $90 Light That Kills Bacteria in Your Kitchen Forever

Cleaning is still an excellent way to rid your kitchen of bacteria, but this LED light takes germ-killing to the next level.<p>There are only so many …

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially if You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate superfood, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s fiery statement about Sessions’s decision to fire him

“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played ... in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.”<p>Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been in the news a lot over the past two years, most recently for being fired by the Trump administration right on the eve of his …

Donald Trump

VW Beetle set for extermination

After a long and storied history dating back eight decades, VW says it will finally squash its iconic Beetle.<p>Speaking at the Geneva motor show …

How to reset your HomePod

Currently, HomePod works with only one Apple ID. If you want to switch to someone else's account, you have to reset your HomePod and set it up with a …

Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

Tips and Tricks: Resetting your Apple Music Listening Preferences

I signed up for Apple Music as soon as it was available to try it out, so I know it pretty well at this point. You would think it knows me by now, but more on that in a moment. I had been using Google Play All-Access before that at a discounted monthly rate, but never was super-impressed with the …

Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

IPad Pro

New On Netflix December 2017: Black Mirror Season 4, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, More TV Shows, And Movies

With the arrival of the holidays comes a slew of new shows and movies on Netflix. It's a particularly busy month for the streamer, with many holiday specials joining the service, alongside several Netflix originals and a number of new library titles. With popular titles like <i>V for Vendetta</i>, <i>Marvel's</i> …

Entertainment

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

If your iPhone ($500 at Cricket Wireless) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help prevent your texts from taking over your life. …

Apps

The 19 best movies of 2017 that you absolutely need to see

As 2017 comes to a close, a few movie trends are clear.<p>It was a banner year for superhero movies. "Justice League" aside, "Logan," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Wonder Woman" were all excellent.<p>It was a great year for horror movies, too. "It" and "Get Out" both terrified …

Little-Known Facts About Symbolist Master Gustav Klimt

To coincide with a new exhibition of his beguiling paintings in San Francisco, we present our guide to the notoriously secretive artist<p>Austrian …