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The New Classics: 21 Writers Tell Us Which Books They’d Add to the Canon

What makes a book a classic? We’ve been revisiting the question recently thanks to a piece by Laura Miller at Salon,which explored what makes a book …

Hidden Los Angeles

Ready for some lunch? Well, here are the local finalists in Yelp's "Top Places to Eat in America" list:<p>5. Porto's Bakery, Burbank<br>10. Joe's Falafel, …

Why all we knew about planets is wrong

We thought we knew how planets form, but the discovery of hundreds outside our Solar System changed all that, even what type of world can house life like ours.<p>Up to only a couple of decades ago the perception of our Solar System was so simple. Every planet is unique: Saturn has its spectacular …

Universe

We’re all Martians, aren’t we?

The notion that life on Earth has extra-terrestrial origins has provided fertile ground for scientists and science fiction writers alike. With one key difference.<p>It’s the greatest story ever told. But any decent publisher would most likely reject even the latest draft of the complete chronological …

Science Fiction

Do all animals need sleep?

It might seem natural, but as Maddie Moate from Earth Unplugged explains scientists still don’t know whether every species needs a snooze – especially as it is difficult explaining what sleep actually is.<p>For something that takes up a third of our life, we actually know very little about why we need …

Fish

30-Minute Outdoor Workouts: The Best Outdoor Exercise for the Pool, Trail, Park, Playground

Exercise 1 50:50<p><b>Works shoulders, triceps, chest, back, abs, waist, hamstrings, and inner and outer thighs</b><p>Standing in chest-deep water at the shallow end of the pool, extend your arms down along the sides of your body with your palms facing behind you. Keep your left leg straight and lift it back so …