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10 Beverages You Should Think Twice Before Drinking

You might want to make a few tweaks to your morning smoothie.<p>Turns out, even some of the "healthy" sips should be considered more carefully.

7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

Nutrition

The Most Delicious Warm Scones, Perfect for a Sunday Tea

Even if you didn’t book a ticket to London for Fashion Week, it’s not terribly difficult to pretend you are there. And it’s possible in just a few simple steps: Put the kettle on to boil, heat up a scone, and log on to Vogue Runway to see what Erdem and Burberry and their peers are proposing for …

Contestants Dazzle at World Beard And Mustache Championships

Beards

Rare system of five stars discovered

<b>Astronomers have discovered a very rare system of five connected stars.</b><p>The quintuplet consists of a pair of closely linked stars - binaries - one of which has a lone companion; it is the first known system of its kind.<p>The pair of stars orbit around a mutual centre of gravity, but are separated by …

Universe

The daily planet: satellite images from Google Earth - in pictures

Artist Benjamin Grant was inspired by astronauts’ views of the impact of human development on Earth to create the Daily Overview, a blog of stunning satellite images culled from Google Earth

Google Earth

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Ice Age

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

Secretary of Agriculture

Future cities may harvest energy from human footsteps

<b>(CNN) —</b> From footfalls to climbing stairs, to opening doors, the cities of the future will look at ways of tapping energy from all the mechanical energy we expend going about our daily lives.<p>When looking at the amount of kinetic energy produced in the average metro station at rush hour, or even on …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

Meet the new Bond car

Revealed on the 007 stage at the historic Pinewood Studios, the first new member of the Bond 24 film cast is the "built for Bond" Aston Martin DB10. The aggressively styled new sports car has been designed in collaboration between Aston Martin and the film's producers. Director Sam Mendes pulled …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

Exploring modern Paris to find the roots of Assassin's Creed Unity

The French Revolution! The only part of history class you didn't sleep through, thanks to the drama, intrigue and of course, Reign of Terror. Paris circa 1790 is undoubtedly the star of <i>Unity</i><i>,</i> Ubisoft's next <i>Assassin's Creed</i> chapter. Sure, the game looks damn nice and brings new gameplay elements …

Dolphins: Adorable, Playful, Not As Smart As You Might Think

Everyone loves dolphins. They're adorable, playful and super-intelligent, often called the geniuses of the ocean.<p>But recently some researchers have begun to question that last notion. When it comes to brainpower, dolphins might not be as special as you might think.<p>In a recent piece for <i>New …

Using Anthrax In The Fight Against Cancer

In the never ending search for cancer therapies, novel technologies are being explored, including the incorporation of the body’s own immune system. One particular area of interest has been the use of antibodies to target specific cancer-associated molecules and block their involvement in oncogenic …

Immunotherapy

Physicists Observe New Particle That's Also Its Own 'Antiparticle'

After decades of searching, physicists at Princeton University say they've observed an elusive particle that behaves both like matter and antimatter.<p>Yes, the discovery is an exciting step forward for particle physics, but it may also help advance the creation of powerful quantum computers.<p>In the …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Apple's big iPhones are a big imitation, Samsung says subtly in new ad

Samsung's US wing was troubled this week when its Korean office released somewhat stark ads mocking Apple. Tomorrow, it launches its own attack. It's a little more subtle. A little.<p>I'm not sure if you're aware, but Apple launched a couple of new, and rather larger, phones last week.<p>Oddly, it seemed …

Galaxy Note

Thinking About A New iPhone? The Ultimate 2014 Buyer's Guide Can Help You Choose

Tim Cook said Apple’s new iPhones will cause “the mother of all upgrades.” But with two brand new models to choose from, as well as two carryovers that are now just a year old and significantly cheaper, it’s arguably never been harder to choose from among Apple’s smartphone lineup. In addition, …