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Quantum Theory's Most Incredible Prediction

(via PBS Space Time) Let’s talk about the best evidence we have that the theories of quantum physics truly represent the underlying workings of …

Quantum Mechanics

The 27 greatest movie franchises of all time, according to critics

But extensive film franchises have been around for awhile, and several older series, like the film adaptations from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth books, have received more positive critical acclaim on average than Marvel's. And some are only getting better as time goes on, like "Mission: …

Paramount Pictures

How to travel to Singapore 'Crazy Rich Asians' style for cheap

If you've seen the new movie "Crazy Rich Asians," which follows an Asian-American woman who discovers that her boyfriend hails from one of the …

Singapore

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Are We Alone?

According to different estimations the human species has been around for plus minus 4 millions years. What might seem a lot to the mortal human being is a mere blink of an eye in the timeline of the universe.<p>So young a civilization, we are nevertheless pragmatically discussing the cyborgization of …

Universe

This spaghetti-breaking problem stumped physicist Richard Feynman. Two MIT students have now solved it.

A quick Google search of the current biggest mysteries in physics turns up a daunting list of questions: What exactly is dark matter? Why does time only move in one direction? What happens inside a black hole?<p>But sometimes, as American physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman discovered decades …

Richard Feynman

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Weight Loss

Most quick cardio regimens for weight loss involve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves you gasping for air. And while they’re …

Exercise

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life

On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly confused form. The front page of that day’s New York Times carried a headline: “Scientists Discover a Form of Life That Predates Higher Organisms.” A photograph showed a man named Carl R. …

Biology

You Should Really Go to a Sex Resort

"You know in Jamaica there's only sex, sea and sun and I can give you all three," my driver asserted with a wink as I, already soggy from the Jamaican humidity, boarded his bus en route to Hedonism II, one of the world's leading sex resorts. I had arrived.<p><i>Mona Lisa</i> with her breasts exposed is a …

Leonardo Da Vinci

An Experts Guide on Muscle Building Diets

<b>Stacking on a few extra kilos of lean muscle bulk is one of the best ways to take your look to the next level.</b> Not only does it create a broader …

Exercise

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

Human Geography

Cunard Introduces Cruise on Tour Packages

The tours of three and four days are available on a pre and post-cruise basis.

Hong Kong

See If You Can Grasp the Size of This Gigantic Moose Sauntering Down a Street in Alaska

<b>It’s true, wildlife is just bigger and more abundant in Alaska.</b> But the size of this moose is next level. Prehistoric actually. The filmer, who …

Wildlife

Brave Groom Absolutely Accepted Stephen Colbert's Challenge and the Footage Does Not Disappoint

When FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb stated that his agency was going to enforce stricter laws when it came labeling plant-based beverages as “milk,” …

Stephen Colbert

This Simple 1-Question Test Will Help You Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Ask it to yourself. Then, ask someone who will tell you the truth.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>When Daniel Goleman published <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> in 1995, few had heard of the concept. The idea was primarily based on …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Bizarre Phenomenon That Intrigued Leonardo Da Vinci Can Finally Be Explained

The shape of water.<p>Whenever the 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci wasn't painting masterpieces or coming up with new ways to launch humans into …

Leonardo Da Vinci

This Ab Workout Is So Much More Effective Than Sit-Ups, Say Harvard Physicians

Crunches and sit-ups have long been staples of a typical abdominal workout. However, physicians at Harvard Medical School say there's a better way to …

Workouts

Scientists Have Found an Important Reason You Might Want to Reconsider Taking Probiotics

They can mess with your brain.<p>Bacteria used to have a bad rap. Then along came probiotics.<p>Suddenly it became impossible to avoid food products …

Wellness

Designing the Death of a Plastic

Adam Feinberg had no sooner made a bright yellow thin sheet of plastic than he had to shred it into little pieces. He chose an “I”-shaped mold for the logo of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is a chemist. Then, he filled it with the plastic bits and stuck it in a hot oven.<p>“I …

Pollution

Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts

1 of 10<p>Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Meliá Caribe Tropical Punta Cana, Dominican Republic<p>3 of 10<p>Divi …

Los Cabos

Clues to Mayan civilization's mysterious collapse may be held in ancient lake, study suggests

The innovative Mayan empire — with its impressive temples, calendar and artwork — mysteriously collapsed between the 8th and 9th centuries, leaving many scholars to question how such a seemingly advanced peoples could essentially disappear.<p>For years, researchers pointed at wars, famine and the …

Archaeology

Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study

The ancient mystery of who built Stonehenge has been solved, according to a breakthrough study.<p>A groundbreaking new analysis of the 25 cremated remains buried at the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire has revealed that 10 of them lived nowhere near the bluestones.<p>Instead they came from western …

Archaeology

A Master of Numbers and Shapes Who Is Rewriting Arithmetic

The 30-year-old math sensation Peter Scholze is now one of the youngest Fields medalists for “the revolution that he launched in arithmetic geometry.”

Mathematics

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, …

Medical Research

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Nuclear Energy

Scientists Have a Bold New Hypothesis For Why We're The Only Humans Left on Earth

Totally alone.<p>Forget language, or smarts, or even our flair for art. Our species represents the last of its kind simply because we've pushed into …

Anthropology