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Fitness: How to Get Rid Of Man Breasts Through Exercise.

As a man you may want to have lean, sculpted muscles that let you rip off your shirt without any hesitation. When you start to gain excess body fat …

These Photos of Winter Storm Jonas as Seen from Space Are Incredible

Courtesy of astronaut Scott Kelly.<p>The photos taken of Winter Storm Jonas from the sidewalks, highways, and backyards of the East Coast show mounds of snow and stranded motorists, an entire chunk of the country hunkered down to wait out the blizzard. Up in the International Space Station, NASA …

Give me the Eagles over Punk any day

When I heard that Glenn Frey of The Eagles had died last week, I recalled the time when, as a safety-pinned 17-year-old hack writing for the then-cool pop paper New Musical Express in the late 1970s, I was sent to review the laid-back Californian troubadors at Wembley Stadium as a punishment. My …

Foods For Brain: 8 Essential Nutrients For An Aging Brain

Warding off cognitive decline as we age could be a question of getting enough of eight nutrients that Linda Milo Ohr, contributing editor of the …

Has Our Generation Actually Forgotten How To Love Someone?

Amidst grabbing those dream jobs, working our asses off, telling the world what's on our minds, and trying to socialise with a bazillion people, our …

Relationships

The Super Shake That Helps You Build Muscle Faster

You can’t bulk up if you’re not giving your body the right nutrition. Add these protein shakes to your diet and you’ll see results<p>Putting on muscle is simple in theory: lift weights and take in more calories than you burn.<p>But in reality, it’s an arduous process. You have to diligently follow a …

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Do Microbes Get Stressed?

Welcome back. Here is the second part of my three-part series on stress, in which I explore whether the organisms I talk about most on this blog—plants, microbes, and insects—get stressed out. For more on why I’m doing this, check out last week’s post about plant stress.<p>This week I’ve been thinking …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Science of Building a Better Six-Pack

Discover the best ways to melt your middle and chisel a rock-hard core<p>The fitness industry is a crazy business, especially when it comes to abs. For example, if you want to reveal your six-pack, you generally have two product choices.<p><i>1. The too-easy-to-work method.</i>You know this better as "5-minute …

Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it<p>Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.<p>A study …

10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

GIF Animations

Candy-Colored Photos on Instagram by Matt Crump

Best Instagrammers: Matt Crump’s minimalist, candy-colored photography.<p>Matt Crump is a self-taught photographer. He studied art direction at the …

Biocoding For Beginners

By Ciara Byrne7 minute Read<p>Cathal Garvey used to work in cancer research. Now he is the scientific director of IndieBio, a biotech accelerator based …

San Francisco

The Most Thoughtful Gifts You Can Buy This Holiday

By Lauren Appelwick<p>Around the holidays, it's easy to get wrapped up in gift-giving traditions that begin to feel like obligations. I've often found …

6 Reasons Women Should Strength Train Like Men

Seriously! Read up on the 6 INCREDIBLE benefits of lifting<p>Other than the showers, the weight room is probably the most sex-segregated place in any gym. The body benefits of lifting and strength training are clear, yet the gender split persists: most of the gymgoers inside are men. So what's keeping …

The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths

Chances are some bogus training advice has wormed its way into your fitness regimen. Time to root it out. Here are the ten performance myths holding you back, from pre-race stretching to the evils of high-fructose corn syrup. Plus: Three truisms that are still up for debate.<p>Myth #1: Stretching …

Biology Will Create The Next Wonders Of The World

Protocells–chemicals that perform like living organisms despite not being alive–might hold the key to a new kind of construction.<p>Humans have been around for more than 200,000 years, but only now are we beginning to understand just how intimately our health and our future is connected to the …