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CrossFit and HIIT Married, and This 20-Minute Fat-Burning Workout Was Born

Grab a bike, a rower, and a pair of light to medium-weight dumbbells and get psyched to work your entire body! We did this workout in my CrossFit Burn class, which is a boot-camp-style workout that involves no barbells but utilizes every other piece of equipment in the gym, like dumbbells and other …

Workouts

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

Scientists sequence wheat genome in breakthrough once thought 'impossible'

Sequencing the wheat genome – once considered by scientists to be an insurmountable task – has been achieved through a worldwide collaboration of researchers spanning 13 years.<p>On Friday the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published a detailed description of the genome of …

Genetics

These Swirls of Light Could Be Signs of a Previous Universe Existing Before Ours

Something feels familiar.<p>If our Universe happened to be locked in an eternal heartbeat of expansion and collapse, black holes would leave an …

Physics

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Fat-Loss Pyramid Shows What's Most Important

Experts used to tell us to do hours of cardio to lose weight, but now fitness trainers agree that cardio isn't necessary, and the hunger caused by strenuous cardio could actually cause weight gain. This is great news if you despise cardio, because the pyramid above designed by NASM-certified …

Muscle

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

A terrifying prediction from 1912 is so creepily accurate that people think it's fake. It's not.

A newspaper article in 1912 warned about climate change.<p>The debate over coal continues to rage across America. As recently as the 2016 presidential …

Climate models predict the world will be 'anomalously warm' until 2022

The next four years are going to be anomalously warm – even on top of regular climate change. That’s according to new research my colleague Sybren …

Climate Change

Guernsey woman uses 1,000 year old law which appeals to a Norman Duke to attempt to halt roadworks

A Guernsey woman has used a 1,000 year old law which appeals to a Norman Duke to attempt to halt roadworks.<p>Rosie Henderson invoked the ‘Clameur de Haro’ by kneeling near the construction site and shouting "Haro! Haro! Haro! A l'aide, mon Prince, on me fait tort", then "Come to my aid, my Prince, …

Kia Motors

World's Ten Most Liveable Cities, Not One American

Of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, not one of them is in these 50 states.<p>According to the Global Liveability Index, a measurement of the world’s best cities to call home, not a single U.S. city was good enough to make the cut. Canada had three cities, by comparison, including Calgary …

Top 10

If You're Starbucks-Obsessed but Watching Your Calories, You Need to See This Infographic

For your caffeine needs, Starbucks always has your back, but grabbing a Starbucks or two doesn't always mean the same thing. This infographic posted by Graeme Tomlinson, known on Instagram by his 109K followers as thefitnesschef_, is an eye-opening visual to bring awareness to the calorie counts of …

Coffee

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

13 Buddhist Jokes That Will Enlighten Your Day

Buddhists are one of the least understood religions out there, not because of a disinterest in understanding it, but because of so much …

Meditation

Police in Germany rescue man being chased by baby squirrel

German police have rescued a man after he called for help saying a baby squirrel would not leave him alone.<p>Emergency services received a call on Thursday from the man, who claimed he was being chased down the street by the tiny animal.<p>Police in Karlsruhe said the unnamed man called them in …

Emergency Medicine

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

It's NOT working out! Hilarious photos capture the most disastrous gym sessions of all time - including a man spied SITTING on the treadmill and another reclining with a book

Dragging yourself to the gym after a long day at work can be a struggle at the best of times.<p>But these reluctant gym-goers, exposed on Bored Panda, …

Sitting

Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent

During the rise of mammals, Earth's temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon.<p>They were strange days at the beginning of the age of mammals. The planet was still hungover from the astonishing disappearance of its marquee superstars, the dinosaurs. Earth’s newest …

Climate Change

Why so many people sleep in McDonald's in Hong Kong

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> In just five years there's been a sixfold increase in Hong Kong's so-called McRefugees -- residents who spend their nights sleeping in 24-hour McDonald's outlets across the city -- a survey has found.<p>The study, conducted by the non-profit Junior Chamber International (JCI) Tai …

Hong Kong

The Coming Worm Apocalypse Should Terrify You

Worms may not be warm and fuzzy, but their essential role in many ecosystems across this planet makes them canaries in the agricultural coal mine.<p>You …

Farming

A Trainer Shares an Effective Strength Training and Cardio Schedule to Get Rid of Fat

Although a magical formula for losing body fat doesn't exist, we may have come pretty damn close. To be fair, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution, nor is it easy by any means, but Corey Phelps, NASM-certified personal trainer, certified BASI Pilates teacher, and TRX and Spinning instructor, …

Workouts

Long-lost Roman library reemerges in Germany after 2,000 years in darkness

When the Romans expanded across Europe 2,000 years ago, they made inroads into almost every corner of the continent, fighting as far away as Scotland and sending its coins to what today is Estonia.<p>But Germany posed a particular challenge. In the year 9 of our modern calendar system, the Romans …

German History

Ferrero will pay you to move to Italy and become a professional Nutella tester

If you've got a sweet tooth, we've got a gig for you — so long as you're willing to pick up and move to a charming town in Italy.<p>The Ferrero company, maker of popular confectionary treats like Nutella spread, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Tic Tac mints, and Kinder candies, is looking for 60 "sensory …

Dessert

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

Train Your Body To Fuel Efficiently With Fasting Runs

By training the body to better use its fat stores, you'll become a more efficient runner.The post Train Your Body To Fuel Efficiently With Fasting …

Marathons

These pictures put northern Europe’s heatwave in perspective

Newly-released images from space have highlighted the effects of this month’s heatwave on parts of northern Europe.<p>Pictures released by the European Space Agency show how the higher-than-normal temperatures have left the earth brown.<p>They were taken from from a satellite funded by Copernicus, the …

Europe

"Octonion" Math Could Underpin Physics

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Physics

Here’s What Foam Rolling Is Actually Doing When It Hurts So Good

Roll through the pain. We’ve all done it—in that it “hurts so bad I want to stop, but I know if I stop I’ll regret it” sort of way. Maybe before a …

Massage Therapy

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics