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How Often You Should Eat, According to Science

You already know that if you want to lose weight, you’ve got to consume healthy, wholesome foods. Where most diet-confusion lies is in the timing and …

Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

Jupiter's icy moon is a candidate for harboring alien life—but would we know life if we found it?<p>Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is Earth just one of many inhabited worlds? These are some of the most fascinating questions facing humanity, and soon, thanks to a 2016 federal budget allocation …

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 …

Why You Should Consider Booking a Trip Through BJ's, Costco or Sam's Club

<i>Roderick Eime / Flickr</i><p>If you've ever shopped in a wholesale retail store like Costco, Sam's Club or BJ's Wholesale, you're probably more familiar with their barrels of cheese balls and 2-liter bottles of olive oil than you are with their vacation packages. While these membership-only warehouse …

100 Finalists Chosen for Mars Voyage

Gun rights groups await judge's ruling on California's 'microstamping' law

California's gun laws are among the nation's strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that "stamps" …

The Most Clever Ideas For Vehicles to Explore Saturn's Moon Titan

Forget a boring old rover and try nuclear-powered boats or quadcopter space drones. If we want to explore Saturn's moon Titan—with its liquid methane …

What are these weird Mars clouds? Stargazers aren’t sure

A huge plume of haze extending more than 600 miles from the surface of Mars has stumped astronomers, with the cause of the unexpected extrusion still …

Astronomy

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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A balloon to the beyond: World View on savoring space tourism

Jane Poynter wants you to take a trip to space that's as comfortable as a luxury cruise. She's spent two years living in the sealed research lab Biosphere 2, and serves as president of Paragon Space Development Corporation, where she led development of the life-support systems for the 2018 …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

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Why are people so obsessed with Scandinavia?

A British writer fed up with Danish monoculture asks whether Nordic nations have really created the best societies<p>"I think it is fairly safe to say," writes British author Michael Booth in his outrageously entertaining new book, "The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian …

The Interview isn’t on iTunes, but it’s still easy to watch on Apple TV

<i>The Interview</i> has been made available for streaming and purchase online ahead of its theatrical release Christmas Day. YouTube Movies, Google Play, Xbox Videos, and a dedicated website are all offering the controversial comedy for $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to own in HD.<p>Notably absent from the list …

T-Mobile launches new $100 unlimited shared data plan

T-Mobile's latest salvo in the ongoing price war among US wireless carriers has cut the price of its unlimited shared data plan to $100 a month, a 29 percent reduction.<p>Beginning Wednesday, T-Mobile will offer unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for two lines on its new Simple Choice plan for $100 …

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Launch of new Orion spaceship has NASA flying high

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With the imminent debut of its Orion spacecraft, NASA is on a high not felt since the space shuttle days.<p>Shuttle veterans, in fact, are leading the charge in Thursday morning's two-orbit, 4½-hour test flight, meant to shake out the capsule before astronauts climb aboard …

Space Exploration

New CDC guidelines support male circumcision, but stop short of recommending the procedure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support male circumcision procedures for male newborns and teenagers in the US, according to a draft of federal guidelines released today. The guidelines stop short of recommending the procedure for all newborns. Instead, they suggest that parents …

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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Lumo Lift review: posture-tracking gadget is a straight shooter

Are you sitting comfortably? That’s the question the new Lumo Lift is asking, and hoping to encourage an answer in the affirmative by training its users to stop slouching and sit up straight.<p>The posture-tracking wearable from Lumo Bodytech is a small, pebble-shaped device worn discretely under …

DJI Introduces The $2,800 Inspire 1 Transforming Drone

DJI is the leader in drones and the company just introduced a radical new model. The Inspire 1 builds upon the success of the Phantom and integrates some of the magic found in the firm’s professional-level drones, including the ability to stream 1080p video up to a mile away. At $2,800, the Inspire …

Microsoft's Halo 5 Guardians multiplayer beta will make e-sports fans ecstatic (preview)

Microsoft and its 343 Industries game studio have turned the multiplayer version of Halo: 5 Guardians into something that e-sports fans are going to like. The companies have revealed details of the multiplayer beta, which will be unlocked on Dec. 29 for people who purchase the $60 Halo: Master …

Netflix now plays in 1080p on your iPhone 6 Plus

Did you buy that big, honking iPhone 6 Plus so that you could watch Netflix videos in glorious 1080p? If you did, today's your lucky day. Netflix has updated its iOS app to make full use of the higher-res screens on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, including native 1080p playback on the Plus; like your …

The device that can help block wireless surveillance

A team of artists, technologists and designers in Germany have created a device which they believe can block wireless surveillance.<p>The machine, called Cyborg Unplug, works by detecting wireless networks in the surrounding area and then acting against that signal.<p>BBC Click spoke to the team about …

Google Inbox invites opened to public

Want to know how you’re going to get in on Google’s alternative to Gmail with the app called Inbox? Wonder no more, fair citizens, Google is opening …

Nexus 9 review

It gets hot and runs slow — not a great combination<p>The Nexus 9 just isn't as good as it needs to be

Taylor Swift v Spotify: back catalogue removed from streaming services

All of Taylor Swift’s albums have been removed from Spotify and other streaming music services, in an escalation of the artist’s previous policy of “windowing” her new album releases.<p>When Swift’s new album 1989 was released on 27 October, it was not available to stream on Spotify and its rivals, …

FAA Updates Rules To Prohibit Drone Flights Over Stadiums

The FAA has updated their rules to more clearly prohibit drone flights over stadiums, the update to a “Notice to Airmen” or NOTAM modifies a previously existing restriction on overflights of certain stadiums by manned aircraft. The NOTAM was issued after the September 11th attacks and is justified …

Fitbit announces three new activity trackers, including a GPS watch

The last year has been a bit rough for Fitbit. The biggest thorn in its side has obviously been the allergic reactions to, and the subsequent recall of, its Force fitness tracker. Despite having spent the better part of 2014 without its flagship model on store shelves, the company still holds a …