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Why Cinco de Mayo Is Celebrated

Behind the color and music of Cinco de Mayo lies the Battle of Puebla, the 1862 victory of the Mexican people fighting to be free from colonial domination.<p>Parades, brightly colored dresses, sizzling street food, festive music, and laughter fills the streets every May 5, a date circled in …

World History

T-Mobile to Buy Sprint for $26.5 Billion in Bet on Networks

T-Mobile US Inc. agreed to acquire Sprint Corp. for $26.5 billion in stock, a wager that the carriers can team up to build a next-generation wireless …

Telecoms

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Wellness

Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence

The late physicist’s final contribution to science: How many universes are there?<p>Fourteen billion years ago, in the moments after the Big Bang first set into motion all the matter and energy that would come to form our universe, something extraordinary happened. The very fabric of space and time …

Physics

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

Creaking knees, stiff back, dodgy shoulders… Age is no friend to the human body. So how are veteran athletes like Roger Federer and Jo Pavey still at the top of their game? And what can you do to keep up?<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra for middle age. The dread half-century reached, …

Exercise

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

Five Family-Friendly Board Games That Aren't Monopoly

It’s days into your family vacation and you’ve run out of things to talk about. Your brother has hashed out all the hometown gossip, and you and your …

How I Get It Done: Organizational Guru Marie Kondo

Marie “KonMari” Kondo is the Japanese author of four best-selling books about the art of organization, including <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying …

The social media ads Russia wanted Americans to see

Lawmakers publish all of the ads identified by Facebook as being connected to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency.<p>Russian accounts bought thousands of social media ads on hot-button U.S. issues ranging from Black Lives Matter to illegal immigration, according to members of the House …

Social Media

13 spooky science stories

Tis the season, after all.<p>It's Friday. It's also Friday <i>the 13th</i>. And it's <i>also</i> October, A.K.A. Halloweentember. You know what that means: it's time for some spoOooOooOooky science stories. Here are 13 of the most shudder-inducing tales we could find in the <i>Popular Science</i> vaults.<p>A mysterious …

Halloween Costume

50 Most Iconic Video Game Characters of the 21st Century

Pull together a list of the most iconic video game characters of <i>all time</i> and chances are there would be very few surprises. Classics like Mario, …

Top 10

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems

The rain began on Good Friday. It fell into the roofless ruins of Port-au-Prince's Catholic cathedral. It swirled through stalls in the market downtown. In the hills above Haiti's capital, the rain ran off the clay roof tiles of upscale homes.<p>No matter where the rain fell, it was all destined for …

Environmental Health

The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies

Many point to unromantic 20-somethings and women’s entry into the workforce, but an overlooked factor is the trouble young men have in finding steady, well-paid jobs.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there …

Japan

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Pharma

Why Are There Two Sexes?

Asexual reproduction can produce twice as many offspring as sexual reproduction without the hassle of finding and courting a mate. So why do most …

After Decades of War, Colombian Farmers Face a New Test: Peace

LOS RÍOS, Colombia — Every three months or so, Javier Tupaz, a father of six, heads downhill from his clapboard home to work in his cocaine laboratory.<p>Under a black tent in the jungle, he shovels coca leaves into a giant vat with gasoline, then adds cement powder — the first steps in his cocaine …

South America

We Spoke To Women Who Married Into ISIS In Syria. These Are Their Regrets.

“We were looking for paradise but all we got was hell.”<p>AIN AL-ISSA, Syria — Aisha Khadad was an English teacher, a wife and mother to two small children with another on the way, when Syria’s violent convulsions caught up with her.<p>A Syrian regime sniper’s bullet felled the 30-year-old’s husband in …

Islam

What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere

Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared.<p>So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto his outstretched hand, or she lands on her leg. Either way, you have a bad feeling a bone might …

Pain

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week | Inc.com

The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, and various other aspects of your well-being.<p>The weekends are also the time that high achievers and peak performers use to ensure growth and …

Productivity

The top ten best reviewed fiction and non fiction titles from the first half of the year: The Best Reviewed Books of 2017 (So Far)

With the year more than half way through, we at Book Marks thought we’d take a look back at the titles that garnered the strongest reviews since …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why<p>Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our …

The Brain

So You Want to Read The ’80s: Here’s Where to Start

I first read this book as a school assignment. Needless to say, I had a badass teacher. The story of Harry is an ageless one — a person brought into …

Books

The Thyroid Diet: How to Eat for a Faster Metabolism and More Energy

What does your thyroid do? In short, everything. Every cell and gland in your body depends on thyroid hormones to regulate its metabolism state. “The …

5 simple steps to lose body fat - TODAY.com

Most of us are trying to lose a little (or a lot) of weight. We know veggies are low in calories and high in fiber, and that your favorite grass-fed beef burger is packed with protein. But you still may be wondering how to put all this healthy goodness together to lose body fat. Here are five tips …

The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube

Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.<p>Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums and absurd demands. <i>(No, I want</i> this <i>banana, not that one, which looks identical in every way but</i> …

Kids

The Inside Story Of SoundCloud's Collapse

SoundCloud was once a platform beloved by listeners and creators, whose leaders hoped to revolutionize the music industry. Hamstrung by management mistakes and fierce competition, they never did. Here's the story of how it all came crashing down.<p>If you want an example of when SoundCloud’s mission …

SoundCloud

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health.<p>Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.<p>About a third of dementia cases might actually be avoided by living a lifestyle that …

Dementia