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How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

A Lifetime of Friendship: Pets and Their People

Dogs' lives are too short.<br>Their only fault, really.<br>-Agnes Sligh Turnbull<p>Pets add so much to our lives, and most of them are extremely loyal, …

Pets

8 iconic brands that have disappeared

Soon Nokia will be no more.<p>In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Finnish tech company made the must-have mobile phone. It became the world’s No. 1 …

Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year

The best-selling drug in America isn’t what you think—and it’s a whole lot more powerful than you’d expect.<p>Quick: what’s the top-selling drug in the …

'I've had enough,' says Mexican attorney general in missing students gaffe

‘Ya me canse’ becomes a rallying call for anger over the government’s handling of the apparent killing of 43 students<p>An off-the-cuff comment by the attorney general to cut off a news conference about the apparent killing of 43 missing college students has been taken up by protesters as a rallying …

Here's What North America Would Look Like On Other Planets

You may think you have a good sense of exactly how big Earth is compared to the other planets in our solar system. But clever new illustrations by John Brady, founder of the website Astronomy Central, put the size of our planet in perspective in the starkest way possible.<p><b>(Story continues below</b> …

100-Day-Old Panda Cubs Each 11 Pounds With 2 Teeth

The world's only surviving giant panda triplets were doing well as they turned 100 days old Wednesday. Each weighs more than 5 kilograms (11 pounds), up from just over 100 grams at birth. They started teething at around 80 days old and have two small teeth each. The cubs were born on July 29 within …

Giant Pandas

Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projections.<p>The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, …

India's Doughnut Flavors Put Ours To Shame

India may not seem like the most likely place to find good doughnuts, but it turns out the subcontinent is home to a budding doughnut industry and some amazing-sounding doughnut flavors. Chains like Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme are opening throughout the country, and the flavors they're offering …

Amanda Knox Now Writing For Local Weekly Newspaper

Amanda Knox has gone from making the news to writing it herself.<p>Nearly a year after being found guilty of murder for the second time, Knox is currently working as a freelance reporter for the West Seattle Herald, a local weekly newspaper in Washington.<p>The paper's managing editor, Ken Robinson, told …

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

What happens when you accidentally become internet famous?

Wondered why #Alexfromtarget was trending? It’s because someone posted a picture of someone called Alex working at Target. Confused? Welcome to the world of accidental internet fame<p>This weekend, the internet made a Target employee famous.<p>Currently known only as “Alex from Target”, all it took was …

Seahawks trade Percy Harvin to Jets

It took Percy Harvin less time to wear out his welcome with his second NFL team than his first.<p>In a stunning move Friday, the Seattle Seahawks traded Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional mid-round draft pick, a person with knowledge of the move told USA TODAY Sports.<p>It comes less than two …

Pet Owners Use Non-Toxic Face Paint To Turn Their Animals Into Creepy Skeletons For Halloween

Using non-toxic pet-safe paint can be a great way to turn your furry friend into a Halloween monstrosity without putting them through the potential …

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Buzzes Beehive, Comet Barnstorms Mars

Changing Planet<p><b>Sky-watchers enjoy parting views of Saturn, the “lord of the rings,” this week, along with the moon joining a star cluster and a historic encounter between the red planet and an icy interloper.</b><p><b>Sinking Saturn.</b> Starting Tuesday, October 14, sky-watchers get their last chance to see …

Field Guide: Pumpkins

Pumpkin, <i>Cucurbita:</i> “The Horseman’s Head”<p>From Washington Irving’s <i>Legend of Sleepy Hollow</i> to Harry Potter to Cinderella’s coach, a squash somehow has …

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

The Brain

The Sun Looks Uncannily Like A Jack-O-Lantern, Just In Time For Halloween

Halloween is on its way, and everyone’s starting to get into the festive spirit. Even the sun, it seems, wants to get in on the fun.<p>On Wednesday, the same day that skywatchers were treated to a full "blood moon," NASA captured a spooky image of the sun looking uncannily like a glowing …

Your Shot Pictures: Around the World in 15 Plates of Food

Vermicelli threads drape in India, fish fry smoke fills a kitchen in Tanzania, and a small Batman tackles a slice of cake in the United States.

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

114-Year-Old Woman Has To Lie About Age To Join Facebook

We can think of plenty of reasons people would lie about their age -- pride, vanity, or to get into the coolest club. But Anna Stoehr's reason was much, much simpler: she just wanted to join Facebook.<p>The centenarian who just celebrated her 114th birthday felt her age when she tried to create a …

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

Changing Planet<p><i>The blood moon passes over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014.</i><p><b>The moon blushed red for sky-watchers across North America and much of the Pacific region early this morning, offering prime views of a total lunar eclipse.</b> (Video: “Time-Lapse: …

Washington school district deems swings dangerous

A school district in Washington state is pulling out the swings at all schools because of pressure from insurance companies over liability, according to KEPR-TV.<p>Richland School District has already torn out swings at some schools and they’re fast-tracking an effort to remove them all.<p>“As schools …

NYCC 2014: 5 Comics to Get Excited For

Spider-Man, Batman, and Ponies!<p>With New York Comic-Con coming next week (October 9-12, 2014), we're pointing out the five things you don't want to …

Ebola, the “heart of darkness” and the epidemic of fear

It’s a dangerous virus and Africa is suffering. But the American media-political panic is ugly and narcissistic<p>Ebola, at least from the American perspective, is something like the great white shark. It’s dangerous, all right, but the odds that it’s going to get you are vanishingly small. Fear of …

4 New Substances Added To List Of Carcinogens

By Megan Gannon, News Editor<p>Published: 10/02/2014 06:14 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Four new substances have been added to a list of chemicals that may cause cancer compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).<p>The list of known carcinogens now includes a chemical called …

Chinese security body-searches 10,000 pigeons

About 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media has said, reflecting government concerns over possible attacks.<p>The symbols of peace were released at sunrise on …

Judging America: Photographer Challenges Our Prejudice By Alternating Between Judgment and Reality

Joel Parés, a U.S. Marine-turned-photographer, has created a photo series that seeks to question the ugly prejudices that many of us harbor, to one …