Michelle

16 Flips | 4 Magazines | 34 Likes | @rebelangelxiv | Keep up with Michelle on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michelle”

It's Not What You're Eating That Matters -- It's This

I know we get "proper" nutrition drilled into our heads at a very young age.<p><i>Carrots are good for you. Donuts are not.</i><p>Kale is healthy. Doritos are not.<p>Tomatoes are chock full of vitamins. Double stuffed Oreos are not.<p><b>And then when we are old enough to know what's "good for us" and what isn't, it</b> …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Central Africa

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Turkey says 'extensive' fight against Islamic State will begin soon

U.S. drones and aircraft have begun arriving at a Turkish air base close to the border with Syria, and an "extensive" fight against Islamic State militants will soon begin, Turkey's foreign minister said Wednesday.<p>Syria's foreign minister said, meanwhile, that Damascus would support efforts against …

Middle East

These were 4 of the most amazing escapes in military history

Regardless, the story of James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe is one that deserves a spot in the limelight, and it might be one you haven't heard before.<p>Not only was Rowe a Green Beret during Vietnam, he would also create the Army SERE course, a grueling training course that teaches methods of "survival, …

The 9 Worst Breakfasts for Your Waistline

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement

Syria claims Russia has started delivering S300 missiles

Syria's president has made an incendiary claim that Russia has begun delivery of a sophisticated missile system that has been described as a "game-changer" in the conflict.<p>The Syrian president has told Lebanon's Hizbollah-owned TV station that Damascus received the first shipment of S300 Russian …

US and Germany urge Russia not to arm Syria military

<b>The US and Germany have called on Russia not to supply Syria's military with an advanced missile system they say could prolong the conflict there.</b><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry said the delivery of Russian weaponry would have a "profoundly negative impact" and put Israel's security at risk.<p>German …