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All About Workout Tips and How to Lose Weight

We’re about to enter the season of eating and indulgence, so get ahead of that defeated feeling and start shoring up your discipline and resolve. By this point, the benefits of exercise are well known, but that doesn’t stop readers’ voracious appetites for all manner of workout tips, shortcuts and …

20 apps and games to download for the new year

APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s impressive, whether navigating on foot or by car, particularly offline when reception is low or non-existent.<p><b>PAUSE - CURATED</b> …

Apps

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

The human eye can see 'invisible' infrared light

"They were able to see the laser light, which was outside of the normal visible range, and we really wanted to figure out how they were able to sense …

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Pets

Scientists Raise Doubts About Higgs Boson Discovery, Say It Could Be Another Particle

Was all the Higgs hoopla a bit premature?<p>In a new paper that has raised eyebrows around the world, an international team of scientists says there is no proof that the particle whose discovery was confirmed last year by physicists at CERN is the long-sought Higgs boson.<p>"The CERN data is generally …

Neuroscientists Are Fed Up With the Brain Training Industry

Becoming smarter doesn't take some expensive thing purchased from the internet.<p>For those in the general demographic of "people that might donate to NPR," advertisements for brain training schemes are nearly ubiquitous. People who fancy themselves as smart—that is, it's part of their …

Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users

Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like<p>heroinbut may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports.<p>The threat comes from an emerging street drug called acetyl fentanyl -- an …

Research

5 Ways IBM's Smart Chip Will Revolutionize Technology

It's tiny, it's mighty, and it mimics the brain. Here's how IBM's new smart chip will bring about big tech advances.<p>To most people, a computer is nothing more than a functional box. You can use it to surf the Web, stream a movie, and maybe crunch some numbers at work, but the thing doesn't have a …

Scientists gain new insight into mysterious electronic phenomenon

(Phys.org) —For more than a quarter of a century, high-temperature superconductors – materials that can transmit electric current without any …

How Do Dolphins Sleep?

For humans and other land mammals, sleep involves partial or total unconsciousness, the inactivation of all voluntary muscles (those that are …

What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Switches

The Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could …

First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Just as real-estate prices in parts of North America have started to get expensive again, NASA says it has confirmed for the first time the existence of an Earth-like planet that may hold liquid water.<p>The planet is Kepler-186f and was discovered with NASA's Kepler telescope, originally launched in …

Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez: 'His Work Is Immortal'

<i>Chilean writer Isabel Allende, whose novels incorporate the magical realist style perfected by fellow Latin American writer Gabriel García Márquez,</i> …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

The Week in Review: Snowden Leaks Into Europe

Inside Flipboard / November 1, 2013<p>Edward J. Snowden remains in the news this week with the latest batch of files released proving the United States …