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8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

27 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Torch Fat Today

Well, what are you waiting for?<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you're looking for a way to burn more calories without much more effort, you've come to the right place. Here's how you can boost your fat burn ASAP:<p><b>Do Cardio</b>Cardio is crucial for keeping your metabolism running smoothly. In one …

Nutrition

Army soldiers say ‘Spice’ is drug of choice

Researchers surveyed a group of active-duty US Army personnel who use illicit drugs and found that many preferred a synthetic marijuana called Spice, …

Cannabis

A scientist-artist recreates human ancestors by studying their bones

When you’re a small child and you discover something fascinating, says paleo-artist John Gurche, you create art about it.<p>"I remember in fourth grade, " Gurche says, "I made an evolutionary series of heads out of clay. I suppose the simplest explanation of what I do today is that I never …

Debate: Is Death Final?

Is there some form of existence after death, or is the notion a product of wishful thinking about our own mortality?<p>These questions have fascinated humans for millennia. Many approach the concept of an afterlife as a religious one, but in a recent <i>Intelligence Squared U.S.</i> debate, a physicist and …

Hurricanes May Threaten Cities Like Never Before as Tropics Expand, Study Finds

Hurricanes and tropical storms are reaching their peak intensity closer to the poles, migrating at about 30 miles per decade, according to a new …

Scientists may soon know when you're lying on Twitter

Here’s a word of warning to any would-be Orson Welles who hopes to use social media to create <i>War of the Worlds</i>-like panic.<p>A social media lie detector is in the works.<p>A multi-national team of scientists has undertaken a three-year project to determine, in real time, which social media posts are …

See how nature has reclaimed New York City's forgotten quarantine island

A tiny island tucked between Queens and the Bronx holds a vision of what New York City could look like after five decades of human absence. According to <i>Smithsonian</i>, North Brother Island was first inhabited in the late 19th century and for decades after held hospitals with patients being quarantine …

This Couple Is Making Roads Out Of Solar Panels, And They Actually Work

Finding a way to replace regular, concrete roads with ones that could better serve a sustainable world has long been Scott and Julie Brusaw’s dream. …

Big Bang Discovery Comes Under Fire

Rumors ripple about flaws in the discovery of gravitational waves in the big bang's aftermath.<p>An acclaimed "smoking gun" discovery explaining the unfolding of the early universe faces rumors of a cosmic misfire. (See: "Big Bang's 'Smoking Gun' Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth.")<p>In March …

How Do Rainbows Form?

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

Nigerian Official Confirms Video Shows Kidnapped Schoolgirls

A local Nigerian official addresses some of Nigeria's most pressing questions. And dodges others.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — The governor of the northeastern Nigerian state where more than 300 girls were kidnapped nearly a month ago confirmed that the girls in a video released by the Islamist group Boko Haram …

Carbon Dioxide Levels Rocketed to an Apex in April — and It's Not Stopping

As scientists expected, April became the first month in human history to have an average concentration of carbon dioxide — the main long-lived global …

Apps, Games, and Mobile Trends

Trends

The Week In Numbers: Overdosing On Caffeine, A Folding Bike Helmet, And More

<b>15 miles</b>: the distance you must walk to charge your smartphone using a new shoe insole that stores energy from footsteps as electricity<p><b>322 body lengths in a second</b>: the speed of the world's fastest land animal, relative to size<p><b>57.14 cups of regular brewed coffee</b>: the amount of caffeine it would …

Terrawatch: Iron from the sky

Five thousand three hundred years ago, a man was buried in a sandy grave in the Gerzeh cemetery, 70km south of modern Cairo, Egypt. Little is known about him, but it is clear that he was important, because of the valuable grave-goods he was buried with – an ivory pot, a copper harpoon, a stone …

How to Tell When Someone Is Lying

On January 27, 2008, Penny Boudreau’s twelve-year-old daughter, Karissa, went missing in her hometown of Bridgewater, Canada. That afternoon, mother and daughter had had a fight in a grocery-store parking lot. They’d been having a “heart-to-heart” about “typical teen-age things,” Boudreau said. At …

Deadly respiratory disease MERS hits US for the first time

The first case of Middle East Respirator<p>y Syndrome Coronavirus infection (Mers-CoV) has been confirmed in the US, the CDC reports. The virus was first detected in Saudia Arabia in November 2012, but it had not yet reached North America.<p>The infected patient, a healthcare provider, likely caught the …

Galactic Cannonball Heading Our Way

Astronomers have known about celestial objects called globular clusters for centuries. They’re collections of maybe 100,000 stars, tightly bunched …

Universe

A Game Boy WALL-E And Other Amazing Images From This Week

War

Stephen Hawking freaks out about artificial intelligence

<b>(Reuters/Kimberly White)</b><p>The physicist warns we could making the “worst mistake in history.” But Google’s self-driving cars aren’t scary<p>Andrew Leonard<p>May 2, 2014 6:55pm (UTC)<p>Stephen Hawking, certified genius, is freaking out aboutour Skynet future. In an article for The Independent, the theoretical …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly everyone and happy Friday! This week, Google Search received an update that added new parking information and better restaurant info. Google broke up Google Drive into not one, but four standalone applications. Snapchat got text chatting and video calling. …

The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science

Connecting our minds and bodies–by sleeping, stepping away from the keyboard, and breaking a sweat–might be the best way to get through a creative block.<p>I’d love to have a toolkit that promised me great, creative ideas every time I sat down to work. Obviously that’s not going to happen–creativity …

Creativity

Get a glimpse at the future of private human spaceflight in the interior of the #Boeing Spaceliner cabin. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/zww1