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How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

Universe

Best Pizzas to Make This Fall

When you think fall, pizza isn’t the first food to come to mind. But it’s a terrific vehicle for delicious autumnal produce. (Bonus #ThisIsFall …

17 Warm Drink Recipes to Keep You Cozy, From Hot Chocolate to Hot Toddies

When the temperature drops, warm up with these cozy (and sometimes boozy) drinks.<p>A good pumpkin spice latte is a beautiful thing, but there's a whole world out there of hot drinks that deserve some room in your favorite mug. From cleansing teas to boozy toddies, here are 17 cozy drink recipes that …

Hot Chocolate

Make Chocolate Bacon Bark Only Using 3 Ingredients

I made one of those mistakes on Facebook where you like too many pages and your news feed suddenly becomes articles on articles instead of your friends' statuses. So I recently read on one of these "news publications" (definitely in quotes because if you saw the pages I follow, you'd hardly call …

How to Peel an Apple in 3 Seconds

All you need is a drill and a dream.<p>Peeling apples is a monotonous labor of love; one that we trudge through for the pies, sauce, and pickles on the other end of the dark, blade-to-apple-after-freaking-apple tunnel. But after watching this video--and some trial and error--we've found that a drill …

Five things we learned from YouTube superstar Lilly Singh

What does it take to become a YouTube superstar?<p>According to Lilly Singh, it's all about authenticity. The digital star, known for her online persona Super Woman, has racked up <b></b>6.7 million YouTube subscribers on her main channel and more than 1 million followers on Twitter. The Toronto native of …

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NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Photographer Challenges ‘American Beauty’ Standards With 14 Women Of All Shapes

San Francisco-based photographer Carey Fruth has set out to redefine what ‘American beauty’ is with a photo series of the same name that has women of …

How your music taste reflects the way your brain thinks

<b>Your taste in music could offer an insight into the way your brain works, according to researchers from Cambridge University.</b><p>Their study, published …

20 Hotel Secrets You Need to Know Before Your Next Vacation

Hospitality

Sweet-toothed bear breaks into bakery - but turns down strawberry and rhubarb pie

Finicky bear devours 24 pies but decides one flavour is not up to standard<p>A hungry bear feasted on the products of a Colorado pie shop after breaking into the store through a window.<p>The animal created havoc after getting into the premises.The bear made short work of two dozen pies, bags of cocoa …

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

15 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Pursue Your Dreams

Following your dreams is usually easier said than done. A little motivation and inspiration from people who have successfully pursued their dreams can help you get started.<p>Following your dreams isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Watch a movie about someone following his/her dreams, and the …

With Or Without Technology, 25 Things That Happy People Do

<b>With Or Without Technology, 25 Things That Happy People Do</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Is the world changing? Urgently, yes.What is the relationship between change …

Happiness

Tips to Get Absolutely Shredded | Men's Health

How’d Montgomery do it? He put together the dream team.<p>The trainer: Alex Viada, a mutant of fitness hailing from North Carolina. He deadlifts 700 pounds, runs ultra marathons, and has coached over 400 athletes, from special forces soldiers to Ironman triathletes.<p>The nutritionist: Trevor Kashey, …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working off four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers from Nasa, the Seti Institute and several universities announced the …

Astronomy

The 10 best independent bookshops in the world – readers recommend

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Wherever you are in the world, visiting a bookshop is always a treat – but with their numbers dwindling, independent stores that offer something unique are increasingly becoming a destination in themselves. Last year we rounded up some of the world’s most weird and …

Books

52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity

Original article written by Leo Babauta<p>This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook …

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Happiness

Chilling crime-scene photos from Fifties Los Angeles - Telegraph

Los Angeles

See Why NASA Is Dying to Visit Jupiter's Moon Europa

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The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion Is a 900-hp Rocket Ship

Lambo's potential answer to the 918 Spyder, P1, and LaFerrari.<p>What It Is<p>A two-seat hybrid GT christened with the name of the original minotaur from Greek mythology. Why? Because Lambos have to be named after bulls and a minotaur is a hybrid of a man and a bull, which is both clever and …

Sports Cars

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

Kelly Osbourne Spoofs Rachel Dolezal in Instagram Photo

Rachel Dolezal hasn’t made many fans since landing in the national news as a white woman who has passed herself off as African American. But Kelly …

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

<i>What are some fun games to play on a roadtrip for two people, including the driver?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

The world’s longest (and highest) glass-bottomed bridge

Visitors who dare venture forth can peer to the bottom of China’s Grand Canyon, 300m below.<p>Acrophobiacs beware… China’s newest bridge isn’t for the faint of heart.<p>Stretching 380m across a section of Zhangjiajie’s Grand Canyon, the new pedestrian bridge will have a completely glass floor. Visitors …

Hiking

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …

Charleston victims: 9 lives lost to family and community

<b>(CNN) —</b> They gathered at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to study the Bible -- a small group, 13 people. Many were familiar faces. One was a stranger.<p>But it was unfathomable that this stranger was a killer lying in wait, a man who would kill nine churchgoers and church leaders in …

Charleston Church Shooting

10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.