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Zombie Meat, Rubber Bubble Tea Pearls, Gel-Filled Shrimp, and Other Chinese Food Scandals of 2015

China has been dogged by food scandals for years, and 2015 was no exception.Chinese food producers and smugglers tried something old (contaminated …

30 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Naturally (Backed by Science)

There is a lot of bad weight loss information on the internet.<p>Much of what is recommended is questionable at best, and not based on any actual …

Revolutionary material could cut display energy consumption

Smartphone displays are one of the biggest drainers of our precious battery life but a new breakthrough invention being developed by Bodle Technologies could dramatically cut the amount of juice required by future displays in a wide range of gadgets. Rather than an LCD or OLED based displays, this …

Want to start making money from Android Apps? Here’s what NOT to do

Creating a successful Android app is a goal worth pursuing. If you can create a genuine hit, then you’ll have a source of passive income that can generate money while you sleep for years to come. What’s more, you’ll have the immense satisfaction of being able to tell people you’re an app developer; …

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Lawsuit claims AMD lied about the number of cores in its chips

Processor makers regularly exaggerate the performance of their chips (remember Intel's obsession with clock speed?), but AMD is learning that there are limits around what you can claim. It's facing a class action lawsuit accusing the company of misleading buyers about the number of cores in its …

5 Reasons to Replace Your Router Right Away

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Robots Can Now 3D-Print Steel Bridges

Coming soon to a park near you ... if you live in Amsterdam<p>You know that saying "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it"? There's a group in Amsterdam that has decided that's not good enough. Instead, they're planning to 3D print a steel bridge in mid-air.<p>3D printers are additive technologies …

How Volvo Plans To End All Traffic Fatalities By 2020

The XC90 SUV is crown jewel of Volvo's audacious pledge<p>It’s hard to get excited about safety. But Volvo’s new XC90 SUV is so packed with life-saving technology, it’s an exception. The car has a number of radar sensors and camera monitors used by its crash-avoidance software to keep passengers safe. …

What Should You Eat Before a Run?

A new study provides pre-workout fuel for thought<p>Have you been fueling up all wrong before endurance workouts? Eating protein or fat before exercise might provide health benefits that carbohydrates don’t, suggests a new research review from Florida State University.<p>The common advice if you’re …

A Guy Explains Why Men Touch Their Junk So Much

Mystery solved!<p>I walk around with my junk cupped in my hand fairly often. Frequently enough that I don’t always notice I’m doing so, and sometimes my female roommate will express concern about whether everything is all right down there. This makes me worry that I’m, like, unconsciously rearranging …

The Degradative Soup of Injury and Arthritis

<i>New studies have shown that when a meniscus tissue is torn in the knee, enzymes and factors are released, creating a degradative soup that affects healing and eventually leads to arthritis.</i><p>Injury to joint tissues used to be thought of in primarily mechanical terms. Torn ligaments led to …

NASA's 10-engine electric UAV now flies as well as it hovers

NASA's ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia. The drone, which is under development by a team at the Langley Research Center, had already passed its initial hovering tests last August; but that was the easy …

The Fit Man’s Back-Saving Workout

Here’s why your exercise routine may be causing your back ache—and how to stop it<p>There are thousands of reasons to work out. Maybe you want to lose weight or bulk up. Maybe you want to have more energy. Or maybe you just want to keep up with your kids. Whatever your motivation, you expect to feel …

Workout of the Week: The Two-Part Tempo Run

Have you ever felt a race slipping away from you after a strong start? Have you been passed, or run out of gas, just a mile or two from the finish line? Every runner can benefit from increased endurance. Tempo runs are just the thing to help you become better at running faster for longer periods of …

You can now send directions and notes to your phone via Google search

Sending info from your desktop to your Android phone is just a Google search away<p>Google's taking small steps to more intimately connect your Android phone and desktop computer. The search company has rolled out a new feature that lets you send directions, notes, reminders, and more directly from …

7 Disturbing Facts About Cold Sores Every Woman Should Know

Kinda gross but health-saving info<p>Do you get cold sores on the regular? Or maybe you just aren’t convinced that the bump on the edge of your S.O.’s mouth is really a pimple? It’s about time you’ve brushed up on your cold-sore knowledge. Here are seven nasty facts you need to know.<p>Both cold sores …

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

Learn how to stop abusing your tresses and get gorgeous hair<p>If you want shiny, gorgeous hair—and, really, who doesn’t?—then you should pay close attention to how you treat your strands. How you wash, dry, and style can seriously affect the health and appearance of your locks. Are you making these …

Beyond 'romance' of organics: 6 ignored sustainable practices organic proponents should embrace

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

Try these muscle building moves<p>What if you could instantly make any exercise 10 times more effective? Chances are, you can. That's because most men—including longtime gym rats—make tiny but key technique errors on even the most basic movements. And as it turns out, these seemingly minor mistakes …

10 Cancer Symptoms Most People Ignore

And why so many people blow them off instead of heading to the doctor.<p>Before you discount that persistent cough as just another part of flu season, you might want to ask your doctor to give it a second glance. According to a new study by Cancer Research U.K., more than half of adults have …

The Right Way to Get Rid of Earwax

Step away from the Q-tips.<p>Earwax is one of those bodily fluids that's usually out of sight and out of mind—that is, until you put a Q-tip into those ears and, well, you know. It's not pretty. But if you're self-conscious about the gunk in there, the last thing you should be doing is popping cotton …

The 3 Best Moves to Prevent Back Pain

When done together, these simple abs exercises will strengthen your core and save your back<p>Roughly 80 percent of men experience back pain, but now there’s hard-core pain relief. An abs workout may help relieve back pain, say researchers in Brazil.<p>After cyclists with lower-back pain completed a …

The (Supposed) Dangers of Running Too Much

A new study jumps to conclusions about the connection between running and high mortality rates<p>My goodness, is it February already? It's been several months since the last round of articles warning that running too much will kill you–must be time for another one. What's that? No new data to publish? …

8 Delicious Ways to Cook Eggs for Breakfast

A simple scrambled egg and toast breakfast is quite satisfying–as long as you don’t end up with a tasteless, rubbery, yellow blob. Start by whisking …

New Study Shows How the Pushup Can Rival the Bench Press

You don’t need any iron to build serious upper-body strength and work your muscles from head to toe<p>Trade in your barbell for your body: The pushup is just as effective for building chest and arm strength as the bench press, finds a new study in the <i>Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research</i>.<p>Now, …

Why I prefer Samsung's Tizen to Google's Android Wear

A few months ago our US Senior Editor Andrew Grush offered his praise of the Moto 360, having spent a month with it. Despite the quality of the writing itself, I took issue with the core of the content: that Android Wear is a suitable platform for wearables. I have to disagree, at least as things …

Fix Your Tight Hamstrings without Stretching

Loosen up fast with this cutting-edge technique<p>Sometimes it can be extra hard to get your muscles to loosen—particularly the hamstrings—no matter how much you work to foam roll or stretch them out. Why? Because the problem is actually in your torso, says James Cerbie, C.S.C.S., founder of Rebel …

Top 5 National Geographic Videos of 2014

In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014.<p>In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014. We hope you find them as interesting and moving as we do.<p>The topics range …