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2014 holiday gift guide: Fun for fitness

Dec 19, 14 2014 holiday gift guide: Fun for fitness

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

If you're buying for someone who'd rather spend an afternoon working circuits at the gym than working the remote through a "House of Cards" marathon, we've found some fun gifts and stocking stuffers that may make your shopping a little easier. All are available online and most can be found at local stores.

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Possibility of widespread ‘deep-Earth life’ jolts scientists

Dec 19, 14 Possibility of widespread ‘deep-Earth life’ jolts scientists

Posted by in Science, Space

When we think of life on Earth, we usually picture blue oceans, green forests and the big animals that live in both. But what if Earth hosts another “biosphere” of tiny microbial organisms deep below the surface? And what if extraterrestrial life looks more like this deep, dark world than the sunny blue-green one we are familiar with?

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India successfully launches its heaviest rocket

Dec 19, 14 India successfully launches its heaviest rocket

Posted by in Space

India on Thursday successfully launched its heaviest rocket “GSLV Mk-III” from Sriharikota -- about 65 miles north of Chennai -- in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. According to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) the rocket was launched at 9:30 a.m. local time (11:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday).

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Santa baby, slip a can of Slim-Fast under the tree, for me

Dec 19, 14 Santa baby, slip a can of Slim-Fast under the tree, for me

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Okay, let's see here. Stress and a full schedule. Check. 942 emails, unread. Check. Dull headache about to blossom in to a migraine. Check. Left over treats from the latest of several holiday gatherings that began at Thanksgiving. Hmmm. Clothes that looked cuter and fit better three months ago, now shoved to the back of the closet. Darn it. Forgiving, fat pants moved to front and center. Sigh. What is going on here?

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The Hack Bot

Have you ever wanted to do more with a Roomba? You know, those little cleaning/vacuum robots you see from time to time. If yes, then creator iRobot has you covered with their latest project, the Create 2, which is purposely being built for hacking and modification.

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Your social media friends may not have your best interests at heart

Dec 19, 14 Your social media friends may not have your best interests at heart

Posted by in Technology

I've seen it happen all too often. People make fools of themselves on Facebook and Twitter, and they lose all social media street cred. Then people stay connected with them only to make sure they have a front-row seat when they fail. Not if. When. Your so-called friends aren't going to tell you they find you more entertaining than useful, but I will. Help me help you by starting with these tips designed to make sure you stay relevant.

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Don’t let your eyes fool you: How the optical illusion of silencing works

Dec 19, 14 Don’t let your eyes fool you: How the optical illusion of silencing works

Posted by in Science

Silencing is a type of optical illusion that shows it’s more difficult to notice details when objects are moving. The illusion is the work of Harvard researchers Jordan Suchow and George Alvarez, who developed the eye trick a few years back to illustrate just how easy it is to trick both the mind and the eye.

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Stop doing ultrasounds for fun; they could harm your baby

Dec 19, 14 Stop doing ultrasounds for fun; they could harm your baby

Posted by in Health

Commercial ultrasound businesses often set up shop in malls and are operated by untrained technicians, yet plenty of pregnant mothers use them to get ultrasounds of their babies without having to see a doctor to do so. The FDA has, for years, been warning consumers about the potential hazards of these “keepsake” ultrasounds.

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5 (Now Defunct) Medical Terms That You Won’t Believe Actually Existed

Dec 18, 14 5 (Now Defunct) Medical Terms That You Won’t Believe Actually Existed

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Modern medicine is home to some pretty interesting names for actual conditions, such as Walking Corpse Syndrome, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and Geographic Tongue. Medical terms throughout history have given way to modern medical terms, sometimes due to political correctness. Here are five medical terms that you won’t believe were once included in the medical lexicon.

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Fact Or Fiction: Does Eating Carrots Really Improve Your Eyesight?

Dec 18, 14 Fact Or Fiction: Does Eating Carrots Really Improve Your Eyesight?

Posted by in Science

At an early age, we were taught mother knows best, and unwillingly listened to her when she would say, “eat your carrots; they help you see better.” While some of us still struggle to chomp down on a carrot, we may begin to wonder if there’s any truth to this saying. In the new video, “Do Carrots Help You See Better?” the American Chemical Society shows how the popular phrase is just a myth and actually traces back to wartime espionage.

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