Rep. Joe Barton’s Explicit Photo Leak Could Be Revenge Porn

Ten-month-old infants infer the value of goals from the costs of actions

Infants understand that people pursue goals, but how do they learn which goals people prefer? We tested whether infants solve this problem by inverting a mental model of action planning, trading off the costs of acting against the rewards actions bring. After seeing an agent attain two goals equally often at varying costs, infants expected the agent to prefer the goal it attained through costlier actions. These expectations held across three experiments that conveyed cost through different physical path features (height, width, and incline angle), suggesting that an abstract variable—such as "force," "work," or "effort"—supported infants’ inferences. We modeled infants’ expectations as Bayesian inferences over utility-theoretic calculations, providing a bridge to recent quantitative accounts of action understanding in older children and adults.

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No, turkey doesn’t make you sleepy

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But it may bring more trust to your Thanksgiving table.

Tryptophan is off the snooze-inducing hook. But researchers in the Netherlands suggest it does have a different psychological effect: They’ve discovered that doses of…

New discovery to accelerate development of salt-tolerant grapevines

A discovery is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines.

Imaging technique shows progress Alzheimer’s disease

Using ‘Raman’ optical technology, scientists can now produce images of brain tissue that is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The images include the surrounding areas, already showing changes.

From cars to Mars: What’s good for F1 is good for life across the universe

The rocks used to surface the track at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are helping scientists understand how life might occur on other planets.

ESA’s latest technology CubeSat cleared for launch site

GomX-4B, ESA's latest and largest technology-testing CubeSat, will be launched from China early next year, together with the near-identical GomX-4A. The pair will test intersatellite communication links and propulsion while orbiting up to 4500 km apart.

‘Lost’ 99% of ocean microplastics to be identified with dye?

The smallest microplastics in our oceans – which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful – could be more effectively identified using an innovative and inexpensive new method, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

Suspected MS-13 Gang Member Arrested In Park Stabbing, Dismembering: Cops

A suspected MS-13 gang member has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a man was stabbed more than 100 times and buried in a Maryland park, authorities said.

Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was taken into custody earlier this month after an insider alerted Montgomery County Police detectives about the grave, authorities said Tuesday.


Image: Wall of Hertz test chamber

These spiky carbon-impregnated foam pyramids, seen here in ESA's Hertz test chamber, cover the walls of facilities that simulate the endless void of space.

Man who thinks the earth is flat will launch himself in a rocket he built in his own backyard – 89.3 KPCC

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Mike Hughes stands beside his steam-powered rocket, which he built from salvaged parts. Waldo Stakes/AP. AP | November 23, 2017. The countdown to launch creeps closer and there's still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes to do: ...
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Children show implicit racial attitudes from a young age, research confirms

White children show signs of implicit racism from the age of five by favouring people with the same skin colour, according to new research.

What Thanksgiving Is Like For This Summer’s Hurricane Victims

Morocco to pray for rain

Parched Morocco which is heavily dependent on its agricultural sector is to hold prayers for rain Friday in mosques across the country under a royal decree.

Batwoman: Redefining the Familiar

Batwoman: Redefining the Familiar

The Femme Fatale is well known in detective stories, particularly ones with a noir feel—a woman from an investigator's past returns, bringing mystery, deceit and danger into their life.

Medical News Today: Neurodegeneration: New cell death mechanism revealed

New research uncovers the mechanism by which brain cells die in neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: What is poliosis?

Learn all about poliosis, a condition where white spots or streaks appear in the hair. This article examines the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

Loss of the night: Light pollution rising rapidly on a global scale – CNN


Loss of the night: Light pollution rising rapidly on a global scale
(CNN) Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found. Some regions have showed a steady increase in light pollution ...
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The Best Gifts For Your Friend Who Wears Athleisure 24/7

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6 Super-Comfy Sweatshirts Cute Enough To Wear Outside The House

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Holiday gift ideas: Cord-cutting choices to please even hard-core TV enthusiasts

It's a great time to be a TV consumer. We have great choices for pay TV services from companies like AT&T, Spectrum, DirecTV, Dish and a few others. Cord cutters can also have their pick of streaming services, from Sling TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu, YouTube, DirecTV Now and a few others.

Medical News Today: Eating out may mean eating more this Thanksgiving

If you're planning to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal in a restaurant this year, watch out; the delicious aromas may up your food intake.

Al Franken And The Right To Lead

From a HuffPost article this morning regarding the latest accusations against Al Franken:


Lead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite law

More than year after New Hampshire passed one of the nation's toughest bans on using lead fishing tackle, loons are still dying from ingesting fishing weights and lures.

Even small black holes emit gravitational waves when they collide, and LIGO heard them

LIGO scientists say they have discovered gravitational waves coming from another black hole merger, and it's the tiniest one they've ever seen.

Airbnb takes steps to welcome travelers with disabilities

In response to complaints that its platform isn't always accommodating of guests with disabilities, Airbnb recently revealed new steps to address that problem.

12 Indie Lingerie Brands for Large Breasts That Are Super Cute

You’ve probably never heard of these indie lingerie brands for big busts, but there's no doubt they'll be on your radar for future purchases.

Tech education that pays, or you don’t

With tuitions ever rising and student debt exploding to $1.45 trillion, there has been increased pressure on schools to demonstrate their value based on their success in placing graduates in good-paying jobs.

Dolly the sheep health fears ‘unfounded’ – BBC News

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Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'
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Concerns that Dolly the cloned sheep suffered from early-onset arthritis were unfounded, a study suggests. In fact, wear-and-tear in her joints was similar to that of other sheep of her age, regardless of how they were conceived, say researchers. Dolly ...
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24,000 Uber Drivers May Lose Their Side Hustle

Uber is truly a fascinating company. The 8-year-old firm is at once the source of strategy and business model admiration, as well as the source of a growing volley of corporate scandals and negative market reactions. The firm has wrestled with a barrage of setbacks culminating most recently with the ouster of its crestfallen co-founder and CEO, Travis Kalanick. There may yet be more trouble ahead. This time, however, for Uber’s drivers, who may face a decline in demand for their side hustling, as Uber recently announced the purchase of a fleet of 24,000 autonomous vehicles from Volvo.

This purchase marks a radical point of departure in Uber’s business model, which up until now has relied on an asset-light approach, which itself carried certain risks. By owning and operating a fleet, especially one where the driver is an optional accessory, Uber is signaling its bet on an autonomous future. Its drivers, who are generally considered fractional labor, have few rights if any in protecting their interests in this transition. Of course, Uber is not alone in making this very big bet on industrial-scale autonomy, as it joins the ranks of Tesla and many others that are successfully deploying autonomous vehicles. The difficulty for Uber in making this move, is that up until now its business model was relatively benign in pooling “stranded assets” and “stranded talent” into use. These stranded assets were a combination of peoples’ downtime and under employment, or their vehicles, which often idled on the side of the road or in their garages incurring carrying costs.


Game Review: ‘Star Wars Battlefront II,’ the dark side of gaming

Sirens roar ominously within the mangled remains of a Rebel frigate, warning all to escape. The clanking of hurried footsteps echoes through the halls before being replaced by a series of ghastly screams, loud enough to drown out the alarm. A door slides open to reveal the glow of a red lightsaber backed by the silhouette of Darth Vader. I fire my blaster, and he nonchalantly takes a shot to the chest. He raises his hand and I levitate with it, my throat closing as I inch upward. This spectacle of power is impressive, but as my life fades away, the only thing I can think is, "How much did that player spend to unlock the third level of Punishing Grip?"

The Best Black Friday 2017 Deals for Space Fans

It's Black Friday, space fans, so here's a round-up of the best deals online for out-of-this-world telescopes, toys and more.

How to Avoid CrossFit Injuries and Stay On Your Workout Game

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After working with countless CrossFitters, one personal trainer shares what she's learned about the best ways you can stay healthy and avoid injury.      
Photo: takoburito/Shutterstock Lower backaches caused by heavy lifting. Neck pain from too much work on the computer. I keep busy by keeping people strong so they can avoid injuries like these and live life to the fullest. As much as I love cross training and believe that the key to a strong and balanced body is variation, there's one fitness trend that I always find myself hesitating to recommend: CrossFit. It's not that I don't love a good WOD (workout of the day), the enthusiasm of the trainers, or even the exercises prescribed. It's a combination of a few questionable things. Let me explain. I believe that people who practice CrossFit tend to fall into two broad categories: the competing athlete (think: CrossFit Games) and the everyday WOD enthusiast—and it's the latter group that I find often have the most problems with injuries. Lack of Experience Seasoned athletes, who regularly do the kinds of complex, compound Olympic lifts featured in some WODs, take months or even years to perfect their form and develop the supporting muscles needed to execute them safely and effectively. But many rookies or occasional CrossFitters who jump in head first execute these compound movements with improper form. When mixed with a heavy weight, which is often the case in CrossFit, this is a perfect storm for injuries. (A must-read: Common CrossFit Mistakes Most Beginners Make and How to Fix Them) Going Too Hard, Too Fast Additionally, CrossFit routines are often centered around asking you to "max out" in either number of reps in a set amount of time (AMRAP, or as many reps/rounds as possible) or in amount of weight for a single rep (1 rep max, or the heaviest amount of weight you can use while correctly performing a lift). For the sake of performance and achieving a PR, you might rush through reps, sacrificing proper form, or push your limits to the point of pain. While certified instructors should be monitoring your lifts and other exercises, mistakes happen. And it's often on you to be your own body advocate. So if pride or competition get in the way of good judgment or form, you're looking a minor-to-serious injury straight in the eye. Exacerbating an Existing Issue Common CrossFit exercises such as sumo squats, deadlifts, medicine ball slams, or any plyometric movements also present a problem for people with preexisting issues like knee or neck pain or spinal deformities. These moves can put excessive strain on these joints or trigger areas. This is why I see many shoulder, neck, and lower-back injuries among my CrossFit clients. One would often say, "I could be in awesome shape with CrossFit if only my back didn't keep going out." This is a red flag. Your back should not frequently "go out" while you're exercising, and a doctor or trainer should help you modify your workouts to avoid reinjuring yourself or making a chronic problem like back pain even worse. The last thing you want to do is get an overuse injury from continued stress on trigger areas that could eventually put you out of commission entirely. You can still keep up your fitness game with modified exercises such as this boxing-style workout for people with bad knees and these abs exercises that can actually prevent lower-back pain.  How to Avoid CrossFit Injuries and Continue Seeing Progress With all of that said, when the exercises are performed properly, CrossFit workouts can be an efficient way to build muscle and strength, burn calories, and increase metabolism. So don't throw in the sweat towel just yet. Whether you're new to the method and nervous about getting hurt or a veteran with repeated injuries, here's what to keep in mind so you can crush those WODs and PRs and stay pain- and injury-free. Choose your box and instructor wisely. With the CrossFit boom over the last year, boxes have popped up just about everywhere, which means not all are created equal. If you haven't found your home box just yet, check out a few others in your area or go with a friend to her favorite box. Bottom line: You should be working out at a facility that is set up for safety and success, with educated and engaged instructors who will help you along the way to perfect form and technique. You'll also want to surround yourself with a community of athletes who inspire and encourage instead of making you feel less than or constantly in need to compete. Make it all about you. Competition is a legit motivator, but it can get a little carried away during CrossFit. It's important to stay focused on your own personal goals and why you're working out in the first place. While it can be helpful to have a more seasoned CrossFitter as a mentor, you want to avoid comparing yourself to him or her—that's how too much weight is added to barbells and mistakes and injuries happen. Aim to achieve your own #PersonalBest instead of trying to one-up someone else's, and you'll find greater self-efficacy and long-term motivation. Listen to your body. If an exercise just doesn't feel right or is uncomfortable to the point that it causes pain, just stop right then and there. While it's true that pushing through uncomfortable feelings (hi, lactic acid muscle burn) is a way to move the needle toward your goals, that doesn't mean it has to be at the sake of your body or long-term health. Make it a point to periodically "check in" with yourself during a workout. Also, note how you're feeling afterward. Muscle soreness is part of the drill, but severe, debilitating pain during a movement—or even in the days following a class—could signal signs of a serious injury, such as a torn ligament or tendon or even rhabdomyolysis (aka rhabdo).    

Medical News Today: Immune cells cross blood-brain barrier in multiple sclerosis

A new study in a mouse model of MS reveals two ways in which Th1 and Th17 immune cells cross the blood-barrier to attack the central nervous system.

Medical News Today: Can you eat just one meal a day?

The one meal a day diet is a popular diet plan that claims to help people lose weight through intermittent fasting. Is it safe and effective? We find out.

Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over US fur exports

Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States.

FCC Commissioner Pleads: ‘Please Stop Us From Killing Net Neutrality’

Neurobiology: The chemistry of memory

Learning requires the chemical adaptation of individual synapses. Researchers have now revealed the impact of an RNA-binding protein that is intimately involved in this process on learning and memory formation and learning processes.

‘Lost’ 99% of ocean microplastics to be identified with dye?

The smallest microplastics in oceans, which go largely undetected, can be identified more effectively with an innovative and cheap new method, report researchers. The new method can detect microplastics as small as the width of a human hair, using a fluorescent dye. Previous scientific field work surveys report that only 1% of the plastic waste in the oceans has been found. This new research could lead to discovering the missing 99%.

Climate change could increase volcano eruptions

Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists in a new report.

Hunting for the finest droplet

Modern passenger airplanes already consume less than three liters fuel per one hundred kilometers and passenger. Scientists are currently working on further improving this value. In addition, engineers plan to optimize the combustion process such that exhaust gas emission is reduced considerably. For this purpose, they use supercomputers and simulation methods that are usually applied for tsunami calculations or for water effects in computer games.

Highly charged molecules behave paradoxically

Chemistry researchers have now discovered how certain small biomolecules attach to one another. The researchers’ study also overturns the standard picture – particles with the same electrical charge appear to be drawn together and not vice versa. The results may be important for the development of new drugs.

Flamingo feces and their way of walking stimulate organic matter filtering in saline wetlands

The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) facilitates microbial ‘filtering’ of organic matter in saline wetlands, thus improving water quality and reducing nitrogen loads by promoting denitrification, research concludes. This is a facilitating role these animals possess which was unknown until now.

A possible explanation for how germlines are rejuvenated

(—A pair of researchers affiliated with the University of California and Calico Life Sciences, has discovered a possible explanation regarding how human germlines are rejuvenated. In their paper published in the journal Nature, Adam Bohnert and Cynthia Kenyon describe work they have done with worms in their lab and the possible implications their findings may have on human reproduction.

Radiographs of Dolly’s skeleton show no signs of abnormal osteoarthritis

Original concerns that cloning caused early-onset osteoarthritis (OA) in Dolly the sheep are unfounded, report experts.

Review: It’s not just the year of the iPhone X for smartphone shoppers

It's been a bit of a banner fall for fans of new flagship smartphones.

Smart tech makes smarter shoppers

Shops will find it pays to wise up to the ways smart technology upgrades customer experience. That's the message from a new study on how people shop.

Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico

Trump Celebrates Thanksgiving With 100th Day At One Of His Properties As President

President Donald Trump is celebrating his first Thanksgiving as president at his members-only resort in Florida, marking the 100th day he’s spent at a Trump-owned property since his inauguration.

Trump traveled to Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday, hours after pardoning a turkey at the White House. Wednesday and Thursday were the president’s 27th and 28th days at his Palm Beach resort, according to a New York Times tracker. He also visited the Trump International Golf Club on Wednesday, where the White House said he handled “a full schedule of meetings and phone calls.” Reporters were not invited to join the president, but they were pretty sure Trump’s schedule also included some golf.


Key to regenerating blood vessels discovered

A signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, has been discovered by researchers. The findings may improve current strategies to improve blood flow in ischemic tissue, such as that found in atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease associated with diabetes.

China’s reversing emission flows revealed by research

The flow of China's carbon emissions has reversed, according to new research. The study estimates the carbon implications of recent changes in the country's economic development patterns and role in international trade since the global financial crisis.

Meadows beat out shrubs when it comes to storing carbon

While the world focuses on controlling global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, less attention has been paid to the capacity of vegetation and soils to take up and store carbon. A remote field site in the Norwegian mountains is improving our understanding of carbon cycling in high-latitude alpine areas.

Ocean floor mud reveals secrets of past European climate

Samples of sediment taken from the ocean floor of the North Atlantic Ocean have given researchers an unprecedented insight into the reasons why Europe's climate has changed over the past 3,000 years.

New batteries with better performance, improved safety

Currently the most important technology for batteries is the lithium-ion battery technology, but the technology is expensive and contains a flammable liquid. To satisfy the growing demand from emerging markets, researchers have devised a new battery prototype: known as "all-solid-state," this battery has the potential to store more energy while maintaining high safety and reliability levels.

Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech.

Tech firms scrounging for skilled workers training their own (Update)

Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about their inability to find enough digital talent that they're training their own.

Twitter verboten? German parliament edict irks lawmakers

Germany's new parliamentary speaker is meeting resistance to his suggestion that lawmakers refrain from tweeting or snapping photos during sessions.

Radiographs of Dolly’s skeleton show no signs of abnormal osteoarthritis

Original concerns that cloning caused early-onset osteoarthritis (OA) in Dolly the sheep are unfounded, say experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow.

‘I Tried Doing the Splits Every Day—Here’s What Happened’

"A few weeks of stretching changed my life."

First light for SESAME synchrotron

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Black Friday 2017 Deal: Elegoo Smart Robot Car Kit V3.0

Black Friday 2017 is upon us and there are tons of deals for space fans on Amazon, but if you're looking for something special (and educational) for your little space cadet, this Elegoo Smart Robot Car V3.0 kit might be just the thing.

This 15-Minute Workout Routine Will Wake Up Your Body—Stat

It's the best thing you can do after a long day of traveling.

The Macy’s Parade Prep Looks Like A Sadistic Collection Of Gentle Giants

It’s Thanksgiving, and what better way to celebrate than to capture a group of the most beloved, gentle giants and parade them around for our own sadistic pleasure? 

Like “The Purge,” the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become a yearly ritual, where humanity releases all of its sick urges toward these otherwise kind inflatable colossi. 


Thunderstorms create radioactivity, scientists discover

Thunder and lightning have sparked awe and fear in humans since time immemorial. In both modern and ancient cultures, these natural phenomena are often thought to be governed by some of the most important and powerful gods – Indra in Hinduism, Zeus in Greek mythology and Thor in Norse mythology.

12 Things to Do On Black Friday Besides Shopping (Since You Buy Everything Online Anyway)

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Cyber Monday is the new Black Friday—so spend your Friday off doing these things instead.
All Photos: Giphy Fighting through crowds of hungover, food-coma shoppers sounds fun, I know. But the internet is a magical thing, and you know you'll score better stuff on Cyber Monday anyway. Instead of wasting time digging through utterly destroyed store shelves and waiting in insane lines, spend your Black Friday doing some of these things (or, literally anything else) instead. 1. Make it a fitness friyay. You could work up a sweat fighting other shoppers for the last discount toaster—or you could go sweat out yesterday's wine and cheese in an actually enjoyable atmosphere. Instead of schlepping through your usual strength and cardio, take advantage of the ~yay holidays~ vibe and try something new. A spin class, a new online workout video, or even just some new equipment in your gym. That happy buzz you'll get is just one of the health benefits of trying new things.     2. Follow your food binge with a Netflix binge. You've been waiting ages to finally watch HBO's Insecure and Netflix's Friends from College and now you have an entire day off work and are stuck at your childhood home. What are you even waiting for?! Yes, Netflix, I am definitely still watching. 3. Have someone massage the tryptophan out of your body. What holiday stress?? Decompress and #treatyoself to a massage. It's much better $$$ spent than on your 50th pair of leggings (that you really only bought because they're on sale and not even because you like them that much). Not only will it prepare your muscles for all your holiday hustle workouts, but it'll help stave off nasty winter colds and keep you from wanting to kill your super-conservative uncle who starts fights over the dinner table. (And those aren't the only mental and physical benefits of getting a massage.)     4. Do a marathon—of holiday movies. You know that pre-holiday purgatory between Halloween and Thanksgiving where people get heated over whether or not it's too soon to blast Mariah Carey? It's officially over. Now you have license to play your fave holiday movies back to back to back and no one can say a thing. Festive spirit is about to go zero to 100.     5. For that matter, have a sex marathon. Whether you had a first-trimester food baby yesterday or went into a full-on food coma, working out the day after such indulgence can feel impossible. Ease out of your sluggish trance by getting your workouts done right in bed. Bonus points if you use it as an intermission between Love Actually and Eight Crazy Nights. You can totally justify spending all day in bed with these health benefits of sex. 6. Run for the hills—literally. If you love those "I want to be where the people aren't" Little Mermaid memes, then hiking is the Black Friday plan for you. Get far away from the crowds and consumerism and get back to your roots. Find a local hike and drag your family or friends along for some bonding. (We'll bet you can convince them with these health benefits of hiking.)     7. Have a self-care day (and, no, it's not selfish). Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks and being grateful for what you have—so why not make Black Friday all about you? Prioritizing self-care is important year-round—but especially during the holiday crazy. Try one of these self-care ideas, or do all of them in 24 hours for the most epic self-care day ever. 8. Do something nice for other humans. Pair your self-care to-dos with some charitable actions. After all, the holiday season is all about being the anti-Scrooge—and Black Friday shopping is kinda Scrooge-y to begin with. Pop over to a soup kitchen to serve up Thanksgiving leftovers, help out at an animal shelter (because hanging with puppies is always a good thing), ring a bell for the Salvation Army, or participate in an outdoor cleanup. You'll likely be on your feet for a while—which means great things for getting rid of that lingering Thanksgiving food baby. Try a site like VolunteerMatch to find something near you.     9. Finally read that book you got as a holiday gift last year. Stop scrolling on Instagram for like five seconds, and pick up that book your mom got you for Christmas last year—or the year before. (Here, some must-read options.) Going analog can be a great reset—and who knows, you might learn something new! (Or consider these reasons and strategies for ditching your tech for an entire day.) 10. Meditate your way to the North Pole. You know how everyone in the world says "try meditating!!!!!" but you find yourself day after day not doing it? Today's the perfect day to do it for real. It's cold outside, you're probably lacking motivation to do anything that requires too much effort, and your hometown probably doesn't have much going on. Cue up an app like Stop, Breathe & Think, Headspace, or Calm, and give it a try. You can even meditate on certain relevant topics like gratitude, relationships, or stress. (Not convinced? These benefits of meditation will do the trick.)     11. Clean out your closet (you know you have too much damn stuff anyway). Raise your hand if you can't close your dresser drawers or if you run out of hangers when all your clothes are clean. SAME. So why on earth would you go shopping for more stuff? (Yeah, you might be buying gifts for other people, but you know you'd come home with at least one trinket for yourself.) Instead, clean out your crap. Try these tips for detoxing and decluttering your space, and watch as tackling the holiday season and your New Year's resolution feels that much less chaotic.     12. Be a NAP KWEEN. Remember when you were in college and could take five naps a day between classes and still thought school was hard? Now that #adulting takes up all your time, use your day off to indulge in this simple but oh-so-satisfying practice. (Plus, power naps can actually be epic for your mood and motivation.)  

‘Stranger Things’ Cast Answer Fans’ Most Burning Questions About The Show

Humans vs. Robots: Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Pilot in NASA and Google Drone Race – Newsweek


Humans vs. Robots: Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Pilot in NASA and Google Drone Race
In another addition to the ever-expanding list of things robots can do better than humans, artificial intelligence has beaten one of NASA's world-class pilots in a drone race. Researchers at NASA's jet propulsion lab in Pasadena, California, revealed ...
Man vs. AI-piloted drones in a race to the finish; guess who winsThe Pasadena Star-News

Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial IntelligenceSpace Daily
NASA raced a Google-funded robot drone against a world-class human pilot—here's what happenedCNBC
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Alpha Male Tiger Forces This Cub to Submit

A young tiger comes face-to-face with an encroaching male tiger, threatening to take over his father's territory

Medical News Today: What foods to eat if you have diarrhea

A limited diet can help a person reduce the symptoms of diarrhea. In this article, learn what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, and when to see a doctor.

NASA Drone Race Pits Man Against Machine (Video)

To showcase NASA's accomplishments on artificially intelligent navigation, the agency invited professional drone racer Ken Loo to go toe-to-toe with their software.

See Elusive Planet Mercury at Its Best This Thanksgiving

Now is the time to look up and see Mercury, a planet that usually lingers too close to the sun for skywatchers on Earth to observe.

11 Mental Health Tips to Avoid Getting Stressed Out Over the Holidays

Getting stressed out over the holidays seems like a sure thing, but it doesn't have to be. Here are expert tips to avoid holiday stress.

Is Taking an Ice Bath After a Run Actually Worth the Pain?

Everyday athletes and runners are starting to use ice baths for recovery. We asked experts if there are actually benefits, or if we're shivering for nothing.
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