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Mating Rituals: Why Certain Risky Behaviors Can Make You Look Hot

Social science research suggests risky behavior such as braving heights or swimming in deep waters increases your sex appeal. Driving without a seat belt? Not so much.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>Our David Greene recently discussed some new social science research with NPR's Shankar …

How to Avoid Common Midrun Mishaps

Cramps, blisters, chafing and side stitches don't have to derail your workout.<p>These common problems don’t have to derail your workout. Here’s how to handle them.<p><b>Chafing</b><p>Before you go, apply Vaseline, adhesive bandages, or sports lubricants like BodyGlide to areas that are prone to chafing. Lip balm …

Lunch-Hour Fit

Short workouts have lasting effects on body—and mind.<p>There's no better way to ward off the afternoon doldrums than going for a lunchtime run. Getting out for as little as 15 minutes invigorates both mind and body—it can reduce stress, stimulate creativity, and activate hormones associated with …

Mary Anning: British palaeontologist celebrated in Google doodle

British fossil collector Mary Anning's 215th birthday has been marked with a Google doodle<p>Google is celebrating the 215th anniversary of the birth of British palaeontologist Mary Anning with a special doodle, which shows Anning uncovering a dinosaur's fossilised remains.<p>Mary Anning, 21 May 1799 - 9 …

The Medical and Microbiological Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human activity for millennia though not everyone does so responsibly. Back in the 1800s, public health officials first took note of the issue of alcohol abuse, which was known then as intemperance. They were keenly aware there was a link between the amount of …

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Million Dollar House Ideas – What Makes A House Expensive These Days

A house becomes expensive and luxurious when it has certain elements that put it over the top. You may have seen one or two such spaces, perhaps at …

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Tiny Silver Laboratory Microscope Necklace | Silver Microscope Charm Necklace | Science Student Pendant

Here is a darling little silver laboratory microscope necklace. The smallest and cutest you'll ever see! Perfect for any lover of science, biology, chemistry, students, biologists, chemists, professors and teachers! This whimsical necklace is perfect to give as a gift for someone you love, or as a …

Curiosity Took 65 Bacteria Species On Trip To Mars

Whether they survived is unknown.<p>You know you've got a microbiome. Did you know NASA's Curiosity rover does, too? A recent study of swabs taken from the rover before it launched found its surfaces contained 65 bacteria species, Nature News reports.<p>It's not known whether any of those Earthly …

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Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says

"Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story."<p>The spread of superbugs—bacteria that have changed in ways that render antibiotics ineffective against them—is a serious and growing threat around the world, according to the World Health Organization's first global report on …

Can SARS lessons prevent a MERS virus outbreak?

Hong Kong generally gets a bad rap when it comes to infectious diseases.<p>Grabbing headlines during recent bird- and swine-flu outbreaks, its proximity to Mainland China as well as its unenviable status as the worst-affected city during the 2003 SARS outbreak, Hong Kong has been central to several …

Some birds adapt to Chernobyl’s radiation

On April 26, 1986, the world saw the worst civilian nuclear disaster in history when Unit 4 of the nuclear power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

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Hundreds of demonstrators and counter protestors filled the streets of Portland<p>Officer retires after years of dedicated service<p>Smith College employee …

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Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

Minnesota Bans Antibacterial Triclosan

Minnesota is banning the germ killer triclosan, which is found in many soaps and body washes. Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill on Friday, but the …

Microscope Images Show Topography Of Tears

A new art exhibit shows similarites between mountains and salt crystals.<p>We cry for various reasons: happiness, sadness, cutting onions. But almost invariably, we wipe away those tears or they are otherwise dried up, washed away or discarded. But photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher decided to do just the …

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How People Explain Color Throughout The World [Infographic]

This clever color wheel reveals how different languages explain the color spectrum, whether in three words or more than 60 words.<p>Data interpreter/designer Terrence Fradet created this lovely interpretation of colors through the filter of language. At the Fathom Information Design site, he has a …

A Map Of Winds All Over The World

See high-speed winds and cyclones over the sea.<p>Aeolus, is that you? This is a map of winds on Earth, created from a mathematical model made by NASA. Scientists ran a complete simulation using the model, representing the movement of winds and other atmospheric phenomena on Earth from May 2005 to May …

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