Amanda Lippard

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Just How Sweet Is The Taste Of Victory?

Ah, the sweet taste of victory. And now there's scientific evidence to back that up. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to researcher Robin Dando at Cornell, who used hockey fans to test his theory.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>The sweet taste of victory, how sweet it is. Well, exactly how sweet is …

Ice Cream

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Huge ritual monument found hidden near Stonehenge

The super-henge of Durrington Walls has been hiding a secret for thousands of years: a row of 90 massive standing stones<p>A huge ritual monument which dates from the time of Stonehenge has been discovered hidden under the bank of a nearby stone-age enclosure.<p>Durrington Walls, a roundish ‘super-henge’ …

Archaeology

Easter Eggs - Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Wiki Guide - IGN

This page contains information on the Easter Eggs and Secrets found in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. It's one part of IGN's guide showing you …

Drop of blood can show biological age and predict Alzheimer's Disease

True biological age is written in the genes and can now be read by scientists using a simple blood test<p>A blood test which shows how well people are ageing can predict the onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s, researchers believe.<p>Scientists have identified a set of genes which must be functioning …

Nintendo and Amazon kiss and make up

Nintendo and Amazon, who have had a rocky relationship for the past several years, appear to have largely settled their differences.<p>The companies …

Just add water and this squid-inspired plastic heals itself

While you've been busy scarfing down fried calamari rings, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been doing something else with squid. Namely? Studying the cephalopod's ring teeth for a way to create a material that heals when water's present, much in the way that those tentacle-bound …

Bluetooth substitute can send data through your body

The king of close range communications between mobile devices continues to be Bluetooth. This technology has served us very well – its energy efficiency is hard to eclipse, and it can cover pretty good distances. UCSD (University of California San Diego) researchers have found a solution that may …

Magnetism

Fallout Monopoly launches alongside Fallout 4

As if <i>Fallout 4</i> weren't going to eat up enough of your time come November, Bethesda has found a way to drag your entire family and friends circle into …

Google launches new 'fun fact' trick to keep you entertained

Boost your trivia knowledge ahead of the next pub quiz or kids homework assignment with search engine’s new ‘I’m feeling curious’ feature<p>Bored at work today? Need to boost your trivia knowledge now that all the kids are back in school? Try Googling “fun facts” or “I’m feeling curious”.<p>Google’s …

Central Asia

Comet Hitchhiker concept takes a step

A spacecraft using Comet Hitchhiker orbits and lands on multiple comets and asteroids using a harpoon and tether and the energy of motion of the …

Space

60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since there …

Wildlife

Arsenic attaches to water that's 'too pure' - Futurity

Recycled water percolating into underground storage aquifers in Southern California picked up trace amounts of arsenic. The problem? The water was …

Water

Aspirin could help boost cancer treatment, experts find

'Exciting' study results show anti-inflammatory pain killer suppresses cancer molecule that allows tumours to evade body's immune defences<p>Cancer treatment could be more effective when it is combined with aspirin, new research suggests.<p>The anti-inflammatory pain killer suppresses a cancer molecule …

Cancer

Robot Designed To Kill Starfish Will Be Released On Australian Reefs

Exterminate! Exterminate!<p>Without any direction from humans, the robot sees its target and zeroes in. It administers a lethal injection before its victim can flee, then seeks out the next hit. It sounds like the plot of a <i>Terminator</i> movie, but this robot is far from fiction. Meet COTSbot, a robot …

Great Barrier Reef

A Vaccinated Man Has Been Emitting Virulent Polio for 28 Years

At the end of the decades-long global battle to eradicate polio from the planet, there is what looks like a simple goal: Render every person immune, by vaccination, for long enough that the disease can find no host in which to breed, and thus dies out. That was the strategy behind the eradication …

Public Health

Google now helps you easily look up details for 900 illnesses

A new Google search feature is making it easier to find details on more than 900 different health conditions. These include everything from common conditions like pink eye to tropical diseases like dengue fever.<p>Earlier this year, the company introduced a new search feature specifically for medical …

SEO

Alleged Killer Squirrel Is Captured On Camera For The First Time

Fluffiness confirmed, though evidence of blood-drinking remains elusive<p>It’s not quite a video of Bigfoot, but it’s cuter.<p>The tufted ground squirrel (<i>Rheithrosciurus macrotis</i>), native to Borneo’s forests, enjoys the distinction of being both the squirrel with the fluffiest tail and the only one with …