Andrea Howard

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Einstein on Why We Are Alive

Given my soft spot for big thinkers’ answers to young people’s questions about life, I was thrilled when reader Dave Anderson shared the story of his mother’s exchange with none other than Albert Einstein. When Marion Block Anderson, an altogether exceptional woman, was a freshman at Oberlin …

The Green You See Is Not The Green You See

St. Patrick's Day is my excuse to present you with the following illusion in green, courtesy of Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a psychology professor at Ritsumeikan University in Japan.<p>This image includes two spirals in different shades of green, one a yellowish light green and the other a darker turquoise …

Some People Don't Get Bitten By Mosquitoes — Why That's True Will Surprise You

If you can't spend a summer night outside without slapping your ankles — and you still end up with dozens of mosquito bites — then it might be true that the flying pests really do love you.<p>And those lucky people who say they don't get bitten? They exist too.<p>But it's not because one person's blood …

This futuristic skyscraper sucks pollution out of the air and turns it into a building material! http://bit.ly/1f0aJj2

Degree View of Galaxy to Our Fingertips

[image-36]Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA's new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic presented Thursday at the TEDActive …

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

American students need to improve in math and science—but not because there's a surplus of jobs in those fields.<p>Everyone knows that the United States has long suffered from widespread shortages in its science and engineering workforce, and that if continued these shortages will cause it to fall …

10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …

Giant Robot Crab Walks, Is Probably Coming Right For You

Next stop: ocean floor.<p>The Crabster CR200 is a 1,400-pound behemoth of a 'bot soon being sent to the ocean floor—for both scientific and commercial use. Up until now, we've mostly seen it in action through still photos and animations, but here it is, menacingly lumbering into video.<p>The machine you …

Missing Jet Search Area Shifts After 'Credible Lead'

The search area of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has shifted northeast of where a multinational team of investigators had been looking for debris because of a "new credible lead," Australian authorities said Friday morning local time.<p>The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it shifted the …

Airplanes

Eye-Opening Images of the 2010 Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Many of you will still remember the news as it unfolded on live TV, as we all watched one of the worst oil spill disasters worsen each day. It was …

Coastlines

Open Call for Photos: Exposure 2014 Presented by See.Me (Sponsored)

Photographers of all levels and styles are invited to enter Exposure 2014, the 5th annual international photography competition presented by See.Me, …

The sinkhole didn't eat THIS Corvette—it's ours

See it on the National Corvette Museum's webcam.<p>It was still early in Bowling Green, Kentucky, so I wasn't expecting the phone call.<p>"Go to the National Corvette Museum website and look at delivery webcam No. 5."<p>It was Bowman. He had driven up from Knoxville last night to meet our road test editor, …

Please Be Real: All Stock 1971 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

This 1971 Fiat Spider is our preferred early model with chrome bumpers, and is a rare sight in factory orange with black interior. The car is said to …

'Captain America' Actor Retiring To Become A Director After His Marvel Contract Is Up

Acting, certainly, is a passion, and a worthy one. But you act to act, you act to perform, you act to find new truths, new depths. You don't act to become a movie star, and the bigger the star you are, the less acting you're actually doing. And in the age of superhero movies and endless franchises, …

'Uncharted 4' Game Director Leaves Naughty Dog

Yet another departure from Sony’s video game division: This time, Justin Richmond, the game director on upcoming PS4 exclusive <i>Uncharted 4</i>.<p>“I have in fact made the decision to leave Naughty Dog,” Richmond told IGN. “I love the company and the people and know that they will continue to create awesome …