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Tommy Hilfiger

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

These foods and drinks are killing your energy

We’ve all been there: You’re sitting at your desk, getting your work done, when suddenly your eyes begin to feel heavy. Seemingly out of nowhere, you’re sapped of all energy and may even begin to doze off. Where does this afternoon crash come from? Aside from the fact that you’ve been sitting all …

Spring Shoe Trends You’ll Love

With spring’s official start just a few days away, it’s time to get your spring shopping to full force and make sure you have everything that you …

How I Got Over Being Shy and Embraced Talking to People I Don’t Know

I once showed up to a party alone, before any of my friends arrived. Instead of mingling, I hid in the bathroom to kill time and avoid talking to …

Frotcast 242: ‘The Jinx’ vs. ‘Serial,’ ‘Divergent,’ And ‘I Hate Christian Laettner’

–<p><i>Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right click, save as).</i><p>This week on the Frotcast, we talk <i>The Jinx</i> and Robert Durst. The appeal of the show, is it closure or characters? Or is it just that Robert Durst is nuts in so many different ways that it seems like there’s a new one …

San Francisco

Yeti debate swirls: Study reveals origin of mysterious hairs

The yeti, a legendary shaggy, bipedal beast from the Himalayas, made headlines last year when a geneticist said he had solved the mystery of its origins. But now, scientists have found the hair samples used in that study didn't come from a mysterious animal, but rather from the Himalayan brown bear.<p>…

Zoology

Will we ever… speak faster than light speed?

If we explore the outer reaches of space, keeping in touch with home will be a daunting task. But are there ways our words could travel faster than light? Peter Ray Allison investigates.<p>Light travels so fast it can make the transatlantic journey between London and New York more than 50 times each …

Quantum Mechanics

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

<b>Use Red Plates</b><br>Yep, you read that correctly: Your health could be determined by the color of your dinnerware. Gotta love science! Seriously, though: A study from <i>Appetite</i> found that people who eat off of red plates tend to eat less than those who eat off of red and blue. The researchers say that …