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10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Waking up ISEE-3: spacecraft from 1978 gets crowdfunded reboot

Nasa lets civilians take over ISEE-3 probe, which is circling the Sun in sleep mode and about to rendezvous with Earth<p>A crowdfunded group of citizen scientists will attempt to reboot and take control of a 36-year-old space probe that is flying back past Earth long after the end of its original …

Newly discovered praying mantis hunts like a tiger

Bush tiger mantis species found in Rwanda's Nyungwe national park<p>Researchers have discovered a new type of praying mantis previously unknown to science in Rwanda's remote Nyungwe national park. Dystacta tigrifrutex — also known as the tiger bush mantis — earned its name from the hunting practices …

Archaeopteryx: X-rays shine new light on mystery 'bird'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1078000/1078313_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522229784_eaf16986e664b647b3b0ea4c928cc829<p><b>Is it a bird? Is it a dinosaur? Or something in between?</b><p>The feathered limbs of <i>Archaeopteryx</i> have fascinated palaeontologists ever since Charles …

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New Study Strengthens Gut Bacteria-Autism Link

New research adds more strength to the potential link between gut bacteria and autism.<p>In a small study, researchers from Arizona State University found evidence that gut bacteria may differ between children with and without autism.<p>Specifically, the researchers found that the fecal concentrations of …

Ancient City of Petra Built to Align With the Sun

The Nabatean culture erected the city to highlight solstices, equinoxes.<p>An ancient civilization built the famous, stone-hewn city of Petra so that the sun would illuminate their sacred places like celestial spotlights, a new study says.<p>Petra, a giant metropolis of tombs, monuments, and other …

Researchers are making a smartphone lens that can spot sickness

Research conducted by scientists at the University of Houston brings your phone one step closer to telling you when you're sick. Jiming Bao, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Richard Willson, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, together developed a …

Furniture Rehab: The Ugliest Couch Ever

Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps a vintage find.<p>Again & Again owner Leslie Pritchard looked past this couch's horrendous facade (what is going on with this dated fabric combo!?!) and saw potential. With a little TLC, removal of the tufted backing, and …

Proof That Chinoiserie Wallpaper Is Timeless

What happens when you clash hand-painted walls with contemporary furnishings? Pure chicness.<p>Interior design by David Kaihoi. Photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo.<p>Interior design by Ruthie Sommers. Photography by Victoria Pearson.<p>Interior design by Miles Redd. Photography by James Merrell.<p><i>------</i><p><i>More from</i> …

Interior Design

Cottage Chic Meets Glam in Wren's Room

(Image credit: Holly Baker)<p><b>Name:</b> Wren <b><br>Location:</b> Edmonton, Alberta, Canada <b><br>Room Size:</b> 130 square feet<p>I've followed Holly Baker of <i>In the Fun Lane</i> for …

Ralph Lauren

Those BPA-free plastics you thought were safe? Think again.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Inside the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury the disturbing evidence about the …

Tech and Science

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Why Does Your Nose Get Stuffy One Nostril at a Time?

Because your nostrils split their workload. Throughout the day, they each take breaks in a process of alternating congestion and decongestion called …

Fish

SJP On Her Love Affair With Shoes and Those SATC3 Rumors

The actress talks her new line with Nordstrom and whether or not she'll ever slip back into Carrie Bradshaw's Manolos...<p>SJP—the acronym alone evokes the sound of stilettos skipping down the sidewalks of New York City. It's been nearly 10 years to the day since the final <i>Sex and the City</i> episode …

Neanderthals cleared of driving mammoths over cliff in mass slaughter

New evidence suggests it would have been impossible to stampede mammoths to their deaths at site in Jersey<p>Heaps of mammoth and woolly rhino bones found piled up at the foot of a cliff were thought to be the grim results of Neanderthals driving the beasts over the edge.<p>The piles of bones are a major …

9 of Thomas Jefferson’s Head-Turning Hobbies

If television existed in the 18th and 19th centuries, Thomas Jefferson could’ve earned a living starring in Dos Equis commercials. As a writer, …

5 Forgotten Drug Fads

Some drugs have dynamite PR. Methamphetamine pervades pop culture, iconized by a scowling Walter White and his pork pie hat. Crack cocaine, a …

Alternative Uses for Honey

7 Strange, But Great, Alternative Uses For Honey. Luckily, several of these involve eating it.<br>*<br>It’s So Cold That a Plane Actually Landed on the …

How Effective Is This Year’s Flu Vaccine?

Earlier today, estimates for the current flu vaccine’s effectiveness published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The research suggests the vaccine is around 60 percent effective against the flu.<p>Researchers from the CDC and several …

Public Health

Darwin's Beetle, Lost and Found

Charles Darwin had kind of a thing for beetles, and would go to great lengths to collect and study them. In 1846, he wrote to a friend about one of …

They Were Who They Weren’t: 6 Audacious Impostors

Throughout history, people have changed their identities and become someone completely different. Sometimes it was to avoid consequences in their …

14 Charming Quotes About The Smiths by Morrissey

February 20th marks the 30th anniversary of the self-titled first album by those mighty masters of mope from Manchester, The Smiths. Throughout their …

Environment: News & features

Construction workers unearth mammoth tusk in Seattle neighborhood

Construction workers in Seattle's South Lake Union area managed to unearth the tusk of a mammoth earlier this week. Experts at the Burke Museum at the University of Washington believe the tusk originated from a Columbia mammoth from approximately 16,000 years ago, and it may be the largest tusk …

San Francisco's 1906 quake was third in a series - Futurity

New research backs up historical narratives about two earthquakes in the 68 years before San Francisco's devastating 1906 disaster.

A Pilot Program To See If Constant Bio-Monitoring Can Save Lives

Intense measuring and tracking of vital signs might help doctors catch health problems sooner.<p>One hundred healthy folks from Seattle have agreed to allow researchers to sequence their genomes, monitor their sleep every night, measure 100 proteins in their blood, and even examine their stools every …

Alzheimer's Disease

First Fecal Transplant Bank Opens

The Massachusetts-based company has delivered stool samples to 13 hospitals around the country.<p>A lot of people don't give a crap. But OpenBiome, a company based in Cambridge, Mass., does, quite literally. The group has opened a facility that collects stool samples from healthy, pre-screened …

Microbiology

13 Flat-Belly Foods to Beat the Bloat

Skip the salt and load up on these hydration-boosting fruits, veggies, and spices.<p>More than 10 million Americans regularly complain about being bloated. That uncomfortable sensation — the result of air passing through your intestines — is often caused by a tempting culprit: salty and fatty foods. …

Nutrition