Cecelia Morales

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Don't Refrigerate These 7 Foods

Improve the quality of your food by storing it in the right place.<p>Refrigerators -- it's hard to believe that millions of people survive without the convenience of this technology. We use them for everything from chilling beer to crisping produce, but do we misuse them for storing foods? While we've …

What Do Animals See in the Mirror?

Asian elephants, magpies, and great apes are among the species that can self-recognize.<p>Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror?<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us from @iscavenger, who tweeted us after reading our January column "Why Do Dogs Watch—and React …

Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

For the past month and a half, we've been exploring the invisible forces that shape our lives in NPR's newest program, <i>Invisibilia</i>. Now we're ending the pilot season with a <i>visible</i> twist — exploring the ways computers shape our behavior, and the way we see the world.<p>The first person we hear from is …

We should make first contact: scientists say it is time to search for aliens

Space experts in the US say it is time to try actively to contact intelligent life on other worlds - but others argue it might be dangerous<p>Humans should start sending messages to planets in habitable zones in the hope that alien life-forms might hear us, scientists have said.<p><b>Space</b> experts at the</b> …

How love and heartache affect the body

Falling in love – and suffering a broken heart – have some powerful effects on the body.<p>“Love is the drug” sang Roxy Music back in the early 1970s, and it turns out Bryan Ferry and team were on to something.<p>When you fall in love, the same areas of your brain affected by alcohol or drugs like …

Video: The science of kissing

Why do we kiss? Well, duh, because it feels good. But why does it feel good?<p>The EarthSky team has a blast bringing you daily updates on your cosmos …

Science

SuperAgers' Brains May Hold Key To Maintaining Memories

"SuperAgers," the fortunate folks who remain mentally sharp well into their 80s, may have brains that age differently than those of their peers, a new imaging study suggests.<p>Northwestern University researchers determined that an area of the brain linked to memory was thicker in scans of living …

How big are the biggest monster stars?

How big can stars get? And how do these monster stars get so big?<p>When speaking of <i>bigness</i> among stars, you have to define your terms. There are very</i> …

Heart attacks: Does stress slow recovery for women?

Young and middle-aged women report being more stressed than men, which means they may have a harder time recovering from a heart attack, new research …

Medicine

ESSAY: Human Females Could (Should?) Be More Like Elephant Females

Changing Planet<p>By Katarzyna Nowak, Lauren McCall, and Isabel Behncke Izquierdo<p>What unique skills do women hold for the future of our species and the ecosystems we have come to dominate? What can we learn from elephants as human societies become more out of balance with nature?<p><b>They and Us</b><p>Elephants …

Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

Love growing potatoes and tomatoes? This spring, gardeners in the U.S. (and Europe) will be able to get both tuber and fruit from a single plant.<p>It even has a catchy name: Ketchup 'n' Fries.<p>"It's like a science project," says Alice Doyle of SuperNaturals Grafted Vegetables, the company that's …

Cannabis may make bipolar symptoms worse

There’s new evidence to suggest a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset and exacerbation of mania symptoms.<p>In a paper published …

Mental Health

Alien search won't doom planet Earth, say scientists who want to contact ET

Fears that a major program to contact alien life could spell disaster for planet Earth were dismissed as “paranoid” on Thursday by scientists who hope to beam messages to distant worlds from powerful radio telescopes.<p>Researchers at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) Institute in …

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: Charlie Smallbone and deVol Team Up to Create a Conservatory Kitchen, Copper Doors Included<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Remodeling 101: 6 …

Kitchens

You're Getting Dumber as You Age: Here's How to Slow the Decline

A healthy brain processes information as a wave (via electrical impulses) and as a particle (via the brain chemicals) at a fast pace along the neuronal highway. Think of "the wave" that goes around a sports stadium during a football game. Every person in the stadium represents a single cell in the …