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PTSD: Do most people get it after terrifying incidents?

Why the assumption that everyone is prone to developing the condition after witnessing a traumatic event isn’t the only myth that exists about it.<p>Whatever form it takes, an appalling ordeal like a car crash or a natural disaster can have a significant and long-lasting impact on the human condition. …

World Trade Center

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …

The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever

I'm standing on a beach and I see, a few hundred yards out, a mound of water heading right at me. It's not a wave, not yet, but a swollen patch of ocean, like the top of a moving beach ball, what sailors call a "swell." As it gets closer, its bottom hits the rising shore below, forcing the water …

Weight Training for Women: The Ultimate Strength Training Plan

Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more iron. Not in your diet—in your hands. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a mere 21 percent of women strength train two or more times a week. What you …

Scientists discover 'blonde gene'

All it takes to make a true Nordic blonde is a single little change in the genetic code, researchers reported on Sunday.<p>The tiny, one-letter mutation isn’t even in the gene controlling hair growth. It’s miles away — in genetic terms — in what scientists used to think was “junk” DNA. It’s a genetic …

Hair

The Best Exercise for Better Posture

<b>Learning the Basic Move</b> <br>The standard version is done using a heavy barbell or dumbbells—you'll be able to lift more (read: get stronger) with a barbell, but a total weight of 20 pounds is a good place to start, regardless of what you're lifting. Begin with feet a comfortable width apart, somewhere …

The Kiwi, New Zealand's National Bird, Isn't From Australia After All

The kiwi, a bird endemic to New Zealand, was long believed to be an Australian import. However, new research published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i> …

New Zealand
Zoology

Bagan at dawn

A Blood Moon Over Bluebonnets: The Lunar Eclipse in Texas

Photographer Mike Mezeul II produced this composite time lapse image of the lunar eclipse over a bluebonnet field in Ennis, Texas on April 15. Mezeul photographed the eclipse in 10 minutes intervals, spending a total of seven hours in the field capturing the moon's transitions.<p>"It was somewhere …

Lunar Eclipse

Scientists Clone Stem Cells From Two Adult Men In Major Breakthrough

By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.<p>The advance, described …

Beard Fashions Are Governed By Darwinian Selection

Why did the hipster get a sweaty chin? Because he grew a beard before it was cool.<p>By the beard of Darwin! Some studies have shown that women generally like beards, while others show that whiskers make men appear older and more aggressive. New research suggests that it's all relative, though, and …

Milkyway at Seven Sisters Cliff