Marissa Anderson

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19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Parks

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Brain disease CTE found in 87 of 91 NFL players tested, researchers say

The brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, believed to be caused by repeated head trauma, has been found in 87 of 91 deceased former NFL players tested, according to researchers.<p>"People think that we're blowing this out of proportion, that this is a very rare disease and that we're …

Brain Disease

Are humans still evolving? Yes, both globally and locally.

The one question I’m inevitably asked after lecturing on evolution to a general audience is this: “Are humans still evolving?” What they really want …

The Lizards of the Caribbean

These 20 million year-old Caribbean <i>Anolis</i> lizard fossils preserved in amber aren’t just amazing to look at–they also make it possible for researchers to learn more about the evolution of lizard communities in deep time.

Researchers Find 8 Superfoods That Drastically Boost Your Brainpower At Work

Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one …

Self-improvement

The parody Ig Nobel Awards 2015, in pictures - Telegraph

Australian homes among first to get Tesla's Powerwall solar-energy battery

Company says 7kWH energy storage unit, which uses lithium-ion battery to store energy from rooftop solar panels, will be available by end of year<p>Australia will be one of the first countries in the world to get Tesla’s vaunted Powerwall battery storage system, as several other companies scramble to …

Solar Panels

A new study shows that whales live and learn in their own unique animal culture

A sperm whale’s “click” is the loudest sound produced by any animal—and it has an identifying dialect. In fact, according to a study published in Nature Communications, the whales aren’t born with different vocal chords or a bit of the sea particularly suited to a certain kind of click. They simply …

The 16 best science movies and shows on Netflix

1/<p>"Blackfish" (2013)<p>YouTube<p><b>What it's about:</b> This film highlights issues with the sea park industry through the tale of Tilikum, a killer whale in …

World's rarest marine creature spotted after 30-year absence

The Allonautilus scrobiculatus has inhabited the earth for 500 million years and has only been seen twice, until now<p>A rare species of nautilus, a marine mollusc, has been found by researchers for the first time in 31 years. It has been suggested that the Allonautilus scrobiculatus could be the …

This is how NASA used to hire its astronauts 20 years ago—and it still works today

In 1978, NASA was just beginning its space shuttle program and Dr. Terry McGuire was responsible for assessing the psychological fitness of astronauts in preparation for NASA missions. It was a daunting task. Putting several extremely talented, smart and confident people into space together …

10 Healthy Foods That Will Help You Sleep Like A Baby Tonight

Never go to bed hungry again.<p>Go ahead and give in to that pre-bedtime snack craving.<p>Science has shown that proper diet and sleep quality go hand in hand, but hitting the hay with a satisfied stomach can also be crucial to a truly restful night. Experts recommend eating a small meal rich in …

Turning cancer back into healthy tissue

<b>Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.</b><p>Their lab-based work suggests there is a biological step that can restore normality and stop cells replicating out of control.<p>When the US researchers added molecules called microRNAs, it put the brakes on …

26 beautiful photos you won't believe were taken in Pakistan

14 incredible national parks around the world

From the grassy planes of the Serengeti to the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard, these are the parks that are worth traveling the world to see.

National Parks

The genetic technology that's going to change everything is at a critical turning point

There weren't many people studying that system then, especially compared to now, and those working in that area were doing what's called basic, or fundamental science, investigating something for the sake of curiosity or interest — not because they knew that research would have a practical or …

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

Nobel prize find: search for ‘soul of rat’ revealed brain’s navigation system

John O’Keefe – who shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – once jokingly told me that he was searching for the soul of the rat, but missed and struck lucky with his discovery of place cells – a kind of “you are here” mapping signal in the brain.<p>His discovery and the accompanying …

The Fastest Way to Get a Butt Lift

No matter what time of year, a lifted booty is <i>always</i> in season. It's time to dedicate a short strength-training session to your glorious glutes! …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Robotic Arm Catches Whatever You Throw It

Somebody should sign this bot up for the NFL.<p>A tennis racket. A carton. A plastic bottle of water. You can lob all of these things at a newly developed robotic arm, and it will catch them. Witness:<p>The robotic arm was developed by researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in …

Robotics

Dean Kamen's DARPA-Funded Prosthetic Arm Gets FDA Approval

From a company founded by the Segway inventor, the arm is the first of its kind to receive approval for sale.<p>For eight years now, the DEKA prosthetic arm -- a DARPA-funded project aimed at improving the lives of amputees -- has been moving slowly toward FDA approval. Now, right on schedule, the …

FDA

The Cause Of Colony Collapse Disorder, Disappearing Bees Becoming More Clear

For the past eight years or so, we’ve been hearing the term “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD) to refer to the seemingly spontaneous abandonment of their hives by honeybees. Bees have been abandoning their hives for centuries, but the rate at which such collapses have been observed started to …

Concussions Do More Damage To Men Than Women

By: Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 05/12/2014 10:17 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>When it comes to concussions, men may take longer to recover, and show more brain damage, than women do, a new study suggests.<p>In the study, researchers examined brain scans and medical records of 47 men and 22 women …

Square 'Hole' In Sun Spotted By NASA Spacecraft (VIDEO)

A NASA spacecraft has made a surprising find on the surface of the sun: a square-shaped "hole" in the star's outer atmosphere.<p>The dark square on the sun, known as a "coronal hole," is an area where the solar wind is streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. NASA captured a video of the sun's …

An 'unstoppable,' cataclysmic glacier meltdown is already underway

Two separate studies released this week are announcing a bleak future for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet — and an accompanying sea-level rise across the globe. Both groups of researchers conclude that global warming is accelerating the disintegration of large parts of the ice sheets, and that the …

Are Red Wine And Chocolate Not So Healthy After All?

A new study casts more doubt upon the health benefits of resveratrol, the red wine antioxidant that has garnered so much interest from researchers and the public over the last decade. The compound, found in red wine and chocolate, two indulgences that many of us consume with noble regularity, has …