Christine Crockett

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Astronomers Just Discovered a Rare Dwarf Galaxy That's Loaded With Precious Elements

Stars packed with gold, platinum, and silver.<p>Scientists have been searching for the origin of some of the most precious metals on Earth - including …

Leonardo da Vinci paintings analysed for DNA to solve grave mystery

The mystery of where Leonardo da Vinci is buried could be laid to rest after scientists began a painstaking hunt for his DNA.<p>Leonardo was originally interred in the chapel of Saint-Florentin at the Chateau d'Amboise in the Loire Valley, in 1519, but the building was destroyed in the French …

Eating These Snacks Before Bed Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

We're serious.<p>Need to sleep better? Try eating <b>right before bed</b>.<p>We're serious. We know, we know ... thanks to a lot of research on the topic, conventional wisdom says we <i>shouldn't</i> eat before bed, lest we gain weight and stay awake.<p>(Recent research suggests that people who ate their main meal of the …

This Discovery Shows Humans Have Been Killing Each Other for 10,000 Years

The remains of at least 27 individuals in Kenya show evidence of violent murders that took place around 10,000 years ago, and may be the earliest …

Britney Spears dancing to Adele's 'Hello' is major friendship goals

LONDON — Move over J-Law, Adele has a new BFF.<p>Just last week Adele declared Britney her "queen" in an interview with NPR, and now it looks like …

Adele

Scans Of King Tut's Tomb Show '90 Percent' Chance Of Secret Rooms

Radar reveals 'an entrance to something' in the walls of the burial chamber.<p>King Tut is hiding something.<p>Radar scans of Tutankhamun's burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings appear to have confirmed a new theory that there are other chambers -- and possibly another tomb -- hidden behind the walls.<p>…

Archaeology

Demi Lovato's live cover of Adele's 'Hello' is spine-tinglingly epic

It's probably quite a daunting task to attempt a cover of Adele's "Hello".<p>Over the last few the weeks the song has had an absolutely massive …

A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does?

In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: It affected mostly people …

Public Health

Why Mantis Shrimp Send Secret Messages Using Twisted Light

In the oceans, secret messages are being exchanged all the time. Some are obvious if you look closely enough, or at the right angle, or with sharp enough eyes. But mantis shrimps—a group of belligerent crustaceans—exchange signals that are <i>so</i> secretive that only they can see them.<p>Mantis shrimps have …

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

Basically, these are the easiest slow cooker recipes in the world.<p>The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that …

Cooking

Paul Reubens will play the Penguin's father on 'Gotham'

Batman fans know that "Gotham" has featured plenty of Easter eggs and nods to existing Batman lore, but Paul Reubens' casting news has upped the ante.<p>During the show's panel at New York Comic Con this weekend, Robin Lord Taylor, who plays Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the Penguin, announced that Reubens …

Pompeii's victims had great teeth, researchers say

CT scans also suggest that many died from head injuries, rather than suffocation from Mount Vesuvius eruption<p>Researchers in Italy are using CT scans to examine the ancient remains of those killed by a volcanic eruption in Pompeii, and the tests have yielded surprising early findings. As the AGI …

Scientists create virtual human using slices of dead woman’s body

The Visible Human Project scientists use cadavers to create detailed digital reconstructions of the human body<p>It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood sci-fi movie, scientists using slices of dead humans to create virtual copies.<p>But US researchers have done exactly that and created the world’s most …

If you want to lie do it when you need the toilet, say experts

Scientists have discovered that people lie more convincingly when they are desperate for the lavatory<p>If you want to tell someone a fib, then make sure you have drunk a couple of pints of water, because scientists have found that we lie more convincingly when we need to tinkle.<p>California State …

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

Encryption might be the reason we've never heard from aliens, says Snowden

Edward Snowden thinks he might have an answer to the Fermi paradox — the cosmological puzzle of why, given that the universe is so very old and so very big, we haven't heard from any aliens yet. Speaking with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the astrophysicist's <i>StarTalk</i> podcast (the relevant section starts …

Can't believe your eyes? Scientists build tiny invisibility cloak

Scientists might be a step – a teeny tiny step – closer to developing that Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak of your dreams. Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a thin metamaterial that can conform to irregularly shaped objects and render them invisible in certain wavelengths of light.<p>For …

Engineering

Ellen DeGeneres is leading a fundamental change in the way we buy clothing

The line offers clothing with gender neutral lines for women, highlighting the notion that being a girl is not analogous with dressing girly.<p>DeGeneres's collaboration with GapKids, GapKids x ED, with the corresponding hashtag "#heyworld," launched earlier this summer. It zeroed in on giving girls …