Cristina Cutajar

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How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

The Brain

Why The Best Painting At The Guggenheim This Summer Was Made By A Third Grader

Modern Western education traditionally emphasizes two skills: the ability to process text and numbers. The importance of images, however, is often overlooked. While mainstream public schooling treats pictorial information as peripheral, a quick glimpse at the world around us can contradict this …

Teaching

5 Of The Most Horrifying Mouths In Nature

You didn't want to sleep tonight, right?<p>Today, researchers published a study in the journal <i>Palaeontology</i> that they had discovered the structure of the microscopic teeth of an animal that lived 500 million years ago. This wouldn't ordinarily be news outside the paleontology* community, except that …

Zoology

2 massive whales have washed ashore just south of San Francisco

Because the whale was on its back in the surf, biologists haven't been able to tell if the whale was killed after being hit by a ship, one of the ways the endangered creatures are sometimes killed.<p>"This beach, because of its geographical features and currents, lends itself to being a huge …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Consciousness

This is How Much Diamond is Extracted from Massive Diamond Mines

In the world of diamond mining, huge open pits are dug into the Earth in order to find and extract a relatively small amount of usable diamonds. For …

Giant Whales Have Super-Stretchy Nerves

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>“Hey, look at this,” said Bob Shadwick. He and his team were working on the dissected remains of a fin whale, the second largest animal on the planet, when they noticed a white cord-like structure lying against a slab of muscle. Shadwick picked it up …

Princess Diana's brother tweets on new princess: 'Perfect names'

It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.<p>Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute to both Prince William's parents and …

12 Things You Never Knew About Audrey Hepburn

Like: She wasn't the first choice to play Holly Golightly.<p>Audrey Hepburn isn't exactly an International Woman of Mystery, but you've got to wonder how a single person could be so ridiculously-talented, intelligent, chic, and poised all at once... surely she's got some tricks up her sleeve. So, …

Horse forced to wear body sock because it is 'allergic to grass'

Riding instructor owner forced to source the outfit for horse allergic to grass to ensure that he wouldn’t face the prospect of being confined to his stable<p>Shrouded in what looks like an ill-fitting knitted mint green jumper and matching leg warmers, Andalusian horse Chanquette cuts a striking …

The Apple Watch has a secret port, and accessory makers say they can use it to extend battery life

The Apple Watch is designed to be charged using its wireless magnetic connector, but a new Apple Watch strap accessory called the Reserve Strap aims to plug into the hidden port "to achieve a higher charge capacity and quicker, more efficient charging times."<p>By swapping out the band for a Reserve …

Smartwatches

Tribute to Mum: Prince William and Princess Kate Name Their Baby Girl Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Prince William and Princess Kate have named their baby girl!<p>“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Watch NASA's Greased Lightning Tilt-Wing Take Off Like A Summertime Fling [Video]

Coasting through the midair transition trials<p>This is no garage-built hotrod. NASA’s Greased Lightning, a 10-engine tilt-wing airplane, successfully completed a mid-air switcheroo from vertical, helicopter-like takeoff to level, airplane-like flight, and then back to vertical for the landing. It’s …

Most Fashionable Families: Obamas, Knowles, Jaggers, Roitfeld, Birkins

Have you ever wondered how style develops? In the battle of nature versus nurture, the jury's still out, but these six fashionable families make us wonder if there's something in the water. Something very chic, that is.<p>Pinterest<p><b>The Obama Family</b><p>First Lady Michelle Obama's feminine power dressing has …

Grace Kelly

The FBI was well aware of one of the Texas terror shooting suspects

One of the two shooters killed during an attack on a Texas art show and contest featuring depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was reportedly the subject of a previous FBI terror investigation.<p>Elton Simpson and an accomplice stormed a Garland, Texas community center Sunday afternoon but were shot …

10 Coolest Airline Amenities

<i>(Photo: Southwest Airlines)</i><p>With all the airline fees adding up, it's hard to remember what perks you get as a passenger. However, there are still some airlines that show their appreciation for customers, dishing out amenities that make them stand out from the rest. These airlines have come up with …

The World's 16 Most Incredible Sea Caves

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Most people have only been exposed to sea caves by reading <i>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</i>, and that's not OK... mostly because the sea cave in that book was terrifying and filled with zombies (apologies to anyone who hasn't read it by now). The sea caves in this list, on the …

Lake Superior

10 Ways Legal Marijuana Could Change The Food World In The Next 10 Years

Over the past decade, the culinary world has started to pick up a faint whiff of marijuana smoke. Famous, reputable chefs across the country have copped to their love of marijuana, and its utility in their creative processes. Because weed makes food taste better! Even science says so.<p>Meanwhile, the …

5 sub sandwiches that'll make you a Super Bowl party hero

Hoagies. Grinders. Subs. Heroes. Whatever you call them, these gigantic sandwiches are the perfect game day fuel. They can be made ahead of time, aren’t expensive, and — most importantly — feed a crowd! Let one of these large-format beauties inspire your Super Bowl fare.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Classic Italian sub:</b> …

Cooking

This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Freshly Eaten Snake Makes Amazing Escape—Find Out How

Newly published photographs show a snake fleeing from the belly of another.<p>A snake remarkably escaped from a larger snake that swallowed it whole on the Greek island of Corfu, according to recently published photographs.<p>In 2011, the wild reptile, a Dahl's whip snake <i>(Platyceps najadum)</i>, wriggled its …

Turn Left at the Oyster Festival! A Festival a Month for 2015

I was driving through the rolling hills of Wales, conjuring up King Arthur and Dylan Thomas when my stomach started to rumble. It was triggered by a makeshift sign that kept popping up, tempting me with just two words "Oyster Festival" and an arrow pointing towards the sea.<p>Not to brag, but besides …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Consumer Tech

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Sleep

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Wrong-pedal car-wash crash becomes disastrous YouTube gold

Elderly driver's wild, destructive ride was all caught on security camera<p>Sacramento's Quick Quack Car Wash suffered some sizable damage on Friday, when an elderly driver mashed the wrong pedal and tore through the automated car wash tunnel before crashing to a halt in the vacuum bay.<p>The business is …