Henry Dalton Harmon

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10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Hi-res peek as visual info streams into brain - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Visual attention increases the efficiency of signaling into the brain’s cerebral …

The Brain

New evidence suggests giant ocean on Mars - Futurity

CALTECH (US) —Researchers have found signs of an ancient delta on Mars where a river …

Space

Fossil Tooth Is "Smoking Gun" That T. Rex Was a Killer

A fossil tooth is the best proof yet that T. rex wasn't just a giant vulture.<p><b>A fossil tooth found buried inside the healed tailbones of a duckbill dinosaur suggests the animal survived a close encounter with a Tyrannosaurus rex about 65 million years ago, according to a new study.</b><p>Scientists say the …

Paleontology

Astronomers Want To Fire Giant Bullets At Jupiter's Moon Europa

Hey aliens, you have about 10 years to reveal yourselves before we launch a science missile.<p>Scientists at University College London have designed a 44-pound bullet that could gather scientific information on Jupiter's moon Europa. Last week, a prototype of the bullet slammed through a 10-tonne …

Can Oysters With No Sex Life Repopulate The Chesapeake Bay?

The Chesapeake Bay once supplied half the world's oyster market. But pollution, disease and over-harvesting have nearly wiped out the population. It's a dire situation that's united former adversaries to revive the oyster ecosystem and industry.<p>Scientists and watermen have joined forces to plant …

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A Very Brief Look At The Evolution Of The Killer Robot

Three 'bots that defined their generations' sci-fi flicks.<p>There are two kinds of robots in Hollywood: innocuous servants that are one glitch away from murdering their masters, and the bots designed for wholesale slaughter from the start. Here's a look at the latter, a purpose-built class of killer …

13 American Airports Where It Takes Forever To Get Through Customs

If you had arrived in JFK Terminal 4 during the busiest hours from overseas a year earlier, in May 2012, your wait time would have been 24 minutes less, at just under 70 minutes.<p>After getting off a lengthy flight, anxious to get into the city or onto begin the next stage of your journey, these …

Delta Airlines

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Behind the Shot: Kayaking Over Waterfalls in the Amazon

On a seven-week trip from northern Brazil to Guyana and Venezuela, kayakers <b>Chris Korbulic,</b> <b>Ben Stookesberry,</b> and <b>Pedro Oliva</b> sought out the best waterfalls and rapids in the Tepui landscape. Their first stop on the trip led to the first, and best trip photo at the waterfalls of Santuario in the …

Landscape Photography

Are You a Traveler or a Tourist? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

<b>By Candice Gaukel Andrews</b><p>What makes a <i>tourist</i> different from a <i>traveler?</i> When recently pondering that question, I found <i>Merriam-Webster's</i> to be of little help. My old standby dictionary defines a <i>tourist</i> as "one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture" and a <i>traveler</i> as "one that goes on a trip or …