Ecaterina Alexandru

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Why the scientific finding that trees “sleep” at night is beautiful

All life on Earth is ruled by the 24-hour clock. Even trees.<p>From the tiniest bacteria to the largest redwood tree, almost all life on planet Earth is ruled by the 24-hour clock.<p>Genes that code for a 24-hour circadian rhythm exist "in most every cell, in most every organism on Earth," Michael Twery, …

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Exercise Increases 24-h Fat Oxidation Only When It Is Performed Before Breakfast

Abstract<p>Background<p>As part of the growing lifestyle diversity in modern society, there is wide variation in the time of day individuals choose to …

What to Expect from the Large Hadron Collider

There is a (http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/andrei-linde-and-the-beauty-of-science) of an impromptu meeting between three Stanford University professors that has received nearly three million views on YouTube. For most of the people who watch the video, its message is inscrutable. It …

Slide Show: Uncanny Valleys

Although the mountainscapes in Meike Nixdorf’s new series “Your Earth Transforms” would seem, at first, to be thoroughly in the tradition of heroic alpine photography, they are not photographs, and Nixdorf has never actually visited these places. (With apologies to Bradford Washburn, even the …

Why Do We Admire Mobsters?

In 1947, when Elaine Slott was sixteen, she travelled with her mother and sister to visit her aunt and uncle in Florida. The day after they arrived, however, Elaine and her aunt boarded another plane by themselves. Elaine soon found herself speeding to Cuba, where the family had business interests. …

Opinel No 8 Carbon Pocket Knife

One thing I've learned in life is that people like quality, people like deals, and people like knives. If you consider yourself people, then the …

ESCAPE Traveler

The ESCAPE Traveler definitely <i>looks</i> bigger on the inside. But I think that's more due to the trickery of those wide angle lenses the real estate …

The Toxic Stuff In Sunscreen That's Affecting Your Health

Learn how to decipher labels and be a better shopper.<p>For nature lovers, sun exposure is a double-edged sword. You want a good dose of vitamin D</b> …

Delicate Fish Paintings Express Artist's Elegant Vision of the World

Painter Niharika Hukku‘s captivating work will make you realize that ordinary fish possess an innate beauty. More often than not, the artist uses simple, white pottery (which she constructs herself) as a functional canvas for her aquatic designs. “Starting with an idea, my work is an expression of …

See the Crazy Fans of the Tour de France

Astana Pro team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy is on his way to win the 19th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling r<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Yoan Valat—EPA