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In 'Um' Or 'Uh,' A Few Clues To What We're Saying — And Who's Saying It

Linguist Mark Liberman, who works at the University of Pennsylvania, says the use of "um" or "uh" can provide signs about the speaker's gender, language skills and life experience.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>When we're searching for the right word to say, or we don't know what to say or how to …

Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Science explains one of life’s great mysteries. Plus! A natural remedy to keep you insect-free all summer<p>Jill Richardson<p>July 1, 2014 11:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky …

How Shark Week screws scientists

Discovery is alienating the very people who supply its content: scientists<p><i>This post was originally published last year. With this year's Shark Week programming beginning tonight, we thought this would be a good reminder of some of Discovery's more unpleasant tendencies.</i><p>Discovery’s Shark Week …

Father Documents His Premature Daughter’s Fight for Survival from Birth to Age One

Thanks to an infection, little baby Edie started her life 16 weeks earlier than she was supposed to, and in pretty bad shape. When she arrived, she …

Photos of Aquatic Filmmaker and His Astounding 31-Day Underwater Adventure in the Florida Keys

There can perhaps be no better pedigree to carry than the name of Cousteau when it comes to sea exploration. No doubt you are talking about royalty …

GoPro Captures Itself Getting Eaten and Destroyed by a Fox

GoPros are tough little cameras. But, as one hiker experienced first hand, they’re not indestructable, despite some rather intense encounters in the …

30 of the Best Photography Links of the Week

This week has been terrific for those who love photography with many different artists and bloggers posting pieces that are noteworthy. This week's …

Landscape Photography

Get Lost in These Captivating Natural Light Portraits by Cristina Hoch

Spain-based photographer Cristina Hoch has a knack for shooting portraiture. Also a Biology major at the University of Granada, Hoch has been taking …

onOne Software is Giving Away Its $100 Perfect Effects 8 Software for Free… Again

Just in case you missed your chance when onOne Software ran this deal the first time a few months back, the company is yet again giving away its …

Incredible Examples of Underwater Photography

Famous for her exquisite underwater photography, Ilse Moore enthralls audiences from all over. She is fascinated by the underwater environment since …

Photography

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Iraq, Gaza, Indian preparations for Independence Day, a dramatic view of last night’s storm in London, and a beach for dogs near Rome

Why Polaroid’s Cube Action Cam is Special

Shopping for an action camera is like shopping for adhesive bandages: you either buy Band-Aids … or you pick up something called “Aid Plus Bandages” …

Before-and-After Photo Series Shows How Dramatically Lighting Affects Portraits

It’s not news that lighting makes or breaks an image, particularly portraits. But in <i>Perception Is Reality</i> by photographer Sebastian Petrovski, we get …

Rural revelations: the English countryside as it really is today

Andy Sewell's sublime photobook Something Like a Nest reveals a complex picture of rural Britain, caught between idyllic old ways and urban creep<p>• See more pictures from Something Like a Nest<p>A frost-covered field, rutted with tractor tracks, gives way at the horizon to a blue-grey skyline, but the …

Scrumptious Recipes Turned Into Colorful Photos of Floating Ingredients

When we think of recipes, more often than not it’s a book or scrap piece of paper, adorned with stains from the ingredients written down on it. …

Pro Tip: Some Airlines Have a Special Luggage Allowance for Media So You Can Pack More Gear

If you’ve ever shot on-location somewhere far away, you probably had to make this tough decision: what gear do I take and what do I leave at the …

Happy Shark Week! Here’s The Most Terrifying Photograph of a Great White We’ve Ever Seen

We’re only mid-way through Shark Week. So, to honor these seven days dedicated to the immaculate creature we all love – and some fear – we have for …

Tranquility Nodes Made of Sand by Talin Hazber

Architect Talin Hazber used an unusual material when designing Tranquility Nodes. After becoming obsessed with sand and the possibility of creating …

Animals Formed From Moiré Patterns by Designer Andrea Minini | Colossal

<p>Milan-based designer Andrea Minini (previously) recently completed a new series of animals illustrated with textured moiré patterns, creating an …

Hyperrealistic Feminine Portraits Question Expectations of Beauty

Initially, these images appear to be crisp, elegant photographs. However, in reality, each hyperrealistic image is an oil painting created by artist Anna Halldin Maule. With unbelievable attention to detail, the Hawaii-based artist produces amazingly detailed, beautifully feminine portraits.<p>The …

Art

Ernest Hemingway’s Other Legacy: A Colony Of Adorable, Six-Toed Cats

The macho writer was a huge cat lover. Now, photographer Henry Hargreaves captures the polydactyl gene-carrying felines of Hemingway Home.<p>Writer Ernest Hemingway is best remembered for his macho antics–the hunting, the fishing, the heavy drinking–but he also had a gentle side. With 23 cats by 1945, …

Yuto Yamasaki Carves Ornate House Plants Out of Nature Itself - The Fox Is Black

Japanese artist and woodworker Yuto Yamasaki cleverly utilizes nature to recreate nature. He carefully chisels and carves these plant sculptures …

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal

<p>Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into …

Can 3D Printers Save Libraries?

With text becoming digital we'd think that libraries are suffering, if not dead already. But libraries—long known as reference and research …

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown | Colossal

<p>A few days ago, UK industrial designer and jeweler Mat Brown shared with the Reddit community his ingenious idea for a set of resin inlaid chestnut …

Night at the Museum: You can tour this U.K. art gallery in the dark, using a robot avatar

One of the UK’s most prestigious art galleries is about to offer citizens of the world the chance to roam the premises at night from the comfort of …

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving mammal's alpine habitat, had been …

Wildlife

Martyrs and peace with Pyongyang top pope's agenda

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' five-day visit to South Korea will be the first time in a quarter-century that a pope has been on the divided …