Heath Villarreal

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The 10 Commandments of Dining With Children

Your waiter has a lot to say about how you behave. Or at least Darron Cardosa does; he's the humorous voice behind the popular blog <b>the Bitchy Waiter</b>, and now an author of a book of the same name. Inside the book (which hit shelves earlier in April), Cardosa shares stories from his years in the …

Oldest known case of Neanderthal-human sex revealed by DNA test

Traces of DNA found in remains Neanderthal woman show date of first human-Neanderthal couplings is tens of millennia earlier than previously thought<p>A Neanderthal woman who lived and died in a Siberian cave 50,000 years ago has led researchers to the oldest known case of sex between modern humans …

Earth heading for 'mini ice age' within 15 years

Research has predicted a new solar 'Maunder minimum' in the 2030s<p>The earth is 15 years from a period of low solar activity similar to that last seen during the "mini ice-age" of the 17th century, when the Thames froze.<p>Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of …

The paradox of popping back in time

Time travel often appears in the movies, but it’s a pity that the science never matches up with the fiction, argues Quentin Cooper<p>Here we go again. The movie <i>Predestination</i>, released in the UK this February, is the very latest in the long history of time travel films. There's been more than 100 …

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Is our universe ringing like a crystal glass?

Two physicists say the universe’s expansion has sped up, then slowed down, 7 times since time began. They describe this oscillation as the universe …

The real reason your eyes go red after swimming isn't chlorine, but urine

Think your red eyes at the pool are caused by chlorine? Think again<p>Bloodshot eyes after swimming is not as a result of chlorine but in fact caused by urine contained in the pool, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed.<p>Contaminants in the pool, including urine and sweat, bind to …

Scientists hope Venus will give up the secret of how life evolved on Earth

Venus has a special place in the sun’s family of planets. It is the solar system’s most inhospitable world. Its surface temperature, around 460C, would melt lead and sear a human to death in seconds while his or her remains were crushed to pulp by an atmosphere 92 times denser than Earth’s. For …

A warped, edge-on spiral galaxy

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary, coming up this week, an image captured by the telescope in 2001.<p>The Hubble Space …

MESSENGER ends mission, crashes into Mercury

Mission control confirmed end of operations at 3:40 p.m. EDT (1934 UTC), when no signal was detected by NASA’s Deep Space Network station at …

The Science of Why We Learn to Love Foods We Used to Hate

Not to be mean, but you’re a “benign masochist.” We all are to some extent. It’s a natural human trait, and it helps explain why we learn to love …

Fly Through Deep Space in This Hubble Simulation

Your Dentist Is Watching You Brush

A low-battery iPhone got you down? Good news, there’s tons of smarter technology just around the corner. From Google to Samsung, the cool kids of the …

How hell shaped early American politics

Early Americans weren’t just concerned with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, according to a new book. They were obsessed with hell and …

Mars may hold liquid water raising hopes of alien life

Scientists have found the chemical calcium percholate which would suck moisture out of the air and keep water liquid on the surface<p>Mars may hold liquid water raising the chances of finding life on the Red Planet.<p>Although scientists have long known that there is frozen water at the poles of Mars, …

Italian pizza chefs threaten legal action over McDonald's advert claiming children prefer hamburgers

Top Naples pizza chef describes suggestion as "blasphemous" as McDonald's maintains that "even the pizza chefs of Naples have probably bought their children to us at least once"<p><b>Italy</b>'s pizza chefs have threatened legal action against McDonald's after the fast-food giant released an advert …

Target Pluto: fastest spaceship set for epic encounter with our remotest planet

Nasa’s New Horizons spaceship has travelled billions of miles in nine years to answer astronomers’ questions about the tiny world<p>It is the fastest spaceship ever launched and has been hurtling towards its target at a staggering 36,000mph for the past nine years. But now Nasa engineers are preparing …

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