Heather Patterson

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28 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

If you're sipping on a smoothie in the morning to lose weight, don't just throw a million healthy ingredients into the blender and hope for the best! It needs to follow this formula for weight loss. You can stray from the formula a little, but aim to keep it between 300 and 400 calories, and it …

Healthy Eating

"We know very little about the brain": Experts outline challenges in neuroscience - Scope

The greatest challenge in the field of neuroscience, according to two experts, is that we still don’t understand the basics.<p>Around forty students, …

Neuroscience

30 of Our Most Outrageously Decadent Dessert Recipes

These desserts are definitely worth busting out your husky pants for.<p>There's a special stratosphere of desserts that requires us to bust out our husky pants—the ones we keep on hand when we don't want to deal with the judgmental pink teeth marks that come about when we put a little too much strain …

Dessert

Baby Turtles Getting Hypnotized For Science Is So Cute It Hurts

Baby sea turtles don’t really need our help being adorable, but remarkably, scientists have figured out a way to make the tiny shelled reptiles even …

Sea Turtles

Dear Netflix: 7 reasons offline video support makes sense

Less than two years ago, Netflix told the world that offline video was “never going to happen,’’ indicating it would rather improve the infractructure to allow streaming inmore places. Recently, the company has been backtracking, and that’s a great thing for everyone.<p>Back in April, Netflix CEO Reed …

This webcam is actually a PC but you should still put tape over it

At first glance the TVPRO HD6 looks like your standard webcam from 2004, but it's actually a tiny PC complete with a full array of ports and even smaller stereo speakers. The TVPRO HD6 runs on an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage which can be expanded …

Mrs. Universe on Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women

For the longest time, Ashley Callingbull questioned her worth.<p>As an Enoch Cree Nation child growing up west of Edmonton, she was physically and sexually abused. She went hungry, gathering bottles with her mother to scrounge money for food. Classmates threw rocks at her, called her "dirty Indian" …

2015 likely to be hottest year on record

Arctic ice levels, record-breaking temperatures and the Vatican summit: Here’s a roundup of this week’s major environmental news.<p>Arctic sea ice levels up in 2013<p>Each year, the Arctic Ocean experiences the formation and then melting of vast amounts of ice that floats on the sea surface. This sea ice …

Starlings on Prozac | @GrrlScientist

Recent research suggests that the commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Prozac, occurs at environmentally relevant concentrations that can significantly alter behaviour and physiology in wild birds<p>A study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, <i>Current Biology,</i> revealed that some …

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Space: It Is NOT the Final Frontier

In 1966, American television was taken by storm with a different kind of series -- enter "Star Trek." It explored "brave new worlds" beyond what we knew on Earth, and dared to take curious young minds on an intergalactic mission to seek out new life and new civilizations. It "boldly went where no …

'Thirst for knowledge' may be opium craving

The brain's reward for getting a concept is a shot of natural opiates<p>Neuroscientists have proposed a simple explanation for the pleasure of grasping …

Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Space Photography

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Just Discovered In Australia: The Largest Asteroid Impact Ever

When exactly the massive rock hit Earth remains a mystery<p>A long time ago, a huge meteorite entered the earth's atmosphere in a screaming fireball. In its last violent moments, it split into two massive pieces, each at least 6 miles across, and slammed into the earth, creating twin impact craters …

Science makes mind-blowing sex: How Darwin made your sex life hotter

Who knew evolution could be so orgasmic?<p>In terms of evolution, sex is the bottom line. No sex, no reproduction; no future genes, no evolution. Period.<p>Normally any species that has food, space, health, and peace tends to have lots and lots of sex, and the population expands accordingly, often quite …

Keep Your Mind in Shape

Once a week, I step on a scale that measures not only my weight, but also percentages of body fat, body water and muscle mass. When I see these numbers, I become more attentive to what I eat and how much I exercise. One morning, stepping on the scale, a thought arose. Wouldn't it be nice to have a …

Judge blasts system after he is unable to extend sex attacker's sentence

Ryan Lockyer's is given a six-year sentence for a violent sex attack but will be out just seven weeks after he would have been released for breaching his licence anyway<p>A judge has expressed frustration after he was unable to give a dangerous sex offender a longer sentence, because the crime was …

Extremism

Billionaire Teams Up With NASA to Mine the Moon

Moon Express, a Mountain View, California-based company that's aiming to send the first commercial robotic spacecraft to the moon next year, just took another step closer toward that lofty goal. Earlier this year, it became the first company to successfully test a prototype of a lunar lander at the …

Space Exploration

Dark Energy Survey Reveals Signs of Nine Dwarf Galaxies

Two groups of astronomers looking around the edges of our Milky Way galaxy were surprised to find a gaggle of previously undetected dwarf satellite galaxies — incredibly dim conglomerations of stars that may account for some of the mysterious dark matter in our cosmic neighborhood.<p>Nine galaxy …

Dark Matter

The Most Surreal Murder Trial in America

Arkansas prosecutors withheld evidence in Tim Howard’s first trial that sentenced him to death. After that was overturned, they’re doing it …

Rust is a natural disaster: Photographer trespassing in Bethlehem Steel.

The most destructive natural disaster in the history of the modern world is not very scary. Snowpocalypses and arctic vortices steal our attention, …

Trespassing

Star Wars, The Moon Landing, Or Electromagnetic Induction? Let The Great Geek Debate Begin

Jibo founder Cynthia Breazeal, culture blogger Bonnie Burton, and Skully CEO Marcus Weller argue over whose force had the most influence.<p>Arguing the merits of the moon landing versus <i>Star Wars</i> and electromagnetic rotation is completely absurd. They were all incredible breakthroughs. And yet, as …

After 15 Years, What Does Positive Psychology Teach?

In 2000, psychologists Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihaly asked fellow researchers to think more about well-being. The positive psychology …

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Newly Discovered Brain Pathway Could Solve Antipsychotic Mystery

<b>It’s been “known” for decades: Sensory, motor and cognitive signals come in from the brain’s cortex and are processed in the basal ganglia. The basal</b> …

Rapist who preyed on women in crimes spanning nearly 30 years faces jail

A rapist who preyed on women walking alone is facing jail after admitting crimes spanning nearly 30 years.<p>Mechanic Clive Howard attacked five women in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire between 1986 and 2014.<p>Police believe there may be more victims and are appealing for women targeted by Howard to come …

Judiciary