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Where Is Love Located in the Brain?

No matter what you've heard, you don't love anything with all of your heart. You love from the depths of your ventral tegmental area, your …

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7 Things You Need To Know About The Girl Who’s Always Single Before You Fall In Love With Her

By Nicole Tarkoff,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1IecrMs<p>She has a support system that continues to thrive with or without you.<p>She’s not usually in …

When family ties lead straight to Hitler

Bettina Goring spent a lifetime coming to terms with a horrific family legacy. As the grand-niece of Adolf Hitler’s right-hand man, Goring sometimes …

This Might Be the Coolest Puzzle Ever

German artist Clemens Habicht broke the puzzle mold with his latest creation: Rather than your ordinary landscape or tableau, this 1000-piece jigsaw …

Jigsaw Puzzles

OPINION: Can Elephants Survive a Continued Ivory Trade Ban?

Changing Planet<p><b>PART ONE: Here I respond to</b> <b>Christina Russo</b><b>’s</b> <b>in-depth examination,</b> <b>published in National Geographic News, of</b> <b>one of the more incendiary questions discussed in wildlife conservation circles: Should there be a legal trade in elephant ivory? I discuss some inaccuracies and misconceptions</b> …

Why Is 'Colonel' Spelled That Way?

English spelling is bizarre. We know that. From the moment we learn about silent “e” in school, our innocent expectations that sound and spelling …

Endangered Bonobos Reveal Evolution of Human Kindness

Experiments show the great apes share with strangers and empathize.<p>Marked by their kindness to strangers, bonobos are helping scientists solve the mystery of a particularly human quality: our altruistic nature.<p>It's a cruel irony, then, that the very bonobos that are shedding light on how our …

An Invisible Barn And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Dancing Animals Help Tell Us Why Music Evolved

In the search for how and why music evolved in humans, scientists are trying to see if animals can keep a beat.<p><b>Like cat videos, it's pretty easy to stumble over dancing animal videos online. Are these animals really hearing the music and keeping a beat, or are they merely moving around at someone</b> …

Is Your Sense of Direction Innate?

Some people are like homing pigeons: Drop them off anywhere, and they’ll find their way around. Other people, though, can’t tell when they’re holding …

You Really DO Feel Love in Your Heart: Your Body on Emotions

Find out how different emotions map to different body parts<p>You know how your chest tightens up when you're having a tense conversation with a friend? People across the world tend to have the same reaction: Individuals from all over the globe may experience the same bodily reactions to emotions, …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

Using Folk Music To Track Human Migration

A new way to understand the spread of humanity<p>Where humans go, they bring their culture with them. Working backward from this, researchers led by Steven Brown of Canada's McMaster University sought to see if similarity in folk music among divergent groups matched their genetic closeness, indicating …

Daylight Saving Time 2013: When Does It End? And Why?

Here's why we get an extra hour of sleep and an earlier sunset this weekend.<p><b>With an extra hour of sleep and an earlier sunset, daylight saving time (also called daylight savings time) ends this weekend.</b><p>That means clock confusion is once again ticking away, giving rise to hotly debated questions: …

Farthest-Ever Confirmed Galaxy Offers Glimpse Of Early Universe

Astronomers have found and confirmed the distance of a galaxy that's so far away, it shows us light from just 700 million years after the Big Bang.<p>The farther away something is in space, the longer its light takes to reach Earth and Earth-orbiting space telescopes… which means super-far galaxies …

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Women's Breasts Age Way Faster Than The Rest Of Their Bodies

A new technique for identifying the precise biological age of human tissue reveals that not all tissues grow old at the same rate.<p>A new technique for identifying the precise biological age of human tissue reveals that not all tissues grow old at the same rate. Not all parts of the body age alike, …

As Tanzania's Albino Killings Continue, Unanswered Questions Raise Fears

Targeted by witch doctors and underserved by government, East African albinos face many challenges.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>People have been trying to kill Josephat Torner since the day he was born.</b><p>In his rural Tanzania hometown, some encouraged Torner's …

Why Some Animals Mate Themselves to Death

Rare marsupials sacrifice themselves during times of plenty, study shows.<p><b>Is sex worth dying for? For a few male marsupial species, it is—when they know their offspring will survive, a new study says.</b><p>While extremely rare among mammals, so-called semelparity, or suicidal reproduction, is common in …

How Studying Mummies Could Cure Modern Diseases

By comparing diseases from then and now, researchers can learn how they spread. Maybe they can learn how to stop them, too.<p>Earlier this year, scientists published a study of whole-body CT scans of 137 mummies: ancient Egyptians and Peruvians, ancestral Puebloans of southwest America, and Unangan …

Trained Police Rats Sniff Out Crime In The Netherlands

The rats, all named after fictional detectives, can identify the distinct criminal odors of gunpowder, drugs and more. For cheap.<p>In Rotterdam, the second-largest city in the Netherlands, rats are more than just scurrying subway pests. They're trained crime fighters.<p>The Dutch police have begun …

This Man Has a Nose Growing Out of His Forehead

A Chinese man whose suffered severe nasal trauma in a traffic accident last year has been growing a new nose on his forehead for the last nine months.<p>…

FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

I Can't Stop Looking at This Person with Ten Fingers and No Thumbs

Earlier today a Reddit user posted a photo of a female coworker under the headline: "This employed (<i>sic</i>) at my University has five fingers per …

Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors

The effects of climate change often happen on a large scale, like drought or a rise in sea level. In the hills outside Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologists are looking at a change to something very small: the snowshoe hare.<p>Life as snowshoe hare is pretty stressful. For one, almost everything in the …

How To Argue With Someone Who Says 'Pandas Deserve To Die'

It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.<p>A baby panda was born last week at the National Zoo. The National Zoo, and many people not associated with the Zoo, celebrated, because the panda is a <i>very</i> endangered animal and has become …

Human Urban Activity Makes Animals Develop Bigger Brains

A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.<p>Humans aren't just changing the climate, causing earthquakes and you know, generally adapting the world to suit our whims. Human activity might also be driving increased brain size in animals! Woo, evolution!<p>In a …

How Long Is The Average Night's Sleep Around The World?

We often think of sleeplessness as a quintessentially American tradition, wrought by our work-centric culture, long hours and stressful lives. But according to a new survey, the problem is an international one and trending poorly, with UK adults getting less sleep than they did a year ago.<p>In fact, …

National Zoo Panda Birth Spotlights Survival Challenges

The National Zoo’s female panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth on Friday.<p><b>A giant panda at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington gave birth to a cub Friday night, the latest chapter in a long saga of breeding attempts that has shown how very difficult it is for endangered giant pandas to reproduce.</b><p>The …

A Low-Calorie Ramen Burger Recipe You'll Love

Ramen burgers! This is totally a thing now—have you tried one?<p>Basically, you replace the bun with...noodles. And I'm not even the world's biggest burger fan, but tell me if this is not a case of get-in-my-belly-<i>now:</i><p>Ramen burgers originated from Smorgasburg in Brooklyn—and they're starting to pop up …