Judy Stryker

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Should You Put a Baby Bird Back in the Nest? Depends If It’s Cute

Ah, the first days of summer—the smell of cut grass, kids on vacation… and baby birds falling out of trees.<p>Every year, I see a new flock of people rescuing fallen birds, and then arguing on Twitter and Facebook about whether it’s OK to put them back in the nest.<p>Some are adamant that if you handle a …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Do you speak dog? The idea's not barking mad, say scientists

It's not just Dr Dolittle who can talk to the animals – researchers have developed a computer program that translates woofs into words<p>They are known as man's best friend and the British are famously dotty about them. But how can you tell if your dog is happy, lonely, anxious or sad?<p>The answer is in …

Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor

But keeping up rhythmic practice will eventually allow children to read properly<p>Children can overcome dyslexia by learning nursery rhymes, dancing and singing because the condition is caused by lack of rhythm in brain, a leading neuroscientists has suggested.<p>Usha Goswami, prof of Cognitive …

Beautifully Mysterious Photos of Gallipoli by Ekin Kucuk

Istanbul-based photographer Ekin Kucuk captures the Gallipoli peninsula in a series of moody black-and-white images. The Turkish locale was once the site of war, but here, Kucuk depicts a more tranquil existence where animals roam on desolate city streets. Her monochromatic pictures have a …

Photography

Exposing sex-crime victims in Thailand | Crime

<b>Bangkok, Thailand -</b> The young woman arrived at the police station to a swarm of journalists snapping photos before she got out of her car and had time to hide her face beneath a baseball cap.<p>They mobbed her as she walked into the station, her head lowered in shame. One photographer knelt down to …

Sex Crimes

Morning People Vs. Night Owls: 9 Insights Backed By Science

Night owls are drunker, smarter, and get more booty–but morning types may be happier.<p>Chances are you already know whether you’re a morning person or a night person (and if you don’t, just ask your significant other). What you might not know is that social scientists use pretty specific—and, by …

Psychology

Finding Ways to Feed the Fish That Feed Us

This past weekend, I tasted shrimp grown with feed made from genetically-engineered bacteria.<p>The bacteria, which are way more interesting than the shrimp, are the brainchildren of Larry Feinberg, CEO and co-founder of Knipbio, a Boston-area startup. They’re interesting because they help address one …

Obama Administration

Ingenious Little Fish Helping to Rid the World of Iron Deficiency

Before long, a little fish could help rid the world of iron deficiency. A caring Canadian named Dr. Christopher Charles came up with an ingenious solution to make sure that everyone has enough iron in their diet. It's called <i>Lucky Iron Fish</i>, and using it is simple: you boil water or soup with it for …

Wellness

Hard to bear: pandas poorly adapted for digesting bamboo, scientists find

The panda’s woes are well-documented. Their habitat is shrinking, they are incredibly fussy eaters and they have an unusually lacklustre approach to sex.<p>Now scientists have discovered that the bears are also poorly adapted for digesting bamboo, despite the plant being almost the only thing they …

Biology

Cyborg turtle gets 3D printed beak after propeller injury

Loggerhead turtle AKUT3 has been given a state-of-the-art 3D printed titanium jaw after being injured by a boat propeller<p>With its ultra-strong titanium jaw it looks like a creature from a science fiction novel, but this turtle is the latest animal to benefit from 3D printing technology.<p>The …