Kira Faust

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Can you be too clean?

We take long showers, change clothes every day and wash our hands regularly. Is this doing us more harm than good?<p>What’s your routine? Do you shower every morning, or skip a few days? Do you change the bedsheets weekly, or only when they get smelly? How about your towels: New ones – like clockwork …

6 things you definitely need to know to date a Swedish girl

6 things you definitely need to know if you want to date a Swedish girl<p>1. She’s probably a better drinker than you.<p>Drinking is common in Sweden, so …

The 17 Worst Types of Airplane Passengers

The takeaway: don't be one of these people.<p>We've all been there: stuck for hours next to the worst airplane passenger on the history of the Earth, …

In Court, Your Face Could Determine Your Fate

Your face has a profound effect on the people around you. Its expression can prompt assumptions about how kind, mean or trustworthy you are. And for some people, a study finds, it could help determine their fate in court.<p>Individuals who are deemed to have untrustworthy faces are significantly more …

Pluto's Heart-Shaped Landscape Is Weirder Than We Thought

Pics captured by New Horizons from just 48,000 miles away reveal the strange alien world<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completed its flyby of Pluto three days ago, but the most incredible views of the dwarf planet are just coming to light now.<p>On Friday afternoon, NASA released new close-up imagery …

Planets

Bleaching Poses a Threat to Hawaii's Coral Reefs, Scientists Say

Coral reefs, already under threat around the globe, may be in particularly acute danger in the waters of Hawaii because of a phenomenon known as bleaching.<p>Coral makes up less than 1 percent of the underwater ecosystem yet helps to protect 25 percent of marine species, generates tourism revenue and …

Russian poverty has reached 'critical' levels

Under the weight of Western sanctions and with the price of oil dropping, poverty in Russia has reached "critical" levels, according to a government official, reported the Moscow Times.<p>Data from the Russian government showed a sharp uptick in the number of people living below the poverty …

E1: The World’s Smallest Micro Four Thirds 4K Camera

It’s not every day that a startup company launches a new camera to challenge the likes of heavyweights like GoPro and Panasonic, but that’s what the …

Wedding Photographer Falls Into Lake While Shooting Recessional

Wedding photographers are generally supposed to be as stealthy as possible during a ceremony, but the poor photographer in the video above ended up …

The Week in Review: NASA’s New Horizons’ Pluto Discoveries

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned first-time images of Pluto this week, revealing “huge mountains” on the surface that scientists have deduced are made of ice—a sign of water on the dwarf planet—and a high-resolution photo of Charon, its largest moon. The photos proved Pluto has no impact …

The Magnus Effect

I had never heard of the Magnus Effect before, but if it explains this weird flying basketball, clue me in! Derek Muller shows us how his buddies …