Elizabeth Schoder

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Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

How to build a better taco

Around age 25, I realized I loved tacos more than any other food. I'd like to believe that the innate glory of the taco revealed itself to me, like some kind of divine tortilla-wrapped vision, and that a couple of trips to Mexico broadened my horizons. But who really knows.<p>Eight years and a literal …

15 Surprising Qualities of Creative Geniuses

You're reading 15 Surprising Qualities of Creative Geniuses, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Results Are in: Common Core Fails Tests and Kids

<b>The Measurement</b><p>According to its website, "The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas." Its mandate to test was included in the original No Child Left …

These Optical Illusions Make Drivers Slow Down For Crosswalks

Zebra crossings–the striped crosswalks common on roads around the world–don’t necessarily work very well. In one Swedish study, drivers stopped for pedestrians only 5% of the time at the crosswalks, and rarely slowed down.<p>A city in India is experimenting with another approach: By adding some …

Two Year Faked Coma: 6 People That Worked Hard At Being Lazy

Laziness is like wine: It's only appealing to certain crowds, a surprisingly large amount of work goes into it, and it gets more impressive as time …

Do you hug your dog? Study suggests they aren’t feeling the love

People who love cuddling with dogs may be in for a rude awakening.<p>New research published in Psychology Today earlier this month by University of …

People are getting wildly different answers for this seemingly simple math equation

We know there are two sides to every story. But it’s not as often you find out there’s two answers to a given math equation. We’re used to our math …

Top 100 Fashion Trends in May

These May 2016 fashion trends range from minimalist swimsuit collections to dystopian store mannequins that rival traditional retail props. In …

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Making a Water Garden

Bring an exotic touch to your patio, water garden, deck, or yard by making a small water garden in a tub.<p>Use a plastic or glazed ceramic container or …

Two black holes are defying the limits of science

Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than currently established limits would allow -- so fast, in fact, that the gas is …

Why it’s impossible to actually be a vegetarian

Plants not only consume but thrive on animal remains. We needn’t privilege one form of organic matter over another<p>Andrew Smith<p>May 1, 2016 8:30pm (UTC)<p>In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher.<p>Plants make up the base of every food chain …

Serena Williams deletes Instagram photo after huge backlash from fans

Tennis star Serena Williams has removed a photo from her Instagram page after more than 600 fans complained about it in less than two hours.<p>The picture, from a photoshoot with People Magazine, was criticised due to the apparent photoshopping of Williams' waistline to make her appear slimmer.<p>The …

Dumpling Kitty pattern by Sarah Sloyer

Dumpling Kitty is a cute pudgy kitty whose pattern is available for free! Her body is crocheted with a flat base so she sits nicely wherever you …

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Stephen Hawking Suggests Black Holes Are Possible Portals To Another Universe

Science fiction has always been a fascinating genre for the mix of science and fantasy. Larry Nivens “Ringworld” for instance imagined vast …

Physics

NASA unveils awesome hi-res images of ‘dwarf planet’ Ceres (PICTURES)

The “highly anticipated” pictures of Ceres give scientists fascinating new views and a greater understanding of the “alien world”. As Dawn moves …

NASA captures shockwave of a massive supernova for the first time ever

NASA’s Kepler telescope managed to record, for the first time ever, the early shockwave of an exploding star, thanks to a super fortunate bit of …

Universe

Man who predicted space shuttle Challenger disaster dies

SALT LAKE CITY — Bob Ebeling spent three decades filled with guilt over not stopping the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, but found relief in the weeks before his death.<p>Ebeling's daughter Leslie Serna told The Associated Press that her father died Monday at the age of 89 in Brigham City, …

Breaking the prime-number cipher, one proof at a time - ExtremeTech

By on March 23, 2016 at 11:25 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Mathematicians have never shrunk …

Mathematics

10 Huge Facts About Whale Sharks

This fascinating, filter-feeding species will finally get its close-up in this summer's <i>Finding Dory</i>. Here are a few things you might not have known …

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Ancient virus found hibernating in the human genome—and it might wake up

In DNA dig, scientists unearth more viral code, which makes up >8% of our genomes.<p>In the current era of microbiome research, we humans are already …

Global ocean monitoring program struggling to stay afloat, warn scientists

The Argo array of ocean floats supported by 31 countries has ‘revolutionised’ our understanding of the oceans but its future is uncertain<p>Right now, roughly a kilometre below the surface of an ocean near you, a yellow cylinder about the size of a golf bag is taking measurements of the temperature …

This Is What a CT Scan of a Bumblebee's Brain Looks Like

Researchers have used new micro-CT imaging to see inside a bee’s brain.<p>Researchers have used new micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) scanning techniques to imagea bumblebee's (<i>Bombus terrestris</i>) dinky brain in unprecedented detail.<p>The pictures and findings, published on Wednesday in a study in</i> …

The New Giant Robots From Boston Dynamics Are Kind Of Terrifying

How long will YOU last in the inevitable robot uprising?

What I learned during a 6-month hike on the Appalachian Trail

The sun beat down on the narrow wooden boardwalk. On either side, lush, impenetrable foliage hummed with insects and birdsong. It was sweltering — a cloying, sultry, sticky heat more appropriate for primordial jungles than for Western Massachusetts. And yet I was wearing almost every stitch of …

Google Will Draw Your Selfie Using An Algorithm

Duck face and all<p>Google may not have announced anything at this year’s Mobile World Congress 2016, but that hasn’t stopped Android from taking part in the festivities. The first letter in Google's Alphabet took to MWC to tout Android Experiments—a group of open source projects that run on the …