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Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira.

Why People Love Tipping Waiters

As an economic phenomenon, tipping is really weird. As a psychological phenomenon, it's something else entirely.<p>When the Linkery, a small San Diego restaurant, shuttered its doors this summer, it ended a fascinating social experiment. The Linkery had instituted a standard 18 percent service charge …

What Our Brain Looks Like When It Hears Music

The map above is your brain on music, created by neuroscientists Robert Zatorre and Valorie Salimpoor. The researchers have been exploring the relationship between music and its impact on the human brain for more than a decade.<p>Music we enjoy causes several different regions of the brain "light up" …

FYI: What Makes Tattoos Permanent?

And how does tattoo removal work?<p>It's all about the particles in the tattoo ink's pigment says Dr. Anne Laumann, MBChB, a professor of dermatology at Northwestern University.<p>Tattoo application uses a mechanized needle to puncture the skin and inject ink into the dermis or second layer of skin just …

Arthur Lidov’s Medical Landscapes

LIFE magazine • December 7, 1962 – The Human Body: Part II (The Phenomenal Digestive Journey of a Sandwich)<p>Arthur Lidov, painter and commercial artist, created these breathtaking editorial medical illustrations. They are a true expressions of anatomy and art. From the vascular man swimming …

‘Retro’ GIFs Of Anatomical Illustrations

<b>Maria Popova</b> has created useful and informative anatomical GIFs from old-school images.<p><b>Taking drawings from</b> <i>The Sexual Study of the Male and Female</i> …

New blood test might predict sepsis deaths

Researchers looking for a test to predict whether someone has a potentially deadly condition called sepsis have made a surprise finding – they can predict who will die from it.<p>Their test accurately picked out who would develop severe sepsis and die, versus those who had fairly innocuous infections …

Re-Awakenings

Anna Sumner’s craving for sleep began when she was an 18-year-old high school senior. She thought nothing of it.<p>When it followed her to college, she blamed it on stress. She was working so hard, she told herself, her body just needed the extra rest. But it was more than that. She would choose naps …

Eat breakfast if you want to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease

Skipping breakfast can raise your chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests.<p>During the 16-year study, 7.3% of participants who …

Gel plumps up spine's shock absorbers - Futurity

DUKE (US) — A new biomaterial that changes from a liquid to a gel after …

The Rise of People Living Alone Has Led to More Sustainable Cities

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What's The Oldest Tree in the World?

When You Waste Food, You're Wasting Tons Of Water, Too

Tossing out food is clearly a waste of money — and maybe even immoral, according to Pope Francis, who on Wednesday likened food waste to "stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry." And as we've reported, you also may be creating extra greenhouse gas emissions by sending food to a …

A picture tells a thousand words and a hundred and one numbers

What do you do once you have run White House economic policy, directed a hedge fund and taught at Harvard?<p>You reinvent primary school arithmetic!<p>Todd …

Are school science practicals a complete waste of time?

"For many children, what goes on in the laboratory contributes little to their understanding of science". This was the damning conclusion of Dr Derek …

A Navy SEAL's biggest secret: Life as a transgender

Former team members praise Beck's courage to come out after 20 years.<p>In the super-secret world of the Navy SEAL, Chris Beck carried around an explosive secret of his own during his 20 years with the elite, all-male unit: a transgender life.<p>In the memoirs <i>Warrior Princess,</i> published Saturday, retired …

Chinese education chiefs ban bras during exams

Education chiefs in northeast China have devised a new tactic to clamp down on rampant cheating in the country's annual university entrance exams: they have banned bras.<p>Ahead of this week's "gaokao" – the intensely competitive <b>Chinese</b> equivalent to A-levels – schools in Jilin province have outlawed …

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What If There's No Internet?

I email. I search. I shop. I Facebook. I stream. I Skype. Every year I seem to do these things a little bit more. Stroke by stroke, as I slip deeper into the Internet's embrace, I find myself wondering:<p>"What would happen if the Internet went away?"<p>Can it? It was famously built to be indestructible, …

No Instagram Doesn't Tell On You When You Screenshot

After a tweet this morning by New York Times writer Jenna Wortham caused some buzz, we did some digging and it looks like Instagram is <i>not</i> notifying users when screenshots are taken of their photos. Wortham mentioned that her sister was noticing it on some of her photos and that it didn’t appear to …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

Apple Wins Trademark Lawsuit, Allowed To Use The Word ‘iBooks ‘

A trademark lawsuit brought against Apple in regards to its use of the term “iBooks” was dismissed today in federal court. Black Tower Press sued Apple in 2011, saying that it owned a trademark acquired in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit also noted that Apple had a trademark for the term “iBook,” which …