Mary Scribner

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Neuroscientists Discover a New Way to Cross the Blood–Brain Barrier

The brain presents a unique challenge for medical treatment: it is locked away behind an impenetrable layer of tightly packed cells. Although the …

Why We Cringe at the Sound of Our Own Voices

If you’ve ever heard your own voice played back on a recording and thought “do I <i>really</i> sound like that?” you’re not alone. Most of us at least cringe …

Self-esteem

Prince Has Reportedly Passed Away at the Age of 57

We've lost something huge today.<p>Iconic musician Prince Rogers Nelson, known to the world simply as Prince, has died in his Minnesota recording studio at the age of 57, according to TMZ.<p>"The singer—full name Prince Rogers Nelson—had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to …

David Bowie

Purple Rain singer whose sprawling career spanned decades and genres dies at his Paisley Park recording studio in his home state of Minnesota<p>The unique and endlessly creative artist Prince has died at his Paisley Park home, outside Minneapolis, aged 57, leaving behind him a gaping hole in musical …

Jimi Hendrix

5 Spring Organizing Tips

Spring is just around the corner and as you know, it is the season of blooming and awakening! Spring is also the time for spring cleaning.<p>Here are 5 organizing tips you can do this spring to make your life better:<p>1) Spring can be a rainy season so don't forget to put an umbrella holder by the front …

'Blackstar': Haunting final album hints at David Bowie's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the video for his mournful new song "Lazarus," David Bowie lies in what looks like a shabby hospital bed, bandages over his eyes, straining his frail body upward.<p>"Look up here, I'm in heaven," he sings over the forlorn wail of a saxophone. "I've got scars that can't be seen."<p>On Thursday, …

Critics Fret as IRS Prepares to Sic Debt Collectors on Tax Scofflaws

The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to use private debt collectors to go after people who have not paid their taxes.<p>Don’t blame the IRS. Congress decided it should outsource the work, even though the agency expressed serious concerns about using private bill collectors. The tax collection …

How AR Game Ingress Directly Led to Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go set to release in 2016.<p>John Hanke and Mike Quigley of Niantic Labs recently revealed how their massively multiplayer augmented-reality …

NASA Just Discovered an Asteroid Will Fly Annoyingly Close to Earth on Halloween

It’s expected to be the closest flyby by a large object until August 2027.<p>A 320-meter asteroid will pass by Earth on Halloween, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced. The asteroid, called 2015 TB145, doesn't represent a threat to the planet. The news wouldn't be terribly scary save for one …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

Male brain is programmed to seek out sex even if it means sacrificing food, researchers say

It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but a study has indicated that when it comes to sex, food is the last thing on his …

The US cities that will stay above sea level after global warming—and the ones that will disappear

We’ve all heard doomsday predictions about what global warming means for coastal US cities. And now a new, interactive map from nonprofit climate science publication Climate Central illustrates precisely how American cities will fare under the best and worst possible climate futures—and which ones …

Climate Change

Just How Much Could the Sea Rise from Burning Fossil Fuels? A Lot.

New research predicts a stunning meltoff of the Antarctic Ice Sheet if all of the world's accessible fossil fuel is burned.<p>New York City would be swallowed by the ocean. Tokyo and Shanghai, too, would vanish.<p>Sea levels stand to rise by a staggering 164 feet (50 meters) or more if the world goes for …

Missy Elliott’s greatest guest features

Last week, Janet Jackson unveiled the tracklist for her upcoming album <i>Unbreakable</i>, and there was one name that snapped our attention – Missy Elliott. The rapper, producer and hip-hop queen will be sprinkling her Missy magic on new track “Burnitup!” and we can’t wait (especially as we’ve been …