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Star Trek 3 title revealed! Simon Pegg talks Leonard Nimoy tribute and teases Idris Elba’s role

With <i>Star Trek 3</i> (or <i>XIII</i> for most Trekkies and purists) set to hit movie theaters in time for the beloved and venerable sci-fi franchise’s 50th …

Science Fiction

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Why happiness is infectious: you can actually smell joy

Utrecht University in the Netherlands found that odours produced by our bodies can communicate happiness to others<p>It is said that happiness is contagious and now scientists believe they may know why.<p>For the first time researchers have found that humans can pick up whether a person is feeling joyful …

Happiness

12 Things You Might Not Know About Where the Red Fern Grows

<i>Where the Red Fern Grows,</i> Woodrow Wilson Rawls’s touching tale of a boy and his loyal hounds, has been captivating audiences since its publication in …

How to: DIY Typographic Wall Art Using Leftover Fabric And Yarn

I have a ton of scrap fabric. And a huge bag full of leftover yarn. So the other day, I got to thinking... why not use up some of these extras to …

Jurassic Park in real life: The race to modify the DNA of endangered animals and resurrect extinct ones

<i>Jurassic Park</i> has a lot to answer for. It made the idea seem so simple. Take the DNA from a microscopic drop of dinosaur blood, preserved for 65 …

Paleontology