Mihaela Afanas

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Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Bad Experiences Often Remembered Out of Context

When people experience a traumatic event, they often carry very strong memories of the specific negative event but keep only vague memories of the …

Good Talks Needed to Combat HPV Vaccine Myth

When people hear about vaccine deniers — anti-vaxxers, to some — they most often think about parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children. But there’s another type of vaccine refusal, and it’s important that we not ignore that. Doctors sometimes promote the use of some vaccines with less …

Public Health

10 Rules That Every Photographer Should Live By

Talking about how to be creative is difficult. There are many intangibles and few absolutes. Luckily, two phenomenal teachers put together a great …

Los Angeles

[NSFW] Guro: The Erotic Horror Art of Japanese Rebellion

Incredibly bloody, violent, and grotesque Japanese illustrations reveal a legacy of challenging socio-political ideas.<p>In the deranged world of <i>ero guro nansensu</i>, the stranger and grosser an illustration, the more prized it is. Common tropes of the 1930s-born Japanese artistic and literary movement …

Incredible Photo Captures The 'Dark Side' Of The Moon

NASA also released a gif of the event.<p>It's a regular celestial event witnessed from an entirely different perspective, and it sure is mesmerizing.<p>Last month, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captured a series of test photos with its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera. From its lofty …

Solar Wind

19 Vicious Lies Your Drunk Brain Tells You

"Behind that trash can is a great place to pee!"

Universal Pictures

Breakthrough data storage innovation: One DNA molecule can store tons of data for 1M years

Genetic information stored in DNA molecules makes life on Earth possible, but what if humans could use the same kind of technology to store their own …

Medical cannabis under spotlight!

Across the globe, cannabis (ganja) is one of the most commonly used illegal drugs. It comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. It can be smoked or …

Cannabis

Namikake

Project info<p>By southern coastline of Niigata City is located in northern part of the Sea of Japan. A village sank into the sea by a coastal erosion called "Namikake" in their region.<p>In the darkness of night on this coast, it takes a long time to adjust my vision. Once my eyes get used to it, images …

Coastlines