Krista Smith

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Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

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Forget The Local Cold: Worldwide, It Was Another Hot January

January will go down in the weather history books as the fourth-warmest on record.<p>That's right.<p>No matter how brutal the winter was in North America, especially the Eastern half, it was balanced by warm temperatures elsewhere on the planet.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's …

Soda / Pop / Coke, Video of Americans Demonstrating Regional Differences in American English

Americans from different corners of the country demonstrate regional differences in American English in the entertaining video “SODA / POP / COKE” by …

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Two men robbed of their Xbox One consoles minutes after buying them

Two men have been robbed of their top-of-the-range games consoles minutes after buying them.<p>The pair, aged 25 and 27, were among the first to get their hands on the brand new Microsoft Xbox One in Gloucester when it went on sale at midnight on Friday.<p>Gloucestershire police said the men had returned …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

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The 10 best tattoos

The most talked about examples of celebrity body art, from Cheryl's roses to Tupac's acronym<p>Who else should have made the list? Have your say in the comments, or add a photo of your own inking via GuardianWitness, and your contribution could be featured in our alternative readers' 10 best next week

Xbox One vs. PS4: A Guide to Making the Toughest Gaming Decision in Years

It was 1981. Ronald Reagan was president, MTV had just launched and choosing a video game system was easy. The Atari 2600 was the best and most …

The Disneys: Not the happiest family on Earth

On Labor Day 2009, a young woman named Michelle Lund was rushed to an Orange County, Calif. hospital with a brain aneurysm following a night of partying with friends. Within days, as she teetered on the brink of death, the lines had been drawn in a vicious battle over $400 million that has torn one …

Chinese Students Hilariously Describe What They Think About Regional American Food

"Why eat that? That is not good."

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See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

18-foot 'sea monster' terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one of the creatures thought to be the "sea serpents" of nautical legend.<p>Jasmine Santana, a science instructor for the …

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The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

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Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact

Wildlife<p>Famed painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth created a series of murals in 1927 for National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., including this one showing the ships of Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery. (Photo courtesy NGS)<p>Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the Western …

Trapped In A Fossil: Remnants Of A 46-Million-Year-Old Meal

Scientists who study why species vanish are increasingly looking for ancient DNA. They find it easily enough in the movies; remember the mosquito blood in Jurassic Park that contained dinosaur DNA from the bug's last bite? But in real life, scientists haven't turned up multi-million-year-old DNA in …

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James McAvoy: 'There will be people who walk out of the cinema I'm sure'

In a drab building in central Scotland, one afternoon in the armpit of winter, an actor who looks a lot like nice-guy James McAvoy is persuading a room full of blokes to – I'm paraphrasing here – Xerox their cocks.<p>"Come on!" he roars, all pouchy of eyes, gingery of beard and 80s of suit. A …

Forget Miley Cyrus, teens and tweens have moved on

"Who's your celebrity role model these days?" I asked my 11-year-old daughter, Alice, the other night. She thought for a moment.<p>"Um – Taylor Swift?" she answered unenthusiastically.<p>"Oh, really? Why's that?" I asked.<p>"Because she's not crazy."<p>So there you have it, fellow parents. The bar for tween …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

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