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Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head

February 23, 2009<p>The barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) has extremely light-sensitive eyes that can rotate within a transparent, fluid-filled shield …

Fish

10 Ancient Inventions You Thought Were Modern

Some of the greatest inventions known to mankind came to light only after the industrial revolution. Since it was an important part of history, we …

Top 10 Ancient Alcohols

Humans have been drinking alcohol for millennia. Anthropologists believe that alcohol may be the primary cause for the shift from hunter-gathering to …

Archaeology

The geology that causes Italy's spine to quake

The cluster of earthquakes that have hit Italy this year are the latest in a long history of destruction. Italy sits on the boundary where the African tectonic plate is diving down beneath the Eurasian plate<p>For people living along Italy’s picturesque Apennine mountain spine, these are worrying …

Italy

Check Out These Stunning Pencil Sculptures That Look Like Sea Creatures

Some artists work in colored pencil, but Jennifer Maestre takes it to a whole new level. Her creative sculptures are completely constructed from the …

Sculpture
Geology

8 Things the Most Toxic People in Your Life Have in Common

How they make you feel and what you can do about it.<p>Do you know a toxic person? Even if you don't now, at some point in your life you're bound to …

Self-help

Please Adopt Burbles, He Is Not A Monstrosity

Meow meow, my name is Burbles. One look at me and you will want to make your home my forever home!<p>I am a feisty little guy who is kitty on top and starfish underneath. As you can see, I am very handsome. My fur is soft and I purr when you hold me close. No crazy kitten antics-- I am over that stage …

Why parents donated their son's brain for autism research

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a heart-shattering April that Leslie Bolen will never forget.<p>Five months ago, her son Michael died at age 14 after a seizure caused him to go into cardiac arrest and suffer anoxic brain injury, which occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the brain.<p>Michael, who had a severe form of …

Autism

6 Other Puzzles Invented by the Creator of the Rubik's Cube

<b>by James Hunt</b><p>Ernő Rubik was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1944. You probably recognize his name, and that's because in 1974 he created the Rubik's …

11 Body Language Habits That Are Holding You Back

These habits are some of the hardest to break but are worth the effort.<p>It's not what you say, it's how you say it.<p>It's an old clich, but it's true. That's why body language is such a crucial part of communicating. The way you act can warp the entire meaning of what you're saying.<p>That being said, …

Body Language

8 Proven Ways That Napping Can Help Boost Brain Power

Sleep

The science of laughter

<b>Laughter is weird - and we do it a lot. One study found that people laugh seven times for every 10 minutes of conversation.</b><p>We don't do it when we think we do. It's been found that if you ask people what makes them laugh they'll talk about jokes and humour, but we laugh most frequently when we are …

Ecology

How to install solar panels on the roof of your home

A New York solar pro walks through the process of designing and installing a rooftop solar system in a historic district<p><b>The roof:</b> A sunny, flat expanse topping a two-story limestone townhouse on Maple Street in the Lefferts Manor Historic District in Brooklyn. The home was built in 1909, but its …

Solar Power

How to Start Trail Running

It's not the same thing as running around the block.<p>Trail running is to road running what fly fishing is to traditional fishing: The main activity is the same, but the technical aspects are completely different. You've got to learn to read the land and trust your instincts.<p>You may find yourself …

Running