Laurie Katz

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A Strange Ring Galaxy

Is this one galaxy or two? Astronomer Art Hoag first asked this question when he chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object. On the outside is a …

How and Why You Should Warm Up Before a Run

Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Once we get revved up to run it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed. But heading out of the gates at full speed—without a proper warmup—is a recipe for disaster, and injury.<p>If you start out too fast, you run the risk …

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

Another Effect Of Racism: Accelerated Aging

For black men, racial discrimination speeds up aging at the cellular level, according to a new study.<p>A new study from the University of Maryland found that racism may speed aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American men who reported being heavily …

Best images from China’s Chang’e moon mission so far

The mission set down on moon on December 14, 2013 at 9:12 p.m. Beijing time. China is the third country to land on the moon, after U.S. and former …

Astronomy

The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

In a demonstration of the power of science to ruin a perfectly respectable work of art, researchers have discovered the colour of the dark side of the moon.<p>Measurements from a telescope in Hawaii mean that pedants may now argue that, technically speaking, if one wanted to be entirely accurate, the …

How to keep your hands moisturized during winter

If you live in a cold region of the world, as I do, then you’ll know how keeping your hands moisturized is an endless battle. The combination of dry …

Skin Care

This GMO Apple Won't Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit's Image?

If you (or your children) turn up your nose at brown apple slices, would you prefer fresh-looking ones that have been genetically engineered?<p>Neal Carter, president of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, in British Columbia, Canada, certainly hopes so. His company has created the new, non-browning, "Arctic" …

Experiments in Viscosity: Dip, Marinade, Dressing—Drink?

The Greenest Tahini Sauce can be used as a salad dressing, a dip for appetizers, or as a marinade.<p>Throughout the 1990s—and perhaps into the early aughts—it seemed like everyone in America kept a little green tub of pesto in their fridge. Pesto wasn't just pasta sauce; it was an all-purpose …

Cooking

Myths about how the brain works have no place in the classroom

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Are you more creative or rational? You can find out easily enough – there are myriad online tests that will help you find your dominant hemisphere.<p>Or so they claim. In fact, a study in PLOS One last year showed fairly conclusively that the idea one side of our …

Afrofuturism: where space, pyramids and politics collide

In times of economic and political crisis popular culture tends to turn to the fantastical, providing an escape from the harsh realities of life. However, what is usually represented as Utopian in mainstream science fiction is often culturally European with a story that frequently revolves around a …

Autism Gags

Autism Speaks is the largest autism charity in the world. Based in the U.S. and founded in 2005, Autism Speaks (modestly) describes its organization as one that has "grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, …

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

Twin Planets: The Same, But Very Different

It’s often said—we said it again ourselves just last week, in fact—that our own Solar System isn’t as typical as scientists once imagined. We’ve got …

Gaseous planet with same mass as Earth is discovered by scientists

Earth's gassy 'twin' has been discovered in another solar system 200 light years away.<p>The planet, known as KOI-314c, weighs the same as Earth but is 60% larger, leading scientists to suspect it has a thick gaseous atmosphere.<p>It orbits a dim red dwarf star at such a close distance that temperatures …

My Nose Made Me Buy It: How Retailers Use Smell (and Other Tricks) to Get You to Spend, Spend, Spend

Has this happened to you? You set out for the mall with your list of holiday gifts. You walk into a store and you’re hit with the smell of cinnamon, …

10 Unexpected new recipes that feature delicious winter vegetables

For many people, the idea of eating seasonally is a brilliant idea. That is until the colder months roll along. After all, there’s a spectacular …

rhabdomyolysis and crossfit

<b>You Have to “Cheat”</b><br>Pushing yourself is good—it’s what makes you fitter. Pushing past your limits however, is just, well, not smart. And there’s a very fine line between the two, says Mike Boyle, owner of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts, and a strength and conditioning …