Samantha Husack

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Deconstructing ‘no pain, no gain’ and other fitness fables

Just because you have heard something a million times doesn't make it correct. Sure, your family, friends, colleagues and fellow gym members might look like they know what they're talking about, but that doesn't mean you should blindly trust their advice.<p>I can't tell you how many times I overhear …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Sleep Deprivation Changes Our Genes, Which Hurts Our Overall Health

Losing one night of sleep may make you feel groggy tomorrow, but miss too much and the risks start to build up. The more scientists study the …

Converting Books To Your Kindle Is Just A Rip Away

You'll need a scanner and plenty of time and patience<p>Ripping movies from DVDs may be of questionable legality, but it's not hard to do. Ripping music from CDs is even easier, and less legally gray. So why can't you rip your books into ebooks? Well, Amazon's now got a way for you to do just …

Here Are Your Best Science Valentines

Popular Science readers gave us their favorite romantic prose with a science bent<p>In preparation for Valentine's Day, we turned to the Twitter-verse, asking our readers to send us their best love poems--but with a science twist. As expected, the responses were both clever and delightful, giving us …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …

Dogs, They’re Just Like Us

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

What The 2016 Budget Proposal Means For Antibiotics Research

Superbugs are back in the crosshairs<p>Antibiotic resistance poses a greater threat to public health than ever before. Over the next 35 years, an estimated 300 million people around the world could die because of bacteria's growing resistance to treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and …

Man’s best friend may truly love us after all

Scientific evidence proves that dogs know when we're happy or sad. And they prefer us to be happy<p>I keep laughing out loud on the London Underground. The cause is a series of posters featuring an egotistical dachshund. Sausages are some of the most expressive dogs around, having an imperial …

Pets

The Shapes of Snowflakes

The Shapes of Snowflakes is a fascinating categorization of crystal structures from Compound Interest, a chemistry site run by Andy Brunning in the …

The Massive SciFi Starship Size Comparison Chart

The massive SciFi Starship Size Comparison Chart is one of my favorite infographic design projects. Designed by Dirk Loechel and shared on …

The Anatomy of the Perfect Sales Presentation

Good infographics tell stories to the audience, and you sales presentations should too. The Anatomy of the Perfect Sales Presentation from Clemence …

The 6 Principles of Design

The 6 Principles of Design is an elegant design that visually shows the readers many of the ways design can visually communicate information. …

Incredible Fight Between Seal And Octopus Caught On Camera

A battle between a harbor seal and a giant octopus is making waves on the Internet after photographer Bob Ianson captured the strange sight on camera.<p>Ianson, who owns Heirloom Linens, says he was out for a walk with his family on the Ogden Point breakwater in Victoria, Canada, when he saw the two …

Flash is dead, and YouTube dealt the killing blow

Flash is dead, long live Fl– actually, no, scratch that, Flash really <i>is</i> dead and it deserved to die. Flash is terrible.<p>The killer blows to Adobe’s multimedia browser plugin were delivered this week in a one-two punch. Firstly, users of Flash were left open to not one but two “zero-day” …

Internet

2014 Higher Education Technology Landscape

The 2014 Higher Education Technology Landscape infographic from EDUVENTURES is the effort to make sense of the higher education technology landscape …

Old World Language Families

The Old World Language Families infographic from Stand Still Stay Silent Comic shows the “roots” of our modern languages. Follow each language’s path …

40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages

Some of the best known logos hide the best kept secrets. 40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages infographic designed by Oomph! reveals some of those …

Minimalist Poster Series Depicts the Serious Symptoms of Depression with Geometric Designs

In this eye-opening poster series, Nick Barclay depicts the effects of depression with simple geometric designs and solid colors. The six powerful posters highlight individual symptoms of the often-misidentified and often wrongly treated mental illnesses. Barclay tackles the abstract concepts of …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Texting Is In Decline

WhatsApp revealed last week that it had more than 700 million monthly users, putting the messaging app in first place among its competitors, including Facebook Messenger and WeChat.<p>But there's also proof that WhatsApp is replacing texting. Thirty billion messages are sent over WhatsApp each day — …