Sorita HENG

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Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered in …

Top 10

Most European men descended from just three ancestors

Almost two out of three modern European men (64 per cent) were descended from just three Bronze Age males<p>Most European men descend from just three Bronze Age dominant forefathers who began a ‘population explosion’ several thousand years ago.<p>A research team from the University of Leicester looked at …

Archaeology

Drinking Chocolate in Bayonne

The last thing I expected to discover in <b>Bayonne</b>, the scrappy Basque town in southwestern France known for its salt-dried ham, was the most luscious hot chocolate to ever cross my lips, a velvety concoction coiffed with a dome of froth and sipped from a delicate, rose-bedecked porcelain cup in a …

France

What Has Four Legs, Four Eyes, and Will Blow Your Mind?

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's mission of inspiring people to care about the planet. The filmmakers created the content presented, …

Short Films

Instagram Spotlight: Celebrating One Billion Likes

Last week, the @NatGeo Instagram feed surpassed one billion total “likes.” To celebrate, we sought out some of the most liked pictures contributed by our photographers since the account’s debut on March 23, 2012. Some patterns emerged: You love dramatic landscapes and making eye contact with exotic …

Wildlife

The Science of Why We Learn to Love Foods We Used to Hate

Not to be mean, but you’re a “benign masochist.” We all are to some extent. It’s a natural human trait, and it helps explain why we learn to love …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Columbia University

My Assistant Is My Baby—A Photographer Redefines Family Time

As a photographer using remote cameras, you tend to travel heavy. Cases and cases of equipment add up—as do their contents. Bolts, batteries, camera mounts, camera bodies, lenses—you name it. And it seems it all has to be loaded and unloaded multiple times just to get one usable frame.<p>At the …

Grizzly Bears

Some of us are simply born delicious – mosquitoes can taste it

I am extremely attractive to females. I just wish they weren't of the blood-sucking insect type<p>You might not be able to tell from my photograph, but I am extremely attractive to females. More specifically, the blood-sucking females of the genus Culicidae. I’d rather be attractive to humans, to be …

Insects

Crustacean shells rival plastics for keeping food fresh - study - TRFN | Reuters

ROME, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Packaging made from recycled crustacean shells could reduce the need for plastic wrappings to preserve fresh vegetables, reduce oil consumption and give food a longer shelf-life, a Spanish study said.<p>Chitosan, a bioplastic made by isolating organic matter …

Environmentalism

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a …

South Asia