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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

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5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

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Why do we scream? - Futurity

Despite our fascination with screams, science knows relatively little about them.

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Why Carved Pumpkins Are Called "Jack O' Lanterns"

The name “Jack O’ Lantern” was originally one of the numerous names given to ignis fatuus (Medieval Latin for “foolish fire”), another of which is …

How your dog's wagging tail can reveal its emotions

The way your dog wags its tail may reveal how it is feeling, according to new research<p>Dog owners have long assumed that when their pet’s tail is wagging, it is usually a sign of contentment and happiness.<p>Scientists have discovered, however, that dogs communicate far more information about their …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Science Lovers

It's not too late to upstage those smug Doctor Who fans.<p>Tired of sci-fi, but still want to embrace your inner geek? We’ve got you covered with these super-last-minute ideas that distill scientific concepts, people, and creations into wearable form. After all, if there is a holiday that allows—even …