Wanotta Fulford

19 Flips | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | @WanottaFulford | Keep up with Wanotta Fulford on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Wanotta Fulford”

Found: First-ever evidence of comets beyond the solar system orbiting a sun-like star

Just as we have grown accustomed to stories of increasingly small planets being discovered around distant stars, along comes a new study that ups the ante.<p>This week, for the first time ever, scientists have announced evidence of icy comets orbiting a sun-like star about 160 light-years from Earth. …

Some Superbugs Literally Explode When They Die, Making Them Even More Deadly

Ticking time bomb.<p>Six seconds is how long it takes for <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> - a bacterium that’s been labelled a ‘superbug’ - to go from a fully …

Science May Have Just Unlocked The Key To The Female Orgasm

In the endless debate over the mystery of the female orgasm — and specifically, how a man’s penis size correlates to it — we’ve often heard the saying, “it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean.” If this new study is correct however, it might not be the size of the boat <i>or</i> the …

Why it is time to rebuild the energy system

A broad spectrum of experts agree that if we are to meet the global climate challenge, then a paradigm shift must occur away from the use of fossil fuels and towards the widespread adoption of clean energy. The urgency of the task is underscored by an ever-increasing body of scientific evidence, …

NYC Could Drown In Less Than a Century, Climate Change Map Shows

Are you freaked out yet? You should be!<p>Have you been thinking about leaving New York City and moving somewhere that's less expensive? You may want to consider somewhere that's at a high elevation, too: According to an absolutely terrifying new report in the <i>New York Times,</i> climate change has sped up …

Climate Change

Scientists Are Investigating Why People in This Tiny Italian Town Keep Living to 100

They’re the first researchers ever given access.<p>On the western coast of southern Italy, where the ocean meets the sprawling mountains of …

Biomarkers

North Korea nuclear tests: US and China to co-operate

<b>China and the United States will work together to try to prevent further missile tests by North Korea, US President Barack Obama says.</b><p>In recent weeks, North Korea has carried out a hydrogen bomb test and repeatedly test-fired missiles.<p>Mr Obama met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a …

Why you should serve something sweet at potentially awkward gatherings

Different tastes have different effects on how we feel and behave, according to scientists.<p>If you eat something bitter, for instance, it can make you …

New Clues Show Out-of-Control Synapse Pruning May Underlie Alzheimer's

To many of us, Alzheimer’s disease is a familiar and terrifying malady. Afflicting an estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. alone, the disorder …

30 Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Tips And Tricks You Should Know About

Last month, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Right out of the gate, the devices received strong reviews. Consumer Reports even called Samsung’s new flagships “the best smartphones” and now the devices sit atop its <i>Ratings</i>. The S7 and S7 Edge smartphones are packed with …

Apps

Single-sex vs coeducational schools: how parents can decide the best option for their child

Parents often face conflicting advice when deciding whether to send their child to a single-sex or coeducational school.<p>Despite the lack of evidence, …

How the brain processes emotions: Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depression

Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depression<p>A new study reveals how two populations of neurons …

Shocking new study foresees a swamped planet as the GOP revels in illogic

“I JUST think we have much bigger risks,” Donald Trump told us last week. We had asked the Republican presidential candidate about human-caused climate change, a phenomenon in which he said he is “not a big believer.” Don’t good business leaders hedge against risks, spending something now to avoid …

Brain study reveals how long-term memories are erased

See What Triggered the Milky Way's Most Recent Supernova

A collision between two white dwarfs—the remnants of a small star—likely caused the most recent supernova in our galaxy, according to new …

Why "Clean Eating" Is Total B.S.

It's time to put this trendy food claim to rest.<p>The "clean-eating" craze — which can attribute a lot of its popularity to food photos and social-media hashtagging (#CleanEating's cousin is #EatClean) — is one that's been bugging me more and more lately, so I feel like it's time to clarify a few …

Gung Ho

Evolution makes scientific sense. So why do many people reject it?

Evolution is poorly understood by students and, disturbingly, by many of their science teachers. Although it is part of the compulsory science curriculum in most schools in the UK and the USA, more than a third of people in both countries reject the theory of evolution outright or believe that it …

Boston University

Why You Should Never Accept The First Hotel Room You're Offered

Be courteous, but firm.<p>We've all experienced hotel letdown. You arrive at what you <i>thought</i> would be a majestic place to stay, only to be assigned a corner room on the first floor, with a view of the parking lot and the faint scent of cigarettes in the air.<p>Pro tip: This is why <b>you should pretty much</b> …