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How To Calculate Your Exact Commute Times In Rain And Snow

License plate-reading cameras in London allowed civil engineers to make some amazing calculations for commuters.<p>Seeing some snow outside? Better budget in 7.6 percent more travel time for your morning commute.<p>In a new study, a team of civil engineers calculated incredibly precise numbers for how …

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Meet Zarafa, the giraffe that inspired a crazy hairdo

Name: Zarafa<br>Species: <i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i><br>Dates: 1824-1845<br>Claim to fame: First giraffe in France<br>Go visit: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, La Rochelle<p>When Zarafa died in 1845, her extraordinary journey came to an end. Or did it? Zarafa is famous for her grueling trek from what is now southern Sudan to …

How Gatorade turned water into 'the enemy of performance'

Food marketers are taking their advertising tricks mobile<p>As someone who works full-time as a food activist, advocating for measures like better school nutrition standards, trans fat bans, and calorie labeling, Nancy Huehnergarth thought she'd seen the very worst of food industry marketing. But just …

Real People With Comic-Book Super Powers

1. Rock Crusher<p>Seken Tolebekov, 83, of Kazakhstan, can crush rocks with his bare hands. He started crushing rocks when he was 24.<p>“I think I have some …

Adam Summers uses dyes to create images of fish that look like coloured x-rays - Telegraph

From algae to crude oil in less than an hour

Engineers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a pressure cooker-like technique that can convert algae into biofuel in less …

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Johnson & Johnson has removed formaldehyde from its baby shampoo

Johnson & Johnson's popular "No More Tears" baby shampoo can now claim yet another "no more" to its title: formaldehyde. The company told <i>the New York Times</i> that as of this month, it's created a entirely new formula for its signature shampoo, sold under the label "improved formula," that eliminates …

What's inside that egg? | video

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.<br>~~ Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902)<p>Today is caturday, so you know what that means! Let's watch a video!<p>Inspired both by countless early morning birdwatching trips as well as by observing many people's breakfast habits, I thought I'd share this sweet …

Western Scientists Look To Chinese Medicine For Fresh Leads

In the quest for new treatments, U.S. researchers are looking to traditional Chinese medicines, some of the oldest remedies in the world.<p>A recent discovery resulted in a better treatment for a type of leukemia that strikes about 1 in 250,000 people in the U.S. Another study found a potential new …

Starfish Can See!

If you were a starfish, you'd have eyes on the ends of your legs.<p>The phrase "seeing stars" has a whole new connotation: Research suggests that sea stars, a type of five-legged starfish that usually appears blue in color, can see images with the tiny compound eyes at the ends of their legs. The eyes …

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We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day for January 2014

Author: Adam Mann<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day …

Ban the teaching of creationism in science lessons, says Alice Roberts

Gavin Hellier/Getty Images<p>Stained glass window depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia. Photograph: Gavin Hellier/Getty …

'Falcon cam' reveals how the birds of prey close in for the kill

Scientists have strapped tiny video cameras to the heads and backs of falcons to learn how the birds hunt their prey.<p>Footage from the on-bird cameras revealed the strategy the predators used in flight as they chased down crows and closed in for the kill.<p>Rather than head straight for their target, …

Head-mounted cameras capture falcons' killer strategy – video

Footage from cameras strapped to falcons' heads and backs reveals how they close in on crows without alerting them. Rather than head straight for the prey, the falcons keep the birds in a fixed position to one side. The strategy exploits an effect called 'motion camouflage' where the predator does …

China tests hypersonic missile vehicle

China has for the first time tested a hypersonic missile vehicle designed to travel several times the speed of sound, according to the Pentagon.<p>The test makes China the second country after the United States to conduct experimental flights with hypersonic vehicles, a technology that could allow …

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

<b>Listen · 5:15</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot.<p>But Florida's Legislature may act sooner to allow residents access to …

So comedians are prone to psychosis? Comedy is more complex than that

I first did stand-up comedy in 2004. I’d always enjoyed making people laugh, which led me to take part in numerous comedy plays and the like in school and university. I never had the nerve to try stand-up though, I simply wasn’t brave enough.<p>Then I spent 18 months embalming dead people for a …

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

Scientists glue sensors to 5,000 bees to study behaviour

Researchers have attached tiny sensors to thousands of bees as part of an experiment to better understand their behaviour<p>The project aims to gain greater understanding into why bees behave the way they do and to study the effects of pesticides and fungicides on the bee population.<p>Scientists in …

Video: Female Monkeys Throw Stones To Attract Males

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. But the tactic works for female capuchin monkeys who want a male's attention.<p>To signal their readiness to mate and get males' attention, some female capuchin monkeys in a Brazilian forest reserve have taken to throwing stones at the objects of …

Why sparrow ‘morphs’ differ as parents and fighters

Scientists have linked wild white-throated sparrows’ aggression and parenting behaviors to a variation in their genome.<p>The <i>Proceedings of the National</i> …

Largest animal genome belongs to locust

Researchers have decoded the whole genome sequence of the migratory locust – the largest animal genome sequenced so far.<p>Researchers from several …

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To Save Threatened Owl, Another Species Is Shot

<b>Listen · 5:10</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In desperation to save the rare northern spotted owl, biologists are doing something that goes against their core — shooting another owl that's rapidly taking over spotted owl territory across the northwest.<p>"If we don't do it, what we're essentially …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most stunning images from science and technology this week, from slingshot drones to lab-grown bones.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>US Air Force’s 2013 best pics and lobster spring cleaning<p>A limb transplant and the end of the line for classic van<p>Coldest place on Earth and ancient lakes on …

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How electricity helps spider webs snatch prey

Spider webs actively spring towards prey, thanks to electrically conductive glue spread across their surface, Oxford University scientists have …

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Video: A First-Person View Of Falcons Taking Down Crows

Getting minor panic attacks for these crows<p>If you are a crow or an especially pro-crow person, consider averting your gaze. Otherwise, <i>Holy God, look at these crazy falcons attacking crows.</i> (And it's actually for science.)<p>Suzanne Kane, a researcher at Haverford College, recently published a study …