Aimee Pineda

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I Went on a Vacation to Mexico with a Man I'd Never Met

Exploring the new "travel dating" trend.<p>When I first told my friends that I was spending the weekend in a Mexican mansion on a date with a stranger, they thought I was insane.<p>"Diana, this sounds a lot like prostitution," they said with raised eyebrows and concerned stares.<p>Indeed it did, and that's …

This Bike Safety Paint Is Invisible During The Day, Super Bright At Night

Spray on, wash off<p>Remember the glow-in-the-dark reindeer we wrote about last year? The same group that came up with an animal-safe spray paint to prevent herds of Santa's helpers from getting hit by cars has struck again--but this time they're keeping people safe instead of wildlife.<p>Reflective …

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Newly crowned: Europe's top inventor

For a man who left school with no qualifications, Chris Toumazou has done remarkably well in the intervening years. He is currently chief scientist of Imperial College London's Institute of Biomedical Engineering and holds more than 50 patents for medical diagnostic instruments and other devices. …

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MPs ponder why there are so few women in academic science

Last week the Commons Select Committee for Science and Technology produced a report entitled ‘Women in Scientific Careers’, although in fact it focussed solely on academia. Its summary comments<p>It is astonishing that despite clear imperatives and multiple initiatives to improve diversity in STEM …

Boys and their toys: have science-themed toys had an impact on women’s careers?

Liberal Democrat MP for consumer affairs, Jenny Willott, has recently drawn attention to the impact of gendered toys on the uptake of professions in the sciences amongst women. A similar argument has also been made by the education minister, Elizabeth Truss.<p>There are plenty of statistical surveys …

The 'leaky pipeline' of women in science

Despite a growing interest in science at school, Eleanor Muffitt opted for humanities at university; she asks why girls let their talent fall by the wayside<p>As a pupil, I was never a fan of science: while I enjoyed learning about Newton's apple and nerve endings, it was history I most looked forward …

Alan Turing to receive posthumous honour at Attitude awards

Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to receive a posthumous award at an annual ceremony organised by the magazine Attitude.<p>A grainy passport photograph of the mathematician, whose …

Do power naps really work?

Power naps have long been considered an ideal way to boost productivity, with David Cameron even confessing to taking them, but do they work?<p>According to medical professionals people in the UK are struggling to get enough sleep which is leaving them tired during the working day.<p>Sleep disorder …

FYI: Are People Born With A Tolerance For Spicy Food?

Or is it an acquired taste?<p>Spice tolerance: Is it nature or nurture? As with most things, it's a little bit of both.<p>To really understand how spice tolerance works, you have to know the basics of taste perception. "What people call taste is actually flavor," explains Dr. Bruce Bryant of the Monell …

Peering at bright screens after dark could harm health, doctor claims

Watching TV or using computers, tablets or smartphones after dark may cause sleep loss and resultant health problems, a leading doctor has …

FYI: Do Lobotomies Work?

Surprisingly, yes.<p>The modern lobotomy originated in the 1930s, when doctors realized that by severing fiber tracts connected to the frontal lobe, they could help patients overcome certain psychiatric problems, such as intractable depression and anxiety. Over the next two decades, the procedure …

Dietary fiber cuts risk of first stroke

<b>U. LEEDS (UK) —</b> Just seven grams more dietary fiber each day can lower the risk of first-time stroke by seven percent, according to new research.<p>This …