Amanda Lawson

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What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Mark Darcy Is Dead! British Bridget Jones Fans: It Had to Happen

In ‘Mad About the Boy,’ the third ‘Bridget Jones’ installment, author Helen Fielding kills off her hapless heroine’s soulmate. But British fans tell …

Habits: why we have them and how to break them

The index card: Dr Benjamin Gardner provides 10 facts about habits, including their purpose, speed of acquisition and why you might need to move house

Exclusive: Bill Nye Explains Jupiter's Great Red Spot In Classic Bill Nye Style

"It's huuuge!"<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft will swing by Earth today for a "gravitational slingshot" that will send it toward Jupiter at 165,000 mph. To celebrate this triumph of science, Bill Nye is hosting "Why with Nye," an eight-part YouTube series that will explain the Juno mission and the some of …

Eating popcorn in the cinema makes people immune to advertising

Study by Cologne University concludes that chewing makes advertising ineffective<p>Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow movie goers, but for advertisers: a group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising.<p>The …

Colliding galaxies, Martian moons and the black hole in the Milky Way's heart – in pictures

This month's collection of the most spectacular space-related imagery includes a collision between a dwarf galaxy and a spiral galaxy, pictures of Mars's two moons taken by the Curiosity rover, and the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

APOD: High Noon Analemma Over Azerbaijan (2013 Oct 14) Image Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN) Explanation: Is the Sun always straight up at noontime? No. For example, the Sun never appears directly overhead from locations well north or south of the Earth's equator. Conversely, there is always a place on Earth where the Sun will appear at zenith at noon -- for example on the equator during an equinox. Turning the problem around, however, as in finding where the Sun actually appears to be at high noon, is as easy as waiting for midday, pointing your camera up, and taking a picture. If you do this often enough, you find that as the days march by, the Sun slowly traces out a figure eight on the sky. Pictured above is one such high noon analemma -- a series of pictures always taken at exactly noontime over the course of a year. The above fisheye image, accumulated mostly during 2012, also shows some buildings and trees of Baku, Azerbaijan around the edges. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD #TWAN