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Who’s Smarter, Dogs or Cats? Science Now Has the Answer

They might chew your shoes, occasionally pee on the rug, or snarf down your entire dinner the minute you turn your head, but it turns out your family …

The Best Beaches in Croatia

Sea caves, hidden coves, and medieval architecture are only a few of the highlights Southern Westeros—ahem—Croatia's pristine beaches have to …

Why Do Babies Smell So Good?

Another possibility: It stems from the whitish, waxy gunk (vernix caseosa) that coats the skin of a newborn who has just left the birth canal and made his entry into the world. It’s usually washed off immediately, but the odor might linger on the skin, says Preti.<p>Whatever the cause, it appears to …

iOS 9’s Best & Worst Hidden New Features

the good, the bad & the quick reply<p>Apple’s iOS 9 has finally come to an iPhone near you. Available on the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and old models of iDevices going all the way back to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, the updated software brings a long list of new features you’ve likely heard about by …

Apps

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Pets

Behold Pluto In All Its Majesty

New images zero in on the former planet's diverse surface<p>With its passage through the Pluto system safely navigated, New Horizons can now focus on sending images and data back to Earth. The spacecraft began an intensive data downlink on September 5, but even with its efforts focused on sending back …

At A Loss For Words? Tell Science About It

Researchers want to know more about that word that's just on the tip of your tongue<p>Project: Speech Errors<p>When you're on a roll, there are few things more annoying than suddenly being tripped up by an inability to remember a specific word. That's possibly because the sensation is almost always …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Photographer Documenting the Homeless Discovers Her Own Father Among Them

Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer and law student Diana Kim can trace her love of photography back to her father, who used to own a photography studio on O'ahu. Until just a few years ago, however, not much else connected father and daughter except for a strained relationship marked by …

Empathy

Best Coffee on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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The Masterpiece That Is Rome

Australia

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Chemistry

7 Beautiful Buildings in Unexpected Places

For every brand-name skyscraper, there's an equally interesting building off the beaten path. In fact, some of the most interesting structures require a pilgrimage to a far-flung location—proof that, for these seven projects, the trip is part of the design.<p>Mug Hakdong Hotel, Mongdol Beach, Geoje, …

Apple Store

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Becoming a K-Pop Star

The Boston Globe recently shed light on the dreams that thousands of Korean youngsters have, which<p><i>The Boston Globe</i> recently shed light on the dreams that thousands of Korean youngsters have, which is to become the next big K-pop star — bringing the once regional trend to the forefront of popular …

K-Pop

Reflections of research: more art in science

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) runs a competition encouraging researchers to share their most arresting images – pictures of research that not only are very pretty, but also that tell us something fundamental about biology.<p>A panel of judges select an overall winner, and there’s also a popular …

Imperial College London

Google’s Waze is a ‘stalking app,’ claim US police

Sheriffs have accused Google’s Waze traffic app of being a stalking app and called for alerts that indicate when police are nearby to be switched off, reports The Guardian.<p>In 2013, Google acquired Waze, which combines GPS navigation with a social community, for $966 million. It offers free …

Guatemala. Who Knew?

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala was a place I had always longed to visit. In images, majestic volcanoes rise from the edge of inky waters; the lake appears mysterious, haunting. The deepest lake in Central America, Atitlan had been described by friends as a vortex, a portal, the bellybutton of Mayan …