BJ Lawson

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Life after death: the science of human decomposition

John had been dead about four hours before his body was brought into the funeral home. He had been relatively healthy for most of his life. He had worked his whole life on the Texas oil fields, a job that kept him physically active, and in pretty good shape. He had stopped smoking decades earlier, …

Biology

Dr. Eugenie Clark (1922-2015)

Few women, let alone those of Japanese American descent, were working in the male-dominated field of marine biology shortly after World War II. Dr. …

New technique has implications in determining the genetic basis of thousands of diseases

Researchers at the Babraham Institute and the Francis Crick Institute have developed and used a new technique to join the dots in the genomic puzzle. …

A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.<p>This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

The Brain

3 Centering Meditations You Can Do In 5 Minutes Or Less

By now we're all familiar with the many benefits of a meditation practice. From experiencing more positive emotions, to better health and increased …

Meditation

You searched for consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious

Corn for Home Heat: A Green Idea That Never Quite Popped

Burning kernels provides clean energy, but it takes muscle and increasingly more cash.<p>Takoma Park, Maryland—On an exceptionally frigid day in this Washington, D.C., suburb, a modest black stove in the Ikle-Khalsa family's living room was keeping the house warm. Every few seconds, it emitted a low …

February Birth Flower

The February flower is Violet.<p>This is a low, herbaceous plant that comes in various shades of blue, mauve, yellow and cream as well as several …

September Birth Flower

The September flower is the Aster.<p>This fall-blooming herb with daisy-like flowers is also called the September flower and is said to symbolize love, …

March Birth Flower

The March flower is Daffodil.<p>The daffodil, also known as Jonquil or Narcissus, is often recognized as a yellow flower but other colour varieties are …

September Birthstone

John Hardy<p>Although sapphire typically refers to the rich blue gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, this royal gem actually occurs in a rainbow …

February Birthstone

Yael Designs<p>Amethyst is purple quartz and is a beautiful blend of violet and red that can be found in every corner of the earth. The name comes from …

March Birthstones

AQUAMARINE<p>Aquamarine Overview<p>Yael Designs<p>The serenely colored aquamarine invokes the tranquility of its namesake, the sea. In fact, the name …

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Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

Johnny Depp slurs and curses during speech

Johnny Depp pulled a Kim Kardashian and broke the internet on Friday night after an interesting speech.<p>At the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards, the 51-year-old actor presented the documentary award for Mike Myers' "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon."<p>On stage, Depp started out with a mic issue. He …

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They come in a classic blue color and feature a stylish metal frame, with bold rectangle lenses and a simple, stylish look. Sturdy metal frames and …

Stylish

John Mellencamp meets doctor who saved his life in 1951

After more than 60 years, John Mellencamp sat down with the doctor who saved the singer's life when he was just days old.<p>"I didn't even know I had the operation until some kid, I was about 9 or 10, said 'what's that big scar on the back of your neck?' and I went home and asked my parents," …