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Sea of Galilee Town Could be Dalmanutha Referenced in Bible, Researchers Say

A Sea of Galilee town dating back more than 2,000 years may have been found in Israel’s Ginosar valley, according to reports this week. Researchers …

How to use body language to get served first at a bar

Scientists have identified the body language that ensures bartenders will serve you first in a busy bar.<p>In a busy bar it can often be a struggle to get served a drink as customers compete for the attention of the bartender.<p>Now scientists have identified the key elements of body language that can …

Mixing up math class can boost test scores - Futurity

High school students in the US get higher scores on a standardized math test if …

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

Got A Wide Face? You're Making Everything Terrible

A new study says people act more selfishly when dealing with wide-faced men.<p>Man, it's a tough time to be a big-faced dude. Last year, two management professors at the University of California, Riverside found that men with wider faces were more likely to cheat and lie for financial gain. Now, their …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

5 Ways to Make Out-of-Season Tomatoes Taste Better

Here's how to make grocery store tomatoes taste better with some simple tricks and preparations.<p><i>Is a winter tomato a tomato at all? (Credit: Melissa Finkelstein)</i><p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again:<p>no out-of-season, grocery store fruit or vegetable is as disappointing as a mealy, watery, …

Easy Vegan Pancakes

Ashton regularly blows our minds as our copycat desserts fanatic. Visit Something Swanky for even more crazy delicious dessert ideas.<p>I'm not vegan. I'm not even a vegetarian. And I still say these Vegan Pancakes are some of the best pancakes I've ever eaten!<p>Two simple substitutions made my favorite …

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This bird was unknown to science

Scientists say the discovery of this Herpsilochmus stotzi, and 14 other new Amazonian bird species, highlight how little we really know about species …

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Rover Curiosity sees Martian moon Phobos eclipse the sun

When Phobos passed in front of the sun, it created an annular or “ring” eclipse. That is, the sun’s surface appeared in a ring around the little moon …

Neolithic skull fragment discovered on banks of Avon

A 5,000-year-old mystery has been sparked after part of a human skull was found on a riverbank. Archaeologists said the unbroken piece of upper skull was in "fabulous" condition with the intricate marks from the blood vessels still visible on the inner surface.<p>There are suggestions it may have …

Hubble Spies a Cosmic Caterpillar

The "caterpillar" in this Hubble image is a light-year-long knot of interstellar gas and dust. The knot, IRAS 20324+4057, is a protostar. The object …

APOD: NGC 5195: The Dot Under the Question Mark (2013 Aug 31) Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA Processing: José Jiménez Priego http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130831.html Explanation: Dwarf galaxy NGC 5195 is best known as the smaller companion of spiral M51, the Whirlpool galaxy. Seen together they seem to trace the curve and dot of a cosmic question mark, recorded in Lord Rosse's 19th century drawings as one of the original spiral nebulae. Dwarfed by enormous M51 (aka NGC 5194), NGC 5195 spans about 20,000 light-years. A close encounter with M51 has likely triggered star formation and enhanced that galaxy's prominent spiral arms. Processed from image data available in the Hubble Legacy Archive, this majestic close-up of NGC 5195 makes it clear that the dwarf galaxy now lies behind M51. A tidal bridge of dark dust clouds and young blue star clusters stretches from the outskirts of M51 on the right, appearing in silhouette against the dwarf galaxy's yellowish glow. The famous pair of interacting galaxies lie some 30 million light-years away, toward the handle of the Big Dipper, and the constellation of the Hunting Dogs. http://astromet.webnode.es/inicio/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130831 #APOD

Fruit should be eaten, not drunk

Apples and blueberries stand out in a long-term study of diabetes risk<p>A study published by the BMJ this week affirms one piece of conventional wisdom — that eating fruit is highly beneficial to your health — while refuting another — that fruit juice is just as good as the unprocessed stuff. …

Anxious People Prefer More Personal Space

Because they perceive threats as closer, according to a new study.<p>How close can something get to your face before you blink? That's basically the method scientists use to determine "defensive peripersonal space," the safety bubble of personal space around the body. When something potentially …

How far is a light-year?

How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post explains light-years in terms of a scale of miles and kilometers.<p>Stars other than our sun …

You might see some meteors in early September

The peak of the Aurigid meteor shower has passed, but you still might see meteors in early September. Expect a handful each hour in a clear, dark sky.<p>…

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …