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How Can You Avoid Offending People When Traveling Abroad?

When you travel abroad, you always want to mind your manners. Here’s an easy guide to behaving brilliantly around the world.<p>Norway<p>Remember how …

If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …

Nobel Prize in chemistry honors 3 for computer modeling research

Arieh Warshel of USC, Michael Levitt of Stanford and Martin Karplus of Harvard are recognized for their pioneering use of computer modeling programs in studying chemical reactions.<p>October 09, 2013|By Monte Morin<p>USC chemistry professor Arieh Warshel gets a congratulatory kiss from… (Nick Ut / …

The Most Interesting Photography From All That Is Interesting

photography<p>Be it daguerrotype or digital, the photo is one of the few tangible, intelligible links we have to the past. Photography, then, is as much …

Civil Rights

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Loops of plasma on the Sun, four times wider than Earth

Loops of plasma on the Sun, four times wider than Earth.

Why Leaves Change Color

Charles Rennie Mackintosh observed that, “Art is the flower, Life is the Green Leaf,” but I would very humbly add that after the green leaf dies, all those red, orange, and yellow leaves become nature’s most magnificent work of art.<p>For the past two weeks I’ve enjoyed autumn’s splendor, from the …

Why We Live 40 Years Longer Today Than We Did in 1880

The golden age of medicine—in one chart<p>The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a golden era of American health innovation. Breakthroughs like germ theory, antibiotics, and widespread vaccination, as well as major public-health advances in sanitation and regulation, neutralized many long-leading …

The human brain, its nervous projections, layers,... - Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog for Your Boils

<b>The human brain, its nervous projections, layers, and cortical blood vessels</b><p>Though we’re probably subconsciously aware of our brains on a day-to-day …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

The Flu Shot May Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Getting the flu vaccine may protect not only against the flu, but in some people, it may also reduce your risk of experiencing heart attack and stroke. According to a new study out in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association,</i> though the flu vaccine had previously been linked to reduced …

Just the Two of Us: Portraits of Cosplay Enthusiasts in their Homes by Klaus Pichler | Colossal

<p>We’re less than a day past October 31st and it would be reasonable to assume the people depicted in these portraits are wearing Halloween costumes, …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

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School violence cuts learning, but not GPAs - Futurity

School violence adversely affects reading and math scores on standardized tests, but doesn't influence students' grades, a new study finds.

Welcome to Animal Magic

This blog will be therapeutic. It will scratch an itch, a peculiar fascination I have with the narratives of individual animals. In my first book <i>Lonesome George</i>, I used the tragic tale of the eponymous giant tortoise to explore the Galapagos and global conservation. In my second book <i>The Way Of the</i> …

Turning to Germs in a Post-Antibiotic Era

Back in 1928, Alexander Fleming, a researcher at St. Mary’s Medical School in London discovered what would become a believed savior against the wrath of infectious diseases: antibiotics. Over the coming decades, the discovery turned into a medical marvel and eventually into an industry. …

University of Tokyo Team Creates Crazy Air/Sea/Land Quadrotor

This is officially a very bad-ass piece of technology, so we're not sure why the development team has given us only a lousy 240p video, but what can …

Rooftop penthouses, luxury shopping, three cinemas and a hotel … the architects behind the London landmark's renaissance aren't short on ambition. But what of the building's soul?<p>"We like to think of them as homes for 'luxury adventurers'," says Rob Tincknell, chief of the Battersea Power Station …

Whimsical Photo Series Featuring a Sleeping Toddler Set Against Creative Backgrounds

Leave it to mothers to come up with the most outlandish ideas when it comes to their tiny tots. Featured here is one such mom, who fortunately can …

Number of Adobe Accounts Hacked Now Up to 150M, Check Yours

News about the Adobe account hack just keeps getting worse and worse. First, 2.9 million users had supposedly been hacked. Then, the number …

How To Draw Out Your Worst Fears

A few years ago, Julie Elman, an associate professor at Ohio University, was stuck in a creative rut. As a design educator and illustrator, most of her work was done on the computer. She wanted to begin a tangible project — remember those? — but didn't really know where to start.<p>Then she realized …

A Serengeti Safari From The Safety Of Your Desk

We don't often write about multimedia presentations — but if you haven't already seen it, you really should check out <i>National Geographic</i>'s immersive project about the Serengeti lions.<p>Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson spent more than two years gathering footage …

'This Is Where ...' We Show Off Your Photographs

For our second Public Square assignment, "This is Where," KPCC and NPR asked you to photograph a place with history, big or small. Here are some of our favorite Instagram images and stories.<p>Look out for the next theme in a few weeks and find us on Instagram. @NPR and @KPCC<p><i>Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi – Pali</i> …

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

A city under construction — and destruction — is currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" is a collection of 19th-century photographs of one of the world's most beloved cities as it transitioned from medieval architectural hodgepodge …

'National Geographic' Celebrates 125 Years Of Photography

This month, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary in a special issue devoted to the power of photography. "The Photo Issue" features images spanning the organization's storied career.<p>Here, The Picture Show features a selection of images from the anniversary issue, as well as …

Women Who Broke The Rules In Nepal

Photojournalist Arantxa Cedillo has worked all over Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. But in 2011 she decided to spend a few years in Nepal. She says it interested her because it's a country in constant political turmoil, as well as "one of the most beautiful corners of the …