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Ask Ethan: Where Did The Big Bang Happen?

Of all the concepts and topics that get tossed around, the Big Bang is one of the most controversial. Sure, it’s a scientific theory that’s quite old — it’s been around since the 1940s — and the evidence in favor of it has been overwhelming since the 1960s. The idea is simple: that the Universe had …

Universe

Earth - There is a new species of whale that nobody has seen alive

In 2013 three whales washed up dead on Japan's shore on the northern tip of Hokkaido. That in itself is not particularly unusual, but these three whales were unlike any that biologists had seen before.<p>Was this really a new species of whale, never before officially documented?<p>They were smaller and …

Southern Ocean

Big Bounce: ¿y si el Big Bang no fue el comienzo?

La palabra Big Bang, que hace referencia al inicio de todo, es bastante conocida. Sin embargo, más desapercibida pasa el Big Bounce, la hipótesis del …

Hallan insectos camuflados de hace 100 millones de años

Los insectos ya eran capaces de <b>disfrazarse para evitar ser reconocidos</b> por sus depredadores hace 100 millones de años, durante el Cretácico. Lo …

Why Do Chimps Have Penis Bones When Humans Don't?

Most people are aware that human males do not have calcified bones in their penis. If this seems obvious, did you know that most other species of mammal have a bone in their penis? Well they do, and it’s called a baculum.<p>In general, male genitals evolve really fast, likely due to extreme …

Evolution

Pregnant Women Exposed to High Levels of Air Pollution are Twice as Likely to Have a Child with Autism

<i>Image courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p>Constant exposure to pollution, whether it’s in the air, water, or common household products, has been shown to affect …

Drug Cures Mice Of Down Syndrome With A Single Dose

But it's not a cure for humans yet.<p>Cure Down syndrome with a single injection? Well, maybe--if you're a mouse. A team of scientists from John Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have cured newborn mice of Down syndrome by injecting them with a drug that stimulates what's called …

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

Human Urban Activity Makes Animals Develop Bigger Brains

A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.<p>Humans aren't just changing the climate, causing earthquakes and you know, generally adapting the world to suit our whims. Human activity might also be driving increased brain size in animals! Woo, evolution!<p>In a …

Ancient crocs came in all shapes and sizes

<b>PREHISTORIC CROCODILES SUCCEEDED</b> in a dinosaur-dominated world by evolving diverse feeding strategies, says a new study.<p>Unlike their present-day …

New Discovery: Porcupine Species Identified in Brazil

Wildlife<p>The Coendou porcupines, also known as prehensile-tailed porcupines are nocturnal, herbivorous, solitary rodents native to Central and South America. Photograph by Hugo Fernandes Ferreira.<p><b>One prickly subject you can always discuss in public? Porcupines.</b><p>And now they’ll make a good …

More Tentacles For Holding Things: An Octopus Backpack

This is the plush octopus backpack made by Tumblr-er Jennifer Mones. I'm not sure how it was made, but presumably out of an existing octopus plush …

spokeart:

Awesome new limited edition art inspired by Game of Thrones!<p>Each print comes signed and numbered by the artist, check them all out here!

How to Eat for Allergy Relief

7<p>SHARES<p>Spring Salad with Hemp-Nut Clusters and Blueberry Dressing<p>If you want some allergy relief this season, start by taking a good look at your …

zucchini parmesan crisps

Sometimes, I think the internet is trying to tell me something. Well, most days, <i>many</i> things, such as why nobody should ever, ever click on a certain …

morning bread pudding with salted caramel

We should really talk about this. Promise you won’t get mad, okay? I came across this for the first time <i>twelve years ago</i>. I’ve been blogging here for …

dark chocolate coconut macaroons

2014 has been mostly about the chocolate thus far, which is the kind of thing that happens when you outsource what-to-cook-next decisions to my …

five egg sandwiches

I came down with a Man Cold* and laryngitis** this week and it’s totally cramping my game, or it would be, if I had any. It’s pretty clear what the …

X-Ray Specs Allow Doctors To See Through Skin

These are the glasses designed by Evena Medical that allow doctors and nurses to see through a patient's skin and spot veins. That way when they need …

First Time On Film: Deep Sea Squid Killing A Fish

Allegedly this is the first time a deep-sea squid has been filmed attacking a fish (and using its beak to drill into the fish's spinal cord -- …

Cuties!: Lil' Spiders Staring Directly At The Camera

This is a small series of macro shots by photographer Jimmy Kong featuring little spiders staring directly at the camera. See, they're not so scary …

Green Your Kitchen: Replacing Disposable Plastics

30<p>SHARES<p>Abeego Flats Food Wrap, Set of 3<p>I generally feel pretty eco-friendly in my day-to-day life. We’ve been a one-car family eating a primarily …

Plant-Based Diet

Banana Eggnog Pancakes | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

~ Don’t use an electric mixer for the batter. Overmixed pancakes tend to result in a dense pancake. I use a dinner fork to get everything mixed.<p>~ You …

Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. If you’re looking for a snack that you can eat without guilt while all of your friends and family are stuffing …

Chemical Camo Helps Frog Pass as Ant—And Avoid Being Stung

<b>A chemical disguise secreted by this frog’s skin allows the amphibian to live peaceably among fierce, stinging ants.</b><p>To protect itself and keep moist, the West African savanna frog spends its days—and much of the dry season—hiding in underground burrows. But it’s usually not alone.<p>The frog often …

Ancient Arboreal Mammal Discovered at Root of Carnivore Family Tree

A small, tree-dwelling mammal is the ancestor of lions, tigers, bears, and other fierce modern carnivores now found around the globe.<p>Pouncing lions, fish-swallowing seals, and even your bone-chewing family dog can all trace their roots back to a small, tree-dwelling ancestor. Bones unearthed from a …

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of than Thanksgiving meal for many families, such as staple that it is as expected as the turkey. I am a big …

The Craziest Fashion Innovations of 2013 (Photos)

A sweater that changes color with your mood, prosthetics that are fantastical works of art and function, and a real ‘Clueless’ closet—finally. See …