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28 Creative Ways to Add Color to Your Wedding!

As a girl who successfully planned all the details of my wedding in about 10 different color palettes before actually committing to "the one", let’s …

Video: The science of cute

Did you know that looking at cute pictures activates the same part of the brain as using cocaine or meth?<p>What is cute – scientifically? This video by …

Moms with elite education opting out of careers - Futurity

VANDERBILT (US) — Female graduates from top-ranked universities who become mothers are working less despite …

What is earthshine?

When you see the crescent moon after sunset this week, notice the pale glow on its unlit portion. This glow is called earthshine.<p>When you look at a …

Great music is 'as good as sex'

Listening to great music is as good as sex, according to new research.<p>It sparks the same part of the brain triggered by a delicious meal or a night of passion.<p>Scans found areas in the brain's 'pleasure' centre became active when people heard a song for the first time.<p>And the more the listener …

Neuroscience

Down The Gullet: A Guided Tour Of Your Guts

In <i>Gulp. Adventures on the Alimentary Canal</i>, science writer Mary Roach takes a journey through the gut, from the secret healing powers of saliva to the taxonomy of poop. Along the trip, she serves up odd medical anecdotes, such as the story of William Beaumont, an eccentric surgeon who once ate …

Looking To Nature For Antibiotic Inspirations

Bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacterial cells, employ an arsenal of chemical weapons. Microbiologist Vincent Fischetti of Rockefeller University describes using tricks learned from the phage in developing new antibiotics that may be effective even where others fail.<p>Transcript<p>FLORA LICHTMAN, …

Pouring Over The Science Of Coffee

Brewing coffee is a neverending science project, according to barista Sam Penix, owner of Everyman Espresso in New York City. Grind-size, brew method, coffee beans (which are really seeds), water temperature can all affect the flavors that end up in your cup. Harold McGee, author of On Food and …

Brain scans reveal the 'signature' of pain - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — In the first objective measure of pain, scientists find that its …

Teen smoking influences change over time - Futurity

USC (US) — Friends in junior high may have more influence on smoking behavior than …

What You Need To Know About The New Bird Flu

The H7N9 avian flu virus outbreak in China has already killed 11 people. Here's what's up with it.<p>There have been some new developments in China's struggle with bird flu over the past two days, including another confirmed death and a scientific report from Chinese researchers about the first three …

Hangout With Explorers of Land, Sea, and Sky on Earth Day

Changing Planet<p><b>#OurEarth: Innovation in Exploration</b><p>This year National Geographic celebrates its 125th anniversary and a long legacy of exploration, conservation, and research. Every hour of every day, National Geographic explorers take to land, sea, and sky (each frontier represented by a colored …

Cleaning up Nigeria’s toxic playgrounds

<b>In a remote region of northern Nigeria the signs of a lead poisoning crisis caused by small-scale gold mining are still visible especially among children, despite a four-year clean-up project.</b><p>Four-year-old Umaima stares into space, seeming detached from all that is going on around her in the small …

The Week In Numbers: Our Time Left On Earth, The Distance A Nipple Travels, And More

<b>$50 billion</b>: the amount Russia will invest in an ambitious space program to put a person on Mars, build a moon base, and shoot down foreign threats<p><b>9%</b>: the portion of Americans who would have sex with a robot<p><b>7 millimeters</b>: the average distance that nipples traveled toward the shoulders each year …

Arctic will be basically ice-free by summer 2050, NOAA study says

It's been apparent for several years now that the Arctic is melting. But it's melting much faster than most studies previously predicted. As early as 2020 and no later than 2050, it will be almost completely ice-free, according to a new paper out this week. "It's pretty scary how rapidly all this …

Amateur space enthusiasts may have discovered missing Soviet Mars lander

Photos captured from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may provide new clues about a Soviet spacecraft that mysteriously vanished 40 years ago. In a press release published Thursday, NASA credited a group of amateur Russian space enthusiasts with discovering what could be remnants of the Mars 3 — …