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Share 56 Tweet Embed Remind me. Put your phone on silent and don’t miss a thing. Lights let you know – with a glance at a sleek box – who’s trying to …

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Human Brains Now Understand Smiley Emoticon Like A Real Face

Just don't turn that :-) upside down.<p>The brain is great at recognizing faces. When you see a face, specific areas of the occipitotemporal cortex are activated. But what about emoticons, such as the smiley face--how does the brain react? Is it possible that they might be seen similarly to faces, …

Astronaut Karen Nyberg takes striking photo of Typhoon Haiyan from space

NASA was constantly tracking the storm from space using weather and Earth observation satellites.<p>An astronaut in orbit has snapped a striking view of …

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Bring On the Night: The Photography of Andy Summers

In 1958, Andy Summers took a bus across his seaside hometown of Bournemouth, England, grasping a guitar without a case. He was heading off to play with a dance band in a local hotel, and several people on the bus asked him how he was getting along with his banjo.<p>Only two years earlier, his uncle …

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Zoo threatened for killing giraffe

Denmark zoo says it had to kill the giraffe to avoid inbreeding.<p>BERLIN — A Danish zoo said Monday it is getting hate mail from around the world for having killed a young giraffe to prevent inbreeding, and then feeding it to the zoo's lions.<p>"I've got about 1,500 text messages and e-mails, most of …

Georgia governor declares state of emergency as winter storm looms

Governor Nathan Deal was criticized for his response to January 28 snow storm that paralyzed the Atlanta metro area<p>With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, officials in north Georgia prepared Monday for another round of winter …

An Ancient Tirade on Gluttony That Still Rings True—History’s Lesson on Carbon Food-Prints

Food traveled far in the Roman empire. Today, it likewise travels from far-off places to feed our exotic tastes. There may be some lessons to learn …

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Antarctic Discovery: A Massive Valley Under The Ice

Not long ago, researchers found something amazing under the ice of West Antarctica: a valley deeper than the Grand Canyon, measuring about 2 miles deep, 15 miles across and nearly 200 miles long.<p>Neil Ross, lead author of the paper on the discovery, wasn't looking for the valley — he found it by …

Black holes should be redefined, says Stephen Hawking in new paper

Black holes don't actually exist in the way we traditionally think of them, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed in a short but potentially revolutionary paper.<p>Classical theory holds that no energy or information can ever escape a black hole, but the principles of quantum physics suggest …