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Why Toothpaste Ruins the Taste of Orange Juice

Toothpaste can ruin the taste of food and drinks like orange juice, but while some people may assume it’s the minty flavor of the paste that does it, …

Biochemistry

Swapping spit: what saliva can reveal about your romantic relationship

A simple spit test gives new meaning to ‘having chemistry’, as husband and wife analyze genetic material to find out whether couples are scientifically compatible<p>“I wanna know what love is,” the song goes, and I think: yeah, me too. In 2015, 15% of Americans used an online dating service; if you …

Immune System

How to Deal With Your Inbox, According to Science

There are plenty of methods for coping with email overload, and you probably have one or two tricks of your own to try and reach inbox zero. But what …

New Brain Map Shows Where Words Are Stored Inside Your Head

Researchers have created a new map of the human brain which shows where we organize words depending on their meaning—and it could help us read minds …

New research confirms thriving microbiome is linked to a healthier body

The human microbiome is one of the most mysterious subjects in modern medicine, but two studies published today in <i>Science</i> are helping to change that. By drawing on the gut bacteria of nearly 4,000 subjects across Belgium and the Netherlands, scientists found new evidence that a person's diet and …

Biology

3tags.org

15 science-backed tricks to instantly seem smart

But that doesn't mean anyone can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent than they actually may be.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein as soon as you meet them.<p>We rounded up 15 of them so you can impress your boss and buddies with your …

Psychology

The Myth of Color Management

It is often stated that, for photography, it is <i>vital</i> to use color management within your workflow, so that you can ensure accurate colors for your …

Color Management

This Week in Popular

This week’s most popular photos are bursting with epic landscapes, striking portraits, and spectacular cityscapes. Congratulations to all the …

Do common drugs really cause dementia?

Media reports of a recent study suggesting a wide variety of common drugs can increase the chances of getting dementia are more sensationalism than science<p>If you looked at the news at all yesterday, you will likely have heard about a new study that claims an alarming range of common drugs - …

Mental Health

Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals? - Photographs and text byMehran Hamrahi | LensCulture

Currently, Iran has one of the youngest populations of any country in the world. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran's population has grown to 76 million people — and 70% are under 35. But due to the policies of the current regime, the youth are deprived of basic social freedoms.<p>Iran is a …

Education Policy

OneNote in Education: A framework for teaching and learning with OneNote class notebooks

Fiber optic cables: How they work

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Bill Nye

Pictures of the Week 7.31.14

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – in pictures

From a dramatic storm cloud in the US to the ‘end of the world’ in Ecuador, we take a look at the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo contest, chosen from more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

Undergraduate Speaker Sarah Abushaar | Harvard Commencement 2014

Pictures of the Week 4.24.14

Malaysia Flight 370: Amid a sea of questions, 28 of the most compelling

Questions about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared a week ago over Southeast Asia, continued Friday to hang in the air. Here is what we know -- and don't know -- from hard data to conspiracy theories.<p><b>THE SEARCH</b><p><b>1. Where is the plane?</b><p>As evidence grows that the plane could …

Why Do Bug Bites Itch?

Creative Music Video Inspired by Double Exposure Photography

From NYC-based filmmaker Paul Trillo, whose work we’ve featured a couple of times before here on PetaPixel, comes a new visual journey in …