Liz Musgrove

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Hawaii: The new battleground for GMO regulation

Kauai island is debating bills that would require companies to disclose details about their use of pesticides<p>Lawmakers in Kauai today will decide the fate of a hotly debated bill that would require agri-biotech companies to disclose details about the pesticides they are using as well as the …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

The First Round of Syrian Chemical Weapon Inspections Is Complete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has announced that the first round of …

A linguistic tour of the best libfixes, from -ana to -zilla

English speakers love to create new words by blending existing ones together into "portmanteau words." Sometimes a particular word gets pulled into …

Language

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

How chimps are making monkeys out of humans…

Extraordinary research from Japan shows that chimpanzees are way ahead of humans in complex memory tests<p>Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is …

What Lurks Beneath The Earth's Surface

Recently there has been an eruption of revelations from below the surface of the Earth: Major aquifers beneath Kenya and a vast volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean. In just the past six months, there have been reports of new oilfield discoveries in Canada, Colombia, Israel and other spots.<p>Inner Earth …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

Anatomy of a Halloween Party

My friend Kyle told me that one year he and his roommates had forgotten that Halloween meant, you know, trick-or-treaters coming to your door. Decked …

31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again

Save money and keep your home chemical free with these DIY recipes.

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Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve shown you how to package gifts in pyramidal fashion and how to upcycle regular materials around the house for a more traditional rectangular look. But what about those bottles of wine, champagne or sparkling cider for your holiday party hosts? Is there a …

Mark Kleiman on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation | PolicyCast

Dropping Out of College Before It Even Begins | Harvard Graduate School of Education

The pill that can text from inside the body

Scientists are set to trial a new ‘digital pill’ which can send a text to relatives and doctors from inside the body.<p>It is hoped the pills could be used to cut the number of drugs that are wasted each year as well as alert family members if medication isn’t being taken properly by elderly relatives.<p>…

Medical Technology