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Once Thought Loners, Cougars Revealed to Have Rich Society

The shocking find upends commonly held beliefs about one of the Americas' most iconic big cats.<p>For decades, the cougar (<i>Puma concolor</i>) has been thought of as a loner predator, running across other members of its species only to mate or to fight.<p>But a new study now shows that, contrary to popular …

Your memories are less accurate than you think

How do police extract eyewitness accounts they can trust?<p>Earlier this year, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations reported that a cold case of nearly 14 years had finally been cracked. In 2015, a woman who was attacked by her Air Force instructor in 2000 had been able to describe a family …

The Brain

Dogs Pay Attention to Your Looks

Here’s looking at you, pup.<p>The wide-eyed, pleading look of your dog may melt your heart and cause food to vanish from the table, but that doesn’t really mean your pet has become the master of manipulation.<p>Sometimes a dog’s expression merely reflects yours.<p>In a new study, researchers in Britain …

Pets

Scientists Show Proof That Zoned-Out Brains Enter 'Autopilot' Mode

We're one step closer to understanding the self-driving brain.<p>As chronic fatigue and rampant sleeplessness turn us all into walking zombies, it’s …

The Brain

How Brains Learn to Fear: Neuroscientists Reveal a Surprising Truth

We're revising what we know about how experience turns into knowledge.<p>When you’re born, your brain is set up with all the physical abilities it needs …

Neuroscience

A new stem cell treatment had "striking" anti-aging results

Safe and Effective<p>Out with the old, in with the new. That’s perhaps a good way to summarize the potential benefits of stem cell transplants in the …

Here’s A (Crazy?) Plan To Bribe Crows To Clean Up Cigarette Butts

Tossed cigarette butts are a huge litter problem. Crows are highly intelligent animals that can be trained to perform tasks for rewards. Can this possibly work? And is it even ethical?<p>In the quest to convince smokers to stop tossing cigarette butts on the street, cities have experimented with …

Birds

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Cancer Cells

The Loneliness of Having an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand

If someone told you she had something called chronic fatigue syndrome, you might not take her very seriously. Who among us <i>isn’t</i> tired all the time? …

How did Elvis Presley die? Myth and legend explored as ‘The King’ is remembered 40 years on

<b>Elvis Presley is a modern musical hero. He is pretty much credited with creating rock n roll, gave birth to the idea of super-stardom and rocked the</b> …

Worm moms pump eggs full of toxin, demand they inherit an antidote | Ars Technica

Mom fills the egg with a poison only a specific gene can disable.<p>Remember that part in <i>Casino Royale</i> when Bond sips his martini, realizes he has been …

Biology

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

Cognitive therapy more effective than medication in treating social anxiety disorders, study finds

“We’ve set a new world record in effectively treating social anxiety disorders,” says Hans M. Nordahl, a professor of behavioural medicine at the …

How to help your friends and family when you're depressed

If you love someone with anxiety or depression, chances are there’s some advice for you out there on the internet.<p>It might be a snappy checklist, a cartoon designed to help you to understand the reality of mental illness, or a thought provoking quote to encourage you to re-examine your attitude. …

What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two very hot buzzwords right now, and often seem to be used interchangeably.<p>They are not quite the same thing, but the perception that they are can sometimes lead to some confusion. So I thought it would be worth writing a piece to explain …

Artificial Intelligence

Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Theory of Connectivity<p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

The Brain

Slanted electrode implant restores movement to paralyzed limbs

Once the realm of science fiction, the ability to restablish a link between the brain and the limbs after it's been severed as a result of spinal …

Why obesity damages your mind as well as your body

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight, with researchers finding puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia.<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure hunt’.<p>The …

The Brain

15 facts that prove you're better off single

Science, nature or something in between wants you to be alone forever. It's a fact.<p>Looking at our biology, psychology and good old statistics when it …

Scientists Have Discovered Never-Before-Seen Vessels in The Brain

"They'll have to rewrite the textbooks."<p>Scientists in the US have discovered a new series of lymphatic vessels in the body that link the brain to the …

This Beautiful Rolling Workshop Cart Was Made From Scrap Materials

Woodworking, welding, and leather making, all rolled into one fun project.<p>A rolling utility cart is a great feature for the garage or workshop. They're excellent for keeping tools you need close at hand. This DIY utility cart has an element of Frankenstein to it, as it's comprised of an old bed …

DIY Wool Dryer Balls | Cut Down on Your Laundry Dry Time

For some time now, I’ve wanted to try out wool dryer balls instead of using the dryer sheets I’ve used for years. These would make great gifts! You …

Toxins

Intro To Chalk Lettering Online Class

68 MINUTES<p>BEGINNER<p>VALERIE MCKEEHAN<p>What you’ll learn in this class:<p>How to choose lettering styles and design principles for your layout<br>• How to draw in sans serif, serif and script letters<br>• How to add embellishments, flourishes and dimension to your design<p>In this class, you’ll learn how to create …

Calligraphy

This Woman Grew A Lemon Tree Inside Her Own House. When You Hear Her Secret... So Simple!

Growing your own food at home is a great way to save money and cut down on harmful chemicals in your diet. Keeping an entire garden, however, can be …

60 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas Tailored to Teens

A photo posted by Grinde (@griinde) on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:32pm PDT<p>Being a teenager in and of itself can be spooky, but here are 60 alternatives to …

Halloween Costume

DIY Copycat: Create This Flamingo Marquee Light for Half the Price

It’s official: It’s the year of the flamingo! There are so many ways to let your flamingo flag fly, from pool floats to themed parties to home decor. Why not add just one more DIY to the ‘mingo mania? We loved the vibrant color and bright lights of this Flamingo Marquee Light ($50) from Modcloth, …

Chemicals

How to Make an Easy I Spy Bag with a Vacuum Sealer

<i>How to make an easy “I spy” bag with your vacuum sealer. This is much easier than sewing a bag or worrying about a zipping bag opening up.</i><p><i>This post</i> …

Crafting

Engineered Wood Flooring - The Best Compromise for Wood Flooring? - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

The main difference between solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring is the composition of the wood panels. Solid wood is wood cut from a …

Home Improvement

How to (easily!) create a family portrait wall (with help from Fred Meyer!)

Last month I completed a major goal that I’d been procrastinating on for far too long: <b>I organized all of my family’s digital photos</b>! I did this by …

Fred Meyer