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On the Red Couch with Model and Advocate Christy Turlington Burns

Shortly after the birth of her first child, Christy Turlington got a big scare. She experienced inexplicable complications that made her aware of the …

Puzzling moose deaths hint at climate shock to forests

Moose in the northern US are dying in what could be the start of a huge climate shock to the world’s boreal forests.<p>The die-off is most dire in …

Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind

Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery

A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere?<p>The agency's latest robotic explorer will sample gas isotopes, catch solar particles and probe …

Space

This Bug-Inspired Rescue Robot Can Bounce Off Walls And Keep Flying

When a robot goes into a dangerous location–a collapsed mine, or an irradiated power plant, for example–it’s likely to run into a lot of obstacles …

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

Day 15 of the 2013 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - http://theatln.tc/1897WUE - Abell 2261. The giant elliptical galaxy in the center of this image is the most massive and brightest member of the galaxy cluster Abell 2261. Spanning a little more than one million light-years, the galaxy is about 10 times the diameter of our Milky Way galaxy. The bloated galaxy is a member of an unusual class of galaxies with a diffuse core filled with a fog of starlight. Normally, astronomers would expect to see a concentrated peak of light around a central black hole. (NASA, ESA, M. Postman, STScI, T. Lauer, NOAO, and the CLASH team)

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The Best Winter Running Shoes of 2014

The buzz in the running industry these days is about energy return. When your foot compresses foam, the foam sucks up energy, which slows you down. While companies may try to convince buyers that their foam is springier than the next guy’s—or that the stuff can actually return energy to your body …

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

Cherry Blossom

“My Week Without Sugar”

Thinking of severely cutting back on your sugar intake? First, find out what it was like for one writer to give up all added sugars for seven days<p>I never thought of myself as having a sweet tooth—I take my coffee with just cream, I loathe hard candy, and I cringe at the thought of sprinkling sugar …

4 Ways to Make His Penis Feel Bigger

Size really doesn’t matter—especially if you know these tricks.<p>Recent research shows that, while men can technically make their penises bigger through a process called the “traction method,” it’s not exactly realistic—they’d have to wear a penile extender for four to six hours a day for a total of …

Your Weekly Fitness Checklist: December 1–7

7 ways to be fitter and healthier this week<p>Here is your Fit List of 7 tricks to be healthier and fitter this week. (For the uninitiated, check out What's a Fit List?). How many challenges did you complete last week?<p>Keep us posted on your progress and successes throughout the week. Use the hashtag …

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