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Penis Fossils Show How Extinct Bear Mated

<b>Ancient bear penises offer the first hard evidence of how an extinct species of bear lived and mated, a new study says.</b><p><i>Indarctos arctoides</i>, which was about the size of today’s brown bear, roamed what is now France, Spain, and Turkey about 10 to 4.5 million years ago.<p>Like most bears and many …

Are Filters the Answer?

<b>Reader Question:</b> Are lens filters still necessary for digital photography? Are there filters that National Geographic photographers use to make their pictures look better?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Most National Geographic photographers don’t use filters to define the look of their pictures. In fact, it used to be …

Just WOW

11 Keys To Happiness From Other Cultures

You can hoard all the shot glasses you want on your next trip, but they’re not going to guide you to a higher echelon of personal fulfillment.<p>Take home a cultural souvenir instead! These 11 habits from other cultures are small changes that could mean big payoffs in your happiness levels. Try one …

5 Ways to Find a New Topic for a Photography Project and Beat "Photographer's Block"

It’s a well-documented ‘fact’ that writers encounter writer’s block. Photographers also run into that creative wall and it can be very discouraging …

Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

• <b>Author:</b> Richard A. Muller<p>A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller<p>We live in complicated, dangerous times. Present and future presidents need to know if North Korea's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are …

Biomimicry

• <b>Author:</b> Janine M. Benyus<p>This profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems.<p>If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – …

Last Ape Standing

• <b>Author:</b> Chip Walter<p>Over the past 150 years scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-seven species of humans evolved on planet Earth. These weren't simply variations on apes, but upright-walking humans who lived side by side, competing, cooperating, sometimes even mating with our …

Total Law of Attraction

• <b>Author:</b> David Che<p><b>Now available as an eBook, a simple step-by-step guide that allows you to realistically apply the Law of Attraction to improve your life and achieve the next level of practical understanding.</b><p>The Law of Attraction is one of the most popular topics in the area of self-help. At the …

Death at SeaWorld

• <b>Author:</b> David Kirby<p>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Evidence of Harm</i> and <i>Animal Factory—</i>a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, America's most beloved marine mammal park<p><i>Death at SeaWorld</i> centers on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park …

Darwin's Doubt

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen C. Meyer<p>When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the …

11 Famous Mermaids and their Creators

Mythology is rife with creatures that mix traits of the familiar and the fantastic. Maybe it’s because they resemble us, but half-human legends from …

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Why Do Limbs 'Fall Asleep'?

At some point, we've all experienced the sensation of "pins and needles"—that strange numbness that comes from applying pressure to our arms or legs. …

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How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

There is an annual mid-September debate captivating the internet these days: Is it fall yet? And if so, how much should we talk about it?

Do You Have Compulsive Fall Disorder?<p>It's an annual mid-September debate. Is it fall yet? If so, how much should we talk about it?<p>By ·<p>There is an …

A Farrell vs. Francona playoff series?

BOSTON -- There is a legit chance that John Farrell’s Boston Red Sox could host Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians on Oct. 4 in Game 1 of the …

She's Kit, a six-week-old northern fur seal, seen in the photo below with her mother, Ursula, at the New England Aquarium. You can see her yourself -- she's on public display now every day, although not all day because she's still quite small. When was the last time you went to the aquarium? http://b.globe.com/16FN6uX