Heather

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Could Dragons Have Existed If Evolution Had Taken A Different Turn?

A reptile expert examines the evidence.<p>It would have taken quite a few turns for natural selection to have produced dragons, but if you're willing to stretch a bit, most classic dragon characteristics do exist in other species. They just don't come packaged in one animal.<p>First up on the dragon …

What Would Happen If Everyone Peed In The Ocean At The Same Time?

A thought experiment<p>Lauren Wolf, an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News and self-described ocean-urinator, recently took it upon herself to find out the scientific truth about what really happens when humans pee in the ocean.<p>She first turned to the internet, of course. As she …

How Old Is That Lion? A Guide to Aging Animals

Animals may not have birth certificates, but they do display telltale signs of aging.<p><b>It seems like every year, the world discovers a newest oldest animal.</b><p><b>Almost a decade ago, it was Ming, the 405-year-old clam. Then there was Jonathan, a giant tortoise who was touted as the world's oldest living</b> …

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7 Lies We Tell at Doctor's Appointments

Are you guilty of telling these fibs? Find out why you should 'fess up<p>In theory, your doctor's office is a safe place to lay it all out there: your health triumphs, your health lapses, your nagging health concerns. But many women omit details, twist facts, or blatantly lie when being grilled by an …

Birth Control

Two-headed turtle hatches in San Antonio

A two-headed turtle born last month at San Antonio zoo has become so popular that it has its own Facebook page.<p>Zoo officials say the animal, named …

Sealed coffin found near Richard III grave site in Leicester

Another body has been recovered from the Leicester car park where the remains of Richard III were discovered last year – but while a king of England …

Endless Summer Projects: Memoir Boxes

April 2013

April 2013

Is the End in Sight for Female Genital Mutilation?

Young women in Africa now are less likely to undergo the traditional practice.<p><b>In Egypt, 91 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 have undergone female genital mutilation, the partial or total removal of their external genitalia. In Somalia, the figure is 98 percent. More than 125 million</b> …

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin N?

Researchers say nature could be the key to big mind-body benefits<p><b>Are You Getting Enough Vitamin N?</b>Growing up, Teresa Bruffey was passionate about nature—passionately against it. To the self-conscious Seattle teen, the outdoors seemed dirty, scary, and uncomfortable. When she did spend time in …

Immune System

July 2013

August 2013

Cardboard Crafts for Kids and Parties

Happy Monday, folks! Did ya know that Earth Day is just one week away? April is <i>flying</i> by! While Earth Day may not be a holiday you celebrate like …

DIY – Milk Jug Igloo

If you haven’t already seen these Igloos all over the internet then what igloo have you been hiding in? You will need around 450+ milk bottles so you …

Seashell Pencil Holder

Shares 36<p>Wondering what to do with all of the beautiful seashells your children collect during summer vacation at the beach? Do a fun craft with the …

Bottle Cap Fish

Shares 5<p>Use old bottle caps or milk caps to make an adorable ocean scene. A fun way to create using materials that might otherwise be thrown …

Cute

Newly Discovered Fossils of Ancient Lifeform Are 2.2 Billion Years Old

Newly discovered fossils provide evidence for life on Earth 2.2 billion years ago. The fossils are the size of match heads and were discovered in …

Who Would Win In A Fight, A Cold-Blooded Dinosaur Or A Warm-Blooded One?

One scientist hits upon a creative way to argue that dinosaurs were endothermic.<p>Were dinosaurs "cold-blooded" or "warm-blooded"? Paleontologists still aren't sure. Now, one environmental scientist has painstakingly gathered the data to answer a related question: Given they were the same size, who …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

15 Book Series To Read If You Enjoyed 'The Hunger Games'

Repeatable Evolution: Lizard Diversification On Different Islands Produces Similar Outcomes

For years, evolutionary biologists have debated the predictability of evolution. Stephen Jay Gould famously said that if the tape of life could be rewound to the same starting point, it would replay with a very different outcome. On the other hand, many evolutionary biologists have pointed to the …

Biggest Virus Yet Found, May Be Fourth Domain of Life?

Pandoraviruses opening up new questions about life as we know it.<p><b>Scientists have found the biggest viruses known, and these pandoraviruses have opened up entirely new questions in science—even suggesting a fourth domain of life, a new study says.</b><p>Each about one micron—a thousandth of a millimeter—in …

Chimps, Orangutans Have Human-Like Memory

<b>Forgot your Facebook password? Can’t remember if it’s one cup of sugar or two? Misplaced your keys—again?</b><p>Why we remember and forget is a big topic of study, and scientists at the Aarhus University Center on Autobiographical Memory Research in Denmark have turned to the animal kingdom for …

Spaghetti Broom Painting

Shares 0<p>This art activity is great if you want to paint without conventional brushes but don’t want to get truly messy. The spaghetti brooms allow …

Crafting

Sweet, Family Summer DIY Projects

It’s summertime and that means it’s also … family time! We all know that the holidays are meant for lots of family fun and togetherness, but why rule …