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Nature trumps nurture when it comes to academic achievement, study says

Let's imagine for a minute that family resources had no impact on the likelihood that an American student would graduate high school and go on to earn a college degree or beyond. In this idealized world, which factors would influence a student's likelihood of academic achievement, and how do nature …

Humanity Breaks an Ominous Record

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

How 'clean power' dams actually damage the environment

From an environmental standpoint, you might not immediately think about removing dams. Hydroelectric power, after all, is a renewable energy source — right? Not so fast.<p>“Hydropower is really not a renewable resource in the most strict sense of the term,” explains Jason Rainey, the executive …

How Long Can You Balance a Pencil?

Biologist tries to explain Captain America and the Hulk with science

Comic book writers almost always spin up some inventive pseudo-science to explain how normal men and women transform into superheroes, but what if a real biologist took a crack at it? Sebastian Alvarado, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, has done just that with a new series of …

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

The Gulf of Mexico's annual spring-summer "dead zone" is the size of Connecticut -- slightly smaller now than in recent years but nowhere near the trim scientists had sought, researchers said this week.<p>Scientists' annual survey found an area of 5,052 square miles of "low oxygen water," or hypoxia, …

FreedomPop brings free voice, data, and texting to tablets

Bring your own device or buy an iPad or Galaxy Tab and enjoy a generous helping of monthly service.<p>FreedomPop, the company best known for offering free mobile phone service, is getting into the tablet game.<p>As of this morning, FreedomPop will sell the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with free, …

Mirror your iPhone or iPad to your PC

Splashtop's new Mirroring360 turns your PC or Mac into an AirPlay receiver for displaying your iDevice screen. And it's on sale.<p>Most owners of iPhones and iPads know that, thanks to AirPlay, they can mirror their devices' screens to a TV -- but only with a $99 Apple TV box connected.<p>OK, but what if …

Rice Pudding Pops

Pudding pops were one of my favorite hot-weather treats as a kid. They were sweet, creamy and had a great commercial campaign behind them. I still …

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts

One of the reasons that baked donuts have become so popular is that they are much easier to make than deep fried donuts are. They require less …

Salted Caramel Brownies

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.<p>2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a …

Irresistible Candied Peanuts

Candied nuts are a snack that is always great to have on hand. They’re salty and sweet, so they’re satisfying no matter what kind of snack you were …

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry milkshakes are delicious when they are done well. A milkshake should be flavorful and indulgent, as well as the perfect way to treat …

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

<i>Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with caramel bits and sprinkled with sea salt to create a deliciously sweet and salty cookie.</i><p>Guys, I …

Red White and Blue Berry Pudding Pops

Pudding pops were always one of my favorite frozen treats when I was a kid. It wasn’t just the Bill Cosby commercials that made me like them, …

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Get directions to a friend's location with Google+

One of the perks in the new Google+ app is the ability to easily navigate to the location of a friend. Check out these quick steps to get moving in the right direction.<p>If you live in a busy city, or you're meeting a friend in one, using a specific location on Google Maps can help avoid confusion so …

How Do Rainbows Form?

How to get the most out of IFTTT for Android

IFTTT is a great tool for automating your life. Here's how to get started using the Android app to create new recipes and manage the ones you already have.<p>Popular automation service If This Then That, which goes by IFTTT, helps you set up automatic cause-and-effect commands using online tools, …

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5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …