Julie Nowak

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Michelangelo's Life: A Work Of Art

Renaissance genius Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy.<p>Share the knowledge!<p>Share<p><i>fast_rewind</i> Watch Again<p>Laurentian Library<p>– Smart …

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The Medici: History's Most Powerful Family

The Medici began as an Italian banking family that eventually gained extreme power and reigned over Europe (though they were officially citizens and …

Italy

The Laws of Friction Were Found in "Irrelevant" da Vinci Scribbles

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New Killer Fungus Found in U.S. Patients

A newly identified fungus that can kill very sick patients has been found in U.S. hospitals and has probably been here for a few years, federal health officials reported Friday.<p>It’s infected at least 13 people, including four who died.<p>The yeast is called Candida auris and was first identified in …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

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Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need more rest, in a global study that surveyed …

Curiosity Makes You Smarter

Today<p>Black Holes Might Not Exist, So Here Are 5 Weirder AlternativesFuzzballs, MECOs, boson stars, oh my!<p>Science & Technology<p>This Is the Best Way to …

Science

Can You Solve The Tetrahedron Puzzle?

Can you solve the tetrahedron math puzzle? You have a tetrahedron and a pyramid with equal side lengths. A tetrahedron is made up of four equilateral …

Mathematics

Belphegor's Prime Is The Prime Number Of The Beast

If you think 666 is a spooky number, then you'll be especially creeped out by the "prime number of the beast." But don't worry, numbers don't bite. …

Mathematics

Christian Vieler Captures Hilarious Portraits of Dogs Catching Treats

<b>Christian Vieler</b> is a talented 46-year-old animal and pet photographer and journalist based in Waltrop, Germany. Christan has been shooting amusing …

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Everything You Need to Know About Conceptual Artist Stephen J Shanabrook

The creative visionary has a way with chocolate and cotton candy.<p>In the fashion community, conceptual artist Stephen J Shanabrook is widely praised for his work on Comme des Garçons SHIRT’s 2010 spring/summer campaign. For the ads, Mr. Shanabrook borrowed from his own “<i>Paper Surgery</i> collection to …

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The Smiley Face Killers - The Award Winning & Horrifying Documentary Feature Film

What researchers learned about hook-up culture from volunteers who drank beer for the sake of science

Why does drinking lead to hook-ups? One theory is that alcohol makes people feel more frisky. Another is that it simply causes people to let loose and act more impulsively, facilitating all kinds of behavior that would otherwise be considered inappropriate.<p>Swiss researchers designed a study to see …

Hero Cop Was 'Right Person at Right Place' for Minnesota Stabbing Victims

Timing and courage are the perfect ingredients to make a hero.<p>An off-duty cop was "the right person, at the right place, and at the right time" when he managed to end a bloody terror rampage at a Minnesota mall, authorities said Monday.<p>The officer, identified as Jason Falconer, fatally shot an …

Data analysis shows what you suspected all along: Amazon ratings are bullshit

After analyzing over 18 million reviews, independent analysis confirmed that Amazon ratings are heavily influenced by incentivized reviews. Incentivized reviews, in this case, means a discounted (or free) product received in exchange for an Amazon review.<p>Sellers incentives for reviews aren’t …

Terence Crutcher Shooting: 'Disturbing' Helicopter Footage Shows Tulsa Police Kill Unarmed Man

Video footage released Monday showed Tulsa police shooting an unarmed man to death on Friday night after he approached his SUV with his arms raised.<p>In footage filmed from a police helicopter, Terence Crutcher, 40, can be seen slowly walking from the edge of a street north of Tulsa toward his …

Ancient DNA traces extinct Caribbean 'Island Murderer' back to the dawn of mammals - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

From skeletal remains found among ancient owl pellets, a team of scientists has recovered the first ancient DNA of the extinct West Indian mammal …

Jim Carrey Caused Girlfriend Cathriona White's Death, Lawsuit Claims

White’s husband claims she overdosed on drugs obtained by actor under a bogus name<p>Jim Carrey provided drugs to his girlfriend Cathriona White, …

Los Angeles

Winking Is One of the Weirdest Things You Can Do With Your Face

If you’re a famous person who wants to make some headlines, winking seems like a pretty low-effort, high-payoff way to do it. Sarah Palin did it …

Top 10 Biggest Guard Dogs in the World – 2015 | Cats and Dogs

<b>Discover The Quick And Easy Way To An Obedient Dog WITHOUT Spending Hours Of Training & Thousands<br>Of Dollars!</b><p>popular dog videos<p>These are the best …

Can Marijuana Really Reduce Pot Bellies And Obesity?

“Dude, where’s my fat?”<p>Attention, daily marijuana users: according to a recently published study, you may be more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI) or less likely to be obese or overweight than non-users. Got that? Hello? Are you there? Can you hear me?<p>But, hold on, Mr. Hand, you may …

Etching-Inspired Tattoos by Robert Pavez

Robert Pavez is a self-trained tattoo artist whose formal training lies in graphic design—which is also where his career started. From 2007 to 2014 …

9 Things To Know When Someone You Love Is Suffering From Depression

<i>This was originally published on Scary Mommy.</i><p>I've watched people I love suffer from depression my whole life--I know what it's like to confront the disease from the outside looking in. I know about the very complicated mix of concern and anger and fear, and about trying to find that balance between …

In Men, Depression is Different

Symptoms—and help—are unlike what women experience<p>I am worried about a friend. He’s stopped responding reliably to texts and calls from his friends and seems irritable and edgy when we do see him. He complains of insomnia, no energy and lack of motivation. Ask him how he’s doing and he says, “I’m …

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