Krista Klemmer

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Astronaut recounts his near-drowning on spacewalk

Luca Parmitano gives interview relating the terrifying moments when his spacesuit helmet began to fill with water<p>The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk on 16 July has shared more details about the experience, revealing how he frantically tried to devise a plan to …

Beluga deaths in St. Lawrence worry whale researchers

Data sparse due to cuts at Fisheries and Oceans, scientist charges<p>Marine biologists in Quebec are trying to figure out what's behind the alarming …

Rise in shark attacks around Hawaii sparks study

18 attacks taken place since start of 2012<p>Hawaii officials plan to spend the next two years studying tiger shark movements around Maui amid what they …

Science could add decades to the average human lifespan

In a New York laboratory, a handful of mice are poised to outlive their peers by the human equivalent of 20 years.<p>Not only will they hang around longer, but their extended lives will be fuller. They'll recall maze patterns faster than other elderly mice. Their muscles and tendons will be stronger. …

Alzheimer's Disease

Having fun with breast cancer isn’t just wrong – it’s a mockery

Cancer isn’t fun.<p>My mom comes from a family of 12 kids, and half of them have had it. Four of those died from it. Her own run-in with cancer was terrifying and exhausting. It ruined her digestive system, and with it a lifelong enjoyment of cooking and food.<p>So I understand the instinct that cancer …

Before a job interview rehearse first

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter @Globe_Careers or join our Linked In group.</i><p>Before a job interview, consultant Alison Green recommends you do a test …

The secret to success at school

Why kids need academic rigour the way they need play and water and food<p>The prominent American science journalist Amanda Ripley, author of <i>The</i> …

Cool Concept: Medieval X-Men

9 Awesome Facts About Lemons You Should Know

When we were kids, our introduction to lemons wasn't so friendly. (It went something like this.) But now that we're all grown up, we actually like the tangy flavor it adds to our recipes for chicken, cookies and, most importantly, cocktails.<p>But now our relationship with lemons has moved from the …

35 Fall Fashion Must-Haves That You Can Actually Afford (PHOTOS)

It may be warm outside, but the fashion world is already thinking about fall (or to be honest, what's coming down the Spring 2014 runways). Though we aren't quite ready to wrap our heads around next year's trends, fall fashion is a topic that should be on everyone's brain.<p>Here at HuffPost Style, we …

This Baby Panda Reuniting With Her Mom Is The Best Thing You'll See On The Internet Today

Don't worry, Yuan Yuan. We'd probably have a hard time picking a baby up at first, too.<p>After being separated for a month, a panda mom and her newborn baby got reunited last week in the Taipei Zoo. The Associated Press posted a video… you don't even have to read any more. Just watch it:<p>Zookeepers …

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle, and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the …

Attention <em>Wall Street Journal</em>: "Swiss" Is Not a Language

<i>Wall Street Journal</i> editorial board member James Taranto helpfully explains this whole "Swiss racism" thing to Oprah Winfrey and her fans: "Winfrey …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Paula Deen Wins Racial Lawsuit That Destroyed Her

In one of the most supremely ironic court decisions in a long time, a judge just threw out the racial discrimination claim filed against <b>Paula Deen</b> -- …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

Empathy With Dogs Stronger Than With Humans: Study

People feel more empathy with dogs than they do their own species, a new study suggests.<p>Children, however, remain about on par as with canines.<p>The …

What Gen Y needs to know to become leaders

Much advice has been offered in recent years to managers who have to oversee millennials, a generation with a different attitude to the workplace. But now the tables are turning.<p>Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were born from 1981 to 2000, so the oldest ones have entered their thirties. …

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'Hyperloop' ultra-fast travel system unveiled

Elon Musk says his design would move people from San Francisco to L.A. in 30 minutes<p>Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a …

Perseid meteor shower promises lots of fireballs

Best viewing before dawn on mornings of Aug. 12 and Aug. 13<p>The Perseids — the shooting star spectacular that peaks tonight — produces more fireballs …

Interactive dining table gamifies a meal for two

Two Royal College of Art students have found a new way to make food fun: the pair have designed a table that turns an ordinary meal into a two-player video game, as shown in the game's introductory video.<p>Sures Kumar and Lana Z. Porter's creation is called <i>Pixelate</i>, which they describe as a …

Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes

Pets yawn more in response to owners' yawns than strangers', study says.<p><b>Dog owners who claim their pets know their feelings may be on to something: A new study shows that canines yawn more in response to their owners' yawns than they do to strangers' yawns.</b><p>That suggests dogs are "emotionally …