Karen M Osegueda

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Scientists asked 5,500 Americans to reveal their 'relationship deal breakers' — here's what they learned

Apparently, many people do — and now those lists are not so secret anymore.<p>A series of studies on "relationship deal breakers," published last year in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, represents "the first systematic and comprehensive attempt to understand the traits that …

Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?

On a 650-mile trek, two adventurers faced danger and hardship—and saw how development could spoil an American icon.<p>“If you break loose here, you can’t stop. You’re going into the abyss,” barks Rich Rudow. Normally he is unflappable, but as he knows too well, this is no place to let down one’s …

National Parks

How Things Work

Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of …

Journalism

The EpiPen, a Case Study in Health System Dysfunction

Three times in the last two weeks, people — a patient, a colleague and my wife — told me stories about how out of control the price of EpiPens were. Monday, my New York Times colleagues recounted in detail how expensive the devices have become in recent years. All tell the tale of how much even …

Pharma

Religious Diversity May Be Making America Less Religious

In the United States, diversity has generally been considered an asset. It is frequently cited by public figures as both a source of national pride …

Religion

Trees of life: tiny beetles turn Californian forests into tinder for energy

California’s record four-year drought has primed its coastal forests for a bug invasion. Millions of native bark beetles, which thrive in warm conditions, are burrowing into trees weakened by a lack of water, leaving in their wake dry, dead wood that becomes natural tinder. The beetles and drought …

Forests

The eco guide to reusables

Single-use packaging is still normal practice, but every reusable receptacle saves about 100 disposable versions<p>I recently bought a set of top-of-the-range reusables. For coffee I got a KeepCup (keepcup.com), which fits neatly under any coffee machine, ensuring baristas don’t hate you during the …

Sustainability

These Young Inventors Are Tackling Africa's Electricity Crisis

The vast continent of Africa has a complex relationship with electricity. In some countries, like South Africa, demand exceeds the available supply. In others, such as Niger, only 1 in 7 people have access to it at all. Regardless of which end of the scale they’re on, every African electricity …

Renewable Energy

30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar

It was such a different time — and yet, the message was so similar.<p>Thirty years ago, on June 10 and 11 of 1986, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works commenced two days of hearings, convened by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.), on the subject of “Ozone Depletion, the Greenhouse …

Climate Change

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Nutrition

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly over the last 75 years, there have been many astounding developments – the first electronic programmable computer, the first …

Quantum Computing

Prince: A Life in Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

50 Lesser-Known Facts About Prince

As news of his passing breaks, here are some little-known facts about the cultural icon that was Prince.<p>Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is …

Music

February smashes global temperature record, says Nasa

Nasa announces February exceeded historical average temperatures by more than any month in history, making it the third consecutive month to break the record<p>February set global temperature records, Nasa announced on Saturday, deviating from historical norms by a wider margin than any month ever …

Global Warming

Eye on the Cure: Can Algae Genes Restore Vision in First Optogenetics Human Trial?

In the next month, scientists from RetroSense Therapeutics will inject a virus deep into the retina of legally blind human volunteers.<p>The virus will …

Kate Winslet's Reaction To Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Win Is All Of Our Reactions

Her heart will go on, and on.<p>ALERT. ALERT.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar on Sunday night after countless years of snubs and surprises. He took home the golden trophy for his role in "The Revenant."<p>And no one was happier for him than his "Titanic" co-star Kate Winslet, who's reaction to his …

Leonardo Dicaprio

16 Super-Secret Moments From The Oscars Audience Cam

Fun fact: Matt Damon likes Thin Mints.

All the Best Jokes from Chris Rock's Historic Oscars Monologue

He destroyed expectations and took #oscarssowhite head on.<p>In 1997, Chris Rock defined himself as a searing critic of racism in this country with his breakthrough stand-up routine about black stereotypes. The bit made such a lasting impact that, even more than a decade later, President Obama …

We're the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why

Despite much chin-stroking.<p>“Little pig, little pig, let me come in,” says the big, bad wolf. “No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin,” say the three little pigs. This scene is deeply unrealistic and not just because of the pigs' architectural competence, the wolf's implausible lung …