Kristi Heikkinen

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Miley Cyrus tweets response about smoking pot at EMAs

Shocker: She doesn't care.<p>At this point, it's no surprise Miley Cyrus is playing it cool in the wake of controversy over her onstage antics at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam on Sunday. We know, we know: She does what she wants.<p>"sometimes in life you just gotta decide to not give AF," …

Retired Adult Film Star Jenna Jameson Returns To Porn Amid Financial Woes

"My motivation is taking care of my family and having fun and meeting all my fans," the 39-year-old told TMZ Monday.<p>Jameson's return to the industry she swore she had left behind comes at a time when the popular porn star is in need of some financial help.<p>She recently lost her Hollywood Hills home …

Hollywood Hills

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Miley Cyrus, Body Image: 'For Some Disgusting Reason, Young Sex Sells'

Jennifer Lawrence actively fought to keep Katniss Everdeen from looking too thin in <i>The Hunger Games</i> movies, because she knew the character would be a …

Miley Cyrus

Advanced Mathematics With Legos In A Washing Machine

Science with colorful bricks<p>Every generation, a scientific paper comes along that rocks the very foundations of research, upturns our sense of the world, leaves us collapsed, in awe at everything that we, for all of our work, still fail to comprehend about the universe. "Random Structures from Lego …

'Healthy' vegetable oils may put hearts at risk - Futurity

Some healthy vegetable oils may actually increase the risk of heart disease, new research shows.

Health

Why Did Global Warming Slow Down in the Nineties?

A new theory of anthropogenic climate improvement<p>Good news on the climate front, sort of: When we cut emissions of heat-trapping gases worldwide, global warming slows down.<p>In a new analysis of temperatures and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, researchers have found that the measurable …

The dirty truth about America's push for green energy

Since 2007, the federal government has made an aggressive push into corn-based ethanol: oil companies are now required to add millions of gallons of ethanol to gasoline, and farmers are encouraged to plow more land in a bid to keep up with demand. But the stated goals of those efforts — produce …

The human brain, its nervous projections, layers,... - Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog for Your Boils

<b>The human brain, its nervous projections, layers, and cortical blood vessels</b><p>Though we’re probably subconsciously aware of our brains on a day-to-day …

The science and magic of wine-making

Watching a cloudy, sweet liquid turn into a clear, alcoholic one – accompanied by the hiccupping of an airlock – is a treat<p>… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity …

Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and scientific technique. Eric Flem at Nikon said: "After 39 years we are proud to watch the competition continue to grow, allowing us to honor …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

How to spot a murderer's brain

Do your genes, rather than upbringing, determine whether you will become a criminal? Adrian Raine believed so – and breaking that taboo put him on collision course with the world of science<p>In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His …

The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson’s Face - Facts So Romantic

Nine years ago, I was sitting in a college math physics course and my professor spelt out an idea that kind of blew my mind. I think it isn’t a …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

Officials approve stadium funds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville city officials have matched Jaguars owner Shad Khan's commitment to keeping the team in Jacksonville.<p>The city …

NFL

49ers release Kyle Williams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Kyle Williams' rocky tenure with the San Francisco 49ers is over.<p>The 49ers on Tuesday made it official by releasing Williams, …

NFL