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How to make petrol with bacteria

Scientists have found a way of harnessing bacteria found in our stomachs to make petrol<p>Researchers in South Korea have harnessed the <i>Escherichia coli</i> bacteria that help us to digest food – and sometimes cause food poisoning – to produce a replacement for petrol from fossil fuels.<p>As this video from …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

This Book Of Braids Is Everything We've Ever Wanted

There are moments in our ongoing search for the newest, prettiest braid creation where we feel as though we've reached the end of the plait world. …

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14 Photos That Will Give You Serious 'Gossip Girl' Nostalgia

"You know you love me... XOXO, Gossip Girl."<p>Are we the only ones who miss hearing that? It's been just about a year since the series finale of "Gossip Girl," and we're really missing Blaire and Serena right about now. As winter draws near, we're reminding ourselves of the preppy and sophisticated …

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30 DIY Sharpie Projects You Have to Try

You’re about to be drawn into the world of everyone’s favorite permanent marker: Sharpies! And what’s not to love about ‘em? From the variety of bold bright colors to the nearly hundreds of ways to use them to make your world a more wonderful place, Sharpies are the go-to instrument for upgrading …

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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 …

Six Steps to Better Dreams

Photo: Courtesy of Everett Collection<p>I've always been a fan of things that feel a little magical, like they might provide some kind of insight towards what I should be doing with my life. Tarot cards. Horoscopes. Dream guides. So if someone says that I can actually learn to harness my dream-state …

Breast cancer researchers identify genetic 'switch'

Queensland scientists have identified a genetic "switch" that indicates whether breast cancer is aggressive and likely to spread.<p>The discovery may provide a clearer prognosis for breast cancer patients and pave the way for new treatments.<p>Teams from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the …