Liz Maclannan

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First-ever image of 5th order rainbow!

The fabled quinary or 5th order rainbow is made by sunlight reflected five times inside raindrops. Now, for the first time, we have an image of …

Astronomy

Astronomers May Have Detected The First Direct Evidence of Dark Matter

Scientists in the UK may have finally found direct evidence for dark matter pouring out of our Sun.<p>Dark matter is an invisible mass of unknown …

Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

1 of 12<p>Much of what we don't understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as are the very questions of life …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

ESA Confirms Rosetta's Landing Site On 'Rubber Ducky' Comet

Now comes the hard part: actually landing.<p>After more than 10 years of traveling through space, the Rosetta spacecraft -- the first space vehicle to travel to a comet -- is finally taking a load off. Well, part of it is, anyway.<p>This morning, the European Space Agency confirmed the landing site for …

Why We Will Never Build a Nuclear Fusion Reactor As Good As The Sun

Combine two hydrogen atoms with one oxygen and you get water, the catalyst for life. But combine four hydrogen atoms and you get a burst of energy that can destroy entire islands and did on Nov. 1, 1952. That day the US tested the first hydrogen bomb on the now-nonexistent Pacific island, Elugelab. …

8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism

A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Unintended consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Watch Sanjay Gupta, MD on CNN at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturdays and 7:30 a.m. ET on Sundays.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.<p>Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, …

8 Signs It’s Definitely Time to Break Up

For those times when nothing big and horrible happened—but nothing is feeling right either<p>Sometimes relationships end after a huge shouting match. Sometimes one person cheated. Sometimes one partner is moving or is ready to get married or wants to have kids. And sometimes, a relationship just runs …

Relationships

13 Men Share The Absolute Hottest Thing a Woman Has Ever Done During Hot Sex

Just so you know what really stands out in his mind<p>We know that there are tons of things that get a man going in bed, but there are also those little things you do that burn a sexy hole into his memory <i>forever</i>. We reached out to <i>Men's Health</i> readers and other real guys to tell us all the things women …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Could You Be Pregnant? Early Pregnancy Symptoms

A missed period isn't the only way to tell if you're pregnant. Eight signs you may have a bun in the oven<p>You Might Be Pregnant...<p>Pregnancy symptoms start <i>before</i> you miss your period. Have a hunch you're eating for two? Here are eight signs you might be pregnant.<p>Nausea<p>If you randomly threw up in your …

What 17 Celebs Look Like Without Makeup

These lovely ladies prove you can be barefaced and beautiful.<p>Going anywhere sans makeup is brave, as the college junior who recently committed to ditching cosmetics for a year can attest. But taking a snapshot of your face au natural and broadcasting it to the world? Very ballsy—and beautiful. Here …

7 Crazy-Hot Sex Positions You Need to Try ASAP

What are you waiting for?!<p><i>This article was written by Nicole Weaver and repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>Many couples have trouble getting the same amount of pleasure during sex. For a lot of women, penetration alone doesn't stimulate the clitoris and other erogenous zones enough. Plus, …

11 Foods You Shouldn't Ever Refrigerate

We bet a few of them are sitting in your fridge right now.<p>In some cases, the labels on foods are clear ("Refrigerate after opening"). But often, you're probably just guessing ("I mean, it makes sense to chill tomatoes to keep them fresh for longer, right?"). Well, in some cases, you may be guessing …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.<p>1. …

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American Heart Association says e-cigarettes could help people quit

Anti-smoking group also wants stricter rules to stop e-cigarette marketing to kids<p>Public health officials disagree about the relative safety of e-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizers, noting that there's a dearth of research on the longterm effects of the products. But e-cigarettes just got a …

The Best Mix Of Cheeses To Put On Your Pizza, According To Science

There's mozzarella, cheddar, Colby -- oh, and don't forget provolone! With so many different cheeses to choose from, which type is the best to put on a pizza so that it tastes incredible, and has that gourmet look to it?<p>Now an international team of scientists have found the perfect combination of …

As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can't even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.<p>A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that American parents are significantly less likely to make an accurate assessment of their children's weight …

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.25.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. …

A Guide to Different Kinds of Parallel Universes - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

These days it often seems that if a theory has loose ends, its dangling threads are surreptitiously tied together out of view within the hidden …

Space weather: Fine, with a chance of solar flares - CNN.com

A mid-level flare erupted on the left side of the sun on July 8, 2014. This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory highlights the high-temperature solar material in a flare, which is typically colorized in teal.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Spectacular solar flares<p>Spectacular solar flares<p>Spectacular solar …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

The Science of Smell: How the Most Direct of Our Senses Works

<i>“Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes,”</i> Anna Quindlen advised in her indispensable <i>Short Guide to a Happy Life</i>. Susan Sontag listed “linen” and “the smell of newly mown grass” among her favorite things. <i>“A man may have lived all of his life</i> …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

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