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Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Can Help You Heal

By Therese Wade, MSc, Wake Up World where this was originally featured.<p>“Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.” These …

How To Prevent And Cure Hangovers, According To Science

Just in case you party too hard on New Year's Eve.<p>Many people ring in the new year with lots of dancing and drinking, which then leaves them hurting the morning after.<p>Before you get to that point, the American Chemical Society has some chemistry-inspired tips on how to prevent a massive hangover, …

Horses had stripes like zebras until humans broke them in, scientists say

Study reaches black and white conclusion: mankind had a direct impact on horses after domesticating them to run, work or be ridden<p>Nature experts have revealed that most horses and ponies resembled zebras with stripes until man changed their colour by taming them.<p>They lost their "wild" camouflage - …

Science says that this is a surprising side effect of having anxiety

Most of the time, anxiety is just there: A feeling of helplessness, worry, and nervousness that often makes it that much harder to function in our …

‘Bones’ in Milky Way could help map galactic structure

A galactic skeleton of dark interstellar gas tendrils might help map the scaffolding of our galaxy, a new study suggests.<p>Six of these “bones,” each …

Stephen Hawking Explains How You Could Escape a Black Hole

Well, your existence could. Physically you would be so dead.<p>Stephen Hawking has described a new theory for how our existence could escape a black …

Microbes make the meal, new diet book proposes

The Diet Myth<i><br>Tim Spector<br>Overlook Press, $28.95</i><p>For 10 days, Tom Spector lived off McDonald’s. He had chicken nuggets or Big Macs for meals and …

2016 January 2 - Sky Lights in the New Year

<b>Sky Lights in the New Year</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Gill Fry<p><b>Explanation:</b> Triggered by the impact of a coronal mass ejection on New Year's eve, a …

Astronomy

Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

Distant star's surface gravity can be calculated, edging us closer to finding a habitable planet

A new method has been discovered to measure the pull of gravity on the surface of distant stars. Researchers say the new discovery significantly adds …

How many moons does Mercury have?

Virtually every planet in the solar system has moons. Earth has the moon, Mars has Phobos and Deimos, and Jupiter and Saturn have 67 and 62 …

Huge Fireball Over Spain Marks the End of 2015

On the final day of 2015, a skycam in northeast Spain caught a tremendous fireball—a very bright meteor—burning up in the morning sky:<p><i>Photo by Ebro</i> …

Meteorites

The Brains of Compulsive Gamers Are Wired Differently, Study Finds

And that's a good and a bad thing.<p>According to scans of nearly 200 adolescent boys, the brains of compulsive video gamers are wired differently from …

NASA image: Reading the alphabet from space

NASA's Earth Observatory has tracked down images resembling all 26 letters of the English alphabet using only NASA satellite imagery and astronaut …

BBC World Service - Science Special, How to Survive in Space, How to Survive in Space: Into Deep Space

If we want humans to properly explore the cosmos then we have to learn how stay alive in space.<p>Dr Kevin Fong has been delivering the 2015 London Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures on how to survive in space, and for the BBC World Service concludes his two part investigation into the …

Spectacular Northern Lights outshine NYE fireworks (PHOTOS)

As the world looked up for fireworks displays marking New Year’s Eve, a lucky few watched the sky come to life with the Northern Lights.<p>The Aurora …

Science Can't Save You From Your Hangover (Yet)

But here's what we learned about them this year anyway.<p>So, you said goodbye to 2015 with about a gallon of vodka and beer. Congratulations, you played yourself, and now you're enjoying your first hangover of the year.<p>You might be thinking, surely science has by now come up with a way to "cure" the …

The loneliest galaxy in the Universe

From the Milky Way’s perspective, there are hundreds of galaxies visible with even a small telescope. But from this galaxy’s location? Zero.<p><i>“If the</i> …