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Healthy hair: the secrets of luscious locks

First published on Sat 8 Feb 2014 08.00 EST

New Crocodile Species Found In West Africa

It diverged from its most closely related kin about 7 million years ago.<p>Meet the west African slender-snouted crocodile. It looks quite similar to slender-snouted crocs in central Africa. But a recent investigation found that it is in fact a different species, and separated from its central African …

How did I get here?

This week I took my dad to Geneva, to show him CERN, and ATLAS, the experiment I work on at the Large Hadron Collider. Describing my job to people reminds me of how privileged and fortunate I am to be working on a project which would have been beyond my wildest dreams as a child, and the feeling is …

Soon We Will All Be Drinking From Pods

Coca-Cola is collaborating with Keurig to build a pod-based at-home cold beverage dispenser.<p>Keurig machines boldly accelerated the path to a caffeine fix, getting rid of the measuring and the whole-pot wait. With the simple drop of a pod into a machine, a single-serving of coffee-flavored drink is …

Prince Charles and Prince William Condemn Wildlife Trafficking

Every day, nearly 100 elephants in Africa meet a bloody end at the hands of poachers. The number of African elephants has fallen by 76% since 1980. …

Footprints discovery makes Norfolk even more exciting

<b>Name:</b> Norfolk<p><b>Age:</b> Inhabited since the ice age.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Flat. But exciting!<p><b>It is, isn't it?</b> <b>The brilliant golden sands of Holkham, the wild, bleak beauty of the salt marshes, the timeless joys of the Norfolk Broads!</b> <b>People can be so hillist.</b> No, I mean the exciting archaeological finds that have …

Today in science: Great Meteor Procession

The February 9, 1913 meteors crossed the sky in formation, on nearly identical paths. Their pace across the sky was described as “stately” and …

Ask Anything: Is It Worse To Be Licked Or Sneezed On?

Either way, both are gross.<p>Different diseases affect different fluids in the body, so it’s hard to give a simple answer to this question. HIV, for example, shows up at infectious levels in blood, semen, vaginal and rectal secretions, and breast milk. But an HIV-infected patient’s sneeze or spit …

Starlings at Sunset | video

This video tracks the movements of each individual bird in this murmuration of starlings as they sit on power lines, pause and fly as the sun sets.<p>Once again, it is Caturday, so you all know what that means: let's watch a video!<p>As a birder, one of the things that fascinates me is the motion of …

Ancient star helps scientists understand universe's origins | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian astronomers have found the oldest known star in the universe, a discovery that may help to resolve a long-standing discrepancy between observations and predictions of the Big Bang billions of years ago.<p>Dr Stefan Keller, lead researcher at the Australian National …

The Scientific Explanation Behind Underwater 'Fairy Circles'

Hint: the circles are not created by fairies.<p>For years, strange underwater circular formations in the Baltic Sea have mystified residents. Some have thought that they were bomb craters, or created by fairies or aliens. Turns out, none of the above explanations is correct.<p>"It has nothing to do with …

Self-Assembling Molecules Like These May Have Sparked Life on Earth

For Nicholas Hud, a chemist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the turning point came in July of 2012 when two of his students rushed into his …

Monkeys Raised On Omega-3-Rich Diet Have Well-Structured Brains

Eat right and you too can have a healthy monkey brain<p>You may have heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for you. They are a prime component of the nervous system, and cannot be made by the body--they must be consumed. But just how important are dietary omega-3 fatty acids for brain development …

Norwegian universities consider the ethics of oil and gas research

The debate flared up after Norwegian oil giant Statoil renewed its contract with the University of Bergen (UiB) last year. The contract is intended to finance independent research at the baseline level, teaching and PhD scholarships, and commits Statoil to give 55m Norwegian Kroner (roughly £5.5m) …

$50M NY penthouse with health benefits

Purified air, filtered water, vitamin C-infused showers and posture-perfect floors are all part of the health-conscious design of this New York 'wellness residence'.

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Americans' Tech Tastes Change With Times

Internet-connected devices growing in popularity<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week allows technology …

When Einstein Met Tagore: A Remarkable Meeting of Minds on the Edge of Science and Spirituality

On July 14, 1930, <b>Albert Einstein</b> welcomed into his home on the outskirts of Berlin the Indian philosopher, musician, and Nobel laureate <b>Rabindranath Tagore</b>. The two proceeded to have one of the most stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring the age-old friction between …

Introducing the Dream Director: A New Character for a New Century

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shxEp3E3ymQ&feature=share&list=UUK1B7q12OjrOvz6K92odCBw&index=1[/youtube]<p>The Future …

WOW. The Man Who Hugs Wild Lions Brought a Go-Pro This Time

Kevin Richardson is known as the lion whisperer, and I think that term is perfectly accurate. He has literally made himself part of a pride of lions, …

Living Beyond Your Label: How one person's random act of kindness sparked a movement

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc98vMlOotc&feature=share&list=UUK1B7q12OjrOvz6K92odCBw&index=2[/youtube]<p>Madison …

Innovation: The Future of Business and Philanthrophy

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeW5j0lZ1DA&feature=share&list=UUK1B7q12OjrOvz6K92odCBw[/youtube]<p><b>Bringing the Execution</b> …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryWhy Angry Men Kill Laura L. Hayes It’s rage, not mental illness, that often prompts massacres. Here’s how we can stop them before they …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

Consciousness

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Sleep: A mystery at the crossroads of neuroscience (Part 1)

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, …

The Secret to Personal Power

www.radiantsurvivor.com<p>There is such a thing as personal power, but most people haven't encountered it even remotely. That's because their notion of …

Spirituality