Michelle M. Wong

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Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Science is a very serious business, so what tickles a rational mind? In a not very scientific experiment, we asked a sample of great minds for their favourite jokes<p>Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a …

12 Crazy Christmas Foods

Christmas may be a time to spend with your family, but it’s also an excuse to eat great fatty foods. While most people seem to stick with their …

Why we can 'see' the house that looks like Hitler

The Latvian psychologist Konstantins Raudive spent the summer of 1965 trying to contact the dead. Every day, with careful precision, he would take a new reel of recording tape from its box, thread the tape through the rollers of the recorder and set up the microphone next to a mistuned radio. The …

Is Having Grit The Key To Success?

Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint.<p><i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Success.<p><b>About Angela Duckworth's TEDTalk</b><p>Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh-graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't …

Success : TED Radio Hour : NPR

<i>"There is real danger of a disconnect between what's on your business card and who you are deep inside, and it's not a disconnect that the world is ready to be patient with."</i> — Alain de Botton<p>Success has become synonymous with financial wealth, influence and status. But can we define success in …

Why do we scream?

Despite our fascination with screams, science knows relatively little about them. The psychology of screams …<p>Harold Gouzoules, an Emory University …

TV shows

Which Birds Are Built For Long-Distance Travel? [Infographic]

Hint: a big wingspan helps.<p>Fall is here, and winter is already on its way, which means many birds will soon begin flocking south like they had parents in Florida. Designer Dooriya Yu charted the migration distances of birds against the birds' wingspans and found a general pattern in the data: …

Birds

It’s not all about hard hats, honest: life as a female engineer

As Tomorrow's Engineers Week kicks off, Alicia Sanchez Espin explains what it's like to work within an industry with just a six per cent female workforce<p>There were just three of us in my university class: three women out of about 200 students working towards a degree in engineering.<p>As an electrical …

Communication Skills

Starpath glow-in-the-dark spray coating will light up roads in the UK

Not too long ago we told you about a smart highway concept that was being tested in the Netherlands where glow-in-the-dark paint would be used on the …

Why Is the Sky Blue? Why Are Sunsets Colorful?—Answers Here

The color of the sky has a lot to do with how thick the atmosphere is between the sun and a given vantage point.<p>Google+ hosted an online conference …

Landscape Photography

BOOK REVIEW: The Eco Chick Guide to Life

The Eco Chick Guide to Life is a roadmap to greener living for the modern girl. Author Starre Vartan covers fashion, makeup, cleaning supplies, pets, …

Hole Or Whole, Why Can Our Brains Hear The Difference?

Late summer tends to be a slow month for news. But at All Things Considered, we put on a two hour program, no matter what. So — without a trace of irony — one of our science correspondents offered to help fill some holes in the show with a series of stories about holes. Today he looks at how the …

Heavy Metal

Here's What Happens When You Put Flaming-Hot Nickel On Gummy Bears

Your burning question, answered<p>Might want to set aside an hour or so to watch this video several times. The mad geniuses at YouTube channel carsandwater, who've captured some pretty amazing footage of stuff being burned by a Red Hot Nickel Ball, have taken the RHNB mechanism to the heads of …

10 Things to Keep in Your Trunk at All Times, for Fashion's Sake, of Course!

Unless you're zipping around your town in a Smart car or on a beach cruiser, there's a whole lot of room in your ride to safeguard against any of fashion's dire straits. For instance, when your newly minted "boyfriend" calls at the eleventh hour to meet his parents and the dress you're wearing …

The 10 Most Awesome College Labs Of 2013

Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds

Facebook's mission "to make the world more open and connected" is a familiar refrain among company leaders. But the latest research shows connecting 1.1 billion users around the world may come at a psychological cost.<p>A new University of Michigan study on college-aged adults finds that the more they …

The Cronut Craze Continues: Dominique Ansel to Publish Book

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dominique Ansel, he of the famed SoHo cronut™ bakery, is writing a cookbook for Simon & Schuster. …

Fleur de sel caramels

I made fleur de sel caramels to give away as Christmas gifts a few years ago, and now no one will let me stop. They make great gifts, wrapped …

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Thank you for visiting Herbs and Oils Hub!!<p>I love these stone garden markers by Andrea of Chicklettes. They are simple, bright and colorful. They’re …

Recipes

31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects

These are the kind of simple projects for the laziest and most inept of crafters. Even if you can barely operate a drill, you can do most of these projects — and in less than an hour.

Sewing

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

Pie

National Geographic uses drones and robots to capture stunning images of African lions

"This is more than a wildlife story."<p>© Michael Nichols/National Geographic<p>Michael Nichols has spent the past two years living with lions in Tanzania. An award-winning photographer and editor, Nichols ventured into Africa's Serengeti Plain in July 2011 to document a pride of lions for a feature …

The Science of Sweetness

6 Playful Works of Architecture Inspired by Toys We Love

They say that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” and we think the same can be said about architecture. We’ve rounded six delightful …

Asia

Teaching Newton's Laws Through Rhyme