Alexandra Reyes

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Portraits of Female Erotica Writers by David Woolfall

<i>Lexie Bay</i><p>Who are the women behind the books that sit in the erotica section in book shops? I did a little research, dug into the Internet and met the …

How Clutter Affects Your Productivity (And What You Can Do About It)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a creative marketplace connecting mobile and Web projects with vetted, handpicked developers and designers from around the world. This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Cleaning out your closet, emptying your inbox, putting things where they …

5 Habits That Will Help Spark The Best Ideas You’ve Ever Had

There’s no magic trick for generating genius ideas, but these habits will have your creative juices flowing–with some practice.<p>What if whenever someone asked you a question, you had tons of innovative ideas waiting in response? You would be a hot commodity; who doesn’t want an ideas …

Creativity

Three Insanely Cute Panda Cubs Crawl and Tumble Over Each Other in Chengdu, China

Three giant panda cubs crawl and tumble over each other while looking insanely cute at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, …

Cute Animals

Dead zebras reveal new weapon against anthrax

A new, unusually large virus that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax has been discovered in a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in …

Biology

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Q&A: The Engineer Who Wants To Power The World With Carbs

Visions of a sweet future<p>You might like carbs, but probably not in the way Percival Zhang does. Zhang, a chemical engineer at Virginia Tech, runs a lab that's dedicated to converting carbohydrates into electricity. The lab's inventions include proofs of concepts showing that carbohydrates are able …

Virginia Tech

Interactive Infographic: The Lifespans Of Pathogens

Which microbes can live the longest on the floor?<p>Here's a look at maximum pathogen survival times on a dry, inanimate surface. (Not pictured: salmonella, which can survive essentially indefinitely.) Press plus and minus to navigate.<p><i>Update: An earlier version of this graphic had a Hepatitis C</i> …

How To Euthanize A Whale

Some beached whales can't be rescued. Four scientists have developed a humane way to end their suffering.<p>Sometimes, whales end up where they shouldn't. When a whale can't be rescued and sent back to sea, it becomes at once a tragedy, an obstacle, and a potential health hazard. Craig Haims, an …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

Sloth Fur Might Yield New Drugs

Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.<p>Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed:<p>Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a new study causes a different reaction: NOOOO! DON'T KILL THE FUR FUNGI!!!<p>New research, you see, has …

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Guest Writer<p>Co-founder of thredUp.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only …

Time Management

Purebred Dogs: Then and Now

You might never look at pure breeds the same way again. Science of Dogs has collected a number of photos from the 1915 book, <i>Breeds of All Nations</i>, and compared the breeds to their modern-day descendants. The results are surprising, and in many cases, saddening, as a century of breeding for …

UPDATE! Toronto Zoo's Polar Bear Cub is Making Strides

Toronto Zoo's Polar Bear cub is growing up strong and healthy! Born on November 9 to a resident mom, Aurora, the cub was one of three born in the …

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The 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest Winners

National Geographic presents <b>the winners of its 2013 photo contest</b>. There were over 7,000 entries from more than 150 countries. Of those, this picture …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop

Ever wonder why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business? As it turns out, dogs align their body axis according …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Video and photos: Rich biodiversity in South American rainforest

“I have conducted expeditions all over the world, but never have I seen such beautiful, pristine forests so untouched by humans.” – Dr. Leeanne Alonso<p>…

Best cure for a hangover? Sprite, scientists claim

For years people have argued over what they believe is the essential remedy after a heavy night - from a strong coffee to a hair of the dog.<p>But now it has been revealed that revellers who go for the healthy option and console themselves with a herbal tea could actually be making their hangover …

In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.<p>Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in …

Stephen Hawking: brain could exist outside body

Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale.<p>Speaking at the premiere of a documentary film about his life, the theoretical physicist said: "I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is …

Alien frontier: see the haunting, beautiful weirdness of Mars

GIFs of a Captivating Light and Movement Performance

<i>Nuance</i> is a spectacular video by multidisciplinary artist Marc-Antoine Locatelli that features dancer Lucas Boirat combining his gift of movement with captivating beams of light. The interpretative performance presents a push and pull between the human silhouette and a shape-shifting abstract …

Drug Cures Mice Of Down Syndrome With A Single Dose

But it's not a cure for humans yet.<p>Cure Down syndrome with a single injection? Well, maybe--if you're a mouse. A team of scientists from John Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have cured newborn mice of Down syndrome by injecting them with a drug that stimulates what's called …

Japan building mile-long ice wall around Fukushima plant to stop radiation leaks

Japan is set to construct a nearly mile-long ice wall around the Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt to stop the continuing leak of radioactive water. The plan was first proposed in May, and the Associated Press reports that it's now been adopted. The construction will place a series of thin …