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The Mystery of Sloth Poop: One More Reason to Love Science

<b>Correction appended Jan. 23, 2014</b><p>Among the greatest mysteries of the tropical rainforest are the pooping habits of sloths. Really. Those furry, …

10-Year Winter Began in 536 AD, Could It Happen Again?

Historical writings from all over the world in the 530s A.D. describe a veil that shrouded the Earth and cut it off from the warmth and light of the …

Astronomy

Philippines Typhoons Disproportionately Kill Baby Girls

No girls allowed

Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys.<p>Four-year-old Riley Maida stands in a toy aisle of a department store in Newburgh, N.Y. The backdrop is pink. The shelves behind her are stacked with plastic babies in pink onesies. To her left are hair-and-makeup dolls with …

Why Is Everyone Getting Naked? Rashida Jones on the Pornification of Everything

<b>So making your private parts public is now cool—and expected? Actress and writer Rashida Jones did not get that memo.</b><p>This fall I was hanging out with my sisters, catching up on pop-culture stuff. We watched some music videos, looked at a few Instagram accounts, and checked out blogs. And amid the …

Toxic tampons: How ordinary feminine care products could be hurting women

We talk about toxins in food and cosmetics — but the dangerous chemicals inside tampons and pads are being ignored<p>Nowadays, we hear a lot about the noxious cocktail of chemicals that can be found in our food, furniture, cleaning products and even our cosmetics. Yet we never really hear about what …

Mother of three on a mission to “redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty” for women

One mom fights back after Maria Kang asked people “what’s your excuse” for not looking toned after child-birth<p>Thirty five-year-old Taryn Brumfitt, on a global "quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty," has been getting a lot of attention for her response to a viral photo that asked …

School Snow Days Are Good For Education

Even if some students make it to the classroom, keeping schools open on the snowiest days can hurt learning.<p>When a storm is brewing and the streets are soon to be rendered useless by mounds of snow, there's really only one thing running through every student's mind: <i>please let tomorrow be a snow …

Education

This Dwarf Planet Might Have More Fresh Water Than All Of Earth

And it's actually (relatively) nearby<p>This is poor, unfortunate Ceres. Discovered in 1801, it was at first called a planet, then soon classified as an asteroid, and recently as a dwarf planet, not quite qualifying for real planet status despite residing in the solar system's asteroid belt. But now …

Astronomy

Tested: An App That Authenticates You By The Shape Of Your Ear

A taste of the biometric future<p>How unique are your ears? Maybe only Mom ever noticed them before, but, according to Michael Boczek, the particular way your ear touches your phone when you use it is unique to every person. Boczek's startup, Descartes Biometrics, has developed an app that lets you …

Consumer Tech

From 1995 to Now: The Wildest Grammy Gowns Ever

On music's biggest night, the only thing more exciting than finding out who won the Record of the Year is who is wearing who, or in some cases, <i>what</i>, …

Sundance Film Festival Update: Shailene, Diane, Elle and More!

Until next year Park City, Utah! <i>InStyle</i> just wrapped up at the Sundance Film Festival — where we were smack in the middle of Main Street — catching …

Lorde's Younger Sister Makes Singing Debut

For every Kate Middleton, there’s a Pippa.<p>Likewise, “Royals” singer Lorde, 17, isn’t the only one ruling the mic in her family. Her sister India …

Ke$ha Thanks Fans For Support From Rehab, Asks For Their Teeth As Well

Just after the new year, Ke$ha checked into a rehab center to deal with an eating disorder, reportedly brought on by her producer's criticism. Now she is reaching out to her fans to thank them for their support during this difficult period of her life.<p>The pop star likely has limited communication …

Zac Efron Opens Up About Life After Rehab

Actor Zac Efron said on <i>The Today Show</i> that post-rehab, he’s better than ever, and has “never been this happy.” While the star openly answered …

Carmen Electra Dons See-Through Dress On Date With Travis Barker

Scandalous Sheer Dresses<p><b>Carmen Electra</b> has never been shy when it comes to her body. On numerous occasions, the former <i>Playboy</i> playmate and <i>Singled Out</i> …

Jon Gosselin To Sue Kate Gosselin For Primary Custody Of Sextuplets

Jon Gosselin is ready to sue his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, for custody of their children.<p>The former reality TV star told InTouch magazine that he plans to sue for primary custody of their 9-year-old sextuplets, Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah.<p>“They live in fear of Kate. Every time I see …