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Our Favorite Ice Cream in Every State

There's no more delicious way to celebrate life than with a scoop of ice cream.<p>As recommended by our team of 30-plus local editors, discover new …

Research Finds That Coconut Oil Is Better Than Toothpaste

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

Productivity

Led Zeppelin’s 10 Boldest Rip-Offs

Reasonable people can disagree on whether (and how heavily) Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” filches from Spirit’s “Taurus” – that’s why there’s a …

Guitar

Fillmore East: 15 Great Shows

Few venues in rock history can match the hallowed legacy of the Fillmore East. The ornate theater located on Second Avenue near East 6th Street in …

Music

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying

According to eminent psychologist and emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman, lying comes in two flavors. First are “low stakes lies,” which almost all of …

Psychology

Scientists have identified a new universal facial expression

Anywhere you go in the world, a smile is a smile and a frown is a frown.<p>Our facial expressions connect us as a species, no matter how many cultural boundaries we might encounter.<p>And now, researchers from Ohio State University say they've identified a new facial expression — which they've dubbed the …

How observant are you? Can you spot the T in this video test?

The video above asks people to to find the letter T among a jumble of shapes with and without hints of what colours to ignore.<p>It was created by Johns …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

No radio signals from that 'alien megastructure' yet — but scientists are listening

SETI institute scientists have turned their radio telescopes to listen to a star that many hope might hold signs of intelligent alien life -- but so far, no one is sending any signals our way.<p>A few weeks ago, the Kepler Space Telescope detected a star that was acting really strange. The light from …

Crock Pot Jambalaya

Layer chicken pieces and sausage slices in bottom of crock pot.<p>Peel and devein shrimp; keep refrigerated until ready to add.<p>Combine onion, pepper, …

Exclusive: TSA’s Secret Behavior Checklist to Spot Terrorists

Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. Add one point each. Arrogance, a cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture, two points.<p>These are just a few of …

Spot Referral

Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

We all lie sometimes. But if you're in the public eye, the lie can take on a life of its own.<p>NBC's Brian Williams became the victim of his own story last month, exaggerating the danger he faced while reporting in Iraq in 2003. It lead to an on-air mea culpa and a temporary suspension from the …

Best Binoculars for Earth and Sky

<i>Update for Black Friday: Find sales on binoculars, telescopes and other space goodies today here: The Best Black Friday 2017 Deals for Space Fans</i><p>Most …

Telescopes

Cold Bruer Coffee Brewer

If you thought cold coffee was for snobs or sugar junkies, think again. Cold brew coffee is often less acidic and less bitter than hot brewed coffee, …

Inside the Grateful Dead’s Final Ride

On January 5th, just after his band Phish ended a four-night run of shows in Miami, singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio received an e-mail from Phil …

Rock Music

Why We Need More Than Three Genders

Some of the people who will read this blog post are female, some are male, some are both and some are neither. To all, greetings of the season!<p>Of the many things I want to celebrate during this annual round of holiday joy, the beauty of human diversity and the pleasure we may take in recognizing it …

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

Women with wide hips 'more likely to have one night stand'

Shape of a woman’s body may play an important role in a woman's decision to have sex because women with wider hips find childbirth less traumatic<p>They have long been known as ‘child-bearing hips’. Now, a new study has revealed that women with wide hips are more likely to have one-night stands and …

Hips

You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Remember that famous line in the movie <i>Jerry Maguire</i> where Renee Zellweger says to Tom Cruise, "You had me at 'hello' "? Well it turns out there is some scientific evidence to back this up. People use voices to instantly judge people, researchers say.<p>What do you think when you hear a stranger speak? …

Ranking the Wildest NASCAR Moments in Dover International Speedway History

Before you continue, let me get one thing straight, okay?<p>They do not call Dover Downs the "Monster Mile" for nothing.<p>It may look unassuming to the untrained eye, but many drivers would be eager to tell you otherwise. Ask Casey Mears when he lost control there in 2003 and caused a massive accident …

An Iced Coffee That Outsmarts The Summer Heat

It’s iced-coffee season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! You see, mastering your morning fix at home is easy, especially with our homemade …

Geography in the News: The Long Trail of Tears

Changing Planet<p><i>Researched and written by Kelly Gregg and edited by Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p>THE CHEROKEES’ TRAIL OF TEARS<p>A few people each summer seek to follow some of the many famous trails that crisscross the United States in memory of epic journeys of the …

How To Make Cold-Brew Coffee

The World Is Flat 3.0

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas L. Friedman<p>This Independence Day edition of <i>The World is Flat 3.0</i> includes an an <b>exclusive preview</b> of <b>That Used to Be Us:</b> <i>How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back</i>, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011.<p><b>A New Edition of</b> …

Why coffee is called “joe”

Say hello to Josephus Daniels, former secretary of the US Navy and namesake of the proverbial <b>cup of joe</b>.<p>Joe is, of course, short for Joseph. And in American English, “joe” can refer to an average guy, a soldier, or—somewhat strangely—coffee. A popular chain in New York, for instance, is called Joe …

Coffee

Manson

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Guinn<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling, authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson, filled with surprising new information and previously unpublished photographs: “A riveting, almost Dickensian narrative…four stars” (<i>People</i>).<p>More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly …

Moonless nights for Perseid meteors

In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year.<p>In the Northern …

Astronomy

5 Coffee Splurges that are Totally Worth the Money

If Monday's post about coffee gear that's just not worth the dough left you holding a roll of cash you're just dying to spend on something coffee-related, never fear. Here's a list of splurges that are worth their weight in beans (or Benjamins).<p>A Great Grinder<p>A good grinder is probably the most …