Renee Nowak

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Exhausted new mom's hilarious take on 'expert' sleep advice goes viral

Babies<p>Like many exhausted new moms, Ava Neyer read stacks of books about baby sleep. But nothing seemed to work for her twins, now 5 months, one a night owl and one an early bird. Every new expert offered a different solution -- and what's worse, they all seemed to contradict each other.<p>Neyer …

Parenting

PCBs cause birds to sing a different tune

Low level exposures to PCBs cause neurological changes in birds that alter a critical behaviour: birdsong.<p>Songbirds living along the Hudson River in New York state are exposed to levels of PCBs that don't kill them but do disrupt the songs they sing, reports a team of researchers from Cornell …

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Gloppy blobfish wins ugliest endangered animal

The public has voted, and the sad-faced blobfish has been declared the ugliest endangered animal on the planet.<p>Some have said the gelatinous deep-sea dweller that can grow up to 12 inches long resembles a mini-Jabba the Hutt. We think it also looks like a gloppy version of the comic strip character …

10 Photography Life Hacks to Save Time and Money

If you’re not careful, photography can become a very expensive hobby. There’s always something new to buy. However, many camera accessories on the …

Hacking

Two risk factors combine for preeclampsia

A set of five genes and past exposure to the father’s semen can affect a first-time mother’s risk of preeclampsia, a life-threatening complication of …

FYI: How Do You Dispose Of Chemical Weapons?

As the international community debates what should be done with Syria's chemical weapons program, here is a look at what chemical weapons are, and what it takes to safely dispose of them.<p>In the midst of a particularly brutal civil war, international attention focused on the Syrian government's use …

The Oral History Of September 11, Told By Its Photographers

Two years ago, our friends at <i>American Photo</i> released an expansive, four-part oral history of the September 11 attacks, told through the eyes and lenses of the photographers who documented the day. "This taxi driver was looking over my shoulder and started screaming, 'He's got it,'" one photographer …

9.11.01: The Photographers' Stories, Pt. 1—"Get Down Here. Now."

On a bright, clear morning in September, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 was commandeered by terrorists and steered into the North Tower of …

WTF Is This Weird Web-Tower Thing? We Asked Around. No One Knows

<i>Update, 1 p.m.: We've added comments from several more experts, below.</i><p>Something in the Peruvian Amazon is making weird, intricate structures that …

Does Living In A Healthy Environment Raise Alzheimer's Risk? A New Theory Says Yes

A new study published this week seems to suggest that good health hygiene (i.e. avoiding germs) is linked with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and dementia. Put more ironically, living in a wealthy, developed, “first-world” country and being exposed to fewer bacteria and viruses appears …

'World's largest volcano discovered beneath Pacific

<b>Scientists say that they have discovered the single largest volcano in the world, a dead colossus deep beneath the Pacific waves.</b><p>A team writing in the journal Nature Geoscience says the 310,000 sq km (119,000 sq mi) Tamu Massif is comparable in size to Mars' vast Olympus Mons volcano - the largest …

COOKIE POLICY

Enhanced potential of phone tracking and locating with mSpy Phone Tracker<p>Along with all of the benefits provided by the development of digital …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Long Exposure Captures a Lot of Lightning in Utah

Mount Timpanogos, or “Timp” as some would call it, is the second highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Range. It towers over the Orem, Pleasant Grove …

29 Music Pilgrimages You Need To Take Before You Die

Because your dream vacation really should reflect how cool you are. Duh.<p>In 1986, country singer Dolly Parton became a co-owner of "Rebel Railroad," renaming it "Dollywood" that year. Not only does the park allow travelers to enter her magical world of big hair and bigger personality, it promises …

Music

As many as 13 may have been exposed to rare brain disease that killed NH patient

Public health officials believe one person in New Hampshire has died of a rare, degenerative brain disease, and say there's a remote chance up to 13 others in multiple states were exposed to the fatal illness through surgical equipment.<p>Dr. Joseph Pepe, president of Catholic Medical Center in …

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

A detailed look at religion in every country, then and now<p>Even if religious doctrine hasn't changed all that much in thousands of years, the number of people practicing religion, and the places they worship, can look completely different in only a few short years.<p>This ambitious infographic from …

Does Earth have a second moon?

Mars has two moons, Jupiter has 67, Saturn 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14. But our planet Earth has just one moon. Doesn’t it?<p>Many planets in our solar …

Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.<p>President Obama, who announced Saturday that he …