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How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

LHC Re-creates First Moments Of The Universe And Sets New Energy Record

Big Bang Theory IRL<p>What was the universe like in the first few moments of its existence? We may not have a time machine to go back and witness that exact moment, but scientists are now able to recreate that brief and momentous time in the lab.<p>Today, the operators of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) …

Physics

Spectacular Bioluminescent Beaches Look Like Starry Skies

Taiwanese photographer Will Ho (aka hala065) captures stunning images of bioluminescence at the Dusit Thani Maldives in Mudhdhoo that transforms the beaches into a magical, glowing coastline. The blue speckled sands provide a beautifully surreal accent to the landscape at night as the waves crash …

Beaches

Making Someone Love You: Science vs. the Supernatural

Michael Busby is a Houston-area lawyer who has just filed a lawsuit against self-described psychic Melena Thorn, alleging that Thorn defrauded him of $2,700, which he gave to her in cash with the promise that the money would be "cleansed" and returned to him, at which point he was to put the money …

Loneliness

After Major Comeback, Is The Gray Wolf Still Endangered?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list. The wolf had been extirpated from the West and had dwindled most other places in the U.S. The great canine has rebounded since it was reintroduced to the northern Rockies in the 1990s and is …

Guitarist Joe Satriani finds the right chord for fitness

Your favorite guitar player wishes he could play like Joe Satriani. Those righteous riffs you hear when Metallica is on the radio? Satriani taught that band's Kirk Hammett and many other metal greats, including Steve Vai and Larry LaLonde, to play.<p>I sat down with 57-year-old Satriani the night …

Time Is Running Out To Save Florida's Oranges

It's not been a good year for Florida's citrus industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that, for the second year running, the orange crop is expected to be almost 10 percent lower than the previous year.<p>The culprit is citrus greening, a disease that has devastated Florida's oranges and …

Plantwatch: Mild weather brings late flowers, and early ones

Despite the storms, it hardly feels like winter so far. Some incredibly mild weather this month has spurred on grass to grow, flowers to bloom, and even butterflies have been reported flying around. White deadnettle flowers are easy to find, and so too is its close cousin the red deadnettle. Both …

L.A. is on track to set dry-weather record

As 2013 draws to a close, it is headed for the record books as the driest year in downtown Los Angeles since 1877, when official measurements began.<p>Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half an inch less than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, …

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Four new species found off Scottish coast

Marine scientists have hailed the discovery of four new species of sea creature in deep ocean waters off the coast of Scotland.<p>The new species – a large sea snail, two kinds of clam and a marine worm – were found during Marine Scotland surveys around the Rockall plateau in the north Atlantic. …

History’s Creatures: Sighting the Mothman

Perhaps the most mysterious of all modern history’s legendary creatures is the Mothman of Point Pleasant, W.Va.<p>The legend of the Mothman has existed …

Paranormal

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Snowy owl versus peregrine falcon | video

Peregrine falcons are not Harry Potter fans.<p>If you live along the eastern seaboard of the United States, now is the time to look for snowy owls, <i>Bubo scandiacus</i>. These mostly-white owls, made famous by Harry Potter's faithful companion, Hedwig, are Arctic birds as one realises when they catch a …

Engineer Recalls Past Life, Near Death Experience: Materialism and the Divine

In my childhood and adolescence, I had extraordinary experiences I could not explain. I didn’t dare to tell others, fearing ridicule from people with …

Near-Death Experiences

Documenting The Lives Of Tigers

A new book offers an intimate look at the endangered cat.<p>This fall, <i>National Geographic</i> award-winning photographer Steve Winter published a book with Sharon Guynup called <i>Tigers Forever</i>. The images and stories that comprise the book come from three different <i>National Geographic</i> stories Winter worked …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

3 Reasons Why Football Is Evil [Vintage PopSci]

A mathematics professor issued an urgent warning about football in 1894. America ignored him.<p>The National Football League recently put up $30 million to study the long-term effects of repeated brain injuries, after thousands of former players sued the organization for allegedly concealing the links …

How to Build a Homemade Clapper to Adjust the Lights and Set the Mood

A sound-activated device that gives you more freedom than any store-bought clapper could wish for<p>One night, I was trying to draw a circuit on a chalkboard, but it became too dark to see. The next day I bought a new lamp, only to find that the board gave off too much glare. I needed a light I could …

Water Supply Will Struggle to Meet Demands of Thirstier World

There are already many countries where the scarcity of water affects people’s lives. While water for drinking may be first to come to mind, as …

Water

Your Car Could Run on Volcano Power

Vulcanol is produced about 30 miles outside of Reykjavik, Iceland—it is a type of liquid fuel made with the help of a volcano.<p>A local geothermal …

Methanol

Study suggests we're all susceptible to false memories

Researchers from UC Irvine have found that people with extraordinarily accurate memory are as vulnerable to the inception of fake memories as others, indicating that perhaps nobody is protected from memory distortion. The study, published last month in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of …

NASA's Valkyrie robot is a 6-foot 'superhero' designed to save you from disasters

NASA has created a robot for DARPA's upcoming Robotics Challenge Trials. The Valkyrie is a 6-foot-2-inch humanoid machine with detachable arms, sonar sensors, mounted cameras, and a glowing Tony Stark-esque circle in the middle of its chest. The space agency says it's mobile and dexterous enough to …

Provocative "FishLove" Portraits Promote Sustainable Fishing

<b>Gillian Anderson, Conger Eel</b><p>We've seen celebs and models posing with adorable little puppies or cute kittens before, but stripping down and hugging a fish is definitely a new approach to portraiture! Recently, British organization FishLove hired French photographer Denis Rouvre to develop this …

Cute

Racial Comments Heard by Teenagers on a Daily Basis

<i>Racial Microaggressions</i> is a photo project by Fordham University student Kiyun Kim that addresses the racial comments that she and her peers succumb to on a daily basis. They may not be attacks from organized groups, shunning them for their cultural, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, but the words …

Stereotypes

Seeking copper, Canada's PolyMet offers Minnesota jobs and water pollution

Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images<p>ST. PAUL, Minn. — It was so 1970s to put a brown bear with a raised fist on a flyer for an anti-mining campaign in Minnesota's northern wilderness. "Remember," said the hand-drawn bear in all caps, "only you can stop copper-nickel mining!"<p>Minnesotans are sitting on one of …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

International Space Station: ISS Has ‘Urgent Situation’ After Cooling System Fails

A malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station has NASA scientists worried but not panicking.<p>None of the crew members on board are …