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One by One, Food Companies Pledge to Quit Animal Testing

Executives at pasta giant Barilla recently made a surprising announcement: The company will ban animal testing throughout its operations immediately, and plans to require members of its supply chain to do the same.<p>“We believe, big time, that this is the right commitment,” says Luca Virginio, chief …

German TV crew pelted with 'fist-sized stones' by demonstrators in Greece

Camera crew from German broadcaster ZDF caught up in violent demonstrations in Athens<p>Protesters threw stones "the size of fists" at a German television camera crew as demonstrations in Athens descended into violence.<p>The crew from German broadcaster ZDF had been queuing next to a group of …

15 Inconceivable Facts About The Princess Bride

It's no wonder <i>The Princess Bride</i> is such a beloved film: It's action-packed but still lighthearted, sweet but not saccharine, silly but still …

Pop Culture

How to Deal with a Slacker Coworker

No one likes picking up someone else’s slack. But when a colleague leaves early, misses deadlines, and doesn’t give 100% to a project, it can be difficult to determine the best course of action. Should you confront them about their behavior? Speak to your boss? Or mind your own business?<p><b>What the</b> …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Shelf Life: Six ways to prepare a coelacanth | @GrrlScientist

How do you preserve a fish so researchers can study it for hundreds of years into the future? This video shows six different methods used by the American Museum of Natural history to preserve its coelacanth specimens for research.<p>Coelacanths originally appeared in the fossil record between 415-360 …

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

‘Fattest man in the world’ dies at age 44

A British man whom media had identified as the fattest person alive has died of pneumonia after a devastating battle with an eating disorder that brought him to 980 pounds.<p>News.com.au reported that Keith Martin, of London, underwent a gastric sleeve operation that removed three-quarters of his …

Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids

(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that …

5 Reasons to Quit a Job You Love

I felt like I was on the top of my game: I had a great boss, loved my team, was getting high profile projects, and visibility with senior leadership. …

Employment

US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much.<p>Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything …

Top 10 science and tech books for October: from Brian Cox and wacky Mother Nature to space and pizza

From the celebration of life on earth and quantum mechanics to the science of dining and how to serve food properly at a party<p>Humans might just be a lump of space dust but Cox’s appreciation of the unlikeliness of being makes this a celebration of life on earth.

The man who grew eyes | Mo Costandi

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>Mouse embryonic stem cells organise themselves into layered cerebral cortical tissue when grown in 3D culture. Image: Yoshiki Sasai/ RIKEN …

Opinion: It's Time to Stop Thinking That All Non-Native Species Are Evil

How can we best come to terms with the exotic species that surround us?<p>What should be done with the wattle-necked softshell turtles on the Hawaiian island of Kauai?<p>The turtles came from China, starting in the 1850s, brought by sugarcane farmers who liked them as soup. Today, they're endangered in …

Stand Out in Your Interview

You’ve just landed a job interview for a position you really want. Congratulations. Now, you know you only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it’s no wonder that job seekers are confused …

Can Artificial Meat Save The World?

Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.<p>On an ordinary spring morning in Columbia, Missouri, Ethan Brown stands in the middle of an ordinary kitchen tearing apart a chicken fajita strip. “Look at this,” he says. “It’s …

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What Are Animals Really Thinking? Author Explores Hidden World

In her book "Animal Wise," Virginia Morell gets inside our fellow creatures' heads.<p><b>What do animals think and feel? This question, which has long intrigued science writer and author Virginia Morell, is explored in her new book Animal Wise.</b><p>Partly inspired by her 2008 <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

Why you can't travel at the speed of light

A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity<p>Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special …

Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy

Study after study has shown that listening is critical to leadership effectiveness. So, why are so few leaders good at it?<p>Too often, leaders seek to take command, direct conversations, talk too much, or worry about what they will say next in defense or rebuttal. Additionally, leaders can react …

Why We Love Narcissists

Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? These narcissistic people have parasitic effects on society. When in charge of companies they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock. When in charge of countries they increase poverty, violence, …

Don't Just Shiver, Here Are 3 Cold-Weather Experiments To Try

In case you haven't heard, it's (really, <i>really</i>) cold outside for most of us living in the lower 48.<p>Chicago, which is already known for its biting cold, hit 16 below zero this morning, setting a new record low for a Jan. 6. (The coldest day in recorded history for the city is 27 below zero set on …

Feeding the world sustainably means investing in better solutions

According to the World Food Programme, “<i>People are considered food secure when they have all-time access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to</i> …

Does a Good Leader Have To Be Tough?

In modern business and government, leaders are expected to behave in a peculiar way. Success depends on adopting the model of warfare. To describe …

What's The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us?

Food labels have become battlegrounds. Just last week, voters in Washington state narrowly defeated a measure that would have required food manufacturers to reveal whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients.<p>Supporters of the initiative — and similar proposals in other states — …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …