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Teach About Weather With This Science Craft

A homemade barometer lets kids play meteorologist -- and gain science know-how in the process.<p>Those friendly folks on the weather broadcasts often talk about how high- and low-pressure systems affect the daily forecast. This simple gizmo lets kids observe changes in air (or barometric) pressure and …

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Do Lemurs Have Personalities?

Changing Planet<p><b>Lemurs have identifiable personality traits that are consistent from situation to situation, and those tendencies may have evolutionary implications, according to a new study conducted at the Duke Lemur Center.</b><p>Ecologist Jennifer Verdolin tested captive gray mouse lemurs, small, …

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Tired of Nagging? Try This Clever Cleanup Strategy

One mom's creative plan to get her kids to do chores<p>All those times I'd driven by that corner, there'd never been a stop sign there before. This unfamiliar sight grabbed my full attention, and I braked carefully. As I stepped on the gas again, I had an idea: If stop signs could help me do what I'm …

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10 Concert Fights Caught on Tape

Punching, kicking, guitar swinging and more in these lowlights<p>Musicians, no matter how popular, are always targets for hecklers, bottle throwers, …

House Spent About $2M of Taxpayers' Money on Coffee, Pastries

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Now Entering North Verizon: See a Map of The Corporate States of America

In his magnum opus, <i>Infinite Jest</i>, the late author David Foster Wallace wrote of a future where the name of each calendar year was auctioned off to the highest corporate bidder (the ultimate ad buy-in). It is perhaps in the same spirit that writer and graphic artist Steve Lovelace has created a map …

The Easy, Do-It-Now Move That Defines Your Waist

The waist is one of those perpetually challenging areas to exercise, don't you think? But it doesn't have to be!<p>That's why this move by Blogilates' Cassey Ho—via the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>—is so cool. Hip twists help strengthen your core muscles while also defining your waist!<p>The move works to strengthen …

Size-Related Food Labels Affect How Much You Actually Eat, Study Finds

Is that 16-ounce soda considered a "small" or a "large"? The answer could influence how much you end up consuming, according to a new study.<p>Dr. Brian Wansink and Dr. David R. Just, of the Food & Brand Lab at Cornell University, found that people tend to eat more of an item if its size is termed …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …

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How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

Election 2016: How Big Data + Social Data Will Determine the Next President

Image copyright AKIllustration<p>The presidential election means big business for the ad industry, with a whopping $6 billion spent on 2012 election ads …

Why We Forgive Misspelled Emails if They're 'Sent From My iPhone'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Soon after Apple's iPhone went on sale six years ago this week, you probably started spotting …

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Ariel Castro's home an oasis of calm on chaotic block, police records show

During the more than a decade that Ariel Castro allegedly held kidnapped teenagers and young women captive in his home at 2207 Seymour Ave., police officers were within shouting distance of the house more than a thousand times, according to Cleveland Police Department records analyzed by NBC …

A tsunami might have struck the East Coast earlier this month, and few noticed

You have probably heard the old adage, "if a tree falls in a forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Now imagine that same thought experiment, except with a tsunami instead of a tree. That's the intriguing question facing scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric …