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Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …

17 Individuals With Outrageously Awful Fashion Sense

Whether by choice or accident the fashion of these following 17 people will certainly raise some eyebrows. Wigs, ill-fitting items and dictator …

First 5 Obesity Ad: California Government Agency Photoshops Little Girl To Look Fat (PHOTO)

California-based agency First 5 is running a new campaign to fight childhood obesity using the image of a chubby little girl drinking a bag of sugar through a straw. Copy printed under her photo says, "Sugary drinks like juice, sports drinks and soda can cause obesity. Choose milk and water …

Why Are Boys So Violent?

After every national tragedy committed by boy or young man, we ask "why" or "what made him or them do it?" We probe their family, school, peer, and religious life seeking signs of pathology. More often than not, we find what we are looking for to confirm our homegrown theories about why boys commit …

German IT firm seeks autistic workers

Declaring its eagerness to find workers that "think differently", a German software giant has announced it plans to recruit hundreds of people with …

A kind of serious guide to surviving wild animal attacks

Quick, how do you avoid being killed by a jellyfish?<p>In the time it took you to answer, you could have become the victim of a shark attack, too, but …

Space guns, boreholes, and biodomes: the lost dreams of 20th century science

The 20th century, in particular the latter half, played host to some of the most ambitious scientific projects in history. <i>Atlas Obscura</i>'s feature <i>Ruins Of Super Science</i> takes a look at some forgotten gems, many of which are in a state of disrepair. There's the Kola Superdeep Borehole, a Russian …

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reach milestone high as global warming worsens

Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the primary gases involved in global warming, reached a new, cautionary milestone yesterday. The oldest continuous CO2 measuring station in the world, an observatory on the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, reported that levels of the greenhouse gas …

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Obesity could be treated with a pacemaker implanted into the brain, according to new study

A brain implant could become a new tool for treating obesity in patients unresponsive to traditional medications. A new study at the University of Pennsylvania found that by treating mice using a specially tuned brain pacemaker — a device that sends electrical signals to specific areas of the brain …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

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Every American Muslim's Fear After the Boston Bombing

What makes the Tsarnaev brothers different from other mass murderers<p>The naming of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt for …

The best career advice you’ll never hear in a graduation speech

“Follow your passion” is the stupidest career advice I’ve ever heard. Why? Because my passion in life is for singing bad karaoke. My friend Dodgy Dave’s passion is for dealing crack cocaine. Some of my friends have many passions. Most of my friends have none.<p>“Do what you’re good at” is better, but …

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Living And Dying On A Cell Phone

On Monday, I was in the waiting room of a doctor's office when the receptionist got a call from her son, 40 miles away at the end of the Boston Marathon. "He says there were two explosions at the finish line," she reported. "I told him there's nothing about it yet on the computer."<p>He'd called to …

Cartoon: Holiday Home

This cartoon by Adams from The Telegraph relates to suggestions by influential German economists that Britons who own homes in Spain and other …

First lab-grown kidney successfully implanted in a rat

Scientists have implanted a laboratory-grown kidney into a rat for the first time, a medical milestone that they hope will soon lead to similar solutions for human beings needing full organ transplants. "It's the first one ever that's been implanted into an animal," said Harald Ott, MD and PhD at …

Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists

Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, …

From preparation to preparedness – Adrian Underhill and Alan Maley (IATEFL 2013)

Part of a series of summaries of the talks I’m attending at IATEFL Liverpool 2013. Please feel free to add things or correct me if I’ve …

Pushing past the ‘intermediate plateau’ – Katy Davies (IATEFL 2013)

Part of a series of summaries of the talks I’m attending at IATEFL Liverpool 2013. Please feel free to add things or correct me if I’ve …

What I Learned From Being Sort Of Married

Last July, my boyfriend Jesse and I moved in together. The next day, we went to New York City Hall and got "gay married" -- that is, we became (heterosexual) domestic partners. We're among the many straight couples who have become legally linked, mostly for health insurance and other practical …