Sean Colaco

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Why are scientists drawing eyes on cows' asses?

In Botswana, conservation scientists from the University of New South Wales are painting eyes on the rear ends of cattle in an effort to deter lions …

Human Hearing Loss Could Be Reversible

Many animals regenerate the tiny hair cells that enable hearing—and there are promising signs that people can be made to do the same.<p>After a songbird loses its hearing due to physical trauma or loud noise, the sensory hair cells in its inner ear regenerate naturally. The healed bird can use its …

Eli Lilly

Research gives glimpse of critical period of human development, sparking calls for debate on current 14-day legal limit for embryo experimentation<p>Researchers have broken the record for growing human embryos in the lab, keeping them alive and active beyond the stage when they would naturally implant …

Genetics

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What we eat is seen as more important than ever. And everywhere we are urged to go organic: we are told it is more nutritious, it improves animal welfare and helps the environment. In reality, that is mostly marketing hype.<p>In 2012 Stanford University’s Centre for Health Policy did the biggest …

Scientists Are About to Turn on a System That Converts Atmospheric CO2 Into Fuel

This sucks in all the right ways.<p>Most of the strategies we hear about when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions involve figuring out ways to …

These 10 apps will enhance your hiking life | Adventure Sports Network

Hiking apps: They’re not just for tracking anymore. Photo: Courtesy of The Outbound<p>When you search for hiking apps, the top results always seem to be …

Apps

Study: Happiness Peaks at age 23, 69

Blame your high expectations. According to a study from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics to be published this week, life satisfaction peaks at 23 and 69, dipping dramatically in your 50s as life's myriad disappointments kick in.<p>After surveying 23,161 Germans, …

Astroquizzical: What happens to light when it hits the Sun?

The Sun absorbs all the light that hits it. How long is it trapped?<p>If a photon of light escapes from a star, when it hits another star, does it get …

Claw machines are rigged — here's why it's so hard to grab that stuffed animal

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25 maps that explain the English language - Vox

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the …

Linguistics

Scientists describe the gross reason why your eyes sometimes sting, turn red in swimming pools

Like many people who swim in the summer, you might have assumed it's the chlorine that makes your eyes so red in pools.<p>That's not exactly true, the Centers for Disease Control says in its annual healthy swimming report. It turns out the cause is actually urine binding with chlorine to turn into …

Environmental Health

Why Are So Many Meteorologists Wearing the Exact Same Dress?

No matter where you go in the U.S., some things about local TV just don’t change: bad Sunday movies, <i>Seinfeld</i> in syndication, and meteorologists all …

Can Physiology Identify Champions?

Measuring the difference between good and great.<p>It’s easy (as a high-school coach of mine used to say) to tell the difference between a cart-horse and a thoroughbred. But if you line up a bunch of thoroughbreds, can you predict which one will win the race?<p>That’s a much harder proposition, and one …

How to play Go, the game that humans keep losing to Google's highly intelligent computer brain

After seeing Google's artificial intelligence system "AlphaGo" beat one of the best Go players alive last week, I decided to try the popular game myself.<p>I know how to play the game, but I'm still a beginner. The last time I played Go was almost 15 years ago, so I didn't have any luck beating any of …

Travel Photos Are Instantly Better With Dinosaur Toys

Paraguay photographer Jorge Saenz uses classic perspective tricks to bring dinosaurs to life in his epic travel series #Dinodinaseries. His photos …

Dinosaurs

How sick is too sick to work out?

Last Saturday, I woke up with a sore throat. I had recently had a head cold, though, so I figured it was nothing to worry about. I popped some ibuprofen and completed a 14-mile training run as planned.<p>By 6:30 that night, I had spiked a high fever and my throat felt like I had swallowed embers. The …

Food 'should show activity needed to burn off calories'

<b>Labels should be added to food and drink to show how much activity would be needed to burn off the calories consumed, the Royal Society for Public Health says.</b><p>It argues people underestimate the time it takes to exercise off calories in everyday products.<p>A mocha coffee containing 290 calories takes …

Timing of Physical Therapy Initiation for Nonsurgical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Effects on Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review.

Current US practice guidelines suggest an initial “wait-and-see” approach following onset of musculoskeletal pain, particularly for spinal pain. …

Late Night Snacking Can Make You Stupid, Says Science

Late Night Snacking Can Make You Stupid, Says ScienceA young man with a sleepy expression playing Sony PlayStation 2 video games on a sofa alongside …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Does 'Bracing For Impact' Really Protect You In A Crash?

Short answer: It could save your life<p>On January 8, 1989, a Boeing jetliner crashed during an emergency landing near East Midlands airport in England, killing one-third of the passengers on board. As doctors tended to survivors, they found that people who had adopted a “brace position” prior to the …

Your Doctor Could Soon Make Hologram House Calls

The virtual future of health care<p>In early October, the University of Southern California's Center for Body Computing hosted a conference to discuss the futuristic technologies that could work their way into medicine and health care. During the event, they announced a new type of health clinic, …

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

How Anesthetic Works to Knock You Out

Anesthesia is such a common part of modern medicine that it may surprise you to know that scientists don’t exactly know how it works.<p>There are three …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Why We Should Land on Mars' Moon Before We Land on Mars

Rather than an expensive Apollo 8-style flyby or an audacious out-the-gates landing, NASA is mulling landing on the rocky, tiny moon first.<p>NASA wants to land a human crew on Mars in the 2030s. But to succeed with such an ambitious, expensive, long-timescale project, the agency needs a roadmap that …

Space Science

26 Breathtaking U.S. Sights You Need To See Before You Die

Lonely Planet's top travel experts share their favorite spots around the world in Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See... Ranked. Here are the ones you can visit without leaving the U.S.

A new study has discovered that chimpanzees are not only hooked by clip of ape attacking human, but on rewatch remember where weapons are stashed

Jurassic World