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Why are van Gogh's paintings slowly turning white?

Something's different about Vincent van Gogh's work.<p>It has been puzzling art curators and experts for a long time, but scientists at the University of Antwerp discovered the reason why some of van Gogh's most prized works of art are turning white.<p>It's the plumbonacrite!<p>Also known as red lead, …

8 Fascinating (but Quite Creepy) Things That Happen to Your Body When You Die

Morbid curiosity, satisfied<p>We’re hooked on murder- and death-obsessed shows like <i>How to Get Away with Murder</i> (who killed *******?!) and <i>The Walking Dead</i> (the zombie makeup is on-point), but most of us know very little about what actually happens to us when we die. After all, who really likes to think …

Computers Judge Personality Better Than People Do

Judging another’s personality seems like one of the most uniquely human of skills. Machines can’t tell whether someone is kind, or creative, or …

Psychology

Which Will Take You Farther, Brains or Hard Work?

Which do you think is more predictive of success, innate ability or hard work? Do you think anyone can rise up to meet a challenge with enough …

Self-improvement

At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.<p>Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage.<p>"Everybody who ages is going to be their own …

Can computers beat critics at naming best movies? Study says maybe

Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood.<p>According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the field.<p>Using data from Internet Movie Database, …

4 Things You SHOULDN’T Tell Your S.O.

For starters: basically anything having to do with your past relationships<p>Of course a solid bond is built on trust, love, open and honest communication, and all of that real-life stuff. But that doesn’t mean that you should tell your S.O. <i>everything</i> about your comings and goings—it could end up …

8 Foods That Boost Your Body's Natural Detox Power

Don’t fall for a "detoxing" cleanse—your bod can already get rid of toxins. These food will help support the organs that do the heavy lifting.<p>Pricey juice cleanses that promise to help you detox are all the rage right now—but the idea that a liquid diet can help you eliminate harmful substances …

Wellness

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

<b>Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.</b><p>In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience.<p>If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to …

University of Pennsylvania

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient.<p>Vegetables aren't typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Emily Gilbert, R.D., for the best plant-based ways to get this essential …

Animals of the Northern Great Plains

One of only four remaining temperate grasslands in the world, the Northern Great Plains ecoregion spans five US states and two Canadian provinces …

Wildlife

UNICEF Tap Project

©UNICEF/UNI135099<p>Water Facts<p>In Haiti, Rosemaine Jean knows how to use clean water to keep her family safe from cholera. A short film from UNICEF …

Boko Haram

'Banning bossy isn't the answer': what real parents say about Sandberg's plan

If you haven’t heard about Sheryl Sandberg and Ban Bossy – a new awareness campaign insisting that the word “bossy” can stop young girls from pursuing leadership roles – you haven’t been on the internet much this week. There’s the Facebook page. The hashtag. There’s Beyoncé.<p>And then there’s the …

Syrian Children Draw Their Dreams at School in Refugee Camp

Noor, 8, from the city of Homs in Western Syria, holds up a drawing of what she would like the Fayda Camp to be like. Noor and other Syrian refugee children have been living and going to school in the Fayda Camp, some 25 miles east of Beirut, Lebanon. The Beyond Association, a UNICEF partner has …

Study Points to 10 Key Nutrition Interventions that Could Save the Lives of Children

A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.<p>These interventions include giving vitamin A and zinc supplements to toddlers, and offering calcium to pregnant women.<p>Host Marco Werman speaks with the study's …

Why 20-Somethings Shouldn't Stress About Picking a Career

Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? No problem—neither did these women.<p>When Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC TV Group, announced her plans to step down from her perch as the most powerful woman in Hollywood to direct television, the news was met …

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Does medical marijuana equal bad parenting?

Shawnee's voice is shrill, quavering -- on the edge of desperate. She clutches her 11-month-old son while trying to comprehend the situation unfolding in front of her.<p>Her boyfriend -- her child's father, Aaron -- is in handcuffs.<p>"Why are you doing this?" she pleads with police officers standing on …