Stacy Francis

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Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

Dead as a dodo? There's life in this old bird yet

Malgosia Novak-Kemp lifts the lid and there in the shoe-box-like container, nestled on a bed of tissue paper, are the grizzled remains of a …

Why grammar really is child’s play

Babies "babble" grammatically, according to new research. It just shows that young children can be excellent grammarians, says Sara Wernham.<p>For the uninitiated, the word ‘grammarian’ conjures up a picture of an elitist scholar or geeky pedant who is overly involved with the minutiae of language. …

Language

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Hilarious Photos of Musicians with Rubber Bands Wrapped Around Their Heads

Those of you who still perhaps remember New Mexico-based photographer Wes Naman and his comical photos of people with their faces amusingly contorted …

Dogs dressed as their owners - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/jun/27/dogs-dressed-as-owners-in-pictures<p>720<p>Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani has spliced …

Abandoned homes: bird's-eye views

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/photography-blog/gallery/2013/jun/28/photography-interiors<p>720<p>Photographer Menno Aden has been documenting how …

Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Geometry bake-off: sconic sections, toast tangrams and the Möbius bagel

When you slice a cone the surface produced is either a circle, an ellipse, a parabola or a hyperbola.<p>These curves are known as the conic sections.<p>And …

10 Awesome Accidental Discoveries

Oops.<p>As Plato said, "science is nothing but perception," and these 10 accidental acts of discovery embody the sentiment. Of course, it helps to be a leading scientist in the field—devoting your life to the pursuit of one cure, invention, or innovation—but a little luck goes a long way, too.

Feeling edgy? Get some sleep - Futurity

UC BERKELEY (US) — A lack of sleep, which is common in anxiety disorders, may …

UC Berkeley

Virtual skin reveals secrets of aging - Futurity

U. SHEFFIELD (UK) — Computer models suggest that “sleeping” skin cells are responsible for skin’s …

Aging

Sleep apnea and pre-eclampsia share warning sign - Futurity

YALE (US) — Sleep apnea suffers who develop hypertension have many similarities with women with …

Sleep

Humans factors fueled Australia's 'angry' summer - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Human influences through global warming likely played a role in Australia’s …

Australia

A Look At The Nastiest And Cleanest U.S. Beaches

America's Cleanest Swimming Spots<p>The Natural Resources Defense Council has collected data from beaches across the country. Here's a look at the some of the winners.<p>From California to the Great Lakes, persistent water pollution shows that no beach is an island when it comes to public health threats …

Babies Recognize Each Other's Moods, Study Says

Babies know when other babies are behaving badly. Now if only they could scold each other...<p>When I used to babysit my infant niece, I often panicked when she started to cry. Was she hungry? Tired? Cold? In need of a diaper change? I struggled to interpret her scrunched-up, tear-stained face. But it …

Voyager 1 is going, going, but not quite gone from the Solar System

It’s the great cosmic game of “are we there yet”?<p>The Voyager 1 spacecraft has <i>almost</i> left the Solar System — but not quite, according to a set of …

US Drug Enforcement Administration announces international bath salts crackdown

"Largest ever" synthetic drug bust<p>Remember the panic over "bath salts," the strange and terrifying new drug that supposedly turns people into face-eating zombies? The US Drug Enforcement Administration just announced a major crackdown on bath salts, "jewelry cleaner," "plant food," "spice," and …

Comparing Wild Tomatoes To Supermarket Tomatoes For Delicious Genes

A complete genomic look at wild and domestic tomatoes might help us combine their strengths for an ultimate tomato.<p>Hot-house tomatoes, like you might find at the supermarket in February, are beautiful, perfect, deep red fruits...with no taste at all. Wild tomatoes and heirlooms are expensive, …

Men: Wearing A T-Shirt With The Letter T On It Makes You More Attractive

It's also kind of a cheeky/good idea for a T-shirt.<p>Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have made a startling discovery: what's printed on your T-shirt could have a large effect on your attractiveness to the opposite sex.<p>The study involved plain white T-shirts with the letter "T" printed on …

Unbelievably Detailed Maps Track AIDS In The U.S.

Researchers created a series of interactive maps that allow users to see AIDS data down to the county level--and see how that compares to race, health, and wealth.<p>You can look at AIDS and HIV statistics as numbers in a table, but that doesn't quite tell the story of how one of the deadliest …

Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears

Recently, this section featured an article about the tarantula <i>Typhochlaena costae</i>. While the piece was very interesting, this was likely lost on some …

Nerd Stereotype Might Drive Women Away From Computer Science

Psychologists at University of Washington reveal the impact of stereotypes on women's interest in computer science.<p>Who are you calling nerdy? In a recent study at the University of Washington, psychologist Sapna Cheryan found that women are often discouraged from pursuing careers in computer …