Debra Garza

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What This Guy Found Behind His Furnace Is Incredible.What He Decided to Do With It Is Even More So

Every boy, regardless of age, dreams of being Indiana Jones and finding the Lost Ark. But if you ever found a treasure, maybe one with historical …

Central America

Ada Lovelace Day: Where are the women in science? Right here ... My top 10 female scientists

On Ada Lovelace Day, Suzi Gage considers the most influential and inspirational female scientists that have helped shape who she is – and the world as we know it.<p><b>Ada Lovelace Day</b>asks people to think about the women that have inspired them to be the person that they are today. The Day remembers the …

Would Lincoln Have Survived If He Was Shot Today?

The anatomy of the President's fatal wound, and what modern medicine could have done for him<p>Abraham Lincoln often spoke and dreamed about being assassinated, convinced that he would not outlast the rebellion when his work would have been done. Prior to his inauguration, he received letters warning …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

Blood test for Alzheimer's 'close to being developed', say scientists

The blood test could detect Alzheimer’s at a much earlier stage than is currently possible<p>Scientists say they are close to developing a blood test that can be used to detect Alzheimer’s at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.<p>This could then be used in clinical trials to develop drugs to …

How plants take advantage of being on home turf

The home team holds the advantage over visitors, even in the plant world—but just a handful of genetic adaptations can even the playing field.<p>New …

Droplet method measures cell force in embryo

Like tiny construction workers, cells sculpt embryonic tissues and organs in 3D space. This task is complicated and requires constant communication …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

The Year’s Most Beautiful Photos From Space

Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.

Water on the red planet: more findings point to flowing liquid on Mars

Is water seeping out of Martian soil?<p><i>Dark streaks in images from Mars, seen above, suggest flowing water. (NASA)</i><p>During spring months on Earth, the ground thaws and new life abounds. On Mars, scientists have observed activity of a different sort — water that seems to bleed from the ground.<p>Mars is …

Simulated Gophers Explain Mysterious Mima Mounds

The first European explorers thought they were American Indian burial mounds, but found only dirt and pebbles inside when they sliced one of the mounds in half.<p>It’s one of those things that teachers in Washington state use to hook kids on science, alongside salmon runs, hydropower plants and those …

Washington State

Near Death Experience Turns Atheist Doctor Into Believer: Personal Account

The following experience was shared by Joseph G., a police officer in Miami, Fla., on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation website:<p>I went to …

Pilot Crashes, Sees Own Body Hanging in Trees: Near-Death Experience

This near death experience was shared by Canadian pilot Jeffrey S. on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation website and on YouTube.<p>The …

Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

Nasa finds the coldest place on the planet

The coldest place on Earth has been found – hollows on the East Antarctic Plateau were super-chilled layers of air cause temperatures to fall to -133 degrees Fahrenheit (-92C)<p>The coldest place on Earth has been identified by Nasa – hollows in the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures fall to …

Здравствуйте! Flipboard Launches Russian Edition

Inside Flipboard / October 3, 2013<p>Flipboard is expanding its global reach with an edition for Russian speakers. Anyone who has their device language …

Harriet Tubman's Perfect Record

<i>How did Harriet Tubman lead so many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad? With careful planning, plenty of luck, and a little opium.</i><p>“I never …

The 10 Most Expensive Coins and Banknotes in the World

Money as a concept is a strange one. Often, the materials used to make our cash—paper or metals—are worth a fraction of the value of what’s printed …

Coin Collecting

13 Nostalgic Facts About American Graffiti

<b>By Stacy Conradt</b><p><b>1. Dachshund</b><p>The typical doxie traits of being persistent, long, and low to the ground made the little German dogs perfect for diving …

Harrison Ford

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …

Weight-loss surgery as fountain of youth? For some patients, yes

The weight loss that follows a successful bariatric surgery makes most patients feel younger. But a new study suggests that following bariatric surgery, some patients show signs of being biologically younger, as well.<p>At Stanford University, researchers looked for evidence of change in bariatric …

Weight Loss

How do we balance needs of energy, water, and climate?

A new MIT study underscores the need to examine trade-offs before choosing energy technologies.<p>In deciding how best to meet the world’s growing needs …

Carbon Emissions

Leonid Meteor Shower 2013: Where to Watch, When to Watch

The Leonid Meteor Shower 2013 is about to peak, and there are several ways to watch it, including on live video.<p>The shower peaks on November 16, into …

Meteor Showers

Meet the Vampire Spider

<i>Evarcha culicivora</i> is a tiny spider that lives around Lake Victoria in East Africa, and it has a taste for blood. Don’t worry about one biting you …

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killer Family

In 1870, a group of new families moved to the wind-ravaged plains near what would become Cherryvale, Kansas. They were Spiritualists, a religion that …

What are these sea slugs doing?

It’s “the first-known instance of ‘cephalo-traumatic secretion transfer’,” we are told in the abstract. This sounds like a head fuck.<p>I jump to the introduction.<p>“Traumatic mating often serves to inject prostate fluids or other gland secretions with putative allohormonal functions into the …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

Are Birthmarks Connected to Violent Death in Past Life?

An old woman died in Thailand with the wish to reincarnate as a boy. Her daughter dipped a finger in white paste and marked the back of the woman’s …

Crime