Tegan McKim

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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Snowden leaks prompt firms to focus cyber security on insider threats

At this week's Def Con hacker gathering in Las Vegas, Tess Schrodinger sounded almost annoyed.<p>"The whole insider-threat phenomenon, they act like it's this new thing," the cyber security expert told the crowd.<p>Schrodinger then spent an hour ticking off a long string of insider threats long …

Cybersecurity

How will we choose a landing site?

Stefan Ulamec showing a colour-coded shape model of the comet. Credit: ESA/J.Mai<p>As the latest images from OSIRIS make clear, choosing a landing site …

Rosetta arrives at comet destination

Comet on 3 August 2014<p>6 August 2014<p>After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA’s Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous …

Comet Surfing on a Rocket

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe is set to uncloak Comet 67P’s mysteries, along with possible clues to the origin of life on Earth.<p>The large …

15 Dinner Recipes that You Should Really Eat for Breakfast

Our favorite breakfasts look an awful lot like dinner—here are the best nontraditional breakfast foods to start your day.<p><b>It's time breakfast breaks free from its shackles.</b> Think about it: We're totally cool with pancakes and bacon for dinner, so why shouldn't we inject a little dinner food into our …

Cooking

5 Sky Events This Week: Morning Comets and Solar Eclipse

<b>The Earth’s moon plays hide and seek with distant stars and our sun this week, and the nighttime sights include a double comet show in the pre-dawn skies.</b><p><b>Lunar Trio.</b> In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 29 the moon will form a stunning triangular pattern with ruddy Mars and blue-white …

Powerful Typhoon Has Hong Kong In Its Sights

Super-typhoon Usagi — the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph — is expected to skirt the Philippines and Taiwan before slamming into the Chinese coast near Hong Kong over the weekend.<p>The storm is forecast to skirt the coast of Luzon in the northern Philippines on …

8 Of The Prettiest Space Photos Of The Year

The Royal Greenwich Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners are on display now in London. Time to drop whatever it was you were doing and look at some star porn.<p>The winners of the fifth annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards from the Royal Observatory Greenwich have just …

A Giant Teddy Bear And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.

Absurd Creature of the Week: Aye-Aye Gives World the Highly Elongated Finger

My mother used to tell me I’m a unique snowflake, and also that this is my last warning to stop monkeying with the damn thermostat. But let’s face …

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

As Heard On Morning Edition<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Scientists claim they have evidence that explains why lifestyle changes known to be good for you — low-fat diets, exercise, reducing stress — can lengthen your life.<p>Based on a small, exploratory study, researchers say these good habits …

Bill Nye Is The Only Reason To Watch 'Dancing With The Stars'

Bill Nye.<p>Bill Nye is a contestant on this season of <i>Dancing with the Stars</i>, a TV show in which celebrities dance for our amusement. This season features Snooki, who is a small drunk person; Ozzy Osbourne's son; and the woman who played Jessie on <i>Saved by the Bell</i>. But none of those people, to my …

The Case Of The Girl Who Couldn't Feel Pain

A team of European researchers finds the genetic mutation responsible for a subject's inability to feel pain.<p>"Index Subject 1"—the anonymous girl or woman who participated in this new study—is unusual in a couple of ways. For one thing, she cannot feel pain. It's a dangerous condition for her. …

Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut

This medical case may give a whole new meaning to the phrase "beer gut."<p>A 61-year-old man — with a history of home-brewing — stumbled into a Texas emergency room complaining of dizziness. Nurses ran a Breathalyzer test. And sure enough, the man's blood alcohol concentration was a whopping 0.37 …

Tropical land needs 'beans' to trap carbon - Futurity

The relationship between legume trees and the bacteria living in their roots determines how much …

FYI: Why Do Libraries Have That Smell?

Mmm, books<p>The musty smell is most likely cellulose decay. Since the mid-19th century, when papermakers began using groundwood pulp in place of cotton or linen, most paper has contained an unstable compound called lignin, which breaks down into acids and makes paper very brittle. Since 2001, the …

All you need to know: September equinox

2018’s September equinox arrives in a few days. Happy autumn (or spring)!<p>The September equinox arrives on September 23, 2018 at 1:54 UTC. Although …

Astronomy

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Remote Antarctic Trek Reveals A Glacier Melting From Below

Scientists watching Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier from space have noticed with some alarm that it has been surging toward the sea.<p>If it were to melt entirely, global sea levels would rise by several feet.<p>The glacier is really, really remote. It's 1,800 miles from McMurdo, the U.S. base station …

Visit A Stunning Salt Mine In Google Street View

The Polish Wieliczka Salt Mine comes to Google Street View<p>The Wieliczka Salt Mine, with its pure-salt chandeliers, began operations in the 13th century, drew tourists as early as the 15th century, and became a United Nations World Heritage site in 1978. This year, it got yet another tourist …

More Than 200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars

Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet, 202,586 people from more than 140 countries have …

Why Mars Colonists Will Definitely Go Crazy

A space colony could be a breeding ground for mental illness.<p>Everyone and their mother wants to send people to Mars these days. Dutch spaceflight nonprofits, President Obama, and even Buzz Aldrin have seriously discussed plans to put humans on the inhospitable planet in the next few decades. But …

The Great Science Bake Off

With the latest series of the Great British Bake Off currently airing, baking is very popular. Records show that many of the world's most celebrated scientists were also keen bakers in their spare time, offering novel takes on familiar recipes<p>With the latest series of the Great British Bake Off in …