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How to Be a Social Butterfly

A social butterfly can fit into any room, be comfortable, make friends, and fly away to the next gathering and repeat the process all over again. How …

Dining Rooms

Braids 101

<i>4 Back to School Braided Hair Styles</i><p>Alexa L.<p><i>Reverse French Braid</i><p>Vanessa C.<p><i>How-To: Fishtail Braid</i><p>Chloe M.<p><i>Mermaid Braid</i><p>Cerine C.<p><i>Milkmaid Braids Tutorial</i><p>…

Speed Development For Distance Runners

<i>Learn how working on your top-end sprinting speed can help make you a better marathoner.</i><p>As training theory continues to evolve, coaches and exercise …

8 Powerful Plants That Can Detox The Air In Your Home

Did you realize the average American spends 90 percent of his time indoors? That’s a lot of time. Unbelievably, air pollution inside your home or …

Hidden In Plain Sight: Wifi Password Reminder for Guests

(Image credit: Jason Rodway)<p>During the Holidays, our homes tends to see a higher visitor count than usual. When I play the role of host I always make …

Wi-Fi

FYI: Did Dinosaurs Get The Flu?

Investigating diseases of prehistory<p>It’s very hard to figure out when the influenza virus first started making animals sick. Studies of the history of major human epidemics suggest the flu has been around for at least a thousand years. “The certainty diminishes as we go further back into the past,” …

NIAID

When stars sneeze

If you could watch over thousands of years, you’d find that the star is having a sneezing fit. It’s firing off rapid releases of super-hot, …

Astronomy

Your culture determines what you remember - Futurity

The details you remember about an event, such as your last birthday party, are determined in part by your cultural background.

Zoology

Virus grows a temporary tube to inject DNA - Futurity

During an infection a certain type of virus forms a tube-like structure to deliver DNA. The tube dissolves when the job is done.

Are We Genetically Inclined To Be Materialistic?

People tend to hate to lose stuff they already own. This trait, known as the endowment effect, is likely handed down to us by evolution, since it is visible cross-culturally as well as in non-human primates. However, new research suggests certain cultures place a brake on this evolutionary trait, …

Your help needed for new research on zombie ants

A fungus takes over the ants’ brains – makes them do things they normally wouldn’t do – then kills them. You can help fund new research on these ants.<p>…

NASA's next robot rover squishes like a child's toy

Super Ball Bot benefits from a bouncy design<p>In order to land on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity went through seven minutes of terror: it plummeted from the sky at 13,000 miles per hour, with only a supersonic parachute and a set of rocket motors to keep it from becoming a crater. …

Can A Fruit Fly Help Explain Autism?

For President Obama, 2013 wasn't just the year of Obamacare. It was also the year of the brain.<p>In April, Obama announced his Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative — an effort to unlock "the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our …

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

It could rightly be called the most massive debate of the year: Physicists are locked in an argument over what happens if you fall into a black hole.<p>On one side are those who support the traditional view from Albert Einstein. On the other, backers of a radical new theory that preserves the very …

Zombie Ants: Crowdfunding Website Launched for Research

Zombie ants are intriguing to scientists. The zombie part happens when a fungus takes control of an ant’s brain, in order to reproduce, eventually …

Pupil reflections in photographs could help investigators solve crimes

The eyes are more than windows to the soul, thanks to technologies that can reveal reflected faces in pupils of photographs. Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York's Department of Psychology published a study that showed how pupils in photographs of faces can be "mined" for hidden …

History’s Creatures: Sighting the Mothman

Perhaps the most mysterious of all modern history’s legendary creatures is the Mothman of Point Pleasant, W.Va.<p>The legend of the Mothman has existed …

How to Build a Homemade Clapper to Adjust the Lights and Set the Mood

A sound-activated device that gives you more freedom than any store-bought clapper could wish for<p>One night, I was trying to draw a circuit on a chalkboard, but it became too dark to see. The next day I bought a new lamp, only to find that the board gave off too much glare. I needed a light I could …

Light pillars over Ontario

Light pillars form when a bright light reflects off the surfaces of millions of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds.<p>Wesley …

Super effect on us from supermoons?

A supermoon’s extra pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But the moon’s pull doesn’t affect a human body nearly as powerfully as it does …

Astronomy

5 Asteroids That Nearly Hit Earth

A whole lot of space rock is floating around out there, and some massive asteroids have come pretty close to Earth.<p>On Jan. 13, 2004, for example, …

Earliest Evidence of Cat Domestication Found in China

There has been much debate about how cats went from hunting in the wild to a much-loved pet. That is because we know little about their …

Study suggests we're all susceptible to false memories

Researchers from UC Irvine have found that people with extraordinarily accurate memory are as vulnerable to the inception of fake memories as others, indicating that perhaps nobody is protected from memory distortion. The study, published last month in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of …

The Ultimate DIY Beauty Gift Guide

There’s no need for DIY gift giving to go awry—select one or a few of our DIY beauty gifts to make someone’s holiday truly shine. Easy to come by natural ingredients, and fresh ideas abound. From <i>Spa Specialties</i> to <i>Kid Approved</i>, give a thoughtful gift and wow those on your holiday gift list this …

Chemicals

Frozen Hot Chocolate

It’s hot chocolate season, but so far it doesn’t feel like it. We love hot chocolate and I give my daughter the “you’re crazy” look when she says she …

New Christmas Tradition: Secret Society of Bubblers + Camera Giveway

• Encourages children to look for ways to be kind — looking for ways to be extra special kind!<br>• Secret Society of Bubblers strives to promote kindness in …

Autumn Leaf Roses

Can you believe these gorgeous roses were made from fallen autumn leaves? A fun project for tweens and teens to try as soon as the leaves start …

Tweens

DIY Earphone Organizer

Organize your earphones with this very very easy diy earphone organizer! Super customizable to fit your personality!!<p>218<p>1594