Tammy Vaulters

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Turn Empty Beer Cans Into Sun-Tracking Cameras

Best use of a six-pack in a while<p>In a world of digital cameras and instant gratification, photographer Justin Quinnell embraces pinhole photography, a technique hundreds of years old. He uses beer cans and photographic paper to record the gradual shift in the sun’s path over the course of several …

Search For Flight 370 Turns Up... Tons of Trash

While the search hasn't yet found the plane, it has turned up a lot of floating plastic rubbish.<p>The search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean has turned up a number of "promising" findings of debris spotted from air. But again and again, these objects have turned out to …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

Last night’s young moon

Enjoy the waxing moon in the coming weeks! When full moon comes, on the night of April 14-15, we in the Americas will get to see a total lunar …

Methane-spewing microbe blamed in Earth's worst mass extinction | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sometimes bad things come in small packages.<p>A fossil of a trilobite, a horsecrab-like creature that thrived in the seas for hundreds of millions of years before becoming one of many kinds of animals wiped out in a mass extinction that befell the planet 252 million years ago, …

Aurora alert for April 1 and 2

The first of three sets of solar particles are now en route to Earth and are expected to deliver glancing blows to Earth beginning April 1 and into …

The Candy Crush game app exploits some well known weaknesses in the human brain to keep us playing<p>Last week, Candy Crush Saga, the mind-numbingly simple yet addictive game that involves matching coloured sweets, was estimated to be worth $7.1bn. While that amount dropped by 16% after the company’s …

Grammar hardwired into our brains

Bianca Nogrady<p>Related Stories<p>Singing helps you learn a new language, Science Online, 21 Aug 2013<br>• Sum of bilingual baby's ability equal to others, …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Are microbes responsible for Earth’s largest mass extinction?

Around 250 million years ago, 90 percent of Earth’s life was wiped out. The cause, new research suggests, wasn’t asteroids, or volcanoes, but …

When is the next meteor shower?

No major meteor showers are predicted until the Lyrid shower, peaking on the morning of April 23, 2015. Between now and then … fireball season!<p>After …

The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It?

Remember Snowball, the dancing cockatoo? The parrot-like bird who became famous nodding and stamping to the Backstreet Boys tune, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" ? This is him ...<p>More than 5.6 million people have watched Snowball dance, but only one, Aniruddh Patel, made him dance 11 more times — …

No Real Animals Aboard Hollywood Noah's Ark

Are we at a tipping point in the use of wildlife in the movies?<p>One of the requisite qualities for any director undertaking the epic Old Testament tale of Noah's ark—and burning through $120 million of studio money in the process—is a God complex. In <i>Noah</i>, which opens nationwide March 28, director …

Can You Verb Me Now?

Imagine this: a toddler watches his caregiver dig into a diaper bag. The caregiver looks down and says, “Oh, we need to remember to call grandma.” Would the baby think that grandma is somehow in the bag?<p>Researchers at Northwestern University found that even before they’re able to form sentences, …

‘Palo Alto,’ Where James Franco Is King And Everyone’s Father Is Famous

At this point, we’re all pretty used to titles like James Franco’s General Hospital, A Fictional Documentary About James Franco’s Role On General Hospital, Written And Directed By James Franco, Based On The Poem By James Franco (see also: James FrancoFest). Which is why it’s somewhat surprising …