Christine Twigger Davis

230 Flips | 14 Magazines | 137 Likes | 2 Followers | @twiggerdavis | Keep up with Christine Twigger Davis on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Christine Twigger Davis”

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …

The first known visitor from outside our solar system has been spotted

It’s been busy month up there in space. This month began with an asteroid coming within a moon’s throw of our planetary home, then reports of more gravity waves detected at the LIGO Observatory gave researchers enough time to point their instruments at a kilonova, and now, as October draws to a …

Astronomy

NASA Twins Study spots thousands of genes toggling on and off in Scott Kelly

When astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a year floating about the International Space Station, he was noticeably different from his …

Genetics

A space rock from another star is spotted in our solar system — a cosmic first

For the first time, a space rock from another solar system has been spotted cruising through our corner of the universe.<p>The asteroid is about 400 meters across and moving at a clip of nearly 27 miles a second, according to NASA. For months, this interstellar interloper — a fragment of an alien …

Astronomy

The universe shouldn't exist, scientists say after finding bizarre behaviour of anti-matter

Our universe shouldn't exist, scientists say.<p>The most elite scientists in the world are still struggling to find why exactly our universe didn't …

Trader Joe’s Is the Only Place I Will Buy These 8 Things

I take my grocery shopping very seriously. I'm not opposed to hitting three or more stores in one trip to get exactly the ingredients I want, at the …

Food

The 10 Crock-Pot Recipes I Rely on as a Busy Mom

As a busy single mother to three active kids, it can be a struggle to get healthy, home-cooked food on the table. But it can be done — especially …

Cooking

I tried the Instant Pot that everyone's obsessed with — and it totally changed the way I cook

I didn't cook a lot before the Instant Pot. Since I live in New York City, ordering in my dinners every night is an expensive, unhealthy, and all-too-easy option.<p>So when my boyfriend bought an Instant Pot as a spur-of-the-moment decision after seeing an Amazon sale, I was a little skeptical that we …

Cooking

A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 2,500 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed 57 people. That …

Earth Science

Patients, Health Insurers Challenge Iowa's Effort To Privatize Medicaid

Iowa is one of 38 states that radically changed the way it runs Medicaid over the past few years. The state moved about 600,000 people on the government-run health program into care that is managed by for-profit insurance companies.<p>The idea is that the private companies would save the state money, …

Health Care

Young Spaniards worry they might have to leave Catalonia

<b>One of the more spectacular measures proposed by a radical Catalan separatist party last year was to pull down Barcelona's famous Christopher Columbus Monument.</b><p>Despite this outside shot by a handful of CUP city councillors, who regard it as a symbol of slavery, the landmark 60m (200ft) column is …

Europe

Junior Miss Galaxy UK bullied for being pageant queen

Sienna Demontis is one of the youngest junior pageant queens.<p>The 13-year-old and her mother, from Derby, have spoken about the bullying she experienced as a result.<p>You can see Inside Out East Midlands' report about Sienna Demontis in full at 19:30 GMT on BBC One on Monday 9 October or via iPlayer …

East Midlands

Stock Your Freezer With Ground Beef—But Cook It First

Whether you stocked up at a sale or bought time on a looming best-by date, you very likely have some ground beef in your freezer. It seems so useful, …

Primordial Black Holes Could Solve Dark Matter Mystery

Dark matter is the most common matter in the Universe, accounting for nearly 85% of the total mass of the cosmos. But while we know dark matter is out there, we have no real idea what it is. Lots of ideas have been proposed, such as WIMPs or exotic particles known as axions, but another idea is …

Dark Matter

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures.<p>Electricity consumption in the country was fully covered by solar, wind and hydro power in an extraordinary 107-hour …

Renewable Energy

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists from the National Institutes …

Acetaminophen

Maybe It's Not Such A Great Idea To Bring People Back After Brain Death

The reasons have nothing to do with zombies<p>A trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of patients who have been declared clinically dead has been approved. Reanima Advanced Biosciences aims to use stem cells, injections of peptides, and nerve stimulation to reverse “brain death as …

James Martin

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

DIY- Raised Beds for Your Garden - Quiet Corner

We made three 8×3 raised beds from pressure-treated wood. Pressure-Treated is cheap, easy to use but conflicting info about it’s use for food …

Woodworking

10 Things That Will Improve Your Happiness

What is happiness?<p>Some might say:<p>It's sipping mai-tais on a Hawaiian beach at sunset.<br>• Or, it's watching your kid hit the game winning homer in the bottom of the 9th.<br>• A surprise party where all your friends dress up as you...<br>• Getting the job you wanted<br>• Getting fired from the job that was sucking the …

15 Mother/Daughter Dog Pairs Just In Time For Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is all about showing our mamas how much we love them… dog moms included. Since pups can’t give their moms flowers (and <i>certainly</i> not …

Parenting

Expandable habitats may take us to Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> In sci-fi movies, space habitats are huge structures with labyrinth layouts. But Hollywood doesn't have to deal with the issues real aerospace engineers face when contemplating future space homes -- such as gravity and financial constraints.<p>"Gravity ... is a really serious problem," Bigelow …

Space Exploration

10 Frugal Hacks for Single Living

Getting a roommate may be a surefire way to save money, but sharing a living space isn’t the ideal scenario for everyone. For instance, you're in …

Personal Finance

Disorienting Landscape Manipulations by Laurent Rosset

A basic landscape or cityscape photograph is just the beginning for Italian photo manipulation artist and architect Laurent Rosset. It’s once he has …

Why Do We Like BDSM?

<i>“The other day my girlfriend pushed me down and looked me in the eye. ‘I'm going to make you cry,’ she said. She began to hit me in earnest, and made</i> …

CNN visits nuclear submarine as deep-sea tensions with Russia grow

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States once saw the depths of the surrounding oceans as a place of uncontested American dominance. No longer.<p>Russian submarines have become increasing assertive in the Atlantic, and the Pentagon finds itself upping its game to try to maintain its supremacy.<p>"We were …

Military

Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg to test asteroid mining technologies

Deep Space Industries, the asteroid mining company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luxembourg Government to co-fund the development and launch of DSI’s first spacecraft. Known as Prospector-X, the small spacecraft will test key technologies in Low Earth Orbit that will be …

China's Mini-Drone Packs a Heavyweight Punch

Soldiers could carry the CH-901 into action and launch it from the field.<p>China just revealed details of its CH-901 tube-launched loitering munition, a portable killer drone that a soldier can carry and then launch from the field to track down and attack opponents. The Chinese are not the first in …