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Jaap de Roode: How butterflies self-medicate

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Nizar Ibrahim: How we unearthed the spinosaurus

10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

India's Tigers May Be Rebounding, in Rare Success for Endangered Species

New population numbers reflect better tracking and progress against poaching, say scientists.<p>More money has been spent on tiger conservation than on preserving any other species in the world, yet wildlife biologists have been seemingly unable to stop the decline of the iconic big cat in the face of …

Wildlife

Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?

It's a sea turtle mystery that has stumped scientists for decades: How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs?<p>Keep in mind that there are no visual guideposts in …

How Extinction Changed the Coyote

The La Brea asphalt seeps are famous for the predators found entombed there. Dire wolves and the sabercat <i>Smilodon</i> – the site’s mascot – are the exotic Ice Age stars that everyone comes to see. The third most-numerous carnivore found there doesn’t enjoy such celebrity. If you follow the path of the …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

APOD: Comet Lovejoy's Tail (2015 Jan 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150117.html Explanation: Sweeping north in planet Earth's sky, Comet Lovejoy's greenish coma and blue tinted ion tail stretched across this field of stars in the constellation Taurus on January 13. The inset at the upper left shows the 1/2 degree angular size of the full moon for scale. So Lovejoy's coma appears only a little smaller (but much fainter) than a full moon on the sky, and its tail is visible for over 4 degrees across the frame. That corresponds to over 5 million kilometers at the comet's estimated distance of 75 million kilometers from Earth. Blown by the solar wind, the comet's tenuous, structured ion tail streams away from the Sun, growing as this Comet Lovejoy heads toward perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun, on January 30. While diatomic carbon (C2) gas fluorescing in sunlight produces the coma's green color, the fainter bluish tail is tinted by emission from ionized carbon monoxide (CO+). http://www.facebook.com/DeepSkyColors http://www.deepskycolors.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150117 #APOD

Why Do Dogs Watch—and React to—TV?

Just like humans, their response to the tube depends on their personality, experts say.<p>Our first Weird Animal Question of the Week of 2015 comes to us from our very own photo editor Mallory Benedict, who's curious about why her sister's poodle pays such rapt attention to the television.<p>"He totally …

How to Survive a Networking Event as an Introvert

<i>by Leda Marritz</i><p>The thing I dread most about work is attending events like trade shows, all-day business meetings, or ghastly “networking …

Meet TODAY's new puppy with a purpose

<i>Update: The TODAY puppy has a name! Thank you for all your votes.</i><p>There's a new (furry) face around Studio 1A! The TODAY family on Wednesday met our new puppy, which we're raising for a good cause.<p>Our anchors, staff and an experienced dog handler are teaming up with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New …

Was this Nessie’s ancestor? Giant prehistoric monster roamed Scottish waters

A new species of dolphin-like sea creature named 'Dearcmhara shawcrossi' was discovered in the Isle of Skye<p>A giant killer reptile which resembled a dolphin merged with a crocodile once roamed the ancient seas around Scotland.<p>The new species of ancient sea monster that lived around 170 million years …

Scotland

3 Key Investment Strategies for 2015

The best investment strategies for 2015 combine the timeless fundamentals with timely updates based on current reality.<p>If your New Year resolutions …

Chicago's best tattoo shops

Once reserved for biker gangs and hipsters, tattoos seem to be gracing the flesh of all kinds of Chicagoans these days (even veteran journalist Carol …

'Bag of Chips' Effect: Bats Eavesdrop on Other Bats to Find Food

The calls of other bats tell them there's food nearby, much like opening a bag of chips in a movie theater draws the interest of one's seatmates.<p>When I hear my husband rummaging in the pantry, I often walk over to see if he's found anything good. It turns out bats do something similar by using …

Stereotypes

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

This Nobel Economist Spotted the Last Two Bubbles—Here’s What He Says About the Bond Boom

The economist who wrote about irrational exuberance in stocks and real estate says bonds don't look like a classic bubble. But they're no …

This is Your Brain on Exercise

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>We all know the slew of physical benefits that come along with staying active. From a healthier …

Worried about stocks? Bonds look worse

As 2015 kicks off, investors are skittish.<p>Stocks are pricey. Historically, the price-to-earnings ratio for the S&P 500 is a tad over 15, according to Bespoke Investment Group. Today's trailing P/E, a key measure of whether stocks are a good value, is above 19.<p>That's not dotcom bubble levels, but …

The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

Self-improvement

45 Quick Changes That Will Help Your Resume Get Noticed

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The power of focusing on what you can control

Shares 0<p><i>This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong.</i><p>A few years ago, my boyfriend lost his awful job. It shouldn’t have happened. He worked hard, …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Hotels Forecast for 2015: More Free Internet Mixed With Tough Cancellation Policies

Big changes are coming in 2015 for hotel guests, one will save travelers lots of money and another may cause a few headaches.<p>First, the good news: …

7 Financial New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

It’s that time of year again. Many of us make New Year’s Resolutions with the best of intentions. Our motivation level is high, and we skip into the new year ready to make some big changes. We know from study after study, however, that we are likely to fail. One study pegs the success rate at just …