Jessica Peterson

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Documenting The Lives Of Tigers

A new book offers an intimate look at the endangered cat.<p>This fall, <i>National Geographic</i> award-winning photographer Steve Winter published a book with Sharon Guynup called <i>Tigers Forever</i>. The images and stories that comprise the book come from three different <i>National Geographic</i> stories Winter worked …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

10 Things Your Ashes Can Do After You Die

Ashes to ashes, dust to ... diamonds? Here are 10 ways to give cremains a life after death.<p>1. An hourglass<p>Time for some symbolism! Hourglass …

10 Awesome New Species Discovered in 2013

Geckos and shrubs and sharks, oh my! 2013 was a big year for new species. Scientists found hundreds of them this year. Here are some of our favorites.<p>…

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History

Finding the right words when detonating an atomic bomb or sacrificing one's life for friendship came easy for these people.<p>1. Lawrence Oates before …

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Nothing Focuses The Mind Like The Ultimate Deadline: Death

<i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i><p>The seconds left in 2013 are slipping away. And you know what else is slipping away? The seconds left in your life.<p>Luckily for you, there's a new product called Tikker, a wristwatch that counts down your life, so you can watch on a large, dot-matrix display as the seconds …

'Body Atlas' shows where emotions hit the hardest

Finnish researchers have attempted to pinpoint the ways in which our emotions affect our bodies. The study, published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences</i>, asked 773 participants to indicate how certain emotionally charged materials made them feel. The researchers argue that …

Reconsidering History as We Enter the New Year

Conventional understandings of history are continually changing as historians and scientists try to patch together an understanding of the Earth and …

Bunches of Brittles, Barks and Brownies: 22 Non-Cookie Christmas Sweets

C is for cookie, but B is for bunches of brittles, barks and brownies<p>Everyone loves a good Christmas cookie. We aren't hating (in fact, we are pretty much all about Christmas cookies), but sometimes the cookie can get a little tired over the holiday season. There are so many other ways to sweeten …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

Relationship FOMO: When You're Afraid of Being Single

And science says it can majorly screw with your love life<p>If years of watching <i>Sex and the City</i> has taught us anything, it’s that single life isn’t always so glamorous. So if the thought of being the only one <i>not</i> coupled up this holiday season gives you a panic attack, you’re not alone. In fact, fear …

7 Things That Are Secretly Stressing You Out

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Too Busy to Work Out? You Need to Read This

The Biggest Loser’s Alison Sweeney has a philosophy worth stealing<p>We get it—sometimes even the best fitness intentions fail when you have a packed schedule, tons of errands, or a date you just can’t pass up. So you skip the gym to take care of other things…and you might end up feeling a little …

Your Holiday-Themed Workout Playlist

We wish you some merry fitness<p>Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means… It's officially holiday music season! Turn on the radio, and you'll hear "Silent Night." Head into a department store, and you'll get an earful of "White Christmas." Holiday music lovers are basically in heaven right now.<p>But …