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A Single Drop of Seawater Magnified...

If you're like me, you've probably at one point been swimming in the ocean and swallowed a massive gulp of seawater. Now, thanks to photographe...

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Study: What Reading a Novel Does to...

The scientific world has good news for those who like nothing better than to curl up with a good novel. You already know that reading can delight, tra...

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Aggressive Puppy Transforms when Re...

Homeless Puppy named Finn transforms when rescued and given a second chance. Living on busy train tracks in a rough area of Los Angeles, a small...

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Pornography addiction leads to same...

People who are addicted to pornography show similar brain activity to alcoholics or drug addicts, a study has revealed. MRI scans of te...

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Do You Know What You Are Supporting?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association is sweeping the nation, and going viral in social media. However, do ...

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Obama Signs Executive Order to Allow Detention of Americans With ‘Respiratory Illnesses’

As the Ebola outbreak continues to cause concern, President Barack Obama has signed an amendment t...

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A Single Drop of Seawater Magnified 25x

If you're like me, you've probably at one point been swimming in the ocean and swallowed a massive gulp of seawater. Now, thanks to p...

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Aggressive Puppy Transforms when Rescued and Given a Second Chance

Homeless Puppy named Finn transforms when rescued and given a second chance. Living on busy train tracks in a rough area of Los Angele...

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Massive 3,800-Year-Old Fortress Uncovered in City of David‏

The excavation of the Spring House fortress, conquered by King David, and where King Solomon was crowned, took 15 years. The biggest fortre...

A Single Drop of Seawater Magnified 25x

If you're like me, you've probably at one point been swimming in the ocean and swallowed a massive gulp of seawater. Now, thanks to photographer David Littschwager, we can see exactly what is in that water we've ingested - an entire ecosystem called plankton, consisting of crab larva, diatoms, bacteria, fish eggs, zooplankton, and even worms. Via David Liittschwager Read more [...]

Study: What Reading a Novel Does to Your Brain

The scientific world has good news for those who like nothing better than to curl up with a good novel. You already know that reading can delight, transport and intrigue you, but now you can add another benefit to this list: reading a novel actually enhances connectivity within the brain. Some benefits linger at least five days Researchers at Emory University knew some books make significant impressions on people and can change the way they think, so they sought to determine if these alterations Read more [...]

Aggressive Puppy Transforms when Rescued and Given a Second Chance

Homeless Puppy named Finn transforms when rescued and given a second chance. Living on busy train tracks in a rough area of Los Angeles, a small puppy named Finn was rescued right before another train passed. Despite his young age, it was obvious from the fear and aggression that Finn displayed when his rescuers approached, that he had already suffered serious neglect and/or abuse.  Once the dog realized his rescuers had nothing but love for him, he quickly transformed into a happy puppy. Credits: Website: Read more [...]

Pornography addiction leads to same brain activity as alcoholism or drug abuse, study shows

People who are addicted to pornography show similar brain activity to alcoholics or drug addicts, a study has revealed. MRI scans of test subjects who admitted to compulsive pornography use showed that the reward centres of the brain reacted to seeing explicit material in the same way as an alcoholic’s might on seeing a drinks advert. The research by Cambridge University assessed the brain activity of 19 addictive pornography users against a control group of people who said they Read more [...]

The Moon Smells: Apollo Astronauts Describe Lunar Aroma

The moon has a distinctive smell. Ask any Apollo moonwalker about the odiferous nature of the lunar dirt and you'll get the same answer. With NASA's six Apollo lunar landing missions between 1969 and the end of 1972, a total of 12 astronauts kicked up the powdery dirt of the moon, becoming an elite group later to be tagged as the "dusty dozen." From the modest 2.5 hour "moonwalk" of Apollo 11 to the forays totaling just over 22 hours outside a spacecraft on Apollo 17, NASA's Apollo landing Read more [...]

20 Things No One Tells You About Giving Birth

1. Your water doesn't break in a ceremonious splatter at your feet. Unlike in every movie ever made, when a real woman's water breaks, it usually doesn't look like a water balloon shattering on concrete. More likely, it's going to be a slower, more gradual flow akin to uncontrollably peeing yourself. We've all done that, right? 2. Your water might not break just once. Said "water" — actually, amniotic fluid that forms a protective sac around your baby — can keep trickling all day, Read more [...]

Lectures Aren’t Just Boring, They’re Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say.   A 2013 study found that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, "active learning" methods. “Universities were founded in Western Europe in 1050 and lecturing has been the predominant form of teaching ever since,” says biologist Scott Freeman Read more [...]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Do You Know What You Are Supporting?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association is sweeping the nation, and going viral in social media. However, do you know what you are supporting if you contribute funds to the ALS Association? The ALS Association describes their “mission”: Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide Read more [...]

Life Found 800 Meters Down Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

Tiny rock-eating lifeforms have been discovered living half a mile beneath pack ice in Antarctica, raising the prospect that life could exist in similar extreme environments such as Mars An entire ecosystem has been discovered under the Antarctic, raising hopes that life could exist in extreme environments, such as other planets in the solar system. Researchers have discovered that tiny life-forms are thriving in a lake under half a mile of pack ice, even though the habitat has not Read more [...]

Man Builds Floating Tropical Island Paradise on 150,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

Richart Sowa has built a tropical island from 150,000 recycled plastic bottles. To top it off he also built an off grid solar powered house on top of his island too, complete with composting toilet, and a rainwater collecting system. He has also added plants and a nice little garden. The plastic bottles are placed inside mech bags and lashed to repurposed pallets, then covered in sand and soil, and planted with mangrove trees. The mangrove’s root systems grow down through the mesh bags and Read more [...]