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Katherine Tallmadge: Responding to Rush Limbaugh Attacks on Obesity (Op-Ed)


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Why is nutritionist Katherine Tallmadge being attacked by conservatives? Continue reading ...

Stunning New Orchid Species Discovered


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

A new orchid species has been discovered in Panama. Continue reading ...

In Photos: Orchids


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Images: Lophiaris silverarum and other orchid species. Continue reading ...

Disabled Pets Get ‘Bionic’ – PBS Show Trailer


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

PBS's show Nature is featuring animals who have been treated with latest state-of-the-art prosthetics. It premiered April 9th, 2014. Continue reading ...

How the Bluefin-21 Searches For Flight 370 Wreckage on the Ocean Floor (Infographic)


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Unmanned submersible uses sonar to scan the ocean floor and return a 3D map to the surface. Continue reading ...

Is Global Warming a Giant Natural Fluctuation? (Op-Ed)


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Natural fluctuations have driven Earth's climate for millennia, but they are not the cause of modern warming. Continue reading ...

Calculus Is Fun! Math Exhibit Demos Principles of Motion


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Most people probably don't think of learning calculus as fun. But a new interactive exhibit here at the Museum of Math (MoMath) lets visitors learn about the principles of motion in an interactive way, by walking or running on a special motion-sensing tra Continue reading ...

With Climate Change, Wildfires Getting Worse in the West


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Across the West, wildfires grew bigger and more frequent in the past 30 years, according to a new study that blames climate change and drought for the worsening flames. Continue reading ...

Ah-CHOO! 7 Tickling Facts About Sneezing


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Everyone knows the feeling: it begins with that insidious tickle in the back of your nose, then comes the gasping intake of breath and the final, cathartic blast: a sneeze. Continue reading ...

Mountainous Fib: Andes Lie About Their Age


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

New research into the height of a very remote Andean plateau reveals just the latest surprise from the Earth's second-greatest mountain belt. Continue reading ...

Teen Driving: Loud Talking & Rowdiness Are Risky Distractions


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Although texting and talking on the phone can be hazardous for young drivers, old-fashioned distractions such as loud conversations and rowdy passengers may be more likely to lead to car crashes, a new study suggests. Continue reading ...

Tsunami Facts You Need to Know


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

How much do you know about one of the most destructive forces in nature? Continue reading ...

RIP LADEE: NASA Moon Probe Crashes Into Lunar Surface


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE) made its planned crash into the lunar surface between 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) and 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on April 18 after orbiting the moon since October 2. Continue reading ...

Mt. Everest Avalanche: Is Climate Change to Blame?


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Many Sherpas insist that Mount Everest and other slopes in the area have become more dangerous because of climate change. Continue reading ...

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Although forgetting is normal and vital to how the brain works, it sometimes happens in strange or unexplained ways. Continue reading ...

Vitamins from Space! B3 Found in Meteorites


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

An essential nutrient for life on Earth also cooks up in space, a new study finds. Continue reading ...

When Will You be Miserable This Allergy Season?


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

The start of spring signals many things, one of which is the start of allergy season. Continue reading ...

Bright Idea or Shady Scheme? Cosmetic Company Wants to Lighten Moon


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

A think-tank associated with a cosmetics company has a plan to brighten the surface of the moon in an effort to lighten up the night sky and reducing the need for electricity to run street lights. Scientists are skeptical. Continue reading ...

Gargantuan Iceberg – 8X Manhattan-Size – Has Left Glacier | Time-Lapse Video


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

“Ice island B31” is 200 feet thick and 21mi X 12mi. It separated from the Antarctic Pine Island Glacier in Nov. 2013. NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites have been imaging its progress towards open ocean. Continue reading ...

Parkinson’s Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Breast Cancer


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Women with mutations in the BRCA1 gene are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Early research suggests that existing drugs may help prevent this type of breast cancer. Continue reading ...

Strong Earthquake Shakes Mexico City


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 7.5 struck today near southern Mexico's Pacific resort city of Acapulco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Continue reading ...

Wild Chimps Prefer a Firm Bed


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Chimpanzees are quite choosy when it comes to their sleeping arrangements, and new research suggests the apes prefer a firm bed made from stiff, resilient wood. Continue reading ...

31-Day Underwater Mission Splashes Down This Summer


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

A monthlong underwater research mission led by the grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau will begin on June 1. The so-called aquanauts will spend 30 days living and working in an underwater laboratory off the coast of Florida. Continue reading ...

How Artistic Brains Differ


April 18th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists. Continue reading ...

Man’s Best Friend Helps Traumatized Veterans Heal


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

When U.S. Navy hospital corpsman Marshall Peters returned from a tour of duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2010, he couldn't sleep. He felt depressed and anxious, and hated being around crowds or loud noises. Continue reading ...

Photos of the Veterans and Service Dogs


April 18th, 2014         by LiveScience.com

Warrior Canine Connection utilizes the healing power of the human-animal bond to help Warriors in recovery from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Continue reading ...

Week in Review: April 14?18


April 18th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Genome-wide effects of trisomy 21; RNA-based signs of transgenerational stress; depression and resilience; a call to overhaul US biomedical research system Continue reading ...

Image of the Day: Coral Colonists


April 18th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Acropora coral on World War II wreckage in Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia Continue reading ...

Female cave insects have ‘penises’


April 18th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: ‘Most Earth-like planet yet’ found


April 17th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope. Continue reading ...