A day-long course of specially prepared foods could give people taking colonoscopies a squeaky-clean colon without the discomfort
Astronomers using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a pancake-shaped disk of gas around an extremely bright star in the Milky Way Galaxy. The star is nicknamed ‘Nasty 1,’ derived from its catalog name of NaSt1. Nasty 1 is also known as Wolf-Rayet 122 or WR 122. The star’s [...] —> Read More
18-year-old Adrianne Lewis has a tongue that’s so long she can use it to lick her own eyeballs. The Michigan teenager is hoping that her huge oral app… —> Read More
Scepticism on a school standard, the wonderful power of neuroscience, pretty persuasive pictures and more (full text available to subscribers)
The city of Boston endured one of the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in April of 2013, when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. While emergency workers responded to the chaos and law enforcement agencies began a manhunt for the perpetrators, Americans fixed their attention to television screens, Internet news sites and forums, and Twitter, Facebook and other social media. —> Read More
A study in an Indian slum tried promising a reward: Improve your attendance, and you’ll get a small treat. But for third-graders, sometimes these incentive schemes can do more harm than good.
Climate change has brought us megafires, but the growing El Niño condition can help us predict where they are most likely to ignite this year. —> Read More
The Expedition 43 crew completed preparations on Wednesday to send SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle back to Earth.
Watch the incredible first 21 days of a honeybee’s life in 60 seconds – including its fight against deadly parasitic mites
Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his garden in Berkeley California to capture the first 21 days of their lives and highlight the mite problem as well as what’s being done to solve it. —> Read More
No, carrots can’t help you see in the dark. But some other veggies might (full text available to subscribers)