On Friday, an asteroid traveling 23,000 mph will pass by Earth at a distance of 0.03 astronomical units (AU). If that sounds ominously close, it's not really. Despite the breathless hyperbole from some about the asteroid "skimming past" Earth on a "near-collision course," 0.03...
University Of Mississippi,
The federal government announced Monday that it is prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars on marijuana research through the University of Mississippi, which houses the only federally legal cannabis garden in the United States. The new contract, worth a maximum of $68.7 million over five years, was awarded...
When Jay Olson was a 5-year-old living in Vancouver, British Columbia, a magician pulled a coin from his ear and sparked a lifelong fascination with magic. Now a 28-year-old professional magician and a psychiatry graduate student at McGill University, Olson has recently conducted experiments using magic tricks to...
LEICESTER, England (AP) — A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance. Royalty, religious leaders and actor Benedict Cumberbatch joined archaeologists, Richard's distant relatives and curious Britons for...
Human Behavior Beards,
Science Of Beards,
Science Of Facial Hair,
Scientists have long known that beards can make a man seem more dominant and masculine. Now provocative new research involving primates shows that male facial hair is more elaborate in social groups involving intense competition for rank, dominance and attractiveness (see video above). Is the same...