Friday, December 21, 2012

Are You Kidding Me With How Adorable This Baby Panda Is? Because It’s No Joke

Xiao Liwu, whose name translates to "little gift," is the latest addition to the San Diego Zoo's growing panda family.

Crocheted knight's helmet, with movable mouthguard/visor

Etsy seller Dee Forrest has an unexpected hit with this $40 crocheted knight's helmet with a clever movable

Teen Marijuana Use May Show No Effect On Brain Tissue, Unlike Alcohol, Study Finds

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A teen who consumes alcohol is likely to have reduced brain tissue health, but a teen who uses marijuana is not, according to a new study.

Researchers scanned the brains of 92 adolescents, ages 16 to 20, before and after an 18-month period. During that year and a half, half of the teens -- who already had extensive alcohol and

'Alien-like' skulls are unearthed in 1,000-year-old cemetery


Human skulls deliberately warped into strange, alien-like shapes have been unearthed in a 1,000-year-old cemetery in Mexico, researchers say.

The practice of deforming skulls of children as they grew was common in Central America, and these findings suggest the tradition spread farther north than had been thought, scientists added.

The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree may soon become a lot easier: just pick a nice clone

BERLIN: That's what German scientists are now working on: They are searching a way to ensure that the sensitive saplings of the popular Nordmann fir species grow into impressive specimens.

Australian boy's egg collection turns into nest of deadly snakes

A 3-year-old Australian boy was lucky to escape uninjured after a collection of eggs he found in his yard hatched into a slithering tangle of deadly snakes.

Reptile specialist Trish Prendergast said Friday that young wildlife enthusiast Kyle Cummings could have been killed if he had handled the eastern brown snakes -- the world's most venomous species on land after Australia's inland taipan.