Erik Tormoen

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High-Performance Pizza

Ordinarily, pizza makes us think of a half-assed meal or an indulgent snack (either, according to how much you've had to drink, or how much you'd rather it be one over the other), but what if it were...

Exercise Could Aid Concussion Recovery

Doctors have long advised patients to seek rest following a concussion. But a recent study shows that low-level aerobic exercise actually speeds recovery.

Photographer: Zoonar/P.Malyshev/Thinkstock.com

When Age Doesn't Mean Mortality

We're typically good for 70 or 80 years, but the hydra can sustain itself for centuries without really aging. Does this mean we should re-think evolution?

Photographer: ChristianProhaska/Thinkstock

Snowy Owls Shot Down at Airport

The Port Authority has ordered JFK Airport workers to shoot any snowy owls they see to protect the aircraft.

Subverting Your Food Allergy

"If a person is allergic to fish, allergy testing with various types of fish can discover at least one type that the patient can eat without a problem," says allergist Sami Bahna.

Ice Hotels: Hotels Made of Ice

Check out these ice hotels. They are as they sound, located in Switzerland, Norway, and Canada.

Photographer: Andras Deak/Thinkstock

Koala Bellowing Explained

Koalas reach low frequencies thanks to a newly discovered vocal organ—explaining why the marsupial's mating call sounds more typical of something elephant-size.

Photographer: Courtesy of NASA

Comet ISON, We Almost Knew Thee

ISON, the three-million-year-old comet, has probably died, but NASA continues investigation.

Goats Scale Dam, World Demands to Know Why

Italian park officials have speculated that these Alpine ibex make precarious ascents up the dam to lick the salt off the stones—but, as with any instance of animal behavior, to call this their...

Photographer: Purestock/Thinkstock

Self-Sustaining Space Suit in Works

Researchers say a new space suit could monitor astronauts' health and use their body heat to power electronics.

Photographer: AssociatedPress/YouTube

Watch: Rare Natural Ice Sculpture

Life imitates art in this magical ice form, created by current and cold, discovered in the backwoods of North Dakota

Photographer: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Comet ISON Nears Sun

Comet ISON 's million-year journey may be coming to a whimpering finish, but it's too soon to tell.

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