Nathalia Engmann

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Big Bang Discovery Comes Under Fire

Rumors ripple about flaws in the discovery of gravitational waves in the big bang's aftermath.<p>An acclaimed "smoking gun" discovery explaining the unfolding of the early universe faces rumors of a cosmic misfire. (See: "Big Bang's 'Smoking Gun' Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth.")<p>In March …

Ancient Bat Poo Helps Preserve The World’s Oldest Fossil Sperm

A group of tiny crustaceans known as seed shrimp have an unusual distinction: They produce some of the longest sperm cells in the animal kingdom. The sperm cells of some Cypridocopina ostracod species reach 10 millimeters in length — for comparison, a human sperm is about 55 microns long, including …

How Sperm Fit Big Things in Small Places

The human body is really great at packing huge things into tiny spaces. Your small intestine, for example, is twenty feet long and squeezed expertly into your gut. Your brain has something like eighty-six billion neurons (depending on which scientist you ask) jammed into 3.3 pounds of tissue. But …

Griddled lime chicken with chilli jam recipe

Succulent marinaded and griddled chicken, served with zingy chilli jam<p><i>Serves four</i><p>This is a good way to use my home-made chilli jam.<p>grated zest of 2 limes and juice of 1<br>3 cloves garlic, chopped<br>1½ tsp caster sugar<br>1½ tsp fish sauce<br>2½ tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil<br>4 chicken breast fillets <br>chilli jam, …

Chinese beef stir-fry with green pepper

This speedy weeknight supper is full of flavour and satisfying with a bowl of rice<p>Taking a minute or two to make your own stir fry sauce is really worth it. Not only will the result be fresher and more vibrant than anything you squeeze straight out of a sachet, but you can play around with the …

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Speedy weeknight suppers: Moroccan fish tagine

Meat tagines take hours to cook. Use fish instead, and you can have a delicious Moroccan meal in under 30 minutes<p>Meaty tagines, made with lamb or beef, are cooked slowly for hours giving them wonderful depth and tenderness but making them impractical mid-week. If instead you use fish or shellfish, …

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Leaked image might reveal Galaxy S5 design

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Sonny Dickson<p>Mobile World Congress is less than two weeks away, but Samsung might have nothing new to show by then if …

47 Meaty Super Bowl Snacks You'll Want on Game Day

From chicken wings to meatballs to fajitas, here are 47 satisfyingly meaty snacks for your Super Bowl party.<p>Chicken wings are just the beginning of finger-friendly meaty Super Bowl snacks. Sure, there's the old standby, ribs, and the dip-able pigs in a blanket. But expand your horizon, football …

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Lunar New Year Ushers In Greatest Human Migration

A new map shows where billions of Chinese go to celebrate.<p>Every winter, hundreds of millions of Chinese return home for the Spring Festival, the Chinese celebration of the Lunar New Year (which this year lands on January 31).<p>The mass migration, known in Chinese as chunyun, is on track to reach an …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and in hibernation for the last three, the time for action has come at last.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims for a …

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Journey into the Maya underworld

Belize’s forest-clad highlands sit atop Central America’s most extensive cave system, containing some of the largest subterranean passageways and chamber rooms in the western hemisphere. The caves were carved out of limestone by the Chiquibul River, and the watery darkness hosts a variety of …

Pironkova stuns Kerber in Sydney for first title | Reuters

FRSYDNEY (Reuters) - Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova’s fairytale run at the Sydney International ended with her first WTA title when she stunned world number nine Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-4 in the final on Friday.<p>Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria holds the women's singles trophy after defeating …

Deserted beaches hide evidence of thousands of years of Aboriginal history

When you wander onto a deserted beach where footprints have been erased by incoming tides, there is a temptation to think you are the only one who has ever stood in that place.<p>It is not hard to find a completely natural beach in Australia, largely because the Indigenous people who inhabited these …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

The new vegetarian: Mushroom cannelloni with creamy walnut sauce

An unusual walnut and dried porcini sauce for an easy cannelloni dish<p>30g (1¼oz) porcini mushrooms<br>150g (5½oz) shallots, finely chopped<br>approx 4 tbsp olive oil<br>500g (1lb 2oz) chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped<br>100g (3½oz) walnuts, chopped<br>50g (2¾oz) stale sourdough bread soaked in 75ml (3fl oz) milk<br>½ tsp …