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Have donut holes gotten smaller? This compelling vintage chart says yes.

Today is National Doughnut Day, a day with a surprisingly long history — but there's more to doughnut day than pastry celebration alone.<p>At first, it sounds like the plot of a wild pastry-based conspiracy theory: over the course of a couple of decades, our nation's donuts holes dramatically …

Why are doughnut boxes pink? The answer could only come out of Southern California

Sharon Vilsack pulled into a San Clemente strip mall on a recent morning to perform one of Southern California’s most quintessential rituals — picking a pink box of doughnuts to share.<p>She chose carefully: an old fashioned, plenty of glazed, a few sprinkles, and a puffy maple bar, all tucked neatly …

China debuts driverless train that only needs white painted lines as tracks

China's latest mode of public transportation is a bus, tram and train rolled into one.<p>Its maker, Chinese rail transit firm CRRC, is calling it a …

A Star System Only 10 Light-Years Away is Our Mini-Doppelganger

Astronomers are understandably fascinated with the Epsilon Eridani system. For one, this star system is in close proximity to our own, at a distance …

This new surgical procedure could lead to lifelike prosthetic limbs

Medicine has progressed a lot since the Civil War, but amputations haven’t. Once a limb is sliced off, surgeons wrap muscle around the raw end, bury …

Prosthetics

Why You're Reading Work Emails Right Now

First, the good news: More Americans are taking advantage of the vacation time granted to them by their employers. The bad news: They’re spending more of that supposedly off-the-clock time working.<p>A new annual report from the U.S. Travel Association found that, after dropping to an all-time low of …

The Workplace

Do Stars Vanish Into a Black Hole or Crash Against a Surface? A New Test Answers

While there are lots of theories about black holes, a staple of singularity lore is that all black holes have event horizons — a one-way membrane …

'Hazard fully focused on Chelsea amid Real Madrid link'

The Belgian reportedly wants to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain the three frontrunners for his signature<p>Eden Hazard’s father, Thierry, insists his son is “completely focused” on Chelsea amid reports linking the Belgian with a move …