Alex Mears

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Scientists Devise Way to Recharge Smartphones with Light

Technology<p>New printed solar cells get all the juice they need from ambient light.<p><i>In brief: Researchers at Dracula Technologies have devised a method to charge cell phones with ambient light. They have created thin, flexible solar cells that can be printed in any shape or color using an inkjet</i> …

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Best Ever Baked Chocolate Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a …

Famous Five: Why Italy's Cinque Terre is worth braving the crowds

Italian Insider<p>Set the Mood<p>The sky is cornflower blue, fishing boats bob about on iridescent water and the pastel hues of higgledy-piggledy houses …

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8 High-Protein One-Pan Dinners

I'll be honest: I'm not someone who revels in the challenge of cooking a complicated meal. And to me, complicated means running around between …

How to boost your gut health (no probiotics necessary)

Conventional wisdom says that if you’re dealing with a touchy gut, you should just start taking probiotics and eating more yogurt and sauerkraut. But …

Black Bean Burgers with Sweet Potato Recipe

"Kids love help making this by mashing the mixture and forming patties. Serve the burgers on buns with guacamole or condiments of your choosing. Can …

The Best Soups to Make When You Don't Have Time to Cook

There comes a time every winter when you peer into your pantry and declare enough is enough… No. More. Pasta. Sure, it's the staple dish in a busy …

12 Great Places to Go in 2017—and How to Do Them on a Budget

'Science isn't about how your age, it's about ideas', from the 16-year-old helping cure Alzheimer's

Think back to what you were doing when you were 15 years old, probably trying to get through GCSEs? Surrey-based teenager Krtin Nithiyanandam was …

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5 Countries Where You Can Retire for Half the Cost of the U.S.

Why not live somewhere tropical and exotic for at least half the year and cut your expenses down considerably?<p>If you're getting close to retirement, …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

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How To Make Tasty Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's easier than you think.<p>If your idea of heaven is a palm-sized chocolate chip cookie that has almost no crunch, then look no further. This cookie is similar to the ones you might find at your grocery store bakery or at Mrs. Fields stores.<p>When you're making these cookies, make sure to use the …

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Mountaineering calendar: When to climb the world’s greatest mountains

Since I first started climbing, I must have spent hours typing “when is the best time to climb…” into search engines and then crawling through …

9 Omelets You Can Eat for Dinner

Breakfast for dinner done right.<p>Filling and versatile, an omelet is the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner dish. Add a side of homemade fries or a salad …

5 DIY Wontons

Make restaurant-worthy wontons at home.<p>Wontons are fun to make and even more fun to eat! From spinach-and-pork-filled wontons to a lamb version …