Alysha Berben

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How to make butterbeer, the ultimate wizarding winter warmer, at home

There’s something magical about coming in from the cold. There’s the sharpness of wind still on your cheeks and the smell of snow on your coat. And …

Universal Studios

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven decades.<p>So dust …

A Genetic Map Hints At What Makes A Brain Human

Patterns of gene expression in human and mouse brains suggest that cells known as glial cells may have helped us evolve brains that can acquire language and solve complex problems.<p>Scientists have been dissecting human brains for centuries. But nobody can explain precisely what allows people to use …

The Brain

DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth

A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia.<p>The analysis of a fossil tooth from Siberia reveals that a mysterious people known as Denisovans, discovered a mere five years ago, persisted for tens of thousands of years alongside modern humans …

Tiny protein 'compasses' found in fruit flies - and potentially humans

Clumps of protein which align with Earth’s geomagnetic field lines may feed information to the nervous system, creating the ability to navigate<p>Tiny biological compasses made from clumps of protein may help scores of animals, and potentially even humans, to find their way around, researchers …

Biology

Eat, Drink And Be Scary: 9 Fun Foods For Your Halloween Party

Why should the kids have all the treats this Halloween? Be the <i>Ghostest with the Mostest</i> with these easy gourmet recipes for your Halloween party.<p><b>1. Homemade Caramel Corn</b><p>Halloween and caramel go hand-in-hand, so why not make some homemade caramel corn for your crowd? Surprisingly, you don't need a …

Dessert

Cancer-fighting viruses win approval

US regulators clear a viral melanoma therapy, paving the way for a promising field with a chequered past.<p>An engineered herpesvirus that provokes an …

Immune System

You can't just wish Chronic Fatigue Syndrome away. I'm the terrible proof

Oxford research claiming exercise and positive thinking can treat ME may help some people, but the rest of us are still waiting to be taken seriously<p>I have suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for two years this month. If anyone had told me that overnight I would go from a highly active, …