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Stay Hydrated with 30 Fruity and Fizzy Summer Drink Recipes

These cocktails—and virgin drinks—show off the best flavors of summer<p><b>It's summer; you need to hydrate!</b> These fresh, fruity drinks are just the ticket. From frosé to a citrusy Paloma to pitchers of non-alcoholic aguas frescas, we've got you covered. If you added a tiny umbrella, no one would …

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14 Facts About the Cookiecutter Shark

The cookiecutter is a cinematic star thanks to a supporting role in the 2011 horror film <i>Shark Night 3D</i>, but there’s a lot about this rarely-seen …

Two ancient worlds found just 13 light-years from Earth

Scientists have discovered two ancient planets orbiting a strange old star right in our stellar backyard.<p>One of the newly found planets is perhaps five times the mass of Earth, and astronomers believe it is the right distance from the host star to potentially sustain liquid water on its surface. …

Harvard confirms century-old book is covered in human skin

Harvard owns a book that's bound in human skin. It's sure of it, too. One of its curators announced today that tests on a book titled <i>Des destinées de l’ame</i> (<i>Destinies of The Soul</i>), which was published sometime in the 1880s, have confirmed with 99.9 percent confidence that it's been bound in human …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

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The Other LGBT Victory This Week - This Time In Idaho

With the flurry of court decisions striking down marriage bans for same-sex couples around the country, you might've missed the story coming out of …

7 Irresistible Weekend Baking Projects

We scanned our community discussion boards for ideas and inspiration and pulled out seven amazing recipes (both sweet and savory) that are perfect …

Whence Life? Receptors Responsible For Fertilization Found

Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life.<p>Where do babies come from? If your kids ever ask, just tell them the story of Izumo and Juno, receptors found on the surface of sperm and egg cells, respectively. In a study on mice published …

From liability to viability: Genes on the Y chromosome prove essential for male survival

Despite a well-documented history of dramatic genetic decay, the human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution managed to …

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How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

An Apricot-Anise Tart, with a Side of Puns

Sweet and herbaceous, this tart is nothing to joke about…but we will, anyway.<p>Here, for your enjoyment, is a collection of puns about today's brunch recipe for apricot-anise tarts:<p>"This sure is anise pastry." (Pronounce it "a nice," obviously.)<p>"Apri-caught you checking out this recipe!"<p>"Swee'tart, …

U.S. once again delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration has once again punted the politically charged decision on the Keystone XL pipeline in a move that will likely delay a final ruling past November's congressional elections.<p>The U.S. State Department said Friday it needs to assess the impact of a court battle in Nebraska that …

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Yes, it is true that gardening requires patience.<p>But face it, we live in an impatient world. And gardeners everywhere were depressed by the brutal and endless winter. (True story: The polar vortex killed my fall kale crop!)<p>So we are understandably eager to get sowing. And to see results by ... …

Fertility mystery solved: protein discovered that joins sperm with eggs

A fundamental key to fertility has been uncovered by British scientists with the discovery of an elusive protein that allows eggs and sperm to join together.<p>The molecule – named Juno after the Roman goddess of fertility – sits on the egg surface and binds with a male partner on a fertilising sperm …

One third of patients in 'vegetative' states show signs of consciousness

As many as one third of patients who receive a "persistent vegetative state" diagnosis might still be conscious, reports <i>Maclean's</i>. These results, published today in <i>The Lancet</i>, carry many ethical and legal implications for how healthcare professionals and society at large regard patients who appear …

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.<p>The finding, published in the journal Nature, strongly implies that sharks are not the "living fossils" …

Scientists explain how memories stick together

Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.<p>This …

Nigerian army frees kidnapped female students

Nigerian soldiers have freed most of the more than 100 female pupils who were abducted by armed men in the northeast state of Borno, according to the country's military.<p>Major General Chris Olukolade, a spokesman for the military, said on Wednesday that one of the men involved in Monday's abduction …

7 Recipes to Cook Sunday and Eat All Week Long

Now that I'm in my late 20's, the cooking complaint I get most from my friends is that they can't find the time in their busy schedules to make it a daily habit. They have the skill set now, and the money to invest in tricking out their pantry. But time still seems to stand in the way.<p>Even though I …

Jimmy Carter takes a stance against Keystone XL

<b>Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during an interview on Monday March 24, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) (AP)</b><p>The former president and a group of Nobel laureates urged Obama to reject the pipeline<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 16, 2014 9:09pm (UTC)<p>Former President Jimmy Carter came out …

Judge rules North Dakota's ban on abortions after 6 weeks unconstitutional

North Dakota's law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, striking down what critics had called the nation's most extreme limit on the procedure.<p>The law, which was approved last year but never took effect, made it a crime for a woman to …

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Sea Serpent Eats Cosmic Diamond Ring

Changing Planet<p>Astronomers using the Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured this eye-catching image of planetary nebula Abell 33. Created when an aging star blew off its outer layers, this beautiful blue bubble is, by chance, aligned with a foreground star and bears an uncanny resemblance to a …

In Chicago's poor neighborhoods, residents suffer and get sick - Futurity

Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events—and their health suffers as a result, research shows.

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4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help …