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The Age Of The Superbug Is Already Here

The U.N. is convening a landmark meeting this week on antibiotic resistance, but scientists are concerned the action may be too late.<p>When the United Nations General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting about a health issue, it’s clear there’s a crisis that requires our immediate attention. And …

Public Health

A lichen ménage à trois

Genetically Modified Bacteria Conduct Electricity, Ushering in New Era of Green Electronics

Soil bacteria modified to conduct 2000 times as much electricity as that in untreated dirt Image: University of Massachusetts …

How to Be Environmentally Conscious When You're Young and Broke

You don't have to spend your paycheck at Whole Foods to help save the planet.<p>The number of environmental challenges facing the planet is daunting: There's climate change. Ocean acidification. Plastic pollution. Food wastage. The list goes on and on and on. And while plenty of young people want to …

Smartphone-Connected Contact Lenses Give New Meaning to 'Eye Phone'

Apps allow you to link your smartphone to anything from your shoes, to your jewelry, to your doorbell — and soon, you may be able to add your contact …

4 Affordable Ways To Travel Long-Term

When asked about travel, most people say that it's something they want to do more of but aren't able to afford. For years, traveling has been looked at like a luxury; something expensive that revolves around resorts, tropical cocktails and shopping sprees in world famous boutiques. However, as more …

Nonprofits

An effective therapy for depression

We know that exercise helps alleviate depression, especially aerobic movement. There is plenty of evidence that meditation helps lift one out of the …

Aerobic Exercise

Hearing is like seeing for our brains and for machines

There is an array of neural net machine learning approaches that are simply more than just “deep.” In a time when neural networks are increasingly popular for advancing voice technologies and AI, it’s interesting that many of the current approaches were originally developed for image or video …

Science And Poetry Both Depend On Metaphors

1. Science, like poetry, depends on metaphors*. They can hide, sometimes causing mischief.<p>2. Science’s signature moves deploy two or more metaphors. …

From Broiled Feta To Falafel: 7 Mediterranean Mezze Recipes

Mezze are small dishes usually served as starters. But from Falafel to Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes and Capers, any of these recipes can be combined to make an unforgettable lunch or dinner spread.<p><b>1. Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes & Capers</b><p>Transform an ordinary block of …

Food

Piltdown hoax: Culprit behind one of history’s greatest ruses finally exposed

The culprit behind one of the greatest scientific hoaxes in history has been found after new forensic techniques revealed his identity.<p>Between 1912 …

Why Thailand Is The Ultimate Digital Nomad Destination

It begins a with a daydream, usually on a Monday morning, sitting at the office. The light at the end of the tunnel is the blinding glare of a computer screen, a digital clock ticking down the hours until you can go home, sleep and begin the cycle again on Tuesday.<p>The daydream begins the same way …

3 Best Hiking Destinations in Great Britain

By Gabrielle Boucher of University of Tampa<p><b>Three locations across Britain that offer amazing hiking experiences.</b><p>When thinking of the British countryside, many picture smooth, rolling green hills and quaint little cottages. While this image is definitely accurate for the majority of the area, the …

Hidden Gems of Europe

By Gabrielle Boucher of University of Tampa<p><b>8 underrated European cities that offer authentic, intimate travel experiences.</b><p>Travelers flock to Europe because of its abundance of beautiful cities within close proximity of each other. Paris, Rome, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, all these incredible places …

The best walks in South America (that aren't the Inca Trail)

The best walks in South America (that aren't the Inca Trail!)<p>Inca history, alien landscapes and little-trodden trails: South America offers hikers …

4 traditional rice dishes from Central Asia

Bring a taste of Central Asia into your home with these 4 traditional rice recipes.<p>Plov, a steaming pilaf that is cooked in layers, is served almost …

This New Company Lets You Finance Your Vacation

Here's your round-up of need-to-know travel news and daily delights.<p>There’s no worse feeling than finding the perfect unexpected flight deal only to …

How to Build Your Own $18,000 Robotic 360° Camera Rig for $650

In one of the most daring (and cost saving) feats of do it yourself engineering we’ve ever seen, the folks at YouTube channel Indy Mogul managed to …

The Spotlight: The Next Evolution of Travel Booking

As part of Travel + Leisure's new technology and innovations vertical, The Grid, we're rolling out a video series all about the ideas, products, and …

Deliciously Ella's mushroom and chickpea stew

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>8 carrots<br>• 850g mushrooms<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 4 tsp turmeric<br>• 4 tsp cumin power<br>• 3 tsp ground chilli<br>• olive oil, for frying<br>• 3 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes<br>• 7 tbsp tomato puree<br>• 600ml boiling water<br>• 2 x 400g tins chickpeas<br>• a big handful of coriander, about 50g, plus more to serve<br>• 2 lemons, plus 3 more …

The Most Popular Netflix Show in Every Country

In this age of hoverboards and 3-D-printed food, you might think scientists would have no trouble understanding our internal organs. In fact, our …

Black Mirror

Puff pastry red-wine-poached pear tartlets

These are really cute, and very autumnal. The pastry just puffs up round the shape of the pear. You can poach the pears in white wine or cider, or just sugar and water if you prefer.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>300ml water<br>• 300ml fruity red wine (merlot is good)<br>• 175g soft light-brown sugar<br>• 2 broad strips lemon …

Bitter chocolate tart recipe

A deliciously rich dark-chocolate, coffee and caramel tart, in a home-made pastry case<p>The inspiration for this comes from the American food writer David Lebovitz. Make sure you take the caramel far enough – it has to be bittersweet (but not burnt, of course).<p>SERVES<p>10 (possibly more – it's best in …

The surprising science of why a curveball curves

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Whenever skeptics told pitcher Dizzy Dean that his curveball was just an optical illusion, he shot back the same snarky reply:<p>"Stand behind a tree 60 feet away, and I'll whomp you with an optical illusion."<p>If the ballplayers of the 1930s had any sense, they took the Hall of …

American League (MLB)

Scientists surveying ocean floor turn up new fish off Alaska

Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands, which separate …

A New Snow Leopard Population Estimate Has Scientists on Edge

A new estimate of the global population of snow leopards—a rare big cat thought to prowl about 1.2 million square miles of remote, rugged mountain …

Wildlife

8 Don'ts For First-Time Travelers To The U.S.A.

Credit<p>Aside from being a memorable experience, travelling can be quite educative. It opens you up to things you've never known before. Many people take frequent trips for holidays or just for the thrill to some of the most popular cities in the world like New York, or Paris. Others prefer going to …

It's Time to Start Fry-Baking Your Eggs

<i>For Bon Appetit, by Christina Chaey.</i><p><i>Photo by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott</i><p>Sometimes we feel like another photograph of perfectly stacked French toast might send us over the edge. Call it brunch fatigue. But then came <b>Jessica Koslow</b>, today's podcast guest and the creator of …

Breakfast

Evolution of the tail: From water to land - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

As early vertebrates emerged from the water, their tails may have played a crucial role in helping them move across land, a new study reports. The …

Astronomers capture supermassive black hole as it eats passing star

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star, caught in the grips of a supermassive black hole.<p>The immense gravity slowly strips the stellar material from its parent, forming a disc of gas around the black hole as it converts gravitational energy into electromagnetic radiation, producing a bright source of light visible on …

Universe