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What I’m Reading: The Splendid Table

<i>It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that Americans are obsessed with food. But it’s a recent phenomenon. Where older generations didn’t deviate far</i> …

The Overdose Angel

Drug overdose is made doubly dangerous because individuals fear facing the involvement of authorities and the associated penalties. Unfortunate but …

The Best Burrito in L.A. Is ... Al and Bea's Bean and Cheese Burrito?

Last week, La Azteca Tortilleria, Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe, and Al and Bea's Mexican Food (a late addition to the bracket) competed in the …

Whether it's polio, HPV or HIV 'crazy myths' about vaccines run wild on social media | DW | 30.07.2014

<i>How big are the problems in developed countries, as opposed to not so developed countries, in communicating the issues around vaccination programs?</i><p>It …

You Can Now Sip Sushi With Vaporized Cuisine Technology

But whereas the legendary Catalan chef focused on the food itself, Edwards is re-imagining the tools and processes used to consume the food.<p>In his case, Le Whaf and whaffing: a technology the Harvard professor invented that creates food vapor which is inhaled through a special, truncated …

Inventions

The Army Wants To 3D-Print Bombs

The latest issue of Army Technology focuses on 3-D printing. Designing new shapes for warheads is one promising new avenue of research. In " ARDEC investigates how 3-D printed metals could transform Army logistics ", U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center materials engineer …

3D Printing

Man accused of trying to smother father could face new charges

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A 58-year-old man arrested this week on suspicion of trying to smother his terminally ill father at a nursing home after getting drunk could face fresh charges pending the outcome of an autopsy, a county prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.<p>Steven Curtis was arrested on …

Xinjiang: Tight security after deadly violence

<b>China has stepped up security in parts of Xinjiang following the region's worst outbreak of violence for months.</b><p>Several people in Yarkant county and Kashgar told the BBC the streets were full of checkpoints and police patrols.<p>They also reported internet and social media services were cut. …

The blatant sexism of lists about 'attractive girls'

Recently, an article was published listing actions and behaviours “attractive girls do differently”. Differently from whom, you might ask. Well differently from … “regular girls”. Whatever that means. But, naturally, it’s important to consider the veracity of the writer’s claims. It’s hard to …

India jails school staff over 94 fire deaths

An Indian court has convicted 10 people over a 2004 fire that killed 94 children in a thatch-roofed school.<p>The owner of the primary school was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for culpable homicide and endangerment. His wife, the headmistress, the cook and the meal planner were each …

What the U.S. Is Doing About West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Last week, for the first time in re­cor­ded his­tory, the Ebola vir­us traveled from one coun­try to an­oth­er by plane. The man who car­ried it died …

13 Unglamorous Things About Living In New York City

From the cost of rent to the subway smells, the things Carrie Bradshaw didn't warn you about.<p>Last week a study found that New York City was deemed the unhappiest city in America. While this may come as a surprise to some, us New Yorkers have a lot of not-so-pleasant things that we deal with on a …

Sunset Boulevard, UCLA flooded

Streets turned into rivers and parts of UCLA turned into lakes after a massive water main break sent 8 million to 10 million gallons of water gushing through parts of Los Angeles.<p>The deluge was so massive that swift-water rescue crews with boats had to ferry away several stranded people.<p>At least …

Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in …

Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now.<p>In a study of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking problems were more than twice as likely as those without alcohol problems to suffer severe memory …

Why I Am Heartbroken to Leave New York at 23

At the age of 23, I will be moving away from New York for the first time ever.<p>This east coast state has been my home for as long as I can remember. I skinned my knees in Queens, learned to ride a bike (and drive a car) on Long Island, and got to attend school in Manhattan. It was an incredibly …

Kate Upton Says It Was Inconvenient Being Pretty Growing Up

What a problem to have.<p>Kate Upton says agents asked her to lose weight in the past.<p>The model told <i>Elle UK</i> that she pays no attention to such people, who she dismissed as "bookers."<p>When asked if people in the industry objected to her size, Upton said, "No, everyone in the industry seemed to accept it …

Cantatrice hors pair, la Castafiore de Tintin aurait-elle existé ?

<b>Si le nom de la riche Américaine Florence Foster Jenkins est probablement méconnu, celui de Bianca Castafiore vous l'est sûrement moins. La seconde</b> …

Moi, Lilly, violée, prostituée

• <b>Auteur :</b> Lilly Lindner<p>Petite fille abusée par ce voisin que sa mère trouve si gentil, ado meurtrie, Lilly souffre d'anorexie et s’inflige de terribles scarifications.<br>À 17 ans, elle va vivre un week-end d'horreur, dont elle refusera de parler.<br>À 20 ans, elle tente de vaincre son dégoût du sexe en se …

Leishmania Parasite: Deadly For Humans, But Good For Flies?

Whatever you do, do NOT do an image search for "cutaneous Leishmania".<p>No human would be inclined to think favorably of leishmaniasis, caused by a parasite spread by sand flies, which infects about 12 million people worldwide and kills 20,000 to 30,000 per year.<p>Leishmaniasis comes in two basic …

Biology

Women, antibiotics and the Longitude Prize

Across the world many leaders are speaking out about the challenges our global society faces as antibiotic resistance grows and our medical arsenal to defeat infection shrinks. In the last few months the World Health Organization (WHO), David Cameron and Sally Davies (the UK’s chief medical …

'Quantum Cheshire Cat' becomes reality

<b>Scientists have for the first time separated a particle from one of its physical properties - creating a "quantum Cheshire Cat".</b><p>The phenomenon is named after the curious feline in Alice in Wonderland, who vanishes leaving only its grin.<p>Researchers took a beam of neutrons and separated them from …

Quantum Physics

Blood test can predict risk of suicide

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life<p>A blood test that can predict whether someone may attempt suicide has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough which could prevent …

'Healthy' salads found to contain entire daily salt intake

Salads contain and unhealthy amount of salt and should not always be considered a healthy option, campaigners have warned<p>Salads are laced with hidden salt and shoppers may be eating their entire daily limit in a single serving, a new study has shown.<p>Consensus Action on Salt and Health surveyed 650 …

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …