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Scott Kelly from space: Earth's atmosphere 'looks very, very fragile'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In one of his final interviews from the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly said that the Earth's atmosphere "looks very, very fragile" and "like something that we need to take care of."<p>Kelly will return to Earth in March, but spoke with CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. …

Space Science

9 Surprisingly Easy Dishes Top Chefs Always Cook at Home

Whether or not you’re a cooking enthusiast, we all have a go-to meal we can prepare with our eyes closed. Maybe it’s your grandma’s pasta recipe or a simple green salad with homemade dressing. Whatever it is, it’s hassle-free and always hits the spot. Professional chefs share this mind-set, too; …

10 best foods to make from scratch and save money

<b>1 Yoghurt</b><p>If we start from the perspective that milk, in terms of flavour, nutritional value and animal welfare, is one of the things you shouldn’t skimp on, it follows that your yoghurt should be made with good milk. Organic, natural yoghurt costs about £1.50 for 500g (Yeo Valley), and organic, …

Food

Dodgers' Vin Scully hopes to end his career in San Francisco

Vin Scully said Saturday he hopes to end his Hall of Fame career as the voice of the<p>Dodgersby calling a game against the rivalGiants — in San Francisco.<p>The Dodgers conclude the regular season at AT&T Park on Sunday, Oct. 2. Scully grew up in New York, where the Giants and Dodgers both played before …

Five of the best apps for listening to podcasts

Keeping up with Serial? Your next spoken-word fix could come from Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro, Spotify or Deezer<p>Serial didn’t singlehandedly revive the podcast as a media format – the efforts of radio broadcasters and many independent producers have grown and sustained audiences in the years …

Apps

The 15 Recipes That Make Me Excited About Going Vegan

One of the best things about going vegan has been experimenting with new recipes. Even before switching to a vegan diet, my husband and I often ate …

Food

13 Recipes for Chow Mein Noodles

Skip the takeout menu entirely and make your own delicious chow mein noodles instead. From standard shrimp chow mein to creative cold noodle dishes, …

Food & Dining

The Best Hikes on the Northern California Coast

Whether you're interested in a casual walk along bluffs above crashing surf or a longer excursion into the coastal mountains high above the Pacific, …

Hiking

19 Make-Ahead Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

Some mornings, choosing between hitting snooze and eating breakfast is a real struggle. Decision-making is hard! But with a little planning, you can catch a few extra Zs *and* grab your homemade breakfast to go like the #girlboss you are. All you need is a muffin pan, and boom! You’ve got 12 days …

Breakfast

New Airline Routes Offering $99 Flights from California to Europe

These crazy-cheap prices won't last.<p>Wow Air, a low-fare airline based in Iceland that launched dirt cheap flights to Baltimore and Boston in 2015, is …

Rock Bottom

The 13 Best Snacks To Eat When You're Trying To Lose Weight

When you're eating healthfully in an attempt to shed some pounds, your snacks need not be as bland as cardboard. In fact, as proven by Redbook's video above, there are some truly tasty bites that will satisfy your afternoon "hangries." And it's a good idea to set yourself up with snacks that you …

Nutrition

Day 1 Of BuzzFeed's 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge

This is part of a 7-day healthy meal plan that will make you feel awesome. You should definitely start at the beginning, which is here.<p>There's no processed food allowed—instead there's lots of lean protein, healthy fats, and fresh produce. Every meal is homemade, but don't be scared! There are …

Food

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

The Best Gift

My mom provided me a rich spiritual upbringing. She studied with the Rosicrucian Order, was a member of Unity and the Edgar Cayce Foundation, and regularly had psychics over for séances -- while at the same time, she made sure that our family went to traditional church three times a week.<p>So while I …

Spirituality

Mexican Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>Instead of vanilla extract for this Mexican hot chocolate recipe, try almond extract if you’ve got it handy, which adds even more depth of flavor.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups whole milk<p>3 tablespoons crushed cinnamon sticks (preferably Ceylon)<p>6 ounces semisweet chocolate (preferably …

Dessert

This man's potentially huge medical breakthrough can't get funding, so he's trying something desperate

Killing Sickness/Skye Gould for Tech Insider<p>Four years ago, Todd Rider was on top of the world. The MIT-trained bioengineer had developed a radical …

autism spectrum disorders Archives

Neuroscience NewsMarch 7, 2017<p>Researchers report both people with synaesthesia and those on the autism spectrum share similar heightened sensory …

Autism

A Point of View: Is there still any point collecting books?

<b>A lifetime of collecting books has left the writer Howard Jacobson with back injuries, a lack of living space and a sense of sheer pointlessness. But he'd do it all over again.</b><p>I can't remember how old I was when I began collecting second-hand books. I'd like to say eight or nine, but that's because …

Literature

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Online Education

6 Low-Impact Workouts That Burn the Most Calories

When most of us think about a calorie-torching workout, we think of two words: hard work. We think of activities like jumping, sprinting, bootcamp, …

Suspension Training

Why Bernie's Revolution Isn't the Answer

I like Bernie Sanders. I think that his criticism of a US economy that allows for such great levels of economic inequality is perfectly suited to the trying times we find ourselves in.<p>It no longer seems like America is the "most powerful country in the world," a notion we have held near and dear …

Middle-class

The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

Literature

A Beautiful Glassware Set Based on Planets, a Moon and a Space Station From the Star Wars Universe

ThinkGeek has created a beautiful glassware set based on planets (Alderaan, Dagobah, Hoth, and Tatooine), a moon (Endor) and a space station (The …

Space Exploration

10 Ways to Eat More Vegetables at Breakfast

<b>1. Make a breakfast salad.</b><p>gettyimages-141475514-salad-with-egg-yagi-studio_0.jpg<p>Yagi Studio/Getty Images<p>Crispy bacon and soft-boiled eggs make …

The First Teaser For "Game Of Thrones" Season 6 Is Heartbreaking

It's old footage, but NEW DIALOGUE.

Lessons From The Ancient Chinese Text You Never Knew You Needed

The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text that puts forth a set of practices and guidelines for living in utter flow with the universe. What that means in practice, though, is not always clear. And the text, itself, contains some confounding gems of wisdom.<p>Consider this portion of Chapter 22:<p>To …

Spirituality

10 Of Our Favorite Literary TED Talks From 2015

We adore a good literary TED Talk around here on the Riot. 2015 gave us fascinating talks about poetry in prisons, book cover design, the StoryCorps …

Books

Buying These Organic Foods Is A Waste Of Money

<i>By: Kara King</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>People choose to eat organically for many reasons -- it's better for the planet, it's supposedly healthier -- but often these folks are misguided. Although it's true that USDA organic products must be free from synthetic ingredients and grown on farms that strive to …

Agriculture

Artists Give New Life to Children's Monster Drawings to Encourage a Creative Path

The Monster Project aims to help young kids realize the power of imagination. Without rules or restrictions, elementary school students are asked to draw a monster. As they allow their imaginations to flourish, these children are encouraged to draw anything that comes to mind. The finished drawings …

Kids

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Political Science