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"Brain in Butt" Study Points to True Location of Second Nervous System

No, it's not actually in the butt.<p>The brain and spinal cord may control most of the body, but some parts handle themselves just fine without their …

Neuroscience

A-peeling? Japanese farmers invent edible banana skin

First there were avocados with no stones; now we have bananas with edible skin.<p>A Japanese farm uses what it calls the “freeze thaw awakening method” to grow bananas that have a softer, digestible peel.<p>D&T Farm said this involved slowly cooling the banana growth cells to -60C (-76F) before thawing …

Forestry

This One Thing Will Help You Keep Your Cast-Iron Skillet in Perfect Shape

I have a go-to cast-iron skillet that I love and rely on, one that I use several times a week for everything from hash to skillet pizza to seared …

Jamie Foxx Abruptly Ended An NBA All-Star Weekend ‘SportsCenter’ Interview In Awkward Fashion

ESPN holds the broadcast rights to the annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and as usual, the 2018 version included some promotional festivities on the network in advance of tip-off. One such activity involved an interview with Jamie Foxx on <i>SportsCenter,</i> during which host Michael Smith welcomed him …

Uh-Oh, We’re Facing a Giant Global Tequila Shortage

We’ll be the first to admit that spicy margaritas are really damn delicious. And apparently, the world agrees with us. In fact, they agree a little …

Check out the trailer for the Uncle Drew movie coming this summer

Yes, it started out as a Pepsi commercial. So what? You know you’re going to go see it.<p>Kyrie Irving‘s Uncle Drew — the old-man playground legend who …

This Steak Dinner is The Easiest, Best-Looking Meal You’ll Cook All Week

I don’t have a significant other, but if i did, I would cook them this for every special occasion under the sun. In the meantime, I guess this means …

New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

<b>New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing.</b><p>In the waters around New Zealand - as many countries - animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are …

Garlicky Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°F. Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Place chicken, breast side down, on a cutting board. Using poultry shears, cut …

Meet the Nobel Laureate who detected ripples in the fabric of space and time

The Nobel committee honored a trio of physicists today for their work on gravitational waves.<p>But Rainer Weiss received top billing.<p>The MIT professor emeritus and his colleagues dreamed up the idea behind the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO. It's a sort of massive …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Proof That Our Brains Have a Waste Drainage System

Fluid goes in, fluid has to come out.<p>Running through your body is a network of channels and junctions called the lymphatic system, which siphons off …

Immune System

General Lord Richards: Why I'm certain North Korea won't start a war

In one of London’s grandest military clubs, its walls hung with portraits of moustachioed generals and field marshals evoking an age when Britain’s Armed Forces were perhaps the finest in the world, General Lord Richards and I discuss how well the country is defended today. Despite David Richards’s …

16 dead in Mississippi in worst Marine crash since 2005

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Investigators picked through debris across a fire-blackened soybean field Tuesday to try to determine why a U.S. military plane slammed into the ground, killing all 16 people aboard in the deadliest Marine crash anywhere in the world in more than a decade.<p>The KC-130 air …

Trump's first paycheck to fund restoration projects at Antietam battlefield

<b>(CNN) —</b> The $78,333.32 that President Donald Trump donated from his first paycheck as President will help fund restoration projects at Antietam National Battlefield.<p>Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Wednesday that the portion of the salary, which Trump in April announced he was …

An Emotional Letter From Tupac to Madonna Sheds Light on Their Secret Relationship

Madonna surprised the world in 2015 when she revealed during an interview with Howard Stern that she had once dated Tupac Shakur. The radio host asked the singer about a contentious interview she once had with David Letterman in the ’90s, and Madonna attributed her sour mood to the late rapper. “I …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Finally there’s a scientific study to take down the idea that being on their period makes a woman less competent

Attention, attention, any man who’s suggested that a woman shouldn’t be president because she’d make sh*t decisions while on her period, who’s …

Scientific Research

Deadly bus shootout caught on camera - CNN Video

Newly released footage shows Baltimore officers in a shootout with a man who opened fire on a city bus.

8 Flavorful Quick Breads

There's no yeast needed for these breads, they are leavened with baking powder or baking soda, so require no lengthy rising. But not only are they …

Bread

Plane Begins Shaking Like A 'Washing Machine' Mid-Flight

Engineered algae can finally produce enough oil for biofuel

A collaboration between Craig Venter's Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil has yielded "a breakthrough" in efforts to create biofuels from algae. …

Biofuel

Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy.

<i>Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated Marie-Pierre St-Onge’s title.</i><p>The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.<p>The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, …

Coconut

Deadly Cancer Cells Can Be Knocked Out By Combining Antibiotics With Vitamin C

🍊 🍊 🍊<p>The key to stopping potentially-deadly cancer stem cells from developing into tumours could be prescribing a combination of antibiotics and …

The sun may have an evil twin with a flare for mass extinction

Scientists call this infrequent visitor Nemesis.<p>Not every sun is an only child. In fact, the universe often gives birth to a litter of stars. And the …

Here's What Scientists Mean When They Say the Universe Could Be a Giant Hologram

The Holographic Universe<p>For decades now, scientists have been investigating the possibility that our Universe is, or once was, a giant hologram, …

Physics

What Is A Singularity?

Ever since scientists first discovered the existence of black holes in our universe, we have all wondered: what could possibly exist beyond the veil …

Universe

NASA to create colorful artificial clouds with rocket launch

East Coast residents in the United States will have the chance to catch a colorful sky in the early hours of Sunday morning as NASA launches a sounding rocket that will create artificial red and blue clouds.<p>The clouds may be visible along the Atlantic Coast stretching from North Carolina up to New …

Microsoft Will Pay You to Use Bing Instead of Google

Microsoft Rewards is planning to pay people to use Bing instead of its competitors.<p>People with a Microsoft account can sign up for the rewards …

Physicists are probing the center of our galaxy to find the missing fifth force of nature

Our current understanding of the Universe states that it's governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear forces.<p>But there are hints of a fifth force of nature, and if it exists, we'd not only be able to fill the remaining holes in Einstein's general …

Cops looking for pot find opium poppies instead

<b>(CNN) —</b> When drug task force investigators went to a rural home in North Carolina earlier this week, they were checking out a report of possible marijuana growing.<p>But when a man answered the door, he offered: "I guess you're here for the opium."<p>And it wasn't just a few plants.<p>There were 2,000 …