Christopher Wojnar

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New Research Points to a Genetic Switch That Can Let Our Bodies Talk to Electronics

Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small …

Chemists strike gold, solve mystery about precious metal’s properties

Gold’s glimmer is not the only reason the element is so captivating. For decades, scientists have puzzled over why theoretical predictions of gold’s …

Do You Suffer From Illusions Of Moral Superiority?

Do you think you're more honest than the average person? More principled? More fair?<p>If so, you're not alone. Studies consistently find that people think they're morally superior to others: more honest, principled and fair. This is hardly an isolated belief — people also think they're better than …

Psychology

You are probably showering far, far too much, according to science

Should we be showering every day – or should we just learn to enjoy the rich array of pongs which cling to our armpits and hairy groins?<p>Some …

Immune System

Scientists divided over whether 'Furku.Al' rock inscription is genuinely the work of Vikings

When a resident on the Isle of Eigg decided to clean his drains, he had no idea that he would stumble upon a mystery that would baffle archaeologists around the world.<p>The islander’s discovery of a boulder with the letters “Furku.Al” scratched into its surface has sparked a lively debate among …

Archaeology

Microsoft is bringing Cortana to the Android lock screen

Microsoft recently overhauled the user interface of Cortana on Android, but the company has more plans for the digital assistant. The software maker is currently testing out a new way to access Cortana from the Android lock screen, with just a swipe. It’s a new feature that’s clearly designed to …

Scientists Have Launched a New Quest to Take Humanity Beyond Our Solar System

<b>Interstellar Breakthrough</b><p>It sounds like the hackneyed plot to a science fiction movie: a secretive group of billionaires, scientists, financiers, and …

Consumers say debt collectors defy requests to stop calling

Three out of four consumers said debt collectors ignored their requests to stop calling, according to a survey released by the<p>Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which detailed “troubling” practices in the multibillion-dollar industry.<p>Consumers told the CFPB that they often felt threatened by …

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Xiaomi boss says company has grown 'too fast'

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi won't be saying how many smartphones it sold in the last year. The company typically spins out its blockbuster phone sales, which easily demonstrated its growth over the years. It sold 7.2 million phones back in 2012, but by 2014 it sold 61 million units. That …

iPhone

Humanity May Have Reached its Maximum Lifespan

<b>A Halt to Progress?</b><p>It’s no secret that lifespans have been getting longer—whether in the U.S. or in other developed countries. Whereas at the …

Taboo star Tom Hardy provides update on Mad Max: Fury Road sequel: 'It's a matter of when'

Following the release of <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> in 2015, fans have been feverishly waiting for news regarding a follow-up to George Miller's Oscar-winning …

Entertainment

​Why middleware to manage robots will have to come to a home near you

The march of the home helper robots is underway. You just know this is going to result in a management headache for the amateur IT person.<p>There is an …

After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

It was Oct. 11, 2015, and a middle-aged man and a young woman, both severely obese, were struggling with the same lump-in-the-throat feeling. The next day they were going to have an irreversible operation. Were they on the threshold of a new beginning or a terrible mistake?<p>They were strangers, …

Fitness

20+ Soup Recipes to Help You Beat Weight Gain

Winter is the unofficial soup season, I think we can all agree to that. It's bitterly cold, gets dark out by 5 p.m., and typically nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of something warm and comforting, like soup.<p>Whether it's packed with an unforgivable amount of sodium or …

Healthy Eating

How to make mince pies - and why the homemade treats always taste best

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a plate of mince pies on the table. We collectively purchase around 370 million of them over the Christmas period annually, with each of us apparently eating (or at least accounting for) around 27 each.<p>But how many of us actually know how to make our own …

Baking

The Saut Hermès 2017 at the Grand Palais

FASHION NEWS<p>For the eighth year running, the Saut Hermès show-jumping competition will be held under the glass roof of Paris' Grand Palais, in an …

France

On the eve of Thanksgiving, a bowl of counter-programming

With weeks of holiday eating ahead, this soup will be good to you: It’s light and quick, yet there’s enough in it to satisfy. It comes from “The Gourmet Kitchen,” the new cookbook from food blogger Jennifer Farley, who lives in Bethesda.<p>Don’t let the “gourmet” descriptor give you pause. The author …

Gooey Butter Cake Is Missouri's Mind-Blowing Dessert That You've Got To Try

St. Louis created something magical.<p>A quick trip to the nearest respectable bakery usually cures our dessert cravings. But sometimes we discover a local treat <i>so</i> stellar, it’s worth any amount of travel to try a bite.<p>Behold: St. Louis gooey butter cake from St. Louis, Missouri. The mind-blowing …

Car Makers Gear Up for Electric Push

New crop of plug-in vehicles appearing in Los Angeles as cheap gasoline makes the sell tougher<p>The coming weeks offer big new showcases for the humble electric-vehicle.<p>Auto makers, rushing to meet tightening emissions standards, are unveiling new battery-powered vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show …

How to make the perfect cup of coffee

Historically, coffee has always walked a thin line between sobriety and subversion. As early as the 16th century, the conviviality of coffee houses in the Middle East was seen as a threat to devout religious life. In Europe, a century or so later, the temperance movement seized on coffee as a means …

Meet Sofia, the Robot That Looks, Thinks, and Talks Like a Human

The latest robot from Hanson Robotics took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, displaying simple emotions, humanlike facial expressions. and bad jokes<p>Right now, artificially intelligent robots are part of the workforce, from hotel butlers to factory workers. But this is just the …

Mexican Sugar Cookies Recipe

"Cut-out cookies rolled in sugar and cinnamon."<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/2 cups shortening<p>1 cup white sugar<p>1 teaspoon anise seed, ground<p>2 eggs<p>6 cups all-purpose …

Narwhals Can 'See' Unlike Any Other Animal on Earth

Scientists just unlocked the secret of the unicorn whales.<p>It doesn't get much better than a narwhal. These bizarre creatures are a species of toothed …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Artificial Intelligence

More cheap flights across the Atlantic?

Air France’s hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle. (Image: Parisinfo.com)As ultra-low-cost carriers and well-financed Middle Eastern airlines continue to …

How to Travel to the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands, in Ecuador, offer wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth. But before you swim with the sea lions and marvel at …

Batata Vada Recipe | Indian Recipes | #CookwithAnisa #recipeoftheday

Batata Vada is a popular very Indian vegetarian fast food in Maharashtra, India. It literally means potato fritters. The name "Batata" means potato in Portuguese who introduced potatoes in India. It consists of a spicy potato mash coated with chick pea flour, then deep-fried and served hot with …

Get ready for $69 flights from the US to Europe

How many hours do you spend sitting at your desk or on your couch just wishing you could fly somewhere far, far away? Listen, we know adulting is …

Air Travel