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Sparkling Espresso Recipe with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

Coffee

The War Over Genome Editing Just Got a Lot More Interesting

If you want to drop some real DNA editing knowledge—like, I don’t know, at a party!—here’s a tip. Instead of calling the much hyped precise …

Are viruses alive? New evidence says yes

Evolutionary history suggests they evolved from ancient cells<p>Influenza, SARS, Ebola, HIV, the common cold. All of us are quite familiar with these names. They are viruses—a little bit of genetic material (DNA or RNA) encapsulated in a protein coat. But what we don’t really understand, and what …

NASA is 'puzzled' by its best photo yet of these mysterious white spots in space

We just got our best look yet at a strange cluster of bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, that scientists have spent months puzzling over.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the close-up shot (below) of a giant 4-mile-deep crater on Ceres. The spacecraft snapped the photo from …

Astronomy

California Sinking Faster Than Thought, Aquifers Could Permanently Shrink

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 2:00 p.m. E.T.</i><p>California is sinking even faster than scientists had thought, new NASA satellite imagery …

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

The Brain

Articles about 5 all black kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.<p>The kitchen has evolved significantly over the years, and new advancements in technology and materials continue to push the space...<p>A modest kitchen addition to a …

Green Design

22 Breathtaking City Tattoos That Will Give You Wanderlust

Express your love for your favorite city.

The Pill Has Prevented 200,000 Cases of Cancer, Study Says

Oral contraceptives have prevented 200,000 cases of endometrial cancer in the last decade, according to new research published Tuesday.<p>In the new …

Cancer

5 tips on how to buy a quality watch

While on a business trip to China, I got pulled into a back room and was offered five luxury watches for a steal.<p>They were counterfeit luxury watches. They looked really nice and I was tempted by the brand names on the watches - Breitling, Louis Vuitton, Rolex. And against my better judgement, I …

Watches

The discovery of “buckyballs” in space solves a 100-year-old mystery

Today we can genetically engineer life and stitch atoms together to create new chemicals. Yet, we still don’t know how life started a few billion years ago on Earth. One hint is that it got help from outer space, where some molecules seeded life on Earth.<p>One such molecule implicated in the …

Chemistry

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Efficient Genome Editing on Your Desktop

February 25, 2015<p>Efficient Genome Editing on Your Desktop<p>In-silico tools for efficient genome editing<p>The discovery of restriction endonucleases and …

Genetics

Drumi cleans clothes with no power and little water

In most homes, a significant amount of water and electricity is allotted to operating washing machines and drying clothes. That’s all fine and good …

Trends

The Bloomin' Onion Recipe That Rivals The Outback Classic

Bloomin' Onion fans, you might want to sit down for this one. The Outback Steakhouse classic can now be yours, in your home, whenever you want.<p>For the uninitiated, the Bloomin' Onion is a legendary appetizer at the chain restaurant. It's a massive, fried onion that's been cut into the shape of a …

Onions

The Cure for Brain Diseases Is in Your Gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.<p>Why are we making …

Sequencing Lil Bub's Genome to Unlock The Mystery of Her Adorably Weird Face

Lil Bub, the wildly popular Internet cat, is known for her unique mug. With bulging eyes, lack of teeth, and extra digits, the cat is adorable—but …

Pets

McDonald’s Cuts Nine Items From Menu Including Chicken Sandwiches, Deluxe Quarter Pounder

Five months after McDonald’s announced it would cut eight menu items and narrow extra value meal options from 16 to 11 combinations, the fast food …

McDonald's

The 7 Ocean Resources Worth $24 Trillion

Stand back, Brazil, and pay attention, Russia: The ocean contributes more every year to the global economy than either of you.<p>In a new report …

6 Healthy and Flavorful Spring Slow Cooker Recipes

With its frigid temperatures and dismal weather conditions, winter is the perfect time to indulge in comfort foods and hearty dishes. Spring, on the …

Slow Cookers

Depression Can Physically Change Your DNA, Study Suggests

More evidence that the disease is much more than a mood disorder.<p>Researchers from the UK have found evidence that depression doesn't just change our …

Photographing the stars—the story of the Hubble telescope, told by its chief scientist

When it comes to iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, or glimpses of the accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy, the public can’t seem to get enough. The Hubble Space Telescope is undoubtedly one of the most popular science …

Telescopes

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

To Predict Future Diseases, Doctors Will Map Newborns' Genes

The crystal ball of science<p>If you could find out your baby’s future health problems right after he or she was born, would you want to know? Some new parents will get to make that decision soon. This month, doctors in Boston will begin the BabySeq project, in which they will sequence the genomes of …

Genetics

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience