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Baked, stuffed squash blossoms are a delicious revelation

<b>They may seem complicated, but this simple recipe delivers a light and beautiful dish that is sure to delight.</b><p>I am completely smitten with eating …

Recipes

Google Translate’s bizarre doomsday warning

Fears of an imminent apocalypse have been sparked by a mysterious warning from Google Translate.<p>The language-translation app is telling users that …

Google Translate

The amazing ceiling fan trick you're not using

Your ceiling fan is something you generally regard as something that is either on — and set to one of the three or so speeds — or off. It moves the air around your house to keep it from feeling too stagnant or to help cool you off without running your air conditioning too much in the summer.<p>What …

Home Improvement

5 Fascinating Morning Habits Of Sociopaths

What we often refer to as "sociopathy" is better described as antisocial personality disorder, or ASPD. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disorder is …

Psychology

France embraces the nudist lifestyle with yoga, restaurants and art galleries

Growing numbers of French people are embracing the liberté of nudism, not just on beaches but also for activities from yoga, singing and gym classes to bowling tournaments and trampolining.<p>Organisers of nudist events say they are massively oversubscribed. When the Palais de Tokyo museum held a nude …

France

5 Steps to Quickly Stop Negative Thoughts

Battle negative thinking and win.<p>No one feels good after receiving harsh feedback or making a mistake. It's natural to feel bad about yourself when you face a setback. But for many people, negative thoughts can seep into your mind in other sneaky ways.<p>Perhaps you feel like an imposter, as if you're …

Self-help

5 Reasons You Should Sleep Naked, According to Experts

No PJs? No problem.<p>We're always on the hunt for new routines that improve wellness, and we've been hearing a lot about this one lately: sleeping …

China Claims To Have A Real-Deal Laser Gun That Inflicts 'Instant Carbonisation' Of Human Skin

As the US prepares for war in space, China's bringing the space war home. Its ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is reportedly capable of hitting a target …

8 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practices That Seem Strange But Work

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on traditions that’ve been around for thousands of years. The thinking behind TCM is this: Health issues …

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

The ‘g’ in Google’s Old Logo Is Really Weird

A tale of two “g”s<p>In a recent study delightfully titled “The Devil’s in the ‘g’-Tails,” researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that most people are unaware of the common form of the lowercase “g” that appears in books. It looks like this: g. If you glossed right over that, notice that the …

Typography

A Global Arms Race for Killer Robots Is Transforming the Battlefield

Over the weekend, experts on military artificial intelligence from more than 80 world governments converged on the U.N. offices in Geneva for the …

First foldable phones predicted to hit market this year, ahead of Apple’s rumored plans

Tech commentators are predicting that the first smartphones with foldable displays will hit the market by the end of the year.<p>Samsung, Huawei, LG, Oppo, Lenovo and ZTE all have patents relating to foldable phones, in addition to Apple …<p>As we know from countless Apple patent filings, they are a very …

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology

The fascinating history behind 11 common superstitions

Even if you consider yourself a die-hard skeptic, you've probably heard of one or two superstitions in your time — and perhaps even indulged in an occasional good luck ritual of your own.<p>The most common superstitions didn't just materialize out of nowhere. The surprising origins behind some of the …

Ancient History

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

This Is How Much You Need to Make to Afford the Average Home in Each State

There are a lot of things standing in the way for first-time homebuyers, including just figuring out what you're supposed to be doing, whether a …

Real Estate

4 Common myths about the devil

We don't need to fear the devil but we should understand who he is. Here are the basics.<p>I was 8 or 9 when a girl I greatly admired in elementary …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

"Super wood" sports the strength of steel

Titanium alloys are some of the strongest materials we can build with, but they can be expensive. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland …

This Might Be The Strongest And Lightest Material on Earth

10 times stronger than steel, with only 5 percent of its density.<p>For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can …

Ancient tree which tore itself apart only to regrow 'most complicated' ever found

An ancient tree with multiple trunks that split apart and then repaired itself as it grew has been declared one of the most complicated ever discovered.<p>Fossils from the 374-million-year-old cladoxlopsid from north-west China reveals an intricate web of trunks that would have appeared like a …

National Academy of Sciences

Suspended – Medium

Kellyanne Conway Morphed Into Pennywise On 'SNL' And It's Terrifying

It's your every fear come to life.<p>This “Saturday Night Live” sketch came straight out of a nightmare.<p>“SNL” turned Kellyanne Conway into the terrifying villain from Stephen King’s ‘It’ but, of course, with a spin. Kate McKinnon played Conway, or in this horror movie parody, Kellywise.<p>Poor CNN anchor …

Kellyanne Conway

Google has built earbuds that translate 40 languages in real time

Google is the first major tech company to build the Babel fish.<p>The search company, which is now making a slew of its own hardware products, announced the Google Pixel Buds at a San Francisco event today (Oct. 4). The earbuds connect wirelessly with Google’s latest smartphones, but more importantly, …

Artificial Intelligence

22 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Wish They'd Never Have To Hear Again

"You don't have to try to fix/help my mood. But make it clear you're still there."<p>Somewhere between 1.6% and 5.9% of adults in the US have BPD, a personality disorder that's characterized by difficulty regulating emotion. People with BPD can experience severe mood swings, poor self-image, and …

Woman Suffers Reaction 15 Years After Getting Tattoo, Here Are The Signs To Look Out For

If in doubt, get it checked out pronto.<p>Reactions from tattoos may occur years after you’ve received the inking, doctors have warned, after a woman …

Earth May Be Close to 'Threshold of Catastrophe'

The amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to trigger a sixth mass extinction, a new study …

A papyrus reveals how the Great Pyramid was built

The Great Pyramid in Egypt is the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. The tomb for Pharaoh Khufu — “Cheops” in Greek — sits on the Giza …

The No-Situp Abs Workout