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18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

Evidence Of Expanding Universe May Have Been Just Dirt

Support for cosmic inflation just deflated a bit<p>It was a huge win for Big Bang supporters when, in March 2014, a team of astronomers claimed they had found direct evidence to support the concept of cosmic inflation—the super-rapid expansion of the Universe that occurred just fractions of a second …

Philae is hibernating, says European Space Agency as it calls off searches

European Space Agency controllers have called off the dedicated search for Philae, the probe that landed on a comet in November last year.<p>Instead, they will now rely on “co-riding” opportunities presented by the planned mission programme for Rosetta, the lander’s orbiting mothership.<p>Scientists …

Space

Chemistry between Obama, Modi to drive Indo-US ties, says American Senator - Firstpost

<b>Washington:</b> The strong personal chemistry between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would drive the Indo-US strategic …

India

'DNA Clock' May Predict Your Time On Earth

Scientists can now tell how long you will live simply by analyzing your DNA. An international team of researchers have figured out a way to interpret …

South African death squad leader Eugene de Kock freed from jail

Parole for apartheid-era policeman, who was nicknamed ‘Prime Evil’ for murders of black activists, reignites debate about justice and forgiveness<p>An apartheid-era assassin known as “Prime Evil” for his role in the torture and murder of dozens of black activists is to be set free by the South African …

South Africa

Michelle Obama causes outrage in Saudi Arabia by not wearing headscarf

First Lady draws criticism for not wearing headscarf in highly conservative country<p>In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama cut short his visit to India and led a parade of American dignitaries in Riyadh on Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death.<p>But it was the …

Purported ISIS message sets new deadline for prisoner handover

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could a prisoner handover spare the lives of two ISIS hostages?<p>A message purporting to be from the Islamist terror group sets a new deadline for a possible deal with the Jordanian government.<p>The latest demand: Bring convicted terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi to the Turkish border by sunset …

Military Aircraft

No, really. Scientists have finally found a cure for baldness (probably)

Researchers in America say they have made a breakthrough which could spell the end of male pattern baldness<p>Every man of a certain age will know the feeling: anxiously checking his hairline in the mirror of a morning for signs of male pattern baldness, which affects around half of all men by the age …

Entropy Defied: Researchers Unboil An Egg

Unscrambling eggs is still impossible, an example of entropy in action. But boiling eggs is no longer the one-way process it used to be. Scientists in California and Australia have figured out how to turn solid albumen, the white of an egg, back into a useable liquid.<p>“We have invented a way to …

Eggs

Climate denial gets a billion-dollar boost: Why the Kochs’ 2016 spending spree could mean planetary disaster

The Kochs’ major campaign financing push could undermine climate action right when we need it the most<p>The news that the Koch brothers' plan to funnel nearly a billion dollars into the 2016 elections is bad news for anyone who cares about the outsized role of money in politics, for anyone who …

Climate

Snakes Were Around On Earth 65 Million Years Longer Than We Thought

Scientists on Tuesday described the four oldest-known snake fossils, the most ancient of which was a roughly 10-inch-long (25 cm) reptile called Eophis underwoodi unearthed in a quarry near Oxford, England, that lived about 167 million years ago.<p>The remarkable fossils from Britain, Portugal and the …

Paleontology

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

7 Extremely Strange Animal Facts

Cats, Penguins, Ants, Deer, Dogs, Turtle, and Clams... Y'all crazy.

Survey finds Americans worried DNA may be in their food

As anyone with a passing knowledge of biology should know, deoxyribonucleic acid — DNA — is present in every living thing, from single-cell algae to …

Agriculture
World Health Organization

Probing the deep history of human genes and language

Brown University evolutionary biologist Sohini Ramachandran has joined with colleagues in publishing a sweeping analysis of genetic and linguistic …

National Academy of Sciences

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Father of Ohio terror suspect defends 'mama's boy'

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this report misstated the type of weapons.</i><p>CINCINNATI — The father of an Ohio man accused of plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol is a "mama's boy who never left the house," his father says.<p>Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, who used the Twitter alias …

Crime

Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’

At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.<p>The paper contends …

Climate Change

This Is Obama’s Last Foreign Policy Chance

The failure of Obama or Biden to show up in Paris made clear that most of the president’s team can’t be trusted to conduct U.S national security …