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Climate Change May Turn Crops Into Junk Food

Plants love carbon dioxide. Higher levels of CO2 in the air increase the rate of photosynthesis—it’s why planting more trees helps to clean the air, …

Parasitic Worms May Keep Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Bay

Scientists say people infected with parasitic worms may be better able to fend off autoimmune conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Their …

The Time Bloodsucking Fish Rained From the Sky in Alaska

It started with a single fish in a parking lot. One day in 2015, employees of the Value Village in Fairbanks, Alaska, were alerted to the presence of …

Doomsday seed vault opens for the first time due to Syrian war

Nestled into a frigid mountain just 800 miles south of the North Pole, a metallic building called the Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds almost 1 …

The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

'Inside Out': Pixar delivers a rewarding emotional journey, reviews say

In its previous 14 animated movies, Pixar has explored many imaginative worlds: one populated by anthropomorphic automobiles, another where a rat cooks haute cuisine, yet another where humans have trashed the planet and retreated into mindless consumption. But the studio's latest feature, "Inside …

Animation

How A Facebook-Style Social Network Could Treat Depression

But then the network Rob Morris is trying to build is a little different from those regular offerings. His Koko app is more like a big self-help …

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters<p>British food on a union jack table at Ultraviolet in Shanghai.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/4/1428156134970/058c42cb-0bc9-4b6d-80e4-f4b47e16f725-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters<p>British food on a union …

Food (UK)

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Corpse Bride: Lizard Necrophilia Reported in Brazil

"I felt a sense of wonder," says zoologist who observed male tegus mating with a dead female.<p>When zoologist Ivan Sazima went for a walk in the park in southeastern Brazil on a warm September day in 2013, he was hoping to find noteworthy animal behavior to study.<p>But he did not expect to witness …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

On the Origin of Colourful Monkey Faces

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>“Can you hear that?” says James Higham.<p>I can. It’s a loud screeching noise in the background of our phone call.<p>“That’s a female rhesus freaking out,” he says.<p>Rhesus macaques have featured heavily in lab experiments, but this particular loud female is …

Zoology

The 2018 Healthy-Food Trends You Should Know About

The Latest in Diet & Nutrition<p>We gave this popular Omega J8006 Nutrition System Juicer a test drive and find out if it’s worth the cost.<p>This service …

ICON_SEARCH

How to Build Full Flavor, Naturally<p>Without relying on salt, sugar and fat<p>Marinate<p>Mix spices and herbs with fresh citrus juice, vinegar or wine. Coat …

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

19 global events worth traveling for in 2015

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

Drawing

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …

51 Dishes You Have To Make Before The End Of Summer

Don't give in to pumpkin spice season just yet.<p>August may be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time to make some magical summer food.<p>From the veggies you can still pick up at the farmer’s market ― we’re looking at you, zucchini, eggplant and basil — to the sweet summer fruits and …

Juicy Fruit: Mexico's Prickly Pear Cactus Fruits

In late summer in Mexico, prickly pear cactus fruits, or <i>tunas</i>, are everywhere—a refreshing snack eaten out of hand and a popular ingredient in …

Plantations

For Philandering Time Travelers, A Map Of Syphilis During The Civil War

Enjoy this artifact of public health<p>This 1875 map of the prevalence of syphilis in the Union draws from one of the U.S. government's earliest sources of big data: Civil War conscription records.<p>In the age before antibiotics, syphilis rendered an individual unfit for military service. Conscripted …

Public Health

Your Car Might Contain Hidden Spider Stowaways

Toyota announced is recalling about 870,000 of its most popular sedans because of a spider problem. This is not to say that you definitely have spiders in your Camry. But you could! Apparently, they can cause airbags to deploy — and not because of drivers accidentally wrecking their cars while …

Airports

Invasive Flower Adapted To Conquer, Study Finds

Biologists found evidence that purple loosestrife underwent evolution after arriving in North America.<p>Don't let its frilly flowers fool you. Purple loosestrife is a survivor. This plant is an invasive species in North America and it's made good use of the 50 years since it was first introduced to …

The Week In Numbers: How Cats See The World, The Speed Of Elephant Pee, And More

200 degrees: the visual field of a cat (humans see just 180 degrees)<p>42.3 gallons: the volume an elephant can urinate in a single go<p>20 seconds: about how long it takes nearly all mammals to empty their bladders, according to the Law of Urination<p>$600: the price of a set of 3-D printed titanium …

Gear & Gadgets

U.K. Supermarket Lets You 3-D Scan And Print Yourself In Store

Get replicas of everything from Fido to the new family minivan.<p>Add this one to your grocery list. A supermarket chain in the U.K. is offering a new service that lets customers scan objects and then get figurines of them 3-D-printed in ceramic. The 3-D service debuts tomorrow in the chain Asda's …

Customers

Scientists May Have Source For A.D. 1257 'Mystery Eruption'

Scientists think they've identified the source of a massive volcanic eruption that occurred in A.D. 1257 and spread telltale traces across the globe.<p>The culprit in the "mystery eruption" appears to be the Samalas volcano, part of the Mount Rinjani Volcanic Complex on Indonesia's Lombok Island, an …

Gear Review: Roasting Coffee on the Road

When<p>we first started our blog nearly two years ago, we intended to do regular gear reviews. So far we’ve done a grand total of zero gear reviews, and …

The Ten Toughest Border Crossings In The World

Some countries are just hard to get into — or out of. Whether it's due to a political situation or a geographic one, you better be prepared for …