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Why I'm proud of my Neanderthal DNA

Unless you are of purely African descent, you probably have some Neanderthal DNA. What does it mean?<p>I have less back hair than most people, it seems, and I can thank my Neanderthal ancestors for that.<p>I also don’t sneeze after I eat dark chocolate — apparently there are some people who do that — and …

Genetics

Vikings may have used crystals to navigate across the Atlantic

Before Google Maps and GPS, before knowledge of magnetic compasses traveled from China to Europe, Viking sailors journeyed across the North Atlantic. A thousand years ago, the trip between Norway and Greenland by longboat took about three weeks. Viking navigators used shadows cast by a sun compass, …

Archaeology

The whales who love to sing in the dark

<b>Beneath the Arctic sea ice, in the blanket of January's polar night, bowhead whales most prefer to sing.</b><p>While the songs of humpback whales have long received the most attention, it turns out that their baleen cousins could have a far greater repertoire.<p>A study of a bowhead population near Svalbard …

Whales

Mount Etna slowly 'sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea'

Mount Etna, Europe’s largest and most active volcano, is slowly sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea, scientists have observed.<p>The entire 3,350m (11,000ft) stratovolcano, located on the east coast of the Italian island of Sicily, is currently moving downslope at an average rate of 14 mm per year - …

Geology

Walmart is unleashing a new weapon in its battle with Amazon for your groceries

Walmart is rolling out its own line of meal kits to as many as 2,000 stores this year, the company said Monday.<p>Shoppers can choose between three kinds of kits, depending on how much cooking they want to do.<p>One kit is ready-made and only needs to be heated. Another, which requires a little more …

eCommerce

42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

Genetics

Ancient trail of Columbian mammoths uncovered in south-central Oregon

A fossilized trackway on public lands in Lake County, Oregon, may reveal clues about the ancient family dynamics of Columbian mammoths.

Dinosaurs

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't …

Cooking

Mind-Bending New Paper Could Explain The Strange 'Patterns' Within Our Solar System

Meet pilot wave gravity.<p>There's a strange pattern in our Solar System – if you look at the orbits of the first seven planets, each one gets …

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Stir together thyme, sugar, cayenne, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the black pepper in a …

Country Lifestyle

7 smashing Super Bowl recipes - Jamie Oliver | Features

The biggest sporting event in the American calendar is here. Whether you’re a die-hard NFL fan or just fancy a bit of a party, we’ve got some awesome …

Nissan has developed slippers that ‘park’ themselves, because why not?

Sure, Tesla might be leading the charge in self-driving vehicle technology, despite its pitfalls, but can Elon Musk build a slipper that can park …

'Floating 3D printing' brings sci-fi-style projections closer

‘Optical trap display’ projects graphics into the air, where they are visible from all angles<p>We still don’t have flying cars, brain-computer interfaces, or an artificial intelligence (AI) you can hold a conversation with, but one classic science-fiction technology is on our doorstep: true 3D …

Science Fiction

Coq au Vin (Chicken in Red Wine) - The Washington Post

Cut the bacon into lardons (rectangles 1/4 inch across and 1 inch long). Cook for 10 minutes in 2 quarts of water. Rinse in cold water. Dry.<p>Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in the pot, over medium-low heat. Add the bacon pieces and cook for about 3 minutes, until very lightly browned. Use a slotted …

Safe-Space

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

Breakthroughs

Here's How You Can Make the Best Binagoongan Dish

<b>Bagoong</b> (shrimp paste) is a salty, fishy, pungent, umami-packed condiment that we Pinoys love. It’s slathered onto green mangos, served with …

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth standing the test of time, and some age …

Movies

London Fog

Ingredients<p>1 Earl Grey tea bag<br>• 3/4 cups boiling water<br>• 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk<br>• 1 tablespoon liquid honey<br>• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla<p>Nutritional facts …

Food

Recipe: Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

If you're following Whole30 this month, you'll want to add this quick and easy skillet supper to your meal plan immediately. And even if Whole30 …

Potatoes

This Is One of Giada De Laurentiis's Most Popular Pasta Recipes

If you've been searching for the perfect wintertime pasta recipe, your search ends with Giada De Laurentiis's chicken tetrazzini. A classic dish made …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Columbia University

Goopy GIF: You Can't Look Away from This Mesmerizing Experiment

Ferrofluid on a screw from chemicalreactiongifs<p>As a series of goopy platforms climb down a bolt in a mesmerizing GIF posted on Reddit, it almost …

Magnetism

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You

A visit to the sauna is more than just relaxing; it seems to have real heart and cardiovascular benefits, as well. A group of researchers from the …

Wellness

Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Found In Kazakhstan

Archaeologists have unearthed a massive stone structure in Kazakhstan, the likes of which have never been seen. Researchers are currently still at a …

Archaeology

Cape Town’s water crisis is so severe, even luxury tourists are feeling it

For people who know it, Cape Town is a city that can feel defined by its mind-boggling levels of inequality. But for travelers being catered to by the city’s sophisticated luxury travel market, Cape Town’s rampant challenges often stay shielded from view.<p>However, the city’s increasingly severe …

Cape Town

Cold-Weather Recipes

When the mercury dips, these cold-weather recipes--from stews, to brownies, to mac and cheese--will keep you warm and satisfied.View slideshow

Cooking

17 Healthy Breakfasts You Can Make in a Mug

As much as I wish I could start every day with a stack of pancakes or a luxurious omelet, I don't usually have the time to whip up fancy things like …

Breakfast