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This Banana Bread Recipe For One Person Is As Gorgeous As It Is Easy To Make

We've all been there before: You buy some bananas, and before you know it, they are suddenly way too ripe to enjoy. This is especially common during …

Breakfast

32 Surreal Places On Earth That Belong In A Dream. I’ve Never Wanted To Travel So Badly…

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>During the rainy season, the world’s largest salt flat becomes the world’s largest mirror. The Salar was born when several …

Scientists Edit Thousands Of Genes At Once With Upgraded CRISPR

When the gene-editing technology CRISPR first made a splash back in 2012, it foretold a future in which curing diseases might simply involve snipping …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

College & University

This Scandinavian diet created by a Danish CEO and dietitian has been hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'

When it comes to health and well-being, simplicity is key. If something can fit into your daily routine and not feel like too much of a chore, you're probably more likely to stick to it.<p>Suzy Wengel, a Danish dietitian who's the CEO of a biotech company, believes she has the answer to weight loss …

Weight Loss

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Patients aged over 60 who lose weight 'should be tested for cancer'

Weight loss in patients over the age of 60 should be urgently investigated, with one in seven cases among men likely to mean cancer, a major study has found.<p>The research by Oxford University found that losing weight is the key symptom of the disease, linked to at least 10 types of cancer.<p>Experts …

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Wellness

Brain never stops growing, scientists find, as elderly shown to have same number of new neurons as teens

The brain never stops growing, scientists have found in landmark discovery that could help treat degenerative diseases.<p>Previously researchers believed that the brain did not grow any new cells after childhood, which is why it is so much harder for adults to pick up new skills or learn a foreign …

A Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What's That Mean for People?

A promising new cancer "vaccine" that cured up to 97 percent of tumors in mice will soon be tested in humans for the first time — but experts say …

Cancer

Obesity is killing off people’s taste buds, and now scientists can explain why – Quartz

Through the years scientists have gleaned that obesity can impact a person’s ability to taste, but until recently it’s been unclear why.<p>Researchers at Cornell University report the discovery that, in mice, a tiny amount of inflammation driven by obesity actually reduced the number of taste buds on …

Body Fat

Ancient Earth Globe lets you travel back in time for a look at the planet

When dinosaurs roamed Earth, the planet looked like . . . what, exactly?<p>Scientists have plenty of theories about how the planet changed over time. Continents split. Water receded. Mass extinctions wiped out some forms of life and helped fuel others.<p>You can’t go back in time to see it in person, but …

Paleontology

This Tiny Tow-Behind That Sleeps Three Is The Ultimate Summer Camping Upgrade

The Little Guy MyPod weighs only 630 pounds and tows behind even the smallest of cars.<p>By<p>Mar 23 2018, 6:09 PM<p>When it comes to family camping, there …

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Breakfast

Obesity trigger identified within the human gut

iStock photo<p>The key chemical for happiness and sadness, serotonin, is also a force in our body’s weight gain and calorie control, and scientists say …

19 Tips a Weight-Loss Coach Won’t Tell You for Free

We got people on the inside to reveal the practical, actionable trade secrets they share with their clients. Here's how to lose weight, according to …

Lemon (or Lime) Curd Is Better Without Sugar—Seriously

The inspiration for Honey Lemon Curd came from (blogger and friend) Letty Flatt’s recipe for the same. I loved the idea of exchanging honey for sugar in a recipe where I knew that the honey would be a welcome flavor—in addition to being the sweetener. I decided a make-over of my own lemon curd …

Vegan Meringues Recipe

"These vegan meringues use the liquid from a tin of chickpeas as the substitute for egg whites - genius! Use these vegan meringues wherever you would …

Would alien life need to have DNA?

The DNA molecule is the foundation of all life… as we know it.<p>The role of DNA is to provide instructions that allow amino acids (the building blocks …

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

New research suggests that targeting a particular cell signaling pathway with the diabetes drug metformin might offer a way to stop the progression …

The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

The largest global community of tabletop fans weighs in<p>The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is <i>Gloomhaven</i>, the diceless dungeon crawler.<p>Other award-winning titles include <i>The</i> …

Battling skin cancer with a piece of tape instead of a scalpel

Put down the scalpel and bring out the tape.<p>That’s the prescription from La Jolla’s DermTech, which offers skin tests for melanoma using a special …

This 1 Activity Can Improve Your Mood and Mind (and Doesn't Require Money or Extras)

As little as 90 minutes of physical activity a week can supercharge your performance and protect you from cognitive decline.<p>If you're as busy as I am, finding the time to exercise can seem harder than bobsledding up a tree. But according to Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neuroscience and psychology …

Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your stamina -- or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise -- can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, found that women with high cardiovascular fitness, or high stamina, had an …

Dementia

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.<p>The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 per cent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.<p>It means, the vast majority of a person's ability to recognise and …

10 desserts you won't believe are actually healthy

When it comes to dessert, “healthy” is generally not the adjective most people look for. “Decadent,” “creamy,” “chocolatey,” and maybe even “sinful” are probably more enticing when the dessert menu appears. However, what if you could have your cake and eat it too, so to speak? Well, according to …

You Haven't Lived Until You've Tried This Easy, DIY Vegan Almond Bacon

There’s a secret in the plant-based cooking world: With the right spices, you can turn a number of things into crunchy, bacon-like objects. Here, …

Mini lab-created organs successfully check cancer treatments

Scientists used lab-grown cells from an individual's cancer tumor to study their response to different drugs, according to a new study published in …

Cancer