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Alex Guarnaschelli's Mac and Cheese Recipe Is Out of This World

Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli knows a thing or two about getting a delicious dinner on the table. But if you really want to wow your guests, …

Recipes

This company is making an at-home CRISPR kit to find out what’s making you sick

‘When I think of CRISPR, I really think of biology’s search engine’<p>A new biotech company co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna is developing a device that uses CRISPR to detect all kinds of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and Zika. The tech is still just in prototype phase, but research …

This Camera Can See the Mantis Shrimp's Invisible World

The ocean is more than dim and blue.<p>To the human eye, adapted for land, the underwater landscape can appear too dim, too blurry, and too blue. It’s easy to get lost.<p>To mantis shrimp, however, the ocean environment is richly textured and varied. For a small glimpse of the mantis shrimp’s view of the …

'A last line of defense': IBM lab designs molecule to kill drug-resistant superbugs

As a scientist at IBM’s Almaden Research Laboratory, James Hedrick was well aware of the global problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can turn a minor scrape into a death sentence.<p>But the threat turned personal after he had routine knee surgery. Sudden excruciating pain signaled …

Just in Time for Gin and Tonic Season

As we enter gin and tonic season, here’s a new way to enjoy the typical cooler. This version, called the Classico, is served at Socarrat, a group of paella restaurants, Spain being a country that’s mad for gin and tonic. It’s a beauty, served in a big stemmed wine goblet, not the usual highball …

Fever-Tree

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Might Have a Crucial Hormonal Link

Finally, some answers.<p>For years, a line has divided millions of patients from their doctors, separating those who experience the debilitating effects …

Fewer heart attack patients die when top cardiologists are away at conferences, study finds

Heart attack patients are more likely to survive when top cardiologists are not in the hospital, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that when heart specialists are away at academic conferences, the survival rate at their hospitals actually improves.<p>They believe that …

Biomedicine

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

The top 10 under-the-radar world destinations to add to your travel bucket list

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Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Cancer, Study Says

Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study.<p>The research, published Wednesday in</i> …

5 dreamy European castles on Airbnb where you can *actually* stay

When it comes to my regularly scheduled Netflix time, I’m more into feel-good TV shows than <i>Downton Abbey–</i>esque period pieces or <i>Game of</i> …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You've sent off your awkwardly-collected saliva sample, and you're awaiting your results. If your experience is anything like that of me and my mom, you may find surprises — not the dramatic "switched at birth" kind, but results …

Genealogy

Gut bacteria linked to cataclysmic epidemic that wiped out 16th-century Mexico

The mysterious pestilence is thought to have killed up to 80 percent of the population.<p>In the wake of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in …

Scientists Develop Important Tool for Connecting Poo Bacteria to Health

Your poop is a living forest. Seriously! Hundreds of species of microbes thrive inside of you, helping you to live your best life. Everyone’s …

Biology

This stunning Japanese island you've probably never heard of is the top trending travel destination for 2018

Ishigaki, a stunning white island in Japan's Okinawa archipelago, is the top trending travel destination for 2018 on TripAdvisor — but you'd be forgiven for never having heard of it.<p>The Japanese island has topped TripAdvisor's "Destinations on the Rise" list, which, as part of its sixth annual …

The Best Bacon in America

A comprehensive survey of the finest bacons in these United States.<p>1 of 13<p>Best Non-Belly Bacon: Uncured Loin Bacon from Mangalitsa by …

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Grilled Cheese

In honor of #NationalGrilledCheeseDay, we cooked up more than a dozen different riffs on the classic toasty cheese sandwich. In a casual office poll, …

Best Grilled Cheese in the U.S.

Forget about basic cheddar on white: these 22 restaurants are taking grilled cheese to a whole new level. We have collected the best grilled cheese …

Richard Branson Says You Should Do 3 Things to Achieve More Happiness in 2018 | Inc.com

Every year, it is estimated that one in four people struggle with a mental health problem. In fact, according to <i>Psychology Today</i>, an estimated 15 million Americans a year struggle with depression.<p>One of my own family members has grappled with depression for decades, so I understand it firsthand. …

Happiness

Diabetes drug found to reverse symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer's mice

The fascinating connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease has been studied for several years, with some scientists going so far as to …

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their harmful effect on the climate.<p>Nuclear energy offers some advantages over renewables, …

Nuclear Energy

'Is Ian cured? Maybe': the astonishing cancer treatment of Australia's chief scientist

For the first time, we’re getting patients where the cancer is just gone – you can’t see it any more Howard Gurney<p>I had no symptoms at all until this just dropped out of the sky Ian Chubb<p>My new mantra is ‘take nothing for granted’ Ian Chubb<p>“One of my kids said to me it was the first time in their …

Immunotherapy

52 amazing holidays to take in 2018 – one for every week of the year

Whether you’re after half-term sunshine, a trip to the Antarctic or simply something new, here we map your year with the perfect holiday ideas for every week of 2018.<p>January<p>1. Get back in shape in Surrey<p><b>January 1-7</b><p>The dawn of a new year will often spark the urge to be healthier – but this instinct …

Travel

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

Why the Berkeley Food Tour Is My Favorite Holiday Tradition

When it comes to food and the holidays, most people eagerly anticipate the chance to have some home-cooked meals. Maybe it’s all tied to your grandmother’s famous lamb roast, which she only makes once a year. Or maybe, it’s simply the opportunity to have someone else cook for you.<p>Regardless, not …

Ice Cream

Best Burgers in the U.S.

The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at …

32 Stylish Interiors All Men Will Love

If you follow our Instagram @stylishmanmag, you know we have an obsession with stylish and masculine interiors. We regularly feature lofts, bathrooms …

Footwear

This Is the Ultimate Bucket List for the Most Devoted Disney Theme Park Fans

Think you love Disney? Prove it.<p>You’ve stayed at every hotel on the monorail line, visited Disneyland for its 60th birthday — maybe you’ve even …

Walt Disney Company

Five Restaurants To Try on a Road Trip to the Grand Canyon

From the right spot on Fremont Street, it’s possible to witness a strange sunset ritual. Helicopters appear on the horizon, hovering in a perfectly straight line on their way back to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon. For most people, the Grand Canyon is a bucket list item symbolizing the greatest of …