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Is the placenta the missing link connecting genes, environment and schizophrenia?

A compelling new study suggests that activity in the placenta could be the missing link connecting environmental factors with genetics in relation to …

Neuroscience

New Oceans Study Could Alter Climate Predictions

A study published Monday in Nature Geoscience discovered a new factor that is lowering the rate at which oceans absorb carbon dioxide, a finding that …

Climate Change

A protein activated by nicotine provides insight into how fat cells burn energy

Weight gain has often been noted as a side effect of quitting smoking, and research has well established that nicotine can function as an appetite …

Medical Research

Who Was Henrietta Lacks and What Are HeLa Cells?

Unlike other cancer cells, the cells of Henrietta Lacks did not die within a few days. Instead, they doubled their numbers in 24 hours and continued …

Genetics

Mystery of Earth's Missing Nitrogen Solved

Experts used to think nearly all nitrogen in soil came directly from the atmosphere, sequestered by microbes or dissolved in rain. But it turns out …

Seafloor

Postbiotics and smart toilets: new era of harnessing our microbial chemicals to keep us slim and healthy

Ever since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin growing naturally on a petri dish, we have been aware of the power of chemicals produced by …

Microbiology

Coming to Grips with the Implications of Quantum Mechanics

The question is no longer whether quantum theory is correct, but what it means

Quantum Physics

California's New Digital License Plates Give You the Chance to Finally Be the "ASSMAN"

You’ve had that perfect personalized plate in mind for years, and some jerkoff already got it. Well, if you live in Sacramento, you’re in luck. A new …

eReaders

The Burger Lab

• <b>The Burger Lab</b><p>The Burger Lab Teriyaki BurgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Homemade Burger King Whopper-Style CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Pimento-Jalapeño CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Thick and Juicy Home-Ground Grilled CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger …

Cooking

Want To Know What Technologies Are Coming In The Future? There's a Database For That

Spider silk transformed into fiber for tissue reconstruction; paper that conducts electricity; renewable diesel fuel; and new techniques for regenerating aging or diseased skin. These are just a handful of examples from a new database of over 1,300 new technologies currently making their way …

Startups

The best Apple Watch accessory on the planet just got a rare discount on Amazon

If you have an Apple Watch and you buy just one accessory for it, this should be the accessory. The Pantheon Portable Wireless Apple Watch Magnetic …

Tech Trends

Generation Z is already moving away from Facebook, and 8 more industries could be next

Ishan Goel, a 19-year-old marketing strategist with the Mark Cuban Companies, said it was "not cool" for his fellow Gen Zers to be on Facebook. For today's teens, Facebook is just a tool for group chats or keeping up with parents.<p>"People aren't wanting to post stuff consistently," Goel told …

Ralph Lauren

Pret A Manger Is Getting a New Owner—and Its Employees Are Getting Bonuses

The company that owns Panera, Krispy Kreme, and Peet’s is welcoming British sandwich chain Pret A Manger to the family with a £1,000 bonus ($1,323) …

Coffee

The 23 Best Cycling Apps

Although using a smartphone while actually cycling is generally frowned upon (unless you have a snazzy handlebar mount) there are few groups better …

Apps

The 7 Furniture Arranging Mistakes Interior Designers Always Notice

We try our best when it comes to decorating, but sometimes, no matter how much thought we give to a room, something still feels off. It's hard to put …

Home Decorating

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

Do This Right Now to Get More Hours in the Day Tomorrow

In her new book Off The Clock, TED speaker and time management expert Laura Vanderkam swears by time dividends. Here's how to get more hours this week<p>Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, whose new book <i>Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done</i> is out today, taught me something …

Investing

Alan Rickman's Personal Letters Reveal Frustration with Role as Snape in Harry Potter Films

It’s nearly impossible to imagine the <i>Harry Potter</i> film franchise without Alan Rickman, but the man who brought Professor Severus Snape to life on the …

Harry Potter

These Creamy Mushroom Chicken Thighs Are a One-Pan Wonder — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP<p>Key concepts to …

Happiness

This Garlicky Chicken with Mozzarella Is a Dinner Dream

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

‘Lethal Weapon’ Star Clayne Crawford Has Been Fired, And Fox Is Scrambling For A New Lead

After weeks of news placing <i>Lethal Weapon</i> star Clayne Crawford, who plays Riggs, firmly on the bubble for his “hostile behavior,” multiple sources have told <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> that he’s officially been fired from the show. Fox is currently scrambling to find a replacement to play his character. …

Scientists Say Our Sun's Death Will Be Even Creepier Than We Thought

Our sun is still in its glory years at the ripe age of 4.5 billion years. In about 10 billion years, the sun’s core will lose massive amounts of …

Pain de Campagne - Country French Bread Recipe

"I got this recipe out of a novel and made some minor changes. It is a yummy French bread that is worth the wait."<p>Ingredients<p>For the Poolish:<p>1/2 …

Here's How to Make a Jar of Pasta Sauce Taste Homemade

Don't have much time to cook dinner? Grab your pasta pot—it's Spaghetti Night (or Chicken Penne Night or Lasagna Skillet Night...you get the idea). …

These Easy Paleo Crockpot Recipes Will Keep You Healthy and Full

The idea of going Paleo can seem daunting at first, especially if you're new to the clean eating movement. Known as the "caveman diet," this …

Cooking

14 Classic Fall Comfort Food Dinners Under 500 Calories

There's a lot to love about fall: Crunchy leaves, boots, Harry Potter movie marathons on TV. Still, what I look forward to most about the season is …

31 delicious one-pot recipes

My brother-in-law and I are the same kind of cooks — it's been described that we will grab every clean mixing bowl or pot in a kitchen and dirty it …

Cooking

A robot named Heliograf got hundreds of stories published last year

Robots are taking our jobs, no doubt about it. Just in the past year we’ve seen barista robots, fast-food robots, pizza delivery robots, and even a …

Journalism

Is Every NYC Girl Wearing These Jeans Now?

Take a quick browse through our massive New York street style roundup, and you'll notice a few key trends like bold outfits mixing unexpected color …

Street Style