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Scientists hope new enzyme will 'eat' plastic pollution

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems.<p>Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while …

Pollution

Dear Husband, If You Want Me, Tell Me

Dear Husband,<p>Look at me. Like, really look at me. Tell me I'm pretty. Tell me I'm sexy. Tell me you adore and desire me, that you are lucky to have me by your side.<p>I'm in my 30s, haven't had children, and most of the time feel confident about how I look. I'm in my prime, and I'm not ready to settle …

Relationships

Why does an octopus have more than one heart?

As if these tentacled wonders weren’t already alien enough, the octopus' three hearts and blue copper-rich blood seals the deal.<p>Octopuses have three …

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

New Giant Viruses Further Blur the Definition of Life

A newfound pair of giant viruses have massive genomes and the most complete resources for building proteins ever seen in the viral world. They have …

Biology

Learning to Live With a Partner Who Never Says ‘I Love You’

<i>Welcome to It’s Complicated, stories on the sometimes frustrating, sometimes confusing, always engrossing subject of modern relationships. (Want to</i> …

Komodo dragon blood might save human lives. Getting it isn’t easy.

For thousands of years, Komodo dragons have thrived on an isolated chain of rocky Indonesian islands despite competing with other venomous reptiles, hunting deer and buffalo capable of crushing bone with a single kick and dealing with annual monsoons, tsunamis and drought.<p>The reason for their …

Microbiology

Christian Louboutin Just Created Its Most Fanciful, Over-the-Top Shoes Yet

Christian Louboutin is here to bring you the best eye candy you've seen in a while. The brand has collaborated with talented Indian couture designer …

Footwear

What Your Favorite Disney Princesses Would Look Like In 2017

We'd definitely follow them on Instagram.<p>Here’s what Disney princesses would look like in a whole new <i>modern</i> world.<p>Using graphic design software, artist Fernanda Suarez depicts our favorite princesses living their best Instagram lives in 2017. Here’s Ariel, with perfect mermaid hair, sun-kissed …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Scientific breakthrough sees creation of antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains

Scientists have developed an antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains.<p>Already tested on monkeys, trials on human beings could begin next year, the BBC reported.<p>Up until now, HIV has been difficult to treat because of its ability to mutate and change its appearance.<p>Eventually, the human body …

20 adventurous places in India every student can backpack to on a shoestring budget

India is a vast country and it is indeed beyond any traveller to choose one particular region as a favourite, amongst all the breathtaking places in …

5 Weird Signs You're More Creative Than Average | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be creative, and why not? Who wouldn't want to dream up a world-changing business idea, best-selling novel, or hit pop song. But here's a more difficult question for you: would you like to live day to day life as a highly creative person?<p>While the fruits of creativity are …

Creativity

Relationships: Four Things Guys Should Remember.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) One of the greatest joys in life is finding someone to spend your days with. Women are not the only …

Relationships

This Airline Will Stop Assigning Middle Seats to Solo Female Travelers

There's nothing quite like making your way down the aisle of an aircraft only to realize that your seat is one of those dreaded B or E's. …

16 One-Pot Dinners That Are Actually Healthy

Because easy and good-for-you don't have to be mutually exclusive.

A Single Mutation Is Responsible for Gingers Burning in the Sun

Red hair signals something dangerously wrong inside your cells.<p>Summer’s coming — which means red heads everywhere are cringing at the prospect of …

Mutations

What doctors can tell about your health just by looking at your skin

If you aren't sure whether that spot on your arm is a weird freckle, mole, or something more ominous, you should get it checked out by a dermatologist. But weird moles are not the only things to look out for.<p>Your skin — which is the largest and fastest-growing organ in your body — can reveal much …

Black Milk’s latest fashion line is Marvel-ous

Black Milk Clothing, that Australian purveyor of nerdy leggings and other fashionable faves, is at it again, and we can’t help but marvel at the …

Cruel restaurant's Wi-Fi password is the answer to this ridiculous math question

Some things in this world should be hassle free, and Wi-Fi is one of them.<p>YaYa's Thai restaurant located in San Antonio, Texas, created a brilliant …

See the Best 2017 Wedding Dresses Before They Hit the Bridal Fashion Week Runways

It's the most wonderful time of the year — Bridal Fashion Week! For us that means hundreds of the most beautiful wedding dresses strutting down the fashion week runways. Some of our favorite designers gave us a preview of what wedding dresses will look like in 2017, sharing sketches of the designs …

Semolina Cake with Oranges

8 Servings<p>The semolina bakes into a crunchy layer on the top and bottom but stays moist and delicate within.<p>October 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Syrup<p>2 bay leaves<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice<p>Cake and Assembly<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled, plus more …

Recipes

'Captain America: Civil War' concept art released

"Captain America: Civil War" is out on Blu-ray and DVD now. While Marvel has released plenty of behind-the-scenes featurettes and a gag reel, the studio has now released a bunch of concept art from the film.<p>Keep reading to see some of the early artwork which helped bring "Civil War" to the big …

10 Scientific Hoaxes That The World Totally Fell For

Glued bones and fake giants.<p>Every now and then, a scientific discovery comes along that is just so wild that you can't wrap your head around it at …

Our Most Popular Rooms in August Photos

August’s long, lazy days are all about relaxation before the back-to-school (and start of New York Fashion Week) frenzy of September is upon us. A look at Pinterest shows us this month was a mix of staying in the soothing present and getting excited about giving spaces stylish makeovers. The homes …

Interior Design

3 easy DIY repairs for broken zippers

<b>Save your clothes with these easy fixes for common zipper problems.</b><p>You go to pull up the zipper and oh dear. The slider part is attached to only one …

Sewing

How to fight sweet cravings when sugar is everywhere

Cravings are a real thing. They take over your mind and body. I have been at home, in my pajamas, exhausted from a long day, and I catch myself opening every cupboard and drawer in my kitchen searching for any morsel of sugar I can find, debating whether I should jump in the car and go get some ice …

Nutrition

Six Pokémon Go tips for the ultimate beginner

If you're not quite sure what a Pokémon is, this one's for you<p>If you’re here, it’s because everyone you know is talking about one thing: <i>Pokémon Go</i>, the new iOS and Android game that’s sending people outside in droves. But maybe you’re not yet one of them, because, well, you’re not really sure what</i> …

Pokémon

Pokémon GO and 10 More Apps That Make You Exercise

July 2016 might as well be renamed, "The Month of Pokémon GO." Released to iOS and Android on July 5th, within two weeks the nostalgic 90s game that …

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2016: The Dreamiest Dresses On The Catwalk

From Chanel, to Versace.<p>Haute Couture Fashion Week 2016 has almost come to a close in Paris and we're already reminiscing over the magical runway …