Jocelyn Robles

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How to make the perfect burger: Oxford food scientist claims to have answer

Oxford University chef says perfect burger is 7cm tall, should be eaten to music, given a name and should feel as good as it tastes<p>A leading food scientist claims to have created the perfect burger - and says that its smell and feel are more important than the taste.<p>The best burgers are 7cm tall, …

Recipes

Biohackers gear up for genome editing

Amateurs are ready and able to try the CRISPR technique for rewriting genes.<p>A complete lack of formal scientific training has not kept Johan Sosa …

'Adventure' gene linked to conservative politics - Futurity

Singaporean Chinese women with a particular variant of the Dopamine D4 receptor gene—the "adventure" gene—are generally more politically conservative.

How Neuroscience Is Helping Answer the Question ‘Who Am I?’

Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer’s help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don’t exist.<p>How do we know we exist? What is the self? These are some of the questions science writer Anil Ananthaswamy asks in his thought-provoking new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn’t There:</i> …

Consciousness

How smartphones can worsen blue feelings - Futurity

A new study suggests that depressed people who turn to their smartphones for relief may only be making things worse.

Mobile

A Guide to Detecting an Alien Apocalypse

To find intelligent extraterrestrial life, we might need to find proof of its demise.<p>For more than 50 years, we’ve been eavesdropping on the cosmos, searching for transmissions that would reveal the existence of intelligent, extraterrestrial life.<p>To date, nobody’s bothered to call.<p>Is it something …

Universe

People With Schizophrenia Have Different Throat Bacteria

This could be helpful for new treatments, faster diagnoses, and figuring out what causes the disease in the first place<p>The colonies of bacteria living in our throats could indicate whether or not a person has schizophrenia, according to a study published yesterday in the journal <i>Peer J</i>.<p>No one is …

Illicit Version Of Painkiller Fentanyl Makes Heroin Deadlier

Angelo Alonzo, a resident of Portland, Maine, says he nearly died last month after injecting what he believed to be a safe dose of heroin — the same amount he's taken before. But this time, he says, the drug knocked him to his knees.<p>"An amount that usually gives me a good mellow high was just way …

Fentanyl

3D Printed Fish Can Detect And Remove Toxins From Liquid

And could one day become medicine that you swallow<p>We all know that eating fish is good for your health, but what about fish shaped robots?<p>In a study published this month in <i>Advanced Materials</i>, researchers from UC San Diego announced that they'd figured out a way to 3D print tiny microrobots in the …

Plantwatch: Pretty weeds and alien space invaders

Himalayan balsam is in bloom, its stunning helmet-shaped flowers giving off a heady fragrance unlike any other plant. It is also spectacular, standing up to over 10ft tall and growing in dense clusters. But this is a highly contentious plant that can spread rapidly and colonise damp ground, and …

Stephen Hawking Aims To 'Get Under The Hood' Of A Black Hole Paradox

Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means<p>What would happen if you fell into a black hole?<p>This question is not only entertaining (you might turn into spaghetti, according to some theories), but it's also important to theoretical physicists. …

Is our desire for genetic answers cultural rather than scientific?

Genes and the Bioimaginary, by Professor Deborah Lynn Steinberg, investigates whether the foundations of much genetic research are scientifically sound<p>The last few decades have seen what some describe as a “genetic revolution”. Advances in genetic science have seen genes become all-encompassing in …

Best Lunch Box Ever

• <b>Author:</b> Katie Sullivan Morford<p>Best Lunch Box Ever is full of recipes, ideas, and strategies for packing creative and healthful lunches for kids, solving what is for many parents the most taxing of daily chores. Kids will love the scrumptiousness, while busy moms and dads will appreciate the quick …

Healthy Eating

The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Haylie Pomroy<p><b>Turn your kitchen into a secret weapon for losing up to 20 pounds in 28 days through the fat-burning power of food!</b> <br>Use food as medicine to cook your way healthy in this must have companion to the bestselling diet sensation, The Fast Metabolism Diet. You will find <b>over 200</b> …

Recipes

12 Things the Internet Taught Us to Make With Avocados (There's Pasta! And Pie!)

You know about avocado toast, but avocado...pie?<p>Our love for avocados knows no bounds. We pile it on toast. We sneak it into smoothies. We blend it with sour cream because we're crazy like that. But, as with so many other areas of life, it turns out the Internet (and YouTube in particular) had much …

Recipes

Low Carb Cookbook: Everyday Low Carb Recipes to Lose Weight & Feel Great

• <b>Author:</b> Mendocino Press<p>A diet heavy in carbohydrates can lead to weight gain, high cholesterol, and put you at an alarming risk for heart disease and diabetes. <i>Low Carb Cookbook</i> will show you how to adopt a low carb diet so you can melt away those extra pounds and permanently reduce your risk of …

Low-carb Diet

Google uses Search as a secret job interview tool

Shutterstock<p>Google is well known for its love of puzzles and leaving little hidden secrets dotted around and it turns out that the company applies similar techniques while it is on the hunt for new employees too.<p>Max Rosett, a new Google employee, blogged about his recent recruitment experience at …

Employment

'Rosenwald' documentary looks at Jewish philanthropist who helped black schools

Inspired by the Jewish ideals of <i>tzedakah</i> (charity) and <i>tikkun olam</i> (repairing the world), Julius Rosenwald partnered with African American communities to fund some 5,300 schools for African American children in the Jim Crow-era South.<p>The Rosenwald Fund also gave fellowships during the Depression to …

Maya Angelou

5 Underwater Restaurants And Bars Around The World

<i>by Lauren Kilberg, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of Anatara Kihavah Villas<p>These five incredible spots offer the unreal experience of dining and drinking underwater -- no scuba gear necessary.<p><b>1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant</b><p>Ithaa boasts the title of the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant, located …

Man seen with missing UVA student Hannah Graham faces driving charge

A man seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared was being sought Sunday on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, police announced at a news conference.<p>Virginia State Police issued the warrants for Jesse Matthew on Saturday after he left the Charlottesville …

Group files petition to close California's last nuclear plant

An environmental group filed a petition Tuesday seeking to shut down California's last remaining nuclear power plant until regulators have taken a more extensive look at its ability to withstand an earthquake.<p>The filing by Friends of the Earth came a day after the group released a confidential …

Nuclear Energy

Hundreds of Convicted Killers Slipping Through Texas Loophole

A loophole in Texas law is opening the cell doors for hundreds of convicted killers and other violent criminals and setting dates for their early …

Crime