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How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Linguistics

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trial<p>Australian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.<p>A Melbourne-based study has already transformed …

Biomedicine

Do common drugs really cause dementia?

Media reports of a recent study suggesting a wide variety of common drugs can increase the chances of getting dementia are more sensationalism than science<p>If you looked at the news at all yesterday, you will likely have heard about a new study that claims an alarming range of common drugs - …

Mental Health

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

How to Spend Less Money on Your Favorite Ingredients

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: This New Year, resolve to hack your way to a better, fancier ingredients -- without</i> …

Personal Finance

Here Is Every Ingredient in Your Favorite Fast-Food French Fries

I'll never forget my high-school nutrition teacher telling us to be wary of any food that has more than five ingredients. Most fast food fries go far beyond that rule of thumb.<p>With the help of Grant Imahara, a former Mythbuster, McDonald's has tried to myth-bust their way into explaining why the …

Food

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

Beaches

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

Cooking

The Jerusalem Artichoke (Or Sunchoke) Is The Fugly Vegetable You Should Be Eating

These are Jerusalem artichokes. They're also called a sunchokes.<p>No, sunchokes are not the most beautiful vegetable on the block. You've probably dismissed them in the produce aisle, brushing the tubers off as wonky, distant cousins of the potato. But don't let yourself be confused by their …

Cooking

Close encounter with distant Pluto getting under way

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world.<p>"The pictures are what we're all waiting for," Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator, told CNN.<p>Up until now, …

Solar System

The official and unofficial stories of Google in space

Google have invested in SpaceX, a company founded on the idea of private space flights to Mars. But there are alternative narratives for the tech giant’s race into space<p>A week ago, Elon Musk launched his new SpaceX satellite lab in Seattle. He plans to provide satellite internet access via a …

Space Travel

Use The Whole Vegetable: Waste Less, Discover Recipes You Never Knew Existed

Food waste is a huge problem, and that's an understatement. According to World Bank estimates, up to one third of the food produced worldwide is thrown away. The proportions get worse in the United States, where Americans throw away almost half of their food. All this is going on while about 49 …

Cooking

Keep Calm and Put Down the Sriracha

It has come to my attention that some of you are becoming unable to eat good food unless it is spiced to within an inch of its life.<p>I've been …

9 Super Bowl Snacks That Aren't Wings

Why do wings get to have all the fun come Super Bowl Sunday? Change up your usual game-day menu with these party-ready snacks.<p><b>TATER TOT NACHOS</b><p>Sub in crunchy potatoes for tortilla chips and you've got a winner. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>SAVORY MONKEY BREAD</b><p>Snack on this ooey, gooey cheese-filled bread as you …

Cooking

Super Bowl Party Fun for the Whole Family (With Recipes)

Even if you don't like football, the Super Bowl is a great reason to get family and friends together for a party. Instead of making it an adults only affair, why not invite the whole family and have a great, family friendly shindig? We have everything you need to keep everyone entertained and fed …

Cooking

The Quietest Place In America Is One Square Inch In Olympic National Park

As travelers, we're always looking for places to unplug, unwind and totally disconnect from the hectic world we live in. Away from human buzz, we're able to get in touch with ourselves while truly getting away.<p>So apparently, <b>we should head to this single square inch of land in Olympic National Park</b> …

National Parks

Huge asteroid set to fly past Earth – get that telescope ready

Nasa says asteroids pass Earth often, but size of 2004 BL86 is unusual Another object of comparable scale isn’t scheduled to pass for another 12 years<p>The closest pass to Earth by a large asteroid until 2027 is due to happen on Monday, according to Nasa, which said the half-kilometre wide object …

Astronomy

Rationing ravens to merciful monkeys: can animals be altruistic?

Is there a conscious generosity in how ravens or bats share food, or monkeys or elephants save others, or is it simply the selfish instinct of group survival?<p>Bernd Heinrich was on a hike through the woods of New England when he observed something which would go on to change our perception of animal …

Behavior

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

Sundance 2015 review: Going Clear – Scientology film preaches to converted

Alex Gibney’s documentary about L Ron Hubbard’s religion – reportedly vetted by 160 lawyers – makes for entertaining and dismaying viewing, but new revelations are a little thin on the ground<p>Anyone who has seen Tom Cruise jump on Oprah Winfrey’s couch knows he can be a bit of a kook. That …

Religion

Meet The New King Of Saudi Arabia

King Salman has a history of maintaining order in the royal family. A look at the man who will now rule a country that holds one-sixth of the world’s oil reserves.<p>Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday and was quickly succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman. Both men come from …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

New Mexico

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Biology

Is this proof that male and female brains really are wired differently?

Study finds that men are less likely to react to emotional images, and forget them much quicker than women<p>The oft-repeated mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus has been lent credence by a major new study, which claims to show that the two genders process emotion differently.<p>Not …

The Brain

Why are men more likely than women to take their own lives?

This week saw the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, appeal for the widespread adoption of a “zero suicide” campaign in the NHS. This is admirable, but a concerted effort to prevent people from taking their own lives would be more effective if we understood why suicide is a particularly male …

Mental Health

18 Weird and Crazy Facts About Germany

<i>By Barbara Woolsey</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Germany has a reputation for being a straight-laced, by-the-books country -- but plenty of weirdness bubbles just below the surface. Honestly, "Sprockets" isn't that far-fetched. As it turns out, there's more than enough weird and wacky going down between the …

Europe

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Why you don't need God

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was January 2014 and I was sitting on the beach in Malibu looking out at the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean, ebbing and flowing. I had just begun a personal project of challenging my lifelong assumption that God exists.<p>You see, I had been a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for 19 years. I …

Religion

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Thiel