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The world’s newest mineral is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before

Putnisite is completely unique and “unrelated to anything,” scientists say<p>Sarah Wolfe<p>April 26, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>It's purple and pretty and composed of cube-like crystals just 0.5 mm in size.<p>But what really makes putnisite, the world's newest mineral, …

You may have billions and billions of good reasons for being unfit

Excerpt: "We have determined that our genome's ability to modify itself is partly hard-wired – the open question is how does our genome react to …

Exotic species are settling in at L.A. Zoo's new rain-forest exhibit

The Los Angeles Zoo's new Rainforest of the Americas exhibit doesn't open until Tuesday, but it is already filled with commotion.<p>Dwarf caimans and a giant bird-eating spider were exploring the creature comforts of their enclosures this week. Construction workers were inspecting thermostats and …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

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The mysteries of 'lucid' dreaming

Recent research into a kind of consciousness within the dream state is beginning to tell us more about the brain<p>One of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. We lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series …

Ancient flying reptile from China fills evolutionary gap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was the start of something big - really big.<p>The fragmentary remains of the Kryptodrakon progenitor found in the famed "dinosaur death pits" area of the Shishugou Formation in northwest China are seen in an undated illustration courtesy of Brian Andres. Scientists on …

The Week In Numbers: Powdered Booze, New Rules For E-Cigs, And More

<b>151</b>: minimum recommended rum proof for powdering<p><b>32 square meters</b>: the surface area of the average human gut<p><b>84 years</b>: the time it takes for 9 drops of pitch to fall<p><b>215 calls to poison centers per month</b>: involve e-cigarette liquids, one of the reasons the FDA has put new restrictions on vaping<p><b>35</b> …

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Scientists discover new rare genetic brain disorder

CHICAGO (Reuters) - International teams of researchers using advanced gene sequencing technology have uncovered a single genetic mutation responsible for a rare brain disorder that may have stricken families in Turkey for some 400 years.<p>The discovery of this genetic disorder, reported in two papers …

How to make the perfect chicken tikka masala

Like many great dishes, the origins of chicken tikka masala (or CTM, as it's known to aficionados) is a subject of spicy debate. Ahmed Aslam Ali claims he invented the dish, which bears a strong resemblance to Punjabi butter chicken, in his Glasgow restaurant in the early 1970s after a customer …

Delicious cake recipes from London bakery Konditor & Cook

The German-born baker Gerhard Jenne shares some of the recipes that have earned his London patisserie, Konditor & Cook, almost legendary status over the past 20 years<p>Ever since I trained as a baker and pastry chef in Germany, I dreamt of opening my own Konditorei. A Konditorei can be defined as a …

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Hearty Italian recipes from the Chiappa sisters

Sisters Michela, Emanuela and Romina Chiappa cook hearty, no-fuss family food inspired by their Italian heritage. Here they share three recipes from their first book<p><b>Aubergine and mozzarella bake (melanzane alla parmigiana)</b><p>This is layered like lasagne but made with aubergine instead of pasta. It is …

'Table for one, please': would you ever dine out alone at night in Britain?

A restaurant purely for solo diners only has opened up in Amsterdam. Radhika Sanghani, who loves eating out alone but gets funny looks for doing so, asks why it is still so taboo to order a table for one in Britain<p>A new restaurant has just opened in Amsterdam. Like most existing restaurants, …

Boozy self-saucing chocolate pud

Break through the spongey chocolate topping to reveal a puddle of sauce in this super-simple dessert with Irish cream liqueur<p>Ingredients<p>100g butter, …

Fabulous recipes with noodles

Fat or thin, hot or cold, rice or buckwheat, Vietnamese, Thai or Japanese, soupy or stir-fried – noodles are delicious, versatile, and incredibly easy to prepare<p>There’s an ongoing debate over who introduced the noodle to the West: was it Marco Polo himself? Returning Crusaders? Or had the Italians …