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Is vegetable oil making us fat?

Do you regularly reach for the vegetable oil when frying, in the belief that it's better for you than using butter?<p>By doing so, you replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats – a move that previous scientific advice suggested would help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart and …

A Robot Lawyer Is Officially Assisting With Refugee Applications

A Timely Cause<p>When Joshua Browder developed the chatbot for DoNotPay, the original idea was just to help people out with their traffic ticket woes. …

Chatbots

TrumpBeat: Is Trump Already Messing With Government Data?

<i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. Want to get</i> …

Health Care

Triple-Layer Chocolate-Caramel Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Chocolate-Caramel Ganache: Stir together chocolate chips, corn syrup, and, if desired, bourbon in a large bowl. Set …

Dessert

Earth Was Almost Hit By an Asteroid and No One Saw it Coming

Asteroid 2017 AG13 was only spotted by scientists at the last minute.<p>On Monday, while you were watching Meryl Streep's viral Globes speech or doing whatever else to fill the void, planet Earth came dangerously close to being hit by a small asteroid. Asteroid 2017 AG13—as it has since been dubbed—is …

Space

Physicists plan to test a new theory about the speed of light to explain what Einstein’s theory can’t

One of the oddest things about our universe is that it has some fundamental constants. These constants—such as the speed of light in a vacuum—have numerical values that don’t change no matter what conditions you test them under.<p>The speed of light in a vacuum had been measured by many physicists in …

Physics

Scientists just discovered a huge body of ice on Mars

For years, scientists have been researching Mars, sending rovers (with more to come) onto the planet to explore our second-closest planetary …

Geo-boffins say 'quake lifted bits of New Zealand by 8 metres, moved at 3km/second

<b>VIDEOS</b> Reefs lift from sea and drain, roads cut, house torn off foundationsNew Zealand's geoscience agency GNS Science has released videos showing …

New Zealand

Sphero's Force Band can now control your home over IFTTT

Sphero's motion-tracking Force Band can now control more than a tiny (and utterly adorable) BB-8 droid. The company has teamed up with If This Then That (IFTT) to integrate the "force" with countless apps and smart home devices. IFTTT, if you need a reminder, is a service that lets you automate …

Scientists Think They Finally Found Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars

We’ve written about why scientists believe Mars is one of the places in our solar system most likely to have alien life. There are a few reasons, but …

The best cookie in every state

Cookies come in all shapes and forms.<p>We asked Yelp to help us hunt down the best cookie in each state.<p>To create this list, Yelp took several things into consideration:<p>• A restaurant's number of reviews and its star rating<br>• Reviews and photos that mention cookies<p>From ginger snaps to chocolate chip …

Dessert

Love it or Hate it, This Airline's Bikini Uniform is Earning Them Billions

If most 20-something guys could have their way, they'd probably have girls wearing nothing but bikinis. Well, that or lingerie (come on, we've all …

Swimwear

See What It Took For Becca to Lose 106 Pounds — the Before and After Photos Are Stunning

We see so many moving weight-loss stories, and each of them are uniquely inspirational and powerful. Yet with every story we come across, it's not often you get to see weight loss in the 100-plus-pounds club! That's why we're so moved by Becca's story — that kind of transformation takes …

Fart Blamed for Causing a Fire During Surgery at a Tokyo Hospital

This surgery sounds like a total nightmare. According to a new Tokyo Medical University Hospital report, a patient’s fart during surgery apparently …

Physiology

Records: Mom solicited men to sexually assault daughter, 10

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl who was found dead and dismembered told police she looked for men online and at work to sexually assault her daughter, according to search warrants in the case.<p>The documents showed Michelle Martens told police that she had set up …

Crime

How Accutane Saved Me From Depression

The drug has been linked to severe depression. But it completely saved me from mine.<p>Mornings were the worst. I felt dread before I even opened my eyes. I knew what I'd see in the mirror, but each day, I hoped it would be different. It never was. My teenage face was still crowded with painful acne …

Skin Care

Dropbox Paper wants to shred Slack and Google Docs

Dropbox has just entered the competitive space of online collaboration software, and it hopes to overcome its late start with a simple, intuitive tool called Paper.<p>Currently in private beta, Dropbox’s Paper is part Google Docs and part Slack, which just goes to show you how late the company is — …

Madonna Gets Freaky On Stage With Her Biggest Fan

What a lucky fan!

Entertainment

Sexual Harassment Case Shines Light On Science's Dark Secret

A sexual harassment case is sending shock waves through the scientific community this week, and raising questions nationwide about how common sexual harassment is in science and why so little is typically done to stop it.<p>A six-month investigation by the University of California, Berkeley concluded …

Sexual Harassment

FCC proposes subsidizing high-speed internet for low-income households

One of the Federal Communications Commission's biggest goals has been getting all Americans online, and today it's proposing new support for households that can't afford access. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing that the FCC begin providing subsidies on internet …

Net Neutrality

Fiat Chrysler, Honda and BMW expand airbag recall

<b>Three big carmakers have expanded recalls of vehicles with faulty airbags.</b><p>The move from Fiat Chrysler, Honda and BMW comes after Takata Corp, the Japanese airbag maker last week said the number of vehicles affected was 53 million globally.<p>Of that figure, 34 million are in the US, making it the …

Airbags

Apple quietly bought an unusual startup

Apple has quietly acquired augmented reality startup Metaio, a project initially launched by Volkswagen back in 2003.<p>Metaio’s site said it wasn’t …

Augmented Reality

Taco Bell is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its menu this year

But don't order that extra Beefy Fritos® Burrito just yet<p>If your Taco Bell order tastes a little funky next year, it might not be from the questionable quality of the meat. Today, everyone's favorite provider of FourthMeal announced that it will remove artificial colors and flavors, high fructose …

Food

Now that Android Auto is here, get ready to sell your car

This is how the car-sharing economy really starts to shine<p>On a recent trip to San Francisco, I crossed the bridge connecting SFO's terminals to board the light rail, commuting a couple stops down the line to the rental car garage. I walked past what seemed like 20 aisles of 100 cars each in the …

Android Auto