Kelly Merchant-Lazaar

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Get your head around the most mind-bending concepts in science

The idea of an infinite multitude of universes is forced on us by physics. But the multiverse takes many forms – and we’re still finding our place …

Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

Heat the olive oil in a small (8-inch) skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots, and sauté, stirring frequently, until …

Lemon Gelato – Simple Italian Recipe

This lemon gelato is so refreshing, sweet, creamy, and very delicious! It has a nice, zesty, unique lemon flavor that will take your breath away! You …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

11 Low-Carb Lunches That Aren't Just Salads

If you're trying to stick to a low-carb diet, by now you've probably realized that it's hard to find lunches that make the cut. Sure, salads are an …

This Is Exactly What to Eat in 24 Hours to Get (and Stay) in Shape

There are few things more empowering than feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin. And for better or for worse, summertime (and all of the …

I revisited my 23andMe results that can now tell whether you may have an increased risk of cancer — here's what it was like

The test gave me information as varied as how much DNA I share with our Neanderthal ancestors, how much caffeine I most likely consume, and whether I may have a unibrow. It also let me know whether I'm carrying certain genetic variations related to diseases that could be passed on to kids.<p>In April …

Molecular Biology

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Unicorn Bark Will Cheer You Up and Fill You Up

This unicorn bark might be one of the prettiest snack around — and it's healthy. Sweetened with just a touch of honey, the colors of the pastel yogurt bark come from fruit, which also adds flavor to this cheery snack. Watch the video to see how you make it and then check out the recipe …

11 Expert Meal Prep Tips Anyone Who Likes Cooking Should Know

Faster and more delicious meal prep with the pros.<p>For lots of us, weekly meal prep just might be the answer. But anyone who's tried it knows how boring it can be to open your container on Thursday night and face the same food <i>yet again</i>.<p>But Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, pro chefs and founders of …

3 recipes that will make you love your slow cooker again

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published Dec. 12, 2016. We're bringing it back because we still love slow-cooker dishes.</i><p>Slow Cooker Mustard …

Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time

Theoretical physicists striving to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into an all-encompassing theory of quantum gravity face what’s …

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

NASA: Latest images of Saturn's mysterious hexagon jet stream snapped by Cassini spacecraft

The mission will continue till April 22 next year when the spacecraft will fly by Saturn's moon Titan closely.<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently took …

Two Must-Read Science Books -- And Why You've Only Heard Of One

Precision medicine fans were treated this year to two must-read popular science books–one you’ve probably heard of, written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York physician-author, the other, less familiar, produced by a self-published biotechnology writer who grew up “shoveling pig sh-t” on a farm …

John Glenn: A Life in Pictures

Space Shuttle

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Time Travel