Katie McCormick

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Our Early Ancestors Stalked Terrifying, Eight-Foot-Tall Sloths

When humankind entered North America, fifteen thousand years ago or more, it entered a world of giants—woolly mammoths, dire wolves, sabre-toothed cats, short-faced bears (effectively grizzlies on stilts). But, by the end of the Ice Age, about ten thousand years ago, the megafauna was mostly gone, …

The Top 5 Trader Joe's Novelty Breakfast Foods

Take a look into the best Trader Joe’s breakfast foods. You’ll be forced to admit that no grocery store does breakfast quite like Trader Joe’s, and …

Mozzarella-Stuffed Peppadews With Prosciutto

Step 1<p>Preheat the broiler. Cut mozzarella into 24 ½-inch pieces. Stuff each Peppadew with one piece of cheese. Tear prosciutto lengthwise into thin …

Baked Eggplant Casserole with Feta Cheese and Tomatoes

Delicious eggplant slices layered with a savory tomato sauce and baked in a cheese sauce made with Feta cheese. This casserole can be assembled ahead …

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (The Perfect Autumn Dessert)

These pumpkin cheesecake bars are so rich, creamy, and really yummy! Your kitchen will smell on autumn while making them! So soft, so elegant and …

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Dino-Killing Asteroid Struck an Unfortunate Spot, Claim Scientists

Hindsight is 20/20. Maybe you’d be more productive if you didn’t stay up until 3 am binge watching <i>Stranger Things.</i> Maybe you’d be a Nobel-winning …

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

The Earth's Ozone Hole Is Shrinking And Is Now The Smallest It's Been Since 1988

Here's how we fixed it.<p>Here's a rare piece of good news about the environment: The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and …

Airbnb Wants You to Stay in a House Made of 25 Million Legos and Be Served by Robotic Waiters

If you had all the Legos in the world, what would you create?<p>That’s what Airbnb and Lego want to know. The companies are inviting Lego engineers to …

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered a global disaster far worse than scientists previously thought

Fighters may prefer to land straight-on punches, but when it comes to asteroid and comets, scientists are discovering that angled strikes can be far more dangerous.<p>The dinosaurs had a rough go of it when a rogue space rock the size of a city struck Earth 66 million years ago, near what is now the …

Humans Were Not Smarter Than Neanderthals, We Simply Outlasted Them

Their fate could have been ours.<p>By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of <i>Homo neanderthalensis</i> were the height of sophistication.<p>These …

This Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Is One in a Billion

He was digging for oil. What he struck instead is far more interesting.<p>Six years ago, a heavy machine operator was stripping away soft sandstone rock …

A new study has confirmed the science behind an ancient form of birth control

That any of us exist at all is a biological miracle. Fertilization is a finicky process that requires sperm to be in tip-top shape as they navigate their way through the female reproductive tract in a specific set of chemical conditions. If anything is off, sperm don’t make it to the egg, which is …

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough)

By following these five accessible habits, it is possible to slow, and even reverse, the aging process.<p>"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another …

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This easy almond paste is a homemade almond paste recipe that requires just four ingredients and a food processor. After trying this fresh, nutty …

Earlier menopause puts women at greater risk of heart failure, study shows

Women who have never given birth also have higher risk, pointing to importance of reproductive factors in cardiovascular health, say researchers<p>Women who start the menopause earlier have a greater risk of being taken to hospital with heart failure, researchers have found.<p>The US-based study also …

Researchers Find Gut Bacteria Can Trigger Brain Lesions That Lead to Strokes

Another connection between the gut and the brain.<p>In yet another study that has connected conditions in the gut to diseases of the brain, scientists …

Scientists stunned by new findings about salt's effects on body

Conventional wisdom: If you eat a lot of salt, you will get thirsty to dilute the sodium level in your blood. The excess salt will be excreted in …

How a Cannabis Expert Sneaks Weed Past the TSA

So you’re about to hop on a plane, but you want to bring your legally acquired medical marijuana product with you on the flight. It’s a very sticky …

Let's Model Radioactive Decay to Show How Carbon Dating Works

Radioactive material gets a bad rap, what with radiation and fallout and nuclear waste and all. But it offers some practical uses. One of the coolest …

Archosaur fossils are forcing scientists to rethink evolution of dinosaurs

Scientists have identified one of the earliest known dinosaur relatives — and it doesn’t look anything like they expected.<p>Researchers had thought …