Lael Gwinn

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How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

South Carolina exit poll asks if blacks are 'too demanding in their push for equal rights'

An exit poll in South Carolina asked voters questions that some describe as "overt racism" and "shameful," on a day the state elected the first …

Pasta Recipe: Creamy Penne Florentine With Mushrooms and Spinach

Pasta is one of those dishes we never tire of. There are so many possible variations, you’ll never run out of ideas and you can still be wow-ed with …

'Eaten Alive' On Discovery Will Show A Guy Get Eaten By Anaconda

In what just might be the most bizarre concept for a reality TV show ever, a man will be eaten alive by an anaconda.<p>Called, appropriately enough, "Eaten Alive," the Dec. 7 special features filmmaker Paul Rosolie being covered in pig blood and then swallowed by the snake, according to Entertainment …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Earth Science

Commonly available blood-pressure medication prevents epilepsy after severe brain injury

Between 10 and 20 percent of all cases of epilepsy result from severe head injury, but a new drug promises to prevent post-traumatic seizures and may …

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth higher than thought, study shows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday.<p>A local resident shows a fragment thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Earth Science

IBM's Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World

"Watson, the supercomputer that is now the world Jeopardy champion, basically went to med school after it won Jeopardy," MIT's Andrew McAfee, coauthor of The Second Machine Age, said recently in an interview with Smart Planet. "I'm convinced that <b>if it's not already the world's best diagnostician,</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Crafting

South Korea May Try To Curb Smartphone Use With Mobile Gaming Curfew

It's already in place for online computer gaming. Can the government successfully impose a curfew on the one gadget people can’t live without?<p>South Korea is a country known for its absurdly fast internet access, whether it's on smartphones or desktop computers. It’s also home to Samsung, the …

South Korea

The Tragic Story of How Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen and Wasn’t Even Special

Science & InnovationOnly Human<p>My headline may be a bit misleading. Albert Einstein, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who gave the world the theory of relativity, <i>E</i> = <i>mc</i>2, and the law of the photoelectric effect, obviously had a special brain. So special that when he died in Princeton Hospital, on …

Earth Had 4th-Warmest March on Record, 7th-Warmest Year So Far

Another month has passed, and with it comes more news of warmer than average global surface temperatures, this time for the 349th straight month. …

Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Genetic differences highlight how the path of these ancient humans diverged from ours.<p>Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA. The analysis also finds that Neanderthals lacked some human …

Leftovers: Imploding Cake, Powdered Alcohol, and More

I'm a big fan of Lagunitas Brewing, so I was glad to hear that they were building a facility in Chicago. What I didn't expect was that, according to Chicagoist, it's going to be the largest brewery in Chicago. Eventually it will produce 1.3 million barrels a year! —Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Editor<p>…

What's Making Us Happy This Week

(Image credit: The Kitchn)<p>A gorgeous spring salad, a floral table runner, and Mark Bittman's newest cookbook are just a few of the things making us …

Photo Series Captures the Elusive Pizza in the Wild

LA-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass takes, sharp, slightly surreal, Edward Hopper-esque photographs. Many of his images document familiar subjects—men, women and children—but one of his series covers something even more intimately familiar to many Slicer's: pizza. Tucked into greenery, riding a …

Chinese Noodles 101: How to Make Lo Mein With Beef and Broccoli

From crispy pan-fried noodles to a bowl of wonton noodle soup, fresh Chinese egg noodles are a staple of Chinese restaurants. Just like Italian pasta or ramen, when cooked properly, they should have a firm bite and springy texture, and the wide variation in thickness and springiness makes Chinese …