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Researchers Develop Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out Tumors

Targeted Treatment<p>Cancer research is an area of medical science that, rightfully, gets considerable attention. There are nearly 14.5 million …

Cancer

Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say.<p>Two Adelie penguins rest on the shores of Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica December 13, 2009. …

Global Warming

This New Drug Is Super Effective at Clearing Up Severe Psoriasis, Trials Find

Amazing!<p>Psoriasis shows itself as red and blotchy skin (often around the elbows and knees) and is caused by an abnormal build-up of skin cells. Its …

Medicine

Teen cancer death rate causes alarm

<b>Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.</b><p>Their survival rates for cancers such as leukaemia are much lower than in younger children, says a report in the Lancet Oncology.<p>The researchers suggest differences in tumours, delays in diagnosis and …

Cancer

California Bill Would Allow People to Smash Car Windows to Save Pets

People in California would be allowed to smash car widows to save trapped pets, without the fear of being sued, under a proposed bill.<p>The measure, …

California

Obama administration directs schools to give transgender students access to bathrooms

The Obama administration is telling public schools that they must allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.<p>The directive is in formal guidance being sent to school districts Friday by the departments of Education and Justice.<p>The letter does …

Motor Mouth: Ransomware is the future of car theft

Imagine you car has been stolen. It’s brand new, you’ve barely made your third payment and it’s your first luxury car, a Mercedes or BMW with all the …

Cybersecurity

Can Science Explain Noah's Ark? Why Logic Thoroughly Debunks the Biblical Story

The Bible is filled with impossible phenomena, but one that has constantly been imitated in pop culture and discussed in the scientific community is …

Science

The Food Lab: Use Chickpeas to Make the Easiest Egg-Free Mayonnaise

When I last worked on making vegan mayonnaise, I tried a whole slew of egg replacements before I finally settled on soft tofu. It works, but it requires a good amount of tofu—enough that you can taste the tofu a bit in the finished product. It's also not a perfect emulsifier, making it a little …

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

Healthy Eating

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

Vegan

11 Foods You Might Be Pronouncing Wrong

1 of 11<p>Food: Poke<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Food: Gyro<p>3 of 11<p>Food: Confit<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Food: Lychee<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 11<p>Food: Turmeric<p>Advertisement<p>6 of …

Turmeric

The Invisible Catastrophe

‘It just seems like a beautiful day in Southern California,” Bryan Caforio said.<p>It was late January in Porter Ranch, an affluent neighborhood on the northern fringe of Los Angeles. Caforio and I sat at a Starbucks overlooking an oceanic parking lot crowded with shoppers. The air was still, dry, 70 …

Oil & Gas Industry

News Series 'ASPIREist' to Tell Issue-Based Stories

The half-hour series will feature guests including George Clooney and Moby.<p>Soon-to-launch news show <i>ASPIREist</i> is taking a multiplatform approach when …

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

Workouts

Historic double comet flyby coming Monday and Tuesday: Here's what you need to know

Two comets are headed for a historic flyby of Earth this week, and you don't want to miss them.<p>The bigger of the two bodies, known as 252P/LINEAR, is about 750 feet in size and surrounded by an emerald green cloud of gas. It is expected to make its closest approach to our planet on March 21 at 5:14 …

‘Mr. Robot’ Wants to Change the Encryption Debate

“I think Elliot would encrypt everything, for sure.”<p><i>This post contains mild spoilers for season one of</i> Mr. Robot<i>.</i><p>Elliot Alderson, the brilliant protagonist of <i>Mr. Robot</i>, encrypts everything he does. Obviously. I just had to confirm that fact with Sam Esmail, the mastermind behind last year's …

TV

Screen-dimming app f.lux is now availble for beta testing on Android

<b>Update</b>: f.lux is now available in the Play Store.<p>There are many apps that change the color temperature of a screen throughout the day. Many of these apps claim to help users sleep by limiting exposure to blue light at night that can distort the natural circadian rhythm. One of the first and most …