Letizia Zucchelli

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The Best Style of Egg for Every Type of Sad Dinner (Ain't No Shame)

Dinner looking a little lackluster? The answer is simple: Just put an egg on it. Here's the best style of egg for every type of sad dinner (looking at you, toast).<p>Real talk: You're not going to whip up a gorgeous, Instagram-worthy, three-course dinner every night of the week. And neither are we. …

Cooking

To learn new tools, these crows don't copy - Futurity

New Caledonian crows, like humans, build and improve their tools over successive generations. New research finds evidence of social learning among …

These dying stars have erratic 'heartbeats' - Futurity

Astronomers have found a dying star with irregular "heartbeats" that cause it to get brighter every few minutes. Will our sun face the same fate?

Friends and foes switch it up on coral reefs - Futurity

Seaweed is typically coral's enemy, until sea stars show up to eat the coral alive. Then it gets tougher to identify friends vs. enemies.

New Sugar Substitute: Nanoparticles Of Sand Coated In Sugar

Same taste, fewer calories<p>Sugar is dietary enemy number one at the moment. The delicious compound can be found in many foods and beverages (even those that don’t taste sweet) and has been blamed for the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and beyond. Now an Israeli startup, DouxMatok, has devised a way to …

Growing Up Transgender and Mormon

3D Printed Fish Can Detect And Remove Toxins From Liquid

And could one day become medicine that you swallow<p>We all know that eating fish is good for your health, but what about fish shaped robots?<p>In a study published this month in <i>Advanced Materials</i>, researchers from UC San Diego announced that they'd figured out a way to 3D print tiny microrobots in the …

Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

Animals, including humans, feel sound as well as hear it, and some of the most meaningful audio communication happens at frequencies that people can't hear. Elephants, for example, use these low-frequency rumbles to, among other things, find family or a mate across long distances. Whales do it, too.<p>…

Quiz: do you know your bants from your manspreading?

Words and phrases that have widespread currency in English have been added to the the online dictionary oxforddictionaries.com in its latest quarterly update. How many of the 1,000 new words do you know?<p>Fiona McPherson, senior editor of Oxford Dictionaries, said the addition of multiple slang words …

Quizzes

How Neuroscience Is Helping Answer the Question ‘Who Am I?’

Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer’s help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don’t exist.<p>How do we know we exist? What is the self? These are some of the questions science writer Anil Ananthaswamy asks in his thought-provoking new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn’t There:</i> …

Consciousness

Study Maps What Mammal World Would Be Like Without Humans

If it weren’t for the presence of humans, elephants and rhinos would likely be roaming across Europe today, and North and South America would also be flush with a variety big mammals.<p>That’s the conclusion of a study that projects what a world map of mammals would look like if Homo sapiens had never …

How Do Some Animals Make Their Own Sunscreen?

Fish, hippopotamuses, and other animals produce chemicals that protect them from the sun's rays.<p>On a recent beach trip I forgot to wear sunscreen and was left literally burning with regret.<p>But many wild animals, from fish to hippos, don’t have to remember to hit the drugstore to be protected from …

Banksy's Dismaland: 'amusements and anarchism' in artist’s biggest project yet

He describes it as a “family theme park unsuitable for small children” – and with the Grim Reaper whooping it up on the dodgems and Cinderella horribly mangled in a pumpkin carriage crash, it is easy to see why.<p>Banksy’s new show, Dismaland, which opened on Thursday on the Weston-super-Mare …

Streetwear

Is This The Biggest Great White Shark Ever Filmed?

A diver recently captured footage of what he claims is a 20-foot (6-meter) long great white shark dubbed Deep Blue.<p>Deep Blue (The biggest shark ever filmed) second partAnother DEEP BLUE VIDEO!!!!(Please read below about our fundraising campaign)Otro video de DEEP BLUE!!!!(Por favor lean el enlace …

White Shark

Your Pickle Called: It Wants to See Your Grill

The best thing you're not yet doing with your pickles is throwing them on the grill.<p>The best thing you're not yet doing with your pickles is throwing them on the grill.<p><b>Mike McClure</b>, father of Bob and Joe McClure, the founders of Detroit-based McClure's Pickles, turned us onto the idea of taking the …

In the Jungle, You Can Swim in a Stream of Stars

Two weeks ago, I was staring at an unbelievably star-studded sky. We were in the Peruvian Amazon, far from city lights, and had set up camp along the Alto Madre de Dios, one of the region’s mighty rivers. I wasn’t there to star gaze – my assignment was to report on the jungle tribe that has been …

African Fire: Paul Goldstein's dramatic sunsets on the Masai Mara

Series by wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein showcases diversity of weather and wildlife on Kenya's famous reserve<p>All photographs: Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

Why You Should Put Yogurt on Your Pizza

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Like yogurt? Put it on your pizza.</i><p>You're always reading about how yogurt does a body good—healthy …

How to Stretch Leftover Takeout Rice Into a Few Extra Weeknight Dinners

Never toss another container of leftover takeout rice again.<p>Thai, Chinese, Indian—whatever your takeout meal of choice, chances are it comes with one too many sides of rice in a little white cardboard box. And chances are you put that little white cardboard box in your fridge with the very best …

Recipes

10 National Geographic Photographers Give Thanks for the Photos That Changed Them

<i>As a new photo editor at</i> National Geographic<i>, I was eager to learn more about the photographers we work with, many of whom I haven’t met in person. In honor of Thanksgiving, I asked ten of them to share an image that they were especially thankful for having taken – one that had perhaps changed the</i> …

How Did Rare White Whale Spotted Off Australia Get That Way?

A fluke of genetics can produce animals with no pigment at all—albinos—or creatures that are mostly white.<p>Like a ghost rising from the deep, a rare white whale flashed its pale hide off Australia's Gold Coast on Sunday. But despite the inevitable <i>Moby Dick</i> references, this particular animal was a …

Native Americans

Secret of "Death" Moth's Scary Squeak Revealed

The ominous insect, immortalized in The Silence of the Lambs, has rapid, accordion-like mouthparts that allow it to make sound, a new study says.<p>Immortalized in the horror movie <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i> and in folklore as a night-flying harbinger of doom, the death's head hawk moth has a ghoulish …

Thoughts ...

Rosetta films first images of comet as it passes close to sun

Comet 67P has passed its closest point to the sun - and the Rosetta space probe was there to capture the encounter for the first time<p>Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko passed 115 million miles from the sun on Thursday morning - the closest it gets during its orbit.<p>The heat caused the comet's surface …

Space

Google ponders creating GM mosquitoes to fight tropical disease

Tech giant Google, soon to be Alphabet, is considering entering the burgeoning research area of genetic modification, beginning with the mosquito …