Lisa Kelbe

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Smelly food: the most pungent dishes in the world - Telegraph

Want to keep your marbles? Then move into a smaller flat

An episode of the television quiz QI has suggested an evolutionary explanation for why crossing a threshold makes you lose your thread<p>I always presumed it was advancing age that left me wandering around my flat in a state of occasional bemusement. I sometimes stride purposefully from room A to room …

‘Natural genius’ myth deters women from science

Women are less likely to choose a career in STEM because they believe that ‘raw brilliance’ is required for the profession rather than hard work, a new study has found<p>The University of Illinois suggests that a mythological idea of 'natural genius' is attached to scientific subjects, which puts …

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

Fear and misunderstanding of a "lethal, tenacious and unforgiving virus" have given rise to the world's largest and most enduring Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organization.<p>A year after the outbreak claimed its first victim in a small farming village in Guinea, the United Nations …

Disease

Roast carrot, tomato and dill soup recipe

The roast carrot and onion in this recipe impart a deep, gorgeously caramelised flavour to the soup<p>Like a French potage, this soup is thick, filling and importantly for this time of year, very warming. Serve with a sprinkling of toasted cumin seeds and drizzle of olive oil.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 …

Cutting The Hobbit down to size: no dwarf-elf flirting, no albino orcs

One anonymous editor has whittled down Peter Jackson’s nine-hour, three-part unexpurgated journey down to a single four-hour chunk – with the odd casualty<p>• The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - review<br>• More from Week in geek<p>Never underestimate the fury of amateur film-makers outraged that …

Movies

Watch: McDonald's reveals what's in their french fries

McDonald's try to get one up on their critics and reveal exactly what goes into those addictive french fries<p><b>McDonald's</b> appears to be a PR mission to change the often negative perception of its fast food.<p>In an attempt to bust any urban myths about what goes into their french fries, they have opened …

Is this proof that male and female brains really are wired differently?

Study finds that men are less likely to react to emotional images, and forget them much quicker than women<p>The oft-repeated mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus has been lent credence by a major new study, which claims to show that the two genders process emotion differently.<p>Not …

The Story of the Human Body

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Lieberman<p>In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows …

Alternative therapies risk effectiveness of cancer treatment, researchers find

Common complementary therapies found to have serious drug interactions or reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation treatment<p>The complementary therapies that cancer patients most commonly mention to doctors all potentially jeopardise the effectiveness of conventional treatments such as …

HIV evolving to weaker form, study says

Medical intervention and the natural course of evolution may be dealing a double blow to the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, weakening its ability to replicate and to cause AIDS, according to a new study.<p>The findings offer a kind of epidemiological and evolutionary checkup on the most deadly …

Hawk

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Brust<p>Years ago, Vlad Taltos came to make his way as a human amidst the impossibly tall, fantastically long-lived natives of the Dragaeran Empire. He joined the Jhereg, the Dragaeran House (of which there are seventeen) that handles the Empire's vices: gambling, rackets, organized …

Cephrael's Hand: A Pattern of Shadow & Light Book One

• <b>Author:</b> Melissa McPhail<p>"All things are composed of patterns..." And within the pattern of the realm of Alorin, three strands must cross:<p>In Alorin...three hundred years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting …

47 Fall Soup Recipes That Are Cozy & Warming

Fall is PSL and pretty leaves season, sure, but it's also the start of soup season—and here are 47 of our favorite recipes for autumn.<p><b>Soups, stews, bisques, chilis</b>—now's the time to make them in the chunky knit sweater you've been storing in the back of your closet since this time last year. It's …

Cooking

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …

Learning rewires the brain

Musicians, athletes and quiz bowl champions all have one thing in common: training. Learning to play an instrument or a sport requires time and …

The Brain

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that aliens might destroy us, but he's also been worrying that artificial intelligence might do the same.<p>Now he's perceiving a threat that might not merely put an end to …

New Drug Clears Cancer Cells Through Immune System Judo — NOVA Next | PBS

For years, scientists have been probing various immune response proteins in the hopes of finding a new way to target and destroy cancer cells. …

The women with superhuman vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

California blue whales rebound in a big way

The number of California blue whales has returned to near historical levels. The species had been hunted nearly to extinction, researchers say.<p>“The …

Fake sugars don’t taste ‘supernormal’

Sugar substitutes don’t actually taste any sweeter than regular sugar, recent tests suggest.<p>In the study, participants compared the taste of …

One gene ‘glitch’ changed butterfly wings

Scientists have discovered that a single gene is responsible for two different butterfly families’ flashy markings.<p>A well-known biologist once …

The Erotic Endurance of Whale Hips

Buried deep within the body of a whale, underneath the heaps of muscles and tendons, lie some little, lonely bones. They are whale hips–and they are one of the stranger examples of evolution’s transforming power. Perhaps <i>kinkier</i> is a better word.<p>Some 54 million years ago, the ancestors of whales and …

Why Do People Keep Their Accents?

Most infants begin learning a spoken language from the moment they're born. But because the brain becomes less flexible with age, it's difficult for …