Marla Smith

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How Food Waste From The Coffee Industry Is Making Chocolate More Delicious

The fruits of the coffee plant used to be garbage. Now they are being used to create a nutritious, tasty flour that can flavor everything from pasta to candy.<p>When he worked as an engineer at Starbucks, part of Dan Belliveau’s job was to look for waste in manufacturing. But it wasn’t until later, …

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Scandalous New Study Claims Cat Owners Are Smarter Than Dog Owners

When you think you’ve heard of the last of studies on cat owners versus dog owners, another study always pops up on our radar. This time a new study …

New Jersey Passes Adorable Bill Requiring Pet Stores to Sell Only Shelter Animals

This is pawesome news.<p>New Jersey, henceforth known as the happiest place in the world for canines, recently passed a bill that will require pet stores to sell only shelter animals. The bill aims to reduce the prevalence of inhumane puppy mills, which, according to the Humane Society, produce 99 …

Is Fasted Cardio Really Better for Fat Loss?

Deciding if fasted cardio works best to burn fat more effectively remains a popular question. Many athletes believe this theory and greet the sun …

Astronomers Have Successfully Crowdfunded an 'Alien Megastructure' Study

Please be a Dyson sphere.<p>A team of astronomers has successfully crowdfunded a year's worth of observatory time to investigate the hypothesised 'alien …

Juno arrives at Jupiter: 'It’s the end of the voyage, but it’s the beginning of the science'

After completing its nearly five-year journey through the solar system and positioning itself into orbit around Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to boot up its scientific instruments Wednesday night and begin its close-up study of the giant and mysterious planet.<p>Engineers had turned off …

Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It

Why The Ongoing Thimerosal (Mercury) Travesty Needs To End<p>Published<p>7 hours ago<p>on<p>June 12, 2018<p><i>The lessons learned from the ongoing saga of thimerosal</i> …

Your Cat Is A Natural Born Physicist

Kitty can haz gravity.<p>It’s not just humans that can understand the laws of physics in a practical, everyday sense. Cats, too, have a good grasp of how the physical world works. They know, for instance, that if there’s a scratching sound coming from behind the refrigerator, then a mouse may be about …

Cats Are Quite Concerned About Nutrition

A new study says that more than smell or flavor, cats care about the nutritional balance of their kitty cuisine.<p>If your cat's cravings have always …

Cats May Understand Cause And Effect, Study Finds

And grasp the laws of physics<p>Science is getting closer to proving that yes, your cats are probably smarter than you. According to a study from researchers in Japan, cats seem to understand physics and cause and effect.<p>To do that, the researchers studied 30 domesticated cats, and videotaped their …

Man Helps Feral Kitten Feel Love and Trust, and Turns His Life Around

A tiny feral kitten showed up at an office, meowing aloud, but he was too frightened to let anyone approach him. A kind-hearted man who works in the …

Cat lovers will struggle not to buy everything on this list

Cat-lovers rejoice! We’ve lined up for your enjoyment 16 of our favorite cat-themed clothing pieces. Now when we have to leave our kitties behind at …

Japanese cat cafe shut down permanently by Tokyo government for animal welfare violations

The discovery of more than <b>60 cats in a cafe space of 30 square metres</b> (323 square feet) has prompted the <b>first shut-down of its kind in the …

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Hilarious motorbiking cat turns heads in Rio de Janeiro

This moggy is the best pal a biker could hope for. Chiquinho, Brazil's answer to Garfield, always rides on his owner's motorbike.<p>The 12-year-old wears a cool pair of shades as he zooms around on the bike and has been somewhat of a local celebrity in Rio de Janeiro.<p>His owner Alexandre Goulart posts …

NASA's retro guide to future living - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, CNN<p>It's early evening and you're with friends, enjoying a drink or two. The sun is shining after all and it's been a long week.<p>The river nearby shimmers in the light. You follow its course, your eyes gradually moving up, up, over your head and then down to the other side. …

Should you really eat fat to stay slim? The new food rules explained

The nation was enjoying its breakfast last week when the latest food fight broke out. A damning report by a leading obesity charity warned that the low-fat, low-cholesterol message underpinning 30 years of public health advice was plain wrong.<p>Eat more fat, less carbohydrate and don’t worry about …

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Type A Stress Relief Tips

People with "Type A" personality traits can experience greater-than-average levels of stress. Being time-conscious, competitive, and impatient, as …

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The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Does the Moon Sound Like a Bell?

Though the Apollo lunar modules were built for the sole purpose of landing two men on the surface of the Moon, their usefulness didn’t end after ascending from the lunar surface. NASA used the spent spacecraft for science, directing these modules for controlled crashed into the Moon. These crashes …

Physicists just made Schroedinger's cat alive and dead in two places at once

And you want to know the best part of this experiment? The team took the whole thing out of the realm of pure theory and actually performed it in the lab. But don't worry, no cats were harmed in the process.<p>Before we actually go into the details of the new experiment, let's run through the basics …

Stranded, rarely seen beaked whale has strange fang

A dead whale that washed up on a southern Australia beach has something peculiar in its mouth: a sharp and pointy fang, say the researchers who examined it.<p>The whale, identified as a Hector's beaked whale (<i>Mesoplodon hectori</i>), was found south of Adelaide on Waitpinga beach in February. For the past …

Man Plans to Fly 80 Rhinos to Australia to Protect them From Poachers–and Extinction

A retiree’s new career is devoted to creating a “seed bank” of endangered rhinos in Australia to save their species from extinction.<p>Former sales …

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This bizarre sea monster shows how strange life gets after an apocalypse

A newly discovered marine reptile is giving scientists a glimpse into the wondrous feats of nature in the face of adversity. <i>Sclerocormus</i> <i>parviceps</i> lived about 247 million years ago — in the aftermath of the most devastating mass extinction we know of, often referred to as "The Great Dying." Some 96 …

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

8 Trainers Share Their Favorite Moves for Amazing Obliques

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