Melissa Cornwell

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Booking website offers travellers 'hidden city flights' for a fraction of the cost

It may not have endeared them to airline companies … but a booking website says its service for unlocking “hidden city flights” can save travellers up to 80% on the cost of trips.<p>Skiplagged searches deep within airline websites to find what are known as “point beyond tickets”, which can yield …

We Tried It and Believe That Magic Cake Is Here to Stay

It’s been a couple weeks since we found out about magic cake, and it’s safe to say that it is still a hot topic of conversation. A cake with a sponge layer, a custard layer and a fudgy layer — yes, please! We had to try it out for ourselves, and B+C readers — we are happy to introduce you to this …

Dessert

Scientists Just Figured Out Where a Massive Chunk of Earth's Crust Disappeared To

The fallout from the biggest continental clash in Earth's history.<p>Some 60 million years ago, what's thought to be the largest continental collision …

Genetic Data Reveals the World Was Populated From a Single Location

Going out together<p>We know a whole lot about our recent history, the time after civilizations started writing things down so they wouldn’t forget. For …

Alzheimer's Could Start Affecting Brain Development From as Young as 3

The more we find out about Alzheimer's, the less we want to know.<p>Researchers have found that a gene variant linked to Alzheimer's disease may alter …

Every Single Trail in California, on One Map

Americans love hiking. In 2015, 38.7 million of us spent time hiking and backpacking off the beaten path. And from the Pacific Crest Trail to the …

Hiking

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

How Data Scientists Extract Value from Data [Infographic]

Building a successful data science program in your company relies on a good understanding of the data professionals who extract insights and value …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

10 Mind-Blowing Scientific Facts About Black Holes

Need to know!<p>Black holes are the only objects in the Universe that can trap light by sheer gravitational force. Scientists believe they are formed …

The Top 10 Relationship Deal Breakers, According to Science

And why your S.O.'s negative qualities are so hard to get past.<p>What makes or breaks whether someone wants to see you for more than just one date? A study recently published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> nailed down the top 10 most common deal breakers for short- and …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Radar scans reveal hidden chamber in King Tut's tomb

The first radar scans of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings have been completed, strongly indicating the presence of hidden chambers, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty announced in a press conference Thursday.<p>The scans, conducted in late November 2015 by radar …

Archaeology

Premature autism deaths are 'hidden crisis' says charity

Premature deaths among autistic people are at “shocking levels” according to a charity report which found that certain groups with the condition die 30 years younger than the general population.<p>The striking figures amount to a “hidden crisis” in public health according to the charity, Autistica, …

Autism

Scientists grow human stem cells with genes of only one 'parent'

Scientists for the first time have generated a type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy of the human genome rather than the usual two, a development that could advance research in gene editing, genetic screening and regenerative medicine.<p>Children with cataracts regain sight after …

Genetics

Antibiotic resistance is not theoretical: the threat is real and immediate

In 1928, as Alexander Fleming was sorting through a pile of petri dishes that he’d been cultivating bacteria in, he noticed something unusual. Mold growing in one of the dishes had created a bacteria-free circle around itself. After taking samples of the mold he found it belonged to the penicillium …

Microbiology

Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by herpes virus, warn experts

Drugs trials have failed and it's time to face up to the fact Alzheimer's is probably caused by viruses and bacteria, say scientists<p>Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned, as they call for urgent investigation into the link.<p>The …

29 Insanely Decadent Desserts You Should Probably Only Make Once Every 4 Years

Celebrate Leap Day with super-rich desserts.<p>Leap Day only happens once every four years, so use it as an opportunity to make something so …

To anyone who thinks they’re falling behind in life

You don’t need more motivation. You don’t need to be inspired to action. You don’t need to read any more lists and posts about how you’re not doing …

5 Delicious Recipes To Satisfy Your Peanut Butter Cravings

Do you love peanut butter? From the best peanut butter cookies <i>ever</i> to a spot-on copycat of CPK's Thai Peanut Dressing, you'll want these peanut butter recipes in your life forever.<p><b>1. Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies</b><p>If you've been searching for the perfect peanut butter cookie, look no further. This …

The true beauty of tears, in pictures - Telegraph

Painkillers

The Life Project by Helen Pearson review – scientific marvel of the everyman

Steve Christmas was born, in 1958, in unpromising circumstances. His father was a heavy drinker who abused his mother. Neither parent was interested in Steve’s education and bailiffs were regular visitors to the family door. The years of his youth were miserable.<p>The Life Project: what makes some …

Books

Extreme off-road rollerblading is a real thing, and you have to see it to believe it

The damp, thick rainforests on the north shore of Vancouver, BC, are a mountain biker’s paradise, with nearly 300 trails and spanning nearly 300 …