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Dandruff Fungus Found In Deep Sea Vents, Lobster Guts, And Other Random Places

It's a real head-scratcher.<p>What do human scalps, deep sea vents, and Antarctic soil have in common? As it turns out, all of these places are home to one weird group of fungi. A study published today in the journal <i>PLOS Pathogens</i> found that fungi of the genus <i>Malassezia</i> are just about everywhere. And …

Biology

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5 Fast, Easy, Fresh Comfort Food Recipes for Dinner

From shrimp to lamb stir-fry, these five quick, easy comfort food recipes will become weeknight dinner staples.<p>It's March, which means we're almost out of the woods—the snow is thawing (mostly), we're creeping up to 40 degrees in the daytime (in the northeast), and it's no longer dark at 5 p.m. But …

Cooking

Big Pic: An Alien Rainbow On Venus

A spacecraft spies a pretty phenomenon.<p>Behold the glory that is the first rainbow image obtained from Venus. This rainbow is a type of glory, formed by light passing through cloud droplets. Glories are formed when light bounces off spherical cloud particles in the same direction from which it came, …

Moon, Jupiter, Venus over Hong Kong

It was a glorious weekend for planet-watching. The moon waned and appeared lower in the east before dawn each day, sweeping past Venus and Jupiter.<p>We …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

Robotics: How machines see the world

Autonomous bots like self-driving cars don’t see the world like us. Frank Swain discovers why this could be a problem.<p>Can you tell the difference between a human and a soda can? For most of us, distinguishing an average-sized adult from a five-inch-high aluminium can isn’t a difficult task. But to …

Space weather: Fine, with a chance of solar flares - CNN.com

A mid-level flare erupted on the left side of the sun on July 8, 2014. This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory highlights the high-temperature solar material in a flare, which is typically colorized in teal.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Spectacular solar flares<p>Spectacular solar flares<p>Spectacular solar …

AAA battery powers cheap water splitter

A new device uses a regular AAA battery to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen gas could power fuel cells in zero-emissions …

Gamers Reveal The Inner Workings Of The Eye

Crowdsourcing helps shed light on a half-century mystery.<p>The human retina allows the eye to follow the path of a moving object, such as a Ping-Pong ball in play. Neuroscientists have been toiling for 50 years to explain how, but they lack the processing power to map the eye’s neural network. (With …

Crowdsourcing

Can This Mineral Power The Planet?

It may soon be time to say "so long" to silicon solar panels.<p>Solar panels are cheaper than ever before, thanks to government subsidies and a flooded market. But they’re not yet affordable enough to eclipse traditional energy sources. Enter perovskites: crystalline minerals that may emerge as the …

Clean Energy

Scientists Find Remnants of One of Universe's Oldest Stars—And It's Huge

The earliest stars may have been several hundred times as massive as the sun.<p>After digging around in the light from an old, orange star, astronomers have found possible remnants of one of the universe's first stars: a giant that may have been more than 140 times as massive as the sun.<p>The finding, …

The Truth About Jet Lag and How to Overcome it

<i>This article originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>In a couple of weeks I’m flying to Europe, so I’ve been thinking about jet lag recently and how to overcome it.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do we.VISIT HARD FORK<p>I’ve been overseas a few times before and had a mixture of reactions. …

Climate change’s deadly new threat

Scientists say harmful algal blooms like the ones currently affecting Lake Erie could be a sign of things to come<p>Brian Palmer<p>August 24, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on OnEarth.org.<p>Algae have a lot to offer. They feed the world’s marine life, thicken ice cream, and may provide …

Watch A Robot Ride A Hovercycle

Drones riding drones to finance even bigger drones.<p>A white plastic robot zooms a hoverbike over the English countryside, grains blowing beneath the bike's four fans. The robot's 3-D printed body is lightweight, and where its face would be there’s a GoPro camera instead, filming the flight. This …

Drones

Found: Traces of Some of the Oldest Stars in the Universe

Japanese scientists have discovered a star they believe to be made from the remnants of one of the oldest stars in the universe—and one that was more than 100 times more massive than the sun.<p><b>Astronomers have found evidence</b> of one of the very first stars. Not only that, but this star also had a …

Boy gets the first 3D-printed vertebra implant

3D-printed implants just got one of their biggest real-world tests to date. Peking University Third Hospital has successfully implanted the first 3D-printed vertebra in a 12-year-old boy with cancer in his spinal cord. The bone substitute is made from titanium powder like many orthopedic implants, …

Hamas dismisses warnings from Israeli PM

Hamas has dismissed as a sign of weakness warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Gaza residents to leave any site where Palestinian fighters are operating, saying the locations could be attacked.<p>In a statement on Sunday, Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said: "The [Israeli] …

Five imported foods we can source locally in the UK

Early springs, rising temperatures and longer growing seasons mean we’re increasingly able to grow a wider variety of foods in the UK. It’s not just luxury products such as British Caviar or English wine, it’s everyday products too, such as tea and beans.<p>In a survey by Farming Futures, over a …

PAIRED: From Maitake to Shitake - everything you need to know about Mushrooms

<b>LOS ANGELES,</b> July 4, 2014 – Even when you think you know everything there are lots of little factoids that will surprise even you. For instance, did …

Mushrooms

Baked avocado with egg and bacon: The perfect spring-time breakfast

<b>SEATTLE</b>, May 16, 2014 — If you’re looking for a delicious way to enjoy the lovely flavor of avocado in the morning that doesn’t involve some kind of …

Breakfast

Recipes for spicy cold lemonade and sorbet for Memorial Day

<b>NATCHITOCHES,</b> La., May 22, 2015 — When you think of hot weather, do you think of spicy hot foods? You should. Think of the world’s great spicy …

Recipes

RECIPE: Southern buttermilk biscuits made easy

<b>PROVO</b>, June 20, 2014—Bread is an essential part of a southern dinner. Thin slices of white Bunny bread, cornbread and icebox rolls all take a turn, …

Baking

Saudi Arabia: Walling itself off from its own terror machine

<b>WASHINGTON</b>, July 7, 2014 — In what sort of far-fetched alternate universe does a world superpower rely on an ally in a “war on terror” which itself …

Middle East

Islamic State Supporters Exploit San Francisco Earthquake to Publish Anti-American Propaganda on Twitter

Islamic State sympathizers turned to Twitter in the aftermath of Sunday’s powerful San Francisco Bay Area earthquake to hijack related hashtags and post anti-American propaganda.<p>Popular hashtags such as “#sfearthquake” and #napaearthquake” were flooded with images of dead U.S. soldiers and pictures …

German hostage freed by Islamic State in Syria in June - die Welt am Sonntag paper

BERLIN, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A German man held hostage for about a year in Syria by fighters of Islamic State was released in June after the government did a deal with the militant group, die Welt am Sonntag newspaper said on Sunday.<p>Citing German security sources, the newspaper said the Islamists, …

Rogers: Islamic State ‘One Plane Ticket Away’ from U.S., Obama Administration Is Not Configured to Disrupt Islamic State Terrorism

On NBC’s <i>Meet the Press</i>, House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) warned that the Islamic State is “one plane ticket away from …

Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said.<p>A resident of Tabqa city touring the streets on a motorcycle waves an Islamist flag in …