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Scientists Have Created Chickens With Dinosaur Snouts

No, this is not the plot of the new Jurassic Park movie<p>Birds have an amazing array of beaks, from the curved snout of a flamingo, to the delicate and deadly beak of an owl, to the rounder snout of the dino-chicken.<p>If you haven't heard of a dino-chicken before, don't feel bad. It was only recently …

Cake Recipes with Fruit

We've got 27 recipes for cakes that make the most of fruit, whether it's baked right into the batter or spooned on as a topping. Try banana bourbon layer cake, apple stack cake, strawberry cream cake, and much more.

Why more sex won’t make your relationship better

Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that encouraging couples to have more sex actually made them more miserable<p>Couples hoping that having more sex will improve their relationships should think again after a new study found that it does not boost happiness levels.<p>Although countless research …

10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life

My husband Thom and I have been on the path of simplifying our lives for several years. Every now and then we like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live that example. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most …

Minimalism

The 100 Best Fitness Tips

Build a powerful body and get in the greatest shape of your life<p>A great tip is an awesome thing. Whether it's an undiscovered restaurant, a sleeper stock, or a Sure Thing in the late double at Pimlico, savvy inside info imbues a man with confidence. Control. Strength.<p>Knowledge is power, baby.<p>It's …

New York Knicks

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

British Cuisine

He ate all the pi : Japanese man memorises π to 111,700 digits

People have enjoyed memorising the digits in pi since at least the beginning of the 19th century.<p>Back then only a few hundred digits were known, so it was barely more of a challenge than memorising a long poem.<p>But since then computers have calculated more digits of pi than could ever even be …

Mathematics

Articles about renovation near sydney opens home lush garden on Dwell.com - Dwell

A modern addition in Annandale strengthens a home's connection to the outdoors and enhances natural light.<p>A new home in Australia raises the question: Is it possible to produce much of your own food and energy while living near the...<p>Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from …

Architecture

The Fern and I: How to Hang a DIY Staghorn Fern

I’ve debated hanging a staghorn fern in my apartment for years. But with prices ranging from $85 to $150 for a mounted fern, I was afraid I’d get …

Why racism is not backed by science

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist<p>Barely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans …

Evolution

Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Attaching fake eyelashes might make give you a few extra millimeters to bat at your date, but they could also be channeling dust into your eyes. That's because the ideal eyelash length is about one third the width of an eye. And that goes for 22 different animals, not just humans.<p>A group of …

Makeup

Best of Ikea 2015: A Glass Greenhouse Cabinet

Spotted and admired in Ikea’s new spring collection, a glass greenhouse cabinet to house your plants outdoors or in:<p>Above: Made of powder coated …

Leading a More Restful Life: 9 Tricks to Learn From Super Sleepers

Like a four-leaf clover or a double rainbow, people who dutifully log eight hours of sleep each night seem pretty rare in today's world. Yet they do exist -- and not surprisingly, they have a slew of healthy habits that help them snooze soundly each night and wake up energized the next day.<p>The more …

Sleep

Three parent babies: women paid £500 to become 'second mothers'

Newcastle University said it was urgently looking for fit, healthy women, aged between 21 and 35, to donate eggs for mitochondrial DNA replacement<p>Newcastle University is offering women £500 to become ‘second mothers’ to three-parent babies.<p>On Tuesday the House of Lords is expected to give the final …

'I will be turned into compost when I die'

What do you do when you baulk at the idea of cremation or standard burial? Rose Eveleth talks to a woman planning an unusual alternative.<p>When Grace Seidel dies, she’s not going to be buried in a cemetery. She won’t be cremated either. In fact, none of the usual options have ever really felt right …

Composting

Peanut Butter Caramel No-Bake Icebox Cake

<b>This no-bake cake starts with a flavor explosion of peanut butter, caramel and chocolate. What could possibly be better? How about a simple recipe</b> …

Dessert

Tag: Garden Visits

Letter from California: Lotusland Survives Fire and Fury in Montecito<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Before & After: An Airy Gravel Garden for a Midcentury British …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists studying the difference between human and chimpanzee DNA have found one stretch of human DNA that can make the brains of mice grow significantly bigger.<p>"It's likely to be one of many DNA regions that's critical for controlling how the human brain develops," says Debra Silver, a …

Genetics

10 Easy Pieces: Best Succulents

Are you sick of hearing that succulents are “easy” when the only thing yours do reliably is die? The solution is to get the right succulent for the …

The Best Apps for Every Type of Runner, From Newbie to Veteran to Zombie Fan

These 15 iOS and Android apps will coach you, track you, motivate you, and keep you entertained (yes, fleeing the living dead is considered entertainment).<p>Looking to get more out of your running workouts? There’s an app for that—or more like a hundred. These days, apps can not only track your run, …

Apps

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Motivation

Chickpea fattet recipe

An aromatic Lebanese stew made with chickpeas, onions and spices, served with shredded kohlrabi and parsley salad<p>Fattet is Lebanese comfort food with layers of flavours and texture: a pungent chickpea stew topped with tahini yogurt and mingled with crispy pita and pinenuts.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>3 …

Pancake Day: expert tips for making perfect pancakes

The Telegraph's archives swell with no fewer than 178 articles about pancakes. From drop scones to French crepes, here's what history has to teach us this Shrove Tuesday<p>No Shrove Tuesday would be complete without a pile of stodgy, steaming pancakes to round of the pre-Lenten period in the …

10 Beautiful Gardens with Tropical Plants

Do you live in a part of the world where very hot summers are the norm, and winter temps can fall below freezing, especially at night? In other …

The 6 Most Dangerous Words and Phrases

Communication is a powerful tool. Words have the power to hurt, heal, inspire, motivate, or isolate another person. Most people, particularly those that are judged on their words, like politicians, leaders, and those in the media, are careful about what they say. Imagine how powerful it would be to …

Self-help

Designer Visit: At Home in Jurassic Park, in North London

Tom Stuart-Smith likes high drama. (He did not become England’s garden designer of the moment by accident, after all.) This explains the giant tree …

11 Crazy-Beautiful Pomegranate Salads

Winter salads can be drab. That’s where jewel-like pomegranate seeds come in.<p>Winter salads can be drab. That’s where jewel-like pomegranate seeds …

Food

Tips For Runners: Jogging In Small Doses May Be Better Than Marathon Running For Health

Many of us admire marathon runners - even the idea of running 26 miles is tiring.<p>But although these athletes may appear to be the epitome of fitness, …

Marathons

Table of Contents: Living Small

Living small doesn’t mean you can’t live large. This week we’ll make the most of tiny gardens, with a sneak peek at Ikea’s new summer collection for …