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I was no-platformed by student 'radicals' for telling the truth about welfare

My work to improve the welfare state has elicited outrage and posturing from students who are wilfully trying to stand in the way of scientific progress<p>When we are trying to make sense of the world, whether it’s deciding which bicycle to buy or how species are formed, we appraise the evidence and …

Airbus wants to put overweight flyers on benches

Company files patent application for bench seats that can be configured according to passenger size<p>It appears that Airbus is working on new ways to make flying more comfortable for overweight passengers. As <i>The Consumerist</i> reports, the aircraft manufacturer has filed a patent application for a …

Bone Broth: You're Doing It Wrong (Well, if You Make These Common Mistakes)

Bone broth is everywhere these days. Learn how to make it at home by avoiding the most common mistakes.<p>We know. We know: Bone broth. It's almost too hip for its own good. But whether you consider it a miracle cure for all ailments, or just a hearty broth to sip on during cold winter months, it's a …

Onions

Infographic: 8 ways to improve your brain power

Where’s that sharpness you once had? It’s time to get back in the game and improve that brain of yours. How? Simple, just follow these simple …

It's officially a lost decade for the US economy

US real GDP growth was just 0.7% annualized in the fourth quarter, a weak way to end 2015. Never like to see the Zero Handle.<p>Not that it was such a great full year, either. The American economy remained stuck in <i>meh</i> mode, expanding at just 2.4%, the same as in 2014. Now, from the end of World War II …

To Lose Weight, Stop Trying

A Princeton neuroscientist says he lost 50 pounds in a few months. His technique? Expending no effort whatsoever.<p><i>Aeon</i> has an intriguing new essay by …

Switzerland might be ending banking as we know it

I can pretty much guarantee you that the biggest story not being covered in the traditional business press right now is that Switzerland is holding a referendum later this year to consider ending fractional reserve banking (!).<p>Yes, you read that correctly. That paragon of the banking industry is …

How to Sew a Basic Tee in Less Than 30 Minutes

The best thing about learning the basics of sewing is that you can create your own pieces any time you want with any color or fabric you want. No matter what you’re dreaming about, you can create it. That expensive silk kimono you saw in a boutique once? You can make it! And the colorful crop top …

Sewing

Industrious College Students Whip Up a Whimsical Pancake Printer

Here's one way to make an introductory engineering course more fun. According to The Boston Globe, a team of students at Olin College of Engineering have built a pancake-printing machine. Named the "Pancake CNC Machine," the device prints pancakes onto a griddle from images designed on a computer. …

10 Cozy and Delicious Recipes to Make on a Snow Day

When you're snowed in with nowhere to go, you might as well stay busy in the kitchen. From cozy beef stew to boozy apple cider, these recipes will warm you up -- especially after you finish shoveling that driveway.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this cold weather classic, otherwise known as …

How to Make Irish Guinness Beef Stew That Really Tastes Like Guinness

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>I've set foot on Irish soil just once in my life, and it lasted under an hour. I was flying home from Italy with my girlfriend, Kate, and we had a three-hour layover in Dublin—just long enough to be a drag. After some …

Cooking

7 Ways to Transform Butter Into an Amazing Sauce

That humble stick of butter sitting in your fridge has a lot of potential. It's the beginnings of the best sauce of your life.<p>From a quick tomato …

Food

Newly Patented Coffee Flour Could Fuel Caffeinated Baked Goods

Thanks to a biophysicist, caffeinated muffins could be coming soon to a coffee shop near you — and they'll also be loaded with antioxidants. Professor Daniel Perlman of Boston-area Brandeis University has invented a coffee flour milled from par-baked green coffee beans that can be used in baked …

Michael Symon Isn't Interested in Your Meat-Centric Cancer Scare, WHO

In an attempt to suck all the joy out of life, the World Health Organization recently published a study that declares wonderful comestibles such as sausages, bacon, ham, baloney, and pancetta to be carcinogenic to humans. To make matters worse, even non-cured pork, beef, and lamb are labeled as …

This may explain why more deaths aren't prevented by breast cancer screening

Although women have been getting mammograms for decades, the incidence of metastatic breast cancer — the kind that has already spread to another organ by the time it is found — has remained essentially unchanged since 1975. Data from the National Cancer Institute show that the rate of new cases has …

Cancer

Oxygen Discovery Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

The strange, duck-shaped comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting for more than a year just got a bit stranger: Like plants on Earth, the comet is blowing molecular oxygen, O2, into the space around it. Molecular oxygen is thought to be rare in the cosmos – or at least exceptionally …

Atoms

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A News Corp exec tells us that advertisers may have "re-weighted" their media too far toward Facebook.</b> News UK commercial managing director Dominic Carter added that newspapers need to do a better job of communicating their value to advertisers.<p><b>2. Social media monitoring and analytics company</b> …

Animation shows how a black hole destroys a star

An incredible animation demonstrates how a star would be ripped apart if it got too close to a black hole in space<p>They’re not called black holes for nothing.<p>An artist’s rendering demonstrates new findings about what happens when a star wanders too close to a black hole.<p>“Intense tidal forces rip the …

4 uncomfortable truths about living in Portugal

1. Portugal’s interior is for sale, and we are losing our traditions and environment because of it.<p>The need for money and higher-paying jobs has put …

12 Midi Skirt and Sweater Combos to Make Getting Dressed SO Easy

Some things were just meant to go together: PB&J, T-Swift and Karlie Kloss, midi skirts and sweaters. The at-the-knee skirts and cozy knits are a foolproof pairing that have truly stood the test of time. And it’s no wonder; it makes for a warm, yet polished look, plus the mixing and matching …

Clothing

How the clothes you wear affect your career

Years ago I worked on the shop floor of a manufacturing plant.<p>I had worked my way through college at another plant, so I definitely identified more with the hourly workers than the "suits." (Even though most of the guys referred to me as "college boy.")<p>One day the department manager stopped by. He …

Men should bank sperm early as quality diminishes alarmingly with age, scientists warn

Study authors say men who want to put off fatherhood until later life should bank their sperm early or risk not being able to get their partners pregnant<p>Men should bank their sperm early because its quality diminishes alarmingly with age, scientists have warned.<p>"We must take action to support men …

Parkinson's: Woman who can sniff out disease inspires new research

Scottish pensioner inspires new study to detect Parkinson's disease through body odour after she successfully identifies sufferers by smelling T-shirts<p>Scientists have begun research into if a person's odour can be used to diagnose Parkinson's after a "supersmeller" detected the disease by sniffing …

Dementia

YouTube reportedly bullied creators into signing its Red deal

YouTube says it has managed to make 99 percent of content on its video platform available through its ad-free subscription program, but it didn’t allow creators much of a say in the matter.<p>TechCrunch reports that “YouTube confirmed any “partner” creator who earns a cut of ad revenue but doesn’t …

BlackBerry Priv specs, release date revealed in official listing

<i>Update: The listing is live again. As it turns out, the phone will start shipping November 6th. Click here for more details.</i><p>It’s happening! Well, sort of. BlackBerry’s much-hyped Priv will launch <i>officially</i> very soon. But the price tag might curb your enthusiasm.<p>BlackBerry listed the Android-powered …