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10 Kitchen Hacks That Make Life Healthier and Easier

Sunday is not a day of rest in my house! I take the afternoon to meal plan, grocery shop, prep, and cook to make eating healthier go a little easier. If you're looking to lose or maintain your weight, prep these 10 foods for the week.

Healthy Eating

Meet the French neurosurgeon who accidentally invented the “brain pacemaker”

Most brain surgeons adhere strictly to precise methods and procedures. Luckily, French neurosurgeon Alim-Louis Benabid is willing to experiment.<p>Nearly 30 years ago, Benabid, who also trained as a physicist, was performing brain surgery on a patient with Parkinson’s disease. He wondered what would …

Medical Technology

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and the World's Peril

Welcome to the Anthropocene, the era in which one species—human beings—so utterly dominates the planet that all of the driving forces of climate, …

David Attenborough accused of being seduced by 'pseudoscience' after criticising 'cruel' animal experiments

Sir David Attenborough has been accused of being seduced by “pseudoscience”, as researchers hit back at his demand for an end to the use of certain …

8 wonderfully weird facts about burrowing owls

All birds are wonderful, but owls hold a special spot in many a bird lover's heart. Whether for their majesty, wisdom, stealthy grace or any other …

Birds

'Unusual' bee species drills apartment-style nests out of rock

A newly discovered species of bee does things the hard way, gnawing its nests out of solid rock even when softer dirt is available.<p>This hard work appears to pay off, however, by providing the bees greater protection from the vagaries of life in the desert Southwest. The species, dubbed <i>Anthophora</i> …

Should We Be Worried About North American Moose?

Predators and parasites have taken their toll on the iconic animal, but in many areas they are thriving.<p>RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, MANITOBA —I’m on an early morning tour bus with Vince Crichton, retired wildlife biologist and renowned moose expert. In between telling moose stories and pointing …

Wildlife

Do insects sleep?

Have you ever laid awake at night wondering if the crickets chirping outside ever sleep? You’re not the only one.<p>According to a <i>National Geographic</i> …

Our Ocean Conference Confronts Ocean's Biggest Threats

The third annual Our Ocean Conference kicked off today in Washington, DC, to tackle some of the biggest threats facing our oceans, from plastic waste …

The Sixth Mass Extinction Will Be Like Nothing in Earth's History | Gizmodo UK

The sixth mass extinction — the one that seven billion humans are sadly doing their utmost to trigger at this very moment — is shaping up to be like …

Extinction

‘Ghost Forests’ Appear As Rising Seas Kill Trees

Forests provide habitat and protect against global warming, but they’re declining worldwide because of land clearing, fires, disease, and invasive …

Climate Change

France is the first country to ban all plastic plates and cups

Say goodbye to plastic plates in France.<p>The country is the first to ban all plastic cups, plates and silverware in a law that will take full effect …

This is What Can Happen From an Oil Pipeline Spill Underwater

On August 12, 2015, An oil pipeline in Moscow’s Moskva River erupted, resulting in a massive leak that happened to catch fire. The fire stretched …

Pipelines

Sinkhole releases over 200 million gallons of toxic waste into Florida's drinking water

A sinkhole in Florida caused around 980 million liters, or about 258 million gallons, of contaminated water from a fertilizer plant to leak into an …

Water

Lost cities #6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water

He stood for centuries at the very edge of ancient Egypt, gazing down imperiously upon the trading ships as they blew in from the Mediterranean. His name was Hapy: god of fertility, lord of the river, life-giving steward of its floods. And, on his plinth at the western mouth of the Nile, a massive …

Ancient History

Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

Research provides first deep look at how global warming may already influence armed conflict.<p>A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and flock to cities, helping trigger a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, according to a …

Research

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Salton Sea Restoration Project Proposed

Help may be on the way for California’s suffering Salton Sea.<p>Due to increasing salinity and changes in water appropriations of the Colorado River under the Quantification Settlement Agreement, the Salton Sea is increasingly more like a dustbowl than a lake. A historical lack of government funding …

California

New batteries will keep your phone in the green twice as long

A group of former students working under the banner of SolidEnergy Systems plan to commercialise a new battery they say will help users avoid the …

Central Italy earthquake: death toll rises to 120 – as it happened

Italy earthquake – live coverage Eight-year-old girl pulled out alive from rubble Report: quake toll rises as rescuers struggle to free people PM Matteo Renzi: the priority is to rescue survivors Mayor of Amatrice: half of the town ‘isn’t here any more’ Share your eyewitness accounts with …

Natural Disasters

Italy Earthquake: Army Mobilized, Dozens Buried in Amatrice

Rescuers in central Italy raced to pull residents buried beneath rubble after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked a string of small towns early Wednesday, killing at least 159 people and wounding 368 others.<p>Italy's defense ministry mobilized the army in search of survivors, using bare hands, heavy …

Natural Disasters

Oklahoma earthquake among strongest in state history

One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma’s history shook the state on Saturday morning, and was felt by people from Nebraska to North Texas.<p>The 5.6-magnitude earthquake happened at 7.02am in north-central Oklahoma, the United States Geological Survey said. No major damage was immediately …

Natural Disasters

BREAKING:Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Strikes Cascadia Subduction Zone! USGS Fails to Report; Leaves Oregon Citizens Unaware

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck in the dangerous Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) off the coast of Oregon as follows:<p>Date<p>Time …

Search is on for 'golden spike' signaling start of Anthropocene

(Phys.org)—A working group of planetary scientists is set to formally address the 35th International Geological Congress this month on the issue of …

Human-Induced Climate Change Has Been Going On Longer Than You Think

<i>This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began …

More than half of south Asia's groundwater too contaminated to use – study

Sixty per cent of the groundwater in a river basin supporting more than 750 million people in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh is not drinkable or usable for irrigation, researchers have said.<p>The biggest threat to groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin, named after the Indus and Ganges rivers, …

Water

India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought

<b>India is set to divert water from its rivers to deal with a severe drought, a senior minister has told the BBC.</b><p>Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said transferring water, including from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, to drought-prone areas is now her government's top priority.<p>At …

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles less than normal. And apparently we’re not doing much to stop it: according to Professor Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s …

Farming

Study: Large aftershocks may cause mega earthquake in California

Updated:Saturday, May 26 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:58:37 GMT<p>A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident …

San Diego

Ravaged by conflict, Yemen's coast faces rising malnutrition

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Sitting by her son's hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy's skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a thick cloud — a desperation she shares with many other mothers in Hodeidah.<p>Even before the war, Hodeidah was one of the poorest …