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Huge Breakthrough as Experimental Drug Is First-Ever to Suppress Huntington's Protein

It's being touted as a "game-changer".<p>The first human trial of an experimental drug designed to combat Huntington's disease has delivered a success …

Can Science Teach Us Something About How To Live?

Trial and error, experimentation, the understanding that some questions have complex answers or no answers at all, the notion that failure teaches, the acceptance that mistakes can actually guide you in the right direction, persistence in the face of difficulty: These are some of the everyday …

Iron tools from the Bronze Age found to have otherworldly origins

A weapon as legendary as the dagger of King Tutankhamun needs an epic backstory, and last year X-ray analysis showed that the iron in the ancient …

Teen Brains Find It Hard to Work Out What's Actually Important

Like, whatever.<p>Even when we're teenagers, our brains still have a lot of developing to do. New research suggests that teenage brains haven't matured …

10 Peanut Butter Cookies to Make This Holiday Season

If your goal this holiday season is to bake up a batch of cookies guaranteed to impress and delight, look no further than that jar of peanut butter …

A Super-Simple Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Every single homemade chocolate truffle is a masterpiece. That beautiful exterior coated with salty nuts or a dusting of chocolate coating holds …

Flat Earth Researcher Told He Can't Blast Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH on Public Lands

61-year-old stuntman and amateur Flat Earth theory researcher “Mad” Mike Hughes, who planned to launch himself some 1,800 feet up at 500 miles per …

Energy-saving LED lighting backfires as difference between night and day vanishes: analysis

The distinction between day and night is disappearing in the most heavily populated regions of the Earth, a rapid shift with profound consequences …

New pneumonia vaccine protects against over 70 strains of the disease

A new vaccine targeting dozens of new strains of pneumonia could potentially save "hundreds of thousands of lives" according to researchers. Early …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries ?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Last-Minute Coconut Dumpling Soup

Last Minute Spicy Coconut Wonton Soup<p>Serves 6; makes almost 3 quarts<p>6 cups (48 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth <br>5 (1/4-inch-thick) slices fresh …

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>The research marks a major milestone and, while a long way from clinical use, it …

Be Prepared to Give Up the Recipes for These Potluck Stars

Summer potlucks are mostly about friends and family. The burgers could be burnt, the salad soggy, and the white wine lukewarm and you'd still have a …

Comfort Food

Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change

The agricultural sector is the world’s largest single employer. It provides jobs for more than 40% of the global population. It’s also the largest …

25 Reasons Why Tonight's Dinner Should Be a Sandwich

Somewhere along the line, the sandwich got defined as lunch food. That's a shame, because if you stuff good bread with enough hearty, flavorful …

Cooking

Turn Dates into Vegan Caramels Without Turning on the Stove

<b>Line the pan:</b> Cut a rectangular piece of parchment paper to fit in an 8-inch square pan that hangs off 2 sides, creating a sling that will make …

Dessert

City breaks with kids: Nantes

This cycle-friendly city on the river Loire has family attractions galore, super street art and tasty food options for children<p>Not any more … Nantes is a wonderland for kids and parents. The city, on the river Loire, has seen a cultural reinvention in the past 10 years and there’s easily enough to …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

5 Meals Made Easy with Grocery Shortcuts

After years of meal planning for my family, I've finally realized what makes the plan work each and every week: embracing the grocery store dinner. …

Healthy Eating

Use Polarized Lighting Techniques to Capture Cool Color Effects

Polarized light is light that has waves oscillating all in the same direction. There are two basic ways to get polarized light: from reflection or by …

You Physics Teachers Really Ought to Teach Numerical Calculations

I love including numerical calculations in my introductory and advanced physics courses. I find that including coding in the introductory physics …

Mathematics

Four sweet pie recipes, plus three seasonal variations on each

Valerie Berry, Jeremy Lee, Imen McDonnell, Mark Diacono

Seasonal Food

Meet the Scientist Trying to Bring the Woolly Mammoth Back from the Dead

The Harvard geneticist started with a close relative, the Asian elephant, and is using a genetic engineering tool known as CRISPR in an effort to create a mammoth-like elephant capable of thriving in cold regions.<p>It’s not a vanity project. Church thinks reintroducing the mammoth-like animal into …

Scientists Create Helium Compound That Could Rewrite The Textbooks

New textbooks everyone...<p>If you can remember any of your basic chemistry (we can’t) you will recall that helium holds a special place in the periodic …

Mushroom Pasta Recipe, How to Make the Best Mushroom Pasta in the World

Mushroom Pasta with Italian Sausage<p>Mushroom pasta mixed with sausage mince is a hearty dish full of rich flavours and country aromas. The intensity of porcini mushrooms will take you direct to Italy and when mixed with tasty sausage and a drizzle of truffle oil, no one will be able to resist.<p>This …

Italian Food

WikiHow apologises for turning Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Jay-Z white

Cartoon for ‘How to become a congressman’ tutorial was based on photo taken after a fundraising event – but website says illustrator got the skin colors wrong<p>The how-to website WikiHow has apologised for a “disgraceful” cartoon showing Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Jay-Z as white people on an article …