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The 67 Most Delish Fall Soups

Cold, stormy night? There's a soup for that.<p>During fall, all we want to do is drink PSL's, wear sweaters, and eat soup. It's just right. These easy …

Recipes

The Parasitic Vine That Slowly Sucks the Life Out of Wasps

“Pretty freaky”<p>Every year, Scott Egan and his students crisscross the country looking for odd, round things called galls that grow on plants. They are, essentially, plant tumors. Once you start looking, they’re everywhere. Egan stops at county parks, cemeteries, church parking lots, even the side …

Florida

Will Baby Poop Bacteria Become the New Probiotic?

Could the key to better gut health reside in a probiotic cocktail brewed from the contents of an infant's dirty diaper?<p>That's the question driving a …

Digestion

The Revolution That Rewrote Life’s History

Your high-school biology book needs an update.<p>Biologists have argued for a long time, long before molecular phylogenetics began complicating matters, about how to define <i>species.</i> The concept dates back to at least Carl Linnaeus, who during the 18th century defined a species in his system of binomial …

Evolution

Meet the Nuclear Weapons Nerds

John Coster-Mullen was driving his truck to a warehouse in Oshkosh, Wisconsin when he told me that he owns uranium. He’d been talking on the phone …

Uranium

If you want to save the world, veganism isn’t the answer | Isabella Tree

Our soils were almost dead. Now we have ​19 types of worm, and 23 species of dung beetle in a single cowpat<p>Veganism has rocketed in the UK over the past couple of years – from an estimated half a million people in 2016 to more than 3.5 million – 5% of our population – today. Influential …

Profit

A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information.<p>He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of his day (like the telephone, the radio, and the television) in graduate school.<p>It wasn’t until 1948, …

Mathematics

Scientists have found a new way to stimulate lucid dreams

Lucid dreams, where dreamers become aware they are dreaming and take control of it, can be an incredible experience. The only issue: They're rare and difficult to stimulate. As a result researchers have spent decades trying to figure out different techniques to create a lucid dreaming experience …

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

6 OF THE BEST MOUNTAINS TO HIKE IN NORTH AMERICA

Stony Man Mountain, Shenandoah Valley National Park, Virginia<br>Elevation: 4,011 feet<p>The Appalachian Mountains may not offer the dizzying heights of the …

16 Incredibly Useful Resources for Aspiring Authors

…You’ll Wish You Knew About These Earlier<p>Throughout the process of writing my book and helping clients with theirs, I’ve curated a list of tools that …

CreateSpace

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Workouts

Study Predicts Unexpected Climate Change Effects To Come

We tend to think the main threats of climate change are warmer oceans and changing wind patterns, but a recent study published in Nature Climate …

Climate Change

Troubled Times for Alternatives to Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

Miguel Zumalacárregui knows what it feels like when theories die. In September 2017, he was at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Saclay, near …

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

Asparagus

How I wrote a 100,000-word novel in four weeks and what it did for my copywriting

We were on holiday when it happened.<p>What happened?<p>I discovered I was a novelist. Here’s how it went down.<p>“You know,” my wife said, “the difference …

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli review – a worthy heir to Stephen Hawking

Is time real or simply a useful measurement of change? The author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us to the limits of our understanding with clarity and style<p>In Hitler’s Germany, a handful of physicists bristled at the mere mention of quantum theory. The troubling uncertainties of …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Dementia

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

12 Best Waterfall Hikes in Northern California

When it comes to chasing waterfalls, you’d be hard-pressed to find a region in North America more prolific than Northern California. From a sheer …

These diamonds from space formed inside a long-lost planet, scientists say

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ten years ago, an Arizona astronomer spotted an asteroid that was headed straight for Earth. Swiftly he summoned the help of colleagues and casual stargazers, who tracked the space rock as it exploded in the sky, raining …

Solar System

Earth’s Earliest Life Arose Out of Fart-Scented Pools, Scientists Reveal

In the beginning, there was sulfur, and it smelled bad.<p>All life on Earth is thought to have emerged from the “primordial soup,” a chemical cocktail …

"There is a desire among black people to make the world over"

The powerful imagery of afrofuturism suggests what could be possible if the ambitions of black architects and designers are realised, says Ekow Eshun.<p>…

Inside the Cleanroom Where NASA’s New Mars Lander Waits to Launch

A few rules for the cleanroom where NASA’s new InSight Mars lander waits for launch. One, if you must sneeze, sneeze <i>away</i> from the spacecraft. Two, if …

Climate change litigation rising with the seas as victims revert to 'Plan B'

When they first warned more than 30 years ago that human activity could create an enhanced greenhouse effect, scientists hoped it would lead to …

Los Angeles is painting some of its streets white and the reasons why are pretty cool

In the race to combat climate change, the city of Los Angeles is employing a surprising new tactic -- covering its streets in a grayish-white coating …

All the things you're best at in your teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s

Though our youth is steeped in promise, scientific studies have shown that we go on to excel at various skills well into middle age and beyond. Like a fine wine, some things just get better with age. Let's take a look.

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