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Build Yourself A Home Bar Without Going Broke

It’s pretty safe to say that craft cocktail culture is spiking worldwide. The upside is that we’re drinking and rediscovering classic drinks and inventing new ones every day. The downside is that going out and getting sloppy on cocktails is expensive, sometimes prohibitively so.<p>Mixing cocktails is …

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John Cacioppo: ‘Loneliness is like an iceberg – it goes deeper than we can see’

Loneliness is contagious, heritable, affects one in four people – and increases the chances of early death by 20% – says US social neuroscientist John Cacioppo. The good news? He thinks it can be treated…<p>Professor John Cacioppo has been studying the effects and causes of loneliness for 21 years. He …

Nanogenerators Will Let Car Tires Pull Electricity From The Ground

Reinventing the wheel<p>It’s becoming clear: electric cars are the future. Between electric mainstays like Tesla and legacy car manufacturers like Ford and Chevrolet, the auto industry is racing towards making truly viable electric cars. Now, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are …

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Scientists see climate change in action in California wildflower fields

Drier, sunnier winters are stressing California's wildflowers.<p>These twin trends have conspired to reduce the diversity of wildflower species in a Northern California research meadow by 15% over 15 years, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>…