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The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Genetics

One Perfect Cake, Unlimited Ways to Customize It

I love an everyday cake. Not necessarily a cake that you eat every single day—just one that you <i>could</i>, and one that doesn’t require much fanfare or intense grocery shopping. One that you can whip up with ease, even on a Tuesday; one that you’d be proud to take to a dinner party; one that is low-key …

Poisoned pets, preemie foals, dogs with spina bifida: UC Davis' top-ranked vets see them all

A Saudi royal cat was flown in for a kidney transplant. Bulldogs with spina bifida come for stem cell therapy.<p>Lame horses arrive to get diagnosed using a scanner found in no other animal hospital.<p>A dog who became a hero in the Philippines when she threw herself between a speeding motorcycle and two …

The 11 best books of 2017

From The Idiot to The Odyssey.<p>As we draw to the close of 2017, the year that looked at much-reviled 2016 and said, “Hold my beer,” right before it killed the “hold my beer” meme dead, we do have at least one thing to be thankful for: books. 2017 brought us books of rage and comfort and resentment …

The 10 best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2017

It’s always difficult to pick out the best books of the year, regardless of genre (it’s even harder to do it for a general list). There’s the fear …

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

13 Yummy Christmas Cookies from Around the World

Heaping plates of Christmas cookies are basically synonymous with the holidays. It seems that nearly every country around the globe has their own variation of the holiday classic. In fact, some of these regions have been making a version for hundreds of years. If you’re looking for a way to …

10 Essential Tips to Know Before You Start Holiday Baking

We're in the midst of the most wonderful time of the year: holiday baking season! Whether you're a budding baker taking your baking sheets on their …

97 Affordable Gifts for Readers

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

Breakfast

The 20 best books of the year, according to Amazon

From memoirs to novels to young adult fiction, 2017 was full of riveting books that readers just couldn't put down. First-time authors and New York Times bestsellers alike published stories that made us laugh, think, and maybe even reach for a wad of tissues.<p>Amazon's editors picked their 100 …

Books

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

8 Fantasy Series We Could Adapt Besides More Lord of the Rings

Amazon is going to use <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> series as their way to create their own <i>Game of Throne-</i>style series, by allowing themselves to explore the …

12 Must-Read Books If You Love Murder on the Orient Express

More locked-room mysteries for <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i> fans

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: July 11, 2017<p>Reviewed: April 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: July 11, 2017<p>"The ironies of bureaucracy and …

Books

Best Mysteries And Thrillers Of 2017

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Magpie Murders</b> by Anthony Horowitz<p>"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly …

Books

Frosting Recipes

Frost your way to better baked goods with these foolproof recipes for buttercream, icing and whipped cream frostings.<p>Vanilla American Buttercream<p>This …