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He was dying. Antibiotics weren't working. Then doctors tried a forgotten treatment.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the …

Microbiology

Just How Random Are Two Factor Authentication Codes?

You know two-factor authentication tokens, the ephemeral, six-digit numbers you use as a second layer of security when logging into, say, your email? …

Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood, And We Wish We Were Kidding

Move over kale.<p>An international team of scientists sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches in 2016. The reason?<p>It's more …

Nutrition

HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of …

'Mary and the Witch's Flower' shows where Japanese animation can go after Studio Ghibli

It's hard work, building a dream world of magic.<p>That's especially true when emerging from the shadow of some of the world's most renowned cinema architects — the legendary Studio Ghibli. After all, Ghibli was led creatively by the two most revered figures in Japanese animation: Hayao Miyazaki and …

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

Among doctors and the public alike, there is a popular belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and results in coronary heart disease. …

StarCraft is now free for PC and Mac

Nearly two decades since it was first released, Blizzard Entertainment’s immensely popular real-time strategy game <i>StarCraft</i> has gone free today, along with its <i>Brood War</i> expansion pack.<p>That’s in addition to new features and improvements in patch 1.18, which has just become publicly available for PC …

The New Outdoor Living Room: 10 Favorite Built-in Sofas for Decks and Patios

We’re in the process of gutting our backyard. One of the design elements we’re adding is a large deck with a built-in, U-shaped sofa–a spot for the …

FINALLY: A Cheat Sheet That's Going to Save All of Your Houseplants

Never question how much sunlight your spider plant needs again.<p>Even though cheat sheets are frowned upon in the classroom and bound to get your kid into serious trouble if he's found with one, they're the ultimate lifesaver at home. In our opinion, you should embrace anything and everything that …

The Taste Of Wine Isn't All In Your Head, But Your Brain Sure Helps

What do listening to music, hitting a baseball and solving a complex math problem have in common? They all activate <i>less</i> gray matter than drinking wine.<p>According to Yale neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd, the flavor of wine "engages more of our brain than any other human behavior." The apparently …

Wine

From Wristwatches To Radio, How World War I Ushered In The Modern World

Imagine you're a military officer in World War I. Armies have grown so large, you can no longer communicate just by the sound of your voice or the wave of your hand. You need to synchronize movements of troops and artillery, far and wide.<p>You need a wristwatch.<p>"The entire process of using artillery …

Watches

The “No-Knead Bread” Chef Now Has the Secret to Sourdough

How do you explain America’s ever increasing obsession with bread, even as the ranks of gluten-free adherents continue to expand?<p>Credit one pioneer …

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.”<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the triumph of <i>Homo sapiens</i>is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark …

10 Modern Kitchens Rocking Natural Wood Cabinets

We predicted that natural materials and warmer finishes would rule the kitchen in 2017 (here are our other guesses). One way we're seeing this …

Kitchens

Evolution is Not What We Thought

The things we thought we understood about Europeans are coming unstuck as we examine the genes of more ancient people.<p>The Rock of Gibraltar appears out of the plane window as an immense limestone monolith sharply rearing up from the base of Spain into the Mediterranean. One of the ancient Pillars …

11 Home Libraries That Will Inspire You to Hit the Books

Can Vitamin D3 Heal Autoimmune Diseases? | Goop

A major—far more than the standard recommended—dose of vitamin D3 could be one of the keys to treating the ever-skyrocketing incidence of autoimmune …

7 dramatic home library ideas

Yes, please<p>When you can’t visit grand libraries with stunning architecture whenever you want, the next best thing might be a spectacular display of books right at home. Indeed, for bibliophiles with a design bent, building a home library might mean ditching generic bookshelves for clever built-in …

This is the ultimate houseplant cheat sheet

Find out which plants are best suited for each room of the house.<p>Have you ever wondered if that peace lily you have in your living room is in the …

Plants

Hardy Houseplants That Double as Low-Maintenance Decor

Bringing nature indoors with an eye-catching houseplant is a great way to breathe new life into your home. Yet keeping that houseplant alive is …

Plants

Home improvement: build your dream BBQ in 6 steps

Created: 11 November, 2016<p>BBQ building! What could be more appealing?<p>Having a backyard is a really great addition to your home and is both practical …

Kitchens

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Self-improvement

Hemp can’t get you high, but it can get high-tech

Don Basile Contributor<p>Don Basile is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with more than 20 years of executive experience in technology, healthcare and telecommunications.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Ethics — the next frontier for artificial intelligence<br>• Tech companies and the global rise of …

Why Does a Rocket Need to Roll Going Into Orbit?

By the time the Sun rose a little after 7 o’clock in the morning on December 21, 1968, people were already gathered on beaches and stopped on backroads near NASA's Kennedy Space Centre. The crew of Apollo 8 was already strapped into their command module, and as sunlight spread over the scene the …

10 Underrated War Films for Serious Movie Buffs

Put these on the queue for your next movie night.<p>There's no doubt that there's a lot of great war cinema out there for movie buffs. You've got <i>Full Metal Jacket</i>, <i>The Deer Hunter</i>, and <i>Saving Private Ryan</i> just to name a well-known handful. But for every iconic film that has received dozens of accolades, …

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …

Investing

20 Bathroom Shelves To Organize Your Space In Style

Decluttering has never looked so stylish.<p>Whether you have space for a large cabinet or are aiming for a more subtle storage solution, these shelves will get the job done.

Aquarium Garden - Self Cleaning Fish Tank Grows Food with Aqua Biofilter™

The Aquarium Garden kit is our new product that has been developed after getting feedback from aquarium and aquaponics fans about our previous …