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How an army of eunuchs ran The Forbidden City

Eighteen lama priests, all eunuchs, attended to the spiritual welfare of the ladies of the palace. They drew a double allowance as salary. When a …

Ancient History

Turmeric can cure stomach cancer: JNU study

Consuming turmeric can cure stomach cancer, revealed a research study done by the Department of Biotechnology of the Jawaharlal Nehru University …

Cancer

Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks

<b>One of the world's deadliest viruses, Ebola kills up to half of those it infects. But despite appearing to have all the hallmarks of a potential epidemic, the latest outbreak developed in a very different way.</b><p>It was the ninth Ebola outbreak to hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in a decade, …

Disease

This Is the Most Popular Guacamole Recipe on Pinterest

Guacamole is perfect, and there are <i>so many</i> recipes out there to try. Smooth or chunky, spicy or mild, full of mix-ins or plain, it's all good.<p>Of all …

Healthy Eating

Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy

As dreamy as it might be to combine renewable energy sources with storage batteries, there's a problem: those batteries are expensive. It might take you years to recoup the costs. You'll be glad to hear, then, that Stanford scientists have a way to make those batteries more cost-effective. They've …

Clean Energy

Doctors think they have discovered the cause of MS 

Could vaccine for a common virus stop multiple sclerosis? Doctors think they have discovered the cause of disease<p><b>Multiple sclerosis is triggered when</b> …

Multiple Sclerosis

Humans Have Changed Earth's Seasons For The First Time, Study Shows

"This is the kind of stuff you don't want to be right about."<p>Poring over four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the …

Climate Change

15 Best Barbecue Side Dishes

A tasty side dish is well worth the extra few minutes it takes to prepare. Without stealing the show, a great side or two will really round out your …

Cooking

Top iPad apps gone free

We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only the top iPad apps free for the day as they happen so you know they …

Apps

What will the Doctor order?

By Melissa Hogenboom<p>Our quest to understand how our genes work started in earnest in the mid-19th Century when a biologist and monk called Gregor Mendel came to a startling conclusion about the traits of plants. He crossed purple flowered pea plants with white ones, and found that all the resulting …

Genetics

8 Vocab Apps That'll Make You Sound Smarter

With all of the awesome app games on the market, it's hard to separate the best from, well, the pointless. And while some of us may revel in crushing …

Apps

Pig Poop's Starring Role in the Biofuel Movement

Farmers are turning a stinky problem into a solution. What's next: making it more affordable and even cleaner.<p>When Tom Butler switched his North …

Natural Gas

Alabama-Style Smoke-Roasted Chicken Legs

Recipe<p>Servings: 4<p>Only in northern Alabama will you see anything like this recipe, whose defining characteristic is mayonnaise. Most all of the …

Recipes

CRISPR Defense Thwarted through Viral Cooperation | GEN

Gene editing using the CRISPR-Cas system has exploded with therapeutic potential over the last several years, and while researchers have begun to …

Biology

Arizona is among top states that utilize renewable energy

Arizona is among top states for renewable energy, report says<p>Experts say Americans should work to obtain 100 percent of their energy from clean, …

Renewable Energy

How to Capture Sharp Photos of Birds in Flight

Getting a sharp image of a bird in flight is a challenging task, but it’s equally rewarding and satisfying. These small and magnificent creatures …

Landscape Photography

Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo) Recipe

"Every Spanish restaurant serves this dish of shrimp cloaked in garlic-infused olive oil with smoky hints of paprika and a touch of sweetness from …

Seafood

How environmentally friendly are electric cars?

While the green credentials of electric cars vary depending on how that electricity is generated in the first place, they still have lower CO2 …

Citizen Science

How Household Geothermal Energy Systems Work

Google's Dandelion Air offers absurdly affordable, zero-emissions heating and cooling (in certain areas, for now)<p>Like a day at the beach, the …

Geothermal Energy

Renewable Energy Won't Succeed Without This -- and Utilities Are Already Preparing

American electric utilities invested an estimated $7 billion in the trend in 2016. That's a 375% surge from a decade ago -- and it could just be …

Renewable Energy

Ocean Circulation Has Slowed Down Dramatically, And It Can't Be Explained by Climate Change

The decline is 10 times larger than expected.<p>Global warming isn't the cause of slowdown in a huge circulation pattern in the Atlantic Ocean, which …

Global Warming

Telomeres, Aging and Cancer | Learn Science at Scitable

Introduction<p>How do the natural ends of chromosomes — called telomeres — differ from chromosome ends generated at the site of a chromosomal break? …

Medicine

Climate Change is Proving Worse Than We Imagined, So Why Aren’t We Confronting its Root Cause?

June 23 marked the 30th year anniversary of NASA climate scientist James Hansen’s presentation on global warming to the U.S. Congress. In his address …

Climate

Fight for 'World's Richest Shipwreck' Heats Up

Science & Innovation<p>With a cargo worth possibly more than 20 billion dollars, salvors seeking excavation rights to the San José shipwreck face new challenges.<p>A plan to recover what may be one of history’s greatest treasure troves from the wreck of a Spanish galleon could be set in motion on July 23.<p>…

Archaeology

How to Use Tone Curves to Make Quick and Powerful Edits in Lightroom and Photoshop

When you're working in either Lightroom or Photoshop, there are often many paths to the same destination, but some are more efficient and …

Tutorials

Experimental treatment uses modified stem cells to fight cancer

A clinical trial run by UCLA is testing a potentially pioneering form of immunotherapy that could turn a patient's own body into a powerful weapon against cancer.<p>Researchers at the university's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are reinforcing the immune system's foundation by genetically …

Immunotherapy

12 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

American shoppers are going gray. Chalk it up to aging baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. There are roughly 74 million of them alive today, …

Retirement

15 Grilled Chicken Marinades You Won't Tire Of

Grilled chicken can get boring pretty quickly if you don't switch up your marinade.<p>July 20, 2018<p>Chicken is one of the easiest things to make, …

Cooking

Pan Fried Noodles With Tangy Chili Crisp Sauce

<i>These Pan Fried Noodles With Tangy Chili Crisp Sauce may just be the Chinese noodle recipe you’ve been waiting for! Blanketed with herbs and plenty</i> …

Hong Kong

Those who deny birthright citizenship get the Constitution wrong

<i>Elizabeth Wydra is president of the Constitutional Accountability Center.</i><p>Since its ratification 150 years ago, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution has guaranteed that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States …

Citizenship