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Scientists discover unknown virus in 'throwaway' DNA

A chance discovery has opened up a new method of finding unknown viruses.

Biology

42 Dinner Ideas If You're Trying To Cut Back On Meat Or Dairy

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Hot Corn Casserole Is a Dip, Side Dish, Condiment, or Magic

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.<p>Melt the butter in a 9- or 10-inch cast iron skillet or oven-safe nonstick frying pan over …

Cast Iron Skillet

Boost your brain power with these sweet breakfasts

Sweet morning treats are not all Cinnamon Toast Crunch and chocolate croissants. You can start your morning strong and satisfy your sweet tooth while …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

6 Colorful Lunches To Pack This Week To Lose 6 Pounds

It's hard to stick to your diet when lunchtime comes around at work and all you want to order is Chinese food. But, a simple fix to staying on your …

How to Give Strawberries the Gift of Immortality

Strawberry Honey Butter<p>Makes a scant 2 cups<p>2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes, at room temperature <br>1/4 cup honey <br>1/4 teaspoon …

Strawberries

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Baking

Conservative Reps Urge Trump to Fire NIH Chief Francis Collins Over Stem Cells

A group of conservative members of Congress wrote President Donald Trump Monday, urging him to fire National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins because he is not pro-life enough.<p>They specifically object to Collins’s support of stem cell research and the use of human embryos in …

Stem Cells

A US Satellite Took These Beautiful Black-and-White Photographs of Mars

Space lovers rejoice with ‘This Is Mars’ photo book.<p>The cover of <i>This Is Mars</i> appears like a drawn-out, drippy stain, frozen in time in black-and-white. This is just one many stills from the expansive photography book offering an intimate look at the Red Planet. Though only half the diameter of …

University of Arizona

The 1-Pan, 3-Ingredient, High-Protein Recipe You Can Eat Any Meal of the Day

Looking for an easy high-protein, high-fiber meal that's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? All you need for this recipe are basically three ingredients, one pan, and your oven.<p>For just over 400 calories, this roasted tofu, sweet potato, and bell pepper dish offers 34 grams of protein and 7.9 …

Food

Astronomers Are in Hot Pursuit of a Runaway Supermassive Black Hole

We're going to need a bigger boat.<p>Supermassive black holes normally sit at the centre of galaxies, pulling in matter and devouring stars that get too …

2017 May 7 - Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula

<b>Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> WISE, IRSA, NASA; <b>Processing & Copyright</b>: Francesco Antonucci<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's all of the …

Cosmology

Bullying Is Driving LGBTQ People Out of Tech, Study Finds

There has been no shortage of news coverage surrounding high-profile reports of harassment and discrimination in the tech industry. Most notably, perhaps, was the recent coverage of a former Uber engineer who detailed in a blog post the sexual harassment she said she experienced while working for …

LGBTQI

I've taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here's how to choose one to try

I've sent my spit off for more genetics tests than anyone else I know.<p>The tests analyzed the DNA in my saliva to find out a host of different things about my ancestry and health.<p>Genetic testing companies have proprietary sets of data and various ways of analyzing information, so each one I tried …

Molecular Biology

Antarctica's Blood Falls mapped and analyzed a century after discovery

One of the weirdest places in Antarctica is Blood Falls, a five-story cascade of blood-red liquid pouring from Taylor Glacier. Researchers finally …

NASA just got its closest look at Saturn yet — here's what it saw

On April 26, NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft closer to Saturn than ever before. In fact, it's the closest any spacecraft has ever come to Saturn — just 1,900 miles from the beautiful planet's cloud tops.<p>Even more exciting, Cassini has already transmitted images of what it saw from its deepest dive …

Hunan Beef with Peppers and Asparagus

This Hunan beef stir-fry is pleasantly spicy and deeply flavorful. Deep-fried beef is beautifully browned, flavorful and very tender on the inside. …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Quantum Physics is Bringing Our Wildest Sci-Fi Dreams to Life

Spooky Subatomic Space<p>Think of every amazing future technology you’ve seen or read about in science fiction, or imagined yourself. Big innovations …

Scientists Discover A White Dwarf Orbiting Black Hole

A breakthrough has been made as scientists discover a tiny star in a binary system located around 14,800 light years away. The globular cluster is …

Universe

Juno has sent back more photos of Jupiter, and the results are spectacular

In 2011, NASA launched a space probe named Juno that would travel all the way to Jupiter to snap photos and collect data from the solar system’s …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Gender-neutral people, a mermaid and a T. rex are among the 69 new emoji coming soon

Emoji can't convey everything.<p>For instance, you can't currently use emoji to indicate that you're a breastfeeding woman in a hijab who's also a zombie hungry for brains.<p>But that's about to change.<p>The Unicode Consortium, the shadowy organization that approves and encodes emoji, has announced 69 new …

Mockups

'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online

One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone — …

Internet

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

Astronomy

Leading The Charge Against The GOP Health Plan, Rep. Mark Meadows Is Right At Home

In this corner of Appalachia, poverty takes a back seat to art galleries, country clubs, golf course communities, five-star restaurants, and multimillion-dollar houses.<p>From this perch in Highlands, N.C., Congressman Mark Meadows, a real estate entrepreneur who capitalized on the area's …

Health Care

Comey confronts an angry Congress

The FBI director testifies Monday as members of both parties accuse him of being less than forthcoming about Russia-related probes.<p>He upended the presidential election — twice. Now Democrats are pinning their hopes on the man many of them blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss to deliver a major blow to …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump fuels diplomatic row with Britain after apology from US officials over GCHQ wiretapping claims

Donald Trump remained unrepentant amid a diplomatic row with Britain on Friday, hours after US officials made a formal apology for accusing GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on the then presidential candidate.<p>Sean Spicer, the president's press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday evening – …

Donald Trump