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How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

Early photojournalism captures life on the streets of Victorian London

'Street Life in London'<p>Scraping and hustling at the center of an empire<p>1877<p>From 1873 to 1877, Scottish photographer John Thomson collaborated with …

Rise in the number of Monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico

The number of Monarch butterflies travelling thousands of kilometres south for winter is "inspirational" conservationists say.<p>Lourdes Heredia reports .

Biodiversity

Hacker breached accounts of 700,000 US taxpayer

<b>The US tax authorities (IRS) said on Friday that the personal information of a further 390,000 individuals may have been accessed by cyber criminals.</b><p>In May, the IRS said it discovered the data of 114,000 US taxpayers had been illegally accessed through the "Get Transcript" page since January 2014.<p>A …

Personal Information

PCB levels still high in Europe’s killer whales, smaller dolphins

Decades after Europe banned toxic PCBs, the region’s killer whales and three smaller dolphin species still carry high levels of the …

Killer Whales

There would be 2 major downsides if Apple made iCloud literally impossible to hack

From the Financial Times:<p>Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers' iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans.<p>What Apple is expected to …

Online Life

Healthy Breakfasts to Buy

Because some days, there's just no time to make breakfast.<p>1 of 22<p>Try Something New for Breakfast<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Starbucks Egg and Cheddar …

PlaNet, Google's latest AI, has amazing accuracy with photo locations

Google has developed a deep-learning neural network program that beats well-traveled humans at guessing where a photo was taken.<p>Thanks to Google, a …

Sony's new VR control patent looks like something out of 'Tron'

Ready to feel like you’re in the future? If a new patent from Sony comes to fruition, you might be able to strap on your VR goggles and manipulate virtual space while looking like you’re living in The Grid from ‘Tron.’<p>The patent, spotted by Ars Technica, is for a ‘Glove Interface Object’ presumably …

Smartphone Makers Are Finally Moving Past Megapixels

Smartphone companies like Apple and Samsung have long trumpeted their devices’ megapixel count, which measures the size of a camera’s image when …

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

The Brain

Epicurious: 3-Ingredient Recipes Video Series

2016 Jaguar XF R-Sport: Quiet by Design, Loaded with Luxury and Technology

The new Jaguar XF is lighter, more efficient, and packed with technology.<p>I’d like to mention several features that are segment-leading for the XF, …

Syrian Semolina and Nut Cake

• 1 1/4 cups [225 g] semolina flour (regular, not fine)<br>• 6 Tbsp [85 g] unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 1/4 cup [50 g] superfine sugar<br>• 1 1/2 cups [360 …

Recipe: John Legend's Favorite Breakfast Sandwich

Celebrities are just like the rest of us. They love breakfast sandwiches. In her new cookbook <i>Cravings: Recipes for All the Foods You Want to Eat</i>, model turned TV host Chrissy Teigen reveals some of her best home recipes. Far from a fluffy collection of mediocre meals by a big name, Teigen developed …

The Custom Shelving In This Home Keeps The Cat Happy

When Taiwanese design firm Thinking Design were tasked with designing a home for their client with a cat, they decided to include a ‘catwalk’ for the …

Anti-government protesters rally for 'free and open Poland'

Tens of thousands turn out to condemn leader Jarosław Kaczyński and voice support for ex-president Lech Wałęsa<p>Tens of thousands of Poles chanting “We will defend democracy” and “Lech Wałęsa” rallied on Saturday in Warsaw to protest against moves by Poland’s three-month-old conservative government …

Emissions Could Make Earth Uninhabitable

By <b>Tim Radford / Climate News Network</b><p><i>Baked earth caused by the severe water shortage in Senegal, West Africa. (United Nations via Flickr)</i><p>LONDON — …

To treat the heart, start with the gut

Blocking gut reactions could help defend against heart disease.<p>Intestinal microbes break down the essential nutrient choline, abundant in meat and …

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?

Humans have known for a long time that asparagus makes our pee smell. While ancient Romans certainly ate (and loved) their asparagus, the first to …

Here's How You Can Keep YouTube Playing on Your Phone After You Close The Window

FINALLY!!<p>One of the biggest first-world problems of the past decade has been our inability to listen to our favourite songs on YouTube while doing …

Fresh Corn Fritters

• 6 ounces extra-firm silken tofu (1/2 package of the vacuum-packed kind)<br>• 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup<br>• 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or …

Recipes

A mass extinction of bees and butterflies could threaten world food crops, UN report finds

Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something …

15 Recipes that Prove Cardamom Makes Everything Taste Better

Cardamom may be expensive, so put the spice to good use in these 15 recipes.<p>Cardamom is wonderfully strong and fragrant, and using fresh pods makes a world of difference in flavor. Just keep in mind that 10 pods equals 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom when you're out shopping, because you'll soon be …

Cooking