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Butter doesn't increase risk of heart disease after all

Why it matters:<p>Americans are eating more butter than they have in a generation.<p>And the latest diet evidence indicates that saturated fats aren't as bad for heart health as previously believed. Guidelines shunning saturated fats (found in animal products like red meat and dairy) arose largely out of …

Why Can't We Hear Our Hearts Beat? Here's How Our Brain Turns Down the Volume

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>Think about the times you've been able to sense your heart -- the puttering, lub-dub after an exhaustive workout or an adrenaline-fueled moment. If you're healthy, these should be the rare moments where you're aware of your own heartbeat. …

The Science of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

Emergency Pancake Syrup, a Simple Hack You'll Actually Use

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I'd like to tell you I'm the sort of person who's tasted her way through every sugar shack in Vermont, that I know a guy who knows a guy across the border, that I skip past lesser grades in pursuit of the elusive …

Scientists Dissolve Everyday Objects In Acid, But One Item Surprisingly Survives

Don't try this at home!<p>YouTube channel “Chemistry Flicks” has been hard at work dousing everyday objects in acid, all in the name of science.<p>They've coated a host of items -- including fruit, meat, a lab coat, chocolate, and a smartphone -- in chlorosulfonic acid over the past two weeks.<p>All but one …

Chemistry

Where to Devour All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs in D.C.

Snow crab legs are surprisingly popular as an all-you-can-eat item. The salty, delicate meat trapped in thin shells makes for a fast and easy eating experience compared to blue crab, the crustacean that tends to inspire the D.C. area's loyalty.<p>While it's easy to find snow crab legs in many of the …

Simplistic Chart Of How Long Different Animals Live

This is a retro chart from Compton's Encyclopedia detailing the average lifespans of a bunch of different animals. I had no idea that carp and swans …

Time I

New website lets anyone spy on Tinder users

Developer says Swipebuster is making a comment about privacy, but users of dating app are worried<p>Tinder isn’t as private as many of its users think, and a new website which aims to exploit that is causing concern among users of the dating app.<p>Swipebuster promises to let Tinder users find out …

Relationships

Pass the Potatoes: 7 Tested and Perfected Spud Recipes

Baked, fried, puréed or mashed, <i>everyone</i> loves potatoes. From Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes to Potatoes Leek Soup, here are seven simple and delicious ways to make them.<p><b>1. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple & Thyme</b><p>In this easy recipe, sweet potatoes are mashed with butter, maple syrup and thyme to bring …

Louis C.K. Rips Donald Trump in Epic Email: 'The Guy Is Hitler'

Comedian writes to fans, "Trump is a messed up guy with a hole in his heart that he tries to fill with money and attention. He can never ever have …

Donald Trump

The implosion of the Republican party has reached comic levels — here’s why it’s still terrifying

“HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF,” Karl Marx famously said, “First as a tragedy, then as a farce.” A farce, by definition, is “a comic dramatic work using …

GOP Foreign Policy Experts Warn A Trump Presidency Would Endanger America

Better late than never.<p>WASHINGTON -- Sixty Republican national security heavyweights vow in an open letter released late Wednesday to work “energetically” to prevent GOP front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party's nomination.<p>The experts, who represent vastly divergent GOP ideologies, …

Donald Trump

Four white men ordered to pay $840,000 for Jim Crow-style killing of Mississippi black man

Outings to “Jafrica” took place over the summer in 2011. The Mississippi teenagers from predominantly white Rankin County piled into cars and drove into predominantly African American Jackson. These trips were named for a portmanteau of “Jackson” and “Africa,” a nod to their specific and malicious …

Crime

'Detox enzyme' which stops sugar being stored as fat identified by scientists

This discovery may mean that guilt-free sugary snacks could become a reality<p>Relish the idea of sucking down a fizzy drink or biting into a doughnut with no consequences?<p>Imagine never having to start a diet in January again.<p>This could be the future after scientists at the University of Montreal …

Why I'm leaving Spotify after six years

Spotify changed the way I listen to music. When I joined the service in 2009, I had maybe 4GB of music on my laptop at any given time, and a 2GB Sony MP3 player that I rotated my collection on. I now have an ever-expanding online library that amounts to the equivalent of 80GB, and near-constant …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the …

LGBTQI

Reporter who told world of Guernica atrocity and inspired Picasso is hero of new film

Sandbags, rifles and the fatigues of the militia have been familiar sights once more in the hills and valleys of the Basque country this autumn and are only now being cleared away, almost 80 years after the start of the Spanish civil war. But this time it was all make-believe.<p>The life of George …

War

Picasso nude portrait fetches over $67 million at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A nude portrait by Pablo Picasso brought in more than $67 million at Sotheby's on Thursday, a day after the auction house sold $377 …

Fine Art

Researchers think they've found the holy grail of secure passwords — using poetry

Fortunately for all of us, a pair of researchers say they have solved this problem — using poetry.<p>Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Ghazvininejad, both of the University of Southern California, have published a paper that presents creating a poem from randomly selected words as an easy way to create a …

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, outside London – have already used the …

Cancer

The Most Haunted Places In The U.S.

Get in the "spirit." 👻<p>Whether it's an abandoned shack, a haunted hotel or a spirit-infested slice of the great outdoors, America's most haunted destinations make for excellent -- albeit excellently spooky -- Halloween weekenders.<p>The ghostbusters experts at Foursquare were kind enough to point out …

Abandoned Buildings

Why Interrupted Sleep Is Worse Than Short Sleep

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

Tips From a Flight Attendant

Flight attendants are the face of the airlines. It's their job to ensure that your flight is as pleasant as possible. They go out of their way to ensure our travel is uneventful. (By the way, uneventful is preferred. Incidences, delays, and other events before, during and after flights make for a …

Flying

You're Right, Hotel Sex IS Better Than Regular Sex. Here's Why.

It's not just in your head (but it is, sort of).<p>If you ever had sex in a hotel room and thought, "Well, that was better than it usually is," you're not the only one.<p>Turns out there are chemical responses that occur in our brains when we have sex in a hotel bed, that don't necessarily happen in our …

Candles

PlayStation sent PewDiePie a custom controller in a birthday cake

It’s good to be PewDiePie. Not only did Felix Kjellberg top Forbes’ list of the highest-paid YouTube stars, bringing in an estimated $12 million over …

Why did the clocks change this weekend? What is Daylight Savings Time and why do we still use it?

<b>The clocks went back this weekend, giving us all a blissful extra hour in bed. From Sandringham Time to why we even have Daylight Saving Time in the first place, here's everything you need to know about the autumn time change.</b><p>When did the clocks go back?<p>This morning at 2am, the UK reverted to …

Daylight Savings Time

E-sports promoter ESL becomes world's biggest video-game events company

The Reicherts watched their sports-crazy son in a dramatic match-up, taking on some of the world's top players.<p>Benjamin played soccer, which always got their adrenaline flowing. But this wasn't soccer. It was "Quake" — a video game. Laser-eyed teenagers sat in front of screens, killing each other …

ESL