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9 Cheese You've Never Heard of But Need to Try Immediately

Even if you're a self-proclaimed cheese lover, odds are you could still stand expand your cheese horizons. If you’re limiting yourself to the safety …

Breakfast

'Sea Nomads' Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving

For hundreds of years, the Bajau have lived at sea, and natural selection may have made them genetically stronger divers.<p>If you hold your breath and plunge your face into a tub of water, your body automatically triggers what's called the diving response. Your heart rate slows, your blood vessels …

Immune System

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health

Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.<p>Night owls might get a rap for staying up too late watching Netflix or getting lost in meme spirals on the web, but it’s not all fun and games. Study after study shows the later you sleep and rise, the more likely you are to develop …

Sleep

“Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” Goldman Sachs analysts ask | Ars Technica

Analyst report notes that Gilead’s hep C cure will make less than $4 billion this year.<p>One-shot cures for diseases are not great for business—more …

Goldman Sachs

Don’t be so sure you know what a lowercase G looks like

Were you aware there are two versions of a lowercase G?<p>Can you pick out a lowercase G from a lineup? Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that a surprising number of adults can’t. In fact, many of the adults they tested weren’t aware that there are two versions of a lowercase G at all …

Johns Hopkins University
Music Production

Blue Moon's brewer launching marijuana-infused 'beer'

DENVER — The inventor of Blue Moon beer is launching three marijuana-infused drinks that promise intoxication without the alcoholic headache.<p>The drinks, served chilled and initially only available in Colorado this fall, will contain no alcohol but will instead be infused with special marijuana …

Cannabis

Glitter Beer Is Popping Up At Breweries All Over The Country, And It’s Mesmerizing To Behold

I'm aware that this might be an extremely controversial topic for those among us who are still shuddering from the Send Glitter To Your Enemies …

Master of naan: The Takeout guide to South Asian breads

I grew up with two Indian cuisines: The food I ate in Indian restaurants on special occasions, and the food cooked by my grandmother. The biggest …

Bread

New beer yeast could make hops irrelevant

Given Americans’ craving for hop-forward beers—by 2015, IPAs as a category had grown to almost ten times their 2008 levels—suggesting brewers make …

Nature Communications

Here's which generation you're part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist

The only generation officially designated by the US Census Bureau is the baby-boomer generation.<p>Yet that hasn't stopped demographers from classifying other cohorts into ranges of birth years. Often this is done to better understand how formative experiences such as world events or technological …

Social Sciences

Unraveling the Genetics Behind Why Some People “See” Sound and “Hear” Color

It’s difficult to imagine for many people, but for a certain percentage of the human population, music may evoke colors, words stir up flavors or …

The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease

Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new study. …

Microbiology

Neil deGrasse Tyson Shuts Down Flat-Earthers Once And For All

One of the oddest fads of the 21st century is the renaissance of “flat-Earthers,” Internet-dwelling folk who believe there’s a conspiracy in place to …

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Religion

Time in Space Altered Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA. Here's Why Elon Musk Should Pay Attention

Moving to other planets, like Musk proposes, could rewrite us on the genetic level.<p>As astronaut Scott Kelly gets used to living life on Earth again--he spent a full year on the International Space Station--Elon Musk continues to plow through SpaceX successes. Musk's long-term goal of eventually …

Space Station

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on …

Birds

Despite its low cost to taxpayers, Trump’s budget eliminates the Marine Mammal Commission

A protection program which costs taxpayers just 1 cent a year would be one of the casualties of Trump’s budget<p>In the 1970s, several species of marine mammals in U.S. waters were at risk of extinction or depletion due to human activities such as fishing bycatch, ship strikes and offshore drilling. …

Marine Mammals

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Natural remedies for constipation

Sometimes it can be difficult to have a bowel movement. We discover some of the natural remedies that can help a person poop, and lifestyle changes …

Wellness

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

Psychology

Girl power: life's going swimmingly for all-female fish species

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along the Texas-Mexico border is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly over-rated.<p>Scientists said on Monday they have deciphered the genome of the Amazon molly, one of …

Biology

Scientists Have Discovered a Potential New Antibiotic—In Dirt

The world is facing an epidemic of infections that no longer respond well to the drugs used to treat them—also known as super bugs. In the United …

Microbiology

Genes remain active after death

<b>Cells continue to function even after an individual dies.</b><p>That's according to a scientific study published in Nature Communications.<p>Analysing post-mortem samples, an international team of scientists showed that some genes became more active after death.<p>As well as providing an important dataset for …

Genetics

The Cuttlefish, a Master of Camouflage, Reveals a New Trick

Consider the cocktail umbrella. Like their larger counterparts, these wee things can be furled and unfurled easily. Once you tire of playing with them, you can lock them into the open position with a little latch before continuing to enjoy your drink.<p>Now imagine you have hundreds of cocktail …

University of Cambridge

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

Genetics

Stronger Than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet--It's Super Wood!

Simple processes can make wood tough, impact-resistant—or even transparent

Engineering

Is walking 10,000 steps a day really good for you?

Is walking 10,000 steps a day actually beneficial for your health?<p>While your Fitbit may beep in celebration on your wrist when you hit the 10,000 …

Public Health England

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing - So What Will Happen To Men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it …