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This is the burger you have to try in your state, according to Foursquare

Because this is 'Merica's signature food.<p>Italians specialize in pasta and pizza, Japanese mastered the art of sushi and we Americans have long adored the hamburger.<p>Every state offers a multitude of American fare, but only one burger spot can reign supreme. With the help of Foursquare, Delish was …

Four Square

How to Pack for an Entire Week in *Just* One Carry-On

Crushing your goal to travel more this year? We bet you know that packing light has amazing benefits. Not only does bringing a carry on bag save you cash on baggage fees that you can use on duty-free shopping or travel splurges that are actually worth it, but it also gives you less to worry about …

Research Brief: Red Wolves Are Recent Hybrids of Gray Wolves and Coyotes

Changing Planet<p>A study of the complete genomes of 28 canids reveals that despite differences in body size and behavior, North American gray wolves and coyotes are far more closely related than previously believed, and only recently split into two lineages. Furthermore, the endangered red and …

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To prevent cannibalism, bring chocolate

Here’s another reason to show up with a box of chocolates: It doubles as a shield if she bites.Edging slowly toward a female, male nursery web …

Scientists have created self-healing fabrics that also protect from harmful chemicals

Protective clothing is critical to the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals. A new fabric coating promises to not only neutralize toxins, but also to heal tears and holes on its own while the clothes go through the laundry.<p>The coating, developed by a team of researchers from …

Protein

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

The Incredible Brain Benefits of Silence

Scientists were shocked to discover the outsize impact of silence on the brain. You will be too.<p>When was the last time you experienced true silence?<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a quiet, remote place, that might be a simple question to answer. But for most urban dwellers, escaping the cacophony …

The Brain

Scientists Find First Instance of Water Clouds Outside Our Solar System

A cloudy day here on Earth might be a sign for gloom, but elsewhere in the universe, to behold one is a scientific achievement.<p>In this case, a team …

Great white sharks disappear into the middle of the Pacific Ocean every year — and scientists are trying to figure out why

There's not a lot going for this particular spot in the ocean. It's about 3000-5000 meters deep, and pretty barren as far as foodstuffs go. But the massive sharks—which can reach lengths of nearly 22 feet—stay there from about April to July, clustered in an area smaller than Panama. When the males …

This survivalist fashion line is designed to help Syrian refugees

The Syrian civil war — now entering its fifth year — forced over one million migrants to seek asylum in Europe in 2015, and the refugees' clandestine trips across the Mediterranean claimed over 3,700 lives last year, according to the International Organization for Migration.<p>Those who do make it are …

Elie Saab

What Bikini to Buy This Summer According to Your Zodiac Sign

Forget jumpsuits, off-the-shoulder dresses and denim shorts — with an abundance of pool parties and seaside hang sessions on the docket, the only summer outfit formula you need to master involves nothing more than a killer swimsuit, a chic pair of sandals and an It-girl approved kimono or coverup …

FDA approves first dissolving stent for US patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to …

A tween’s mood swings and tantrums are driving Mom crazy

Q: My daughter is 11, and I can’t deal with her mood swings. She’s a great kid, but the hormonal stuff going on with her right now is just, ugh. My main issues are the occasional outbursts and yelling. I know her emotions are legitimate and real, and we never discredit <i>what</i> she’s feeling. But <i>how</i> she …

Chile Is Producing So Much Solar Power, It's Giving It Away For Free

I would like some solar, please.<p>Market forces often produce strange quirks in the economic system, like the one we're seeing in Chile this year: the …

Renewable Energy

17 key 'Harry Potter' secrets J.K. Rowling has revealed since the books finished

LONDON — <i>Harry Potter</i> really is the gift that keeps on giving.<p>The final book in the J.K. Rowling's series may have been published back in 2007, but …

Looks Like We Were Wrong About the Origin of Dogs

The precise origin of our canine companions is mired in controversy. But a new study suggests that dogs emerged from not one but two different …

How Taylor Swift Turns Heartbreak Into Huge Hits

Now that we’ve all had time to recover from the initial shock of the Taylor Swift-Calvin Harris breakup news, it’s time for a reality check: The pop …

Does the yeti exist? Scientists use DNA evidence in bid to solve mystery of the abominable snowman

It is one of the world's greatest enduring mysteries. Stories of a yeti, or an abominable snowman, have been entrenched in Himalayan folklore for hundreds of years - but there has never been any definitive proof of its existence.<p>Now, a team of leading international scientists will use advanced DNA …

Mysterious Beached Whale Baffles Researchers

Plants and Animals Photo credit: South Australian MuseumWashed up on a beach in Southern Australia, scientists discovered the stranded body of a …

Bath residents flee after second world war bomb found in playground

Hundreds evacuated from homes after being woken in the night upon discovery of unexploded 500lb bomb at former school<p>Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from their homes in Bath after an unexploded 500lb second world war bomb was found in a playground.<p>A 300-metre exclusion zone was set up …

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Al's Lemon Vanilla Dutch Baby with Blueberry Sauce

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Batter<p>1 cup flour<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 4 eggs, room temperature<br>• 1 cup whole milk, room temperature<br>• 1 tablespoon lemon zest<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla paste<br>• 4 tablespoons butter<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<p>Blueberry sauce<p>4 cups blueberries<br>• 2 tablespoons water<br>• ½ cup of sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon lemon juice<br>• 1 tablespoon lemon …

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The Royal Family Has a Pet Hamster and His Name Is So Cute It Hurts

Oh. My. Goodness.<p>The royal family is expanding their perfect little chubby-cheeked brood. No, Kate is not with child, but she has adopted a tiny hamster, so that kind of counts, right?<p>During a recent play date with some #blessed children, the Duchess told an investigative 9-year-old about the …

3D-printing vending machines aim to customize your food

No more basic trail mix and bland chips. 3D-printed snacks may be coming to a vending machine near you.<p>Finnish VTT Technical Research Centre is …

This scientist wants your dog to live forever

All dogs go to heaven—but maybe they don't have to. Scientist Matt Kaeberlein thinks he may have discovered a cure for canine aging.<p>Kaeberlein, a …

Medicine

Bibimbap, The Delicious Dish That You're Probably Too Afraid To Pronounce

GIMME. 😛<p>If you've ever refrained from ordering something because you didn't know how to pronounce it, we totally feel you.<p>But no one should be deprived of the deliciousness that is bibimbap for fear of embarrassment. Once and for all, it's pronounced "bee-beem-bahp," but it might as well be called …

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

Science Reveals Which Herbal Teas Boost Memory

Plus: Sniffing rosemary could improve your mental faculties too.<p>Long before Apple came up with the slogan, "there's an app for that," an equivalent …

Sony filed a patent for contact lenses that take photos

With all these smart eyewear patents and research studies popping up over the last couple years, it's looking more and more like we're all going to …

Step away from the dog! Here's why scientists say you shouldn't hug your pup

Humans are huggers. Most of us just love to go up to the people we care for and give them a big, all-encompassing embrace. So why shouldn't we do it to the furrier members of our families?<p>Because it's totally stressing them out, that's why.<p>As an article published in Psychology Today points out, …

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