Sebastian Hutman

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Cooking

'Ingredients': An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food

We may eat a lot of food additives, but most consumers know very little about them. These often misunderstood substances go by unwieldy names like "diacetyl" or "azodicarbonamide." They are in everything from salad dressings to Twinkies. But how many of us actually know what they look like or, more …

FDA

Researchers draft the first comprehensive tree of life

It's very poetic to talk about a tree of life, where every species can trace its roots, but actually <i>illustrating</i> this tree is no mean feat when Earth has been home to at least 2.3 million known species. However, scientists have finally given it a shot. They've published the first draft of a …

Biology

The Lake of Life

Contemplating our home in the universe from the small island of Mors in Denmark.<p>Rusian Merzlyakov posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook on Sunday. …

These 3-Ingredient Pancakes Will Change The Way You Do Breakfast

It's time to step up your breakfast game for back to school. Getting the kids ready in the morning can be a chore in itself, and thinking about feeding them a proper meal is an added stressor. Heck, even getting yourself ready for class or work can be a challenge! Fear not, today we've got an easy, …

Breakfast

Because Whiskey: Chocolate Waffles With Whiskey Butter Sauce

<i>Chocolate waffles with whiskey butter sauce are the answer to a question you didn't even know you had. What's the very best brunch dish in the world?</i><p>I’m a brunch person. I know that people are sharply divided on this meal, but for me, there’s no reason to turn down another excuse to eat fantastic …

Breakfast

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

University College London

Better Than Take-Out: 5 Easy, Asian Stir Fry Recipes

There's nothing better than a tasty stir-fry. And an added bonus to any homemade meal is one that takes almost zero time to prepare. Let's get this out of the way: you don't need a wok to stir-fry. Sure, it would be nice to have a properly seasoned wok at a searing bazillion degrees going over an …

Food & Dining

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …

Physics

Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire?

American volcanoes sparked a huge dust cloud triggering catastrophic climate change which could have dealt the final blow to the Roman Empire<p>On March 24 536AD the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for 18 months.<p>Historians such as …

Tree houses: are wooden skyscrapers the future of tall buildings?

‘Timber towers’ might conjure up images of flammable, Jenga-like structures, but they could represent the safe and eco-friendly future of construction<p>The world is in the midst of a tall building boom, with more skyscrapers being built now than ever before. From the outside, these towers present the …

Skyscrapers

Threat from Artificial Intelligence not just Hollywood fantasy

Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all<p>From the dystopian writings of Aldous Huxley and HG Wells to the sinister and apocalyptic vision of modern Hollywood blockbusters, the rise of the machines has long …

Artificial Intelligence

Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

Analysis: A combination therapy – helping the body’s own defences fight cancer cells – has shown impressive results for terminally ill melanoma patients<p>Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems …

Immunotherapy

The human body is marvellous – but it doesn’t have a lifetime guarantee

Your body is far from perfect. You’re the product of millions of years of evolution, but this process doesn’t strive towards “perfection”. In fact, it doesn’t strive towards anything. It just happens: because there are differences between individuals in a species, and some have better chances of …

Pain

One Man’s Dogged Search for Amelia Earhart

Teacher has spent $50K trying to prove the aviator didn’t crash into the Pacific -- and instead landed on a tiny island.<p>At a gathering of researchers near Seattle, a piece of Amelia Earhart’s plane is reverently passed hand-to-hand around a conference table. The authenticity of the artifact is …

Killer robots will leave humans 'utterly defenceless' warns professor

Robots, called LAWS – lethal autonomous weapons systems – will be able to kill without human intervention<p>Killer robots which are being developed by the US military ‘will leave humans utterly defenceless‘, an academic has warned.<p>Two programmes commissioned by the US Defense Advanced Research …

How a Japanese clothing brand got men to love shopping

To accomplish this goal, the brand, which has 1,500 stores around the world, is going to great lengths to attract male shoppers.<p>Apparel retailers have traditionally gone after women, who tend to shop more often and seek out trendy designs.<p>"We take the men's business not as a secondary business, but …

Clothing

California Restaurant Refuses to Give Water Away for Free

California is in the throes of extreme drought — new state regulations require customers to request water in restaurants, and companies like Starbucks and Nestlé have been taking heat for their water bottling operations inside the Golden State.<p>According to KESQ, at least one restaurant is taking a …

Water

MannKind stock jumps on positive report about inhaled insulin

MannKind Corp., the Valencia maker of inhaled insulin that had been battered on Wall Street this year, is finally getting some good news.<p>The company's stock has soared since an analyst released a report that offered a bright outlook for its inhaled insulin drug Afrezza.<p>Shaunak Deepak, an analyst …

These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A startup out of Spain is working on that very idea. The company's called Vortex Bladeless, and its turbines …

Renewable Energy

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

How Cuba Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer In The U.S.

Cigars aren't the island nation's only export<p>For the U.S., reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba means more than imports of the world’s best cigars—it could mean a better way to stop their damage. Cuban scientists spent decades developing a lung cancer vaccine, called Cimavax. Now …

Scientists May Have Just Found A Solution For Deadly Superbugs

A computer program designed by two scientists could one day be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Using complex algorithms, biologist Miriam Barlow of the University of California, Merced and mathematician Kristina Crona of American University in Washington, D.C. were …

Microbiology