Shameka Terrell

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How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria

Thousands of years ago, a special child was born in the Sahara. At the time, this was not a desert; it was a green belt of savannas, woodlands, lakes and rivers. Bands of hunter-gatherers thrived there, catching fish and spearing hippos.<p>A genetic mutation had altered the child’s hemoglobin, the …

Genetic Engineering

Family Day Trips: A Simple Way To Start Traveling With Kids

I don’t know about anyone else, but there’s a time for jumping in the deep end of the pool and a time for taking baby steps. Family day trips are a …

7 Ways to Upgrade Your Vacation for $100 or Less

Flying in first class is not without its perks, but you don’t need to splurge to enjoy some of the benefits of elite travel. In addition to those …

Five lost cities of the world

The most intriguing abandoned settlements, from ancient ruins to modern ghost towns<p>Angamuco, Mexico<p>Last week laser scanning revealed the true scale of the ancient city of Angamuco in western Mexico. The city, built around AD900, is thought to have had 100,000 residents and included pyramids, road …

Archaeology

A biohacker injected himself with a DIY herpes treatment in front of a live audience

When asked if there was an ethical commission, he said no<p>A biohacker known for live experiments injected himself with a DIY herpes treatment in front of an audience at Body Hacking Con in Austin last night.<p>Aaron Traywick, 28, who leads biotech firm Ascendance Biomedical, used an experimental herpes …

Sauté Edamame in Butter and Garlic

Steamed edamame, sprinkled with a little salt, is a fine snack or appetizer, but edmame that is sautéed in butter and garlic, and <i>then</i> sprinkled with …

Soysauce

You've Gotta See This Comparison of US and UK Grocery Stores

The folks over at Business Insider compared supermarkets in London and New York city. According to the report, it is shockingly clear which country …

New York City

10 Cheap Lunch Ideas for Work and Home

Cheap Lunch Ideas for Work and Home<p>Updated January 16, 2018<p>Let's face it: we all know making lunch is cheaper (and healthier) than buying lunch, but …

Shark Leaps Into Fisherman’s Boat in Australia

In “The Old Man and the Sea,” Hemingway’s protagonist battles for three days to pull in his prized catch. For Terry Selwood, it came a little more suddenly.<p>Mr. Selwood, 73, was less than a mile offshore near the town of Evans Head, New South Wales, in Australia when a great white shark jumped into …

New South Wales

Eye-Opening Map Reveals the Most Peaceful Countries in the World

No matter where you live, safety is something that’s on your mind. This is heightened when you travel. Going to a foreign place can be nerve-wracking, especially if you fear what’s around you. To give you an idea of which countries excel in safety this year, Visions of Humanity created the Global …

Astrobiology - The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth

Astrobiologist Kevin Hand prepares to deploy a rover beneath the ice of Alaska's Sukok Lake. When a probe finally reaches Europa, its search for life may be modeled on trial runs like this. And with the powerful SLS rocket NASA is designing, he says, "we could potentially get to Jupiter and Europa …

Universe

Why humans find it hard to do away with religion

The new atheists decry religion as a poisonous set of lies. But what if a belief in the supernatural is natural?<p>An American scientist visiting the …

Oxford University Press

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In September

<i>We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book</i> …

Books

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Life Advice<p>The professor behind Yale's "Psychology and the Good Life" course talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>By …

From coast to coast, Canada has crossed a protected bike lane tipping point

<i>Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer</i><p><i>Vancouver, B.C., has arguably made the most significant investment in a connected protected bike</i> …

Interstate Highway System: How to fix a broken, expensive, harmful system.

I hate the Interstate Highway System. I realize that this is an awkward time to bring this up. Many of you are no doubt planning road trips, and I’m …

10 Splendid Examples of Minimalist Photography

They say that less is more and that is certainly true of Minimalism, which can be achieved effectively in any area of photography, from portraiture …

Art

Follow Friday: The Secrets of How Cities Work

Cities aren't accidents. People design and build them—the infrastructure underneath that makes them go, and the places where people live, work, and …

Friday Funny: Hipster Havens in All 50 States

The field of hipster anthropology remains, like its subject matter, in its infancy. Or, maybe, its adolescence. Locating hipsters and their …

Hipsters

The Senate passed a surprisingly good transportation bill

As usual, reauthorization of the law governing federal transportation spending is long overdue, caught in D.C.’s gridlock. But on Thursday the Senate …

The Metropolis Guide to the Best Cities to Live, Work, and Play in (2015)

<i>Metropolis</i> ranks the best cities to live, work, and play in.<p>Toronto is <i>Metropolis</i>‘s top livable city of 2015.<p>Courtesy Aaron Wynia<br>​<p>The word …

Urbanism

This South Korean neighborhood banned cars for a month — and people loved it

In August 2013, the neighborhood of Haenggung-dong in South Korea banned cars for an entire month.<p>Busy, traffic-clogged streets became filled with pedestrians, bicyclists, and children at play. Restaurant owners who'd originally protested the idea used the space for extra seating, while resident …

7 Rules for Designing Safer Cities

As a part of its EMBARQ Sustainable Urban Mobility initiative, the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities has created a global reference guide called …

Sustainability