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'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Nuclear Energy

8 Sweet Ways to Use Lavender

New York farmers' markets are chock-full of lavender come spring. When you walk through Union Square or down Broadway, the usual smells of the city—exhaust, stale canola, a certain unpleasant <i>je ne sais quois</i>—are disrupted by little whiffs of clean florals. For a millisecond, you can forget that …

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The Awesomeness of Simple Puréed Soups (with 3 Recipes!)

Sometimes, the perfect dinner is a simple puréed soup. Here's how to make it right.<p>Puréed soups are simple, easy, and a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you have. They’re also a low-stakes way to experiment with new flavor combinations, colors, and garnishes. (You might just discover …

Cooking

D.C.'s Weird New Free Weed Economy

Stoners, rejoice: at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, stodgy Washington, D.C., became the latest and strangest frontier in the marijuana legalization …

Human DNA gives mice bigger brains

Injecting mouse embryos with a human DNA sequence leads to a marked increase in brain size -- and may provide insights into Alzheimer's.<p>The human genetic code is very similar to the genetic code of our closest living relative -- the chimpanzee -- sharing around 95 percent. Of all the differences, …

19 Hearty Root Vegetable Recipes We Love

Gallery19 Hearty Root Vegetable Recipes We Love<p>Yes, root vegetables have a reputation for being heavy and sweet, long-cooking, and, well, boring. But for a class of vegetable that spends its lifetime underground and survives conditions that most produce simply cannot endure, root vegetables could …