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Science can’t explain sexual orientation. Here’s why

I reached out to Ritch Savin-Williams, a developmental psychologist at Cornell University and author of several books focused on sexuality. I asked him what we know about why and how people develop their sexual preferences. He explained that the answer is <i>not all that much</i>, and that the problem is …

25 Best Cheap Domestic Beers

Rolling Rock<p>Brewed by Latrobe since 1939, Rolling Rock is hard to miss in the beer aisle thanks to their iconic green bottles. Brewed with rice and …

Brain Simulations Will Take Over the Government, and Our Jobs, within 100 Years

Economist Robin Hanson’s new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” imagines a not-too-distant future when robots are …

Craft beer and Australia's changing alcohol consumption habits

The rise of craft beer in Australia is leading some experts to believe the brew might be the perfect drink for Australia's changing alcohol …

Alcohol

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

Growing Stars Are Tidying the Universe

The world is kind of a mess these days, but at least our universe is cleaning itself up.* Astronomers say rapidly forming stars are gobbling up more …

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

It's all about timing.<p>Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night.<p>While …

7 Surprising Benefits Of Drinking Warm Water In The Morning

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

The entire mass of the Milky Way, measured

Take all the empty space out of the Milky Way, and how much stuff -- stars, planets, asteroids, debris and even mysterious dark matter -- would you have? In other words, what is the total mass of our galaxy? Gwendolyn Eadie, a Ph.D. candidate in physics and astronomy at McMaster University in …

Universe

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Cook, eat raw or freeze? How to get the most nutrition from your food

You’re always getting nutrients when you eat good-quality produce, but some actually give you more nutrition, depending on whether you cook them or eat them raw. Here, a little cheat sheet to make sure you get the more from your food.<p><b>Cook this:</b><p><b>Cook tomatoes</b> to increases the levels and absorption of …

Nutrition

Gravitational waves may reveal stringy Universe

Pattern of gravitational waves may reveal string theory's remnant strings.<p>Everyone has been pretty excited by the recent observation of gravitational …

Health and aged-care services provider releases election wishlist, including a ban on alcohol ads on free-to-air sporting broadcasts and at music events<p>The major parties should crack down on alcohol consumption through taxing it by volume, adding graphic health warnings and restricting trading …

Against Me!'s Trans Frontwoman Burned Her Birth Certificate Onstage in North Carolina

That's punk.<p>Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, and Bryan Adams are among the long list of superstar musicians who have canceled North Carolina concerts to boycott the state's discriminatory bathroom law. But Against Me!, whose frontwoman Laura Jane Grace came out as a transgender woman in 2012, …

Japanese 3D Galaxy Map Confirms Einstein Was One Smart Dude

On June 30th, 1905, Albert Einstein started a revolution with the publication of theory of Special Relativity. This theory, among other things, …

What Would Happen to Our Solar System If Jupiter Didn't Exist?

Our solar system is weird. Not only because we’re unique little snowflakes on a blue marble called Earth but because other stars usually have their …

The Earth is warming at scary rates, and this GIF proves it

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling …

Big Bang Machine Shut Down By Small Mammal

Large Hadron Collider temporarily offline from weasel or marten bite<p>What is it with small mammals and electrical lines? Not even the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, is immune from their meddling. The multi-billion dollar scientific instrument that …

One Minute of Intense Exercise Is Basically All You Need, Says Science

It's not that we don't know we need to work out; it's just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing <i>Gilmore Girls</i> episodes from the couch) are so much easier. Between holding down full-time jobs, taking care of kids, doing all of the boring, behind-the-scenes grown-up stuff (we see you, …

Exercise

Delicious Grape Salad Recipe

"This is one of my favorite recipes handed down from my great aunt. It is simple to make and looks very pretty for the holidays or any type of shower …

Dinosaurs were doomed before asteroid hit Yucatan peninsula says PNAS study

Researchers have reason to believe dinosaurs were already doomed before the legendary asteroid landed. <b>The big rock that collided into what is now the</b> …

7 Recipes to Make the Ultimate DIY Charcuterie Board

Skip the store, make your own charcuterie.<p>Sure, you could throw together a delicious charcuterie board after a quick visit to your local Whole Foods. …

Mini Cheesecake Recipe - Chowhound

Ingredients (11)<p>For the filling:<p>4 8-ounce packages cream cheese (32 ounces total)<br>• 5 Eggland’s Best eggs<br>• 1 cup of sugar<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla<br>• 16 …

Quit Loafing Around and Make These 9x5" Loaf Pan Recipes

Your 9X5" loaf pan is so much more than a vehicle for banana bread.<p>Your 9x5" loaf pan is so much more than a vehicle for banana bread. Let these recipes inspire you. (Psst—some of these recipes call for a slightly smaller pan. Don't sweat it.)

White Sauce for Pasta Recipe

"My husband lived in Italy for 3 years, so he's really picky about his Italian cuisine! I needed a great meal that was super-quick one night for his …

Are We Fundamentally Good or Evil? Neuroscience Has an Answer

What underlies every box office hit, bestselling novel, and most compelling video games? A fight between good and evil, of course.<p>The argument over …

Content Marketing

7 Best Cocktails to Drink While Cooking Weeknight Dinners

You can do better than cracking open a beer.<p>There’s something wonderfully therapeutic about cooking dinner after a long day. There’s something even …