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Elon Musk Outlines Plan to Get Into the Brick-Making Business

Move over, candy and flamethrowers. Elon Musk tweeted out plans Monday for yet another side venture: alleviating the nation's housing crisis.<p>"The …

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

<b>W</b>hen Simone Landrum felt tired and both nauseated and ravenous at the same time in the spring of 2016, she recognized the signs of pregnancy. Her beloved grandmother died earlier that year, and Landrum felt a sense of divine order when her doctor confirmed on Muma’s birthday that she was carrying a …

Pregnancy

Seeing Blue - the hunt for Earth's sister

A new space telescope is being developed. Its mission? To take a photograph of an Earth-like planet that could shape our understanding of our place …

How Did We Come to Know You?

<i>Audio:</i> Keith Gessen reads.<p>I was sitting in the kitchen one evening, checking my e-mail, when my grandmother told me she was going for a walk. It was snowing a little, and slippery—I could see that—but it wasn’t <i>too</i> slippery. Despite the cold, my grandmother had been out earlier to get some groceries …

Empathy

What to Eat When You Feel Moody AF

Because food makes (almost) everything better.<p>Sometimes the perfect cure for a hard-hitting bad mood is something delicious. After all, our bodies and emotions are inextricably linked. “When we’re sad, we crave foods that evoke comfort and nostalgia,” says <b>Kacie Carter</b>, holistic nutritionist, chef, …

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Nutrition

A Simple Lemon Tart With Sensuous Surprises

Sometime during the first year that I was married, when I was teaching myself to cook, I enrolled in a cake-decorating class. A course on how not to turn steaks into hockey pucks might have been more useful at that stage of my life, but I was already in thrall to baking. I bought myself canvas …

David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone

BOSTON — David Reich wore a hooded, white suit, cream-colored clogs, and a blue surgical mask. Only his eyes were visible as he inspected the bone fragments on the counter.<p>Dr. Reich, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, pointed out a strawberry-sized chunk: “This is from a 4,000-year-old site in …

Quantum physics made fun

Clifford V. Johnson adopts the graphic novel approach, while Philip Ball decides which myths need busting<p>We all know that physics and maths can be pretty weird, but these three books tackle their mind-bending subjects in markedly contrasting ways. Clifford V. Johnson’s <i>The Dialogues</i> is a graphic …

10 Foods To Eat If You Need More Potassium In Your Diet And Don't Like Bananas

10 Foods To Eat If You Need More Potassium In Your Diet (And Don't Like Bananas)<p>Wanna hear a joke about Potassium? K.<p>March 07, 2018<p>Anyone who knows …

5 Ways to Flavor Your Meat While It’s Resting

It’s almost June, everyone, and that means that grill season is upon us! Along with outdoor BBQs and drinking cold beer in the sun, grilling also …

Cooking

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Gmail

Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ starting in July

Google sends a nudge toward the unencrypted web<p>Starting in July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure,” according to a blog post published today by Chrome security product manager Emily Schechter. Chrome currently displays a neutral information icon, but starting with version 68, …

Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health

When Arline Geronimus was a student at Princeton University in the late 1970s, she worked a part-time job at a school for pregnant teenagers in Trenton, N.J. She quickly noticed that the teenagers at that part-time job were suffering from chronic health conditions that her whiter, better-off …

Adults Can Get Type 1 Diabetes, Too

David Lazarus had just moved to Los Angeles to start a new job as a business and consumer columnist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> when he suddenly developed some of the classic signs of diabetes: extreme thirst, fatigue and weight loss. He dropped close to 15 pounds in two weeks.<p>Lazarus was in his early …

Jews, Christians and Muslims - at the roots of science

Contemporary science finds its roots in the work of ancient Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars. In the Middle Ages they translated the texts of …

Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village

The only road to Rigolet, Labrador, is the ice. But climate change is making that ice vanish, and the mental health impact runs deep.

Inuit

Green secret agents: Genetically engineered spy plants to help Pentagon detect potential threats

The Pentagon wants to create genetically engineered spy plants with programmable sensors.<p>The Pentagon is currently mulling over turning innocent …

Superhuman in making: Biohacker edits his own DNA to boost his strength - IBTimes India

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Image of determined 16-year-old migrant wins Taylor Wessing portrait prize

An arresting photograph of a solemn 16-year-old migrant from Mali taken after he had been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea has won a major portrait award.<p>The Spanish photojournalist César Dezfuli was named winner of the 2017 Taylor Wessing prize at a ceremony on Tuesday night at London’s National …

Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipes

Free up more space in your oven!<p>The hottest commodity in your kitchen on Thanksgiving Day is always the oven. No matter how much you try to figure out the timing, there are only so many dishes you can fit in there.<p>Over the years we’ve mastered re-heating mashed potatoes on the stove top and just …

Cooking

Google is mapping out air pollution levels on Google Earth

Google has undertaken yet another initiative that aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment. The company has teamed up with envirotech firm Aclima to measure air pollution levels in California and map out the findings on its Earth platform.<p>The effort will see the two …

Alzheimer's Could Actually Start Elsewhere in The Body And Not The Brain, Says Study

Incredibly important.<p>Alzheimer's disease is usually described as a degenerative neurological condition, one that is commonly associated with memory …

19 Meatless Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock Pot

Meatless Monday just got easier.

Facebook denies eavesdropping on your conversations to target ads

There’s been talk for at least a couple of years about whether Facebook ‘listens’ to your conversations and anything you say out loud through your phone to learn what you’re interested in and then bring relevant ads to your feed. While it seems all too plausible at this point, the company denied …

Non-smokers get six days extra paid leave to make up for smokers' cigarette breaks at Japanese firm

A Japanese company is granting non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holidays a year after they complained that they were working more than staff who took time off for cigarette breaks.<p>Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. only introduced the non-smokers' perk in September, but employees …

Paid Leave

Fusion GPS, House intelligence panel reach agreement on subpoena

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the dossier containing allegations about President Donald Trump and Russia, its bank and the House intelligence committee have reached an agreement over the panel's subpoena of Fusion's financial records.<p>The agreement comes amid revelations that Perkins …

Amazon Alexa chief: Saturday Night Live spoof of Echo speaker is actually ‘kind of spot on’

When Saturday Night Live spoofed Amazon’s Echo smart speaker with a version for the “Greatest Generation,” it turns out they might have been on to …

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot Sophia

Saudi Arabia claims to be the first country to have granted citizenship to a robot. But the decision has garnered mockery from social media users as …