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We now have the genetic recipe for making tomatoes taste like tomatoes again

The future for tomatoes is looking up<p>Remember when tomatoes didn’t just taste like water? Well, scientists have mapped the entire genome of hundreds of varieties of tomatoes, and identified the genetic traits that make them yummy. Tomato breeders could use this genetic roadmap to create tomatoes …

Genetics

'Alternative facts' are now threatening our roast potatoes. Enough!

Today, British watchdogs have warned people that roast potatoes can cause cancer. The rationale seems to be that roast/burnt foods contain acrylamide, which is believed to be a carcinogen. Makes sense. But the actual science hasn’t found any link between typical levels of acrylamide in the diet and …

Critical Thinking

Ancient DNA can both diminish and defend modern minds

You’ve likely heard about being in the right place at the wrong time, but what about having the right genes in the wrong environment? In other words, …

Biology

Lewis Hamilton: Nico Rosberg’s best is not good enough to beat me

• Hamilton beat team-mate in Brazil despite Rosberg ‘driving at his best’ • Hamilton says drenched race at Interlagos could have been a better spectacle<p>Even before he had left Brazil Lewis Hamilton struck an early psychological blow against his rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.<p>After his …

Motor Racing

Apple tax ruling is unfair, says former European commissioner

The European commission’s decision that Apple owes Ireland €13bn (£11bn) in unpaid taxes has been branded “fundamentally unfair” by its former competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes.<p>Writing for the Guardian, Kroes attacked Tuesday’s ruling by Margrethe Vestager, her successor as Europe’s top …

Europe

The First Images for Scifi Film Passengers Make Us Even More Excited to See It

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence fall in love in space aboard a maybe-doomed spacecraft in <i>Passengers,</i> written by Jon Spaihts <i>(Prometheus, Doctor</i> …

More benefits to a high-fat Mediterranean diet, new study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you avoiding fats in your daily diet? It may be time to stop -- that is, if your daily diet is Mediterranean.<p>A new paper confirms that a Mediterranean diet rich in "healthy" fats -- such as those found in olive oil, eggs, nuts and fatty fish -- might lower your risk of heart disease, …

Nutrition

Sir Philip Green slams ‘nonsense’ claims he blocked BHS sale to Mike Ashley

Retail tycoon Sir Philip Green has hit back at “nonsense” claims that he tried to sabotage a last-ditch sale of BHS to Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley earlier this year.<p>In a detailed letter to MPs who had asked for more details surrounding the retailer’s April collapse, Sir Philip explained his …

There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made

There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made: Researchers reveal the 'building blocks' of storytelling<p><b>Prior to this study it</b> …

William Shakespeare

Hera talking smart bra makes workouts more effective

Hera is a smart sports bra wearable that captures your biometric data to understand your body activity during workouts. It then generates a coaching …

The Best Speedo Fit Gear for Underwater Resistance Training

Resistance Training

Butter Coffee: Nutritional Panacea Or Just Another Food Science Fad?

Butter coffee is touted as “rocket fuel” that will launch you into your day, but it could just be a hot cup of pure fat<p>If you've spent any time around health nuts or fitness fanatics, there's a chance you've heard about the merits of butter coffee. The drink, made from mixing butter and …

Nutrition

How mushrooms fueled a scientist's flight out of North Korea

HWASEONG, South Korea (AP) — Lee T.B. fled North Korea not because he suffered from dire poverty or persecution at home, as many other defectors …

North Korea

There's a Real, Scientific Reason We Love Oral Sex

Let's take it back to basics.<p>Why do we engage in oral sex? As foreplay, or because we genuinely like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there is a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply moving from third base to fourth base. We all know why we have an innate need …

The Study

Alibaba's Jack Ma: fakes are often better than the real thing

Jack Ma has described Chinese-made counterfeit goods as better than the genuine article, complicating the effort to root out fakes on the country’s largest online shopping platform.<p>The founder and chairman of Chinese online empire Alibaba, said factory bosses were now using the internet to sell …

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Science

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

5 Steps To Recovering From Any Injury

Spend enough time in the gym or participating in a sport, and injuries are bound to happen. Use these 5 easy strategies to recover faster and get …

Exercise

Steffon Armitage ends hope of England recall after signing for Pau

Steffon Armitage has ended speculation regarding his club future by signing a three-year deal with Pau, effectively ending hope of an England recall.<p>Wasps were the most recent Premiership club linked with the 30-year-old but he has instead stayed in the Top 14, moving from Toulon to Pau, who …

Eddie Jones

Copper is key in burning fat - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A new study is further burnishing copper’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology. A research team led by a scientist at the …

President Obama: Muhammad Ali Was 'A Man Who Fought for Us'

President Barack Obama on Saturday joined the many people commemorating the life and legacy of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died Friday at the age …

JACK MA: It's hard for the US to understand Alibaba

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched a probe earlier this year into the Chinese e-commerce firm's accounting practices to determine whether they violated federal laws. Questions about Alibaba's growth rate and its relations with affiliated companies have dogged the firm for …

China

High Fiber Diet Strongly Tied to Healthy Aging

A new Australian study gives us yet another reason to embrace a high-fiber diet — it helps promote “successful aging.” This is defined as the process …

Nutritionists reveal 9 top tips to cure your hangover

Pickle juice, brunch and a shot of vitamin C WILL help, but hair of the dog is a MYTH: Nutritionists reveal 9 top tips to banish your hangover<p><b>Team of</b> …

Wellness

11 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath You Didn't Know

No one likes bad breath. It’s embarrassing, annoying, and people around the world try to get rid of it or hide it as best as they can. The number one …

Dentistry

Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor

Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed.<p>Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in …

Singularity

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks

These DIY beverage recipes will energize your runs while saving you hard-earned cash.<p>Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable …

Golden State Warriors

Ricciardo beats Hamilton, Rosberg in 2nd Monaco GP practice

MONACO (AP) — Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo gave improving Red Bull another boost Thursday with the fastest time in the second practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix, ahead of Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.<p>Red Bull struggled for consistency last season, and came close to …

26 Things About Abundance to Consider -- From A to Z

Abundance is one of those things that many desire. For some it seems to come naturally and with little effort, and for others it seems completely out of reach. For many it appears within their grasp; however, time and time again they fall short of obtaining it. The lens through one views abundance …