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What 3 Nutritionists Order at Chipotle

"I'm so impressed with Chipotle and the work the company is doing," says Alpert. "If only more businesses would follow suit!"<p><b>The nutritionist:</b> Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D., a Cleveland-based dietitian <b><br>The order:</b> The two-taco kit (from the kids' menu) with crispy corn tortillas, black beans, guacamole, …

The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Environment: News & features

The Problem with Indigo

Yesterday, a post by Slate's Jude Stewart, author of <i>ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color</i>, revealed the history of the blue in blue jeans. The story makes a nice, if somewhat predictable, narrative, but one detail stood out to me. "Unlike most natural dyes that, when heated, …

Tommy Hilfiger

Women in science: 'My job at Mozilla wouldn't have existed seven years ago'

Mozilla, the company that created Firefox, the web browser to rival Internet Explorer, has this year launched its first ever science programme. On Ada Lovelace Day, Barbara Kasumu catches up with Kaitlin Thaney, the young woman leading it.<p>If you thought Mozilla was only about the Firefox web …

Big Pic: Testing Spacesuits For Mars

Three Mars spacesuit designs hop through obstacle courses.<p>Last week, spacesuit designers tested whether their creations would be flexible enough for a mission to Mars. Teams in two continents suited up to hop over zigzag lines, set up tripods, take photos, and bag pretend samples.<p>Any future …

Space Science

Method of recording brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices, scientists say

“We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life,” said Josef Parvizi, the study’s senior author.<p>A brain region activated when people are asked …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Cannabis

Frogs' legs may have been English delicacy 8,000 years before France

Dig at Blick Mead, Wiltshire, a mile from Stonehenge, turns up bones of toad's leg dating to between 7596BC and 6250BC<p>If you're French, asseyez-vous, s'il vous plait. Archaeologists digging about a mile away from Stonehenge have made a discovery that appears to overturn centuries of received …

Study estimates nearly 500,000 Iraqis died in war

New research on the human cost of the war in Iraq estimates that roughly half a million men, women and children died between 2003 and 2011 as a direct result of violence or the associated collapse of civil infrastructure.<p>In a study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, researchers …