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WebMD launching pregnancy study app with Apple’s ResearchKit

WebMD has launched a new version of its pregnancy app that uses Apple’s ResearchKit framework to easily conduct user surveys. The Healthy Pregnancy Study relies on ResearchKit to “easily and anonymously answer questions, and share connected device data about their pregnancies with researchers for …

Pregnancy

The Heroism of Incremental Care

We devote vast resources to intensive, one-off procedures, while starving the kind of steady, intimate care that often helps people more.<p>By 2010, Bill Haynes had spent almost four decades under attack from the inside of his skull. He was fifty-seven years old, and he suffered from severe migraines …

For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

This is a big weekend for matzo ball soup.<p>Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, starts Sunday night, and chef Pati Jinich wants all the matzo-ball makers out there to understand: The soup doesn't care whether you prefer floaters or sinkers.<p>"It turns out that matzo balls are insanely capricious," …

Food Preservation

The strange story of a fertility drug made with the Pope’s blessing and gallons of nun urine

The history of pharmaceuticals is full of chance encounters and quirky events. Alexander Fleming stumbled across penicillin when it grew as a mold in his messy lab. Viagra was intended to treat hypertension before researchers noticed, ahem, certain side effects. But perhaps no drug has as peculiar …

Pregnancy

How to make perfect homemade pizza dough

Making your own pizza dough is relatively easy but takes a little time to perfect. (You might not toss and twirl your dough around like chefs on TV during your first pizza-making attempt.) <b><br>Ingredients</b><br>Basic pizza dough recipes call for yeast, warm water, flour, salt and olive oil. Some recipes call …

six proposals to replace chicago's spire - the tower that never was

<b><br>six proposals to replace chicago’s spire- the tower that never was</b><br>image courtesy of chicago tribune<p><b>over a decade ago, an ambitious project was</b> …

Skyscrapers

Medical Blockbuster Book Of The Year: The Patient Will See You Now

Dr. Eric Topol wrote what I believe will be the medical book of 2015 — The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands. Dr. Topol is a leading thinker in healthcare’s age of enlightenment. He does a terrific job of laying out the immense potential of smartphones and iMedicine …

The best coffee shop in every state

Every state has its beloved local haunt where you can grab a cup of joe or a foamy masterpiece of latte art and unwind.<p>Today is National Coffee Day, so we're honoring some of the best coffee shops around the US.<p>We looked at expert reviews and local recommendations to find the best coffee shop in …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Cooking

Ceramic converter tackles solar cell problem - Futurity

Coating a solar cell component in ceramics makes it more heat resistant, which could boost …

Solar Panels

World's First Solar Sidewalk Installed At George Washington University

Walking on sunshine<p>Just in case those little solar-powered garden lights are not cool enough for you: The George Washington University has installed a 100-square-foot stretch of walkway that's covered entirely in solar panels. In a year, the solar sidewalk should make about 470 kilowatt-hours of …

19 Cookbooks That Will Improve Your Life

The world's best chefs and food writers recommend the greatest books you should cook through, start to finish.<p>There's something about the idea of cooking through an entire cookbook that's very appealing. Like you're going to culinary school for $30. The best-known example is Julie & Julia, née The …

Books

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …