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What the new science of touch says about ourselves.<p>On a bitter, soul-shivering, damp, biting gray February day in Cleveland—that is to say, on a February day in Cleveland—a handless man is handling a nonexistent ball. Igor Spetic lost his right hand when his forearm was pulped in an industrial …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

Stars Above: Meteor shower caused by Halley's comet can be seen May 4

With the weather warming up this month, skywatchers should take advantage of clear skies and catch some amazing celestial treats.<p>The first week of …

Astronomy

May the 4th be with NASA: Space agency goes deep on 'Star Wars' day

If you're NASA, you seize every opportunity to chime in about pop culture — which means going all out for space movies, and the intergalactic holiday …

5 Easy Homemade Pickles Anyone Can Make

Kari Lloyd<p>Read full profile<p>Pregnant women crave them. They make a sandwich sing. Cleopatra was rumored to consider them a beauty secret, and they’re …

The best dwarf fruit trees to grow in pots #Fruit_Gardening

Gardening<p>A list of the important Miniature Fruit Trees in a limited space is as follows:<p><b>Dwarf apples tree</b> is a sort of resilient and tough tree type …

5 takeaways from the CNN Republican town hall

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump was eager to end his fight with Pope Francis -- but he wanted a bigger piece of George W. Bush.<p>The Republican presidential front-runner swatted away a report that he'd supported the Iraq war in September 2002 and tore into the last GOP president, asserting that he only went to …

Government

The pigeon will see you now

<b>A rat or pigeon might not be the obvious choice to tend to someone who is sick, but these creatures have some superior skills that could help the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.</b><p>Pigeons are often seen as dirty and an urban nuisance, but they are just the latest in a long line of animals …

Breast Cancer

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

New 10-minute test for cancer developed by scientists

Scientists are developing a 10-minute cancer test which can be taken at home with just a drop of saliva<p>A 10-minute cancer test which can be taken at home using just a drop of saliva is being developed by scientists.<p>David Wong, a professor of oncology at University of California, Los Angeles, says …

Earth's rarest minerals catalogued

<b>Scientists have categorised the Earth's rarest minerals.</b><p>None of 2,500 species described is known from more than five locations, and for a few of them the total global supply could fit in a thimble.<p>The researchers say it is important to hunt down these oddities because they contain fundamental …

Earth Science

The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Do For Better Health

As a woman over 50, you've been riding the hormonal roller coaster. I hope you fastened your seat belt, because three key hormonal issues -- sex hormone imbalances, stress, and thyroid problems -- can make the ride particularly bumpy.<p>First, perimenopause often starts around 40, ushering in a …

Wellness

An elaborate experiment aims to answer one of humanity's most important questions — and then fire it into space

<b>"How will our present environmental interactions shape the future?"</b><p>By submitting a response, "participants will be contributing to ongoing dialogue concerning how our civilization collectively perceives its role within shaping the future of the environment," collaboration leaders describe on the …

Paranormal

Little People of Ecuador: Laron Syndrome May Unlock Cancer, Diabetes Cure

In the remote villages of Ecuador, 100 very small people may hold the key to a huge medical breakthrough.<p>They all suffer from Laron Syndrome, an incredibly rare genetic disorder that stops them from growing taller than 4 feet but also seems to protect them against cancer and diabetes and maybe even …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

The Scientists Who Are Deciphering 'Unreadable' Ancient Texts

The Lazarus Project has a secret to reading invisible ink: capturing it with multispectral imaging.<p>Sometime around the year 1491, the German cartographer Henricus Martellus produced an influential map of the world, which was likely used by Christopher Columbus on his 1492 expedition to the Americas.<p>…

The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War on Solar Power

After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more …

Depression, obesity and smoking all triggered by our inherited DNA

Neanderthal left a damaging genetic legacy when they interbred with modern humans, researchers have found<p>Depression, obesity and smoking may seem like modern problems, but scientists now believe they are triggered by DNA we inherited from our Neanderthal ancestors.<p>The heavy-browed hominids left a …

What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of ELLE.</b><p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as …

Pluto has 'floating hills,' NASA says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pluto's icy wonderland keeps mystifying scientists.<p>On Thursday, NASA released a photo of what they are calling Pluto's "floating hills." The images were captured by New Horizons spacecraft during its historic 2015 fly by.<p>The hill clusters lie in a vast ice plain inside the dwarf planet's …

Solar System

New issue of ISIS magazine Dabiq calls for war on . . . Muslims

The latest issue of Islamic State's online magazine targets the terror group's fellow Muslims even more than the West.<p>Dabiq, as the English-language publication is called, devotes a majority of the 56 pages in the latest issue to justifying the killing of Shia Muslims. In numerous articles, the …

Big Agriculture Gets Its Sh*t Together

Photograph by Ryan Donnell for Fortune<p><i>A huge U.S. dairy is tackling the farm pollution problem by turning cow manure into fuel. Will others follow</i> …

Natural Gas

Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions

A new treatment for psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.<p>The treatment is called neurofeedback.<p>There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly depression. …

Five planets align in dawn sky

<b>Five planets are aligning across the dawn sky over the next month, in a rare treat for skywatchers.</b><p>Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter will be simultaneously visible to the naked eye for the first time in more than a decade.<p>The spectacle is visible from Wednesday until 20 February, but experts …

Astronomy

A Hardier Honeybee That Fights Back By Biting Back

Keeping honeybees healthy has become a challenge for beekeepers. One main reason is a threat that has been wiping out bees since the late 1980s: the varroa mite.<p>"It's a parasitic mite that feeds on the blood of adult bees and on the brood. It also transmits virus, and it suppresses the immune …

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Dark Matter

Water bears are huge DNA thieves: study

Also known as water bears, or moss piglets due to their morphology, these micro animals live all across the world.<p>They are usually 0.020 inches (0.5 millimeters) long and move very slowly and clumsily on their eight legs.<p>These highly adaptable creatures can survive extreme temperatures.<p>Even after …

Biology

Jeb Bush is spitting fire at Obama for touting climate-change efforts after Paris attacks

"The president said something that I found breathtaking in its naïveté, which is that the best way to show our differences with ISIS is to convene a meeting about climate change," Bush said Wednesday during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.<p>The Republican presidential candidate …

Jeb Bush

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

Asparagus

Chefs and the UN believe this grain almost no one has heard of is going to be the biggest food trend of 2016

Pulses are a type of legume that includes dried beans, lentils, and peas. The term encompasses foods that are already pretty popular, like chickpeas, as well as some foreign to many Americans, like pigeon peas and run peas.<p>According to experts, pulses are gearing up to be one of the top food trends …

Trends