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Scientists Are Making Chocolate Tastier And More Cancer-Fighting

It takes a bit more time, but it's worth it<p>For most people, chocolate is considered an indulgence to be enjoyed in moments of weakness. The cacao pod from which chocolate is made, though, is a rich source of healthful polyphenols, and now researchers have found a different way of processing the …

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

Physics

Forget Prozac, Psychobiotics Are the Future of Psychiatry

For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances were the various fruits and flowers, including the Areca tree (betel nut), the poppy …

These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch

What's a McDonald's burger look like after it's been in someone's pocket or 14 years? You'd be surprised.<p>McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell -- which one are you craving today? It's pretty likely that you have a favorite fast food chain and that you love many of the tasty options offered at …

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

Get More Instagram Likes with Blue-Toned Photos

Want your Instagram photo to get more likes? Click images with one dominant color and preferably blue at that, suggests research from marketing and …

The Science of "Breaking the Seal"

If you like beer, and like it in large quantities, this might be a familiar scenario: You sit down at the bar, get a beer and drink it. You drink …

Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A commercial space company wants the U.S. government to give it lunar mining rights.<p><b>The Man Who Sold the Moon? A private space company's chief, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace Inc., called for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow property rights for lunar mining, at a Tuesday NASA</b> …

Baby born 92 days after mother is declared brain dead

Hungarian doctors kept a baby alive in its mother's womb 92 days after she had been declared brain dead<p>Doctors at a <b>Hungarian</b> hospital have delivered a premature but healthy baby 92 days after the child’s mother was declared brain dead.<p>The 32-year-old mother had suffered a catastrophic stroke during …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

How to make a Jedi lightsaber

It was hard to miss the disturbance in the force when scientists at Harvard and MIT declared they had turned light into molecules last week, prompting a collective air punch from the kind of folk who attend sci-fi conventions, for surely a working Jedi lightsaber was now close at hand.<p>The story …

What Stanley Kubrick got wrong about “The Shining”

<b>Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" (Warner Bros.)</b><p>Stephen King has always disliked Stanley Kubrick’s film of “The Shining,” and he has a point<p>Laura Miller<p>October 1, 2013 11:45pm (UTC)<p>It's no secret that Stephen King dislikes Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of his 1977 novel, "The Shining," but now …

Now 7.2 billion humans, and counting

The United Nations says global human population reached 7.2 billion in mid-2013. The “medium-fertility” projection for the year 2050 has been revised …

Thom Yorke, Atoms For Peace pull music from Spotify

As of today, Spotify is lacking a good chunk of music by Thom Yorke. Both Yorke’s 2006 solo album, <i>The Eraser</i>, and the full-length debut by Atoms For …

Why US pop has gone mad for Molly, aka ecstasy

Not long into Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, the rapper delivers an emphatic statement: "I don't pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford." The Molly in …

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

Cheap Handheld Device Lets You See Through Walls

It's an experimental "x-ray vision" device that's designed with everyday users in mind.<p>Ever wished for X-ray vision? In the future, you could get something like it from a handheld device.<p>Engineers at MIT have made a prototype of a portable device that users can point at walls to get data on …

Five Minute DIY: Camera Strap From A Scarf

Get rid of that boring and plain camera strap you've been sporting and replace it with this beauty! Grab a scarf from the closet - floral or flannel, …

Weeknight Meal Recipe: Bacon And Onion Soup

I love a good onion soup, but they can be a little hefty at times, so I set about creating a 'lighter' version, one that could be eaten in warmer …

Paintings Created on Old Book Pages

Artist Ekaterina Panikanova loves books, and not just for reading. She uses them as canvases for her fascinating paintings.<p>The results are beautiful, …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx to Star in MEAN BUSINESS

Articles about it house joshua tree on Dwell.com - Dwell

The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds...<p>The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods...<p>Sitting on an enormous 45-acre lot, …

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"To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been." Rene Magritte Photograph: Steve Schapiro

Believing Eyes

One of the things that I notice about successful couples is that nearly all of them demonstrate a capacity to not only see the beauty and goodness in each other, but to reflect it back to one another on an ongoing basis.<p>One of the things that I notice about successful couples is that nearly all of …