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6 Easy Smoothie Breakfast Bowls

Smoothies as we know them have gotten a face-lift — good-bye smoothies in a glass, hello smoothie bowls. These blended bowls of goodness combine our …

11 Easy Post-Workout Foods and the Science of Why They Work

Post-exercise recovery can be simplified into '3 Rs' Rehydrate, Refuel and Rebuild. Rehydrating replaces lost fluids and electrolytes from sweat, …

Four Columbia House insiders explain the shady math behind “8 CDs for a penny”

<i>In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public</i> …

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3 great barbecue sauces you can make this weekend

If you love outdoor cooking there's nothing like spending quality time over a hot grill, whether you're grilling steaks or chicken, or slow-cooking brisket or ribs. But often it's that signature touch — a thoughtfully honed sauce — that takes your creation to a whole new level.<p>And while you can …

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Weird & Wild<p>The moon jellyfish has a leg up on Humpty Dumpty—if it loses an arm, the ocean dweller can repair itself in a newly discovered process.<p>In the spring of 2013, biologist Michael Abrams had cut two arms off a young jellyfish when he witnessed something he'd never seen before.<p>"He started …

Lost snake species rediscovered in Mexico

<b>A lost species of snake that eluded scientists for nearly 80 years has been rediscovered in Mexico, a US museum says.</b><p>The Clarion Nightsnake was found on the Pacific island of Clarion in Mexico by a researcher from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.<p>The snake was first discovered in 1936 …

Fred Brownell: The man who made South Africa's flag

<b>The multi-coloured flag of modern South Africa is a symbol of its post-apartheid rebirth. But while Nelson Mandela led the country on a "long walk" to freedom, the creation of the flag 20 years ago was a frantic sprint by an unsung hero, writes Xin Fan.</b><p>On a Saturday night at the end of February …

Why is Kim Jong-un always surrounded by people taking notes?

<b>There's a newly released batch of photographs of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on a series of site visits. The dozens of photos all have one curious detail in common - the leader is surrounded by officials and generals making notes in identical notepads, writes Kathryn Westcott.</b><p>In the photographs …

This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

In some parts of Ethiopia, finding potable water is a six-hour journey.<p>People in the region spend 40 billion hours a year trying to find and collect …

Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico—Can They Be Kept Alive?

Online dictionaries and smartphones may help with preservation, experts say.<p>Of the 143 native languages in Mexico, 60 are at risk of being silenced forever, linguists say.<p>One language, Ayapenaco, is spoken fluently by just two elderly men who aren't even on speaking terms. Another indigenous …

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover looks to 'jump' sand dune

<b>The Curiosity Mars rover is to try to drive over a one metre-high dune.</b><p>The sand bank is currently blocking the robot's path into a small valley and a route with fewer of the sharp rocks that lately have been making big dents in the vehicle's aluminium wheels.<p>US space agency engineers will take no …

The eight tribes of vinyl collector

<b>Music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts are gathering for the UK's seventh annual Record Store Day on Saturday. Despite many predictions of the demise of vinyl, it has never looked like disappearing. But who's still buying?</b><p>Here are eight groups that are still shopping for vinyl.<p><b>The nostalgic</i> …

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Prize-Winning Architect Builds Shelters From Cardboard

One of architecture’s most important prizes has gone to a man who builds low-cost, recyclable buildings and structures.<p>Shigeru Ban is the winner of …

Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

Scientists who have been hunting for another Earth beyond our solar system have come across a planet that's remarkably similar to our world.<p>It's almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone" — where temperatures are not too hot, not too cold, and maybe just right for …

Craving the company of a cat? New cafe in London has the answer.

Would you like some kitten with your coffee?<p>Feline company is exactly what one of the newest cafes in London, England, is offering — and stressed-out city-dwellers are lapping it up.<p>“People do want to have pets, and in tiny flats [in the United States, we call them apartments], you can’t,” said …

Ever Wonder Why Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? This question has been stumping both animal experts and zebra fans all over the world for centuries. But now it appears …

The Oldest Living Things On Earth

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p><i>The photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the world to take pictures of the oldest living organisms on our planet. She described her journey in this TED talk, and now, at last, she’s created a gorgeous new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, published</i> …