Becca Winkler

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10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

Whither the Breadfruit?

By James McWilliams August 1, 2014<p><i>Whither the breadfruit?</i><p>Marguerite Girvin Gillin, <i>Breadfruit</i>, ca. 1884<p>There’s such a thing as the Breadfruit Institute, and there should be. Researchers consider the species a “NUS”—“neglected and underutilized species.” But Ian Cole, the Breadfruit Institute’s …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

The Top Pixie Haircuts of All Time

From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut.<p>From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut. Plus, see our three favorite and daring ways to style a pixie cut.

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Pictures of the Week 9.25.14

Islamic State Life Laid Bare As Brave Woman Wears Hidden Camera Under Her Niqab

Heavily armed men dressed all in black; a little girl holding hands with her mother, who has an AK-47 casually slung over her shoulder and young …

Ultra-Orthodox Jews cause chaos on flight to Israel

Flight delayed because of demand to segregate men and women<p>An El-Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv was turned into an “11-hour nightmare” after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women.<p>According to those on board the flight descended into chaos because of their …

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National Geographic Travel

I Ate 15 Ramen in Tokyo and Here's What I Learned

<i>Chashu Pork Ramen in Shibuya</i><p>When I arrived in Tokyo, I already harbored a deep love for ramen--the Japanese noodle soup with an increasing fan following in America. But I soon discovered I had a very narrow view of the tasty dish. Having only previously eaten ramen in the U.S. and France, I was …

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What killed John Crawford: How terrible police training is destroying America

Local cops were trained to immediately “engage” an “active shooter” suspect. But a dishonest witness set him up<p>Another day, another troubling video of police killing an unarmed black man . Or so it seems. But the horrific South Carolina video released Wednesday, in which a cop shot Levar Jones …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

It's Friday! Here's what you need to know.<p><b>1. Markets got crushed on Thursday during the biggest stock sell-off on Wall Street in two months.</b><p><b>2. The FBI says it knows the identity of the jihadist who murdered three hostages.</b><p><b>3. UK Parliament will debate on Friday whether to join the US-led coalition</b> …

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Despite Obamacare, U.S. healthcare system still dysfunctional

Obamacare was supposed to make our healthcare system friendlier to patients, and in many ways it's succeeded. But we still have a long way to go.<p>For almost her entire life, Maria Rogers has been the picture of health.<p>She's worked for years as a personal trainer, most recently at the Beverly Hills …

How satanists exposed the Christian right’s core hypocrisy

Evangelicals fancy themselves champions of “religious freedom” — except when its exercise challenges their beliefs<p>One of the favorite myths that Christian conservatives like to tell about themselves is that they are champions protecting “religious freedom” from the supposed oppressions of a secular …

Hillary Clinton unveils $600m global female education plan

Former US secretary of state announces initiative to help girls worldwide attend schools<p>Hillary Clinton has announced a $600m (£370m) plan to encourage enrolment of girls at secondary schools worldwide, in the face of security and access problems in the developing world.<p>The former US secretary of …

23 Turnip Recipes for Main and Side Dishes

The humble root veggie is reaching a new, hip status—here are 23 turnip recipes to try in your own kitchen<p><b>Move over, potatoes—there's another starchy veggie in town.</b> The humble turnip is reaching a new, hip status (as evidenced by its appearance in one of the coolest restaurants in Brooklyn) so …

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23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

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The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

As the Ebola outbreak gains steam, experts continue to deploy to the region.<p>Teams from Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, the U.S. military and others are in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia assembling treatment centers and fighting the deadly virus.<p>There's one group of experts …

Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture

Every 15 minutes, for 10 hours a day, another patient walks into the radiation room at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville. Each picks up a plastic mesh mask, walks to a machine, and lies down on the table underneath.<p>Nurses fit the mask over the patient's face and shoulders. And then they …

Frying with Olive Oil and Other Ways You're Misusing Oil

With hundreds of options in the grocery store, choosing the right type of oil for your cooking needs can be difficult. Maximize your efficiency in the kitchen with some simple guidelines for how to use oil.<p><b>Click Here to See the Complete List of Ways You're Misusing Oil</b><p>Whether you're choosing …

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Rescuers rush to reach dozens trapped on erupting Japan volcano

Columns of thick white steam were rising from the 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon on Saturday, spewing ash, rocks and steam on otherwise a sunny autumn weekend busy with tourists and hikers.<p>Seven people were unconscious and buried under ash, national broadcaster …

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