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Kids ask US presidential candidates to debate science

Susanlyn Singroy thinks the candidates for US president should be debating science. The eighth-grader argues that the candidates are talking about money, religion and immigration, but rarely mentioning the science challenges impacting her future. Singroy says,<p><i>If they talk about the big science</i> …

Foreign Policy

Under the sea: the underwater farms growing basil, strawberries and lettuce

Beneath the blue waters 100m off the coast of Noli in northwest Italy lies a cluster of balloon-like pods pegged to the seabed by ropes half a dozen or so metres long. Inside a range of produce is being grown, including red cabbage, lettuce, beans, basil and strawberries.<p>It may sound like something …

Aquaponics

Perfect Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

Once you see how easy it is to bake pitas, and, more importantly, once you <i>taste</i> them, you'll never want to eat store-bought again. These pitas have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor from whole wheat flour, along with a chewy texture, a charred exterior, and a big pocket for stuffing.<p>Why It Works<p>Whole …

Hot Milk Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe comes from my grandmother, and my mom has been making it for my dad's birthday/Father's Day (which tend to fall on the same weekend) for as long as I can remember. I would describe it as having a flavor similar to pound cake, but with a lighter crumb. It's wonderful plain …

Dessert

Equality and polyamory: why early humans weren't The Flintstones

Last week, scientists from University College London released a paper presenting evidence that men and women in early society lived in relative equality. The paper challenges much of our understanding of human history, a fact not lost on the scientists. Mark Dyble, the study’s lead author, stated …

Anthropology

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Last Month

While daylight savings are right around the corner, the recipes you loved last month, not surprisingly, are comforting and soul-nourishing -- roasts, sautés, bakes, and other homey dishes. Before asparagus take over our kitchens and we replace warm cider with margaritas, let's embrace the dishes …

Recipes

10 Things You Should (or Shouldn't) Eat With Peanut Butter

Our interest in strange peanut butter combinations was piqued by a staff member who told us tales of a fried egg, bacon, peanut butter, mayonnaise, and American cheese sandwich in her hometown of Cleveland. This sandwich is not a thing of myth—it's called the Elsie Combo, it's available for $6.25 …

Breakfast

Isis fighters destroy ancient artefacts at Mosul museum

Islamic State militants ransacked Mosul’s central museum, destroying priceless artefacts that are thousands of years old, in the group’s latest rampage which threatens to upend millennia of coexistence in the Middle East.<p>The destruction of statues and artefacts that date from the Assyrian and …

Mosul

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

For Leopards in Iran and Iraq, Land Mines Are a Surprising Refuge

Land mines keep people out of the Persian leopard's last habitats, creating a conundrum—removing the hazards leaves the cats more vulnerable.<p>SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq—Few parts of the world look more hostile to big cats than the rugged wilderness that flanks the northern Iran-Iraq frontier.<p>Laced with land …

2014 science breakthroughs: no more ageing, cave art and landing on a comet

All three of its landing systems failed on impact and its detectors and transmitters stopped operating after only 57 hours. Yet the Philae probe that moored itself to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last month, together with its mothership Rosetta, were yesterday hailed as one of the journal …

Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals? - Photographs and text byMehran Hamrahi | LensCulture

Currently, Iran has one of the youngest populations of any country in the world. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran's population has grown to 76 million people — and 70% are under 35. But due to the policies of the current regime, the youth are deprived of basic social freedoms.<p>Iran is a …

Education Policy

The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-<b>Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates</b><p>My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.<p>Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar …

Jesus: Married...with children? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Diogo Morgado plays Jesus in the film "Son of God." Some of Jesus' most famous teachings are often misunderstood, says Amy-Jill Levine.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The …

You Can Pretend To Be An Oxford Student For $158 Per Night

Have you ever dreamed of attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?<p>We all know the magical school doesn't <i>really</i> exist, but if you want to have a Hogwarts-esque experience, the University of Oxford is the next best thing. And you can now rent rooms there for an affordable $158 a …

5 Scientific Reasons A Beach Vacation Is Necessary For Your Health

If you don't already have a beach vacation planned, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols's new book will make you seriously reconsider. <i>Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In , On, Or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, And Better At What You Do</i> …

Milos, Greece in the Raw

It might be true that Greece is famous abroad for their islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Rhodes, and Skiathos, but there are over 500 hundred more which are truly unexplored by travelers. Having lived in Greece for over 10 years, and still traveling back annually, I myself haven't seen …

Samsung’s SoC profits down as Apple chooses TSMC for A8, although rumor says it will produce processors for iPhone 7

Samsung has been having some issues lately, reporting falling profits in the most recent quarter. Although most of this is due to shrinking growth in phone sales, where Apple continues to dominate in terms of profit share, Apple has also affected Samsung’s income from its microprocessor production …

Without Claude Shannon's information theory there would have been no internet

This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could be, it turned "information" from a vague word related to how much someone knew about something into a precise …

Stem-cell advances may quell ethics debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Robert Waddell says he's glad the stem cells that healed him came from "a guy who was 50 years old" and not a human embryo.<p>As a Catholic, Waddell opposes the destruction of embryos and didn't want to rely on embryonic stem cells to cure his kidney disease. But he avoided this …

Russia Just Finished A Submarine It Has Spent 20 Years Building

The 1990s are back, and they're nuclear.<p>There are college sophomores who were born after Russia began building its newest submarine. The K-329 Severodvinsk (re-designated the K-560 Severodvinsk in late 2013) is a submarine powered by a nuclear reactor and is made to hunt other submarines, ships, …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

Galapagos emergency over stranded cargo ship

<b>Ecuador has declared an emergency in the Galapagos Islands, saying that a cargo ship which ran aground last week still poses a threat to the archipelago's fragile ecosystem.</b><p>The ship's cargo has been offloaded, but the authorities said pollutants, like motor oil, inside the vessel could spill and …

How Earth got its tectonic plates

If you've ever felt the earth shudder beneath your feet during an earthquake, you're no stranger to the effects of Earth's ever-roaming tectonic plates.<p>While scientists have linked the movements of these rigid, puzzle-piece slabs to our planet's most violent events -- quakes, tsunamis, volcanic …

'Mario Kart 8' Review: Life In The Fast Lane

<i>Mario Kart 8</i> may be my favorite entry in the long-running franchise, at least since the original games. Minus one very big quibble, which I’ll get to shortly, this is the tightest, most frenetic, and certainly most gorgeous of the Mario Kart games, and it’s yet another excellent release for …

Mario Kart 8 Review: Just What the Wii U Ordered

Scooting down a neon-gobsmacked raceway in <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, I snake left, then right, then left again, chaining mini-turbos and rocketing past visually …