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Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

'Rubber hand illusion' reveals how the brain understands the body

Scientists use trick with a fake hand to explore how the mind combines information from the senses to create a feeling of body ownership<p>Experiments with a fake body part have revealed how the brain becomes confused during a party trick known as the rubber hand illusion.<p>Researchers in Italy …

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Earth Science

28 Great Books That Are Getting the Movie Treatment in 2016

2016 holds a ton of highly anticipated big screen adaptations, particularly titles like <b>The Girl on the Train</b>, <b>Silence</b>, and <b>Nocturnal Animals</b>. Take a peek at the major titles that you'll be able to catch in the movie theater this year, and see a ton more movies that are also being adapted!

7 Portable Snacks for Healthier Midday Munching

When a midday snack attack strikes, be prepared with good-for-you treats—both sweet and salty. Sure, it might be easy to satisfy between-meal …

Healthy Eating

19 Gorgeous Ways To Display Your Favorite Travel Photos

Besides your Instagram grid!

Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies are my new salty/sweet obsession! Browned Butter adds depth to the flavor while the butterscotch and chocolate …

Dessert

13 Bite-Sized Recipes for All Your Summer Dinner Parties

Summer has officially begun! Along with the sun, pool, beaches and vacation come outdoor dinner parties. Whether it’s looking for the best tropical party ideas or coming up with the perfect summery cocktail to serve at your celebration, getting everything together is no easy feat. Make things …

Add adrenaline to a beach vacation and save the Belize Barrier Reef by hunting lionfish

By Josh White<p>, America Desk editor<p>A school of shimmering silver jack had just glided by overhead as I crested the reef, where a trio of tall orange sponges rose toward an outcropping of coral and a pair of purple sea fans framed the opening of a dark nook.<p>My heart raced and my breath quickened, a …

Fish

Wacky Weekend: Frogs

There are more than 4,000 species of frogs—and some of them are pretty freaky! Hop to it and check out a few <i>ribbit-</i>ing photos of these totally awesome amphibians.<p>A Budgett’s frog might look friendly, but be careful. It can scream if threatened and might even bite using two sharp points in its …

Scientists find 13 genetic 'superheroes' resistant to severe childhood illnesses

A tiny number of people in the world carry genetic mutations that were thought to guarantee the development of severe childhood diseases, but these …

How Do 'Genetic Superheroes' Overcome Their Bad DNA?

Scientists say they've figured out how to track down people they call "genetic superheroes."<p>These are people who remain healthy even though they were born with genetic mutations that would usually lead to devastating disorders.<p>If enough of these people can be identified and studied, the researchers …

Genetics

Can a diet protect you from cancer and diabetes?

Peter Bowes has been on an experimental diet that claims to protect against disease and slow ageing. Then he met a group of obese little people.<p>With …

The 7-step evening ritual that will make you a happier person

Because your mind ain't perfect when it comes to happiness. It <i>cheats</i>.<p>Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, has shown that your brain really remembers only two things about an event:<p>Via The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less:<p>If your brain is gonna cheat, you …

Happiness

Coconut Candy Bars Recipe

<i>These coconut candy bars come together easily with graham cracker crumbs, butter, semisweet chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and lotsa, lotsa</i> …

Ten Books for Teaching Kids the Importance of “Taking Care of Others” by Laura Weakland

Every Thursday, teachers across our building read aloud a picture book to their students with themes of “taking care of ourselves, each other, and …

Teaching

Ask Ethan: What Makes A Theory A Scientific One?

If you listen closely to the darkest corners of the internet, you’ll often hear people decry well-established scientific facts like evolution, the Big Bang and even gravity as, “just a theory.” Sure, there might be a big difference between a scientific theory like evolution and the story of …

Zika forest: birthplace of virus that has spread fear across the world

Zika was first identified in this spot near Entebbe. Now scientists must find out how a relatively mild virus spread so far, with such horrific effects<p>The steel research tower rising over Uganda’s Zika forest is almost 40 metres high, has seven rickety wooden platforms and may be the most perilous …

2 teams of scientists are fighting over a powerful gene editing technology — and the case just took a step forward

On Monday, the US Patent and Trademark Office declared it would move forward with an interference proceeding, a somewhat archaic legal process for awarding credit in a dispute over who invented something first.<p>At stake is the rights to a gene-editing technology that could be worth hundreds of …

Genetics

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Pedagogy

The Terrible Beauty of Brain Surgery

I arrived in Tirana, Albania, on a Sunday evening in late August, on a flight from Istanbul. The sun had set while the plane was midflight, and as we landed in the dark, images of fading light still filled my mind. The man next to me, a young, red-haired American wearing a straw hat, asked me if I …

Mind

20 Organization Tricks To Make Your Pantry Feel Twice As Big

Never lose your favorite spice blend behind your boxes of cereal again.<p>The kitchen pantry is clutch for keeping your counters at least somewhat clutter-free, and no matter how big yours is, it's safe to say you could use a little more space. These tips are here to save your life. <i>And</i> save all your …

Bacon and Tomato Cups Recipe

"Little buttermilk biscuit cups are baked with a savory mixture of bacon and tomato inside."<p>Ingredients<p>8 slices bacon<p>1 tomato, chopped<p>1/2 onion, …

Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution

The ‘intelligent design’ push in public classrooms failed a decade ago, but since then Darwin’s haters have returned with a new strategy disguised as …

Best Last-Minute Gifts That Cost Next to Nothing

I noticed a shift this year. A lot more people are choosing gifts that are either donations to their favorite charity, or something that creates an experience.<p>Here are five gift ideas that create new experiences in which we have the opportunity to feel grateful, joyous and awakened.<p><b>1. A SONG</b><p>Music …

And the Winners of Our Christmas Cookies Contest Are…

This holiday season has been full of festive cheer. We asked you to show off your best Christmas cookie recipes, and you definitely broke out the oven mitts and displayed some serious baking skills. We know your eyes are hungry and your tummies are rumbling, so let’s check out our winners.<p>AND THE …

73 Literally Last-Minute Christmas Ideas You Must See

There are only a few days left until Christmas, so in case you've just noticed an empty corner of your home that could use more holiday cheer, or you're searching for a quick gift wrapping hack, these bloggers have got you covered - even right up until the last second! It's never too late to …

Decorations