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Your Weird Animal Questions Answered

<b>Have a mad question about March hares? Something about squirrels driving you nuts? Want the poop on dung beetles?</b><p>Welcome back to Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, in which we answer a few of your awesome animal inquiries each week. Let’s jump right in, because the first question is about dolphins.<p><b>Do</b> …

20 Great Thanksgiving Burgers

Not every burger restaurant does a riff on Thanksgiving and turkey for its November Burger of the Month. But many of the best ones do. Start it off with The Counter chain and its Not Your Granny's Turkey Burger (below). That's a 1/3-lb. seasoned turkey patty layered with baby spinach, dried …

Pulled Eggplant BBQ

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> <i>(Susan Schadt Press, November 2016).</i> …

Chris Hadfield – the astronaut's best tweets, photos and videos

Colonel Chris Hadfield handed over command of the International Space Station yesterday, and to mark the occasion posted a remarkable performance of …

This Bacterium Can Do Division, Compute Logarithms And Take Square Roots

MIT researchers engineered bacterial cells to function as living calculators.<p>A group of engineers from MIT have created analog calculators out of living cells, according to a paper published online in <i>Nature</i> yesterday. By tweaking the genes of bacterial cells, the researchers were able to create …

Just say no to impact factors

Campaigners against the use of journal impact factors as a proxy for research excellence received a shot in the arm last night with the launch of the …

Yuck! NYC fourth grader sneaks camera into school, makes documentary about gross cafeteria food

Here's a clip from an upcoming documentary by a fourth grader who snuck a camera into school to document his horrible school lunches and the vast …

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

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The man who lives without food

Rob Rhinehart has replaced all his meals with a nutrient-rich shake he calls ‘Soylent’. Is it dangerous? Or the future of food? Will Storr reports.<p><b>Last Christmas, Rob Rhinehart</b> realised that <b>food</b> doesn’t work. At least, not very well. Its function is to deliver the energy and nutrition that the body …

Meet Charles Ramsay, Internet Hero and Gentleman

Charles Ramsey rescued three women in Cleveland Ohio today—women who had been missing for more than a decade. The interview he gave to local news …

An Atheist Muslim's Perspective on the 'Root Causes' of Islamist Jihadism and the Politics of Islamophobia

The ambassador answered us that [their right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make …

The Most Bizarre, Surprising, and Disgusting Animal Superpowers

Author: Wired Staff<p>science<p>06:30 am<p>Author: Wired Staff<p>science<p>06:30 am<p>#animals<p>Sponsored Stories<p>Powered By Outbrain<p>Amy ThompsonSpaceX Preps for Three …

Hepatitis C: Closing in on its viral origins

<b>The virus behind Hepatitis C has been the target of virologists, epidemiologists and geneticists for years, in a bid to find out the animal host from which it likely came. But Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham, UK, says early indications that bats are the culprit may</b> …

Biology

I am a research scientist, and that's why I drink

Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Dr Kayleigh Dodd, once a hard working, enthusiastic young science graduate preparing myself for an …

Time-lapse: Package shipped with a hidden camera

Designer Ruben van der Vleuten was curious about the shipping process, so he did what anyone would do. He installed a camera in a cardboard box and …

Hydrogel turns mouse brain transparent

<b>STANFORD (US) —</b> A new technique can make a mouse brain transparent, allowing researchers to probe its intact wiring and structures with light and …

Arctic will be basically ice-free by summer 2050, NOAA study says

It's been apparent for several years now that the Arctic is melting. But it's melting much faster than most studies previously predicted. As early as 2020 and no later than 2050, it will be almost completely ice-free, according to a new paper out this week. "It's pretty scary how rapidly all this …

Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Less than 1 hour<p>4-6<p>9 Ingredients<p>1 cup quinoa<br>• 2 teaspoons cinnamon<br>• 1/2 teaspoon allspice<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 2 cups skim milk<br>• 1/4 cup maple syrup<br>• 1 1/2 cups frozen …

The Ultimate Guide to Spices

We’ve already delved into the green world of fresh herbs, but now it’s time to dust off the old spice jars to find out why they’re good for us and …

Nano Quadcopter open source tiny drone kit

Designed by Bitcraze, the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter is an open source development kit to make your own tiny drones. It's $173 from Seeed Studio Depot …

Every Single Person In The World On One Chart

What does 7 billion look like in a browser window?<p>When you read on your computer screen that world population has surpassed 7 billion, as it did in 2011, it's hard to put that number in context. It's big a world. Where is everyone?<p>7 Billion World is a website/infographic that breaks it down. …

Monty Python's John Cleese Almost Explains Our Brains

You've met them, I'm sure. People who are so learned, so scholarly, so deeply invested in what they're doing, that you can't understand a word they're saying — well, maybe you catch a familiar word or two, but the gist? No. They seem to be speaking a language near yours, like the Sims in "SimCity." …

‘Pool ball’ cancer therapy cuts side effects

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> A new form of radiation therapy put cancer into remission in mice without the usual side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, …

Plan B Must Be Available OTC For Women And Girls Of All Ages, Federal Judge Rules

The Food and Drug Administration ordered to comply within 30 days<p>A federal judge ruled today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must make emergency contraception—often called the "morning after pill" or by its brand name, "Plan B"—available over-the-counter for girls and women of all ages. …

New path may lead to better HIV vaccine

<b>DUKE (US) —</b> For the first time, researchers describe the co-evolution of antibodies and virus in a person with HIV whose immune system mounted a …

Electrosensitivity: is technology killing us?

Tim Hallam is just tall enough to seem gangly. His height makes the bedroom feel even smaller than it is. Muddy sunlight filters through the grey …

Even single-celled organisms support marriage equality

Yesterday, newly published research shed light on the wild sex life of <i>Tetrahymena thermophila</i>— a single-celled organism with potential to develop …