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Silicon Valley’s 49ers show off the ‘best high-tech stadium in the world’ (photo gallery)

In the midst of Silicon Valley, the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team now have what could be the best high-tech stadium in the world.<p>Levi’s Stadium, located next to the Great America theme park in Santa Clara, Calif., was built in the modern era of mobile technology. It’s been called a smart …

A 5-Day Weeknight Dinner Game Plan for Feeding Your Family Well

Life is full of stressors; getting dinner on the table shouldn’t be one of them. Here, a five-day guide to feeding your family well<p>When it comes to parenting, there are times to be ambitious. Planning a first birthday party, for example, or tackling <i>The Golden Compass</i> together. But getting a meal on …

Cooking

Even More to Know About Cucumbers

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Think you know cucumbers? Brush up on additional cucumber knowledge to improve your cucurbit cred.</i><p>Historically, late summer is considered an off-season for news. In the U.S., …

Cucumber

Illinois Is First State To Ban Microbeads

The Land of Lincoln says no to the synthetic exfoliants, which often end up in waterways.<p>Illinois has become the first state to ban microbeads, the small plastic bits often found in soaps and many different types of cosmetic products. The law, signed this week by Governor Pat Quinn, bans the …

Pollution

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Just Might Be A Dieter's Dream. Here's How To Use It.

Science has yet to formulate a diet version of peanut butter that replicates its rich, creamy texture and profound, nutty taste. The perfect spread is, quite possibly, inimitable.<p>But there's an ingredient in town that mimics the nut butter's flavor and cuts down its fat and calorie count by more …

How to Make Grilled Flatbread

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

Baking

Scientists are a step closer to making blood cells on demand - Futurity

By watching how zebrafish embryos develop, scientists are starting to unravel the mystery of how the human body produces blood stem cells.

Stem Cells

Great Venus and Jupiter conjunction of 2014

Venus and Jupiter are the brightest planets! Look east before dawn … closest planet-planet conjunction of 2014 August 18. Dazzling near moon August …

Astronomy

19-Year-Old Becomes The Youngest Person To Fly Solo Around The World

Flyin' planes and settin' records, all in the name of computer science<p>Matt Guthmiller is a young man who went on a sort of old-fashioned adventure. He circumnavigated the globe, becoming, upon his return, the youngest person to do so alone in an airplane. Congrats, Matt!<p>The journey took …

Expanding waistlines will cause 3,500 more cancers each year, study finds

Scientists hope that linking 12,000 cancers each year to people being overweight will spark more action against obesity<p>Around 12,000 cancers a year are caused by people being overweight, according to a study which scientists hope will inspire more action to curb the obesity epidemic.<p>The study, …

The Satellite and the Vacant McDonald's

Artist's depiction of ISEE-3. | Image courtesy of NASA<p>Mountain View, California is a tech-heavy place. That's the location of the Googleplex, …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

This Art Installation Captures Your Annoying Personality in a Smoothie

What would you rather drink, the "Williamsburg" (containing "credit card, American Apparel, kale chips, kombucha, microbrew, quinoa, agave") or the "Tourism" ("Starbucks coffee, cheap sunglasses, Metrocard, hotel soap, cupcake, cheesecake, Cronut")? A NYC art installation asks these deep questions, …

The Spicy Tuna Roll Corn Dog Is What America Does With Sushi

If your first reaction to seeing a spicy tuna roll turned into a corn dog on a stick is complete and total horror, you're not alone. It's scary. It feels wrong. But, trust us, it's not. Hear us out.<p>We know that this particular combination of Japanese and American cuisines is bold. Some might even …