Cassandra Strawn

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Easy Crock Pot Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

This dressing is quick to fix, moist, and easy to cook in the slow cooker. Put raisins or dried cranberries in this easy dressing for a burst of …

What binge watching is really doing to your health

We’ve all been there.<p>You’re six hours into a Netflix binge, slumped on the sofa or balancing your laptop on your knees in bed, covered in crumbs and …

The Sun's "evil" twin is probably lurking beyond the Solar System

Since the 1980s, astronomers have been searching for the Sun's "evil" twin, dubbed Nemesis due to its habit of slinging deadly asteroids our way …

Universe

How Robots Will Win Your Trust

What images come to mind when you think of robots?The lifelike replicas of Blade Runner? A favorite video game character or perhaps Aldebaran and …

Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change, now

In a new series marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers<p>Ah, the Reformation. And then, inevitably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, sort of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansom’s detective thriller about …

Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility

The list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries.<p>Scientists have used a 3-D printer to create a mouse ovary capable of producing healthy offspring. And researchers hope to create replacement human …

CRISPR kills HIV and eats Zika 'like Pac-man'. Its next target? Cancer

There’s a biological revolution underway and its name is CRISPR.<p>Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?<p>WIRED …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Women Really Do Multi-Task Better Than Men, Science Says

Makes sense.<p>Your suspicions have been confirmed: women are better than men at multi-tasking, and a new study has discovered one possible reason behind it.<p>According to research published by the Royal Society Open Science, female sex hormones acting on the brain may determine women's ability to …

Introducing 'Year 2050,' Our Guide to Surviving the Next 33 Years of Climate Change

How much will our world change after three decades of rising temperatures?<p>We don't know what the world will look like 33 years from now. By then the Trump era, uncertain as it may seem from our vantage point, will become the stuff of history textbooks—or more likely, of history VR experiences. No …

Climate Change

Everything You Need To Know About The Twin Peaks Revival

Get the key facts from Kyle Maclachlan, Laura Dern, and more of the cast.<p>Brew yourself a cup of damn fine coffee and settle in, because the <i>Twin Peaks</i> revival has finally been upgraded from distant fantasy, to maybe-really-happening, to a real, bonafide television program with a confirmed airdate. …

A new theory challenges everything astronomers thought they knew about how the Moon was created

Yet new research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has put forward a theory that the Moon may have actually formed from a series of large impacts, rather than just one.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, explains why the Moon appears to be made mostly from …

'Shockingly Stupid': Trump to Eliminate NASA Climate Research

By Nika Knight<p>President-elect Donald Trump plans to entirely eliminate all climate research at NASA, a move that climate scientists warn will send us …

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

7 Simple and Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself, According to Science

What are the tricks of the trade for motivating yourself? Fortunately, science has the answer to that question.<p>In the world of business, we often talk about the importance of motivating others--our employees, our team, our vendors, our customers. Everyone, that is, except for ourselves. This, of …

Motivation

1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

Behavioral Sciences

Fat Gets Gut Bacteria Working against the Waistline

In mice, intestinal microbes respond to a high-fat diet by producing acetate, which triggers the release of a hormone that makes mammals feel hungry, …

Holistic Medicine

New Paper Claims That The EM Drive Doesn't Defy Newton's 3rd Law After All

So... it could still get us to Mars in 70 days?<p>Physicists have just published a new paper that suggests the controversial EM drive - or …

Hate your job? NASA wants you to work on Mars - CNN Style

Written by Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>This story was originally published in February 2016.<p>US space agency NASA has just released a series of retro recruitment posters that advertise potential positions it may one day need filled on Mars.<p>First commissioned in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space …

Space Science

America’s Superpower Status Is in Trouble, and Politicians Don’t Seem to Care

In ancient Greek mythology, Zeus condemned a lesser god, Atlas, to hold the heavens on his shoulders, an image captured in a monumental bronze statue …

The science of sleep: How to get the most out of nap time

Ever have a nap and wake up still sleepy and feeling unproductive? Even worse, are you waking up groggy and even more tired than when you started? That's because you're doing it wrong.<p>Luckily Linda Baumgartner, a sleep expert with mattress manufacturer Vita Talalay, has taken to Quora to deliver …

Sleep

Scientists Largely Trusted, But Also Seen As 'Inhuman'

A 2014 Harris Poll found that U.S. adults rate being a scientist among the most prestigious occupations, topped only by doctors, military officers and firefighters.<p>Yet, current political debates suggest that scientists are regarded — at least by some — with more than a modicum of misgiving.<p>Climate …

Justice League Already Doomed in China As 'Batman v Superman Plummets 82 Percent In Second Weekend

Like a Kryptonite mist rolling over the land, the release of <i>Batman v Superman</i> in China has deadened the country’s theaters, driving away moviegoers and contributing to the demise of what should have been a hale and hearty QingMing Festival holiday box office weekend.<p>The superhero pic’s not so super …

This Is The First Baby Conceived With Controversial Mitochondrial Method

One of several due to be born this summer<p>Zain Rajani was born 22 days ago in Toronto, Canada. To say he was much anticipated would be an understatement—his parents, Natasha and Omar Rajani, had been trying for four years to get pregnant. Finally, they turned to in vitro fertilization, but Natasha’s …

After GamerGate, Congress Is Grappling With Online Abuse

At a Congressional briefing on cyberstalking and online threats, advocates, including Representative Katherine Clark, stressed the need for heightened enforcement.

Study: Facebook Tracks Users in ‘Violation’ of EU Law

A study commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission (BPC) has found that Facebook is tracking all users of its social networking site, even if they’ve opted out of tracking.<p>The research also found that logged out users, and people who don’t have an account at all, were having their Web movements …

Windows 93 is finally done and ready to crash for you

What would have happened if Microsoft didn’t skip straight from Windows 3.x to Windows 95? Apparently, Windows 93.<p>Late last night, French digital artists Jankenpopp and Zombectro announced on Reddit that the “operating system” Windows 93 is finally complete. First teased in October 2014, this …

How hunting with wolves helped humans outsmart the Neanderthals

Dogs are humanity’s oldest friends, renowned for their loyalty and abilities to guard, hunt and chase. But modern humans may owe even more to them than we previously realised. We may have to thank them for helping us eradicate our caveman rivals, the Neanderthals.<p>According to a leading US …

Humanity