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The ‘Impossible Burger’ Is A Veggie Burger So Good It Might Convert Even The Most Devout Carnivores

I’m a vegetarian and I hate two things. First, all vegetables regardless of their respective abilities to sustain me (I didn’t get into this game to eat broccoli); and second, any “inventive new spin on comfort food” (great, now I have to pay $12 for “deconstructed frites”). That’s why, when my …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Sam’s historical recipe corner: Tudor vegetable pie

In each issue of <i>BBC History Magazine</i>, we take a step back in time and recreate a recipe from the past. This Tudor pie would be eaten on days when …

Take a Look at Free PlayStation Plus Game Tricky Towers

Tricky Towers will be free on PlayStation Plus next week – but is it any good? You've read Sam Brooke's excellent review – or at least we hope you …

PlayStation

Little King’s Story Brings Feudal Fun Times Next Week

Little King’s Story [official site] charmed the pants off of people when it was released on Wii in 2009, and it looks like it’s prepared to do it all …

PC Gaming

Every Time You Die In Valley, The Countryside Dies Too

Everyone knows exoskeletons are the future of warfare. Call of Duty says so. But this game thinks they’re the saviour of the environment too. Valley …

PC Gaming

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

Time Management

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Razer’s Turret keyboard-and-mouse combo is essential for PC-gaming couch potatoes

You have a ton of options when it comes to playing PC games on your television, but I still think nothing beats a mouse and keyboard.<p>PC-gaming product manufacturer Razer has a new keyboard-and-mouse combination for your lap, the Turret. It is available now for $160. This setup features a wireless …

Why knowing your genetic data can be a tricky proposition

GRAPHIC<p>Personal genome sequencing may be the next great technology frontier in public health—but how do patients feel about knowing, sharing and …

Genetics

The 10-minute veggie burger recipe you’ve been waiting for

Let’s review the issues with veggie burgers, shall we? It’s been a while since I vented about this, but I’ll keep it brief. I’ll even boil it down to a simple equation that I think captures the bulk of the problems: If they’re not fall-apart dry, they’re bean-dip mushy.<p><i>[Make the recipe: Black Bean</i> …

Food

22 Things You Need to Eat by the End of Summer

Summer produce is in full swing, and we couldn't be happier. Even if we don't want to spend a ton of time over a hot stove when it's warm out, we …

Food

Elon Musk believes we are probably characters in some advanced civilization's video game

By far the best moment of Recode's annual Code Conference was when Elon Musk took the stage and explained that though we <i>think</i> we're flesh-and-blood participants in a physical world, we are almost certainly computer-generated entities living inside a more advanced civilization's video game.<p>Don't …

Scientist Creates Possible Cure to All Viruses, Needs It to Go Viral

When MIT-trained engineer Todd Rider revealed his revolutionary idea for killing virtually any virus, everyone from fellow scientists to The White …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Antidepressant use soars despite findings effectiveness is lower than believed

Use doubles after 16 years and researchers find taking antidepressants alone is ineffective for up to 40% of patients<p>Antidepressants are less effective than previously thought, yet use of the drugs has doubled among Australians over the past 16 years, a review published in the Medical Journal of …

Depression

'Magic' Mushrooms Show Promise Against Depression In First-Ever Trial

"Magic mushrooms," the recreational hallucinogen long associated with music festivals and hippies, may also one day prove to have a powerful pharmaceutical effect for people with treatment-resistant depression.<p>In a small pilot study at the Center for Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College …

Imperial College London

Depression Isn't A Choice, It's A Kind Of Brain Damage

After years of debate, researchers finally determined that persistent depression causes brain damage, and not the other way around. Neurologists …

University of California

A chemical discovered in the Bruce Hammock laboratory at the University of California, Davis, may be a new, innovative tool to control depression, a severe and chronic psychiatric disease that affects 350 million people worldwide.<p>The research, published March 14 in the journal Proceedings of the …

People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are "all in a person's head" have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those with anxiety perceive the world differently -- and it stems from a variance in …

Mental Health

Column: This is what happens when you take Ayn Rand seriously

The core of Rand’s philosophy is that unfettered self-interest is good and altruism is destructive. “What if we indeed allowed ourselves to be …

Hunter Gatherers

New Gene Discovery Could Lead To Earlier Lyme Test And Diagnosis

An experimental new test holds great promise for diagnosing Lyme disease soon after infection, well before current tests are able to detect infection.<p>A “next-generation sequencing” technique called RNA-seq found distinctive patterns in patients with Lyme disease.<p>There are a couple of technical …

Disease

Therapy Probably Isn't the Best Way to Treat Depression

New research suggests its benefits are overestimated.<p>If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, you probably think therapy can help. While that's not a wrong assumption, a new <i>Plos One</i> study suggests that the effectiveness of psychological therapies is significantly exaggerated by …

Vegetarians Have Fewer Cancers But Higher Risk Of Colorectal Cancer, Study

UK researchers found that vegetarians had a lower overall cancer rate than meat eaters, but contrary to suggestions from other studies, they found a …

Mindfulness Is Effective For Both Anxiety and Depression

Mindfulness is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the …

New class of drugs take 'big first step' toward slowing the aging process

The results of a new study have pushed researchers one step closer to developing drugs that slow the human aging process. Scientists from The Scripps …

Early life stress may cause excess serotonin release resulting in a serotonin deficit

<b>Data suggest a reason why SSRI medications may fail in many patients</b><p>Studies indicate that the majority of people with mood and anxiety disorders who …

Newly discovered hormone mimics the effects of exercise

<b>Natural human hormone protects against obesity and diabetes in mice</b><p>Scientists at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology have discovered a new …