Ben Fritz Seidel

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Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

Culinary Arts

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

How to get millennials to achieve

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Gen Y, Generation Connect, Gen Next, Generation Why?, …

Could 'The Day After Tomorrow' really happen? - Futurity

Scientists scoffed at the movie "The Day After Tomorrow," in which climate warming leads to catastrophic weather. But the premise may not be so …

Global Warming

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

A Major Study Calls For Even Lower Blood Pressure In Older Adults

For those over 50, even lower may be better<p>Cardiologists have long questioned what the acceptable range of healthy blood pressure is for adults who are 50 years and older, and in a paper published today, researchers argue for an even lower target than what is recommended by current …

Send your name to Mars: Deadline Tuesday

Your name can ride along on a mission to Mars. It’s easy, quick and free to make that happen. Details here.<p>In March, 2016, NASA will launch the …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Franklin Chang Díaz: The rocket man

Franklin Chang Díaz went to space seven times. Now, he’s building a radical new engine.<p>The man who wants to change the future of space travel drives …

Space Travel

Skip the crunches – here’s how to really work your core

So you want to strengthen your core – join the club. "The core" is part of every fitness class that we all love to hate, and we feel ripped off if we don't work it. Am I right? The endless crunches, the two-minute plank holds and the straight leg lowers are what we want because we think if we feel …

Was There a Cover-Up After the Sinking of the 'Lusitania'?

A beautiful, “invincible” ship plus a German torpedo equals catastrophic tragedy.<p>One hundred years ago, on May 7, 1915, the Cunard luxury liner <i>Lusitania</i> was sunk by a German torpedo off the Irish coast. It was the fastest, most luxurious passenger ship ever to have sailed the seas and, like the</i> …

Titanic

Six missteps I made as a leader

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Regardless of how successful you are, you always make …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Workplace Wellness

As Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, things start to look 'rough'

Eat your heart out, Hubble!<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres and has snapped the best images yet of the dwarf planet. Grainy as they are, the new views of the 590-mile-wide world are already turning up unexpected features on the surface.<p>"What we expect at Ceres …

Astronomy

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Breakfast

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

How Any Canadian Can Start Watching Content from US Netflix in a Matter of Minutes: 2015 Edition

Netflix’s low fee of $8 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment, especially in Canada, where cable is expensive and …

Einstein's Theory of the Eternal Now

Light does not experience time.<p>This might sound a rather esoteric scientific fact (it is a consequence of Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity), …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Do Computers Use Electricity Instead Of Light?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do computers use electricity instead of light?</i><p><i>We know that electricty travels 100 times slower than light. So, wouldn’t computers be much faster if they used light instead of electricity for their operation?</i> <i><br>Answer by Jacob VanWagoner, Former Intel</i> …

Moon's magnetic heart still a mystery

Stuart Gary<p>Related Stories<p>Earth's pull melts layer around Moon's core, Science Online, 28 Jul 2014<br>• Water as old as the Moon, Science Online, 26 Aug …

You’ll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

If you want to become more successful as an entrepreneur or in your career, you can start by making a habit of talking and thinking more like the people you know or read about who are already successful.<p>Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p><b>1. We can't do that.</b> One thing …

Can pumpkins ward off diabetes? - Futurity

Pumpkins may or may not fend off evil spirits on Halloween, but scientists suspect they may possess medicinal properties that could help treat …

NASA’s Orion spacecraft could make ‘Interstellar’ a reality

Christopher Nolan’s epic movie “Interstellar” is set to open next week…but already NASA’s Orion spacecraft is well on its way to making this sort of space exploration beyond the Moon a reality.<p>In the movie, a group of explorers break through current limitations on human space travel and traverse …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

NASA's new Soundcloud album: Listen to the exploration of space

NASA has created an album of sounds on Soundcloud, including rocket launches, recordings from space shuttle missions and even a song about water on the moon.<p>All the NASA-themed smartphone notifications you could ever want have been compiled in one place: NASA has launched an album on Soundcloud of …

Celery Tonic

"The herbal notes of gin pair well with celery in this refreshing cocktail—and bonus points for the cool green color." –Claire Saffitz, assistant food editor<p>Ingredients<p>1 celery stalk, chopped<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 ounce fresh lemon juice<p>2 ounces gin<p>Lemon twist (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Muddle …

Lemon Juice

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.

Cooking