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The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

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本文作者:Calo<p>大家都知道,要均衡饮食,其中一个要点便是要适量摄入各种维生素和矿物质。但具体到每一种维生素和矿物质到底对我们的健康有什么影响,我们又可以从哪些食物中摄取这些维生素和矿物质,你了解多少呢?以下两张简要的信息图示,概括了各种维生素和矿物质的作用,并列举了一些含有这些维生素和矿物质的食物来源。<p>如果看不清楚,请戳右边查看大图。<p>如果看不清,请戳右边查看大图。<p>信息图示来源:Lifehack.org<p>有了这个小图示,无论你正准备下厨烹饪大餐还是出门采购食材,你都可以通过这个图示知晓哪些食物富含哪些维生素。当然,以上信息主要针对美国人的饮食习惯,中国日常食材甚多,大家不必拘泥于上述几个例子。更 …

Report: IRS Scrutiny Worse For Conservatives

House Republicans investigating IRS targeting of groups for extra scrutiny say they have proof conservatives had it worse.<p>A House Ways and Means Committee staff analysis of the applications of 111 conservative and progressive groups applying for tax exempt status found conservative applicants faced …

National Aquarium Unveils World’s Largest Reproduction of Indo-Pacific Coral Reef

This month, the National Aquarium in Baltimore opened a new permanent exhibit, Blacktip Reef. Based on the Indo-Pacific reefs found across a large swath of oceans, the exhibit is the largest of its kind in the world.<p>Ocean Views spoke with the aquarium’s general curator, Jack Cover, about the new …

Herpes Virus Shoots DNA Into Human Cells With Crazy High Internal Pressure

Herpes, having a blast.<p>Scientists have long theorized that herpes viruses are so stuffed with genetic material that infecting a host cell is as easy as popping a balloon. Or exploding a powder keg. The internal pressure within the virus is so great, it explodes its genetic material straight out of …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

Simple Springtime Dishes

America in the 1970s: The Southwest

Welcome to Day 2 of Documerica Week on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. Today's subject is the American Southwest, including Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and California. …

31 Beautiful Photos Of Life In San Francisco's Chinatown In The '50s

Get ready to be transported.

College Basketball

The Story Behind That Incredible Photo of Denver's Colossal Cloud

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

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A pristine paradise in New Caledonia

The Loyalty Islands represent the survival of a fragile world, one untouched by mass tourism where the indigenous Melanesians treat nature with care and respect.<p>The tiny Loyalty Islands may account for just 10% of New Caledonia’s landmass, but they represent the survival of a fragile world, one …

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The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …