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How to grill avocados like a pro

When it comes to grilling, it’s time to let your favorite healthy fat (avocado, of course) get in on the action. The mild flavors get taken to new …

Recipes

Paleoclimate | Introduction to Climate Science

Measurements with modern instruments (the instrumental record) are available only for roughly the past century. This is insufficient to describe the …

Camera Resolution and Maximum Print Size

Black Vulture<p>At some point most photographers wonder how many pixels they need in order to print an image file at a given size. This is actually an …

How to Capture Fantastic Photos of Rainbows

Few natural phenomenon can cheer people up faster than the beauty of a rainbow. Getting great images of one is a challenge, they are difficult to …

The Psychophysiology of Flow and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase eight of a nine-part series called "The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide" which is designed to help you stay …

Invisible Manipulators of Your Mind

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds<p>by Michael Lewis<p>Norton, 362 pp., $28.95<p>1.<p>We are living in an age in which the behavioral …

The Nifty Cook My Meat Tool Helps You Cook the Perfect Steak With Science

If you’ve ever prepared a steak and wished you could see what the meat actually looked like on the inside before you cut into it, Cook My Meat can …

How to play mathematics

The world is full of mundane, meek, unconscious things embodying fiendishly complex mathematics. What can we learn from them?<i>By Margaret Wertheim</i>Read …

Myopia cell discovered in retina

CHICAGO - Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions. The dysfunction may be …

This unique theory suggests that consciousness is a byproduct of entropy

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness

Thousand-year rains underway in Carolinas, potentially leading to deadly flooding

<i>UPDATED October 4 at 10:50 a.m. ET</i>: Epic rainfall amounts have been recorded across South Carolina, with flooding spreading into Georgia, eastern …

Weather

Discovering the Brain's Memory Switch

<b>Scientists have recorded evidence of the brain turning off its memory inhibitor to make new memories.</b><p>In 1953, a man named Henry Molaison underwent a …

When you add severe storms to rising seas, you get some scary math

Two years ago, a huge magnet made its way from Brookhaven, New York to Fermilab, Illinois, via Florida and the Mississippi. And that’s not the strangest thing about it.<p>Infinitesimally small particles, such as the electrons in our wires and the muons that bombard us from space, are tiny magnets. …

Physics

Lasting effects of trauma reaches across generations through DNA

Indigenous elders often say that memory is in the blood and bone, that our stories are passed not just verbally but through a kind of genetic …

Mental Health

New Insights About the 'Darkness Hormone,' Melatonin

Melatonin is central to our sleep and to our cycles of rest and activity. As much as we've learned about melatonin and its importance to sleep, there's a great deal we still don't yet know about the hormone's biological functions and purpose. In the past few years, there have been some important …

Now We Know What Causes Tinnitus, That Never-Ending Ringing In Your Ears

The incessant ringing some people hear happens when the brain can’t process noise properly.<p>Chronic pain and tinnitus, the incessant ear ringing that affects up to 30 percent of the adult population, may share a common source, new research shows. The finding may bring millions of people who suffer …

How to get GM butterfly? Make parasitic wasp inject deadly virus into caterpillar, study finds

Nature is full of surprises, and its newest twist is a blessing and a curse for butterflies. Wasps have managed to genetically modify the creatures …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

Ohio Dad Mocks Common Core with Check to School

The Common Core Curriculum Standards have been an unending source of irritation for students unlucky enough to attend school in districts that …

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

Learn How to Stalk Your Own Mind (and Why You Should)

If we are relentless and impeccable about stalking ourselves, a result is that we leave the world and other people alone.<p>There is a very old …

Hunter Gatherers

Hacking sleep: Meet the transhumanists making sleep obsolete

Not everyone wants to sleep in. A growing transhumanism community wants to sleep less, and better, and they’re going to great lengths to make it …

Yes, You Can Teach Yourself Synesthesia (And Here's Why You Should)

A synesthete-turned-scientist on why it's helpful to "hear" colors and "see" sounds.<p>Berit Brogaard has had synesthesia, a neurological condition in which different senses combine in unusual ways, for as long as she can remember.<p>We often think of synesthesia as “seeing” sounds in different colors …

LTD.RUN Makes Printing Photos as Posters as Easy as a Few Clicks

What is your process for quickly printing out a piece of your work? If you currently use a website to get the job done then it probably involves …

A Surprise Source of Life's Code

<i>From</i> <i>Quanta Magazine</i> <i>(</i><i>find original story here</i><i>).</i><p>Genes, like people, have families — lineages that stretch back through time, all the way to a founding …

New Math Could Reveal Hidden Sources of Chaos

It's that point when a smooth river turns into a tumultuous swirl of white water, the tornado that unpredictably changes course on a dime or the wild …

'Adventure' gene linked to conservative politics - Futurity

Singaporean Chinese women with a particular variant of the Dopamine D4 receptor gene—the "adventure" gene—are generally more politically conservative.