Julie Lindstedt

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Do impulsive people have less free will?

Before you consciously became aware of your decision to read this article, your brain was already making the necessary preparations to click the link.<p>There are a few crucial milliseconds between the moment when you’re consciously aware of a plan to act, and the moment you take action. This brief …

Consciousness

Will the Paris Climate Deal Save the World?

It will probably be 10 years before anyone can say whether the Paris climate deal, which was agreed to with much hoopla on December 12th, was a …

How to beat Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year

It is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.<p>It may be useful to know that Blue Monday was in fact created in 2005 by a British holiday company. The idea was derived not from the results of any in-depth research, but instead by using a calculation involving such factors as …

One wave of migration from Siberia populated the Americas, DNA shows

Study also reveals some groups in South America have closer genetic ties to indigenous peoples of Australia, New Guinea and the Andaman Islands than to present-day Native Americans<p>Native American ancestors reached the new world in a single, initial migration from Siberia at most 23,000 years ago, …

Greek island holiday guide: the north-east Aegean

Photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Calm waters … Lesbos.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/21/1437498261392/a1514dc1-8548-4ba0-9ee7-e488e21be3a1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Calm waters … …

Flickr

18 Raspberry Recipes for All Your Dessert and Drink Needs

The 15 sweetest, most flavorful raspberry recipes.<p><b>Perfect for everything fun and sweet in life</b>, from desserts to jams and cocktails, raspberries are one of our summer staple fruits. Here are 18 reasons why.

What Meat? This Salad Will Steal the Show at Your Next Barbecue

When editor in chief Adam Rapoport throws a barbecue, it's the salad—not the meat—that has people going back for seconds and thirds.<p>Last summer, when my wife left town on a work trip, I decided to throw a backyard barbecue, complete with a roaring charcoal grill and bone-in rib eyes as thick as …

Best things to do in summer in Japan

Summer<p>in much of Japan is hot and can be unrelentingly humid, but it’s also the season for top festivals, mass folk dancing, mountain hikes, and enjoying a cold beer on a city rooftop. If you’re travelling in Japan between June and September, carry a fan and make the most of these summertime …

Japan

16 Ways to Eat Lots of Pita Bread and Chips

Pita is for lots more than lunch sandwiches. Think salads, burgers, dips, and more.<p><b>The perfect pita bread</b> should be warm, fluffy, and not fall apart with piled with dips or meat. Test out your favorite brand with these 16 recipes.

Just back from: Kazakhstan

A triumphant Megan soaks up the views after a hairy cable car ride. Image courtesy of Megan Eaves<p>Megan Eaves, North Asia destination editor at Lonely Planet, has just come back from a week exploring the cities of Kazakhstan.<p><b>Tell us more…</b>My trip to Kazakhstan was a ‘press trip’, so I was travelling …

Travel

Boa constrictors don’t kill the way you think they do

No, boa constrictors don’t kill prey by asphyxiating them — they stop the flow of blood instead<p>Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that constrictor snakes kill by stopping the flow of blood inside their prey. That approach is so efficient that animals don't survive long enough to die …

Curaçao

No matter where or how far he roams, <b>Alfred Gutierrez</b> can’t stay away from <b>Curaçao</b> for long. Nor would he want to.<p>Though he was born on the Dutch Caribbean island—to a Dutch mother and a Venezuelan father—and spent his formative years there, Gutierrez’s educational aspirations led him to the Culinary …

Hyde Park

Death of Zimbabwe’s Best-Loved Lion Ignites Debate on Sport Hunting

Changing Planet<p>Zimbabwe’s most well-known and much-photographed black-maned lion, affectionately named Cecil, was killed by sport hunters just outside the nation’s premier wildlife park, Hwange, last week.<p>Wildlife enthusiasts say Cecil, possibly Hwanges’s largest lion, was a favorite among visitors …

Just Say No to Jarred, Watery Salsa: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Jarred, watery salsa = bad. Chunky, fresh, and flavorful homemade salsa = good. Very good.<p>Your chips, tacos, and grilled meats deserve the best. And by "best," what we really mean is a salsa that's chunky, saucy, scoopable, and packed with fiery, smoky, fresh flavor. You're not going to find all …

Cooking

11 Things In Nature You Didn't Know Could Glow In The Dark

Who knew fungus gnats could be so magical?

‘Windbot’ Probes Designed To Explore Gas Giants

Powered by turbulence<p>Jupiter and Saturn are two of the least explored worlds in our solar system. As gas giants, they have no surfaces to land on, and their atmospheres are crushingly heavy and violently windy.<p>The Galileo spacecraft dropped one probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere in 1995; after an …

Activity holidays in Andalucía: readers’ travel tips

Off-road mountain biking with the kids in tow, hiking along precarious clifftops and white-water rafting exhilarated readers who this week share the best of the southern Spanish region<p>If you like local hospitality, sunny, dusty trails and insane amounts of fun, we recommend this week of …

Travel

How to make the perfect som tam

Photograph: Felicity Cloake for the Guardian<p>Leela Punyaratabandhu experiments with many vegetables and fruits for her som tam.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/22/1437564818796/acd6056c-388c-492f-9ef5-0d17675c9f06-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Felicity …

Soysauce

Genetic Evidence Could Rewrite History of First Americans

Did more than one wave of prehistoric immigrants travel from Asia to America?<p>Since the 1930s, it’s been a generally accepted theory that indigenous Americans are descendants of Siberians who came to the New World by crossing a land bridge into Alaska around 15,000 years ago.<p>But, the details of that …

Choose Your Own Adventure: Machu Picchu

When I decided to visit <b>Machu Picchu</b>, I was so focused on getting to Peru that I kept delaying another important decision: Which route would I take to access the sacred site?<p>Should I walk along the well-worn paths of the Inca Trail? What about following in the footsteps of <i>chaski</i> messengers on the …

South America

Software To Predict Exactly What Happens When You Edit A Gene

Sifting through the tangled genetic web of precision medicine<p>Genetics researchers are really excited about CRISPR/Cas9, an enzyme that has made it easier than ever for scientists to target a particular strand of DNA, snip part of it out, and replace it. And though its use in humans is still in its …

Top 10 Food Markets

Scruffy and chaotic or orderly and refined, the world’s street markets offer fresh, local—and often cheap—seasonal produce, alongside a slice of local life.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>St. Lawrence, Toronto, Canada</b><br>This farmers market emporium has operated since 1803, …

To fend off dementia, run -- or dance, bike, power-walk or step

Scientists testing experimental drugs to prevent or reverse<p>Alzheimer's diseasehave for years endured a drumbeat of inconclusive and disappointing trial results. But dementia researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., this week got some unexpectedly good news on the benefits of a therapy that is …

Are ‘Mutated’ Daisies Really Caused by Fukushima Radiation?

Radiation from damaged power plant may be responsible for odd flowers, but there could be other forces at work.<p>A picture of malformed daisies uploaded to Twitter from Japan is going viral, causing many people to speculate that radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was …

How to Make a Cheesy, Crispy, Perfect Batch of Homemade Nachos

Homemade nachos are a thing of beauty—unless they turn into a soggy mess. Here's how to make the most of any chips-and-melted-cheese situation.<p>When it comes to homemade versions of our favorite bar food, nachos are pretty easy to whip up. But there's a world of difference between …

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence - podcast

The most intensive ever search for alien life<p>This week it was revealed that astronomers are about to start the most intensive ever search for alien life. The Breakthrough Listen project will scan stars in 100 galaxies for radio and optical signatures that indicate someone, or something, is out …

Paranormal

Oleogustus: why we might all be getting a new taste for fat

Scientists say they have isolated the ability of the human palate to detect fat as a distinct taste from sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami

Green Tea and Ginger Beer Float

Makes 1 Servings<p>Chill glasses in the freezer for 5–10 minutes to keep the ice cream from melting into the ginger beer too quickly.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 scoops green tea ice cream<p>Ginger beer<p>1 ounce Irish whiskey (optional)<p>Mint sprig (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Instructions<p>Place ice cream in …

Harmful drinking is a ‘middle-class phenomenon’

Wealthy over-50s are endangering their health by drinking far too much, experts have warned<p>Harmful drinking is a ‘middle-class phenomenon’ with older successful people at most risk, AGE UK has warned.<p>Although affluent middle aged people often appear to look after themselves by eating well and …

Middle Age

7 Common Fried Chicken Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

<i>Rochelle Bilow</i><p>There’s a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there’s that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you get through that, you’re rewarded with super juicy, moist meat—no dry, tastelessness here. But let’s face it: Most of us save fried chicken …