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The CDC is terrified of these germs, so it's trying to contain them

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can't stop microbes from mutating and becoming resistant to even our strongest drugs. But it is …

Public Health

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Nutrition

Jury is still out on Julius Caesar’s killing

Today is the Ides of March, anniversary of Caesar’s murder, but was it a bloody betrayal or the noble assassination of a tyrant?<p>Most Read

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing

Men are scared, and feminists are delighted. But the urge to call out and punish male sexual transgression is bound to clash with an inescapable …

Michael Wolff Did What Every Other White House Reporter Is Too Cowardly to Do

Why is Fire & Fury having such an impact? Drew Magary writes it’s because Wolff was willing to throw decorum away and torch his access—and more journalists should do the same.<p>I’m gonna begin this post with the same disclaimer that needs to come with every post about Michael Wolff, which is that …

Donald Trump

Twin super-Earths around a nearby star make our solar system look weird

The more papers I read about "strange" exoplanets, the more I realize <i>we're</i> the strange ones.<p>In 2015, astronomers reported the discovery of a planet …

The Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in London

London can get expensive, but not every activity has a hefty price tag.<p>England is a country filled with history and culture and perhaps no place more …

England

An Insider’s Guide to London, From the City’s Cult Cocktail Crew

Wherever the guys behind Experimental Group go, the cool kids tend to follow.<p>In Paris they jump-started cocktail culture, arriving just as a …

England

The 15-minute low-impact boot camp workout you can do right now

If you spent the year pushing yourself to reach your fitness goals (I can’t quit you, gallop), it’s time for some low-impact relief.<p>This is where LIT …

5G Vs. 4G: How The Next Generation Of Networks Will Change Your Life

Everybody loves speedy internet, so it’s no surprise that every major telecom provider in the world is working to make it even faster. Smartphones, …

Internet of Things

Billionaire Space Club pits Elon Musk vs. Jeff Bezos vs. Richard Branson vs. Paul Allen and more

When Jeff Bezos welcomed SpaceX to the rocket landing “club” last week, it set off a round of twittering over whether Bezos’ Blue Origin space …

Space Travel

How Much Gwyneth Paltrow’s Morning Smoothie Costs to Make

If <i>GOOP</i> has proven anything, it’s that Gwyneth Paltrow lives just like the rest of us normal folks, only in her super-shnazzed-up celebrity way. Example: She uses Airbnb! She just happens to rent out a $40,000 Airbnb dream rental when she does. She drinks smoothies in the morning too! But, as you …

Breakfast

The most promising cancer treatment in decades is about to get better

Patient Carole Linderman speaks to Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli before her blood is drawn for a liquid biopsy at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. AP The rise of immunotherapy has been one of the most startling and promising developments in cancer research for …

Cancer

Clinton would consider declassifying government documents related to UFOs

A former chief of staff in the Clinton White House says ‘I think I’ve convinced [Hillary Clinton] that we need an effort to ... declassify as much as we can’<p>John Podesta, chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has declared that he has convinced the former secretary of state to explore …

Government

NASA just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons flyby

NASA, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Southwest Research Institute just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons spacecraft's historic flyby of Pluto almost two months ago.<p>Perhaps the most striking image of the bunch is the one you see above. …

Solar System

Deaths of 100 dolphins in Japan triggers speculation of earthquake

Expert plays down link between beached dolphins and earthquake after a similar incident in 2011, when 50 whales beached themselves on a nearby coast just six days before an earthquake<p>Virtually all the <b>156 dolphins that beached themselves</b>over the weekend on the coast of north-east <b>Japan</b> have died, …

Indian Ocean

Turmeric Tonic

Makes 2 Servings<p>Find turmeric at specialty, Asian, and health food grocers.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 2” piece peeled turmeric<p>1 2” piece peeled ginger<p>½ lemon<p>3 tablespoons agave syrup (nectar)<p>Sparkling water (for serving)<p>Cayenne pepper (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Pass turmeric, ginger, and lemon …

Turmeric

Four Arrested At Sexual Assault Protest Outside University Of Virginia Fraternity House

Four people were arrested Saturday in a demonstration outside the University of Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, WVIR, Charlottesville, …

UVA suspends fraternities after report on gang rape allegation

The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring her alleged attackers to accountability.<p>"The wrongs described in …

In Texas Textbooks, Moses Is a Founding Father

The Texas State Board of Education is studying how textbook publishers responded to the state’s ideologically driven guidelines for teaching history. …

With NASA Probe's Arrival, International Mars Invasion Gets Under Way

NASA's MAVEN is entering Mars orbit, kicking off a rush of countries putting their own robots and orbiters on the planet.<p>Mars is getting crowded. A new NASA orbiter slips into Mars orbit on Sunday, followed closely by India's first interplanetary probe, a comet, and then a rush of countries …

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …

The Best New Android Apps From August 2014

From subscription-based book summarizing platforms, to human search engines, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in August. Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month.<p>WeTransfer<p>WeTransfer, the popular online …

Sierra Leone 'hero' doctor's death exposes slow Ebola response

FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) - When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone’s most famous doctor wondered why he had been denied the same treatment before he died from the deadly virus.<p>Sheik Umar Khan was a hero in …