Leesha M. Marlett

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9 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need to Try

When the weather outside is frightful, stay inside and serve up something delightful!<p>The colder months are the perfect time of year to put your …

Coca Cola Brownies Recipe

In a weird feat of cooking magic, you can actually bake brownies by substituting the wet ingredients (typically eggs and vegetable oil or butter) with a can of cola. The result is a dark, damp brownie with a fudgy yet springy crumb.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 1/4 cups (6 1/4 ounces) all …

15 Fantastic Granola and Granola Bar Recipes

Granola's about to become your new go-to.<p>Granola has a <i>lot</i> of personalities. Sometimes it's uber-healthy, but sometimes it's a straight-up treat, with maybe a few superfoods thrown in. Sometimes it needs a bowl and a slow, lazy morning, and sometimes it's fast, convenient, and ready to go. The fact …

Combat Pesky PMS Cravings With These Bloat-Fighting Foods

Illustrated by <b>Ly Ngo</b>.<p><i>Amie Valpone, an NYC-based personal chef & culinary nutritionist, decided to adopt a "clean" lifestyle after she was diagnosed</i> …

10 Ice Cream Recipes That Use Fall and Winter Fruit

I know what you're thinking: who's making ice cream when it's this cold out? But hear me out. The only thing more impressive than serving your own homemade pie during the holidays is topping it with a scoop of your own homemade ice cream. And much of the fruit that's at its best right now—citrus, …

What hidden signals in social media reveal about you

There’s much more personal information contained within your Twitter and Facebook posts than you think, which creates both benefits and fears.<p>The activity patterns of social media users are being analysed by IBM researcher Eben Haber, who says the vast majority of people are oblivious to the wealth …

Personal Information

Fun science experiments to try at home

If you have these everyday ingredients, you can do fun science experiments at home, as the Head Squeeze team demonstrates.<p>Pepper, washing detergent, vinegar and an egg. If you have any of these ingredients to hand, you can do science at home.<p>From chemical reactions to strange physics, the Head …

Science

Infographic: Absolute zero to ‘absolute hot’

BBC Future takes the temperature of our planet – and the Universe – to find the hottest and coldest things ever measured.<p>How cold can it get on Earth? How hot can hot truly get? And, perhaps more importantly, what’s the ideal temperature a hazelnut souffle should be cooked at?<p>All important …

Infographics

Beyond human: How I became a cyborg

When writer Frank Swain joined the ranks of the cyborgs, he discovered that it meant losing control of a part of his body. In the first of our Beyond Human series, he explores why enhancing the senses raises surprising personal and ethical problems.<p><i>Listen: What does red or green sound like? In the</i> …

Singularity

Does mankind need to get serious about global threats?

Is humanity prepared for a catastrophic disease or a man-made environmental crisis that could wipe out our species? Or are we incapable of taking threats seriously enough until it is too late?<p>Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett fears humanity is taking a lacklustre approach to facing up to …

Council on Foreign Relations

The future of food

After global riots in 2007 and 2008, George Alagiah travelled the world to reveal why we could be heading for a food crisis, and what we can do about it.<p>When three continents witnessed food riots in 2007 and 2008, we saw the international food system is not as stable as it looks. There’s …

Agriculture

How being watched changes you – without you knowing

Are you being watched? It can change your behaviour and choices for the better without you realising, says Jason G Goldman.<p>If there is one thing that the rise of social media has taught us it's how to carefully curate the information we present to the digital world. We think about all the potential …

Psychology

How salmon help keep a huge rainforest thriving

The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest temperate rainforest in the world. This huge and pristine wilderness depends on an unlikely source for its long-term survival – the salmon which spawn in its rivers and creeks.<p>The Great Bear Rainforest is vital to the health of the planet. This enormous …

Conservation

Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter?

The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower?<p>I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, these are …

Microbiology

Will we ever… cryopreserve our organs?

Imagine if doctors could dip into freezers and take their pick of kidneys, livers or hearts for life-saving operations. Here’s why it’s so hard to achieve.<p>Should you ever need a new kidney, a replacement heart or another vital organ, you won’t exactly be spoilt for choice. That’s because when it …

Biotechnology

How building a library of brains could save lives

California’s Brain Observatory is building a digital archive of human brains it hopes will help doctors cure life-threatening illnesses.<p>A library is being assembled in San Diego with the help of some 300 brain donors; people from all walks of life, some of whom are healthy and some of whom have …

The Brain

Tegu Lizard is Florida's Latest Invasive Wildlife Threat

The tegu lizard is the latest threat to native Florida wildlife. The black-and-white lizards can reach up to four feet in length. The exotic lizards, …

Alarming Video Shows Arctic Ice Disappearing

Old ice in the Arctic is vanishing. That's a problem, since it's more resistant to melting than young ice.<p>You've probably heard that ice in the Arctic is melting. But you may have never seen it shown this clearly. A video from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration shows 27 years of ice …

Global Warming