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We tried the miracle fruit that some scientists say could end world hunger as 'carnitas' — and it was unreal

It started out with a hankering for tacos.<p>My partner and I were out of both the chicken and the ground soy crumbles I often substitute for beef (I think they taste better, and my partner is vegetarian). A friend at the office suggested I try jackfruit, a fleshy, yellowish fruit native to South and …

A Zoo Can Be The Most Stressful Place On Earth For An Animal

Anti-captivity supporters got a boost to their passionate animal hearts last week with the brilliant news of SeaWorld in San Diego's breeding ban. …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Cat Parasite Linked To Development Of Mental Illness In Owners

Cats: whether you think they are trusted, furry, independent companions capable of a little mischief or you consider them to be more akin to …

Mental Health

21 signs you're a narcissist

You're more likely to find a narcissist in the C-suite than on the street, research suggests.<p>That's because the traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — including a constant need for validation, a willingness to control people, and a ruthlessness in getting their needs …

What Edward Snowden On Twitter Could Mean For The Presidential Race

Twitter's newest high-profile user just might push the issue of domestic surveillance back into the presidential campaign's conversation.<p>Edward Snowden sent his first-ever tweet at noon on Tuesday, asking, "Can you hear me now?"<p>One Republican candidate clearly did. Within the hour, former New York …

Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Update: See also this follow up article, “Everything you need to know about the cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean.”</i><p>It is, for our home planet, an extremely warm year.<p>Indeed, last week we …

Global Warming

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

9 reasons I will always love Japan

1. I felt safe everywhere.<p>About one month after moving to Kyoto, Japan, I had the strangest physical sensation. What was that peculiar feeling, like …

'Ingredients': An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food

We may eat a lot of food additives, but most consumers know very little about them. These often misunderstood substances go by unwieldy names like "diacetyl" or "azodicarbonamide." They are in everything from salad dressings to Twinkies. But how many of us actually know what they look like or, more …

Concealed guns have zero effect on crime rates

Researchers say there’s no data to back up the claim that issuing more permits to carry concealed handguns will lower crime rates. The findings come …

Pope Francis ditches political speech for jokes and improvised address on family

Pontiff displays human touch in Philadelphia, avoiding culture-war issues and planned remarks on workers’ rights in favour of a mother-in-law laugh<p>It was billed as a sort of Catholic variety show, with world-class performers from Aretha Franklin to Andrea Bocelli and even a stand-up comic. Nobody …

The Earth Just Opened Up And Swallowed This Beautiful Beach

Perfect one day, gone the next.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>There's been no injuries reported, but some people at the scene recounted the terrifying ordeal on the Clayton's Towing Facebook page.<p>"They had camped approx 200 metres from the beach next to the boundary fence of the campsite and heard a …

Emergency Medicine

Wal-Mart hasn’t figured out how to sell a crucial product

Groceries are vital to the retailer's success, accounting for 56% of its sales.<p>But Wal-Mart's grocery department has been plagued by negative customer reviews, according to BMO Capital Markets analyst Wayne Hood.<p>Customers complain about a lack of fresh produce, poor service, and empty shelves, Hood …

Walmart

Slipping Away

Robin Giles felt like she was missing a joke. It was Christmas morning in 2012, and she and her husband, Joël, were going through familiar traditions …

Science and religion fight over Hawaii's highest point

<b>Mauna Kea, Hawaii (CNN) —</b> Rising more than 6 miles from the seabed floor, Mauna Kea is the tallest summit in the world.<p>To native Hawaiians, the dormant volcano is the most sacred land in the entire Pacific. It is the point where the sky and earth meet. They believe it is the site of the genesis of …

Four weeks with Jet (aka 'My month without Amazon')

I placed my very first order on Amazon.com for two very popular albums back on June 20th, 2000. I'd later go on to place about 230 orders, including everything from a mattress (no wait, make that two mattresses; don't ask) and soap -- lots and lots of soap. I loved Amazon so much that at one point …

eCommerce

Donald Trump Has Landed: Republican Presidential Race 2016

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What Young Feminists Think of Hillary Clinton

Al­ex­an­dra Svokos was six years old, grow­ing up in Frank­lin Lakes, New Jer­sey, when she be­came a Hil­lary Clin­ton fan. It was 1998, and …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

Chimps Can't Cook, But Maybe They'd Like To

New research shows that our closest evolutionary relatives have all of the cognitive capacities required for cooking—except an understanding of how to control fire.<p>We’re too sophisticated nowadays to laugh at chimps riding tricycles or smoking pipes, right? Well, maybe not entirely, judging by the …

Chimpanzees

The women of ISIS: Who are they?

<b>London (CNN) —</b> "I made my little steps ... I was trembling. Nervous. Scared..." Shams' breathless prose reads like a trashy romance novel, as she describes every tiny detail of her first meeting with her husband-to-be.<p>"After [a] few minutes, I flipped my Niqab. He looked at me, our eyes [caught] …

Caliphates

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

Behavioral Sciences

Get Out of Here! 6 Magazines for Summer Travel

Summer is almost here, so pack your bags for a break. No matter if it’s a day trip, overseas, with kids, your friends or flying solo, Flipboard has a number of resources to help you plan.<p>Here are five magazines for summer travel:<p>#IWantToGoHere: Summer Travel Edition by The Findery: The Findery …

The coastline of Italy: readers’ travel tips

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Grotto of Tiberius.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/27/1432743950170/88f95273-5300-42da-8960-02dd2149d832-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Grotto of …

Teahupoo’s Hollywood Takeover

Ahh Point break, the nineties cult classic that has somehow created an everlasting relationship between surfing and Keanu Reeves. And now, nearly …