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This Book Will Change the Way You Eat

It is a fact that America is in the midst of a rather serious foodie movement. To visit your local farmers market (which you’ve been doing for years, …

Your science questions answered

<b>Why is it that leaves have so many different shapes?</b> asks Dieter<p>Despite their many shapes, leaves have certain things in common. "Leaves need to be much longer and wider than they are thick to intercept light for photosynthesis and allow gaseous exchange without losing too much water," says Dr …

Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making

When scientists moan about how little politicians know about science, I usually get annoyed. Such grouching is almost always counterproductive and more often than not betrays how little scientists know about the UK's governance structures, processes, culture and history.<p>So when the Guardian …

Doing the Math on Mashed Potatoes

When mashing potatoes, what’s the best ratio of butter and milk to spuds? Chowhounds weigh in, and most agree: Great mashed potatoes depend on plenty …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

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9 Things You Didn't Know About Poison

Snow White totally could have happened<p>A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History explores the weird and wonderful world of poisons. Curated by evolutionary biologist Mark Siddall, “The Power of Poison” recreates a Columbian forest filled with deadly natural toxins, delves into the …

Wind Turbines Kill More Than 600,000 Bats A Year. What Should We Do?

If you comb the ground beneath a wind turbine, you may not find anything out of the ordinary. Dead birds or bats are hard to find, especially considering the huge ground footprint of a wind turbine’s spinning blades. But this belies wind farms’ very real danger to migratory animals. Wind turbines …

Dr. Oz Tries To Do Science: The Green Coffee Bean Experiment

Dr. Mehmet Oz hosts a popular TV show in which he promotes all sorts of medical treatments, some good and some – well, not so good. And once in a while, he tries to do a science experiment, as he did in 2011 with a badly flawed experiment on arsenic in apple juice.<p>Well, Dr. Oz has done it again. …

Holy calamari! Elusive giant squid washes up on Spanish beach

Science News<p>A giant squid, whose oversized eyes and gargantuan blob of a body make it look more mythical than real beast, washed ashore Tuesday at La Arena beach in the Spanish community of Cantabria.<p>The beast measures some 30 feet (9 meters) in length and weighs a whopping 400 pounds (180 …

What people really look like

Dale Favier from Portland Home Massage has written a spectacular piece about the reality of the human body as seen from the point of view of a …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 143<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Take aspirin before bed to cut morning heart risk

Taking a single aspirin tablet before bed can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack in the morning, a new trial has suggested<p>Taking aspirin before going to bed might reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack in the morning, according to a new study.<p>A trial involving 290 heart attack …

7 Essential Rules for Finding Good, Local Food and Drink in Paris

Unfortunately, the days of just "dropping in" to the nearest corner bistro and expecting something amazing are long gone. Here are a few tips to put you on the path to actually eating well, and supporting artisan producers in the process.<p>While France is the revered place of "eating well," the …

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Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

26 Traditional Indian Foods That Will Change Your Life Forever

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