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Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy.

<i>Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated Marie-Pierre St-Onge’s title.</i><p>The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.<p>The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, …

Nutrition

Taste Beyond The Tongue

What's the Difference Between Whole Grain, Whole Wheat, and Multigrain Bread? | MyRecipes

I've been on a health kick recently, and part of that has been incorporating more whole grains in my diet. But the labeling of whole grains can be a …

You can fly to Italy for as little as $390 round-trip now, so pack your bags and channel your inner Audrey à la "Roman Holiday"

The best way to beat the Monday blues? By booking a round-trip ticket to Italy for under $400. According to the airfare site, The Flight Deal, …

This Is the Top Salad Recipe on Pinterest

Long gone are the days of the boring lunch salad. Sad iceberg lettuce with watery tomatoes and shredded carrots are an insult to the medium. You …

Another set of fossils discovered at Metro subway excavation site

For the second time in five months, construction at the Metro Purple Line extension has led to the discovery of Ice Age fossils.<p>Crews found what turned out to be a camel bone and a bone from a mammoth or mastodon last week while working on the subway extension at Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea …

Paleontology

Remembering the first 'photo' of a black hole

Black holes are so outlandish that the scientists who first thought them up figured they couldn't possibly exist in reality. They form from massive, collapsed stars and are so dense that nothing can escape their gravitational pull, including light. Black holes mess with spacetime so badly that …

Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet

Scientific discovery has transformed the world, bringing us life-saving medicine, globe-trotting transportation, and the powerful, tiny computer …

10 amazing science breakthroughs you may have missed

A few incredible 'good news' science stories you may have missed:<p>1. Penguin population grows by millions<p>There are a lot more penguins on the planet than we previously thought – millions more.<p>The penguin population in East Antarctica has doubled to six million after researchers revised previous …

Humpback Whales

A hunter in Montana accidentally discovered this prehistoric sea monster

Seven years after an elk hunter accidentally stumbled on a fossil in Montana's Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, the new species he found …

I make the same 3 choices before every trip I take, and it always saves me money

I love to travel.<p>It would be friendlier to my wallet if I loved gardening herbs or distance running or ... pretty much anything else. But for me, there's nothing like a good view over the Mediterranean, even if it's thousands of miles — and dollars — from home.<p>The internet is brimming with …

Meet Dukkah, a Crunchy Egyptian Spice Blend and Learn How to Make Your Own! - One Green Planet

No matter where you grew up or which cultural cuisine you’re most familiar with, whenever you think of spice blends, you likely think of a powdered …

Spices

11 basic meals you should know by the time you're 25

There are a lot of pros to learning how to cook. It’ll save you money, help you eat healthier, and prevent you from sifting through your roommate’s …

These 12 slow cooker recipes are perfect for spring

Don't pack up that Crockpot just yet.<p>Slow cooking can and should be done all year round. You'll be glad to have this kitchen appliance when you want …

Soon, Your Car May Be Able to Read Your Expressions

When you shop for cat food online, Amazon knows who you are. When you look for the best airfares for summer vacation, Google knows who you are. Soon, when you get behind the wheel, your car may recognize you, too.<p>Using cameras with facial recognition software and other biometric indicators, …

Car Tech

FDA Approves 23andMe's At-Home DNA Tests for 10 Diseases

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first home DNA tests Thursday that let people find out if they have a genetic risk for certain diseases.<p>The FDA decision allows home DNA test company 23andMe to directly market its gene tests for 10 diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and some …

Molecular Biology

Tesla Has Something Hotter Than Cars to Sell: Its Story

As Tesla shares surged past $300 this week and the company’s market value surpassed Ford’s, even its founder, Elon Musk, acknowledged on Twitter that the company was “absurdly overvalued if based on the past.”<p>By “the past,” he presumably means old-fashioned valuation measures like price-to-earnings …

General Motors

Why the Dwarf Planet Ceres is So Fascinating

Dwarf Planet

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

1 of 13<p>How the List Was Calculated<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>January: Domestic<p>3 of 13<p>January: International<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>February: …

This Tiny Fish Uses Giant Fangs to Inject Heroin-Like Venom Into Would-Be Predators

Nature is savage.<p>Scientists have discovered a chemically unique venom in small tropical fish known as fang blennies. Unlike most venomous creatures, …

A Strange Explosion in a Galaxy Billions of Light-Years Away Has Scientists Stumped

Mystery Explosion in Space<p>For a few minutes in October 2014, a mysterious explosion occurred in a galaxy about 10.7 billion light-years away from …

Oh My God, Look at Saturn's North Pole [Updated]

Recently, Gizmodo space writer Rae Paoletta called Saturn “the golden retriever of the solar system,” and I’m not here to dispute that …

Best Restaurants in the World Where You Can Actually Get a Table

For now.<p>Sure, you can't get a table at the world's best restaurant Osteria Francescana anytime soon (or possibly ever), but what if you knew how to find the <i>next</i> world's best restaurant? One that doesn't require a reservation six months in advance, say, or feature dishes that feel strangely familiar …

5 Tips from Around the World for Making a Better Pot Roast

When we hear the words "pot roast," many of us think of the Sunday classic — a hunk of braised beef swimming in gravy and surrounded by tender …

Get Ready, the Ice Cream Museum Is Heading to L.A.

The team behind the Museum of Ice Cream, a pop-up sweets museum, is getting ready for their L.A. debut on April 22.<p>RELATED Alton Brown Shows Stephen …

Photo Release: Search for stellar survivor of a supernova explosion

Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe the remnant of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Beyond just …

Cosmology

Quantum Questions Inspire New Math

In order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.<p>Mathematics might be more of an environmental …

SpaceX's launch today could revolutionize the industry: Watch it live

On Thursday, SpaceX will attempt something it has never tried before.<p>The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company will try to relaunch (and …

This Is Our Best Look Yet at a Tyrannosaur’s Face

The cutting-edge reconstruction suggests that these “tyrant lizards” had a keen sense of touch on much of their snouts.<p>Thanks to an exquisite 75-million-year-old fossil, paleontologists have crafted the best-ever reconstruction of a tyrannosaur’s face.<p>The fossil skull belongs to a newly described …

How to save money on your trip to Cuba

I've always been one to abide by important rules. I carry car insurance. I don't cheat on my taxes, and when my family decided to visit Cuba, I wanted to comply with the U.S. government regulations for travel to the Communist-run island.<p>That would have been easy had we taken an organized tour, but …

Cuba