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Stop Laughing: Trump Could Win the White House

I may be the only one of my friends who does not find the Trump candidacy amusing. Nor am I looking forward to the August Republican debate as some sort of laugh riot. In fact, I don't intend to watch it at all simply because I find public expressions of bigotry both ugly and unpleasant.<p>Even if I …

Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

Biodiversity

How I escaped my family's anxiety trap

In her grandmother's day it was known as melancholia, and treated with electro-shock therapy. In her mother's it led to clinical depression that left her confined to the house. Now, as research shows anxiety is passed down by our genes, Linda Kelsey explains how she broke free from her fearful …

5 Common Homemade Ice Cream Issues (And How To Fix Them)

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Stef Ferrari of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co. troubleshoots homemade ice cream issues, so you, too, can churn with confidence.</i><p>Ice cream isn’t always as …

Dessert

How Scientists Discovered The Extinction Of Species

<i>The Dodo used to walk around,</i> <i><br>And take the sun and air.</i> <i><br>The sun yet warms his native ground–</i> <i><br>The Dodo is not there!</i><i>The voice which used to squawk and squeak</i> <i><br>Is now for ever dumb–</i> <i><br>Yet may you see his bones and beak</i> <i><br>All in the Mu-se-um.</i><p>- “The Dodo” by Hilaire Belloc<p>In the 17th century, the origin of …

Paleontology

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Earth Science

How to Make an Amazing Buddha Bowl for Weight Loss

Buddha bowls, sometimes referred to as glory or hippie bowls, are hearty, filling dishes made of various greens, raw or roasted veggies, beans and a …

The Top Five DC Villains

DC Comics have a strong philosophy that a hero is only as good as his villains, and a rogues gallery they take seriously enough that they've put bad …

Angus Deaton's badly misunderstood paper on whether happiness peaks at $75,000, explained

Angus Deaton is many things: a celebrated Princeton economist, an expert on measuring well-being and poverty, and, as of Monday morning, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics. Deaton has an unusually high public profile for an economist — to the point that his research was once cited on <i>Orange is the</i> …

Trickle-down’s middle-class massacre: Failure of conservative economics should discredit these bankrupt ideas forever

Supply-side economics hollowed out the middle class. It’s time to stop listening to the architects of inequality<p>On April 30, 2012, Edward Conard, a former partner for the financial management company Bain Capital and a multimillionaire who retired at age 51, sat across from Jon Stewart, host of …

White panic, white denial: The racial prehistory of the McKinney pool party that white America can’t let go

Hey white people: If we can get over our twisted relationship with the past, the future might actually be better<p>There is a central trope of racial discourse within America’s white majority – or let’s say within a particular subset of that majority – that African-Americans are overly obsessed with …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cannabis

You Might as Well Have a Burger After Your Workout According to New Research

Workout supplements promise serious results. They will help transform you into a chiseled, finely tuned exercise machine. Those promises, as it turns …

Mushroom Lentil Tacos + Old Fashioned

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Pair the high with the low.</i><p>Nothing says "I'm a learned and sophisticated person well-versed in irony" like pairing the high with the …

Recipes

Ebola - It's Far, Far Worse Than You Thought

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January, disaster planners warned this week as experts said the disease might become endemic and clinics started turning away victims.<p>The US is sending 400,000 home care kits with protective gowns, masks, gloves, chlorine and medicines to Liberia, the …

Airlines Settle Suit in Death of 400-Pound Woman Denied a Seat

The husband of an obese woman who died shortly after being denied a seat on a flight back to New York City from Hungary has settled his $6 million lawsuit with the airlines involved, court documents show.<p>Janos Soltesz first filed the wrongful death suit again Delta, KLM and Lufthansa airlines in …

Corruption

How to Salvage Burnt Food, Thanksgiving Edition

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>As the saying goes,</b> you can't unring a bell. But can you un-ruin burnt food? That's a good question, especially on Thanksgiving, …

Cooking