Meghan Whalen

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America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

Chasing Nighttime Thunderstorms, Trying to Crack Their Mysteries

HAYS, Kan.<p>These nocturnal storms are different from their daytime brethren and we still don't understand how and why they form.<p>Nighttime thunderstorms can be more unpredictable than hurricanes. And they can be just as fierce, unleashing flash floods, violent winds, and thousands of lightning …

Weather

T. rex's Oddball Vegetarian Cousin Discovered

A newly discovered dinosaur from South America doesn’t fit easily into any known category.<p>You might not recognize the word “therapod,” but you almost certainly know members of this terrifying group of dinosaurs, including <i>Velociraptor</i> and the fearsome <i>T. rex</i>—the most terrifying predators that ever …

Dinosaurs

This Blueberry Smoothie Recipe Will Let You Eat Your Way To Healthy Skin

<i>Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Beauty Chef</i><p>The key to healthy skin relies just as much on what you put in your body as what you put on it. So why not eat your way to way to a gorgeous complexion?<p>Carla Oates, founder of Australian organic skincare and wellness brand The Beauty Chef, created a …

The 5-Step Recipe For Making Homemade Ketchup Is Easier Than You Think

Get ready to toss the ketchup that's been in your fridge for the past few months. YouTuber Dave Hax released a video last week showing us how to make a homemade version of everyone's favorite condiment, and things might never be the same.<p>Using an onion, brown sugar, some tomato paste and a few more …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Southampton …

Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

Overthinking 'The Little Mermaid': 15 Questions You Never Asked as a Child

This week Disney released the Diamond Edition of "The Little Mermaid," an instant classic that remains evergreen with the younger princess-chasing …

The Most Complete Guide To Beer Ever [Infographic]

It's... it's beautiful.<p>The artists at Pop Chart Lab, who've created gorgeous visualizations of everything from classic Nintendo games to bicycles, are tackling beer. A lot of beer.<p>Pop Chart has already released two beer posters, but since you can never, ever have a problem because of too much beer, …

A whale's life story is recorded in its ear wax

From a fetid, foot-long rod of earwax, extracted from the skull of a dead blue whale, scientists have unspooled an in-depth life story of one member of the largest mammals on earth. These waxy diaries could give marine biologists a new way to study the lives of a free-swimming species, and a window …

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27 Amazingly Easy One-Bowl Desserts

When baking can be this simple, why would you ever mess with multiple bowls?