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This Sleek Sports Car Runs On Salt Water – No Joke

bodymindsoulspirit | February 13, 2016 | 1 Comment<p>by Amanda Froelich, <i><br>TrueActivist</i><p>A German company has developed battery technology capable of …

Clean Energy

#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist Or Nah?

You could think of this week's meme as the Rorschach test of the Democratic base. Depending on who you ask, it's either light-hearted and fun, or a symbol of gender bias and discrimination.<p>It's called Bernie or Hillary (or Bernie vs Hillary), and it started on a Tumblr called Obvious Plant, made by …

Middle-class

Iowa Democratic party altered precinct's caucus results during chaotic night

Shift of one delegate from Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton raises questions about Iowa Democratic party’s management of first-in-the-nation vote<p>In the Iowa Democratic party’s chaotic attempt to report caucus results on Monday night, the results in at least one precinct were unilaterally changed …

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

Cooking

DNA Reveals Far-Off Origins of Ancient 'Gladiators'

DNA testing is telling scientists more about the origins of a group of headless Romans.<p>People in the Roman Empire really got around.<p>Evidence from a Roman-era cemetery in York, England shows that the city—once a major outpost on Rome’s distant frontier—was home to both locals and to immigrants from …

Archaeology

Easy Enchilada Recipes

Whether you like chicken enchiladas or beef, there are so many ways to enjoy enchiladas morning, noon, and night! Here, we selected the best …

The Search For The Oldest Life On Earth Is A Complicated One

Being in Kaikoura, New Zealand, for what is allegedly the first astrobiology workshop here, it's a good time to go back to the basics and reflect on what we know of the complicated question of the origin of life on Earth — and the possibility of life elsewhere.<p>I will do this, here at <i>13.7</i>, in …

Physics

Australian Geologists Have Found a Meteorite That's Older Than Earth

Weird things happen in the outback.<p>A meteorite fragment believed to be older than Earth itself has been discovered in Australia, and it almost washed …

A Visual Guide to Eating Sushi in Japan

In Japan, sushi is more than a delicious meal—it’s a revered art form. If your definition of the delicacy is California rolls with soy sauce and …

Archaeology

Pork Crock-Pot Recipes

There are so many reasons to love slow cooked pork. It’s tender, flavorful, and, with the help of a Crock-Pot, nearly impossible to mess up. <br>Pork …

Twenty five Great Jazz Flute Performances

I recently reviewed an album from the flautist Sam Most recorded in 1978 titled <i>From the Attic of My Mind.</i> He was a fabulous player and an influential creative innovator on his instrument. Unfortunately flute is not often seen as a major jazz instrument, but often relegated to an occasional sidekick …

Jazz

How an Evangelical Creationist Accepted Evolution

Scientists announced in September that they had discovered a huge cache of ancient hominid bones deep in a cave in South Africa. The bones, …

Faith

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Food<p>Bone Broth 101<p>Food<p>Bone Broth 101<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Pop Culture<p>Unboxing Dr. Seuss<p>Pop …

CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

A Chinese statue of the Buddha dating back to around 1100 AD is more than just a statue -- it's the final resting place of a Buddhist master.<p>It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has …

$34 accessory detects HIV, syphilis, and works with any smartphone - ExtremeTech

By on February 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A new medical accessory developed …

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25 years of Madden, the video game that changed football forever

In 2004, my friends and I made a rule: when we played <i>Madden,</i> no one was allowed to be the Atlanta Falcons. With them, you were unstoppable, because quarterback Michael Vick was unstoppable. Thanks to a 95 speed rating and 97 acceleration, he was the best rusher in the league and a near-lock to …

Mad Max

Half-siders: A tale of two birdies

Also known as "halfsiders" or tetragametic chimæras, these unusual birds are actually two genetically distinct individuals -- twins -- fused into one being.<p>I recently stumbled across a video that has been attracting quite a bit of discussion. This video shows a captive-bred pet budgerigar,</i> …

New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Jump Is Still Bananas

Not that you anticipated otherwise<p>Did you see <i>Gravity</i>? Ha, lame. Remember in October 2012, when daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped 23 miles <i>out of the sky</i> above Roswell, safely parachuting back to terra firma? There's new, first-person footage of that out. Look at it! Marvel at humanity's …

What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

Each year a forum for the world's most brilliant minds asks one question. This year's drew responses from such names as Richard Dawkins, Ian McEwan and Alan Alda. Here, edge.org founder John Brockman explains how the question came into being and we pick some of the best responses<p>Edge.org was …

The case for gay marriage is made in the freedom of religion

Freedom of religion is a hard-won principle. In Europe, the wars of religion raged for over a century before the Peace of Westphalia solidified freedom of religion <i>for rulers</i> in 1648. Freedom of religion for ordinary citizens was much slower in coming: the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution was a …

Religion

At 94, mountain man must gradually let go of his piece of paradise

Column One<p>At 94, he must let go of his piece of paradise<p>Jack English came upon a backcountry retreat when he was 17. Many years later, the violin bow maker and his wife built a fairy-tale life there. But she is gone, and he's too fragile to stay.<p>By Thomas Curwen<p>Photography and video by Barbara …

Santa Cruz

Star Apps: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' cast

Fictional folk singer Llewyn Davis is having a really bad patch. He got his good friend's wife knocked up (pre-Roe v. Wade), he got knocked out by a stranger in a back alley, his manager dropped him, and he lost his home and his friend's cat -- all in the same week. When all else fails for him in …

Oscar Isaac

The Best Scientific Visualizations of 2013 | WIRED

The Mathematics of Familiar Strangers<p>We live in an image-dominated age, and popular science abounds with visuals: eye-popping photographs, gorgeous …

8 Ways Jellyfish Are Awesome And Terrifying

Awesomely terrifying, or terrifyingly awesome?<p>The jellyfish is a fascinating creature. Floating lazily along in the ocean current resembling plastic bags, the gelatinous zooplankton seem to do little more than add a colorful glow to our aquariums and occasionally give swimmers a reason to urinate …

New York Botanical Garden Digitizes Biodiversity History

More than 2 million plants are now online.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>There's a trove of biodiversity information out there, but much of it is locked in natural history collections. To make all this plant data more accessible, the New York Botanical Garden—one of the four largest herbariums in …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …