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Almond Torte Mascarpone Ice Cream with a Brown Butter Almond Crunch

Almond Torte Mascarpone Ice Cream (with a Brown Butter Almond Crunch!)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 16, 2014 46<p>It’s Friday and I felt like putting cake in your …

5 Tips for Summer-Body Strength Training

<b>Begin Training Now</b><br>No time like the present, right? Most of Braganza's clients dedicate two to three months before a movie starts filming to get fit, but you can see muscle definition as soon as four weeks—meaning now is the optimal time to dive into your new strength-training routine. (Just be …

Short? You Just Might Live Longer

Get ready to finally embrace your short stature, Skee-Lo!<p>We've long known that short people live longer than the taller among us. Past studies have examined the relationship between height and lifespan of populations around the world, suggesting that shorter people generally live longer lives, …

Massive U.N. Report Says Climate Risks Go Beyond Red Alert

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Global warming is driving humanity toward a whole new level of many risks, a U.N. scientific panel reports, warning that the wild climate ride has only just begun.<p>Disasters such as killer heat waves in Europe, wildfires in the United States, droughts in Australia and deadly …

Climate Change

How Heroin Kills: What Might Have Happened to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Everything about the drug—and your brain's reaction to it—conspires to do you in.<p>When people hear the phrase "accidental drug overdose," they naturally assume that someone mistakenly snorted, shot up, or swallowed too much. But a heroin overdose, such as the one likely suffered by the actor Philip …

X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

This Is How Your Brain Responds To Beer vs Coffee

We all know the drinking a coffee first thing in the morning, will increase your energy levels with its caffeine boost. But how exactly does it work? …

Global Warming to Spawn More Severe U.S. Thunderstorms: Study

Climate change could help create atmospheric conditions ripe for storms.<p>Continued global warming could help create atmospheric conditions that are fertile breeding grounds for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the United States, a new study suggests.<p>The findings, detailed in this week's issue …

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again.<p><b>For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is dormant today.</b><p>It seems the answer may simply be that we didn't catch the cosmic …

Beer Gut: Man’s Belly Brews Own Beer

<b>Free beer might sound like heaven to some tailgaters on this football weekend, but consider the case of a man whose tummy was fermenting its own brew.</b><p>Suspected for five years of being a “closet drinker,” the 61-year-old man showed up in 2009 at a Texas emergency room with a blood alcohol …

Carbon limits: Obama's EPA sets terms for tomorrow's cleaner energy industry

We're already paying the costs of climate change. The new power plant emissions standards could not be more timely<p>For citizens of a democratic society, there may be no greater obligation than to act today to protect future generations from the threats of tomorrow.<p>That is what the Obama …

Seamounts

<b>Sealed in our submersible,</b> <i>DeepSee,</i> we wait, watching the crew on <i>Argo’s</i> deck shout orders to each other—a movie without a sound track. Then we are untied, drifting, a tiny dot on the immense Pacific Ocean. Pilot Avi Klapfer floods the ballast tanks, and we sink, surrounded by bubbles. It’s like …

Giant Gob of Earwax Reveals Blue Whale Secrets

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>Two biologists at Baylor University in Texas, Sascha Usenko and Stephen Trumble, and colleagues have dissected a giant gob of earwax from a blue whale to measure pollutants to which the whale was exposed.</b><p>The earwax (known as an earplug) can also be used to measure levels of …

Weather Gone Wild

Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What's going on?<p><b>The weekend forecast</b> for Nashville, Tennessee, called for two to four inches of rain. But by the afternoon of Saturday, May 1, 2010, parts …

A Year-By-Year Guide To Job Hunting During College

<i>This a guest post by Bill Bergman, President and CEO of the Bergman Group, a Richmond, Virginia based marketing and communications company, and an adjunct instructor at the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. His last article for FORBES was, “How Newsweek Gave Up On Its Best</i> …