Christopher Castro

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A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation's borders.<p>They didn't have to hunt long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research …

Public Health

Sesame Street's new muppet has autism, to help people 'see the amazing in all children'

Julia, the new furry character, was invented to reduce the stigma associated with autism and provide autistic children with a character they can relate to<p>There's a new character on Sesame Street - and she's a little bit different to all the others.<p>Julia is on the autistic spectrum, and was created …

This is a real picture of a star being eaten by a black hole. 😦 #spaceisfreakincrazy 📷: ESA

We tried the miracle fruit that some scientists say could end world hunger as 'carnitas' — and it was unreal

It started out with a hankering for tacos.<p>My partner and I were out of both the chicken and the ground soy crumbles I often substitute for beef (I think they taste better, and my partner is vegetarian). A friend at the office suggested I try jackfruit, a fleshy, yellowish fruit native to South and …

12 'Healthy' Swaps That Can Backfire

Losing weight, boosting your energy, eating better: Whatever your health goals may be, dropping bad behaviors and replacing them with healthier ones …

Nutrition

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement

The Death Toll From India's Hellish Heat Wave Is Now More Than 1,800

Sanjay Kanojia—AFP/Getty Images<p>Bikas Das—AP<p>Harish Tyagi—EPA<p>Mahesh Kumar A.—AP<p>Raminder Pal Singh—EPA<p>Adnan Abidi—Reuters<p>Divyakant Solanki—EPA

India

7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and eerily humanlike robots, the past decade has seen dramatic advances in science and technology. What amazing advances are we likely to see in the <i>next</i> 10 years?<p>To find out, HuffPost Science reached out to seven top futurists …

I made my son eat nothing but McDonald’s for ten days to prove what fast food does to your gut

When Morgan Spurlock famously spent a month eating large portions of McDonald’s for the purposes of his documentary Supersize Me, he gained weight, damaged his liver and claimed to have suffered addictive withdrawal symptoms. This was popularly attributed to the toxic mix of carbs and fat plus the …

Microbiology

17 Gorgeous Marble Looks for Your Dream Kitchen

Move aside, granite. There’s a new stone in town. With its crisp white hue, marble offers a bright and welcoming look that’s both chic and modern. Whether you dream of a simple update to a traditional space with marble backsplash or the ultimate sophisticated kitchen with marble and copper …