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No Knead Beer Rye Bread

This crusty rye bread gets extra flavor from the beer, and it's especially flavorful if you use the caraway seeds. If you don't care for caraway …

Recipes

4-Ingredient French Bread Baguettes

This recipe makes 3 baguettes, about 13 ounces each, and they're relatively fast and easy to prepare and bake. The steam from the water makes for …

Bread

Study may explain how artificial sweeteners actually make you gain weight

Do artificial sweeteners make you gain weight? This question has been hotly debated by scientists for decades with study after study showing strange …

Diabetes

The search to extend lifespan is gaining ground, but can we truly reverse the biology of ageing?

<i>This is a long read. Enjoy!</i><p>It was once a fringe topic for scientists and a pseudo-religious dream for others. But research into the biology of …

How to keep your bones strong

It's never too early — or too late — to protect your bones from osteoporosis. What follows is an action plan to develop and maintain strong bones for …

How to choose a Linux distro for your old PC

Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you don't have to consign it to the junk heap. Instead, install a new operating system and put it back into the rotation.<p>Forget Windows, though: Linux is an open-source (and free) OS that's …

Top 15 Upcoming Games 2017-2018!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Forks Over Knives whole-food, plant-based diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plants. It’s a diet based on fruits, …

The 7 worst things you can do if you're trying to lose weight

Here’s the problem with diets: More often than not, they’re too hard or unhealthy to sustain in the long run, and too frequently they end in weight</i> …

Fitness

3 Things All Successful Diets Have in Common

Simple Ways to Drop Body Fat<p>Bizarre Diets<p>And so it comes, the time of year when the diet onslaught begins -- Atkins, Ornish, the pasta and chocolate …

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

Nutrition

An experimental eating regime may slow aging and stave off disease–if you can stand it

With the help of a small stool, Mercy Carrion clambers onto an examination table. The obese 50-year-old woman stands just 115.6 cm (3 feet, 9.5 inches) tall. Despite being overweight, Mercy shows no sign of developing diabetes and has remarkably low blood pressure at 100/70. “That’s why they don’t …

Medicine

There’s a powerful hack to remember something new you’ve just learned

The more we understand how our bodies and brains work, the more we realize that what’s good for the body is often good for the brain. In recent years, for instance, many studies have shown that a powerful way to improving your memory is to exercise.<p>A new study even provides a hack to remember …

The Brain

The truth behind all the hype about coconut oil

Coconut oil, like lard, is white, hard, keeps without spoiling, and fries nicely. It’s also hailed as a natural miracle food.<p>After trans fats became unfashionable, tropical oils, briefly reviled for their high saturated fat content in the 1980s, became revered again. Coconut is <i>the</i> comeback kid, …

Coconut

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

How Your Gut Bacteria May Be Thwarting Your Diet

As if changing dietary habits weren’t hard enough, it turns out there are other elements at play which slow things down: The microbes that live inside us. A new study in the journal <i>Cell Host & Microbe</i> offers some clues as to why it sometimes the body doesn’t seem to respond to changes in eating …

Holistic Medicine

Research shows stress leads to prematurely gray dogs

Few would dispute that the stress of 2016 likely led to premature gray hair in humans. Now comes research, conducted in part by Northern Illinois University, showing that stress in dogs can turn them prematurely gray, too.<p>The research, published in the December issue of Applied Animal Behaviour …

Rising moon from the ISS

Star trails from the ISS are drowned out by the presence of a brilliant Moon seen rising over the limb of the Earth.

Don't want to exercise? Blame it on your dopamine pathway

Many of us make New Year's resolutions to get into better shape, maybe by joining a gym or starting running. All too often, we don't last the …

Neuroscience

Who'll Live Longer: Meat Eaters or Vegetarians?

Controversial.<p>Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical …

Holistic Medicine

A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

Genetics

Last supper syndrome: Binge-eating before starting restrictive diet is not the way to start 2017

You’ve probably been there: scouring the kitchen for the last remnants of junk food to scarf down before you finally start the diet tomorrow (even …

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

<b>Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine's most influential surgeons.</b><p>John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a "tumour as hard as bone".<p>Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the museum named …

Seahorse’s genome sequenced for the first time, unlocks weird mysteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Researchers are using gene sequencing to unlock the mysteries of evolution and each new discovery helps us improve how we …

What to eat before, during and after a workout

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have long known that what you eat before, during and after you exercise can make or break a workout and possibly affect your fitness results.<p>So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins …

Nutrition

Obese fathers may harm their child’s ability to make friends

Obese fathers could be harming their child’s ability to make friends at nursery or school, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists in the US found that the children of obese parents are at much greater risk of developmental delays by the age of three.<p>When mothers were obese, children were far more likely …

How Is Climate Change Denial Still a Thing?

Few benefit, but politically parties rarely disarm of their own accord.<p>Climate change denial is a strange phenomenon. Given the strong scientific …

Climate