Miranda Oliverius

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'Super Mosquito' Resistant to Malaria Insecticide Found in Mali

Interbreeding between two mosquito species has created a new “super” species that is resistant to bed nets treated with malaria insecticide, a new …

Baffling Butterfly-Shaped Cloud Turns Out To Be... A Huge Swarm Of Actual Butterflies

Meteorologists in St. Louis were baffled last week when radar images showed a strange butterfly-shaped cloud passing overhead on its way south.<p>The cloud was shifting its shape dramatically on what otherwise was a “completely clear day,” Laura Kanofsky, a National Weather Service (NWS) …

Ebola outbreak: Search continues for those who may have come into contact with victim

Medical professionals seek individuals who may have come into contact with Patrick Sawyer when he travelled by plane before his death<p>Medical professionals are trying to trace an unknown number of passengers and flight attendants who may have come into contact with an American citizen who died of …

College education is worth the debt of admission, says New York Fed study

A new study finds that a degree benefits each graduate $1m more in earnings than a non-graduate, but problems remain<p>• Obama responds to college and work queries • Starbucks offers tuition but barista jobs prevail<p>To all the college grads out there, sighing over their student loan payments, the …

Teen Will Carry Brother With Cerebral Palsy 40 Miles To Send A Powerful Message

Braden Gandee, 7, has trouble walking on his own. Good thing he's got an older brother to carry him -- and to fight for his future.<p>Fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee does actually carry his younger brother, who has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle …

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

Study examines achievement gap between Asian American, white students

A growing achievement gap between Asian American students and their white classmates is due largely to greater work effort and cultural attitudes, not innate cognitive ability, researchers say.<p>In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, two sociology professors found that Asian Americans enter …

Social Sciences

Drinking diet soda linked to heart disease

Diet soda’s sweet, nonexistent calories may be better for your waistline than your lifespan, a new study finds.<p>Older women who consume two or more …

Eating More Vegetables Can Almost Halve Your Risk of Dying

We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables, and even if we don’t like it, we know they’re good for us. But a new study shows just how good for our …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Malaysia Airlines missing flight exposes tragedy of China’s ‘orphaned’ one-child parents

China’s controversial one-child policy means the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was particularly excruciating for Chinese parents - many of whom lost their only child<p>When Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, faced the cameras on Monday night with the news that there were no …

China

Lack Of Sleep Kills Brain Cells, New Study Shows

If you’re burning the midnight oil, you may be burning out brain cells, too, new research shows. A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience found that staying awake too long destroys brain cells in mice, and may do the same in humans.<p>It’s the first study to show (if only in animals) …

Chinese city suspends baby hatch after it is overwhelmed by unwanted children

Welfare centre in Guangzhou says project allowing parents to leave babies anonymously has nearly doubled its workload<p>The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has suspended a "baby hatch" programme that allowed parents to abandon infants safely and anonymously, because a local welfare centre could not …

Pain Pill in Pregnancy May Raise Child's ADHD Risk, Study Finds

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>The “safest” drug for relieving aches and pains, lowering fever and treating headaches in pregnancy may not be so safe after all, according to a new report — it …

Biomedicine

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

"We mourned the future we thought we would share with him. We had to come to terms with a new...<p>The "Friends" star, who has produced a series of PSAs …

Parenting

That box? It’s where Koreans can safely abandon their babies

The walls of Seoul’s Jusarang church are brightly painted with butterflies and ladybirds. This is how a desperate new mother will know she has come …

Pediatrics

Strawberry Basil Sorbet

An overripe strawberry is one that is sweet and juicy, but starting to lose a little bit of its firmness. It’s not the kind of berry that you want to …

Basil

Blueberry Sherbet Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet<p><b>Yield:</b> About 1 1/2 pints<p><b>Prep:</b><p>2 hours 30 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>2 hours 30 minutes<p>An easy sherbet recipe …

Bye, bye summer – Roasted cinnamon plum ice cream » delicious:days

September 13th, 2013<p>Of course summer inevitably has to end at some point, but somehow it feels harder each year. We went from <i>“let’s do a little</i> …

Recipes

Hairless hero: Iranian teacher shaves head in solidarity with bullied pupil

Ali Mohammadian's gesture, copied by his entire class of more than 20 pupils, stops bullying and attracts praise from all over country<p>When Iranian schoolteacher Ali Mohammadian noticed that one of his students was being bullied after going bald as a result of a mysterious illness, he decided to …

How to choose an ice cream maker

While there are recipes out there for great no-churn ice creams, if you want to make ice cream at home more than once or twice a year, you will …

Peach, Lavender & Blackberry Ice Cream

<i>Finally. I own an ice cream maker! To christen my new appliance I made Peach, Lavender and Blackberry Ice Cream. As an herb, the lavender in this</i> …

Homemade Blackberry Ice Cream

Today I am going to share with you a secret family recipe. My Uncle Jim is a professional homemade ice cream maker. He makes it at basically any …

Dessert

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

14<p>Jul<p>I’m not sure if there is any food more closely associated with summer than ice cream. It’s cool, refreshing, and there’s a flavor for …

We're All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone 'Hangover'

So, we already knew that using our smartphones too much alienates us from actual human beings. Here’s another reason we should probably chill out …

Somebody Made an App That Will Automatically Contest Your Parking Tickets. You Should Still Learn How to Park.

<b>It's finally happened.</b> They've made an app that will contest your parking tickets for you.<p>No, really. And this ain't no advice-dispensing pocket attorney, either.<p>It's actually pretty simple. Take a pic of the ticket, send it to Fixed, they contest it. If it gets dismissed, which happens 50 - 70% of …

Apps

Instagram May Be Allowing Us To Forget

Have you ever taken a photo of a moment, only to forget about it later? You’re not alone. Turns out Instagram and other photo apps like it could have an impact on our memories.<p>A study in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i>reveals a photo-taking-impairment effect—people remember fewer details about …

Power Plug Sends You Messages Asking If It Can Switch Itself Off

Imagine that your devices could send you a push notification asking if they could switch themselves off. That you could switch appliances on and off remotely to stop them drawing power in standby mode. That would be neat, right? Well, that’s exactly what the energy-saving Parce plug will do.<p>The …

Home Automation

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.<p>Here are five practical steps to incorporate into …