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Lemon Ginger Detox Drink - Quiet Corner

There’s nothing more refreshing than a cool drink mixed with a few tasty ingredients that delight the taste buds. But you don’t need to drive to your …

Scientists find virus killing millions of sea stars along Pacific Coast

Endangered whale may be safer in an aquarium

'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex

The love between two ferns knows few bounds, it appears. A DNA analysis of a hybrid fern shows that its parents are two different species separated by nearly 60 million years of evolution.<p>"A 60 million year divergence is approximately equivalent to a human mating with a lemur," says Carl Rothfels, …

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We dump 8 million tons of plastic into the ocean each year. Where does it all go?

Plastic has become ubiquitous in our lives. Plastic bottles, plastic lids, finger-slicing clamshell packaging, plastic Donald Trump bobblehead dolls... So what happens when we throw all this plastic out?<p>In recent years, scientists have been puzzling out this very question. The vast, vast majority …

This Microscope Is Made Largely From Paper

If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Benchtop microscopes have remained essentially unchanged since the 19th century--their shape a cartoonist's cliché of science akin to alchemical glassware and Bunsen burners.<p>That lack of change has costs. Microscopes are expensive …

Almond Cinnamon Frappe

• that's eggy<br>• that's fruity<br>• that's hearty<br>• that's healthy<br>• that's simple<br>• that's a smoothie<br>• that's a casserole<p>that's off the beaten path<br>• that's light<br>• that's packable<br>• that's speedy<br>• that's warming<br>• that's kid-friendly<p>that's comforting<br>• that's quick<br>• that's healthy<br>• that's a sunday dinner classic<br>• that's vegetarian<br>• that's …

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Why don't oil and water mix? - John Pollard

Never Mind Eyesight, Your Nose Knows Much More

The human eye can distinguish more than 2 million distinct colors. But scientists studying smell now say they have their vision colleagues beat: The human nose, they say, can distinguish more than a trillion different smells.<p>Yes, trillion with a T.<p>That new figure displaces a much more modest …

12 Diabetes-Fighting Foods

Want to prevent or treat diabetes? Don't look to your medicine cabinet—start with your kitchen

One more cup of coffee a day could cut your risk of Type 2 diabetes

Drinking more coffee may decrease your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study shows.<p>Researchers from Harvard University found that people who increased their coffee consumption by at least one cup per day over a period of years were 11% less likely to get Type 2 diabetes compared with …

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How to Cope With Diabetes With Your Family

Receiving a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes can be quite shocking. You might find yourself feeling depressed or perhaps even in denial. And although …

11 Stunning Underwater Photos

June 8 was designated as World Oceans Day by the United Nations in 2008.<p>Oceans cover most of our planet. They provide much of the oxygen we need to survive, regulate weather and temperature, and are home to countless plants and animals. Yet, the oceans face continued threats from pollution, …

friendship necklace set - DNA and RNA base pairs

Celebrate a friendship with someone with whom you pair well by giving your friend one side of the pair and keeping the other.<p>Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

I had my DNA analyzed, and all I got was this lousy story

With too much to account for, direct-to-consumer genetics isn't ready for prime time.<p>It’s a situation many have faced before or will in the future: …

16 Reasons To Love (And Respect) The Ocean

The ocean can be described in an endless number of ways. It's refreshing, beautiful and humbling. It's vast, mysterious and terrifying. It's magnificence has inspired countless novels, films, documentaries, songs, and HuffPost articles.<p>If it were a god, it would already have millions of devoted …

Study reveals rats show regret, a cognitive behavior once thought to be uniquely human

New research from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota reveals that rats show regret, a cognitive behavior once thought to …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Weird 'Worm Lizard' Fossil Discovered In Spain

They look like snakes, but don't be fooled: Legless, slithering amphisbaenians are more closely related to lizards than to boa constrictors.<p>Now, the first complete skull of the ancestor of today's bizarre "worm lizards" reveals that these strange reptiles have been largely unchanged for at least 11 …

Cartoon-Like Sea Slug Cannibalizes Another Sea Slug, In Slo-Mo (VIDEO)

There is no honor among thieves. Nor is there among nudibranches, apparently.<p>It might not look like it in this video, but those two are cousins of sea slugs called nudibranches (pronounced NEW-dih-bronk), or nudis, and belong to the same order Nudibranchia. But that relationship won't keep one from …

This Spider Disguises Itself As Bird Poo To Avoid Getting Eaten

Animals have evolved lots of creative ways to blend in with their environments, developing colors or body types that help them hide from predators. But sometimes, camouflage isn’t enough, and a creature has to masquerade as something else. Some creatures pretend to be an object that no animal would …

7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

<i>Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.</i><p><b>1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes</b><p>This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …