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Leftover Chili Recipes That May Come In Handy During A Snow Storm

When it's time to hunker down and hide from the cold -- or the blizzard that is causing widespread panic throughout the Northeast -- nothing sounds better than a big bowl of chili. Hearty, warming and spicy if you like it that way, chili is precisely what we want to be eating, on the couch, in a …

Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Feed A Crowd

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching. Have you planned your Super Bowl party menu yet? If you haven't figured out what you're going to cook for the big game, don't panic. We've got Super Bowl recipe collections that run the gamut from wings and nachos to sliders. We've also rounded up some stellar …

When Dogs Roll Over, They May Actually Be Acting Combative

When dogs roll over onto their backs and expose their bellies, their behavior is a sign of submission, right? Well, new research suggests that we may be interpreting canine body language all wrong.<p>A new study by researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Canada and the University of South …

Researchers link chromosome region to duplication of gene on X chromosome appears to cause excessive growth

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a duplication of a short stretch of the X chromosome in some people with a rare disorder …

Sir Henry Harris obituary

The cell biologist Henry Harris, who has died aged 89, made the key discovery that the inactivated form of a virus responsible for a respiratory tract infection in mice could fuse cells together very efficiently, even when they differed widely in type and species of origin. He showed that this …

Major brain pathway rediscovered

A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.<p>A team of neuroscientists in America say they have rediscovered an important neural pathway that was first described in the late nineteenth century but then …

Once Thought Extinct, North America's Rarest Mammal May Bounce Back

The black-footed ferret is returning to prairies, but it still faces steep challenges.<p>The black-footed ferret, North America's rarest mammal, is returning to the western prairie 35 years after being declared extinct.<p>The comeback trail for Mustela nigripes began in 1981, when a ranch dog with a dead …

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk rides a real hoverboard

You don't have to daydream about "Back to the Future" to ride a hoverboard. Hendo Hover, with the help of Hawk, hopes its Kickstarter campaign will bring this high-tech fun to the masses.<p>Ever since we first saw Marty McFly hop on a hoverboard to escape the bad guys in "Back to the Future Part II," …

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Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

Video: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Now Farther Than Ever

Scientists found that fluctuating the electrical signal to the rodents' paralyzed legs can make them step higher and walk for longer.<p>Like a severed telephone line (from back in the days when phones had wires), a spinal cord injury can cut off communication between the brain and the rest of the body …

Engineering

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

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: …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification

A new species discovered off Australia may reshape the animal family tree.<p>A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists. The organisms are so unique that they may rearrange the earliest branches of the animal …

Lifeform of the week: Hoatzin

Physiologically and evolutionarily, the hoatzin is a fascinating bird. Just hold your nose when you’re near it.<p>If you could be any animal in the …

3D printing helps surgeons save 5-year-old's life

Spanish surgeons frustrated by a young boy's seemingly inoperable tumor turn to 3D printing to tackle the challenging operation.<p>A practice surgical procedure on a 3D-printed tumor has helped surgeons successfully remove the tricky real one from a 5-year-old boy in Spain.<p>The boy was diagnosed with …

Cancer

Leukaemia researchers find ‘genetic switch’ to repair cancer cells in mice

Melbourne medical institute uses differentiation therapy to rehabilitate cells that have become malignant<p>The most common childhood leukaemia can be “cured” in mice with the flick of a genetic switch, Australian researchers have discovered.<p>Mice at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute …

Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals

The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.<p>Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants …

Sniff out explosives with 'lobster radar' - Futurity

The neurons involved in "lobster radar" may one day be used to detect landmines and other explosives and keep soldiers safe on the battlefield.

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