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Bottoms up! Seven whisky drinks for any season

Whether you’re in the mood for a warming hot toddy or a thirst-quenching Whisky Mac, these Glayva-inspired recipes are sure to impress your guests.<p>Glayva Hot Toddy<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1/2 oz Glayva<br>• 1/4 oz lemon juice<br>• 3/4 oz sugar syrup<br>• 1 slice lemon<br>• 1 clove<br>• 4 oz boiling water<p>METHOD<p>Combine the Glayva, lemon juice …


The Bacteria In Your Gut And Cancer

<i>Your microbiome can mean the difference between life and death in cancer.</i><p>Developments in microbiome sequencing techniques are leading to personalized therapies for a number of diseases.<p>The trillions of bacteria in our gut are critical for a wide range of key functions. While many are aware that our …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about …

On Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island, 'Bitcoin Illuminati' Reassess Blockchain Strategies

On Monday night, about 40 people were scattered on Balinese and Javanese teak and bamboo furniture in a room with soaring ceilings decked out with a bar, a pool table, bembe drums and ocean views on three sides. Golden light bathed everything, an easterly wind blew and seagulls glided above the …


Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …


Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking episode 2: comfort food to lift the spirits

Mary’s back. Episode 2 has more of her down-to-earth recipes, this time for comfort food. As she says, she’s not one to put her feet up, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy food that lifts the spirits.<p>First off is a butternut squash soup, starting with helpful tips on peeling the hard nut of …

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …


A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

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2013: The year in wildlife

From lakes of death to the first moments of life, get up close and personal with our ten favourite images of nature at its most stunning.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture