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Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again.<p><b>For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is dormant today.</b><p>It seems the answer may simply be that we didn't catch the cosmic …

Pope Francis sets out vision for more gay people and women in 'new' church

Pope Francis has set out his desire to find a "new balance" in the Catholic church, calling for greater involvement of women in key decisions and a less condemnatory approach towards gay people, divorcees and women who have had an abortion.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, …

FYI: Why Do Libraries Have That Smell?

Mmm, books<p>The musty smell is most likely cellulose decay. Since the mid-19th century, when papermakers began using groundwood pulp in place of cotton or linen, most paper has contained an unstable compound called lignin, which breaks down into acids and makes paper very brittle. Since 2001, the …

Quitting Facebook: What’s behind the trend to leave social networks?

A social networking counter movement is emerging, and Facebook quitters, who remove their accounts, differ from Facebook users in several key ways.<p>If …

7 Classics Every Doctor Should Read

A reminder to think beyond textbooks and journals; to always be a student of the human condition<p>As the odds against future physicians learning everything about the human body have climbed toward absurdity, the need to concentrate on the essentials of medical education has intensified as never …

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

As Heard On Morning Edition<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Scientists claim they have evidence that explains why lifestyle changes known to be good for you — low-fat diets, exercise, reducing stress — can lengthen your life.<p>Based on a small, exploratory study, researchers say these good habits …

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Pharmaceutical Ads Are Misleading

Six out of 10 claims in TV drug ads exaggerate or omit information.<p>The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world* that allows pharmaceutical companies to market their products directly to consumers--in commercials like those cute little Zoloft ads and all those coy Viagra spots. Somewhat …

Stephen Hawking Backs Assisted Suicide For The Terminally Ill

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who has lived for years with the progressive and debilitating motor neuron condition known as Lou Gehrig's disease, tells the BBC that he favors assisted suicide for people with terminal illnesses.<p>Hawking, 71, who uses a wheelchair and speaks through a computer speech …

Quinoa Fritters with Ají Amarillo Aioli

6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Aioli<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons (or more) ají amarillo chile paste or other chile paste<p>1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Fritters<p>2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup finely crumbled …

Lunch in the Loop: Devour the Indian Buffet at Chicago Curry House

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Whether you're a tourist or an office worker in downtown Chicago, you can get sick of eating at chain restaurants all day. So we've started a series to get you the lowdown on where to find a great and affordable lunch.<p>How did I not know that <b>Chicago Curry House</b> existed? I guess that …

Easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

<i>Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts, on Food Fanatic.</i><p>Turns out that there are three types of people in the world.<p>The first type are the true foodie people. They would not …

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