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Move Over, Canola: Your Next Recipe Might Call For Insect Oil

Crickets are good for more than just protein<p>The quest for alternative cooking oils has found an unlikely source: insects.<p>You might have already heard that insects are gradually making their way into our diets. Foodies and agricultural associations alike are turning to insects as a source of protein …

Insects

Fighting the Second Skeleton

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is an incredibly rare disease, striking just one out of every two million people. It’s also an incredibly astonishing disease. A single mutation to a single gene causes muscles to spontaneously turn into new bones. Over time, people with fibrodysplasia …

Strength is Sexy

What's sexy today? How do you achieve strength? Do you have courage? I see strength in the news today and boy is it sexy. Use this blog entry to heat up your love life. I'm talking about having an aha moment around the courage to have straight talk, people. Let me explain. In recent news, Tennis …

Serena Williams

Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

Here's The One Thing Dermatologists Wish You Would Stop Doing

<b>By Renee Jacques, Allure</b><p><i>(Photo: Delphine Achard/WWD)</i><p>You follow your skin-care routine with religious dedication but still don't have the Neutrogena-commercial-perfect complexion of your dreams. That could be because you're still making one of the mistakes dermatologists dread most. We asked eight …

Skin Care

Do You Have a Face-Finding Superpower for Fighting Crime?

At a crowded tourist site, a young man in a yellow T-shirt angles for a spot on a bench. He sits, removes his backpack, and places it on the ground. After riffling through a blue plastic shopping bag, he walks away, leaving the backpack behind. A few minutes later, a bomb explodes. Twenty people …

Superfoods
Triathlons

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Why the Best Part of Ginger is Actually the Peel

<i>Photo: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott</i><p>BY ROCHELLE BILOW<p>It's hard to beat the potent, spicy, nose-tinglingly hot flavor of fresh ginger. We like adding the freshly-grated stuff to everything from our blueberry pies to our smoothies. One thing we're not so keen on, however, is the waste created by …

Cooking

Is too much Zen a bad thing? Asus CEO says up to 7 ZenFones in the works

Next year the already well-populated ZenFone family will receive up to seven new additions, while several more are still expected to be rolled out this year.<p>Asus is going all out with its ZenFone line, with plans to release up to seven new models in 2016.<p>Jerry Shen, CEO of the Taiwanese electronics …

Mobile Technology

This Genius New Product Is the Ultimate Fix for Blisters

When I first moved to New York City for college, I spent all my money on two things: textbooks and bandages. Being a student, I'd anticipated the …

New York City

Stephen Hawking's New Black Hole Theory Will Blow Your Mind

Maybe you could survive the universe's ultimate calamity.<p>In last year's <i>Interstellar</i>, Matthew McConaughey's character floats past a black hole's event horizon (i.e. the point of no return) and winds up in, ostensibly, a fourth-dimensional observational tower constructed by our future selves. Heady. …

Black Holes

Why Millennials Are Moving Home Design Trends

Home design trends are like fashion— constantly in flux. What’s hot one minute is not so hot the next, leaving you with an outdated home. Let’s try …

Ginger

MIT's New 3D Printer Can Print 10 Materials Simultaneously

Fab news, everyone!<p>Right now, the typical 3D printer is a tool for making plastic objects. Assembling them in layers according to a pre-programmed plan, the printers can quickly make weirdly shaped parts, but they’re often limited to working with just one material at a time. Additive manufacturing, …

Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

It's one of the greatest, and most disturbing, questions of the Fukushima disaster: What happened to the nuclear fuel inside the plant? Now physicists are trying to shed some light on the problem using particles from the edge of space.<p>The Fukushima accident was broadcast around the world. On March …

Nuclear Energy

23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world

British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," which is now in a third edition. His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for clients like Unilever and BMW.<p>Although …

Management

A Hack For Cutting Pipes Perfectly [Video]

Hackett's trick to get even edges<p>So you want to cut a round pipe--or any other tube--straight across. How do you mark a cutting line that remains true, instead of wandering as it wraps around the pipe?<p>In the latest episode of the Rebuild video series, <i>Popular Science</i> columnist Chris Hackett …

Science

How Much Can A Human Body Sweat Before It Runs Out?

Drip, drip, drip<p>It all depends on the size, physical fitness and hydration of the person in question, but it's possible to sweat buckets before heatstroke sets in and we pass out. After all, there are about three million sweat glands on the human body (the highest concentration is on our palms), …

Herb-Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon With Buttermilk Dressing

It also doubles as a beautiful centerpiece.<p>"If it's not wild salmon, don't serve it: That's my simple rule. And I don't know of any salmon better than the fatty, rich Alaskan king salmon." — <i>John Besh</i><p><i>Serves 8</i><p><b>For the Salmon:</b><p>1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for the grate<br>• 1 2-3 lb. skin-on wild Alaskan …

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Mind control still sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But it’s coming closer, with implants that can help people with paralysis and, further off, devices to send thoughts between humans<p>Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is …

Neurophilosophy

Seagulls Have a Gruesome New Way of Attacking Baby Seals

Kelp gulls are eating the eyeballs from newborn Cape fur seals—a behavior never before seen in nature, a new study says.<p>Seagulls have developed a hunting strategy never before seen in the animal world—eating the eyeballs of live seal pups, a new study says.<p>During the past 15 years, scientists have …

How Do Some Animals Make Their Own Sunscreen?

Fish, hippopotamuses, and other animals produce chemicals that protect them from the sun's rays.<p>On a recent beach trip I forgot to wear sunscreen and was left literally burning with regret.<p>But many wild animals, from fish to hippos, don’t have to remember to hit the drugstore to be protected from …

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

Wellness

A Drug Meant For Narcolepsy Can Boost Brain Function

In addition to keeping you awake<p>In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug modafinil as a treatment for narcolepsy, a condition in which the brain has trouble regulating its sleep-wake cycle that results in sudden “sleep attacks” where a person falls asleep at unwanted or …

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Ewan Birney: Why I’m sceptical about the idea of genetically inherited trauma<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust …

Genetics

We Can Now 3D-Print Glass And It Is Entrancing

That glass is so hot right now<p>The process of making glass was already amazing. Take tiny grains of sand, melt them at staggering temperatures with other chemicals, then carefully cool it into a brand new solid, ready to be a vase, window, bottle, or bead. It's possible to make glass on your grill …