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Eat A Pickled Turnip, Don't Get The Flu

When we think of flu prevention we normally think of shots, vitamins, and washing our hands before we eat. But what if you could make yourself unable …

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Latest<p>March 9, 2018<p>There are two points to getting a house in your bachelorhood. First, you get seemingly infinite freedom to get on with your life …

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Property Battle Leaves LA Homeless Vets With Few Options

This year saw a major development in a story that NPR's Ina Jaffe has been following since 2011. NPR's Arun Ruth checks in her about a group of homeless, disabled veterans who filed a lawsuit seeking housing on the sprawling campus of the VA health care facility in West Los Angeles.<p><b>Listen ·</b> …

These Are The 15 Supplements to Keep In Your Medicine Cabinet

As evidence mounts that multivitamins provide no nutritional benefit, it’s time to forget the ‘daily dose.’ Instead, turn to these 15 supplements and …

Baby river otters don’t know how to swim when they’re born! In this April 2013 video from the Oregon Zoo, meet Molalla the Baby River Ott…

Baby river otters don’t know how to swim when they’re born! In this April 2013 video from the Oregon Zoo, meet Molalla the Baby River Otter and his mother Tilly as she gives him a few lessons.<p>“It might look kind of scary to a casual observer,” (keeper Becca) Van Beek said. “She’ll grab Mo by the scruff of the neck and dunk him in the water. But that’s a very natural behavior. Baby otters are extremely buoyant, so Mo has built-in water wings for his swim lessons. This is how baby otters learn to …

An evolution of innovative, technologically advanced pizza boxes.

<i>Excerpted from Viva la Pizza!: The Art of the Pizza Box by Scott Wiener, out now from Melville House.</i><p><b>The Package Saver</b><p>Children tend to think of it as …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

How to Make Granola Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: You don't need a recipe to make a homemade granola that puts the boxed ones in your cupboard to shame.</i> …

The Pumpkin Bread I Can't Stop Eating

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A pumpkin bread true to its name.</i><p>If you’re on the hook for Christmas morning breakfast and you’re feeling a bit cheeky about the whole thing, how about The Pumpkin Bread …

"Drunk" Christmas Cake with Raisins and Prunes

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Cristina Sciarra of The Roaming Kitchen makes a festive Christmas cake.</i><p><i></i><p><i></i><p><i></i><p>Two of my Abuelita’s black, pleather-bound cookbooks rest in my mother’s kitchen. I don't know if …

Honey-Butterscotch Candy Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

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Water under Greenland: Video shows huge well beneath the ice, solving a mystery.

Video<p>March 19 2014 3:24 PMThe Solar System's Biggest Moon, MappedJupiter's icy Ganymede.<p>Video<p>March 4 2014 2:50 PMTetris Can Curb Booze and Cigarette …

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New drugs to come from cone snail venom? - Futurity

The extinction of cone snails—and their venom—could mean the loss a yet-undiscovered reservoir of pharmaceuticals.

Biofilm bacteria linger on toys, books, cribs - Futurity

Bacteria that cause ear infections and strep throat can live on commonly handled surfaces for longer than previously thought, a new study shows.

3 ways plants evolved to stand the cold - Futurity

Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to deal with the cold.

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Your help needed for new research on zombie ants

A fungus takes over the ants’ brains – makes them do things they normally wouldn’t do – then kills them. You can help fund new research on these ants.<p>…

New island in Japanese waters

As of December 24, 2013, fresh lava was still pouring from a submarine volcano, building the new island.<p>NASA Earth Observatory reported this week on …

Cosmo the Baby Monkey Swims in the Bathtub for the Very First Time

This video from 2012 shows Cosmo the baby monkey swimming in the bathtub for the very first time.<p>We have been giving Cosmo weekly baths since he was …

Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>The history of mistletoe, which can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, is long, strange, and full of contradictions. Certain …

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9 Little Translation Mistakes That Caused Big Problems

Knowing how to speak two languages is not the same thing as knowing how to translate. Translation is a special skill that professionals work hard to …

How Baby River Otters Learn to Swim

When river otters are born, they don't know how to swim -- so their mothers teach them. In this short video from the Oregon Zoo, Molalla the river …

How Do Skyscrapers Keep Getting Taller?

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest skyscraper in the world, rising 2,717 feet. That’s twice as high as the Empire State Building. How can buildings …