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Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable …

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle

Nutrition Articles<p>Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle<p>These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein …

Jackie Robinson: A 'great American,' a complicated man

<b>(CNN) —</b> The story of Jackie Robinson isn't just the story of a pioneering baseball player.<p>It's also, says Ken Burns, a story that says much about race and America -- as well as the complicated man at its center.<p>Robinson is the subject of "Jackie Robinson," a documentary from celebrated filmmaker …

Black History

This Is How You Make The Perfect Poached Egg

<i>BY RICK MARTINEZ</i><p>Credit: Peden + Munk<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Gail Magnani confesses botching a batch of poached eggs to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Welcome to Effed it</i> …

Eggs

Best American Lagers

The American craft beer boom has led to some of the best and most diverse brews in history, but most of them reside on one side of beer’s family …

Beer

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Space Travel

'Manphrodisiacs': eight foods that make men better in bed

From tomatoes to turkey breast, Greek yoghurt to goji berries, hundreds of foods are said to increase desire and combat such common sexual problems as tiredness, stress, and depression. But there are several staples that help men considerably more than they do women.<p>So, if you're looking for that …

7 Cheese Toasts You Can Eat for Dinner

Warm, cheesy toasts are deliciously easy snacks. But add an extra ingredient or two and serve them with a green salad and (tada!) you've got an …

Cooking

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Particles

30 Ways The Rest Of The World Combines Bread And Cheese

If you never had the desire to travel the world before, let us warn you that you will after seeing this.<p>This chart by Food Republic outlines all the ways the rest of the world combines bread and cheese. And folks, we're here to tell you that the classic American grilled cheese is just the beginning …

Food

Cat People Have Some Distinct Personality Traits, Research Says

Cats are unpredictable, but that's not entirely true of cat owners. So-called "cat people" tend to share a lot of the same personality traits, as studies have proven having a cat at home can say a lot about a person's character, health and dating life.<p>For example, Newsy reports in the video above …

Pets

17 travel hacks that’ll make your trip just a little less painful

1. Be the last on the plane.<p>You’re not going to get anywhere any quicker by being on the plane first. And if you get on last, you might be able to …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

The Perfect Formula For Brewing Coffee, Down To The Gram

There's no doubt that coffee culture has reached an unprecedented level of snobbery. But that elitism also happens to produce one fine cup of java. Anyone who loves coffee (and we're pretty sure that's everyone reading this) knows that a perfectly brewed cup of coffee is a taste of heaven on …

Coffee

Embrace the Savory Side With This Japanese Squash Soup

It's always important to question your initial impulses. Just imagine if Lincoln had started the Gettysburg Address with his original text, which is believed to have been "These past 87 years have been one hell of a slow-motion train wreck, amiright?" Or if Martin Luther King had gone with the …

Food Preservation

Rise ‘n Shine to These 10 Breakfast Recipes from Around the Globe

Surprising breakfasts are one of the joys of foreign travel, even if you’re just armchair traveling. Here are 10 recipes that, though they skew a wee …

Recipes

I tried Minecraft with Microsoft HoloLens, and now I don’t want to work anymore

REDMOND, Wash. — I’m not a gaming guy. But now I kind of want to be one.<p>After trying out the latest augmented reality system, the Windows Holographic, at an event on the Microsoft campus today, I realized that it’d be pretty freakin’ cool to make my ordinary environment into a video game.<p>I’m …

Augmented Reality

5 Things You're Doing Wrong With Food

These quick and easy fixes can make a big difference in your health.<p><b>1) You're peeling kiwis.</b> Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and DNA-repairing antioxidants, but if you're still peeling the skin off, you're missing out on a lot of the nutrition value. Recent studies …

National Geographic Travel

12 Of The Sketchiest Things The DEA Has Done While Waging The War On Drugs

<i>This is part one of a two-part series. Read part two here.</i><p>The Drug Enforcement Administration was established under the Justice Department in 1973 by President Richard Nixon. Its mission was to keep the nation off and away from drugs, which, at least according to the White House, were a moral evil …

Savory Sriracha Oatmeal recipeIf you’re a fan of TheOatmeal.com (and let’s be honest… who isn’t?!), you’ve undoubtedly seen his brilliant Sriracha comics and his recently launched Sriracha shop, chock...

If you’re a fan of TheOatmeal.com (and let’s be honest… who isn’t?!), you’ve undoubtedly seen his brilliant Sriracha comics and his recently launched …

SAVORY Oatmeal with Sauteed Mushroom/Onion & Thyme

Step-by-Step RECIPE for “How to WIN Radically in your Underwear BEFORE your 1st Cup of Coffee”: <b>INGREDIENTS:</b><br>-1 Cup Steel-Cut Oatmeal (sub: Rolled Old …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

A Periodic Table Featuring 223 Popular Artists, Pays Tribute To Hip-Hop

<b>Pop Chart Lab</b> has created a hip-hop periodic table, in association with the A3C Hip-Hop Festival that will be held in Atlanta, this coming 8 October …

Rap & Hip-Hop

6 Easy Baking Hacks For Healthier Cookies

Why do we make ourselves crazy trying to get kids to eat their peas, carrots and now...kale? Heck, do <i>we</i> even like kale? Instead of fighting a battle we can't win, it's time we rethink something our little ones already enjoy--the cookie.<p>Because kids love anything called a "cookie," here are 6 easy …

Dessert

No Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites<p>Easy10 minsGluten-Free<p><i>This No-Bake Energy Bites recipe is easy to make, full of feel-good ingredients, and so irresistibly</i> …

Sproutling's baby monitor of the future aims to put parents at ease

Wearable sleeping monitor now available for preorder<p>Being a new parent is a trip: it's full of new experiences, surprises, and lifestyle changes. But for many, it's also a really stressful experience. For years, parents have relied on books and advice from experts on how to take care of their …

Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other's Butts? It's More Complicated Than You Might Imagine

Why do dogs sniff each other's butts? The answer to that question is a bit more complicated than you might imagine.<p>According to a new video from the American Chemical Society (above), it's all about one canine literally sniffing out important information about the other--its gender, emotional …

Farmers Who Grow Cocoa Beans Taste Chocolate For The First Time. Their Faces Say It All.

Chocolate. Whatever your preferred form or flavor is, the love of it is something that <i>feels</i> universal, shared between us. We come together over dinner for it, celebrate birthdays and holidays with it. The industry that produces chocolate crisscrosses the entire world.<p>But for the cocoa bean farmers …