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NASA study provides first proof of ozone hole recovery

Scientists at NASA have shared evidence proving that levels of ozone-destroying chemicals in the atmosphere are declining. For the first time, there …

Melbourne's Insane Vegan Cafe Matcha Mylkbar Is on its Way to Sydney

Vegan eggs and crazy blue algae lattes are coming.<p>Vegan eggs and crazy blue algae lattes are coming.<p>Even if you've never been to Melbourne's Matcha …

Australia

Osteria Francescana Is Named the World's Best Restaurant

Osteria Francescana was named the best eatery on the planet at the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards, an annual tradition that has become beloved—if …

World's 50 best restaurants: Italy's Osteria Francescana is No 1 - but which three UK eateries make the list?

His voice shaking, Massimo Bottura, chef at Italy’s Osteria Francescana, spoke to the 800 guests at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards on Monday night. “In the end,” he said, “it’s all about hard work.”<p>And with that he launched into a plea that all of us to join him in the soup kitchen he is …

Oh My God, Fish Can Recognise Human Faces

A new study finds that archerfish can learn to distinguish one human face from others.<p>It's enough to make this writer seriously consider vegetarianism: A new study has found that fish can recognise human faces.<p>The paper, published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>, found that archerfish—a tropical species that …

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

Living forever wouldn’t be good for the species. Did nature make a way to keep it from happening?<p>When our DNA is damaged and cannot be repaired, the damaged cell is marked for termination so its compromised DNA isn’t passed on. The cells are told not to reproduce. If this process, called apoptosis, …

Far more fish make their own light than we thought, study finds

From the fireflies that light up our backyards to the graceful, glowing jellyfish we admire in aquarium tanks, bioluminescence — an organism’s …

NASA releases stunning video of Pluto’s surface

NASA has released footage from its New Horizons spacecraft, giving folks on Earth a glimpse at Pluto‘s surface.<p>Compiled from a series of …

Sprouts & Tips For Gardening

<i>This post is sponsored by Sub-Zero</i>As I mentioned in my first Fresh Food Matters post, this is my first year of gardening on my own. Garden salads are …

The Right Way to Wash Your Fresh Greens

The foolproof technique that will make sure you never bite into a batch of gritty greens again.<p></head><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Glen confesses his poorly washed salad greens to</i> …

What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy?

When you hear the word "fasting," you probably think of gimmicky diets—and, um, feeling "hangry." But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan could potentially improve your health (more on that later). But before you skip lunch and let …

Holistic Medicine

Niagara Climber Will Gadd – ‘This is Who I Am’

<b>“I was amazed when I hit 40, and now I’m starring down the barrel of 50. Making it this far is a surprise to many, including me.”</b><br>Will Gadd, 47, has long been known for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in ice climbing—as well as paragliding and kayaking. Most recently he and Sarah Hueniken …

10 sharp-witted quotes from Jon Stewart

After 16 years behind the <i>Daily Show</i> news desk, Jon Stewart announced Tuesday that he will step down later this year.<p>While Comedy Central reportedly …

Articles about 10 space saving modern built ins on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest, which has recently led to a number of startups popping up in cities...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>Given the movement of …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

1,000 Light Paintings Form One Beautiful Stop-Motion Animation

Darren Pearson's 'Lightspeed' is a luminous journey through the California wilderness.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>If you've ever created a light painting, you should know how much effort it takes to capture them beautifully <i>and</i> in focus. Now, imagine that …

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

The Week in Review: Scotland Votes Against Independence

From JK Rowling to David Beckham and Vivienne Westwood, everyone offered their opinion on whether Scotland should have become an independent country …

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor</i> …

This Single Dad Couldn't Do His Daughter's Ponytail, So He Went To Cosmetology School

Colorado-based dad Greg Wickherst has been shaving his head his whole adult life, so when it came time to put his daughter Izzy's hair into a ponytail, he was clueless. "Hair has definitely not been my thing," Greg told The Huffington Post.<p>Greg and Izzy's mother split up over a year ago, and the …

A way forward to solve the hard problem of consciousness

I participated in the Greenland consciousness cruise referred to in your article (The I in mind, 21 January). The majority of the participants were in the Daniel Dennett camp, according to which proper respect for science requires us to deny the very existence of consciousness. David Chalmers …

Consciousness

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Harry Potter’s World Like You’ve Never Seen It Before: Illustrated

Between author J.K. Rowling’s fan hub experience Pottermore and a slew of fans bringing elements of Harry Potter’s world to life (Marauder’s Map, a seven-book saga in one), the boy who lived lives on, this time in gorgeous color illustrations.<p>Following up with the cover redesigns for the entire …

Books

See brightest star Sirius at midnight on New Year’s Eve

Dog Star Sirius reaches its highest point in the sky around midnight every New Year. For this reason, it might also be called the New Year’s …

Astronomy

Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness.<p>The connection raises hopes that anti-inflammatory drugs can be adapted to treat patients with depression or senile dementia.<p>The group – …

12 Amazing Holiday Getaways Under $100

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …