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These Are the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in Every State

Gooey, melty, chewy, crispy, crunchy, delicious cookies.<p>Even a mediocre chocolate chip cookie is still a very good thing. You might hate chocolate, feel indifferent to cookies, or not even have a sweet tooth, but somehow, the chocolate chip cookie is a joy and comfort that pleases pretty much …

twinkie bundt

As one does, I first spied a Twinkie Bundt on Pinterest a few weeks ago and immediately became consumed with making my own primarily because it’s …

Dessert

Gluten-Free Lavender Chicken Pot Pie

If you eat a gluten-free diet, it can be disheartening to think of all the pies you are missing out on. With the holiday season approaching, just the thought of crumbly, buttery pie crust is enough to make our mouths water.<p>If you have a gluten or wheat sensitivity, fear not! I have the solution for …

Gluten-Free

Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets

Now, another group of researchers have created genetically engineered "micro-pigs" which they want to sell as pets, Nature News recently reported.<p>Researchers at the genomics institute BGI in Shenzhen used gene editing to modify Bama pigs.<p>Bama pigs are already teensy — they weigh about half as much …

Genetics

10 Citrus-Spiked Beers to Drink Before Summer Ends

From radlers loaded with lemon to IPAs gobsmacked with grapefruit, here are 10 of our favorite citrusy pick-me-ups to sip whenever thirst strikes. We think you'll agree that they have real appeal.<p>When temperatures are broiling and humidity is a wet blanket, the sole salve for your sanity is a beer, …

Beer

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

Leaf extract fights weight gain in female mice - Futurity

A molecule in tree leaves slows weight gain in female, but not male, mice on a high-fat diet. Scientists say there's a chance it could work for …

Nutrition

The intriguing crack in Rosetta’s comet, and more

Scientists publish a slew of science results from the Rosetta comet mission. Among the most fascinating … a crack in the comet’s neck! Plus dust and …

Astronomy

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Two planets as big as Earth ‘could be on edge of solar system’

Scientists say belt of space rocks known as ‘extreme trans-Neptunian objects’ appear to be influenced by gravitational pull<p>At least two as-yet undiscovered planets as big as Earth or larger may be hiding in the outer fringes of the solar system, scientists believe.<p>The secret worlds are thought to …

Universe

Two planets beyond Pluto?

New calculations by astronomers in Spain and the UK suggest that not one, but two unknown planets might exist in our solar system, beyond Pluto’s …

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

A rare half male and half female – “halfsider” – bird won the intertööbz over the holidays. This unusual bird is comprised of two genetically distinct individuals – twins – fused into one being. But what is it like to be such an individual? A recently published paper shares observations of the …

Birds

Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

The newest galaxy to be discovered is actually very old – and very small. And it's right in our neighborhood of the universe.<p>Although Kks3 is only 7 million light years away (about 2.5 times farther than our nearest large galaxy, Andromeda) at just 1/10,000 the stellar mass of our the Milky Way, it …

Nasa releases footage of x-class solar flares - video

Nasa releases footage from the Solar Dynamics Observatory that shows the sun emitting x-class solar flares. X-class flares are the most intense; however, humans are safe because the flares cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere, although they can disrupt communications

Archaeology

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …