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These 27 Solutions Could Help The U.S. Slash Food Waste

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:44am

The U.S. wastes 133 billion pounds of food annually. Cutting that by 50 percent by 2020 is going to take a serious action plan. A new data-driven report ranks approaches that could get the job done.

The Brain Likes Categories. Where Should It Put Mixed-Race People?

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:18am

There aren't a lot of studies on racial bias and mixed-race people, even though they're the fastest-growing group in the U.S. A study finds more bias against people who don't fit an existing category.

Even Astronauts Get The Blues: Or Why Boredom Drives Us Nuts

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 11:00pm

We've all been there: bored in class, bored at work, bored in standstill traffic. But why do we find boredom so unbearable? Hidden Brain investigates – hopefully, without boring you.

Can 'Slow Fish' Help Save America's Small-Scale Fishermen?

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:41pm

An event in New Orleans this weekend highlighted the wealth of seafood the Americas have to offer — and the endangered state of the small fishers who catch it.

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Helps Explain Rise Of Tyrannosaurs

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:31pm

The horse-sized Timurlengia euotica provides a glimpse into a 20-million-year gap in fossil records, when tyrannosaurs evolved from "marginal hunters" to "apex predators."

The Science Behind Baking Your Perfect Pie (Happy Pi Day)

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:43am

Great pumpkin pie is elusive. You could end up with a soggy crust or a grainy filling. Reporter Maanvi Singh embarked on a months-long quest to crack the code for the ideal pie.

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