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If you want the health benefits of tomatoes, keep your meatballs away from the spaghetti

So, what’s the forecast for dinner? Spaghetti with a chance of meatballs? Here’s the thing: As yummy as those meatballs — or lentil or what-have-you balls — are, they may actually steal the nutritional thunder of tomatoes. According to a…

Scientists forecasted late May tornado outbreak nearly 4 weeks in advance

(Northern Illinois University) A team of scientists reports that they accurately predicted the nation’s extensive tornado outbreak of late May 2019 nearly 4 weeks before it began. The team’s study, detailing factors that went into the forecast, was published recently in the journal, Geophysical Research Letters.

Your 2019 fall foliage guide

As the temperature drops and autumn sets in, Mother Nature is painting the treetops in vibrant hues of red, orange and gold, and many people are planning their leaf-viewing vacations. SmokyMountains.com created a prediction map for the year’s fall colors…

Global warming has made iconic Andean peak unrecognizable – Science Magazine

By Tim AppenzellerSep. 11, 2019 , 4:15 PM On 23 June 1802, German geographer Alexander von Humboldt and his companions could climb no higher. Plagued by altitude sickness, their gloveless hands bloodied from jagged handholds, and their boots sodden, they…

How much does a cloud weigh? (video)

(American Chemical Society) Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head — that’s how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why doesn’t it come crashing down on you? This week on Reactions, we explore the chemistry behind how a cloud stays aloft in the sky, and how it got there in the first place: https://youtu.be/a2GvzsaOncE.

11 interesting facts about the lefties we love

Left-handed people make up 10% of the human population on average, but chances are you know a southpaw. Why some people are left-handed has always been a bit of a puzzle, but researchers have found some interesting defining leftie characteristics…

Prehistoric AC

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of Missouri, Ohio University and University of Florida, while challenging over a century of previous beliefs.