Researchers Devise a Simple Method For Recycling Rare Earth Magnets

You’ve probably heard a bit about rare Earth elements. They’ve got unpronounceable names like ytterbium and praseodymium, and they’re found in nearly ever piece of tech you own. Despite their value, we’re do a piss poor job recycling them. But chemists are now hoping to change that. » 6/22/15 1:08am 6/22/15 1:08am

"Meat Glue" And Other Icky Stuff In The Imitation Food Items You Eat

You already knew that the crab in your lunch roll wasn’t really crab — but you probably didn’t know about all the other kinds of imitation foods you eat all the time. From faux wasabi to milk and olive oil that’s partly made up of additives, these are the weird ingredients in the fake foods you eat. » 6/09/15 4:00pm 6/09/15 4:00pm

Here's How Hormone Therapy Aids Gender Transition

People who are transitioning genders want to look like the sex they’re transitioning to. Hormone therapy can help with that, since the characteristics that help us distinguish men and women by sight—breasts, relative muscle mass, the shape of the face, and so forth—are created by the sex hormones our gonads start… » 6/09/15 12:58pm 6/09/15 12:58pm