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How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

Italian Food

Landscaping: 8 Ideas to Add Antiques Artfully to Any Garden

You don’t need to inherit an ancestral estate to make antiques look at home in a garden. Beautiful vintage stone urns, columns, and planters—or even …

Landscaping

Stick insects travel long distances—by being eaten by birds

Stick insects can’t travel long distances by themselves, but they’ve somehow managed to spread far and wide, even dispersing across unconnected …

Insects

"Uniquely Human" Muscles Found in Apes Contradict Key Evolutionary Dogmas

"These are unverifiable 'just-so stories."<p>In his 1863 book <i>Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature</i>, Thomas Henry Huxley raised hell by arguing that …

Muscle

How to Shoot Awesome Astrophotography & Night Sky Images: A Basic Tutorial to Get You Started

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot …

Astronomers Confirm Second Most-Distant Galaxy Ever, And Its Stars Are Already Old

As far back as our most powerful telescopes have ever looked, we’ve never yet found the limit of where stars and galaxies cease to exist. There’s a big gap between the first galaxy we’ve ever found — GN-z11, from when the Universe was only 400 million years old — and the Big Bang’s leftover glow, …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Goliath CNC - An Autonomous Robotic Machine Tool for Makers

Check out our easy 10-step process video for getting started with Goliath CNC.<p>Goliath comes with a patented sensor system, which triangulates the …

Earth’s atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold

For the first time since humans have been monitoring, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have exceeded 410 parts per million averaged across an entire month, a threshold that pushes the planet ever closer to warming beyond levels that scientists and the international community have deemed …

Climate Change

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

How to change emotions with a word

DIPLOMATS the world over know that a well-chosen turn of phrase can make or break a negotiation. But the psychological effects of different …

DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

There's treasure to be found in mining excrement. At least, it's treasure to scientists studying the diets, habits and health of people who lived …

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

Mother's milk holds the key to unlocking an evolutionary mystery from the last ice age

As biologists explore the variation across the genomes of living people, they’ve found evidence of evolution at work. Particular variants of genes …

Pale Blue Dot

Source: NASA/JPL<p>Published: February 14, 1990<p>This narrow-angle color image of the Earth is a part of the first ever "portrait" of the solar system …

Astronomy

2018 April 22 - Meteor Over Crater Lake

<b>Meteor Over Crater Lake</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Brad Goldpaint (Goldpaint Photography)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Did you see it? One of the more common questions …

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Hubble Releases Mind-Blowing New Images of the Lagoon Nebula to Honor Its 28th Anniversary

NASA has released incredible new images of the Lagoon Nebula taken by the Hubble space telescope, in honor of its 28th anniversary and presumably …

Ancient Aboriginal stories preserve history of a rise in sea level

In the beginning, as far back as we remember, our home islands were not islands at all as they are today. They were part of a peninsula that jutted …

Superb Wood Floor Inlay Shows Off Computer-Augmented Tools

It’s been a few years since we first started hearing about “tools of the future changing the way we work” but this astounding whole-room floor inlay …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Climate Change

Ancient finger bone may reveal humanity’s path out of Africa

A small finger bone found in the Saudi Arabian desert may rewrite a key part of the human story: how our species emerged from Africa and spread …

70,000 Years Ago, a Passing Star Shook Up Our Solar System

About 70,000 years ago, any hominins who happened to gaze up at the night sky may have caught an incredible sight. At that time, astronomers …

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Thirteen million degrees of Kevin Bacon: World’s largest family tree shines light on life span, who marries whom

The final result is a single pedigree connecting 13 million relatives mostly of European descent, dating back 11 generations. It includes, among …

Genealogy

Sex and death in the classical world

From striking coffin portraits to boldly erotic statues, the art of the Romans and Greeks tells us compelling stories about how they lived, died, and …

Ancient History

So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human

Abstract painting? My Neanderthal great great grandad could do that!<p>If you go to the painted caves of Spain and France, crawl through narrow passages and keep your balance on slippery rock floors, you reach the hidden places where ice age hunters made their marks tens of thousands of years ago. …

Humanity