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Encouraging kids to complete chores by paying them with screen-time tokens

Little Mom on the Prarie made game tokens that she gives her daughter to do chores.<p>"I started using an alternate version of the reward system with my …

Chemicals!: If All-Natural Products Had Ingredient Labels

These are the 'ingredient' lists for all natural eggs, bananas and blueberries. They were made by Australian chemistry teacher James Kennedy to show …

Is it safe to eat the sushi? Answers to your questions about Fukushima radiation

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 is still being discussed three years later, particularly in relation to the catastrophic meltdown …

Simple Tips For Glass Paints

I am not sure I would dare to paint my crystal glasses but there comes a time when you just need to try out something new. These simple tips by …

Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 19, 2013 2:08pm (UTC)<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports …

The Best Board Games of 2013

As I've talked about before, board games aren't simply enjoying a resurgence right now. They're in a glittering golden age with fabulous releases …

Icebreaker Cruise: Instead of a Sunburn, Think Swimming Polar Bears and a Stopover in Greenland

You can keep them: Cruises that add up to tropical cocktails, gift-shop islands, sun-and-deckchair afternoons. When I'm at sea, I want adventure. Cresting waves, puffs of wind, the works.<p>This is why, a few years back, I found myself onboard a Russian icebreaker that was hardened to cut through …

LEGO Car Has LEGO Engine, Actually Drives

"The Super Awesome Micro Project", as this has become known, is not a special effect. That really is a life-size car made out of LEGO, and it really …

Lego

This Alien Hearing Is the Best Thing Congress Has Done in Months

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The House science committee carved out two hours of time on Wednesday to discuss the search for …

The Couples Toy You Need to Try

Would you and your lady test-drive this wearable vibe?<p>Looking to add an element of excitement to your bedroom routine? Say hello to the We-Vibe Unite ($99, adameve.com).<p>This petite powerhouse has two vibrating pads—the thinner pad slides inside her, the thicker pad rests against her clitoris—and …

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Could you live with a 30-hour workweek?

In 1930, famed economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that as a result of technology, productivity would rise, and by the start of this century, no one would have to work more than 15 hours a week. Well, scratch that prediction.<p>Working hours in most Western countries remain intractable or rising. …

India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously

Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p>Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the …

A Never-Before-Seen ‘Star Wars’ Blooper Reel Has Been Discovered

Lucasfilm executive editor and writer J.W. Rinzler discovered a collection of never-before-seen bloopers from the <i>Star Wars</i> original trilogy while …

Star Wars

Earth 2? Scientists study rocky, Earth-sized planet 700 light years away

Is it home away from home?<p>A planet with a similar mass and size to our own planet Earth, likely similarly composed of rocks and iron, has been spotted orbiting a star some 700 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, scientists announced Wednesday. But don’t expect to find your 2.0 living …

Huge Dark Matter Experiment Finds Nothing but More Mysteries

The hunt for dark matter just keeps getting more confusing. Today scientists released findings from the first three months of the Large Underground …

27 Brussels Sprout Recipes That Want To Celebrate Thanksgiving With You

No one deserves a place on the table more than Brussels, the tiniest and tastiest cabbages in all the land.

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

Meteorology

40-hour work-week as a tool of immiserating economic growth

David Cain's 2010 essay "Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed" -- occasioned by his return to full-time employment -- has a sharp-edged …

It’s Raining Mars – Hallelujah! But Seriously, Bits Of Mars Are Falling to Earth As Meteorites

It’s been speculated for decades that little bits of Mars have been raining down on the Earth, but Mars rover Curiosity has finally proven it: we’re …

A real nuclear deterrent: US, Russia may team up to use weapons against asteroids

When geophysicist H. Jay Melosh attended a meeting of U.S. and ex-Soviet nuclear weapons designers in May 1995, he was surprised by how eager the Cold Warriors were to work together against an unlikely but dangerous extraterrestrial threat: asteroids on a collision course with Earth.<p>After Edward …

The seven skills you need to land your dream job

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> Sex and Your Job Search: A Guide to Scoring Your Dream Job <i>by talent acquisition specialist Dominic Bokich. Reprinted by arrangement with Smith Publicity Inc. Copyright © Dominic Bokich, 2013.</i><p>Before an interview it is a good idea to take a personal inventory of your …

So there’s no life on Mars — that just means there’s more room for us

Colby Cosh on the Martian takeover of the American space-exploration agenda<p>NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has reminded everyone that curiosity is a …

NASA Declares End to Deep Impact Comet Mission

Communication cutoff leads to loss of comet hunter, say space officials.<p><b>NASA officials declared the Deep Impact mission lost on Friday, after a computer glitch doomed the comet-smashing spacecraft.</b><p>Launched in 2005, the spacecraft memorably smashed a copper-jacketed probe into the comet Tempel 1 at …