Anirudh Patkar

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The Secret to Controlling Heat in the Kitchen

Learning to control heat is one of the most important (and overlooked) steps on the road to becoming a good cook. While some people seem born with an …

What's the Difference Between Fajitas and Tacos? - Chowhound

Lumping together fajitas and tacos is like saying apples and apple pie are basically the same thing. Yes, they both involve fruit. But one is the …

The Best Ways To Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs, Ranked By Peel-Ability

Because there's nothing worse than a poor-peeling egg.<p>Hard-boiled eggs are generally pretty easy to make -- just boil, peel and eat. But some eggs are easier to peel than others. Why is that?<p>One factor is the freshness of the eggs. The less fresh the egg, the easier they are to peel. This is …

9 Science-Backed Reasons to Own a Dog

For all those cat lovers.<p>If this holiday season you’re thinking about welcoming a new furry friend into the family, consider a dog. Loyal, …

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

The Outlook for Nuclear Power in the U.S. Really Sucks

As the Paris climate summit kicked off two weeks ago, venture capitalist Peter Thiel penned a scathing op-ed for the <i>New York Times</i>, decrying the …

A Beautiful Glassware Set Based on Planets, a Moon and a Space Station From the Star Wars Universe

ThinkGeek has created a beautiful glassware set based on planets (Alderaan, Dagobah, Hoth, and Tatooine), a moon (Endor) and a space station (The …

Kanye West gives rambling, 20-minute speech at shoe event

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West skipped the red carpet at a footwear industry event where his Adidas Yeezy Boost was honored as shoe of the year. Instead, …

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

12 Leisurely Sunday Brunch Recipes

Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p><b>1. Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones</b><p>These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, …

Easy Techniques to Improve Any Shrimp Recipe

I was raised in what you might call a shrimp cocktail family—each and every one of us is a complete fanatic. To this day, it's not uncommon for an oversize platter of poached shrimp and a bowl of horseradish-heavy cocktail sauce to stand in as my dinner. Unfortunately, not all shrimp cocktail is …

Top 10 subatomic surprises

Nobel Prize–winning neutrinos rank among science’s most unexpected discoveries.

Physics

Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Gallery: Meet the electric bus that could push every other …

2 Things You Should Lie to Yourself About Everyday

<b>Do you know what one of the ugliest things you can say to someone is? Well, it turns out people hate being told that they’re being unrealistic.</b><p>And …

You’re Squatting All Wrong

A common squat technique may help you lift more weight—but it can also screw you in the long term<p>You feel like a hulking beast when you squat. So why do you look more like Daffy Duck?<p>The tendency to turn out your feet to 15 degrees or more during the exercise—or duck squatting, as people in the …

When ‘Healthy’ Eating Becomes a Health Risk

In their quest for healthy eating, many Americans are turning to restrictive diets – from vegan to Paleo to low-carb – that they believe are the most …

Volcanic chain origins: Hawaii, Iceland, other 3-D scans underground (VIDEO).

Seismologists at Berkeley have released a three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior, detailing for the first time connections between plumes of hot …

There’s a second setting screen on Android that you might have missed

And it’s very, very useful.

Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year

No matter what experts tell you, no matter what trends, conventional wisdom, social media chatter or your friends in the Facebook writers group insist upon, do NOT write four books a year. I mean it. Don't.<p>Unless they're four gorgeously written, painstakingly molded, amazingly rendered and …

Writing

The Verge Review of Animals: the rat

<i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>"Like the rat said: 'Keep the cheese; I just want out of the …