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There’s another star headed for our Solar System, but it won’t arrive for a while

Today, a colossal asteroid is cruising past our planet at a pretty safe distance, but if humanity is still around in some 1.3 million years, things …

This Is Why Aluminum Foil Is Shiny on One Side — Storage Smarts

In my household, the "right" way to use aluminum foil — shiny side-up or shiny side-down — is the subject of much debate. (My vote is shiny …

Kitchens

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Cake Flour, and Pastry Flour? (Phew!)

By Claire Saffitz<p>Yeah, it's kind of a lot. Wondering which of the gazillion flours out there you're supposed to use for what? Let's break it down.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the</i> …

How Instagram Stories Have Changed Dating Forever

People in relationships have no idea how we've harnessed the feature as a tool for sexual gameplay and sexting and now we can never go back.<p>The effect Instagram Stories have had on our lives is profound and probably not yet fully realized. When they first launched, a year ago today, the constant …

Why You Should Grill in a Cast-Iron Skillet

Cooking a steak or burgers in a skillet on the grill is the best of both worlds. To begin, you’re outside (no setting off the smoke alarm or …

Voyager spacecraft still reaching for the stars and setting records after 40 years

Humanity's farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite …

6 science-backed and expert tips to be less awkward at online dating

Choose a photo where you're taking up space<p><i>Frederick M. Brown/Getty</i><p>Research suggests that we're more attracted to people in expansive -- as opposed …

Discovery of a young, dead galaxy creates a huge puzzle for astronomers

At just 3 billion years old, this galaxy should be blue and full of new, young stars. Instead, it’s already out of fuel. What gives?<p><i>“This new insight</i> …

Scientists mapped the inside of a stellar explosion and may have found proof for the circle of life

Space is a messy, violent place: When a very large star runs out of gas (literally), the star’s molten innards collapse, triggering a giant explosion …

Smallest-ever star discovered by astronomers

The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge. With a size just a sliver larger than …

9 Restaurants to Grill Your Own Meat In Dallas

Grilling is a time-honored pastime in Texas, but the weather isn’t exactly amenable to hanging out outside right now. Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants in the area that will allow grillmasters and pyromaniacs alike to indulge in grill-your-own meats.<p>Whether serving up Korean barbecue or …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Why All-Day Dining Is the Breakout Trend of 2017

Breakfast is undeniably good business, and as chefs and restaurateurs have caught on, so too has the all-day restaurant. Unlike the familiar all-day diner, which itself has seen something of a revival in recent years, and its close cousin, the newly trendy luncheonette, today’s casual, …

Make Peruvian Grilled Chicken Portable With These Tasty Sandwiches

Peruvian-style grilled chicken is one of my favorite summertime meals (and from the emails and photos folks send me, it's probably one of your favorites as well). The spice- and vinegar-rubbed, slow-grilled chicken is great on its own, but add some of the this-s#!t-is-good-on-everything creamy …

5 Secrets of People Who Always Seem to Have a Tidy Kitchen — Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn

There are some folks who seem to have immaculately clean kitchens at all times. Whether you're over for a party or you swing by unannounced for a …

Cleaning

Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

The planet HIP 65426b was discovered by a group of astronomers and researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA).<p>The SPHERE …

Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole?

Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event horizon once you’ve crossed inside. But what if you tried to cheat that little rule by tethering a …

Black Holes

LHC Physicists Unveil a Charming New Particle

Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle, …

Major Black Hole Discovery Shines New Light on How the Universe Formed

For the first time, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy 750 million light-years from Earth.<p>Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have made an incredible discovery that could help us better understand not just black holes, but also …

Canon 6D Mark II Preview

Canon 6D Mark II Unveiled: A Cheaper Full-Frame DSLR for Enthusiasts

After weeks of rumors and leaks, Canon has just officially announced the new 6D Mark II. It’s a new full frame DSLR offered at a relatively …

3 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Pineapple

Pineapple is one of my absolute favorite fruits, and I know I’m not the only one who loves the tropical treat. There’s no question it’s refreshing …

How Uncertain Are LIGO's First Gravitational Wave Detections?

On September 14, 2015, two black holes of 36 and 29 solar masses merged together from over a billion light years away. In the inspiral and merger process, about 5% of their mass was converted into pure energy. It wasn’t energy the way we’re used to it, though, where photons carry it away in the …

Memphis-Style Pork Ribs

There are wet ribs, sticky with a succulent, spicy barbecue sauce, and there are dry ribs, where the flavor is all in the dried mixture of herbs and …

BBQ

Taro Paste

Have you ever visited Asian bakery and look at the pretty purple color from their taro baked goods? Actually, you can make taro paste easily at home, …

Grilled Flat Iron – Make the Steak, Not the Mistake

Well, at least I don’t have to type the ingredient amounts for this could’ve-been-delicious, flat iron steak. I thought for sure maple syrup, coffee, …

BBQ

Why Some Women in Long-Term Relationships Aren’t Interested in Marriage

For some people, getting married is the ultimate relationship goal. In fact, for some it’s the ultimate <i>life</i> goal. But for other women, that’s just not the case. There are a lot of women out there who are in happy, loving, long-term relationships who just don’t feel the itch. Looking at why these …