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Can you solve it? Are you in the smartest 10 per cent?

As UK students sit their A-levels, here’s a ‘simple’ puzzle that once stumped nine out of ten 18-year-olds around the world<p>UPDATE: The answer - and workings - are now up here.<p>Hello guzzlers,<p>Today’s puzzle is about a rod and a string.<p><i>A string is wound symmetrically around a circular rod. The string</i> …

Time I

13 Recipes for Chow Mein Noodles

Skip the takeout menu entirely and make your own delicious chow mein noodles instead. From standard shrimp chow mein to creative cold noodle dishes, …

Food & Dining

Crazy-Fast Ramen with Bacon, Egg, and Kimchi

Dinner tonight: This spicy, 30-minute ramen with kimchi, bacon, and a poached egg.<p>Look in my fridge and you'll almost always find a package of fresh ramen noodles from Sun Noodle. Discovering these changed the way I cooked during my first post-college years, when I was still learning to wean myself …

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

Lady Gaga on Her Oscar Nom: "I Am Honored to Represent the Voice of So Many Survivors"

The singer posted a touching message in response to the news.<p>This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that "'Til It Happens to You," Lady Gaga and Diane Warren's song on sexual assault that appeared in documentary <i>T</i><i>he Hunting Ground</i>, is an Oscar nominee for best …

American Horror Story: Hotel, finale: 'Lady Gaga's gamble paid off'

The pop star's melodramatic turn was a highlight of Ryan Murphy's series, says Jonathan Bernstein. CONTAINS SPOILERS<p>Counter-intuitive as it may sound, I’ve always considered Lady Gaga to be a timorous kind of pop star. All her provocation gets pulled into her performance and visual presentation. …

11 Signs You Might Not Be 100 Percent Straight

"You've become that girl who can't stop saying, "OK, but everyone thinks about women when they're masturbate because women are just beautiful!"<p>While there's no one determining factor that defines being queer, if you've been wondering about your straightness or lack thereof, there could be a few …

A Musician Made a Map of the Entire Universe

Pablo Carlos Budassi details the difficulties of fitting the entire universe into one field of view.<p>Behold, the entire known universe in one field of view. This map, created by musician Pablo Carlos Budassi, has been circulating the internet for the past week and a half, and blowing quite a few …

Universe
Grace Kelly

See Into Other Universes Through The Eyes Of This Industrial Robot

Humans can’t see quantum mechanics at work–but what about a robot?<p>Some physicists believe that our universe is but one of infinite universes, so our world is only a single version of every conceivable possibility that could be. It’s scientific philosophy that will melt your mind, but a new project …

Quantum Mechanics
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Concept cars and betting big on solar

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>The World Health Organization handed down some heavy news this week: Bacon causes cancer. Fortunately, scientists are developing healthier meat alternatives. …

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

Universe

Extraordinary Entries from the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

Last month, we featured a selection of the spectacular entries in the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest, and we’re pleased to share even more works from the competition. The chosen entries showcase the stunning diversity of our world, through both landscape and culture. They depict an exciting …

Travel Photography

Watch the First Footage of the Planet’s Most Elusive Whale

An international team of marine biologists has made the first-ever field observations of rare Omura’s whales—one of the least known species of whales …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

10 of the most stunning images in the running for National Geographic's Photo Contest

The committee will be accepting entries until November 16. Photos are being judged in three different categories: people, places, and nature.<p>The grand-prize-winning image will be published in the magazine. The photographer will receive $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic headquarters in …

Grand Canyon

Deepest-Ever Dive Through Enceladus Plume Completed

<b>Cassini Mission Status Report</b><p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus today, passing 30 miles (49 …

Astronomy

Paris climate deal to ignite a $90 trillion energy revolution

The old fossil order is on borrowed time as China and even India join the drive for dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions<p>The fossil fuel industry has taken a very cavalier bet that China, India and the developing world will continue to block any serious effort to curb greenhouse emissions, and that there …

Climate

22 Nature Photos Taken In 2015 That Will Blow You Away

An inspiring sneak peek at some of the stunning pictures entered into the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>The natural world never fails to be the perfect subject for the avid photographer. Enjoy a selection of some of the best entries so far in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>"The …

Nature Photography

15 Words You Cannot Translate Into English

Nobel Prize Winning Scientist Teleports DNA From One Location To Another

I'm in!<p>The world of science is undoubtedly becoming more mysterious by the day. This is exemplified by multiple discoveries within the realms of …

Rick Owens Explains WTF Happened At His Paris Fashion Week Show

Walking the runway at fashion week solo is stressful. Leave it to Rick Owens to come up with a solution for his Spring 2016 collection at Paris Fashion Week: sending models down in pairs.<p>These, of course, are no regular twosomes. In true Owens fashion, the designer sent models out <i>wearing</i> one …

Fashion Week

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religions holding on to membership (barely) are ones with super-high birth rates and very conservative views. In the process, conservative faiths are becoming …

Religion

Quotes on Writing: Robert Frost on Emotions and Poetry

<b>“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” ― Robert Frost</b>Emotions are fickle. Sometimes they’re clear and …

Literature

Solar-powered handheld WaterDrop produces cool drinking water in the desert

By 2040, 33 countries are expected to face extreme water stress, according to the World Resources Institute, making the race to develop innovative …

Water

Quantum Spookiness Has Been Confirmed by First Loophole-Free Experiment

It's official: reality is freaking weird.<p>Physicists have confirmed that distant particles really can influence each other and act in strange ways …

The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

A little company called SunPort has launched a crowdfunding campaign that could change the clean energy game in a new way. SunPort is a smart device …

5 Bold and Beautiful Solar Projects From Around the World #Auspol #ClimateChange

China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million …

China 2020 Solar Energy Target = 200 Gigawatts (Rumor)

<b>Published on</b> July 26th, 2015 | <i>by Anand Upadhyay</i><p>24<p>July 26th, 2015 by <b>Anand Upadhyay</b><p>Originally published on <i>Solar Love</i>.<p>While I’m sure it does not match …

Renewable Energy