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How To Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According To 5 Expert Bakers

YUM.<p>There’s no cookie more universally loved than the chocolate chip cookie, so we all owe it to ourselves to bake the best darn chocolate chip cookies we can possibly make ― for us, for our friends and family, and for the dignity of the chocolate chip cookie itself.<p>We’re here with help. We reached …

Smoke signals: DNA adaptation helped early humans deal with toxic fumes

US researchers claim genetic mutation may have made our ancestors less sensitive to smoke’s harmful effects and gave them advantage over Neanderthal cousins<p>A genetic mutation may have helped early humans fend off toxic fumes that wafted into the air from ancient cave fires, a team of researchers …

'Absolutely Wrong': Bill Nye the Science Guy Takes on Noah's Ark Exhibit

Days after white doves and shofar horns christened the opening of a new Noah's Ark attraction in northern Kentucky, the land-anchored ship welcomed a conspicuous and curious visitor: Bill Nye “the Science Guy.”<p>The bow-tied man of science — openly skeptical about the exhibit from the time it was …

Bill Nye

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

University of London

Sir Frank Whittle's son accuses Whitehall of 'marginalising' jet engine inventor on anniversary of his achievement

Among those who created the world we now live in, he stands alongside John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Tim Berners-Lee.<p>Yet the genius of Sir Frank Whittle, the man who invented the jet engine, will go almost entirely unheralded when the 75th anniversary of his achievement falls next …

Crow war chief who walked 'in 2 worlds' dies at 102

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Joseph Medicine Crow walked in "two worlds" — white and Native American — and made his mark on each.<p>Medicine Crow, who died …

Up for the ride? Where self-driving cars are really taking us

When most people think about self-driving vehicles, they picture themselves sitting in the passenger seat with their legs up, arms folded behind their head, as the car autonomously drives itself from Point A to Point B. It could be cross-country, down the street.<p>Or, maybe they’re not even in the …

This 3D-printed automatic gun is semi-automatic, untraceable, and totally legal

In the case of a YouTube user known simply as Derwood, he'd prefer spending his weekend 3D printing a working semi-automatic weapon; within the boundaries of the law, of course.<p>Shown off via a YouTube video published late last month, Derwood's creation is self-described as a "mostly" 3D-printed …

A Regular Old PC Found the Largest Known Prime Number—Here's How

Earlier this month, the record for the largest prime number ever found was broken—by a number with 22 million digits.<p>The number was found through a …

The jaw-dropping hypocrisy of the Powerball

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to lotteries, the government should be ashamed of itself.<p>That's what I'm saying now, after the announcement that winning tickets were sold to three people who are not me. Of course, if I held the winning ticket to the Powerball, then I'd be a huge fan of lotteries, and …

Tesla has something alarming in common with another car company

But it hasn't been completely alone. There are, after all, lots of other automakers in the world, and for the most part, they had a terrific 2015.<p>We don't yet know the exact number, but chances are excellent that the year 2015 will come in as the best year ever for the US auto market, with …

Highlights from the peerless 164-year-old World’s Fair, before it closes this week

For the past six months, this year’s World’s Fair has quietly hummed along as an autonomous city on the outskirts of Milan. Spread across an area about the size of Monaco, some 200 buildings (representing 145 countries), plus parks, rivers, restaurants, museums and even a security force gave …

Framing

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear

Margee Kerr is a sociologist and professor specializing in the science of fears. Here's what she can tell you about overcoming yours.<p>Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary …

Self-improvement

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Italy