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Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

Richard Branson, Boom Unveil Prototype for World's Fastest Passenger Jet

Meet "Baby Boom."<p>When he's not opening the best hotel in the U.S., or setting his sights on commercial space travel, Sir Richard Branson has been working on making a 3.5-hour flight between New York and London a reality too. In March, Branson's Virgin Group announced it was reserving its place …

Space Travel

Scientists Discover the Roundest Object in the Universe

No, it's not your mom.<p>Kepler 11145123 isn’t the punchline to a “yo momma” joke — it’s a large, almost perfectly spherical star some 5,000 light-years …

Moon's Birth May Have Vaporized Most of Earth, Study Shows

The massive collision that created the moon may have vaporized most of the early Earth, according to a new analysis of samples collected during the Apollo moon missions.<p>In the early days of planet formation, a grazing collision between the newborn Earth and a Mars-size rock named Theia (named after …

Earth Science

This Company Turns Your Prized Ticket Stubs Into One-Of-A-Kind Floor Mats

Of all the cultural objects capable of literally arresting a person with nostalgia, music is arguably unparalleled. For some the memory of a first rock concert is just as intoxicatingly romantic, if not more so, than a first kiss. Music lovers document their experiences in numerous ways, the …

Astrophysicist flame-roasts climate change denier who told her to learn some science

This guy “Gary P Jackson (RAT),” who goes by @gary4205 on Twitter, must truly enjoy being humbled by smart women on the internet. Earlier this week, …

NASA Just Released 1000 Otherworldly Images of Mars That Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

Ever since NASA launched the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) back in 2005, the spacecraft has been photographing the red planet and sending …

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Dear travelers to Ukraine: Take note of these 5 myths. They’re totally wrong.

1. Ukraine isn’t safe.<p>There is no denying there is a conflict in the Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine between the Ukrainian army and Russian backed …

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The Search for 'Earth Proxima'

There are probably billions of potentially habitable Earth-like planets—but where is “Earth Proxima,” the closest one? Twenty years ago, the idea of detecting exoplanets was mere science fiction. Today, this frontier of space exploration is closer than ever to finding habitable planets orbiting …

My existentialist Utah vacation

Some people vacation at the beach. Others hop cruise ships or fly off to foreign capitals. Still others stay close to home, relishing a break from …

10 Facts About The Giant Planet, Jupiter [Infographic]

In honor of the Juno space probe arriving at Jupiter on July 4th, I have put together an infographic containing some facts about the largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter is massive, its mass it over 300 times that of Earth and, because it’s a gas giant, its volume is over 1,300 times that of …

Astronomy

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This 'map of the universe' is the first full model of Einstein's theory of relativity

Scientists have modelled the universe using Einstein's full theory of relativity.<p>The research teams – from a number of European and US institutions – …

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Supermassive black hole spotted devouring surprising meal

Black hole consumes cold, clumpy clouds of gas — not the hot plasma scientists had expected<p>Cold molecular gas clouds condense out of the hot, ionized …

Where to Eat in the US

America is in the middle of a love affair with food, as bold and talented chefs from Hawaii to Maine continually reinvent our national cuisine. …

The universe is expanding faster than we thought

This week, astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the universe is expanding faster than previously thought—between 5 and 9 percent faster, to be precise.<p>This new number comes after the scientists, led by Adam Reiss, who won the Nobel prize in 2011 for finding …

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This 22-Year-Old Found Four New Planets, Including a ‘Warm Neptune’

One planet could conceivably host a moon with life.<p>Michelle Kunimoto grew up watching the original <i>Star Trek</i>, which is how the University of British Columbia undergrad, who is 22, first got interested in distant planets.<p>As part of her coursework, she started analyzing data from the Kepler space …

Astronomy

10 Mind-Blowing Scientific Facts About Black Holes

Need to know!<p>Black holes are the only objects in the Universe that can trap light by sheer gravitational force. Scientists believe they are formed …

Two black holes are defying the limits of science

Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than currently established limits would allow -- so fast, in fact, that the gas is …

‘Welcome to Aerospace’: NASA lacks funds for deep-space rocket

Budget shortfalls rather than technical challenges may prevent NASA from launching its new $12 billion deep-space rocket by the end of 2017 as …

Black holes banish matter into cosmic voids

Using a computer simulation, astronomers probe the ‘cosmic web’ of the universe, its honeycomb-like structure on the largest scales.<p>In recent …

Dark Matter

Revolutionary discovery: Scientists find gravitational waves Einstein predicted

Einstein has been proven right – again.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves, bizarre ripples in space-time foreseen by Einstein a century ago. The discovery was the final, acid test of Einstein’s celebrated general theory of relativity, and once again …

Gravitational Waves

Stephen King thinks Dark Tower movie will happen with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey

As the eight-volume story of an epic adventure, Stephen King’s <i>The Dark Tower</i> has had an appropriately lengthy development on its way to the big …

14 facts that make Snowmass the perfect ski mountain

1. It’s the second-biggest ski area in Colorado.<p>With 91 downhill trails covering more than 150 miles, and a total of 3,332 skiable acres — a third …

Andromeda galaxy in high-energy X-rays

A space mission turned its X-ray vision on the Andromeda galaxy and spotted 40 X-ray binaries, exotic objects thought to play a role in our …

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

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