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What would alien life be like on a planet with no day and night cycle?

When we search for life we are often looking for planets with conditions that mimic our own. But it might not be like this. Many exoplanets in the …

Exoplanets

The U.S. Has Never Been So Polarized On Guns

Democrats want to take action on gun control in the wake of the mass shooting Sunday in Las Vegas, the deadliest in recent U.S. history. And as the …

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

A Pit Spotted On Mars Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads

I normally write about the weather and climate of Earth. I write about Earth’s climate because as the American Meteorological Society reminds us in its statement on climate change<p>Prudence dictates extreme care in accounting for our relationship with the only planet known to be capable of sustaining</i> …

10 Creepy Sounds Recorded in Space by NASA

Spacecraft traveling to the far reaches of the solar system pick up some spooky sounds.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Have scientists discovered first proof of a multiverse?

The Cold Spot is situated around three billion light years away from Earth, which is comparatively a close proximity in contrast to other celestial …

Johnny Depp was 'fed lines through an ear piece so he didn't have to learn them', former managers claim

Johnny Depp has been hit by a slew of further allegations, including that he had someone feed him lines through an ear piece while he was acting, as a legal battle with his former managers descended to a new level of acrimony.<p>The former managers also suggested that Depp may suffer from "compulsive …

40 billion trillion reasons why aliens probably exist

It’s the question at the heart of humanity itself, the key to everything we know about ourselves, about our world and even of our gods: Are we alone …

Universe

Our Smallness and the Cosmic Scale: How Big the Universe Is Relative to Us, Animated

A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe.<p>At the end of the nineteenth century, well before women could vote, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory known as the Harvard Computers …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

The Mysterious Origin of Our Galaxy’s Gold

After long believing that exploding stars forged the coveted metal, researchers are now divided over which extraordinary cosmic event is truly responsible.<p>Across history and folklore, the question of where Earth’s gold came from—and maybe how to get more of it—has invited fantastical explanation. …

Universe

19 Warm and Cozy Fall Dinner Recipes

Perfect for chilly autumn nights, serve up these warm and cozy fall dinner recipes for family suppers. From soups and stews to roasts and casseroles, …

Science: If You Want to Bond With Someone, Swear at Them | Inc.com

Science has good news for the potty-mouthed.<p>Whatever your mother used to tell you, recent research actually shows that those with a broad knowledge of profanity, actually tend to have a larger vocabulary than those who never utter a dirty word. And apparently, that's not the only benefit of a …

Language

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

Cooking

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

How to Add More Avocado to Your Thanksgiving Meal

You already know that avocado can upgrade anything, from your morning toast to your burger to your happy hour cocktail, so why not include the creamy …

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Is The Secret To A Delicious Thanksgiving

You can't go wrong with bacon.<p>For those tasked with hosting a holiday dinner, it's an annual obligation to read Bon Appetit's Thanksgiving issue from cover to cover.<p>This year's issue, which is out now on newsstands now, addresses things such as how to keep everyone un-hammered before dinner and how …

Brisket Recipes That'll Fall Off Your Fork And Into Your Heart

You're going to want to try all of these.<p>Brisket enjoyed at Hanukkah is a thing of tradition ― just like latkes, kugel and jelly donuts. More often than not, the same recipe has been made year after year, if not generation after generation. While we’re all about honoring traditions, we also …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

The Secret Ingredient That Makes a Bloody Mary Even Better

A few glugs of this will pump up your brunch<p>Brian Balthazar knew he was on to something when he invented the Brian Bloody Brewski. Balthazar isn’t a professional bartender—he’s a former producer for <i>The View</i>, of all things—but he’s fascinated with mixology.<p>“Cocktails can often seem more complicated …

Jerky

Del Toro takes drug lord role in 'Escobar: Paradise Lost' | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro plays the leader of one of the world’s most powerful criminal organizations in “Escobar: Paradise Lost”, which hits U.S. cinemas at the weekend.<p>Pablo Escobar was once Colombia’s most-wanted fugitive and his Medellin Cartel shipped …

GameStop launches vintage games store and prices are all over the place

GameStop took to its Twitter account this morning to announce the launch of the new Retro Classics section on its online storefront. The national gaming retailer is stocking everything from refurbished vintage consoles to a wide selection of pre-owned NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, PS1 and Dreamcast …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in response to radiation. As we enter his parents’ garage and approach his precious jumble of electrical equipment, it emits an ominous beep. Wilson is in full flow, explaining the …

Los Angeles

Area 51 and extra-terrestrial life both exist, says head of Nasa

Extra-terrestrial life does exist, the head of Nasa has confirmed, but said aliens were not hidden in Area 51.<p>Nasa Administrator Major Charles Bolden told British schoolchildren that he was confident that scientists would find life outside of Earth because there were so many planets that are …

9 Peach Cobblers Fit for a Crowd

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Peach cobbler is a classic southern dessert that has an outstanding number of local and regional variations. The only unbreakable …

9 Ice Cream Cupcake Recipes That Are Better Than A Whole Ice Cream Cake

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, A Pumpkin & A Princess<p>Ice cream cakes, no matter how simple, have the ability to stir up lots of nostalgia. They're associated with birthdays, summer, and zero responsibilities -- a trifecta of the best things in life. There isn't much that can top the magic of an ice …