Christopher B Morgan

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17 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving meal prep is nothing to joke about. Between getting the house ready for guests, getting in touch with family members and perfecting those flag football plays with the fam, anything that can be prepared ahead of time is a blessing. These recipes can be prepared before Turkey Day, …

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

We can't see it or feel it. But as Lisa Randall says, dark matter may explain a lot about our universe--including the dinos' demise.<p>As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with …

Florida's Pristine Parks: Ocala National Forest

Get more out of your Ocala National Forest visit by exploring must-see parks, preserves, and refuges nearby.<p>The Ocala National Forest, north of Orlando, is the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest at nearly 383,000 acres. That means that a sand ridge of dunes, which were once a chain …

This Kickstarter Knife Is the Only One You Need

If you love to cook, but hate the clutter or lack of quality tools in your kitchen, we hear you. Get ready to meet your new BFF, Misen’s Cook Sharp Knife, which is here to save the day and revolutionize cooking as you know it. The kick-butt and self-proclaimed entrepreneurs, cooks and designers …

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NASA Just Discovered an Asteroid Will Fly Annoyingly Close to Earth on Halloween

It’s expected to be the closest flyby by a large object until August 2027.<p>A 320-meter asteroid will pass by Earth on Halloween, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced. The asteroid, called 2015 TB145, doesn't represent a threat to the planet. The news wouldn't be terribly scary save for one …

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Did Life Begin On Mars?

In 1877, the Italian astronomer Giovani Schiaparelli conducted an exhaustive and detailed observation of the surface of Mars.<p>He described huge streaks across the surface, which he called <i>canali</i> or "channels." In English, the word was incorrectly translated as "canals," and compared to the …

Biology

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

The New Chinese Missile That Has the U.S. Air Force Spooked

America has spent hundreds of billions on stealthy fighter jets to rule tomorrow’s skies. Could a new Chinese weapon negate that edge?<p>The U.S. Air …

'Open Tree Of Life' Shows How 2.3 Million Earthlings Are Related, From Microbes To Mankind

"This is the first real attempt to connect the dots and put it all together," one researcher said.<p>Researchers from multiple institutions have come together to publish Earth's most complete family tree to date, illustrating the evolutionary relationships between about 2.3 million named species of …

The Monstrous Tree Crushers the US Military Used to Level Vietnam's Forests

The logging machines cleared Viet Cong hiding spots.<p><i>This story originally appeared on War Is Boring.</i><p>In Theodor Geisel's popular children's tale <i>The Lorax</i>, the Once-ler uses fanciful logging machines to swiftly chop down the fictional truffula trees. Dr. Seuss might as well have thought of the kind …

‘For the Record’: China’s Plan for ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ on the United States

The United States could already be at war with China and not be aware of it: The People’s Liberation Army has a detailed plan for an attack on America that uses currency and computers, rather than bullets and bombs.<p>It’s an updated version of the “asymmetric warfare” strategy employed by military …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

The FBI is looking for a star Ohio State professor from China with NASA ties who disappeared

Professor Rongxing Li, 56, unexpectedly resigned from his position in the OSU Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering in February 2014.<p>Li told OSU that he was going back to China to take care of his sick mother, and no one has heard from him since.<p>A month before resigning, Li …

The awesome A-10 video the Air Force doesn’t want you to see

It was literally designed around its distinctive 30mm Gatling gun. The gun is more than 19 feet long and weighs more than 4,000 pounds.<p>The distinctive sound made by the weapon (aka the BRRRRRRRRRT - created as rounds fire faster than the speed of sound), is music to the ears of the troops on the …

This monster aircraft was the helicopter version of the AC-130 gunship

The aircraft boasted overlapping fields of fire and 360-degree coverage.<p>Operating under the call sign "Guns-A-Go-Go," these behemoths were part of an experimental program during Vietnam to create heavy aerial gunships to support ground troops. Four CH-47s were turned into ACH-47As by adding 2,681 …

NASA is 'puzzled' by its best photo yet of these mysterious white spots in space

We just got our best look yet at a strange cluster of bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, that scientists have spent months puzzling over.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the close-up shot (below) of a giant 4-mile-deep crater on Ceres. The spacecraft snapped the photo from …

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Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

Travel<p>National Geographic photographers reveal the cameras they use to capture world-renowned pictures. —Dan Westergren, director of photography, National Geographic Travel

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NASA confirms the discovery of a rocky exoplanet just 21 light years away

Earth just got a new next-door neighbor<p>Astronomers have found the closest rocky planet outside our solar system using the Spitzer Space telescope. The planet, known as HD 219134b, orbits a star just 21 light years away, and NASA is calling a "potential gold mine of science data."<p>The planet is …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

The best sweet and savoury brunch recipes for lazy weekends

A stack of pancakes or creamy avocado toast? A classic omlette or a big bowl of granola? We have a delicious brunch dish to suit everyone<p>Weekends are made for lie-ins and brunch. They're the perfect excuse to sit down with family or friends and enjoy a proper meal in your pyjamas, instead of …

Around The Universe: New ISS Crew; Earth From Above; Pluto's Atmosphere; A Galactic Nursery

Taking a look back at the past seven days of breathtaking discoveries and images being gathered from space, this week’s Around The Universe features stories about new satellites, the space station’s new crewmembers, Earth’s twin, Pluto’s atmosphere and more.<p>Around The Universe highlights a few of …

Universe

Watch the military’s new trillion-dollar fighter jet test its cannons for the first time

The F-35 fighter is one expensive military project, but the stealth plane should become a primary weapon for the U.S. and its allies soon. Sure, some …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

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Is Addiction A Habit Or A Disease?

A neuroscientist takes on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s assertion that addiction is a brain disease—a classification he finds not only …

Chickens, It's Your Time to Brine

That Thanksgiving turkey isn't the only bird that you can brine. Here's why you should be brining chicken—all year 'round.<p>We all know how much better a turkey tastes if you brine it before roasting it. But we're about to take things a step further: You should also be brining your chickens—and not …