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Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 168<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

A Simple Solar Rover

Build your own planetary explorer.<p>Don’t let NASA monopolize robotic exploration of the solar system. Using a couple of gear motors, solar panels, and leftover LEGOs, you can build a sunshine-powered robot that ambles around a strange landscape: your backyard. Obstacles such as rocks and curious …

Eat Real Food: mini-mission

Try this simple soup recipe (pictured above). veggie broth, kale, spinach, spices. Pour veggie broth in a pot. Add a handful of Kale and a handful of …

A Clutter-free Closet for a Clutter-free Life

Simplifying my closet was one of the first steps I took to simplify my life. The happier I became with fewer clothes, the less I wanted to live with …

Minimalism

My Most Minimal Travel Setup Yet

I just got back from a trip to Beijing and Shanghai, and really loved how light I traveled for 8 days.<p>It was the least amount of stuff I’ve taken on …

Backpacking

The 100 top things you honestly don't need to do before you die

"OMG, you have to watch Breaking Bad! You simply have to. Stop whatever you're doing and watch it right now. Stop resuscitating that patient, and watch Breaking Bad. Stop flying that plane, crash it into that field and fire up Netflix."<p>As I understand it, we are now all legally obliged to watch …

Scientists Propose Method To Turn Light Into Matter

Physicists at Imperial College of London have reportedly discovered how to create matter from light, 80 years after the idea was theorized.<p>According …

Physics

Why Are We In Denial About The Black Knight

Why psychopaths are more successful

Andy McNab and Oxford psychology professor Kevin Dutton reveal how acting like psychopaths could help us in work, life and love<p>Behaving like a psychopath could help you in your career and love life. It’s counterintuitive – who, after all, would hire Hannibal Lecter or want to date Norman Bates – …

Ka-Band Represents the Future of Space Communications

Space station’s Ka-band data transmission testing offers faster communications to speed scientific discovery.

Are we Ready for Contact?

A common criticism of science is its quick decision to experiment, without thinking about whether or not it should. While many argue that …

Astronomers track down oldest known star in the universe

According to the Big Bang theory, the universe was formed 13.7 billion years ago. A star that formed shortly after that event was recently discovered by astronomers from the Australian National University, an especially impressive find considering it was weeded out from among 60 million stars …

Track Down

Catching neutrinos with Fermilab's massive next-generation detector

Neutrinos are subatomic, electrically neutral particles that many scientists believe can help us better understand what our universe is made of. To study the behavior and travel of neutrinos, which are capable of passing right through the earth, the Department of Energy's Fermilab is building a two …

Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a practical tool it's no match for the UK's Diamond Light Source. Located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire, Diamond is an alchemist's dream, a place where beams of light …

Cloudy Weather Led To 'Fluke' M82 Supernova Discovery

In a rare example of cloudy weather helping astronomy rather than hurting it, the team that found M82’s new supernova swung a telescope in that …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …