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Republicans seize Senate, gaining full control of Congress

A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.<p>The thumping win upends the balance of power between the White House and Capitol Hill only six years after …

What Would Happen If Saturn Passed by the Earth? (Video.)

Over the weekend, Saturn reached opposition in the sky. This means it’s opposite the Sun—literally, the Earth is physically between Saturn and the …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Space<p>Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa …

Habitable Zone

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Oh-So-Delish! Quinoa Patties

Is it Thursday already? Wow, time goes by fast when you’re having fun! Or at least when you’re launching a new column each day on your blog anyway. :)<p>…

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a round bulb-shape, this lightbulb is a relatively …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet

By Eli Saslow<p>Eli Saslow<p>Reporter on the National desk<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In NEWTOWN, Conn.<p>They had promised to try everything, so Mark Barden went down into the basement to begin another project in memory of Daniel. The families of Sandy Hook Elementary were collaborating on a Mother’s Day card, which …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Sugar Plum Fruitcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Many of you know that I've spent 2013 baking for Betty. It's been a lively year of fun minion cakes, candy bar creations and snickerdoodle skillets. …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

FoodRECIPES

Butternut squash soup with parsley purée<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>10 to 30 mins<p>Serves<p>Serves 6-8<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>Warm-up with our autumnal butternut soup recipe rich with added parmesan and parsley purée.<p>This meal, if served as six portions, provides 259kcal, 5g protein, 22g …

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

Amazon testing 'octocopter' package-delivery drones

Amazon is testing a delivery service that uses drones to deliver packages within 30 minutes of an order being placed.<p>Dubbed Amazon Prime Air, the service uses 8-propeller drones about the size of a remote-controlled airplane to transport shoebox-size plastic bins from fulfillment centers to …

Africa's first start-up bus hits the road

<b>Imagine a bus, jam-packed with uber-geeks from different countries, taking on a four-day brainstorming marathon across Southern Africa.</b><p>Well, imagine no more because it has just become a reality.<p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Solving a game of hospital Tetris<p>How do game companies share …

Joshua Tree’s Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

10 Expert-Created Festive Centerpieces

Expert ideas to steal.<p>A beautiful arrangement says, "Welcome!" Floral designers and event planners show us how they say it with flowers — and other seasonal elements.

Dining Rooms

Warm water pool, love from Italy

Mollie Katzen's Green Rice with Grapes and Pecans

Some of the recipes in <b>Mollie Katzen's</b> new cookbook, <i>The Heart of the Plate</i>, have appeared in different iterations in earlier cookbooks. This green rice salad is a re-jiggering of one of her most popular recipes for Jeweled Rice from <i>Still Life with Menu</i>. Between the bright, lemony, parsley-filled …

Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie<p>Prep time<p>5 mins<p>Total<p>5 mins<p>Type: Drinks<p>Serves: 2<p>Ingredients<p>1 gala apple, peeled and cored<br>• ½ cup non-fat plain yogurt<br>• ¼ tsp vanilla …

The Ultimate Pumpkin Spice Smoothie (Bonus, It’s Dairy-Free!)

Fall is here! And I don’t know about you but I am definitely excited to indulge a little this season with lots of sides, sweets and of course pie! But of course, I want to get my tastes of the seasons without adding a bunch of extra calories. This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is the perfect way to get …

Sunday Smoothie: Chocolate Chia Smoothie + 12 More Fast, Healthy Smoothies | Hello Glow

The hubby and I have a deal. I make the kids’ lunches every day, and he fixes my breakfast. So when I roll out of bed there’s a yummy smoothie …

Product Reviews and Buying Guides

Want to showcase your product review or guide on our website?<p>HereComesTheSunBlog.com provides honest, in depth reviews of products most families …