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Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

Books

Understanding food labels

An important indicator of an ethical company is that its meat comes from well-cared-for animals, say UK shoppers.<p><b>In a recent study, three-quarters of</b> …

Young midwestern farmers want to grow sustainable food – but they need help

Midwestern states are the second leading producers of crops and livestock behind California. But young farmers are leaving, put off by high land prices and startup costs<p>On a recent chilly afternoon, Natasha Hegmann, 28, and her husband, Pete Kerns, 27, tended the fire of a giant copper boiler …

Farming

Take in the entire history of science fiction with this gorgeous poster

From Plato to Star Wars<p>A couple of years ago, I came across a gorgeous poster from an artist named Ward Shelley. It charted out the entire history of science fiction, from its earliest roots in mythology and legends to the latest television shows and novels. Since the image originally went viral, …

Science Fiction

Lab-grown meat is about to go global, and one firm is feverishly paving the way

Bruce Friedrich is about to up the ante in the effort to get more people eating plant-based and cell-cultured meat. With a staff that will soon exceed 30, Friedrich’s DC-based firm is expanding its attention from the United States to the entire world.<p>Formed only a year ago, the Good Food Institute …

Your farm is trying to kill you

Far from a bucolic idyll, farming in America is one of its most dangerous professions. And almost no one is trying to change that.<p>ABINGDON, Va. — Deborah McCroskey’s farm rests on the gentle slopes of what locals here call McCroskey Mountain, 188 acres in Virginia’s southwest corner that have …

Agriculture

10 Most Dangerous Scientific Experiments in History

Science is a force for good in our world, improving lives of people all across Earth in immeasurable ways. But it is also a very powerful tool that …

Large Hadron Collider

8 AgTech Accelerators That Are Changing The Game

Farming has been the age-old way of making a living and keeping people working. It’s also very sustainable if you didn’t notice. But what many don’t …

Atomic Hard Drive: IBM Researchers Store Single Bit Of Data On World's Smallest Magnet — One Atom Of Holmium

There’s only so much data that can be stored on silicon-based integrated circuits (as predicted by the so-called “Moore’s law”). That is why, …

Scientists rewrote the DNA of an entire species

Biologists designed a new type of yeast from scratch. Now, they want to bring it to life.<p>In just a few years, scientists will unveil a creature whose every letter of DNA was written by a human being. It will be a yeast cell with a fully designer genome, and biological capabilities seen nowhere else …

Biology
Cows

Tyson Foods CEO: The Future of Food Might Be Meatless

The new CEO of one of the world’s largest meat processors, Tyson Foods Inc., sees plant-based protein as a big part of the food industry’s future.<p>“If you take a look at the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) stats, protein consumption is growing around the world—and it continues to grow. It’s …

5 Cooperative Games to Play With Adults Who Hate to Lose

Nobody likes to lose. An ungracious loser can put a damper on any game night, especially International Tabletop Day. Having a common goal for the …

This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>In reality, 70 percent of office emails are …

Slot Machines

Good for Life? Megatelescope Will Probe Newfound Worlds' Atmospheres

Telescopes around the world (and orbiting it) have turned their gazes to the seven Earth-size planets of the TRAPPIST-1 star system — but it's an …

'Physics-Defying' Gravity Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

Discover the People Who Bring Dungeons And Dragons to Life

Back in 1974, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson unleashed <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, and changed the world of tabletop rpgs forever. Now, 43 years later, <i>D&D</i> is …

Board Games

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

Why Is Dry-Aged Beef So Expensive?

Why is the meat at a fancy steakhouse so damn expensive? In this episode of <i>The Meat Show</i> host Nicks Solares schools us in the value of a good steak. The meat served in high-end restaurants isn’t the same steak available in standard grocery stores, or even in butcher shops. USDA prime beef is a very …

BBQ

The gentlemen farmers of Wall Street: How the profit motive has seized America’s farmland

Financial trusts snatch up valuable U.S. acreage, then convert into fast-buck investments for global speculators<p>John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath." Woody Guthrie's ballad "Deportees." Edward R. Murrow's documentary "Harvest of Shame." Every decade or so, the public is shocked by yet …

Farming

New RPG Players: Everything You Need To Know About Character Building

Getting into RPGs can be overwhelming. Here are some articles that will keep neophytes to RPGing from feeling like they’ve been dumped into the deep …

Secret Hitler, A Fascist Party Game That Hits Awfully Close To Home

Your ability to enjoy the tabletop game <i>Secret Hitler</i> will likely depend on your ability to laugh as an increasingly impotent progressive coalition …

Board Games

That's it, Netflix just cornered the comedy-special market

Netflix is making damn sure Netflix gets the last laugh.<p>The streaming giant on Wednesday announced Louis C.K. will debut two new stand-up comedy …

Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.<p>This discovery outside of our solar …

Science

The Best Ways to Play Settlers of Catan

1. Catan 5-6 Player Expansion<p>The only thing better than regular Catan is expanded Catan that supports up to six players.<p>2. Catan 5th Edition<p>The …