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How to spot an unusually bright Uranus in the night sky today

Old jokes at the ready, for thanks to a series of astronomical coincidences, Uranus will be unusually visible tomorrow. Stop sniggering at the …

Astronomy

Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.<p>The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace …

Lego

A Faked Study Linking Vaccines And Autism Is Being Eviscerated by Scientists

Dumpster fire coming through.<p>Controversy has erupted over a scientific paper that is being retracted after it was attacked for being 'antivax …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

You want to make good cocktails at home. What you need to get started.

Rachel Duggins got interested in cocktails early, from watching old movies in which the glamorous witty women and debonair men always seemed to have a drink in hand. When she was little, her family visited the iconic Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul; Duggins was transfixed by the beautiful bar there. …

A sequel to Super Size Me will go after fast-food chicken — here's how McDonald's nuggets are made

This time, he's focusing on the chicken industry.<p>The sequel, called Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, is focused on how major fast-food chains develop, cook, and market chicken products. It will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Variety reports.<p>We don't know yet what …

McDonald's

Why the Big Dipper Has Remained Unchanged to the Human Eye Throughout Time

The American Museum of Natural History examines the reason why the physical sight of the Big Dipper, the seven brightest stars of the Ursa Major …

Astronomy

These Scientists Watched as Children Became Liars

Lying is an advanced life skill.<p><b>By Gail Heyman, University of California, San Diego</b><p>For the liar, telling a lie has obvious costs. Keeping track of …

Psychology

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Trains

Suspended – Medium

These Buffalo Chicken Totchos Will Probably Change Your Life

Swap tortilla chips for tater tots and FEEL THINGS!<p>2 pounds frozen tater tots<p>Buffalo Chicken:<p>2½ cups rotisserie chicken, shredded (bones and skin discarded)<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>¾ cup buffalo sauce<p>2 green onions, thinly sliced<p>Cheese Sauce:<p>1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese<p>1 tablespoon …

Luke Mangan's salted chocolate honeycomb

When we were working on the menus for our first tapas restaurant in Singapore, we wanted to create a casual place for people to come in, sit at the bar, have a drink and a couple of small plates and share them with friends. Nothing fussy, just decent food.<p>We put a gooey chocolate tart on the menu …

Dessert

The Top 5 Best Coq au Vin Recipes

Learn how to make the delicious Burgundian dish at home.<p>You don't have to be in Burgundy to enjoy coq au vin, the traditional French stew of red …

Cooking

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

Cooking

The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Echo

Imagine Steve Jobs walking out onto the stage in January of 2007, holding up the never-before-seen iPhone, and saying, “It’s a phone!” Of course, he …

Smart Homes

How to Figure Out What's Wrong With Your Internet Connection

It’s a heart-wrenching moment when your web browser reports that it’s no longer connected to the internet. But there’s no reason to panic: We’ve …

This New Duffle-Suitcase Hybrid is the Most Organized Travel Bag Out There

Here's why backers are flocking to Wool & Oak's Kickstarter.<p>When I heard about Wool & Oak's new Duffle Suitcase and its incredibly successful …

How spices helped one woman shed 40 pounds in less than a year

After years of yo-yo dieting and becoming a mother, 38-year-old Nagina Abdullah never thought she’d have the body she wanted.<p>"I was always counting my calories, I felt deprived all the time, I felt hungry,” said Abdullah, who added that taking a simple afternoon stroll with her children left her …

I Journaled My Way to a 70-Pound Weight Loss | Women's Health

<b>The Lifestyle</b><br>My mom was a personal trainer and fitness instructor, so I grew up eating my vegetables and exercising. (My twin brother and I were always the guinea pigs for new moves she wanted to teach her class.)<p>I always had a lot of muscle, but my weight stayed steady until my senior year of …

3 Blue Cheeses for People Who Think They Hate Blue Cheese

If you think you don't like blue cheese, these 3 might change your mind.<p>When I was working at Murray's Cheese in N.Y.C., first as a cheesemonger, then in the classroom, I heard a lot of people say, with surprising conviction, "I don't like blue cheese." It hurt me, like a cheese knife straight in …

12 Pretzel Recipes to Satisfy Your Undeniable Salt Cravings

Pretzels are a perfect food—and so is any dish they're in.<p>Big salt clusters, elastic golden brown dough, just the right hit of salty and sweet: Pretzels are a perfect food, and so is every dish they're part of. These 11 are no exception.

Drink Your Veggies: 13 Delicious Vegetable Juice and Smoothie Recipes

It took me a long time to understand green juice. It always seemed like a silly health food fad to me, and I'm not interested in detox—I just want delicious food. But then I got a high-end blender and started making smoothies with a little spinach, a little kale, a bell pepper, just to experiment. …

Juice

This DIY Thermometer Scarf Measures the Temperature Outside

If it's feeling particularly frigid outside, you don’t need to pull up a weather app to check the temperature. Instead, just stitch together your own …

Wall Street

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

A look at robots and other coding toys for the youngest kids

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no longer tough to find coding toys for young kids. Here's a look at your current options. All of the toys are either sold through major retailers or online.<p>___<p>DASH AND DOT ($150 for Dash, $50 for Dot, all ages)<p>Children can use a variety of apps to program Dash, the larger …

Kids

The Best Tech Gifts for Travelers

10 Hanukkah Latke Recipes That Are A Cut Above The Rest

Of all the traditional foods eaten on Hanukkah, latkes might just be our favorite. Like sufganiyot (jelly donuts), latkes are eaten to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah, where a small amount of oil burned in a menorah for eight nights. While the donuts are high up on our list of faves too, latkes …

Latkes

NFL acknowledges game clock error in Steelers-Chargers game

For the second week in a row, the NFL acknowledged an officiating error in a nationally televised game.<p>This time, the problem was twofold: 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter Monday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 24-20 victory at the San Diego Chargers — and …

NFL