Emil Wriedt

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How to Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less

We get it: The last thing you want to do on a busy night is cook dinner. Enter these nine recipes, all of which are ready in 30 minutes or less. So in the time it takes to watch a repeat of <i>Friends</i>, you can make an entire meal--probably even with leftovers to spare for tomorrow's lunch.<p><b>Spaghetti</b> …

Firefighters Try To Shoot Down Camera Drone with Their Hoses

Angry (and possibly drunk) neighbors aren’t the only ones attacking camera drones these days. Yesterday, a man named John Thompson took his drone to …

Drones

The 21 Best Seafood Shacks in America

<i>By: Thrillist</i><p>It's summertime, the livin' is easy, and seafood shacks are throwing open their doors. There's no better way to consume the fruits of the ocean than with a paper plate on your lap, the wind in your hair, and creaky floorboards beneath your feet. What the following seafood joints lack …

10 Spring Pastas

Seeing the vibrant splashes of green on our plates and in our bowls each year is more than just a small joy — it's a chance to embrace the season's bounty in any way we can. Here, we're revisiting 10 pasta dishes that make way for the bright and the green. Pasta: Shed your wintry bologneses and …

12 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for New Moms

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>When you’re already exhausted, a crock-pot can be a new mom’s best friend. Simply throw the ingredients in, hit the on/off button, …

The 16 Best Street-Food Cities in the World, Ranked

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Sometimes the finest dining a country has to offer isn't in a Michelin-starred restaurant -- it's within a few feet of spinning Michelin tires. Street food is the true fuel of the people, and there's no better way to get to know a country's cuisine than by hitting up a food stall and …

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations, according to researchers at Villanova University and the University of Oregon.<p>Scientists gave a group of 385 …

Why do we laugh inappropriately?

We often find ourselves laughing at the strangest of moments. As psychologists are discovering, those helpless giggles might be one of our most important and profound behaviours, says David Robson.<p>My conversation with Sophie Scott is nearly over when she spins round in her chair to show me a video …

Psychology

Where’s the justice in geoengineering?

As geoengineering researchers gather for a conference in Cambridge<b>, Duncan McLaren</b> draws lessons from ethics and science fiction to make a case for caution<p><i>(This post is based on a lecture given earlier today at the SRM Science conference in Cambridge)</i><p>Geoengineering is a technology that promises …

Spider-Man

Space Probe Quartet Aims To Fly Through Magnetic Explosions

They’ll launch this week to study Earth’s magnetosphere<p>Every now and then, the Sun sends us a few excited visitors, in the form of supercharged particles. Whenever solar flares or other eruptions surge from our star, they often occur along with a coronal mass ejection--a gigantic burst of gas and …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

What goes on inside a proton? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quarks and gluons make weird slopes and shapes inside the proton. Understanding them precisely was important for the first results from Cern’s Large Hadron Collider, and continues to be so as we approach the restart over the next few weeks<p>I spent part of last week at a meeting in the Pyrenees, …

Tamiflu IS effective against influenza, major review finds

The most thorough study to date suggests that the controversial antiviral drug Tamiflu is effective<p>The controversial drug Tamiflu is effective against influenza a major study has found, justifying the government’s decision to spend £500 million stockpiling the medication.<p>Research by the London …

Medicine

Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

U.S. adults see various science-related topics much differently than do America's top scientists, with the two groups expressing widely divergent views on the safety of genetically modified foods, climate change, human evolution, the use of animals in research and vaccines, according to a new …

Can Sugarcane Workers Be Saved With Simple Water and Shade?

Filmmaker Ed Kashi is documenting the toll of a deadly kidney disease.<p>Roughly half the adult male population of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, is suffering from an often deadly kidney disease that appears to be linked to their work as sugarcane cutters. Known as chronic kidney failure, the disease has …

How 3D-Printing Rocket Engines Could Win Back The Space Race

Rapid manufacturing methods may eliminate dependence on Russian rockets<p>In the mid-1960s, NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center, outside of Huntsville, Ala., was a hive of rocket-engineering activity, ground zero for America’s efforts to establish herself as the world’s dominant space power. Following …

Caltech researchers help 'bridge the gap' in search for vaccine to fight HIV

Anybody who's ever hung from the bars of a playground jungle gym knows it's easier to latch on with two arms instead of one.<p>The same might be said of immune system antibodies: The "Y" shaped proteins do a better job of clinging to invader viruses when they use both of their arms, or binding sites, …

Immunotherapy

Genes linked to brain size may help explain some neurological diseases

In one of the largest research undertakings of its kind, a team of geneticists and neuroscientists has uncovered a number of genetic variations that influence the size of some key brain structures, including the hippocampus and the putamen. The result may advance understanding of such devastating …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

15 Ultimate Cocktails for New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is the best night of the year to create your own custom cocktail for a celebration. There are so many festive choices, and you can …

San Francisco

10 Best Fast Recipes of 2014

Executive food editor Tina Ujlaki reveals her favorite fast recipes that F&W published in 2014, from hearty cauliflower steaks to luscious scrambled …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

The Brain