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Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped from a fish farm and ended up in the Pacific Ocean

Prepare yourself for a Finding Nemo tale of epic proportions.<p>Thousands of captive salmon have recently escaped their fish farm in a bid for freedom – …

Fancy Crab, London: ‘A terrible waste of time’ – restaurant review

Red king crabs are seafood royalty. How can this place dedicated to consuming them get it all so horribly wrong?<p><b>92 Wigmore Street, London W1U 3RD (020 3096 9484). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £150</b><p>Eating crab, like building kitchen extensions and sex, is very messy when done properly. …

Love Island

Gay couple asked to 'stop hugging in front of children' at Italian beach resort

A beach resort in southern Italy has been accused of homophobia after banning a young couple from hugging.<p>A 17-year-old man and an 18-year-old man …

New 'Dungeons & Dragons' site manages the rules so you can just play

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, the quintessential pen-and-paper game, is more popular than ever, thanks to Twitch channels like Geek and Sundry and podcasts like <i>The Adventure Zone</i>. But it's one thing to listen or watch a presentation crafted by seasoned gamers and another to actually run your own adventure. …

Vietnamese Coconut Chicken Recipe - Great British Chefs

Thuy Pham's spectacular Vietnamese coconut chicken recipe is a feast for the senses, with sweet and aromatic chicken served with a crispy egg for …

How To Make the Best Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

<b>Chill the ice cream bowl, if needed:</b> If your ice cream machine has a bowl that needs to be frozen before churning, put it in the freezer the night …

4 Little Genius Tricks to Make All Your Shrimp Dinners Better

I've been on a quest to make my shrimp dinners fall more consistently under the juicy, perky, mega-delicious banner instead of the sometimes dry or curiously mushy one. Shrimp are precious, and not cheap—they should be great every dang time.<p>All roads led back, as they often do, to J. Kenji …

Seafood

Science Just Gave You an Awesome Reason to Get High and Masturbate All Day

The benefits of stoned sex are well-documented. Numerous studies have pointed out smoking weed can have aphrodisiac effects, relaxing your …

Cannabis

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Universe

Watch: The Physics of Time Explained in Under 3 Minutes

Many people find the concepts in physics challenging to wrap their head around. Visual aids and explanations can definitely help, though. The Youtube …

Hubble's most galactically-amazing photo yet

This is roughly how our galaxy, the Milky Way, will look to the first human-spawned artificial intelligence ruminating on its existence in some massive intergalactic traveling spacecraft as it shifts its cameras backward to peer through millions of light years at its former home.<p>That's one of the …

How to Make Vietnamese Chicken Pho

The secret recipe, courtesy of Turtle Tower.<p>One sure-fire way to find good food in any city is by asking its chefs what they eat. Ask around San Francisco, and that dish is the chicken pho at Turtle Tower. "I've eaten their pho like 900 times," says Chef Christopher Kronner of the eponymous …

Onions

Here’s one way to get out of a black hole!

Two weeks ago I attended an exciting workshop at Stanford, organized by the It from Qubit collaboration, which I covered enthusiastically on Twitter. …

Quantum Computing

No Clue What to Make for Dinner? Here Are 20 Chicken Options

Chicken is the hero of the dinner table, thanks to its nearly endless versatility and ease of cooking. It offers a little something for everyone, …

Cooking

Ultimate Irish Beef Stew Recipe - Great British Chefs

John Relihan serves up the ultimate Irish beef stew recipe, a fantastic winter warmer. Serve with buttery mashed potato, champ, or hunks of bread.

Cooking

How To Make Brussels Sprouts Taste Way Better

Please, whatever you do, just don't boil them.<p>Brussels sprouts have a wretched reputation. Their reputation is so bad that my own mother never served them to us as kids ― and she still won’t touch them to this day ― because her own childhood memories of eating them boiled, stinking of feet, has so …

Cooking

The Food Lab: The Reverse Sear Is the Best Way to Cook a Steak, Period

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>I've been using and writing about the reverse sear—the technique of slow-cooking a steak or roast before finishing it off with a hot sear—for well over a decade now, but I've never written a definitive …

Cooking

10 of the best new family attractions in the UK

Waterparks, cycle trails and zipwires through the forest are among the attractions springing up across the UK this year. We’ve included affordable places to stay nearby, too<p>Treetop Trek, Manchester<p>Forest playground company Treetop Trek will open its third centre this spring in Manchester’s Heaton …

National Parks

The 6-Ingredient Dinner That'll Get You Through the Post-Christmas Haze

<i>For more on how to master meal planning, check out A New Way to Dinner, a playbook for stressless weeknight dinners. Get your copy here.</i><p>In the season of excessive, over-the-top, through-the-roof, multi-tiered, multi-cheesed, multi-boozed <i>everything</i>, a dinner of simply-cooked chickpeas and Brussels …

Food

The 100 greatest songs of all time

Vera Lynn's in there, so's Beyoncé. But where does David Bowie rank? The Telegraph's music critic picks his all-time favourites<p>As a fan, musician and critic, songs form the very ground of my life, a constant soundtrack to my interior world, a source of inspiration and consolation as well as …

15 Italian-Inspired Comfort Food Recipes You Need This Fall

Pasta, gnocchi and so much cheese.<p>Americans have mastered comfort food, there’s no doubt about that. From meatloaf with mashed potatoes to mac and cheese baked under a layer of breadcrumbs, we have a lot of good dishes in our culinary repertoire. But we’re not the only masters of comfort food. …

Cooking

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

The Best Secret For Cooking A Whole Chicken

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>There are few things better for fall than a perfectly roasted bird coming out of the oven. But how do you make sure that your meat stays moist and your skin is perfectly crispy?<p>We sat down with the legendary Antoine Westermann of Le …

4 Secrets to Resisting Distraction and Staying Focused

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Pasta Alla Norma

Step 1<p>Hot Infusion<p>Heat the extra virgin olive oil up in a pan with the peeled, but whole, cloves of garlic until they brown. Scoop the cloves out of …

Spices

Homemade Ramen Recipes That'll Hug You From The Inside Out

These are not your instant soups.<p>If the mention of ramen brings to mind the packets of Maruchan ready-to-make soup that you can get for less than a dollar, then the introduction to a proper bowl of this soup is going to rock your mind. Ramen is one of the best gifts Asia has ever given the world ― …

Cooking

11 Delicious Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

Ever since I was little I loved soup! Whether I was sick or had a bad day my momma would always make me soup! That's why I have so many recipes on our <b>site</b>! And Today I am sharing just 11 of some of my favorite <b>Slow Cooker</b> Soup Recipes!<p><b>Artichoke Soup</b><p><b>Creamy Turkey and Rice Soup</b><p><b>Bacon and Chard Lentil</b> …

Soy Sauce Eggs Are What Your Mornings Have Been Missing

Keep these in the fridge at all times, and see how much better your life tastes.<p>Japan has brought us many great foods, but shoya tamago might be the best. Shoya tamago is essentially a hard-boiled egg that has been soaked in a soy sauce marinade ― it’s part of the reason ramen is so beloved.<p>But …

Breakfast

Pork Ramen Bowl

Step 1<p>Blanch The Bones<p>Add the chicken carcass and the pork bones to a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring it to the boil, then pour all of the …