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Fly With Toilet Paper, Says the World's Most Traveled Man

Fred Finn is often called the most traveled man in the world, and he’s got the miles to prove it: He’s racked up 16 million miles, flew on the …

Virgin Atlantic

Swirling Starlings Generate 'Birdnado' in Apocalyptic Reddit Photo

This isn't your average tornado.<p>In the school scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s terrifying 1963 classic, <i>The Birds</i>, a flock of black birds rapidly …

Nature

The No BS Guide to Healthy Fats

So you’ve jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon because the whipped, green goodness is full of healthy fat — which helps our bodies function in terms …

Nutrition

Where Is the Center of the Universe?

Looking up at a clear night sky, you see stars in every direction. It almost feels as if you're at the center of the cosmos. But are you? And if not, …

Universe

Rising fame: experts herald Canadian woman's 120-year-old sourdough starter

Every Saturday night for the last sixty years, Ione Christensen has followed the same routine to prepare waffles for breakfast the following morning: she measures out two cups of flour and two cups of warm water, then she reaches into her fridge to bring out her sourdough starter.<p>“It’s a family …

Bread

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

Astronomy

Stephen Hawking's final theory sheds light on the multiverse

Reality may be made up of multiple universes, but each one may not be so different to our own, according to Stephen Hawking’s final theory of the cosmos.<p>The work, completed only weeks before the physicist’s death in March, paints a simpler picture of the past 13.8 billion years than many previous …

Physics

The Longest Cruise in the World Will Span 8 Months and 6 Continents

Viking Cruises is rolling out the longest-ever continuous world cruise itinerary with its new ‘Ultimate World Cruise‘— an eight-month voyage …

Travel Industry

Can you solve it? The puzzle with a twist

Hi guzzlers,<p>Today’s puzzles are in honour of the German mathematician Felix Klein, who was born this week 169 years ago, on April 25, 1849.<p>1) <i>What is numerically interesting about Klein’s date of birth, and why is this year’s anniversary particularly noteworthy?</i><p>Klein is best known for describing, in …

Puzzles

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

9 Financial Planning Terms You Should Know by the Time You’re 40

If you haven't started thinking about your financial and retirement future and your 40th birthday is creeping up, it's time to get started ASAP. One …

You're Doubling The Glycemic Index Of A Sweet Potato When You Bake It

But there's actually something you can do about it, and it involves your microwave.<p>A baked sweet potato is one of those rare things in life that’s both good for you and intensely satisfying, kind of like watching multi-episode TV crime dramas. In terms of nutrition, a baked sweet potato is high in …

Healthy Eating

19 Dinner Ideas That Start with Store-Bought Sausage

We’re gonna skip the Seth Rogen jokes and get straight to the point. Sausage equals dinner with speed and simplicity—you can whip up a meal with a …

Space Photos of the Week: You Can't Clean Up Space, It's Too Messier

This week we are heading for the stars and we’re going to stay there. In the early 18th century, French astronomer Charles Messier began observing …

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

Stephen Hawking Is Still Underrated

The late physicist’s radical ideas are still changing the way we look at the cosmos.<p>I have a confession to make. For a long time—years, really—I thought Stephen Hawking was overrated.<p>He was just <i>so</i> famous, an icon, and I found it hard to imagine that his contributions to physics were really …

'Big Bang Theory' Cast Remembers Stephen Hawking: 'Thank You For Being an Inspiration'

“He made us laugh and we made him laugh,” Kaley Cuoco writes of beloved recurring guest star<p>Like so many lives touched by Stephen Hawking’s …

Even After 22 Trillion Digits, We’re Still No Closer To The End Of Pi

Depending on your philosophical views on time and calendars and so on, today is something like the 4.5 billionth Pi Day that Earth has witnessed. But …

Can you solve it? The Pi Day party starts here

Hi guzzlers,<p>Wednesday is Pi Day, an annual date of celebration in the mathematical community because March 14, or 3/14, using the US convention for dates, looks like 3.14, which is pi to two decimal places.<p>Pi - usually written as the Greek letter π - is the ‘circle constant’. Take any circle you …

Raspberry Pi

These Mediterranean Diet Desserts Taste So Good You'll Forget They're Good for You

Just because the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets for weight loss doesn't mean dessert is off the menu. These healthy Mediterranean …

Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

The protein-packed brownie recipe you can totally eat for breakfast

There are some moments in life (weekend movie marathons, celebrating after you cleaned your entire apartment, waking up with a random chocolate …

21 Ways to Use Cottage Cheese You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

<i>This article is sponsored by Daisy Cottage Cheese.</i><p>Sure, cottage cheese doesn't usually make an appearance on cheese boards or get featured in wine …

Healthy Eating

Here's Why 'LB' Stands For 'Pound'

And why 'oz' is shorthand for 'ounce.'<p>Most measurements in the English language have pretty straightforward abbreviations ― “tbsp” for tablespoon, “qt” for quart, “yd” for yard and so on. So why, then, do we use “lb” to refer to pound?<p>The answer goes back to ancient Rome. “Lb” is an abbreviation of …

Language

Website follows journey of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster through space

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster may have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but you can still follow its path through the Solar System. Satellite guru Ben Pearson's unofficial Whereisroadster.com website is tracking the EV based on NASA data and his own flight modeling (which, it turns out, is more …

These Perfectly Imperfect Diamonds Are Built for Quantum Physics

In the mid-2000s, diamonds were the hot new thing in physics. It wasn’t because of their size, color, or sparkle, though. These diamonds were ugly: …

Physics

6 Places You Absolutely Have to Stop on a Florence-to-Rome Road Trip

The drive from Florence to Rome is pretty straightforward, just hop on the A1 and jet three hours south. But you should be making a road trip out of it, so skip eating at the roadside autogrill and extend your drive. Pick one or two of our favorite pit-stop towns along the way for 12th century …

Italy

PHOTOS: These Images Were Captured Nearly 3.8 Billion Miles From Earth

At first glance the images are unremarkable. They're grainy, ill-defined, seemingly more akin to television static or an 8-bit video game than they are to the high-resolution masterworks sent back by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But take another look.<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured these …

Solar System

The Last Tiramisu Recipe You'll Ever Need

<b>Make the lady finger syrup.</b> Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer …

Dessert

Elon Musk Sent This Classic Sci-Fi Novel Into Space on the Falcon Heavy

In the runup to this week’s successful test launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, public attention was focused on CEO Elon Musk’s plan to launch a …