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A car-sized spacecraft just blasted off towards the Sun

The Parker Solar Probe is our first mission to "touch" the Sun<p><i>Update 8-12-18: We have liftoff! A Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe blasted off at 3:31 am EDT on Sunday, August 12.</i><p><i>Update 8-11-18: Issues were identified during the countdown to launch on Saturday morning, and the</i> …

Astronomy

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun.

CHICAGO — It was 1958. Sputnik had launched only a year earlier, the first human-made object to circle the planet. But the beach ball-size spacecraft had no instruments to measure anything in space.<p>The study of what was up there was largely limited to what scientists could observe from the ground. …

Astronomy

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to Hyderabad …

Extinction

How to master cacio e pepe, the deceptively difficult paragon of pasta

The first time I attempted to make cacio e pepe, I thought it had to be just about the easiest pasta dish to make, outside of the un-sauced spaghetti …

Italy

Erwin Schrödinger and the Schrödinger's Cat Thought Experiment

Nobel Prize winning physicist who shaped quantum mechanics<p>Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (born on August 12, 1887 in Vienna, Austria) was a …

Quantum Physics

Watch Meteoroids Strike the Moon's Surface in Awesome MIDAS Footage

Just how rare is this occurrence, anyway?<p>Ever seen a meteoroid hit the moon? Almost definitely not in person, but have you ever seen <i>video</i> of such …

European Space Agency

10 Most Popular Sauce Recipes on Pinterest

Barbecue season is in full swing, and it's time for some new marinades and dipping sauces to impress your guests. We're bringing you the top trending …

Cooking

Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It was the first time a nuclear weapon had been used in warfare.<p>There were three strike planes that flew over Hiroshima that day: the Enola Gay, which carried the bomb, and two observation planes, the Great …

U.S. Army

How to Make a Patty Melt, the Most Underrated Sandwich on Earth

<i>The New York Times Magazine</i> wrote, “As great dinner sandwiches go, it is hard to beat the patty melt.” It appeared again, this time as the subject of …

grilled cheese

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best pie of the summer is even better with one more ingredient

Who knew a pie could be beachy? Chef <b>Bill Smith’s Atlantic Beach Pie</b>—a magical layering of crumbly crust, lemon custard filling, and frothy whipped cream—achieves this wonderful feat. The crust, made from saltine crackers, is buttery, sandy and, of course, salty. The citrus filling is bright and …

Baking

Spicy Rèmoulade

• 1/2 cup mayonnaise<br>• 1 tablespoon Creole mustard or coarse-grained mustard<br>• 2 teaspoons chopped capers<br>• 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest<br>• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon …

Recipes

11 Secret Ingredients That Will Make You a Better Cook

Elevate your cooking in an instant with help from these secret ingredients.<p><b>A splash of vinegar</b><p>Instantly brighten up a dish by adding a splash of …

Recipes

The secret to getting crispy chicken wings on the grill

To take this barroom classic from the fryer to the grill we had to figure out how to handle the fat and connective tissue from the wings, which …

How to Cook Perfect Baby Back Ribs

Forget burgers and hot dogs—baby back ribs are easily the star of any summer cookout. They’re versatile, crowd-pleasing, and stick-to-your-bones …

A Very Popular BBQ Sauce Recipe

"This recipe has a lot of sweetness and spice, so if you're looking for a classic BBQ sauce that's easy to make, look no further. It is very popular …

Tis the Season for Julia Child’s Trademark Vinaigrette

Julia Child once said: “The perfect vinaigrette is so easy to make that I see no reason whatsoever for bottled dressings.”<p>Once again, we can’t help …

Julia Child

Richard Feynman's 100th birthday is a celebration of science

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week marks what would be the 100th birthday of legendary American physicist Richard P. Feynman. In a world in which many people think of the socially awkward Sheldon Cooper in the television show The Big Bang Theory as being a typical scientist, Feynman was the quite the opposite. And …

Richard Feynman

Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

This Easy Thai Coconut Curry Chicken recipe is a simple ​one-pot meal. You can use any Thai seasoning or curry you like. There are jars of various …

Curries

Green Goddess Dressing

The perfect bright and herby dressing for salads, dips, or just about anything, really.<p>Makes 2 1/2 cups<p>Prep: 10 minutes<p>Total: 15 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 egg yolks<p>3 tablespoons|46 ml fresh lemon juice<p>3 tablespoons|46 ml fresh lime juice<p>1 ½ tablespoon dijon mustard<p>1 cup|214 ml canola oil<p>⅔ cup|170 ml sour …

How to Make Ribs in a Slow Cooker in 4 Hours

Spare ribs cook in a slow cooker with moist heat for tender meat that you can cut with a fork. Slow-cooker ribs require little prep time, and do not …

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for instant custard creme brulee

It’s not uncommon for me to step out into the world dressed up like a tin of Bird’s custard powder, decked out in primary red, yellow and blue. Of all the icons I could copy, of all the causes I could espouse, I’ve forged myself in the image of Britain’s most beloved eggless cornflour custard mix. …

Baking

This Healthy Caesar Dressing Doesn’t Require Raw Eggs or Anchovies—and it Makes the Best Dip, Too

Skip the bottled dressing at the store and opt for this creamy and exquisite one instead. It’s so easy and comes together in less than two minutes. …

Healthy Eating

What gets the most raves from golf fans attending the Masters for the first time? Sure, the fairways are lush, the white-sand bunkers sparkle, the …

Blue Cheese

Mastering the Art of Beef Stew

The quest for a perfect beef stew is, of course, a lifelong one.<p>It takes even longer after you realize that there isn’t one perfect beef stew, but constellations of them. The dish is practically universal.<p>So far, I have mastered two styles, the basic American and the European classic. The big …

Recipes

Have We Been Poaching Eggs All Wrong?

I’ve been poaching eggs at least once, if not four or five times, a week for decades. That’s how I know there’s way too much overthinking, and just plain silly thinking, around poaching eggs. They are the easiest (and best) eggs you can make!<p>An old boyfriend taught me to make poached eggs. Rather, …

Low-FODMAP Greek Shrimp With Feta and Olives Recipe

This tasty, easy recipe is suitable for a weeknight if you keep a well-stocked freezer, refrigerator, and pantry. Low FODMAP grains or starches like …

Whitefish

Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over chicken. Place chicken in a single layer in a lightly greased …

The 7 Best Cheeses at Aldi, Hands Down, No Contest

Aldi is famous for its ridiculously affordable groceries, but there’s a lot more to the German supermarket chain than a solid deal on breakfast …

Cooking

How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time

You can make almost any slow-roasted fish in under 30 minutes. Just memorize this technique.<p>Learning how to cook fish at home can be incredibly intimidating. There are a lot of mistakes you can make, but we think the best way to nail it every time is to let the oven do all the work. That's why …