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A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

How to Make Your Own Big Mac Sauce

The recipe for McDonald’s Big Mac sauce has allegedly been leaked online and it is—as most mass-produced sauces are—a long list of oil, corn syrup, …

The Earth moved: how we discovered ripples in space time

A new book charts the decades-long search to measure gravitational waves.<p>Monday 14 September 2015 was no ordinary day. At exactly 09:50:45 Universal …

Physics

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

Scientists Finally Unlock the Recipe For Magic Mushrooms

Based on prior reporting from field work and various sources, this reporter can confidently conclude that magic mushrooms are very chill. There’s …

Magic Mushrooms

The Ultimate Bratwurst Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Poaching fresh sausages like bratwurst in beer (a crisp lager or aromatic Belgian-style ale) before grilling infuses them with added flavor, helps keeps them moist and juicy, and shortens their finish over the fire (since you’ll be giving them a nice char, and not cooking them …

Was Life an Inevitable Outcome of Thermodynamics?

We often marvel that life on earth happened at all — there seems to be so much working against it. The luckiest of flukes. But in 2013, MIT physicist …

How to Make Fried Chicken That's Way Better Than KFC

For many, the smell of fried chicken incites a trip down memory lane. That greasy (and oh, so good) scent brings to mind family picnics and church …

Tonight is One of the Best Nights to See Mercury

Here's how to find it in the sky.<p>On Sunday night, Earthlings will get a rare opportunity to see Mercury just above the horizon after sunset. The …

Astronomy

Astronomers May Have Spotted The First Moon Outside of Our Solar System

Just 4,000 light-years away.<p>Astronomers have now discovered plenty of exoplanets – planets outside our Solar System orbiting suns like our own – but …

Astronomy

WATCH: David Attenborough Explains How These Weird Australian Octopuses Hunt on Land

Think octopuses are water-bound? Think again.<p>Octopuses are super weird creatures. They are total escape artists, have three hearts just because, and …

Zoology

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Albert Einstein estate corrects old Ivanka Trump tweet: No, he didn't say that

Looks like once upon a time, Ivanka Trump fell for an old Internet trick: posting a quote attributed to someone who definitely didn't say that.<p>Back in 2013, Trump wrote on Twitter, "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." She attributed it to Albert Einstein.<p>But after the tweet …

Albert Einstein

Ivanka Trump's Attempt To Quote Albert Einstein Backfires Spectacularly

Nope. He never said it.<p>Well, that almost certainly didn’t work out as she had planned.<p>A tweet fired off in 2013 by Ivanka Trump, White House adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump, came back to haunt her Monday.<p>She had attempted to quote theoretical physicist Albert Einstein:<p>Just one …

Taste Beyond The Tongue