James Sherard

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20 Common Chinese Dishes

If you’ve ever been in a <i>real</i> Chinese restaurant before (by that I mean one that’s actually in China), I’m sure you know that awkward feeling of not …

Food & Dining

Obama Just Gave His Most Direct Public Rebuke Of Vladimir Putin

President Barack Obama delivered his most direct public rebuke of Russia and President Vladimir Putin in Belgium on Wednesday, during the most high-profile address of his weeklong European trip.<p>Obama's speech in Brussels served as a direct plea to Europe for a unified response to Russian aggression …

Russia Is Promising Not to Invade Ukraine, But the West Is Wary

Rus­sia is prom­ising not to in­vade Ukraine, but the Pentagon isn’t fully buy­ing it — es­pe­cially as thou­sands of Rus­si­an troops mass along its …

Russia

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

'Small' Nuclear War Could Trigger Catastrophic Cooling

Even a relatively small regional nuclear war could trigger global cooling, damage the ozone layer and cause droughts for more than a decade, …

Drake Equation: Estimating the Odds of Finding E.T.

The Drake Equation is used to estimate the number of communicating civilizations in the cosmos, or more simply put, the odds of finding intelligent …

Dwarf planet discovery hints at a hidden Super Earth in solar system

Astronomers have increased the size of the observable solar system after spotting a 450-km wide object orbiting the sun.<p>The lump of ice and rock circles the sun at a greater distance than any known object, and never gets closer than 12bn kilometres – 80 times the distance from Earth to the sun.<p>If …

How Ceramics Could Prevent Nuclear Disaster

Pottery just got really high-tech<p>For more than 50 years, engineers have built the rods that hold nuclear fuel the same way, out of zirconium-based metal alloys. They maintain structural integrity at high temperatures and allow uranium neutrons to escape in order to produce nuclear reactions. But, …