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National Parks

How particle accelerator maths helped me fix my Wi-Fi

Using 19th century physics can demonstrate that light is a form of electromagnetic wave ... or improve your Wi-Fi reception<p><i>This piece was first published on The Conversation</i><p>Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of …


7 Unexpected Ways to Use a Can of Coconut Milk

<i>BY ANNA STOCKWELL</i><p>Romulo Yanes<p>I always have a can of coconut milk in my cupboard. Yes, I use it to make curries, but you probably already do that, right? There are more ways to put that can of coconut milk to work for you though--ways that will turn the humble can of coconut milk into a permanent …

Ice Cream

Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

Here's What Comfort Food Looks Like Around the World

Every culture has its comfort foods--the dishes that do more than just fill your stomach. They play on your senses and remind you of your home and your traditions. So let's take a little culinary journey, shall we? Here's what comfort food looks like around the world.<p><b>Canada: Poutine</b><p>The Canadian …


Was 1610 the beginning of a new human epoch?

A new study finds the year to be a key point for the Anthropocene – marking the irreversible transfer of crops and species between the old and new worlds<p>King James was on the throne, Shakespeare’s Cymbeline was playing in the theatre and Galileo discovered four moons of Jupiter. In future, though, …

Earth Science