Jessica Chau

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8 Dangerous Items That Used to be Allowed in Kids' Chemistry Kits

Although children’s chemistry kits were first manufactured in the 18th century, it wasn’t until around the time of the Great Depression that they …

Death Valley National Park

<b>Location: California & Nevada<br>Established: October 31, 1994<br>Size: About 3.4 million acres</b><p>The largest national park south of Alaska, Death Valley is known for extremes: It is North America's driest and hottest spot (with fewer than two inches/five centimeters of rainfall annually and a record high of …

National Parks

Tired of Drinking Coffee? Try These 7 Caffeinated Breakfasts

You get your caffeine in the form of coffee in the morning, but did you know you can eat it for breakfast, too? There are a number of recipes around …

The best bakery in every state

So we turned to city-guide app Foursquare to help us find the best bakery in every state.<p>Because the app allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which bakeries locals are raving about across the country and compile a list of America's Most Scrumptious …

The ‘Safe’ Birth Control That Wasn’t

After participating in clinical trials for Essure, a contraceptive implant, several women complained of severe pain and bleeding—but they say their …

Medicine

3 Cognitive Biases That Alter Your Thinking

“<i>Change your thoughts and you change your world.</i>”<br>~Norman Vincent Peale<p>There are far too many layers of cognition (thinking, knowing, remembering) to …

4 unbelievable chemical substances humans have discovered

NASA/JPL-Caltech<p>Scientists create and discover new materials all the time. But few are so jaw-droppingly cool that they deserve to be recognized.<p>From …

Magnetism

Hillary Clinton's climate change plan 'just plain silly', says leading expert

The Democratic frontrunner’s solar proposal has major holes if she hopes to halt global warming. What would a real climate-change candidate look like?<p>Hillary Clinton’s pledge on Sunday to support renewable energy and boost subsidies for solar panels was set up as a great unveiling – the Democratic …

Climate

Inside Out: a crash course in PhD philosophy of self that kids will get first

When you go to see a Pixar film you know you’re going to see something clever, funny and inventive. What you don’t expect, however, is to see a remarkably intelligent treatment of one of the most complicated and confusing philosophical issues of them all: the self.<p>Inside Out review – high IQ family …

Animation

Is chemistry supervenient upon physics?

Many philosophers of science and physicists take it for granted that "physics" determines "chemistry". Or in terms of the theory of supervenience, it …

13 Profound Pieces of Art Tell The Story of America: Where We've Been and Where We're Heading

1. On Christmas Day, 1776, General Washington planned a sneak attack against enemy forces. It was a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary …

Andy Warhol

4 Great Resources for Presenting Your Data Creatively | Inc.com

Having the technical know-how to bring quantitative visions into beautiful, understandable focus is not only a sought-after skill among employers, but it's really important for making sense out of the oceans of data we're all swamped with each day. What you may see as attractive and intuitive on …

Data Visualization

There's A Robot Hitchhiking Across The United States

Going my way?<p>Apparently, robots like road trips. A Canadian robot, hitchBOT started out on a cross-country road trip today, planning to travel from Boston, all the way out to San Francisco, sightseeing along the way.<p>Last year hitchBOT traversed Canada going from Halifax to British Columbia. It has …

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

Dessert

Blackberry Lavender Honeycomb Cake Is the Dessert Your Summer Needs

It’s time to flex those creative muscles and make a stunning, unique cake like no other. We’re talking blackberry, lavender <i>and</i> homemade honeycomb for this decadent three-layer masterpiece. Like most art, no design can be completely replicated, nor can you really make a “mistake.” Swirls of …

With Tiny Smartphone Spectrometers, Everybody Can Be A Chemist

Find out what’s inside the stuff around you<p>Spectrometers are one of the most important tools in science. By measuring the various properties of light coming from or bouncing off an object, the device can help scientists figure out what paint is made of, or detect the composition of faraway stars. …

Chemistry

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

Trains