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13 Salsa Recipes Because Homemade Is Worth It

Say what you will about the probably-not-very-authentic Mexican restaurants of the world, they have the right idea when it comes to chips and salsa: unlimited. Ten times out of ten, I fill up on salty tortilla chips and salsa of varying quality before receiving my personal sizzling fajita griddle. …

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For the Lightest, Crispiest Granola, Grab the Buttermilk

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I am an unabashed granola snob, mercilessly taking down most every recipe that crosses my path. They're always too sweet, too gnarly, too aggressively spiced, or too dangerously hard, with jagged chunks that'll do more damage to the roof of your mouth than a box …

Gerrymandering gives GOP huge structural advantage

Republican gains in statehouses during Obama's first midterm produced a priceless advantage when House districts were redrawn after the 2010 census, …

Our disgruntled dictator

A diminished nation is being led by a shrinking man<p>Did you see the coverage of our president in Europe last week or happen to watch his Rose Garden announcement that he is pulling us out of the Paris Climate Agreement? On video or in photographs, Trump looked like the unhappiest man on the planet. …

Common caterpillar found to eat plastic shopping bags

Is this a biodegradable solution to our landfill problem?<p>Sometimes the solution to your problem can be found hiding just under your nose. Scientists …

Young cowbirds don't know they're really cowbirds until they hear this special song

Vocal cue unlocks the true identity of birds raised by other species.<p>Cowbirds are famous, or rather infamous, for a particular breeding habit: they …

I wrote 'The Art of the Deal' with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past.

Why does President Trump behave in the dangerous and seemingly self-destructive ways he does?<p>Three decades ago, I spent nearly a year hanging around Trump to write his first book, “The Art of the Deal,” and got to know him very well. I spent hundreds of hours listening to him, watching him in …

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The time Donald Trump reportedly urged James Comey to jail journalists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before President Donald Trump reportedly asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into deposed national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia, he also reportedly made a remarkable suggestion about journalists.<p>Wrote the New York Times' Michael Schmidt of that …

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Yet another reason Donald Trump is bad news: He’s utterly lacking in “integrative complexity” — and that’s dangerous

Trump’s lack of “balance, nuance and sophistication” is obvious — and it’s likely to get many people killed<p>Last January, the former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, eerily declared that “it looks like the world is preparing for war.” In fact, many notable commentators agree with this …

10 Creepy Sounds Recorded in Space by NASA

Spacecraft traveling to the far reaches of the solar system pick up some spooky sounds.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

You Can Help Make Maps for Science (No Experience Needed!)

With no scientific training, and no clue about cartography, you can help map stuff for science. Lately the opportunities to lend a lay-hand with research seem to be everywhere, and more and more of them involve a mapping component.<p>This year the results of several citizen-aided science projects hit …

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Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened

A new online collection of documents shows historical bigotry in banking and real estate.<p>The maps in this post are part of a grim history. They were created by a government program in the 1930s and played a role in keeping African Americans and other minorities from owning property in American …

Real Estate

Donald Trump says he just invented an old Economics 101 phrase and other wild claims from recent interviews

Trump says he invented the phrase “prime the pump” — and 7 more wild details from the president’s new interviews<p>When President Donald Trump gives an interview, it's all but guaranteed that some noteworthy details will emerge — not necessarily on policy, though. It's more likely to be lies and …

The Food Lab: For the Best Lobster Rolls, Go Sous Vide

Have you experienced the magic of sous vide lobster yet? You have? You've noted how that sweet lobster flavor gets concentrated, while butter works its way into all the cracks and crevices of the meat? You've savored the tender, succulent texture? Good. Then it's time to take the logical next step. …

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There's no reason to believe Donald Trump's rationale for firing James Comey

It’s past time for Republicans to recognize Trump is dangerous.<p>Donald Trump says he is firing James Comey because of the way Comey mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Donald Trump is also, rather obviously, lying.<p>Trump expressed no qualms about Comey at the …

How to Eat a Whole Lobster

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>They say there are a lot of ways to skin a cat. I wouldn't know. But what I do know is that there are even more ways to shell a whole cooked lobster. I've used implements ranging from the blunt side of a knife to a mallet, a nutcracker, and a pair of scissors to …

A Digital Archive of Slave Voyages Details the Largest Forced Migration in History

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the …

Black History

Worker exploitation: without an international minimum wage, we're all worth 10 bucks

The Brexitish notion that nation-states can just withdraw from the rest of the world and wall in their own production is a cultural fantasy<p>After scandals in the 1990s exposed shocking labour conditions in its supply chain, these days jeans brand Levi’s wears a commitment to ethical sourcing that …

Eating Meat Is Bad For The Planet: But What About Just Eating Less Meat?

The new book The Reducetarian Solution makes the case that easing our carnivorous tendencies will curb climate change and probably make us all healthier—and is a better solution than trying to make a vegetarian world.<p>Around seven years ago, Brian Kateman was eating a hamburger on a plane as he flew …

The Possibility of Silicon-Based Life Grows

Science fiction has long imagined alien worlds inhabited by silicon-based life, such as the rock-eating Horta from the original Star Trek series. …

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Scientists find giant, elusive clam known as ‘the unicorn of mollusks’

For hundreds of years, biologists knew of the giant shipworm only from shell fragments and a handful of dead specimens. Those specimens, despite being preserved in museum jars, had gone to mush. Still, the shipworm's scattered remains made an outsize impression on biologists. Its three-foot-long …

Biology

Approaching “societal collapse”: New equation shows how quickly humans are wrecking the planet

Our future appears set for a classic apocalyptic blockbuster<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed with a bit of good old-fashioned imagination. The result is a sort of trailer, which offers us a glimpse of …

Gene Therapy 2.0

When Kala Looks gave birth to fraternal twin boys in January 2015, she and her husband, Philip, had no idea that one of them was harboring a deadly …

Gene Therapy

Donald Trump’s Russia scandal: What you need to know (and what you should avoid)

When it comes to Russia, there are a lot of dangling threads that could distract us from the important points<p>If President Donald Trump did indeed collude with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton, his best chance of getting away with it rests on manipulating our culture's notoriously distractible …

14 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

9 Reasons Lasagna Is Way Easier To Cook Than You Think

With layers of cheese, filling, and pasta, lasagna can seem like an intimidating meal for a home cook. But there's no reason to wait until you're …

All of Trump’s Russia Ties, in 7 Charts

<b>What is the real story of Donald Trump and Russia?</b> The answer is still unclear, and Democrats in Congress want to get to the bottom of it with an investigation. But there’s no doubt that a spider web of connections—some public, some private, some clear, some murky—exists between Trump, his …

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Time to Call Out the Big GOP Lie on Obamacare

Death spiral? Implosion? Collapse? Uh, none of the above. And that’s what Republicans really can’t stand about Obamacare: It’s working.<p>“Obamacare is …

The Original Lie About Obamacare

You hear it from Republicans, pundits and even some Democrats. It’s often said in a tone of regret: <i>I wish Obama had done health reform in a bipartisan way, rather than jamming through a partisan bill.</i><p>The lament seems to have the ring of truth, given that not a single Republican in Congress voted …

Health Care

Paranoia, conspiracy theory and a plan to make America great again: The Illuminati panic of the 1790s

America was under attack from shadowy foreign conspiracies and imaginary enemies — when John Adams was president<p>Over the course of the 2016 election, I and other commentators drew parallels between Trump’s conspiratorial ethno-nationalist politics and the brief 1850s emergence of the …