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50 Best Super Bowl Recipes

Get ready for some football! Try any of these recipes to make the biggest game day of the year the most delicious.

Cooking

10 Recipes that Prove Dried Beans are Worth It

A confession: When a recipe calls for soaking dried beans overnight, I nearly never do it. I go to the store, buy a can of beans, open it, and proceed from there. <i>I’ve just saved myself 12 hours</i>, I think. <i>Just the model of efficiency.</i><p>But my self-congratulation is misguided for a couple of reasons. …

DJ Calvin Harris spins his Hollywood Hills West home onto the market

Scottish DJ and record producer Adam Wiles, who goes by the stage nameCalvin Harris, has put his sleek home in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $9,995,000.<p>Set above the Sunset Strip, the two-story contemporary-style house is accessed by a double-gated driveway.<p>Fronting a 10-car motor court, the …

Physics gets hit for six

It's just not possible for batsmen to hit a ball, says Tim Radford, science has proved that conclusively...<p>Certain humans do the impossible almost every day. They are batsmen facing a fast ball. They do not have enough time to calculate how to hit the ball, and they only just have time to hit it. …

Physics

Leader: Einstein's legacy

As the German chancellor, Gerhard Schröder officially launched "Einstein year" last week - marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of much of Einstein's most profound work in 1905, and the 50th anniversary of his death in 1955 - it is worth reminding ourselves why Albert Einstein is placed …

Physics

Food Porn Alert: Our Most Favorite Photos of the Year

BRB, we're eating with our eyes.<p>Sometimes we sit at our desks, clicking through food photos, and instantly transform into the literal embodiment of the emoji with hearts for eyes. We have our most beautifully photographed recipes of 2015 to thank for that.

Cooking

Briton John Beeden becomes first to row Pacific, land to land, from US to Australia solo and non-stop

Beeden, who completed the 6,100 nautical miles in 209 days, said it was ‘10, 15, 100 times harder than I thought it would be’<p>A British man has become the first person to row solo across the Pacific Ocean from North America to Australia, land to land, non-stop. John Beeden arrived in Australia after …

San Francisco

The US just forged 1.8 ounces of this ultra-rare radioactive element for NASA

Plutonium-238 is the fuel that is driving the Mars rover Curiosity across the Martian landscape. It flew the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto and …

Warm weather threatens to delay Canada's busiest ice road

Road still expected to open in late January, but if weather patterns continue that could mean more work for crews on the Tibbitt-to-Contwoyto Winter Road<p>Each winter, in the far reaches of Canada’s north, a highway of ice built atop frozen lakes and tundra acts as a supply lifeline to remote diamond …

Global Warming

Thigh bone points to unexpectedly long survival of ancient human ancestors

A 14,000-year-old fragment of thigh bone found in a cave in China may represent evidence of the unexpected survival of long-vanished human ancestors.<p>If so, then right into and through the ice age, a creature that was either <i>Homo habilis</i> or <i>Homo erectus</i> survived alongside the Neanderthals, the unknown …

Ice Age

4 surprising ways science is battling aging

It takes 70 or 80 years to get really good at the whole business of being alive, and no sooner does that happen than mortality begins looking your way, tapping its watch and discreetly reminding you that there's a line waiting for your table.<p>It's the job of aging—and the multiple diseases that …

Stem Cells

5 Wine Myths That Should be Put to Rest

One of the benefits of having a sommelier in your circle of friends is that you can ask all the wine questions that seem silly, strange, or obvious to ask without getting embarrassed. (That, and they usually bring pretty tasty wines to dinner parties.)<p>But we love getting these questions. Wine …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Dark Matter

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

Genetic Testing in Newborns Gets a Critical Breakthrough

In every neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), about half of the tiny residents are there because they are born prematurely and need help to breathe …

Genetics

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>How To<p>DIY Lip Balm<p>How To<p>DIY Lip Balm<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Fun<p>Brooklyn's rooftop …

Pop Culture

20 awesome photos of extreme latte art

Recent surveys have even shown that some people are willing to pay more for an especially creative latte.<p>In August, the Journal of Sensory Studies published the findings of an online survey whose respondents were willing to pay up to 13% more for a cup of coffee with latte art than for a cup that …

Coffee

Japan delivers whiskey to space station_ for science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. Not the ghostly ones, but the kind you drink -- distilled spirits.<p>The six astronauts won't be sneaking a sip. It's all for science.<p>A Japanese company known for its whiskey and other alcoholic beverages …

Space Exploration

Here’s why American students don’t learn computer science

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>America’s youth isn’t getting a decent education when it comes to the basics of technology, and now we’re seeing some data on …

Education

Existence of cosmic neutrinos confirmed by Antarctic scientists

Neutrinos, created by violent phenomena such as black holes and exploding stars, could hold the key to the universe’s most distant and mysterious events<p>Antarctic scientists have confirmed the existence of cosmic neutrinos – ghostly particles that have traveled from the Milky Way and beyond. These …

Physics

A 19-story rocket launched from Japan to deliver supplies to the International Space Station

A 19-story H-2B rocket lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center at 1150 GMT and put the HTV capsule into orbit 15 minutes later, a NASA Television broadcast showed.<p>It will take the capsule five days to reach the station, a $100 billion laboratory that flies about 250 miles (400 km) above …

Space Exploration

Baghdad truck bombing kills 62; Islamic State claims responsibility

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood early Thursday, killing at least 62 people, police officials said.<p>Islamic Stateclaimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted a gathering place of Shiites, and vowed more attacks.<p>The …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

40 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.

Cooking

China's dramatic stock plunge continues

BEIJING — China's dramatic stock market plunge continued Wednesday, raising questions about the government's wider plans to push through economic changes.<p>The country's benchmark Shanghai Composite index tumbled 219.93 points, or 5.9%, to close at 3507.19. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks …

Stock Markets

Hospitals urge Muslims to donate organs

<b>Hospitals in the West Midlands are urging Muslims to consider donating their organs for patients waiting for transplants.</b><p>Muslims needing an organ donation, such as a new kidney or liver, wait on average a year longer than non-Muslims.<p>This is due to a lack of donors coming forward from a matching …

West Midlands

At Last, Bill Nye's LightSail Deploys Its Solar Sails In Space

Phew!<p>LightSail has finally seen the light. After a tumultuous time in lower Earth orbit, the Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft has at last deployed its namesake: four large mylar “sails” that theoretically use energy released from the Sun to propel the satellite forward. Now that they’re …