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For the First Time, We Have a Detailed Model of the Universe

And its rendering stretches almost all the way back to the Big Bang.<p>It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine.<p>Scientists have created the first realistic model of the universe, capable of recreating 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The …

Watch: Isabella Rossellini Has A New Series Of Animal Seduction Videos

We are very excited to learn about how snakes get to know each other, and also to be kind of weirded out.<p>If you've never seen Italian actress Isabella Rossellini's <i>Green Porno _series, you have a weird, wondrous day ahead of you, my friend. The short video series, which appeared on the Sundance</i> …

Sundance

2 Percent Of People Can Multitask Well. Are You A Supertasker?

Now that I have your undivided attention...<p>When people try to do multiple things at the same time, their ability to do these things suffers. It's well-established that motorists on cellphones drive as badly as drunk people, for example. University of Utah researcher David Strayer thought that this …

University of Utah

You suck! Why criticism is more powerful than praise

As many have noticed, criticism tends to have more impact and stay with you a lot longer than similarly delivered praise (within reason; an arena full of people screaming that they love you isn’t going to have a lesser impact than someone tutting at you if you hold up a queue). The potency of …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

But while all of that density can help cities become more sustainable, it does create one obvious problem–there’s less and less natural light …

UC Berkeley

Salty Oat Cookies

The sweet-and-salty combination is always a hit with me. Even as I try to watch my salt intake, I have a special place in my heart for salty oat cookies.<p>There used to be a bakery near my house that had a wonderful version. Every once in a while I would treat myself to one and usually finish eating …

Dessert

31 Clam Recipes for All Your Steaming and Grilling Needs

Here are 31 recipes for preparing clams, from serving them in paella to steaming them with beer. And, clam chowder, of course.<p>We love clams for their versatility— they go well with so many different herbs, spices, and sauces. Plus, we always get a small thrill from removing them from their shells …

Spring Vegetable Couscous Salad

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: Couscous gets its chance in the spotlight with this quick, spring</i> …

Deborah Madison's Sweet Potato Flan

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: Last week's sweet potato snack tastes even sweeter for dessert tonight.</i><p>This column -- this whole underslept, overthought exercise -- has always …

Weekend Baking Project: Bananas Foster Trifle

There are so many great recipes on this site that it can be hard to even point people in the right direction when they ask for a recommendation. But when I was recently asked for a suggestion for a birthday dessert that wasn't a regular old layer cake, I knew exactly what to point to: the bananas …

Weekend treat! Make chai tea ice cubes and add to cold milk (or non-dairy milk): http://thekitc.hn/1cMmSIF