Laine McNerney

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The 7 most important documentaries premiering at Sundance

JUST AFTER ATTENDING THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL for the first time in 2013, I wrote about how the experience made me really contemplate my mortality. …

Infographic: These are the cheapest cities in Europe to visit

TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE CAN BE EXPENSIVE, especially if you want to spend your time in cities like London, Zurich, or Stockholm. But travel through …

Tea Gifts for the Holidays

Jeff Ruiz of NYC's Altera has found many similarities between the aromas and flavors in wine and tea. Here, his tips for selecting tea based on your …

How to quit your job and travel: Don't buy stuff you can't pay for, and more tips

Many people talk about quitting their jobs and traveling the world, but Raf Horemans actually did it — and he's got the jaw-dropping photos to prove it.<p>"You might never forgive yourself if you don't do it," Horemans, a 29-year-old Belgian native, told TODAY.com via email while taking a break from …

New Zealand

Local Favorites: Portland Microbreweries

Microbreweries are the antidote to every anemic, unsatisfying generic beer you’ve ever tasted. With a focus on quality and flavor, craft beer makers keep brewing traditions alive while constantly innovating and experimenting in their quest for the perfect taste.<p><b>Portland, Oregon</b>, is the epicenter of …

Craft Beer

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

This Bourbon Punch Is Summer-Ready

My dad is a bourbon man. Beer may be his first love, but there will always be a glass of bourbon right next to it. That is, except, in the summer. In the summer, it's just too darn hot and muggy for his old New England stock to sit around sipping on whiskey.<p>I'm the argumentative child, though, and …

Cocktails

Help NASA discover new asteroids with this free app

You can now help NASA find new asteroids. At South by Southwest today, the space agency released its asteroid tracker desktop software, produced in conjunction with asteroid mining company Planetary Resources in an online competition. The software, which will run on any standard Mac or PC, will …

Asteroids

Happy birthday, Albert Einstein

Born on this date in 1879, Einstein changed our notions of space, time and matter – launched modern physics – and became a household name.<p><b>March 14,</b> …

Science, climate change and controversy | @GrrlScientist

It’s inevitable: as science progresses, controversy happens. But sometimes, the public sees controversy where none exists. How to remedy that?<p>“Science is often thought of as simply a collection of facts which has been handed down to us by some great authority in the past”, says meteorologist Paul …

Royal Society

Mesmerizing Ride in a Solar-Powered Plane

Video: Dance of the Northern Lights

A quiet night for auroras at Churchill, Manitoba, Canada – located at at 58° North, under the auroral oval – is a spectacular auroral display for …

Northern Lights

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Forillon National Park

<b>Location: Quebec<br>Date Established: 1970<br>Size: 59,305 acres</b><p>Depending on your perspective, Forillon marks either the beginning or the end of the Canadian portion of the International Appalachian Trail. Much of the park is pure mountain wilderness, with remarkable hiking trails that skirt seaside cliff …

Watch This Trippy Stop Motion Video from Spain's Mugaritz

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists have revealed.<p>The extraordinary object is at the centre of a quasar - an intensely powerful galactic radiation source - with a million …

Universe

Barnard’s Loop and more in Orion

Orion the Hunter of one of the brightest and easiest-to-find constellations. Orion also contains a vast region of bright and dark clouds, hidden to …

Astronomy

Stephen Hawking is now an astrophotographer, too

Beautiful deep space images from a brilliant mind<p>Stephen Hawking is widely thought to be the smartest person alive, and he has one hell of a resume to back that up: he's an author, a professor, an expert on black holes. He's even had a feature film made about his life, and hasn't been shy about …

Stephen Hawking

Train derails, explodes in West Virginia; crude oil spills into river

<b>(CNN) —</b> A train hauling crude oil derailed and exploded in West Virginia, displacing residents and threatening the local water supply.<p>At least 26 of the train's more than 100 cars veered off the tracks, the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety said, and at least 19 of the …

9 Tofu Recipes Even Meat Eaters Could Love

[caption id="attachment_161119" align="alignleft" width="1600" caption="Tofu and Broccolini Pad See Ew photo and recipe from CHOW"][/caption]Growing …

9 Crowd-Pleasing Shrimp Dishes

These flavorful shrimp dishes are a guaranteed hit at any dinner party and are easily prepped ahead of time. Buttery, grilled, roasted, and even …

Glow-in-the-Dark Mushrooms: Nature’s Night Lights

Haunting Time-Lapses From the End of the Earth

Molly Chappellet on Sustainable Farming, Her Favorite Wine and Advice for Aspiring Vintners

Molly Chappellet taught her six young children exactly how she wanted them to respond to her requests: “The answer’s yes, what’s the question?” But …

US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

<b>The American south-west and central plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years.</b><p>Places like California are already facing very dry conditions, but these are quite gentle compared with some periods in the 12th and 13th …

Were dinosaurs tripping on hallucinogens?

Scientists discover fungus from which LSD is derived on ancient grass<p>Researchers have claimed that dinosaurs may have been tripping on hallucinogens.<p>They have discovered a perfectly preserved amber fossil that contains the oldest grass specimen ever found, on top of which was a 100 million-year-old …

Surprise-on-the-Inside Bread Loaf Is Filled With Tiny Japanese Sandwiches

The coolest co-worker ever brought in a loaf of bread stuffed with *crustless* sandwiches made from the hollowed-out dough. Here's what it looked like before the top was cut off:

This crazy kettle heats only the water you need

A 2013 report found, in the UK alone, £68 million was being wasted every year from one single factor: overfilling kettles. That is the cost of electricity used to boil water that then never gets used. Of course, it's difficult to gauge exactly how much water you'll need for one cup when filling …

Engineering

What if the universe had no beginning?

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a …

Surprise! Earth’s core has a core

Researchers have found that the Earth’s inner core has an inner core of its own … smaller than the moon.<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois and …

Geology