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Earth's early air weighed half as much as it does today

The findings could force us to rethink how our planet developed.<p>Scientists have long postulated that the early Earth's atmosphere must have had considerably higher pressure than it does today, since the sunlight was fainter. However, researchers have made a discovery which suggests that this theory …

This Non-Touring Beauty Trend Is Like Spanx for Your Face

It's a more au naturel, "I woke up like this," kind of glow ✨.<p>We live in an age where you can contour your face, neck, abs, ears, legs, feet, and butt. It's safe to say this beauty trend has reached its peak. And now it's time for the pendulum to swing in the other direction.<p>That's where makeup's …

Emergency Pancake Syrup, a Simple Hack You'll Actually Use

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I'd like to tell you I'm the sort of person who's tasted her way through every sugar shack in Vermont, that I know a guy who knows a guy across the border, that I skip past lesser grades in pursuit of the elusive …

Cheesy, Gooey Croques Monsieurs Recipe

A good croque monsieur is all about nailing texture, bread-to-filling ratio, and the goo factor. This recipe, which calls for thin slices of toasted-on-all-sides bread, melted cheese, rich Mornay sauce, and Dijon mustard, is a case study in getting it right.<p>Why It Works<p>Slicing the bread thinly …

Think Psychology’s Replication Crisis Is Bad? Welcome to the One in Medicine.

<i>This article is part of</i> <i>Future Tense</i><i>, a collaboration among</i> <i>Arizona State University</i><i>,</i> <i>New America</i><i>, and</i> <b>Slate</b><i>. On Thursday, April 21, Future Tense will</i> …

In the Everglades, birds nest near alligators for safety. But what's in it for the gators?

Birds choose the safest trees to build their nests. In the Florida Everglades, that means living directly above alligator-infested water.<p>If that sounds like a perilous choice, consider this: Egrets, heron and other long-legged wading birds of the Florida swamps have more reasons to fear raccoons …

Top 20 Android apps and games of the month

Discover Auntie’s crooners with BBC Music, track breastfeeding and nappy changes with Glow Baby, and put a VHS camcorder filter over videos, plus play GTA: Liberty City Stories, Final Fantasy XI and more<p>In terms of sheer numbers, Google’s Android has been bigger than Apple’s iOS for some time now – …

Why Don't Americans Travel Internationally?

We seem to be in an isolated bubble, where Americans are afraid of the unknown, or even worse just don't care. I've met Americans that can't locate Australia on a map, warned me not to get sold into sex slavery in Thailand, and come across a few that think Tokyo is the capital of China.<p>"Danke," the …

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Zika Virus: A New Threat and a New Kind of Pandemic

Science & InnovationGermination<p>The leader of infectious disease research in the U.S. government says that the pandemic of Zika virus spreading across the global south, which may be causing an epidemic of birth defects in South America, heralds a new kind of infectious disease threat. It is …

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Anne Frank's diary is now free to download despite copyright dispute

Anne Frank's famous <i>Diary of a Young Girl</i> entered the public domain today, making it free to download, read, and distribute, 70 years after her death. Copyright on the diary, written while the young Frank was hiding in an attic with her family from soldiers during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, …

Babypod entertains your fetus with an insertable speaker for your baby maker

Wearables are so last year.<p>As we close the door on 2015, Babypod wants to send the year off with a bang by bringing us, for lack of a better term, insertables.<p>The Babypod is a small speaker women insert into their, well, <i>you know</i>, that emits low volume (54 decibels) music.<p>The minds behind the …

Giant squid surfaces in Japanese harbor

Rare encounter with a giant squid. First one caught on camera was in 2012.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded …

FBI pulls items from lake in San Bernardino terrorism investigation, source says

FBI investigators on Friday recovered several items from a San Bernardino lake as they looked for electronics and other items left by the shooters in the most deadly terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, according to law enforcement sources.<p>The source did not say what was found, but officials …

This 2-Ingredient Banana Pancake Recipe Is The Healthy Answer

Healthy and easy.<p>Two-ingredient recipes are a godsend for busy schedules. They can usually be made up with items already stocked in our kitchen. They are easy to make, and even easier to clean up after. And sometimes -- if we're lucky -- they happen to help us start our day off with a healthy …