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Dartmouth researcher, collaborators announce new way to explore mathematical universe - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

HANOVER, N.H. – An international group of mathematicians at Dartmouth College and other institutions have released a new online resource that …

The CIA operative’s guide to safe travel

Grab your notebook and prepare to copy. The first edition of this series, "The CIA operative's guide to safe travel," received an overwhelming response and was featured in Entrepreneur, Travel and Leisure, and Business Insider to name a few publications. Welcome to part two of the series. I hope …

Scientists accidentally make batteries that last a lifetime

Cheryl Santa Maria<b><br>Digital Reporter</b><p>Monday, April 25, 2016, 4:37 PM - California-based researchers have developed a nanowire-based battery material …

Help Me Understand The Adventure Bike Thing

It’s time to have a little talk. Again. I’ve come to realize that, despite my best efforts, I just don’t get the adventure bike thing in the way that …

Weeds You Can Eat: Dandelion Bruschetta

Spring is coming, and the arrival of green edible plants is almost audible. To celebrate, this week we’re launching a new series of seasonal recipes …

The Internet Is Having A Field Day With This Robot Video

These robot re-edits and dubbed videos are too funny.

Death Valley's Harsh Desert Blanketed With Wildflower 'Super Bloom'

Death Valley, Calif., one of the hottest places in the world, is in bloom with more than 20 species of colorful desert wildflowers.<p>In a statement, the National Park Service says that after unusually strong storms and flash floods last October, "the current flower display is the best the park has …

Earth could be unique among 700 quintillion planets in the Universe

But what if - statistically speaking - the odds are stacked against us finding another planet even remotely like Earth?<p>That's the thinking behind a new study by an international team of researchers, which has taken what we know about the exoplanets that lie outside our Solar System and fed the data …

SpaceX delays launch, ocean-landing due to technical issue

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX on Wednesday postponed for at least 24 hours the scheduled Florida launch of a Falcon 9 rocket on a satellite-delivery mission and attempted return-landing at sea to allow extra time to chill the rocket's propellant, the company said.<p>Blast-off of the …

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

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The Amazing 2 Ingredient Pizza Hack We All Need In Our Lives

Anyone who has fallen victim to a Pinterest fail or two is well aware that some of the Internet's craziest food and life hacks don't always end up working out so well. Remember when we tried the hashtag smokey eye that turned out to be a total flop? But when we were scrolling through the deep dark …

Watch the Next Generation Atlas Robot Get Bullied By A Mean Human (And Stay On His Feet)

Boston Dynamics has a new video showing off the latest version of Atlas—the badass humanoid robot. And it’s pretty incredible. The most striking …

Slow Cooker Chicken Tomato Bisque - Simply Today Life

It’s no secret that I love easy and quick recipes like this Slow Cooker Chicken Tomato Bisque. I especially love using my slow cooker for family …

Slow Cooker Tomatillo Pork Chile Verde

When I write this recipe name, all I can think of is Ashley on Chris’s season of the Bachelor saying, “I feel like I’m in the, ummmm, the Mesa …

7 Ways To Make Mac and Cheese In A Crock-Pot

We're going to take a wild guess and say that after a long day at work, spending five hours cooking macaroni and cheese from scratch isn't high on your priority list.<p>Slow-cooker mac and cheese to the rescue: Just throw in the ingredients before you leave in the morning and when you get home, a pot …

11 Crockpot recipes even kitchen novices can make

Frat boys, and everyone else, listen up. We all know you’re experts when it comes to popped collars, bow ties and chugging beer; however, it’s time to make you a real man. Drop that beer and get in the kitchen, because it’s time you learn how to make your own food.<p>Enter the magic crockpot. Not sure …

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A Slow Cooker Is The Key To Amazing Homemade Tacos

<i>This Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Brisket recipe, simmered with chiles, and spices makes it so easy to shred the meat. It's perfect for making tacos, nachos, burritos, salads or anything you want!</i><p>Brisket tacos -- believe these are true Tex Mex. The heart and soul of Texas. And the future of brisket …

Ten dead, 17 critically injured after head-on train crash in Bavaria, Germany

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten people are dead and 17 are critically injured after a head-on collision between two trains in Germany's southern state of Bavaria Tuesday, police say.<p>At least 63 people on board suffered less serious injuries, police said. They said there were about 150 passengers on board the two …

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Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

Saudi invasion of Syria: The bluff that could ignite World War III

Saudi rulers have reportedly amassed a 150,000-strong army to invade Syria on the alleged pretext <i>“to fight against terrorism”</i> and to defeat the …

Google's driverless cars could come to London

With Google expanding its series of test locations for its driverless car trials in the US, most recently taking them to Washington State. Nevertheless if Sky News is correct, the UK capital wants in on the action.<p>According to the report, the Department for Transport (DfT) has spoken to Google more …

Safety recall of St John's Wort tablets

<b>Packets of St John's Wort tablets are being recalled in the UK as a safety precaution after six batches were found to be contaminated with a toxin.</b><p>Produced in 2013, the affected batches of the herbal remedy are due to expire between May and August 2016.<p>The Medicines and Healthcare Products …

Need to Punch Some Holes In Mars Rocks? Practice Here.

Not all rocks are created equal. It’s a mundane but inescapable fact that turns out to be particularly problematic if you’re designing a drill for a robot that will be poking holes in Mars.<p>But who really worries about such things? A team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the newest Mars …

2016 February 8 - Light Pillars over Alaska

<b>Light Pillars over Alaska</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Allisha Libby<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but …

Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tip

Your hotel's newest bellhop may be a robot.<p>A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up and its "autonomous robot helpers" received $15 million in new financing last month. Savioke's goal is to put robots in hotels across the country, building on its current stable of 12, including one near Los Angeles …

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Week’s Best Space Pictures: Black Hole Fires 'Death Star' Ray

Week's Best Space Pictures<p>A cosmic fender-bender births a new galaxy, and the Curiosity Mars rover takes an elaborate selfie.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our picks of the week's most awe-inspiring space pictures.<p>This week, Saturn’s atmosphere reveals its ghostly bands of …

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