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The Easiest Roast Chicken You'll Ever Make

By Alyse Whitney<p>You don't even need a thermometer to know when it's done.<p>Roasting a whole chicken sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. You don't have to be <b>Ina Garten</b> on a Friday night to make it happen—this easy roast chicken recipe has six ingredients (including salt and pepper), can …

Cooking

A Spark Of Hope For Climate Change Reality

When it comes to facing the reality of climate change, the Republican Party, now led by the Trump Administration, has been slipping ever farther from its roots as a champion of American science.<p>Last week brought further evidence of this disconnect — but it also held out a glimmer of hope that the …

Democratic Party

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years

The oceans have been absorbing the lion's share of global warming in recent years, sparing land dwellers the worst of the heat. That's about to change.<p>Forget the so-called 'pause' in global warming—new research says we might be in for an era of deeply accelerated heating.<p>While the rate of …

Climate Change

12 Yogurt Curry Recipes for a Warm + Energizing Dinner

Curry is one of the healthiest meals you can eat, thanks to nutrient-rich ingredients like fresh vegetables, meats, coconut milk, and anti-inflammatory spices. And that’s not the only reason we <i>love</i> curries. Curries that include yogurt offer extra protein <i>and</i> a super-authentic flavor profile that’s …

Healthy Eating

Learn to make Vietnamese beef pho in record time

Read our interview with Andrea Nguyen, author of <i>The Pho Cookbook</i>, and after your brain is primed for a steamy bowl of beef pho, learn how to make a …

Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who really matter

As the alt-right continues to set the agenda in global politics at a frightening pace, has the world reverted to a 20th-century era of totalitarianism?<p>Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should …

Donald Trump

A Trip Around Saturn

After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is now preparing for its “Grand Finale.” In April of 2017, Cassini will begin a series of dives between the gas giant’s cloudtops and the inner rings—on its way to a fiery end when it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere on …

Astronomy

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Fake News
Donald Trump

Salmon bisque and 15 additional soup recipes to warm you up tonight

Keep it simple tonight with a warm bowl of soup. We've compiled 16 of our favorite recipes for you from our recipe database, from a potato green chile soup with just the right amount of heat, to Manhattan clam chowder, a hearty bowl of Jalisco-style pozole or a smoky black bean stew.<p>And if you're a …

Racial segregation is still at the heart of Chicago’s ills... and America’s too

Ahead of President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago this week, the author of a celebrated book about the city explains how it works as a microcosm of the US, with its legacy of policies reinforcing ethnic and economic divisions<p>In a couple of days, President Barack Obama will give a farewell …

Black Lives Matter

Can Radical Transparency Fix Global Supply Chains And Slow Climate Change?

<i>This story is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace.</i><p>Kevin Rabinovitch stands straight and speaks in clear, clipped tones - more like a naval officer than a corporate quant - as, on the screen behind him, a daunting mass of threads and whorls illustrates the global flows of Brazilian soybeans from …

Sustainability

Is Florida’s climate change model — denial at the Capitol, frantic action at the beach — in store for the U.S. under Trump?

When Floridians narrowly voted for<p>Donald Trumpon Nov. 8, they might as well have elected to drown themselves. Rising seas and accelerating storms are inundating this low-lying state, but a majority of its citizens still chose a presidential candidate who calls climate change a hoax.<p>A disconnect …

Brexit: What Would George Orwell Do?

The British writer cited his country’s “different air,” but he also supported a United States of Europe. Were those views mutually exclusive?<p>Much has been made about the historic Euroskepticism of the British Isles. The sentiment has been traced back to Queen Boudicca, the Celtic warrior who fought …

Political Science

Fears of Clippy the paperclip resurface after Microsoft buys LinkedIn

LinkedIn users may never see an animated paperclip popping up to ask, "Can I help you with that?" But that won't stop them from worrying.<p>Following …

Best-selling author admits man in famous Iwo Jima Second World War photo was not his father

An American serviceman whose perceived presence in one of the most famous images of the Second World War spawned a best-selling book and a Hollywood film was probably not in the photo at all, his son has admitted.<p>James Bradley made the acknowledgement after the US Marine Corps launched an …

History

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Cooking

Do energy-efficient LED lights cause unexpected ecological damage?

Planet earth runs on light energy. Light energy from the sun powers photosynthetic processes in plants and different wavelengths of light cue these …

Ecology

Unexpectedly Widespread Permafrost Melting Could Set Off A Greenhouse Gas Timebomb

Beneath much of the Arctic resides vast stores of greenhouse gases, locked up for millennia in icy soils. With this in mind, a pair of studies …

Global Warming

Post-Mortem On Thirteen Beached Sperm Whales Found Their Stomachs Full Of Plastic

A post-mortem on 13 sperm whales that washed ashore near the town of Toenning in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, found plastic in their stomachs. The …

Link between fossil fuels and Great Barrier Reef bleaching clear and incontrovertible

Data shows bleaching of corals on the Great Barrier Reef coincides with record warm ocean temperatures in the region<p>Where only a few weeks ago there were swathes of vivid purples, blues and pretty much any other colour you fancy, now there is just grey and white.<p>Corals in the northern section of …

Global Warming

What psychology’s crisis means for the future of science

The field is currently undergoing a painful period of introspection. It will emerge stronger than before.<p>In 1998, psychologists found evidence of a tantalizing theory: We all have a finite mental store of energy for self-control and decision-making. Resisting temptations, or making tough decisions, …

Psychology

Iran test fires missiles branded with words 'Israel must be wiped out'

Dramatic video captures the moment two ballistic "Qadr-H" missiles are launched in Iran<p>Iran test fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday with the words "Israel must be wiped out" written on their sides in the latest of a series of provocative moves by the country's hardliners.<p>The two Qadr-H …

The Supreme Court's Tough Call

It’s easy to take for granted just how much the invention of the telephone changed cultural norms. For instance, take the art of eavesdropping. As Mark Twain wrote in our June 1880 issue, “I consider that a conversation by telephone—when you are simply sitting by and not taking any part in that …

Mark Twain

The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults

The U.S. Government wants to hire more people like Mikey Dickerson. He's the former Google engineer the White House recently tapped to lead the new …

Altruism may be an illusion: The neuroscience that explains our good deeds

Research sheds new light on whether our acts of generosity are motivated by empathy or a desire for reciprocity<p>Last December Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced the birth of their daughter—and made a pledge to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares over the …

Psychology

4. Phantom Words

Listen to the audio above. It doesn't matter whether it is through headphones or speakers, so long as they are in stereo. Oh, and you need to have an …