Molly Wixom

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The Official Dos and Don'ts of Cocktail Attire for Women

Dress codes are something people don't talk about enough. From white-tie to cocktail attire, the gray area regarding what's acceptable to wear to …

Clothing

NASA’s Cassini, Voyager Missions Suggest New Picture of Sun’s Interaction with Galaxy

New data from NASA’s Cassini, Voyager and Interstellar Boundary Explorer missions show that the heliosphere — the bubble of the sun’s magnetic …

Tom Hardy Chased Down A Thief IRL & We Can't Handle It

Pictured: Tom Hardy, action hero extraordinaire.<p>You <i>could</i> buy a ticket to Tom Hardy's latest action movie, or you could just hang out in southwest …

Waymo Is Offering Free Rides in Driverless Cars to Families and Urban Commuters

Meanwhile, Amazon and Apple are also joining the fray.<p>As Silicon Valley companies push further into driverless car technology dominance, Waymo is hoping to find its niche with the minivan set. The autonomous vehicle unit of Alphabet is expanding testing efforts by giving free rides to families and …

One of New York's Most Famous Dining Rooms Reopens Next Week

In the pantheon of New York restaurants, it's hard to overstate the importance of The Four Seasons—a restaurant that defined power dining and ushered …

Where have all the female travel writers gone? | Sara Wheeler

Only a quarter of the titles submitted to this year’s Dolman Travel Book award were women, despite Mary Kingsley and Matha Gellhorn demonstrating that women make excellent travellers<p>A Lady an explorer? A traveller in skirts?<p>The notion’s just a trifle too seraphic:<p>With those four lines of verse, …

Literary Prizes

Blooming Sketchbooks Overflow with Gorgeous Color Block Collages

Like many creative thinkers, multi-media artist Eva Magill-Oliver is constantly filling sketchbooks with her inspired ideas and artistic visions. What sets her drawing pads apart from others, however, is that hers are not filled with simple sketches or jotted notes. Instead, hers burst with color …

Multimedia

Best Steak Recipes

These delicious recipes include grilled skirt steak with salsa verde and classic steak au poivre.

The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest

800,000 years: That's how long (buzzkill) astronaut Scott Kelly said it'll take us to get to the TRAPPIST-1 star system and its seven …

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Science Fiction

Apollo 11 Space Capsule Is Going On Another Mission

The space capsule that took the first moonwalkers on their historic adventure is getting ready to take off on another trip — its first tour of the United States in more than 40 years.<p>The Apollo 11 command module is the spacecraft that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins rode in to the …

Why T. Rex Had Such Puny Arms

The fearsome predator has some pretty mockable forelimbs. Why exactly are the T. rex's arms so small?<p>The <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> was one of the most notorious predators this planet has ever seen. Adults measured around 40 feet long and had teeth the size of large knives. But one aspect of the T. Rex is …

Sea Snail Venom Could Provide a New, Long-Lasting Alternative to Opioid Painkillers

It lasts for days.<p>A compound found in the venom of sea snails has been discovered to block pain, and does so by targeting a different molecular …

Biology

Sarah Jessica Parker Narrates the First Years of Fashion in Vogue, Starting in 1892

<i>As</i> Vogue <i>celebrates its 125th year, we look back at the history of fashion, and the magazine, in a series of “five point” videos by decade, narrated by the stylish Sarah Jessica Parker. In the above episode, we take a look back at the first years of the magazine which was first published in …

ColorWare will paint you a pair of black AirPods for a $130 premium

Back in black (and 57 other color options)<p>A few weeks ago, my colleague Ashley Carman put out a call to Apple to make black AirPods. And while her original post noted a few options of various degrees of legitimacy, famed aftermarket product painter ColorWare is getting in the ring with customized …

AirPods

Google Doodle celebrates Trappist-1 planetary discovery

Dwarf star Trappist-1 is tiny, just a little bigger than Jupiter, but it's making huge news. As you've probably heard, it's home to not just three Earth-like exoplanets, but a staggering seven, three of which could have oceans of water, just like Earth. And it's only 39 light-years away, which …

Associated Press News

Scarlett Johansson Doesn’t Think Monogamy Is Natural

The actress told Playboy why she thinks dedicated relationships are too much work for some.<p><b>Scarlett Johansson</b> and <b>Romain Dauriac,</b> her husband of just over two years, announced their split in late January. In a new interview with <i>Playboy,</i> Johansson opened up about her views on romance—and why she's …

Jimmy Kimmel quizzes Denzel Washington on his own movie quotes

Denzel Washington may have trouble remembering his role in <i>The Book of Eli</i>.<p>The Oscar-winning actor stumbled initially when quizzed on his own movie …

Invasive species on the rise globally

The number of alien species is increasing globally, and does not show any sign of saturation, finds an international team involving UCL …

Think Caterpillar Inc.'s Stock Will Soar After Its Fantastic Run in 2016? Read This

Caterpillar Inc.'s (NYSE:CAT)sales and profits may still be falling, but none of it is discouraging investors. As prices of key commodities bottomed out, Caterpillar stock made a dramatic recovery in 2016 after a long lull, ending the year up 37%. Shares inched even higher to hit a 52-week high …

17 of President Obama's most inspirational quotes

Hailed as one of the greatest presidential orators in modern history (although the title is quite contentious), Obama has a knack for public speaking even his political opponents can recognize.<p>As Obama prepares to leave office, we've compiled 17 of his most memorable inspirational quotes. Enjoy:

Markets

All the Biggest Space News to Look Forward to in 2017

Running a space program ain't easy. Spacefaring missions can take as long to plan and fund as they do to execute, so you'd better bet there's some …

An asteroid just flew by Earth about 50% the distance to the moon, and we barely saw it coming

Early Monday morning, while people on the East Coast were making coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.<p>The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was discovered on Saturday by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey, …

Asteroids

Science Proves It: This Is the Most Creative Room in Your House

You might have already known this intuitively, but science has confirmed that you do your most creative thinking when your mind is allowed to wander …

Creativity

Hydroelectric engineers find potential in centuries-old mine

MINEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Some look at an abandoned, centuries-old iron mine in New York's Adirondacks and see a relic.<p>An ambitious group of engineers …

Hydroelectric Power

The largest photo of the known universe weighs two million gigabytes

I guess this can be described as the universe’s biggest selfie…<p>Over 4 years the Pan-STARRS1 (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans Hyperloop Pod Races at California HQ in 2016

The SpaceX rocket company announced something completely different on Monday: a Hyperloop pod competition that would follow up on a high-speed transit concept laid out by the company's billionaire founder, Elon Musk.<p>The contest would reach its climax next June with pod races at a roughly mile-long …