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How Killer Rice Crippled Tokyo and the Japanese Navy

One stubborn doctor pioneered a cure.<p>In 1877, Japan’s Meiji Emperor watched his aunt, the princess Kazu, die of a common malady: <i>kakke.</i> If her …


Yogurt marinades make meat perfectly tender—here's why

It's all about that acid.<p>Open the fridge in most South Asian households, and you will find a tub of thick, creamy yogurt. But this isn’t the sweet stuff that you eat for breakfast with granola and a rainbow array of fruit. It’s the secret ingredient in savory meat dishes like chicken tikka and …


Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …


Michael Behenna seeks Trump pardon

Almost a decade after he killed a terrorism suspect in the Iraqi desert, former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna seeks a shot at redemption. It may be a …

Donald Trump

Wisconsin student’s invention sparks nationwide interest after Florida shooting

A 17-year-old high school senior created a product called the “JustinKase,” which was made to prevent active shooters from entering school classrooms.<p>Inventor Justin Rivard told FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone on Thursday that interest for his product has skyrocketed since the deadly school shooting in …

Florida School Shooting

Special Counsel Mueller's team has only one known Republican

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is the only known Republican on the team investigating Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election, according to a review by Fox News.<p>The majority of the 17 publicly confirmed attorneys on Mueller’s …

Donald Trump

Real-Deal Beef Chow Fun (干炒牛河)

This beef chow fun is loaded with fat noodles, tender steak, and crisp veggies. Even better, now you can cook...


Easy Hand-Pulled Noodles (拉面, la mian dough) | Omnivore's Cookbook

These freshly made hand-pulled noodles are springy and meaty, with a great mouthfeel that you’ll never get from dried noodles. Learn all the secrets …

Lanzhou Beef Noodles (兰州拉面) | Omnivore's Cookbook

<i>With a bite of the springy hand-pulled noodles, the melt-in-your-mouth beef, a bit of homemade fresh chili oil, and a sip of the rich broth, you</i> …

Russia’s real blackmail target was Hillary Clinton

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The underlying theme promoted by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), supported by the …


Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest heart, brain: ex-technician

In an undercover video released Wednesday, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was kept alive so that its …


Women's March leader works behind scenes on 'student-led' Parkland gun-control protest

The students billed as leading the gun control charge "from their parents' living rooms" after last week's deadly high school shooting in Parkland, …


Are We Using IV Bags Properly?

Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Thinkstock. Among the collateral damage of Hurricane Maria’s havoc on Puerto Rico is the shutdown of several …


An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better

He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.<p>Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his new camera on September 20, 2016. The locksmith and amateur astronomer waited for nightfall and headed out to his rooftop observatory in the city of Rosario, …


Have Archaeologists Discovered the 'Signature' of a Biblical Prophet?

A 2,700-year-old clay seal from Jerusalem may reference Isaiah, making it the earliest reference to the prophet outside of the Bible.<p>A clay seal from the eighth century B.C. that was discovered in a Jerusalem excavation may bear the name of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to a new article in</i> …


Ancient DNA sheds light on what happened to the Taino, the native Caribbeans | Ars Technica

A new DNA study explores where the Taino came from and where they went.<p>The Caribbean was one of the last parts of the Americas to be settled by …


How Democrats use dark money — and win elections

<b>This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.</b><p>WASHINGTON — Democrats love decrying "dark money" — political contributions for which the source of funds is a mystery. But that isn't stopping them …


Can you ask for an extra plane meal after you've finished your first one?

The idea of hoarding plane food might seem stingy at best – and downright ludicrous at worst. After all, in-flight cuisine has something of a bad reputation. Why would you want to eat more of it than is strictly necessary?<p>But airline meals have come a long way from the inedible gruel of yore. …

Johnnie Walker

Inside the Toolset of an Elite North Korean Hacker Group On the Rise

North Korea's most prolific hacking group, broadly known within the security community under the name Lazarus, has over the last half-decade proven …


The Greatest Storm in Our Solar System Has Shockingly Few Years Left

It could be gone in our lifetime.<p>Get a good look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot while you can. The giant storm as we know it today is shrinking, and it …


You Need To Be Rich And Own A Ferrari F430 To Buy A New Stratos

With an $800,000 price tag, you really need to love the Lancia Stratos to justify its cost.


The New BMW Z4 And Toyota Supra: Everything We Know So Far

Both will debut very soon, and appear to be more similar than originally thought.


Porsche 911 NA Flat-Sixes Will Be Built For As Long As The Feds Allow

This ought to make the purists happy.


How to See Two Total Solar Eclipses in Chile on the Path of Totality

If you were lucky enough to be in the narrow path of totality last August when a total solar eclipse passed over the United States, you know that …

South America

A Little Hummingbird Relaxes For a Moment to Enjoy a Refreshing Rain Shower Before Flying Away

Hummingbirds always seem to be in a frantic hurry, so when one stands still, it’s a quite an aberration. Luckily someone had a camera nearby to …


These Shanghainese soup dumplings are the most delicious weekend project

There are a few dishes you can get at basically any Chinese restaurant in America: General Tso’s, kung pao, pork and chive dumplings to name a few. …

Food & Dining

Crisp Chinese pork

4 tbsp soy sauce (we used Kikkoman)<p>soy sor-s<p>An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…<p>small …


What's the Difference Between Pastrami and Corned Beef?

Here in Chicago on the near South Side there is a steam table delicatessen called Manny's. I’ve been going there all my life. My dad used to take me …


22+ Epic Long Exposure Experiments

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best long exposure photos in the Long Exposure Experiments Photo contest with chances to win …

Landscape Photography