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Beyond Burgers: 14 Easy Ground Beef Recipes

If I buy ground beef, nine times out of ten it's because I'm making hamburgers. There's nothing wrong with that, but recently I've been wanting to mix things up a little bit. Fortunately, I can always trust the Serious Eats recipe archives to get me out of a culinary rut. There's a whole world of …

Cooking

Want to Get Into Tabletop RPGs? Here Are 6 Games to Get You Ready

Plenty of io9 readers are already obsessed with role-playing games; to you guys, we say take five. It’s the rest of you that we’re talking to, those …

Raindrops spew bacteria into the air as they burst—and it's kind of beautiful

Watch it for yourself<p>Raindrops might be pumping bacteria into the sky, according to a study published today in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>.<p>Scientists have known for a while that bacteria somehow make their way into the air, affecting cloud formation and climate, as well the transmission of …

Biology

Scientists have developed a genius new way to soak up oil spills

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have invented a sponge that soaks up oil with ease and could revolutionize the way we clean up oil spills. For more information, contact partners@anl.gov.<p><i>Video courtesy of Argonne National Lab.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

How To Practice Effectively, According To Science

Practice is a physical activity, of course, but it's also hard mental work — if you're doing it right. A new video published by TED Ed gets down to the scientific nitty-gritty of what good practice looks like, and what it does to your brain. (Think axons and myelin, not "muscle memory" — muscles …

Central Nervous System

Halo 5 Skee Ball Games Keep Getting Better

People have made all kinds of things inside <i>Halo 5</i> using the game’s Forge mode, but Skee Ball seems to have a special place in the hearts and minds of …

Jimmy Buffett to Open Margaritaville Retirement Communities

$1 billion Daytona Beach project will cater to Parrotheads "55 and better"<p>Jimmy Buffett has announced plans to break ground on a string of retirement …

Jimmy Buffett

Your Name Might Shape Your Face, Researchers Say

In my head, a person with the name Danny has a boyish face and a perpetual smile. Zoes have wide eyes and wild hair and an air of mild bemusement.<p>There might actually be something to the idea that people who share a name also share a stereotypical "look" to them, researchers say. In one experiment, …

Psychology

This Wild New Supersolid Is Three States of Matter at Once

You learn about three or four phases of matter in school—solids, which have a shape and volume, liquids, which have a volume only, and gases and …

NASA's request for new planet names is a hilarious McPlanetface disaster

Suggestions run the gamut from 'Forest Gump' to more serious …

Patrick Stewart to apply for US citizenship to 'fight' Trump

Logan actor Patrick Stewart says that he plans to apply for US citizenship to “fight” President Donald Trump and his administration.<p>Speaking on The View, Stewart said that his citizenship application “might be the only good thing as the result of this election”. Asked why, he said: “Because I want …

Donald Trump

Going to the Beach Actually Changes Your Brain for the Better, Says Science

If you needed another reason to plan a family trip to the beach, here you go. You're welcome!<p>We live on a lake for a reason: Being near water just makes us happy!<p>As a child, I lived near the ocean, and always knew that a landlocked existence just wasn't for me. So I'm glad my husband and kids are …

A mayonnaise café is opening and it sounds full on

Someone you know is probably jumping for joy rn

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Drink: Check Out These ALIENS Tiki Mugs

The Science of Puppy-Dog Eyes

The science behind puppy-dog eyes may help explain how dogs became our companions thousands of years ago.<p>Share the knowledge!<p>Share<p><i>fast_rewind</i> Watch …

Sunday Comics: A Wild Yungoos Appeared!

Welcome to <i>Kotaku</i>’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics that usually occurs on Sunday except when it doesn’t. The images enlarge …

Check Out An Interactive Map of Every Dinosaur Fossil Found On Earth

The map lets you search by period, taxonomy and strata.<p>Some engineers have created an interactive map to navigate the overwhelming amount of data created by the Paleobiology Database, a massive collection of information about fossils and related research. The map essentially plots the location of …

The Trappist-1 system sounds wonderful, but would humans survive the interstellar journey?

So does NASA's discovery mean that we'll be off to our new home sometime soon? Hardly, in fact humans might never set foot in the Trappist-1 system; …

Mothership, for those times when you just want to punch a starship in the mouth

Quick and dirty action, presented beautifully at the table<p>Sometimes, I get a hankering to play a complex, 4x-style space exploration game. Then, a couple hours in, I realize that all I really wanted to do was blow shit up. Thankfully, now I have <i>Mothership</i>, a board game custom built for those times …

The Apollo 11 exhibit is the next big national tour you need to catch

Space and science nerds, rejoice!<p>A monumental piece of space exploration history — the Apollo 11 capsule — is soon launching a national tour, giving …

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 …

How fantastical Atari box art taught the world what makes video games special

<i>In Art Of The Game, Nick Wanserski explores how visual design shapes video, tabletop, and role-playing games.</i><p>Atari 2600 box art is well loved and …

Overwatch, Pokémon, Deadpool and more grace the covers of alternate Oscar posters

Wish we got these movies, too<p>The 89th annual Academy Awards are set to take place this Sunday, and just ahead of the telecast, artists have redone a number of the posters for many of the nominated films to include characters from <i>Overwatch, Pokémon, Deadpool</i> and more.<p>A number of the posters were …

Why You Should Check Out Looney’s Play Pyramid Arcade

My first introduction to Looney Labs was seeing this silly looking tube of pyramids. I had just started working at a game store and had no idea how …

Board Games

Internet memes mock Donald Trump by making him look small - literally

<b>Opponents of US President Donald Trump know he has responded to comments about the size of his hands before.</b><p>Now, some internet users have gone one step further and doctored images to make his whole body look minuscule.<p>At 6ft 2in (187cm), Mr Trump is taller than many world leaders and edges ahead of …

Donald Trump

Spice up your name with this Sean Spicer name generator

Sean Spicer, the new White House Press Secretary tasked with combating fake news – probably including this article, so don’t bother reading it – has mispronounced a couple of important names.<p>Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been lovingly dubbed “Joe,” and Australia’s Prime Minister …

Malcolm Turnbull

Food Puzzles for Cats Helps You Find and Build Kitty Brainteasers

Cats who work for their food seem to be happier and healthier, so stuffing food into a toy isn’t just a hobby for you. It’s a way to reduce your …

The Best Telescopes to Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …

Telescopes

Pentagram Revamps Classic Kids’ Games For Grownups

You probably haven’t played Battleship or Rock-Paper-Scissors since your parents made your lunch. That may change now that the graphic design firm Pentagram has given each game a beautifully designed update that’s more for grownups than kids.<p><i>Dazzleship Battleship</i>, designed by Angus Hyland, takes …

Microsoft Cortana's new feature makes you keep your promises

Windows 10's digital assistant can scan your emails -- if you let it -- and suggest reminders so you don't forget any commitments you've made.<p>"I'll get you an answer tomorrow."<p>"I'll have those figures to you by EOD."<p>"I'll get you that report on Friday."<p>With the constant barrage of emails, your …

Cortana