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Plato Questioned Whether the Beauty of Math Could Makes Us Better People

This is the second diablog* with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. RNG is a philosopher, novelist, certified MacArthur “genius,” winner of a National …

PLATO

Juno mission returns first image of Jupiter and its famous Great Red Spot since going into orbit

The US space agency's Juno space mission to solve the mystery of what lies beneath the swirling storm clouds of Jupiter has sent back its first imagery since going into orbit.<p>Nasa on Tuesday released a picture taken by the spacecraft of the huge gas giant, showing a sunlit section of the planet …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. US senator Al Franken has written to the company behind "Pokémon Go" to ask about its privacy policy, TechCrunch reports.</b> The politician is concerned about the Niantic's data collection.<p><b>2. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's biggest concern is "discrimination we are having on our platform."</b> The …

Cyber-attacks

6 Breakfast Hash Recipes That Will Turn You Into a Morning Person

The only thing more annoying than the sound of an alarm clock is the prospect of eating a generic granola bar or overripe banana during your commute …

Breakfast

Here's What The Sun Looks Like From Every Planet In Our Solar System

Our Solar System is a seriously beautiful place. Whether it’s the pockmarked volcanic surface of Mercury, the dusty crimson plains of Mars, the …

Astronomy

Physicists Have Figured Out Why Jet Lag Is Worse When You Fly East

Solution: stay on vacation forever.<p>Jet lag is terrible no matter where you're going. But regular travellers will know that your body clock seems to …

Jet Lag

NASA’s Juno probe beams back its first images from Jupiter’s orbit

Here they are: The first images from Juno's orbit around Jupiter. After a stunning orbital entry on July 4 — the probe, which had been traveling at upward of 125,000 mph, managed to slow down and enter orbit within a second and a centimeter of its target — Juno's instruments are back online.<p>Juno is …

Astronomy

Juno probe sends back first breathtaking images of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno probe made history last week when it successfully entered into Jupiter’s orbit after a solitary five-year journey to space. And now, Juno …

How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker

Should your once-in-a-lifetime dream cruise aboard the Good Ship Lollipop come to a crashing halt on the rock candy cliffs of some lonely dessert island, wouldn't it be great to whip up a little stash of ice cream? Fear not, dauntless traveler, today we make ice cream without a net. And by "net," …

A massive heat wave is poised to envelop the U.S. from coast to coast next week

Following on the heels of the hottest June in the history of the lower 48 states, an extended, intense and widespread heat wave is likely to develop …

The Great Grammar Debate: 5 Books on How to Write ‘Right’

If, as Oliver Kamm writes in his new book <i>Accidence Will Happen</i>, “learning rules of language is part of what it is to be human,” then arguing over what those rules are, and if they matter, is most certainly another part. Can you start a sentence with ‘hopefully?’ Is confusing ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ an …

Could Dark Energy Be Caused By Frozen Neutrinos?

When the Universe began from its hot, dense, rapidly expanding state — from the Big Bang — there was no way of knowing it would have turned out this way. The Universe could have recollapsed almost immediately, or it could have rapidly expanded away into oblivion before a single atom formed. …

Dark Matter

6 Surprising Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

Fulfilment may be simpler than you think<p>With the list of things that make us unhappy growing ever longer - social media, smart phones, Donald Trump - some news about what makes us cheerful is more than welcome.<p>This week the University of Warwick revealed the huge psychological benefits you get from …

Happiness

Scientists still have questions about the mysterious Eye of the Sahara

For millennia, the Eye of the Sahara was hiding in plain sight.<p>That's because this huge and mysterious geologic formation is hard to spot from ground level, walking around on Earth.<p>It turns out that we really discovered this incredible bull's-eye in the sand only when we began sending humans into …

Earth Science

Robots Could Hack Turing Test by Keeping Silent

The Turing test, the quintessential evaluation designed to determine if something is a computer or a human, may have a fatal flaw, new research …

Artificial Intelligence

Spaghetti and grilled cheese are a match made in sandwich heaven

The spaghetti grilled cheese sandwich is capturing the hearts of carb lovers everywhere.<p>The scrumptious sandwich was created by the head chef at …

In Cosmic First, Scientists Spy a Star's Snow Line

For the first time, astronomers have caught a glimpse of the water snow line around a star — the point in the young star's orbiting disk of debris …

Architects and designers including Studio MK27 and Neri&Hu among AZ Award winners 2016

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> a weathering-steel temple, marble-patterned tables and a pivoting glass door are among the 18 winners of this year's AZ Awards for …

Bay Street

Scientists surveying ocean floor turn up new fish off Alaska

U.S. federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands, which …

Fish

17 Easy French Recipes for Bastille Day (and Beyond)

Bastille Day is July 14, which is the perfect excuse to insert some Gallic flavor into your summer cooking. While we won't be storming the Bastille …

Slow Cookers

How to actually lose weight on the 80/20 diet

Cameron Diaz, Olivia Munn and supermodel Miranda Kerr are just a few of the celebrities who have been associated with the 80/20 diet lately, crediting this “simple rule” for their slim figures.<p>Many insist this diet isn’t just another fad but rather an approach to a healthy lifestyle. We’ve all …

The Scary Truth Behind the 7 Staple Foods You Eat Every Day

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the sushi you had for dinner last week might have been just as fake as Cheez Whiz. A <i>lot</i> of the foods you're eating might not be as wholesome as you think they are, actually. That's exactly what writer Larry Olmsted spends nearly 300 pages discussing in his …

Forget the Big Bang, our universe may have formed from a Big Bounce

The universe is in a constant state of expansion and the general consensus is that this began as a ‘Big Bang’ – the universe bursting into existence …

Physics

Slice, Dice, Chop Or Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor?

The food processor is, for me, hugely disappointing. Before owning one, I used to see them looking all shiny and powerful in the department store, and I'd fantasize about never chopping a vegetable by hand again. I failed to consider that cookbook authors have particular ideas about how each …

Onions

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Don't Try This At Home on Your Brain

Although emerging research supports noninvasive electrical brain stimulation as an effective approach to reduce the symptoms of certain diseases and …

6 Innovative Gadgets Your Modern Kitchen Absolutely Needs

Credit<p>To the Chef, the kitchen is his workspace and his art studio, where he creates magnificent edible artwork. To many others, the kitchen is a drag, and cooking is a bore. The difference between the two is often the state of their kitchen.<p>Cooking can become interesting. Heck, anything can become …

Kitchens

Brides All Over The Internet Are Obsessed With This Wedding Cake Trend

Your world is about to be rocked.<p>The latest trend in wedding cakes isn't demure and sweet. It's actually pretty cutting edge —and we mean literally. Brides are moving away from traditional white pastries in favor of geode cakes, which depict stunning rocks lined with crystals.<p>We were first …

Here's the science behind why you should never eat on the go

That healthy lunch you packed the night before is still sitting on your kitchen counter at home. Your work is piled high and you need a break, but you don't have time to actually sit and enjoy a meal.<p>You're going to have to eat this one on the go. Take a pizza stroll — grab a slice and eat your …

Nutrition