Raymond Macon

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This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—and Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter

Astronomers discover a giant world – but is it a planet?

‘When is a planet not a planet?’ is a lot more than the beginning of a poor joke at a drunken astronomers’ Christmas party (but we laughed nonetheless). It is actually a serious question that cuts to the heart of our ignorance about how celestial objects form.<p>The discovery of a giant planet 22,000 …

Universe

The newest Supreme Court Justice is already alienating his colleagues — and it looks like it could get worse

Following his nomination to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch was packaged by his wealthy benefactors as the judicial equivalent of a carrot cake: mild and wholesome with the occasional hint of spice.<p>Now that the justice has been safely installed on the court for life, he has revealed himself to be …

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

Science

Lemon Butter Chicken

<b>You’ll need</b><p>4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut in half)<br>1/2 Tablespoon paprika<br>3 Tablespoons butter, divided<br>4 garlic cloves<br>1 cup chicken broth<br>1/2 …

Why you're probably cooking rice the wrong way

From washing it clean to letting it rest – and everything in between – here’s the definitive rice advice<p>With rice at the core of what at least half the world’s population cooks, it will come as no surprise that there are as many varieties of the grain as there are ways to prep it. Even in its …

Food

10 Vegetarian Soup Recipes So Good Even Staunch Carnivores Will Want Seconds

We've already professed our love of soup on multiple occasions this season (see decadent cauliflower soup recipes and low-carb soup recipes for …

Adobe Said It Would Offer Standalone Lightroom ‘Indefinitely’

Adobe unveiled its cloud-centric Lightroom CC yesterday and announced that desktop Lightroom has been rebranded as Lightroom Classic CC. The company …

The New Front in the Gerrymandering Wars: Democracy vs. Math

In the late spring of 2011, Dale Schultz walked the short block in Madison from his State Senate office in the Wisconsin Capitol to the glass-­paneled building of Michael Best & Friedrich, a law firm with deep ties to his Republican Party. First elected in 1982, Schultz placed himself within the …

Government

Trump gets millions from golf members. CEOs and lobbyists get access to president

Dozens of lobbyists, contractors and others who make their living influencing the government pay President Trump’s companies for membership in his private golf clubs, a status that can put them in close contact with the president, a USA TODAY investigation found.<p>Members of the clubs Trump has …

Donald Trump

The large parts of America left behind by today's economy

Economic prosperity is concentrated in America's elite zip codes, but economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating. What …

Trump's most (and least) popular cabinet members

<b>NEW POLITICO/MORNING CONSULT POLL --</b> <b>MOST POPULAR CABINET MEMBERS:</b> Defense Secretary James Mattis topped the list of Trump’s most popular advisers with a <b>40%</b>favorable rating (+20% net favorable), according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. <b>EVERY CABINET MEMBER</b> is under water. <b>JOHN KELLY: 39%</b> (+17 …

What black Americans are most worried about in the Trump era

President Trump won only 8 percent of the black vote in 2016 after pleading his case this way throughout the campaign:<p>“And I ask you this, I ask you this — crime, all of the problems — to the African Americans, who I employ so many, so many people, to the Hispanics, tremendous people: What the hell …

African-American News

The U.S. cities with the worst traffic jams for their size

INRIX Roadway Analytics, a cloud-based traffic analysis tool, identified and ranked 108,000 traffic hotspots in the 25 most congested cities in the …

In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked

Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of …

Religion

See the most moving photo from the Cassini mission

For a moment four years ago, the spacecraft Cassini watched Earth from 900 million miles away. The probe had ducked behind Saturn. There, shielded from the sun's rays, the robot turned its delicate lenses toward home. On July 19, 2013, Earthlings in the know waved and smiled for the paparazzo in …

In the 1930s, we illegally deported 600,000 U.S. citizens because they had Mexican heritage

In downtown Los Angeles during the 1930s, La Placita Catholic church was a social hub for Mexican Americans and immigrants. Immigration agents were …

Immigration

A Parmesan Crust Is What Your Baked Chicken Is Missing

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Coat a wire rack with cooking spray and fit over a rimmed baking sheet.<p>Heat the oil in a …

9 common punctuation mistakes that make you look dumb

National Punctuation Day is celebrated every year in the US on September 24.<p>Founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004, the day was created to celebrate the correct usage of all punctuation, from the "lowly comma" to the "ever-mysterious ellipsis."<p>In honor of National Punctuation Day this year, INSIDER rounded …

How focus stacking can help you to get super sharp landscapes

Focus stacking is a popular technique for macro photographers. But did it ever occur to you to try it with landscapes? No? Nor me. But it makes a lot …

Rum Balls Recipe

A Christmas cookie plate is even better when it includes a few homemade candies, and this recipe for Rum Balls from the <i>Southern Living</i> archives is …

10 Inventive Ground Beef Recipes

Where’s the beef? It’s all over these fun, fresh recipes. Don’t expect the basic tacos, burgers, chili, enchiladas … When you feel like you’ve …

Cooking

Caramel Flans

This wobbly milk-and-egg custard with a crown of caramel makes a memorable finish to a Spanish meal. It is normally prepared in individual metal pots known as <i>flaneras</i>, specially made for the purpose. These can be difficult to find outside Spain, but you can substitute individual-sized ramekins or …

Make chicken teriyaki, a tribute to a Seattle favorite

As a child of Seattle, I’m fond of my hometown’s relationship with chicken teriyaki, which is to the Emerald City what cheesesteaks are to …

Fish tacos

These delicious fish tacos are almost as fun to make as they are to eat! We made this while on Vancouver Island in Canada and used fresh halibut from a fisherman, but any white fish will do. Delicious with salsa verde and sour cream, but you could always use a mild chilli sauce as an …

Baked Thick-Cut Fries Recipe

Unpeeled fries are called <i>luie wijven friet</i> or ''lazy wives' fries'' in Dutch. Of course, cooking fries with the skin-on is not only easier, but may …

Chicken Alouette Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Unfold pastry sheets, and roll each sheet into a 14- x 12-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut one sheet into four 7- …

A Very Good, Very Crunchy Reason to Not Peel Shrimp

I first learned to eat shrimp whole, with the shells on, from a Brazilian friend, one snowy winter. We were visiting Maine during the (once-abundant) Maine shrimp season. Before, I had always fiddled about before with peeling the shells off these small beasts. Once I recognized the outside skin as …

9 Amazing Apple Pie Recipes

Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie<p>Tart Granny Smith apples, plenty of dried fruit and spices, citrus, and rum go into this richly flavored (and …

Baking

Red Beans and Rice

This Creole classic was actually designed for the dried kidney bean—an inexpensive staple that could simmer away while Monday’s wash gets done, with …