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Gaia clocks speedy cosmic expansion

<b>Europe’s Gaia space telescope has been used to clock the expansion rate of the Universe and - once again - it has produced some head-scratching.</b><p>The reason? The speed is faster than what one would expect from measurements of the cosmos shortly after the Big Bang.<p>Some other telescopes have found this …

How Climate Change Could Spread Diseases Like Zika

For thousands of years, humans have taken every precaution to avoid mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, from Malaria to Zika. But while …

Ancient Babylonians used geometry to plot Jupiter's path 1,400 years before Oxford scholars

Clay tablets show astronomers used advanced techniques that had previously been credited to medieval Europeans<p>Ancient Babylonian astronomers were way ahead of their time, using sophisticated geometric techniques that until now had been considered an achievement of medieval European scholars.<p>That is …

Congress and the Pentagon May Kill SpaceX’s Competition

Sen. John McCain has resumed his crusade against United Launch Alliance (ULA), the Pentagon’s primary space launch contractor, and its importing of …

Google to FCC: Project Loon Balloons Won't Fry Anyone With Radiation

Google has written to the Federal Communications Commission to assure regulators that the company's "Project Loon" Internet-beaming balloons pose no threat to anyone — when it comes to radiation, anyway. (A balloon has come down unexpectedly during testing at least once.)<p>As designed, the balloons …

Famous Restaurant Alfredo Sauce Recipe

"This is a much sought after recipe from a popular chain restaurant --my nephew worked there as a cook and gave it to me."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup …

Swedish Cured Pork Loin Recipe

"This is a delicious, easy to prepare main dish that is a little different. The meat is cured overnight in a dry rub of sugar, salt, cumin and …

Harry Potter Fans Will Freak Out Over These Butterbeer Cupcakes

<i>The following post was originally featured on Sugar and Soul and written by Rebecca Hubbell, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>These <b>Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes</b> will cast a spell on your taste buds and leave you in a state of geeky bliss!<p>It's that time of year again! Every December Matt and I …

Dessert

Lemon Caper Butter Sauce Recipe

"This simple lemon caper butter sauce is the perfect accompaniment to sauteed sole."<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon capers<p>1/2 teaspoon butter<p>2 lemons, …

How to Reheat a Steak Without Ruining It

Yesterday, ChefSteps — the mad kitchen scientists formerly of the Modernist Cuisine lab — introduced a shiny new piece of hardware: Joule is an immersion circulator that the ChefSteps team touts as the best of its kind on the market. In a new episode of "The Meat Show" with Eater's Nick Solares, …

Actor Paul Walker's father sues Porsche over fatal crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & …

Is junk food making us fat? Why cutting candy, soda may not be enough

It’s easy to blame junk food, fast food and sodas for our weight problems. Sugary sodas — with their more than 220 calories per serving — have been called public enemy No. 1 in the fight against obesity.<p>What if junk food or soda actually plays only a limited role in America’s fat crisis?<p>In a new …

A Slice of Heaven in Pittsburgh

Somehow, over the past few years, Neapolitan pizza — gooey, thin, soft-crusted, mozzarella-and-tomato-only — has become the ideal. In a way it’s understandable; pizza had strayed so far from its roots that the classical model was bound to come back.<p>But the Neapolitan version, classic as it is, is …

14 Epic Grilled Cheese Recipes to Make STAT

Let’s be real: Who doesn’t love a classic grilled cheese sandwich? Grilled cheese makes for the perfect lunch staple rotation and epic late-night snack. If you’re in the mood to spice things up a bit (who isn’t?), check out the recipes below. Between the brie, Havarti and blue cheese, you’ll want …

Cooking

Crockpot Italian Spicy Sausage Casserole recipe

This weekend our TV was on more than it would normally be as we became glued to the World Cup Rugby watching the last few of our nations teams in the …

Why Humanity's Survival May Depend on Colonizing Mars

After decades of space exploration and countless movies on the subject, why exactly does Mars continue to inspire such high levels of cultural and scientific fascination?<p>Both the red planet and NASA are coasting on a wave of newfound popularity, taking center stage in big-budget Hollywood …

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tots

It's hard to believe these bite-size flavor bombs are baked-they have such a satisfyingly crispy shell. Make a double batch and freeze half for a …

Meet the Preppers Who Are Ready for the Next Massive Solar Storm

Hurricanes and blizzards are petty trifles compared with the weather phenomenon that troubles apocalypse preppers: They’re worried about a giant …

Survivalism

27 Breakfast Sandwiches That Cure a Hangover With Less Grease

Sometimes the best breakfast is one you can eat on the go. As much as we try to sit down for meals, we're often too rushed in the a.m. hours, …

Meanwhile in the Future: We Just Made Alien Contact

Humans spend a lot of time and energy wondering if there’s anybody else out there. But what if we got unequivocal evidence that there was?<p>In this …

Survivalism