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What’s a safe distance between us and a supernova?

And how many potentially exploding stars are located within the unsafe distance?<p>A supernova is a star explosion – destructive on a scale almost …

Chez Panisse Gingersnap Recipe

397<p>81<p>7<p>Shares 485<p>During my interview at Chez Panisse, as I sat across the table from Alice Waters in the main dining room at the restaurant, she asked …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Is Not Normal

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Nintendo's NES Classic Edition will be hard to find

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic Edition is going to be a huge sales magnet this holiday season. It packs 30 of the best original Nintendo games into a tiny, plug-and-play package for $60.<p>Nintendo is banking on nostalgia, and based on how quickly the early pre-orders sold out a few …

A respected scientist is resorting to desperate measures to try to force the government to fight climate change

As human emissions slow-cook the world, a researcher known for his groundbreaking work on climate change is making a frankly desperate move to force the government to deal with it.<p>James Hansen, along with 11 co-authors, published a paper Tuesday outlining a stark picture of the situation we've …

YC grad Paperspace gets $4m seed round to disrupt virtual desktops

Paperspace founders Daniel Kobran and Dillon Erb set out to solve a hard problem, one the typical startup might shy away from. They wanted to disrupt the mature virtual desktop market dominated by giants like VMware, Citrix and Amazon. Today they got a healthy $4 million seed round to pursue the …

Startups

How big is the universe? Attempting to answer one of astronomy’s most complex questions

The universe is a <i>big</i> place, and it’s hard to fathom the immense size given our finite ideas of distance here on Earth. Because of this, determining …

Meet Todd Rider, the Man Who Maybe, Probably Cured Most of the Viruses on Earth

"I believe that DRACO has the potential to completely revolutionize the treatment and prevention of viral infections in the 21st century."<p>Todd Rider, …

Research

What’s ahead for mortgage rates in Canada? Watch the U.S. Fed

Watch the U.S. Federal Reserve over the next several months to understand what's ahead for mortgage rates in Canada.<p>Our economy is weak and there's zero chance of the Bank of Canada raising rates any time soon. But we're not in total control of our interest-rate destiny. If rates in the United …

Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 0.5 per cent, predicts ‘substantial rebound’ in second half

OTTAWA — Canada’s economy was a major disappointment in the first half of 2016.<p>The same can be said for the performance in the United States — and …

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

Apple Crisp from the Slow Cooker

Place the flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Pour in the melted butter and stir until the butter is …

F.D.A. Bans Sale of Many Antibacterial Soaps, Saying Risks Outweigh Benefits

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of soaps containing certain antibacterial chemicals on Friday, saying industry had failed to prove they were safe to use over the long term or more effective than using ordinary soap and water.<p>In all the F.D.A. took action against 19 …

U.S. Bans Common Chemicals in Antibacterial Soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its decision Friday on banning 19 active ingredients in antibacterial soaps. The ruling, 40 years in …

Mississippi River

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

This Man Has Been Living On Cruise Ships for Twenty Years

Mario Salcedo took his first cruise almost twenty years ago—and never stopped.<p>There’s a home-made sign on deck 11 of Royal Caribbean’s <i>Navigator of the Seas</i> that reads ‘Super Mario’s Office’. Every morning, a dapper, tanned passenger perches there, quietly tapping away at his keyboard. An office …

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

You can be this hot by working out 1 hour a week

If Joe Wicks has his way, we will be ditching our scales and feasting on carbohydrates and healthy fats — and instead of a growing waistline, we’ll …

Strange Canadian driving laws that surprised us the most in 2015

Nope, it isn't illegal to drive barefoot anywhere in Canada. And, yes, there really is a law that says you have to honk before passing another car in P.E.I. — but you probably won't get fined.<p>Canada has 13 different sets of driving laws. That's bound to make for some strange and unexpected rules. …

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …