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13 Top Scientists' Favorite Books And Movies

Everything from comic books to classic films inspired these bright minds.<p>There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but sci-fi books and movies have inspired some of the greatest minds of today.<p>"The best of the science fiction films will stimulate a curiosity and an interest in a …

We asked readers for the strangest things their beloved feline companions do<p>As anyone with a cat knows, they can be extremely weird animals. How weird? The Guardian asked readers and other writers to share examples.<p>Is your cat weirder than this? Share your own story in the comments below.<p>my kitten …

Pets

RADA launches new musical theatre course

RADA is to expand its musical theatre offering with the launch of a new course intended to nurture “the complete musical theatre performer”.<p>The …

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders

Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents<p>Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French …

Costco sells more organic food than Whole Foods

If you had to choose, which grocery store would you guess sells more organic products: Whole Foods or Costco Wholesale? The answer: Costco. The <i>Seattle Times</i> reports that the latter company sold more than $4 billion in organic products this year, compared with Whole Foods' estimated $3.6 billion …

Agriculture

The Best Lemon Cake You'll Ever Have

When we’re visiting my grandmother in England, she always serves afternoon tea around 4pm. We’ll gather around the table in swimsuits and shorts, and …

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

Education

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

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Beginner Baguettes - Take II

Adventures in Baby Steam and Razor Blades!<p>Results of Take I - My beginner baguettes<p>I did some more research based on dabrownman's and greenbriel's …

Scripture Bars {i.e. Mud Hen Bars or Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars}

So apparently, I’m waaaay behind the times when it comes to these magnificent little bars. You may know them as Mud Hen bars or maybe Halfway Cookies …

9 Super-Annoying Things You Do at Restaurants, According to Restaurant Workers

Pro tip: They can tell when you're faking that food allergy.<p>Hang out with servers, kitchen staff or managers after a restaurant closes, and you stand an excellent chance of being regaled with tales of oblivious, obnoxious or entitled restaurant customers. If only the dining public could be privy to …

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How to Raise a Reader

An interview with best-selling children's author Jon Scieszka<p>Author Jon Scieszka, a former elementary school teacher, has introduced kids to <i>The Stinky Cheese Man</i>, the Trucktown picture books, the Time Warp Trio series of historical adventure books, and a dozen other of his creations, of which 11 …

Kids

Will Your Child Be Fat?

You might not be the best judge of that. Here's what you need to know about the health risks of obesity and the simple changes all families can make.<p>Is real baby fat a problem?<p>For the most part, a plump baby will start looking a lot leaner once he starts running around. But if your infant starts …

'Mars rat' taking Internet by storm

A Mars rock that bears a passing resemblance to a rodent is scuttling across the Internet with gusto, even inspiring some fans to set up a Twitter account in its name.<p>UFO buffs spotted the purported "Mars rat" in a panoramic photo snapped in September 2012 by NASA's Curiosity rover. Zooming in on a …

Become A Cartoon Character With These Optical Illusion Bags

I don’t know how much time I wasted Googling for evidence that Jump From Paper‘s cartoon-inspired bags aren’t just an elaborate Photoshop job. The bags, which come in a variety of color palettes and styles, from princess pink to Mondrian reds and blues, share an aesthetic that is straight out of an …

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Vine

One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere

Weekdays are busy. They're also really long. And even though we all have to eat, making dinner at the end of a workday is the last thing we want to do. Right? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we have good news: We have found a simple dinner option. Let us introduce you to our new favorite …

Marshmallow Science

In honor of my official addiction to City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival this month, I set out on a culinary quest: to make the ideal, healthy, homemade marshmallow. After all, the classic Jet-Puffed pack of white Styrofoam puffs just wouldn't do the trick for my daily fills of Vietnamese Cinnamon …

17 Very Very Tiny Kittens

So little. So adorable.

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Thermodynamics

19 DIY Hacks To Organize Your Whole House

Having a small living space doesn't need to become a big problem. Embrace your space by keeping your things organized efficiently with these simple …

In the Energy Wars, It’s Solar Power: 1, Fossil Fuels: 0. For Now.

According to a new survey from The Solar Foundation, the U.S. solar industry is expanding at a breakneck pace—so quickly that it’s a major driver of …

Solar Power

Climate change could increase the spread of tropical diseases

Many tropical diseases such as malaria, Chagas disease and dengue are transmitted to humans via mosquitoes and other carriers known as vectors. These …

Public Health

Trippy Handbags That Really Do Look Like Cartoon Drawings

Your eyes aren't deceiving you, these handbags really do look like they've leaped out of the pages of a comic book - but they're actually real.<p>With …