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40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

How Conservatives Can Save America

If properly understood and marshaled, they “can be a liberal democracy's strongest bulwark against the dangers posed by intolerant social movements.”<p>Conservatives can save America in 2017.<p>That’s my takeaway from a passage that I haven’t stopped thinking about since Donald Trump’s election. It …

Here are the 4 geopolitical hotspots of 2017

This makes maps a vital part of our work, here at <i>This Week in Geopolitics</i>. So we have decided to showcase some of the best maps our graphics team (TJ Lensing and Jay Dowd) made in 2016.<p>These four maps help explain the foundations of what will be the most important geopolitical developments of 2017.

How to make the perfect lemon curd

Bring a golden glow to January with a Victorian classic, and, no matter if you’re looking to be eased into the day or hit with a full-on acid trip, there’s a variation for you<p>A ray of sunshine in one of the darkest months of the year, lighter and zingier than marmalade (and considerably quicker to …

Victorian Era

Bread Baking 101 for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

My bread-baking hobby all started with a Netflix documentary. <i>Cooked</i>, based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name, explores the origins of food in …

Baking

Hardscaping 101: Ground Covers to Plant Between Pavers

Too often pathway gaps are neglected and become a home for weeds. But where some may see awkward spaces between stepping stones, I see potential. …

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

Artificial Intelligence

Six Steps to Mushroom Farming

Preface<p>The second edition of <i>Six Steps to Mushroom Farming</i> recognizes that much progress in mushroom farming has taken place over the last 25 years …

New CRISPR Technique Lets Us Probe the Darkest Corners of Biology

Two Is Better Than One<p>Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a new technique to help them understand the body’s complex and …

Genetics

The World Finally Has an Electric Vehicle That Can Go 400 Miles on a Single Charge

This week, yet another electric vehicle (EV) made its debut, this time from California-based luxury automotive company Lucid Motors.<p>The company’s Air …

Electric Vehicles

5 predictions for artificial intelligence in 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) has officially gone mainstream. Industry research firm Gartner named AI as its number one strategic technology for a second year in a row. The acquisitions race among giants like Google, IBM, Salesforce and Apple to purchase private AI companies keeps heating up — 2016 …

Artificial Intelligence

Living Machines: These Robots Are Made From Living Tissue

by The Conversation December 17, 2016 Robots & Machines<p>Victoria Webster<p>Think of a traditional robot and you probably imagine something made from …

Robotics

Powering Water Treatment With Sewage? A Danish City is Leading the Way

Wastewater Wattage<p>Aarhus, a gorgeous city in Denmark, is making renewable energy history with the world’s first water treatment plant completely …

Water

Mercedes-Benz’s Chief Design Officer Explains the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

AD sits down with Gorden Wagener to hear his philosophy on the car interiors of the future<p>How will the interior of the autonomous vehicle of the future look? It’s a question faced by designers, engineers, and product planners across the board in the automotive industry. Without the need for …

Automation Won't Create New Jobs Like Technology Did In The Past

“Increased productivity leads to more wealth, cheaper goods, greater spending power and ultimately, more jobs,” said the Wall Street Journal in the latest entry in the counterpoint to articles declaring the end of work.<p>People should trust things will work out and know the weight of historic …

Economics

Scientists think they've found the world's oldest water — and it's at least 2 billion years old

Back in 2013 they found water dating back about 1.5 billion years at the Kidd Mine in Ontario, but searching deeper at the site revealed an even older source buried underground.<p>The initial discovery of the ancient liquid in 2013 came at a depth of around 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles) in an underground …

Switchgrass may be a good option for farmers who have lost fertile topsoil

The loss of fertile topsoil from agricultural fields is an economic problem for modern farmers. When runoff water washes topsoil from agricultural …

Space Weather Watch: Keep an Eye Out for Aurora

Nothing to worry about—except for a cool light show if you live up North.<p>Heads up, we're under a space weather watch. Potential minor geomagnetic storm activity, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, started kicking up on the sun earlier on December 7. We Earthlings …

Gorgeous New Maps Show How Dramatically Our Planet’s Surface Water Is Changing

Using an expert computer system to parse through over three million satellite photos, scientists have compiled a high resolution map of the Earth …

Water

Ice ages have been linked to the Earth's wobbly orbit – but when is the next one?

Over the last two and a half million years the Earth has undergone more than 50 major ice ages, each having a profound effect on our planet’s …

Earth Science

Dear Science: What are these strangely beautiful ice formations?

We interrupt this week's regularly scheduled Dear Science to bring you a story.<p>A week ago, some friends and I went for a hike on Shenandoah National Park's Stony Man Mountain. It was a gorgeous morning, chilly and still. The only noise came from the frozen ground crunching beneath our feet.<p>Then I …

Mount St. Helens shakes 120 times within a week as volcano recharges, scientists say

In less than a week, four swarms of more than 120 earthquakes shook Mount St. Helens in late November. Although they were too small to be felt even …

Geology

How Do Animals Navigate Using Earth’s Magnetic Field?

We may be approaching the era of flying cars, but there are still some very basic forces that we just don’t understand. Magnets, for example (NSFW). …

Magnetism

NASA scientist warns Earth is due for ‘extinction-level’ event

A NASA scientist is warning that Earth is due for an “extinction-level” event like a comet or asteroid strike — and claims there won’t be anything we …

Evernote Employees Can Read Your Notes, and There's No Way to Opt-Out

Evernote just posted an update to its Privacy Policy that details how the company will make use of some new machine learning tools. In order for …

Microsoft’s new plan is to flood your entire life with artificial intelligence

“We want to bring intelligence to everything, to everywhere, and for everyone,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told developers earlier this year.<p>Artificial intelligence has been the company’s touchstone technology since Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant was added to Windows more than a …

Artificial Intelligence

Dear Millennials: One Geezer’s Guide to Achieving Financial Success

A longtime financial columnist offers three simple rules.<p>Dear millennials: You’ve no doubt noticed that you’re the financial services industry’s new …

Retirement

How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table

From the air, the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province resembles a mass of human cells under a microscope. Hundreds of thousands …

Women Love Sex More Than Men Because Things Are More Intense "Down There" (According To Science)

Most guys would probably go ahead and argue that they're the predominant gender when it comes to thinking about, wanting to have and then actually …

The Earth's Magnetic Shield Cracked, Are We Doomed?

Earth's magnetosphere protects us from harmful radiation in space, but scientists have just found a crack in it. Are we doomed?<p>We have good news and …