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Don't wash the turkey: Thanksgiving food safety tips

At the Hill Street Cafe in La Canada Flintridge, chefs make Thanksgiving dinner all year round. Turkey breast and all the fixings are a menu …

Los Angeles

Decadent Twice-Baked Potatoes

<b>Ingredients</b><p>3 extra large baking potatoes, washed<br>• 1/4 pounds smoked bacon, thick sliced, cut crosswise into ½ inch pieces<br>• 1 small onion, peeled, medium diced<br>• 4 cloves garlic, peeled, roughly chopped<br>• 2 tablespoons butter<br>• 3 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese (half for mixture, half for topping)<br>• 1/3 pounds …

The secret to making better pie crust

While pie crust is far from boring (cut-outs! lattice!), its flavor has mostly played second fiddle to that of the filling. That is, until Ashley Capps, pastry chef at Buxton Hall Barbecue, blew our minds. She adds flavorings to her pie dough that back up the fillings. The way Capps uses ground …

Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe

1.2 million galaxies<p>What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes. It all seems a lot smaller until you …

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Mars may have once had lots of moons, but soon it will be down to just one

New simulations may explain why only Phobos and Deimos remain around Mars today.<p>When a moon orbits a planet, everything is fine as long as the …

Brexit's Impact Stretches From Deep Space To Nuclear Fusion

The U.K.'s fraught decision to exit the European Union was motivated by everyday issues such as trade and immigration. But its impact could soon be felt in some of Europe's most esoteric locales — like particle accelerators.<p>That's because scientists in Europe pool their resources to build …

America is lying about its involvement in Africa: AFRICOM’s reports simply don’t add up

The command’s annual mission numbers keep changing, and Congress refuses to press its top general for answers<p>Nick Turse<p>June 30, 2016 9:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>General David Rodriguez might be a modern military celebrity -- if he hadn’t spent his career ducking the …

Military

Amazon is building three giant glass domes filled with endangered species at its new HQ

Amazon is building a new office in downtown Seattle. But it also wants to make sure its employees get to enjoy some green while at work.<p>The solution: three giant glass domes filled with trees.<p>According to a report by Bloomberg on Wednesday, Amazon is building three giant spheres — called Biopsheres …

20 Tourist Attractions Worth the Money (and 5 That Aren't)

Your vacation dollars should work as hard as you …

Astronomers discover new moon in our solar system orbiting dwarf planet Makemake

Astronomers say images from a Hubble Space Telescope camera have revealed a moon located near a dwarf planet on the outskirts of our solar system.<p>A Southwest Research Institute team spotted a faint light near the dwarf planet Makemake - beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt - and were able to determine …

NASA's newest rocket booster is ready for deep space

NASA fired up a massive booster in Utah this morning. The powerful machine was put through its second and last qualification test in the desert before it's ready to facilitate the flight of the world's most powerful rocket to date.<p>The first booster test for the Space Launch System (SLS), which is …

Space Exploration

Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin' Lasers

Big science is really small. In Central Europe, a 17-mile loop looks for subatomic particles. In Washington and Louisiana, massive L-shaped detectors …

Physics

It Looks Like Pluto Has a Liquid Water Ocean

For a frigid little space rock at the ass-end of the solar system, Pluto is full surprises. Ice volcanoes, hazy skies, vast plains of churning …

Solar System

With TV Cameras Off, House Democrats Broadcast Their Own Sit-In

When Democrats took the House floor on Wednesday in a protest urging action on gun legislation, there was no official video broadcasting their efforts. Instead, social media filled the void. At least 170 House Democrats, joined by roughly 20 senators sat on the chamber’s floor Wednesday in a …

Civil Rights

Quantum computing: To boldly go where Einstein feared to tread

To build a quantum computer — and to understand what it's good for — scientists will have to stretch their minds farther than Einstein could stretch his.<p>It was the scientific equivalent of a heavyweight title fight, but less conclusive. During the 1920s and ’30s, two of the century’s greatest …