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Starwatch: meteors and their icy origins in the heart of a comet

The Orionids meteor shower will brighten our skies later this month. What are meteors and where do they come from?<p>Spend an hour or so under a clear moonless sky and we will be unlucky not to spot a small number of meteors. Some are slow and graceful while others may be swift and glimpsed only out …

Astronomy

Taste Beyond The Tongue

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

Cooking

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst<p>Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, …

Cryptocurrency

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here's what it's like

Less than a mile from Manhattan — one of the priciest and most densely populated places in the world — exists a little-known island that people abandoned nearly 55 years ago.<p>"North Brother Island is among New York City's most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places," wrote the …

New York City

Nine health benefits of turmeric tea

Turmeric is a popular spice made from the rhizome or root of the <i>Curcuma longa</i> plant.<p>Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the</i> …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

There’s a reason some people laugh when I say that mindfulness meditation can save the United States—that it can dampen the political polarization …

Critical Thinking

13 things parents who raise mentally strong kids refuse to do

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and it gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But raising a mentally …

Here’s how people judge you based on your face

Scientists have identified countless ways that we judge people based on their looks, even when those judgments have no basis in reality.<p>"We form …

10 Delicious Recipes Starring Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken and mushrooms have been saving dinner for years now. There are so many recipes out there that include this famous kitchen duo, and most of …

Cooking

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Science Confirms That Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Turmeric or Curcumin is a wonder herb and it has many health benefits.It’s bright orange, bitter and powerful.Turmeric is the vibrant ingredient that gives curry it’s memorable hue. If you’ve tried Indian cuisine, you’ve likely tasted it and loved it.<p>This predominant spice is used generously in …

Dubai is Building a Complete Floating Replica of Venice

Dubai is a place where the impossible always seems to be made possible. With man-made islands and rainforests, indoor ski hills, and underwater hotel …

13 Places in Paris You Need to See Before They Get Too Expensive

These Are The Most Beautiful Streets And Neighbourhoods in the World

Marinated Rotisserie Roast Beef

This is a great way to prepare this particular cut of meat. Since it is generally tougher, rotisserie cooking over low heat helps to keep the roast …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

What 100 Calories Looks Like: Fresh Fruit Edition

Now that you know what 100 calories of baby carrots and other veggies look like, let's see how fresh fruits compare. Check out the chart below — you …

5 Halloween Costume Ideas for the True Fashion Girl

Halloween is one of those holidays that always seems to sneak up without warning. So when a last-minute invite to a costume party arrives in your …

You don't need to be a Trekkie to enjoy 'Star Trek Discovery'

I've lost count of the number of times my fellow nerds have rolled their eyes at the ongoing delay and behind-the-scenes drama of <i>Star Trek Discovery</i>. …

This is one of the worst fall TV seasons in years — but here are the 18 shows worth watching

But that doesn't mean there's nothing to watch.<p>There are a few entertaining freshman shows like ABC's "The Mayor" and Netflix's "American Vandal," but a lot more returning shows are must-see TV, like NBC's "The Good Place" and HBO's "Vice Principals."<p>We put together a list of the new and returning …

Watch the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion film ‘Isle of Dogs’

Wes Anderson, director of <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i> and the Oscar-winning <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, is back behind the camera with another journey into …

"Mel B's a pain but I'll save her": Simon Cowell gives crisis-hit star £1.8MILLION TV contract

Simon Cowell is poised to ­rescue ­crisis-hit Mel B by ­handing her a TV contract worth almost ­£2million.<p>In an exclusive interview with the Sunday …

Divorce

Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99% of HIV Strains

Experts are getting excited.<p>A new study has produced an antibody that's able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three …

It sounds like Trump's people have fallen for big pharma's nonsense, hook, line and sinker

In a CNBC interview on Friday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demonstrated that he had fallen for big pharma's nonsense hook, line, and sinker.<p>"In pharmaceuticals, many foreign countries forcing the price of drugs down there and that net effect is to push them up here because the pharma companies …

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

Weather

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics<p>Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly …

French marchers fill Paris streets to protest new work rules

PARIS (AP) — French far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon urged protesters Saturday to take to the streets and mount strikes to force President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the labor law changes that are key to his business-friendly economic vision.<p>Speaking to tens of thousands in Paris, Melenchon …

North Africa

Rubens' Duke of Buckingham 'found' after 400 years

<b>A "lost" portrait by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens has been rediscovered after almost 400 years.</b><p>The 17th Century Flemish artist's "head study" of the Duke of Buckingham was identified by Dr Bendor Grosvenor from BBC Four's Britain's Lost Masterpieces.<p>It was in Glasgow Museums' collection and on …

Artists