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Solar Road in the Netherlands - Quiet Corner

The Netherlands made headlines last year when it built the world’s first solar road – an energy-harvesting bike path paved with glass-coated solar …

Clean Energy

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

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15 Easy Foil Packet Meals Perfect for Campfire Cooking

Remember when camping food meant a hot dog on a stick and some beans heated up in their can? That was pretty yum back then, but we’ve matured and so have our taste buds. Here at the grown-up table, we’re turning campfire food up a notch, proving beyond all doubt that you can eat just as deliciously …

Cooking

Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields.<p>The …

Climate Change

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Magnetism

Climate Change Has Officially Engulfed 5 Pacific Islands

A study of satellite imagery confirms what Solomon Islanders have known all along: they are doomed.<p>Five Pacific islands have just disappeared, thanks to rising oceans. The islands are—or were—a part of the Solomon Islands, located around 1,000 miles off Australia, and were uninhabited by humans. …

Five Islands Have Disappeared into the Pacific Ocean

Several of the Solomon Islands are now underwater.<p>The Solomon Islands, in the Pacific Ocean near Papua New Guinea, comprise nearly 900 inhabited and uninhabited islands—but that total just went down by five. A report in <i>Scientific American</i> shows that five of the chain's reef islands have completely …

Most Under-Rated Healing Herbs - Quiet Corner

When you think of cooking, what herbs come to mind? Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Peppermint, and Sage? Perhaps Lavender, Thyme, and Tarragon make your …

18 Easy Appetizers to Bring to the Next Party

Because you don’t want to be the guy holding a bag of chips and a sixer of Schlitz

Cooking

6 Delicious Dinners You Can Make With Salmon Fillets

Whether grilled, pan-seared, or broiled, salmon fillets make an easy (and healthy) weeknight dinner. From Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs to Thai Chili-Glazed Salmon, these recipes are all serious family-pleasers.<p><b>1. Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs</b><p>Cedar planked salmon …

32 Interior Design Ideas for Loft Bedrooms

Loft bedrooms designs: all you need is a placement with high ceilings. High walls, deliberate negligence in their finishing, open look engineering …

50 essential free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

Graphic Design

How Earth's magnetic field is changing

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its trio of Earth-facing satellites – the Swarm satellites – more than two years ago. Since then, the three …

Fifty years ago one of the bloodiest eras in Chinese history began, in which as many as two million people died. But who started it and what was it for?<p>The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was a decade-long period of political and social chaos caused by Mao Zedong’s bid to use the Chinese …

China

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

Woodworking

The Story of God: Morgan Freeman talks creation, evil, and science

Morgan Freeman has wowed as God onscreen — remember that glorious white suit in <i>Bruce Almighty</i>? — but now his focus has shifted to understanding his …

Morgan Freeman

The top nine tips for beginner gardeners

It all started with the herbs. One late spring day, not many years ago, I cycled down to Columbia Road market, picked up rosemary, thyme and basil plants and installed them proudly in the dank, dark little concrete yard outside the back door. While they were all drowned to death or ravaged by slugs …

Why we should be mourning the death of the Great Barrier Reef | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 14.10.2016

By now, you've probably heard that at least 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by a global bleaching event. But these "rocks" on …

Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Black-and-White Op Art Visualizes Energy, Oscillations, and Frequencies

Aleksander Drakulic's visuals take inspiration from modern science and classical geometry.<p><i>Image courtesy of the artist</i><p>Slovenian artist Aleksander Drakulic spent ten years working with timekeeping technology, the type that helps keep precise synchronizations for industry and governments. The …

Smuggled North Korea photos give rare look at life outside the capital

Most pictures available outside North Korea are of Pyongyang. That's because tourism is restricted to the capital, and border control staff check — …

North Korea

Digital Photos Capture Paint Swirling in Water

Alex Nero’s digital photographs create Rorschach-like images that explore the human psyche.<p><b>This article was originally published on April 17, 2016 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Water continues to be a source of inspiration for artists, both aesthetically and as a tool in their art-making. Alex Nero …

5 Exercises to Help Boost Creativity, Divergent Thinking

Where do our best ideas come from? As it turns out, science says there are a number of ways to help prime the brain for divergent thinking. If you've …

Creativity

Vertical 'Skyfarm' Would Grow Crops Alongside Skyscrapers

The world is becoming increasingly urban, and as it changes, so does the definition of a "farm." We already have rooftop gardens in Brooklyn and …

Solar cell generates power from raindrops

Rain is normally a solar energy cell's worst nightmare, but a team of Chinese scientists could make it a tremendous ally. They've developed a solar cell with an atom-thick graphene layer that harvests energy from raindrops, making it useful even on the gloomiest days. Water actually sticks to the …

Clean Energy

January 2016

Diversity

NASA gives away the data from an Earth-mapping spacecraft

Want to know a whole lot about the Earth's surface? NASA and the Japanese government are now giving away all the data from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) instrument... for free. Previously, you had to pay if you wanted anything more than basic …