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What’s that brown sauce in Chinese takeout?

<i>Amuse Our Bouche</i> <i>is</i> The Takeout’s <i>column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.</i><p>Why does your attempt at home-cooked Chinese …

Google's Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself

Oh good.<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs.<p>Now, Google has …

The Evolution of Mobile

Are you ready to get your AR on?<p>Sometime after September 12, when <b>Apple</b> unveils the <b>iPhone 8</b>, the company also will release <b>OS 11</b> — and just like that, …

Augmented Reality

We're Finally Understanding How We Can Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

Surgeons and neurons team up.<p>There's nothing simple about repairing spinal cord injuries. But new research has pinned down how one of the most …

Repairs

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

These Dinners All Have Tons Of Protein And No Meat

All with over 20 grams of protein per serving.

7 Easy High-Protein, Low-Carb Dinners

There are endless ways to get crafty with low-carb dinners—veggie-crust pizzas, riced cauliflower, zucchini noodles, you name it. But while these …

Cooking

I'm a Skincare Expert—and I Would Never Do This

With all the back-and-forth, wishy-washy advice in the world, sometimes it feels good to have a concrete answer. In fact, when it comes to my skin, I …

Best Ever Coconut Chocolate Cake

1<p>Done<p>For the cake:<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 2 9-inch round cake pans then line bottom with a round of parchment paper. Butter parchment …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

South Carolina

Tesla's very first Model 3 could roll off the line today — here's what you need to know

Tesla is expecting to have a very big day.<p>The very first Model 3 is expected to roll off the assembly line. It will mark the start of production for Tesla's first mass-market car.<p>There will be handover party for the very first 30 Model 3 customers on July 28. Tesla will then ramp up production to …

Tesla

This futuristic NASA ship could reach the edge of the solar system

It took the Voyager 1 spacecraft over three decades to leave the solar system (and scientists still aren't sure when it did). We need a new method of propulsion that will transport spacecraft faster than ever before. NASA is one of a few agencies developing a new way to sail through space, on the …

Space

Quantum computers are about to get real

Qubit-based machines are gearing up to solve problems that are out of reach for even the most powerful supercomputers.

Quantum Computing

Microsoft Will Pay You to Use Bing Instead of Google

Microsoft Rewards is planning to pay people to use Bing instead of its competitors.<p>People with a Microsoft account can sign up for the rewards …

Bing

Psy got a diamond YouTube Play Button for reaching 10 million subscribers

Psy is king of YouTube, and don't you forget it.<p>The Korean rapper unveiled his gleaming Diamond Play Button in a video posted Sunday. YouTube hands …

Scientists hail 'promising cure' for HIV after study in mice

A “promising cure” for HIV and Aids has been discovered, according to scientists who managed to almost entirely eliminate the devastating immune …

SEC Probes Solar Companies Over Customer Cancellations

Federal regulators are investigating whether solar-energy companies are masking how many customers they're losing, according to a person familiar with the matter.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether San Francisco-based Sunrun Inc. and Elon Musk's San Mateo, Calif.-based …

This woman gave up sugar for 30 days and ate the most delicious meals while doing it

Her transformation is impressive.<p>While it may seem like giving up sugar would be impossible, this woman did it for a four weeks and made it look easy and, dare we say, like a tasty month-long project.<p>In her Buzzfeed story, <i>30 Days of Meals With Absolutely No Added Sugar</i>, writer Arielle Calderon …

7 Easy Recipes for Homemade Condiments

More often than not, store-bought condiments are packed with insane amounts of sugar and ingredients we can't pronounce. And while it's certainly …

Cooking

20 Creative Date Ideas That Cost Less Than $20

The typical formula for a date—think dinner, drinks, entertainment—can add up to an expensive outing. And while staying in and watching TV is a …

High School

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is working on a new augmented reality feature.</b> The update would allow users to place virtual objects over landscapes or physical objects.<p><b>2. Facebook reported a blockbuster fourth quarter.</b> Revenue was up 51% year-on-year to $8.81 billion.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Audi's Super Bowl ad is making a statement on</b> …

Advertising

Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos<p>A fragrant chili powder, cinnamon, garlic and cayenne pepper rub readies lean sirloin steak for grilling in this unbelievably …

These Are the 5 Least-Visited Places in the World, and Here's Why

So much rarely seen natural beauty.<p>Each country keeps records on the number of foreign visitors who come for tourism. And needless to say, some …

U.S. Department of State

Chocolate desserts end the year with a bang

Here's a grand idea: Let's end this challenging year, and then start a more promising new year, with chocolate. I'm making a double dark-chocolate version of our family's favorite German chocolate cake for a New Year's Eve party. Then, at the stroke of midnight, I'll serve chocolate-covered grapes …

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Happiness
Boxing Day

6 More Mysterious Radio Signals Have Been Detected Coming From Outside Our Galaxy

They're all coming from the one place.<p>Back in March, scientists detected 10 powerful bursts of radio signals coming from the same location in space. …

Vacuum’s quantum effect on light detected

Observations of the dense remnant of an exploded star have provided the first sign of a quantum effect on light passing through empty space.<p>Light …

Physics