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MIT cuts ties with brain preservation startup Nectome

MIT is disassociating itself from Nectome, the Y Combinator-backed startup promising to preserve customers’ brains for the possibility of future digital upload.<p>Co-founder Robert McIntyre described the procedure as “100 percent fatal” — it involves connecting terminally ill patients to a machine …

MIT

Scientists have figured out how to grow real meat in a lab, no animal required

For people who have chosen not to eat meat or animal products for ethical reasons, one of the biggest arguments against the practice is that the …

Agriculture

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole with Sausage

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a medium skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the sausage and cook over moderately high heat, breaking it up with your …

Cooking

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017

The trouble with the future is that it never seems to arrive. That’s why we call it the future. We consequently have this bad habit of taking the …

Artificial Intelligence

Funding ban lifted on research that makes viruses more deadly

Research that involves modifying certain diseases to make them more deadly will again be funded by the US government, writes Sara Reardon for Nature. …

Microbiology

The 2-Ingredient Appetizer That Never Disappoints

In the hustle and bustle of the season, the words "two-ingredient" ring harmoniously in our ears. Amidst all of Mama's classic – albeit 35-step – …

Cooking

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems that remain unsolved.<p>Reflecting the importance of the problems, the Institute offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could provide a rigorous, …

Mathematics

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 300°. Combine crushed cookies and butter. Press mixture on bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.<p>Step 2<p>Microwave …

Dessert

Special Report: Inmate deaths reveal 'torturous' use of Tasers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Corporal Matthew Stice pointed his Taser at Martini Smith’s bare chest.<p>Smith was 20 years old, pregnant and stripped nearly naked, standing in a cell in the Franklin County jail in Columbus, Ohio. She had been detained on charges of stabbing a boyfriend she’d accused of …

Crime

19 No-Fuss Treats Guaranteed to Impress Your Coworkers

Whether you’re lovingly crafting a package of sweets for your work wife or scrambling to find a crowd-pleasing treat for an end-of-year potluck, ‘tis the season for homemade baked goods. Cookies or brownies or bars are best for anyone who wants make-ahead, commute-ready, gift-appropriate treats …

Sheet-pan recipe makes easy winner chicken dinner

Sheet pan: Meet spotlight.<p>Sure, you’ve spent your career quietly cradling cookies, crisping potatoes, catching drips. It’s true that no one suspends you from a showy rack, like the saucier. No one burnishes you bright, like the copper bowl. No one lets you linger on the island, like the mortar and …

It Wouldn’t Be a Southern Christmas Without This Easy Appetizer

Nothing brings people together at a party faster than a great bowl of dip. Especially our Warm Turnip Greens Dip. Around the Southern Living office, …

Collard Greens

This Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry Is a Weeknight Wonder

<b>Prepare the ingredients:</b> It is very important that all the ingredients are cut as directed in the ingredient list and ready to go before you put the …

Food & Dining

These are real images of a star going supernova

Going Supernova<p>Our ability to view and image the universe has improved drastically within recent decades. The Hubble Space Telescope opened a window …

Cheeseburger Casserole

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp. Transfer to a plate; set …

Country Lifestyle

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Step 2<p>Season the scallops with salt and pepper and wrap each in 1 slice of bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet …

Country Lifestyle

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

Why You Need a Bag of Tater Tots in the Freezer All Holiday Season Long

Tater tots have been relegated to school cafeteria trays and dive bar menus, but these crisp, golden nuggets can do so much more. As the holiday …

Cooking

Ice Men: The Deer and Duck Hunters Who Live for Deadly Weather

A<b>s the sun set</b>, the snow flew—first in flurries, followed by blinding sheets of white. My 4Runner—in 4WD low—struggled to climb Wurtsboro mountain on …

A 100-year-old US riot only now being talked about

<b>It's almost 100 years since 19 African-American soldiers were executed following a violent mutiny in Texas. Why is the US only now coming to terms with what happened?</b><p>For decades, no name appeared above the grave of Corporal Jesse Moore, only the number seven.<p>The figure corresponded to noose number …

Justice

My Grandmother's Meatballs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small saucepan, cook the potato in salted boiling water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain well, then pass through a …

Country Lifestyle

The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°F. Place a large pan filled with 1/2 inch water in oven.<p>Step 2<p>Make crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs and …

Dessert

Q&A: Explaining the fight over U.S. 'net neutrality' regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is poised to vote on Dec. 14 to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by former President Barack Obama.<p>FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal would repeal rules that bar internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking, …

Net Neutrality

The Best Weed-Spiked Dishes For Your 'Danksgiving' Meal

Whether you enthusiastically celebrate the inherently strange tradition of Thanksgiving with a doofy fold-out paper turkey, or you reject the idea …

Woman solves mystery of man who left flowers at her 12-year-old brother's grave for nearly 70 years

A mystery man who left flowers at a 12-year-old boy scout's grave for nearly 70 years has been revealed to be a childhood friend who was with him just before he died.<p>Ronald Seymour-Westborough, 84, has been visiting the grave of Karl Sharp, who died in 1947 on a Scouting trip, since he was 18 …

Archaeology

9 ways to seem more attractive to everyone you meet

Two time-tested ways to look better are eating a nutritious diet and sticking to a workout routine. Unfortunately, those strategies need a while to take effect.<p>If you've got a party tonight — or if you need to impress a date today — you'll be pleased to know there are plenty of ways to amp up your …

Psychology

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Eric Asimov put together a fine group of experts the other day to sit on his wine …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Hunt for meteorites in your own yard

You can collect micrometeorites anywhere.<p>When you picture a meteorite, you probably imagine a massive hunk of space rock hurtling its way through Earth’s atmosphere. The objects that survive this trip sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auctions, become parts of museum displays, and make …

Meteorites