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The Best Coffee Beans You Can Get Through the Mail

Going somewhere every morning to get yourself a delicious cup of coffee can add up. Go every Monday through Friday before work? Each year you’d spend …

Coffee

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

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

17 Recipes Loaded With Melted Cheese, Because You're Worth It

Ooey, gooey melted cheese.<p>There’s a common thread among most of our favorite foods. Grilled cheese, pizza, mac and cheese, they’re all loaded with melted cheese. That’s what we’re really trying to get more of when we eat these foods. Cheese is a godsend in its solid form, but when it falls apart …

Cooking

12 Sanity-Saving Suppers For Busy Families

Between homework, sports and carpools, getting dinner on the table every night can be stressful. But dinnertime doesn’t need to be difficult. From Easy Chicken Curry to 30-Minute Asian Beef Bowls, all of these simple recipes will have the entire family looking forward to mealtime — even you.<p>1. Easy …

18 Underrated TV Shows You Should Be Watching

You'll thank us later.<p>To find out where these shows are available in your region check out JustWatch.

TV

This gesture-controlled ‘screen’ is projected onto water droplets and looks cool as hell

Its creator wants to use it for light shows at concerts<p>I’ve seen quite a few amazing videos using light projection, but I’ve never seen someone combine light projection with gesture control <i>and</i> use a cloud of fine water droplets as a 3D, volumetric display. But that’s what designer Joanie Lemercier …

11 Classic Comfort Foods With A Twist

What beats your favorite comfort food on a cold day? How about a new and improved version of it? From Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto to BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, these cozy, creative recipes will keep you warm all winter long.<p><b>1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto</b><p>…

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Hydrogen

Here’s how underground chemist Tim Scully planned to save the world with LSD

He managed to get acid behind the Iron Curtain<p>Tim Scully was 20 when he did LSD for the first time, and the experience “was like getting struck by lightning.” It was 1965. Scully had been studying math and physics — on track to do government research — but acid changed everything. Instantly, he …

In a casino in Pittsburgh, an AI program is beating poker champions for the first time

The night before his newest poker competition was set to begin, Carnegie Mellon’s Tuomas Sandholm and his PhD student Noam Brown sat down to play a little No Limit Texas Hold’em against the main competition: the artificial intelligence program they designed called “Libratus.”<p>“I was totally …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Crazy-Good Seafood Recipes To Try This Week

Seafood isn't just for summer -- these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.<p><b>1. Cioppino (Fisherman's Stew)</b><p>Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea, Cioppino is an Italian-American fish stew. Serve it with garlic bread or a …

Micro-dosing: The Drug Habit Your Boss Is Gonna Love

What started as a body-tinkering, mind-hacking, supplement-taking productivity craze in Silicon Valley is now spreading to more respectable workplaces, maybe even to your office, where the guy down the hall might already be popping a new breed of brain-boosting pills or micro-dosing LSD—all in the …

Peter Thiel

Kodi: Everything you need to know about the streaming app

Kodi is an open-source media center app that's been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build is one of the most complete media …

Raspberry Pi

A Cold War technology designed to make jets fly for days might solve Earth's looming energy crisis

The world population may balloon to 9 billion people by 2040, up from 7.36 billion in 2016, and researchers believe this will translate to a 48% jump in energy consumption.<p>Fossil fuels could slake the world's thirst for energy, but burning more would exacerbate climate change and threaten millions. …

Nuclear Energy

Ask Ethan: Could the Universe be a simulation?

And if it were, is there any way we could detect that this were the case?<p><i>“Do I believe, for example, that by using magic I could fly? No. How would</i> …

The 3-minute workout you can do while you're watching TV

Let’s face it. Most of us would rather lie on the sofa after a hard day’s work than head to the gym. And while it’s fine to binge-watch TV for an …

13 DIYs to Make Your Car Seem Like New Again

Give your car that new-car smell (and look!) with smart detailing DIYs. These car cleaners and fresheners cost basically nothing to make, and you'll love how easily the 13 crafts ahead come together. No matter the time of year, it's always a good idea to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape so you're …

PopSugar

Saudi Aramco

The world's most valuable company may not be Apple Inc. That crown could instead belong to Aramco, as Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is better known. The …

20 Quick Summery Snacks With Only 3 Ingredients

Summer produce is usually so good that it doesn't need much to make it better. But when you are looking to spice things up, we have a few ideas to make your Summer snacks more interesting and elegant. Butter, citrus juice, and salt are a few of the no-brainers, but we've thrown in some oddball …

Sensus Smart Guitar by Mind Music Labs

Introducing the Sensus Smart Guitar by Mind Music Labs. This incredible instrument is outfitted with everything you need to get playing, including …

Guitar

MQA Reviewed

[<i>Editor's Note: MQA remains as controversial, if not more so, than when this review was first published in May 2016. Seeing as there have been more</i> …

Audiophile

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

Universe

A GoPro Camera Attached to a Rocket Captures Its Launch and Separation in Near-Space

A GoPro HERO4 camera was attached to a SpaceLoft-10 rocket launched by UP Aerospace on November 6, 2015. The camera captured the rocket’s launch to …

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

The Best Coffee Makers

Over the two years we’ve reviewed coffee makers, we’ve brewed hundreds of cups of coffee in 12 different machines, sampling the results with a …

A Brilliant 4K Ultra High-Definition View of the Earth Seen From the International Space Station

NASA has released a video showing a 4K ultra high-definition view of the Earth seen from the International Space Station as part of its ongoing …

NASA's latest video may be the most beautiful thing you see today

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA has released a video shot in space of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena and it is, quite frankly, phenomenal.<p>The five-minute clip, produced for NASA TV by Harmonic and released on Apr 17, uses time lapses shot from the International Space Station and shows the dancing …

Northern Lights

This 3,000-Watt Speaker Is About to Change How You Listen to Music

The acclaimed French audio brand, Devialet, announces an expansion into America.<p>Soon after launching in 2007, Devialet CEO Quentin Sannié got a visit from Sting at the audio brand's Paris headquarters.<p>"He said, 'I want people listening to my music on this, because I spend so much time and money on …

How to get all of your photos into Google Photos

There's no shortage of ways to store your photos and videos in the cloud.<p>At <i>Mashable</i>, Google Photos has quickly become our favorite online photo and …