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Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

Conversation Translator

A language translator for conversations with foreign people.<br>An interpreter for dialogues with local people.<p>• Easy communicate with foreigners.<br>• Ask …


How much water does Earth hold?

If you scooped up all of the world’s water and made it into a giant sphere, how big would it be? Sam Hume explains.<p>We think of Earth as watery – the blue planet. But how much water is there, and where exactly is it held?<p>As well as the obvious places like the oceans, large stores of water can be …


Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.<p><b>King Tutankhamun was just a teenager when he died. For an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, presumably well fed and fiercely protected, this was a premature demise.</b><p>It was also momentous, for his death meant the beginning of the …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Brighter than the sun: stunning new details on the meteor that exploded over Russia

Thanks largely to eyewitnesses and video footage, researchers have documented Chelyabinsk with incredible detail<p>It was the blast felt around the world: when the Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over Russia in February, its shock wave was powerful enough to emit subsonic waves to far-flung regions across …

Can you catch a yawn off a wild animal?

It's well-known that yawning is contagious. Dogs will even respond to a yawning owner by producing a yawn of their own, thought to be an indication they are capable of cross-species empathy. But what about the other way round? What does it mean if you catch a yawn off a wild animal like a lion?

22 Reasons Hash Browns Should Be Your Life Partner

Hash browns are better than everything and everyone. Forever.

Optical Illusion Paintings Distort Ideas of Reality

In a continuation of his intriguing <i>Millenium</i> series, Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan developed a number of oil paintings that will force your eyes to make sense of the distortions. The artist painted stunning portraits along the most unexpected surface, creating a surreal illusion of …


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New kind of microscope uses neutrons

Device could open up new areas of research on materials and biological samples at tiny scales.<p>Researchers at MIT, working with partners at NASA, have …

APOD: October Aurora in Prairie Skies (2013 Oct 05) Image Credit & Copyright: Randy Halverson Explanation: Wind and spaceweather are transformed in this haunting night skyscape. The prairie windmill and colorful auroral display were captured on October 1, from central South Dakota, USA, as a good season for aurora hunters came with longer autumn nights. From green to rarer reddish hues, the northern lights are sparked by the geomagnetic storms caused by solar activity. These extend far above the cloud bank to altitudes well over 100 kilometers, against the backdrop of distant stars in the northern night. Visual double star Mizar, marking the middle of the Big Dipper's handle, is easy to spot at the left edge of the frame. The dipper's North Celestial Pole pointers Merak and Dubhe line up vertically near picture center. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

Summer Triangle and the galactic plane

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the sky’s galactic equator … and then project outward to the plane, …