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This Experiment Will Give You An Idea Of How Vast Space Really Is

<i>How big is space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jeffrey Naujok, Computer Programmer, on Quora:</b><p>Space is big.<p>Really big.<p>Okay, now that I’m done quoting Douglas Adams…<p>Let’s try an …

Proxima Centauri

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Microbiology

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Social Sciences

Girl Asks Rick And Morty’s Co-Author How To Cope With Depression, Does Not Expect His Response

Depression is a bitch and not all people are able to tackle it alone. However, when Twitter user @chojuroh asked Dan Harmon, the co-showrunner of …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In

There's a winner, but we need more research.<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be …

Prince Harry

How Chinese scientists used a supercomputer to solve the ancient puzzle called the Three Body Problem

In 1889, in honour of his 60th birthday King Oscar II of Sweden offered a rich prize to any scientist who could solve an ancient puzzle known as the …

Mathematics

Yikes—How Sunscreen Is Killing Coral Reefs

There are plenty of scary things that can happen to you in the great outdoors: avalanches, rockfall, unexpected storms, urgently needing to use the …

Coral Reefs

Simple Strawberry Mousse (Mousse di Fragole) - Italian Dessert

This strawberry mousse is so simple and so rich, creamy, and delicious! Italians generally have simple cooking techniques – but they are cooking with …

Three recipes to breakfast like a Scandinavian

A traditional start to a Swedish day can be found in freshly baked rolls, scone-muffins with fruit curd, and an autumnal granola, courtesy of new book Lagom<p>The Swedes are pretty early risers, which is admirable given that, for much of the year, they will wake up, have breakfast and go to work in …

Betsy DeVos Ends a Campus Witch Hunt

Suppose you’re the kind of thoughtful liberal who concluded from Donald Trump’s election that you’ve been living in a bubble and need to better understand the causes of America’s distemper. Suppose, too, that you have friends who voted for Trump — and who you know for a fact are neither bigots nor …

Why You Should Be Souring Your Milk (on Purpose)

<i>When milk’s involved, magic happens. We’re partnering with Milk Life to learn all about the essential role the farm-fresh beverage plays in elevating</i> …

How To Make Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Of all the iconic cookies — chocolate chip, sugar, snickerdoodle — a really reliable, chewy peanut butter cookie has always eluded me. Some recipes …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Are Pets the New Probiotic?

Scientists are paying increasing attention to the “indoor microbiome,” the billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that we share our homes and offices with. But not all those micro-organisms are bad for us, experts note. And exposure to a rich array of indoor germs may actually be salutary, helping …

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To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.<p><b>Facebook App: Open</b> …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s trout recipes

It’s time to stop treating trout as salmon’s poor relation<p>Anyone who writes menus for a living wants to achieve two things: one, of course, is to offer a selection of dishes that people are keen to try; the other is to encourage guests to try something new, to venture outside their comfort zone. …

The Kekulé Problem - Issue 47: Consciousness

<i>Cormac McCarthy is best known to the world as a writer of novels. These include</i> Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, <i>and</i> The …

Literature

Are We Wrong About What Makes Food Healthy?

Some of the foods we think are the healthiest may play a role in leaky gut, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases, says goop contributor, Steven …

The Imminent Death of the Waters of the U.S. Rule

In times of rapid and radical change, unless there is overt violence from which one must protect oneself and family, the only real positive action is …

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad And The Great Debate Over What It Means To Be An American

"You don't look like you're from around here," a young Adolphus Busch is told as he arrives in America from Germany to pursue his dream of making beer. So begins Budweiser's new Super Bowl ad, released earlier this week into an ongoing political maelstrom over immigration.<p>The ad depicts the …

Republican Party

Senate Votes to Repeal Rule That Protects Streams From Mining Waste

<i>[Update: President Trump has signed an order for the EPA to move forward with eliminating the Clean Water Rule.]</i><p>Today, the Senate voted to repeal a …

This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

Donald Trump

Trump psychology: Tough times demand tough talk | Science | DW | 25.01.2017

He makes threats and hurls insults. His gestures and language are aggressive. He uses his voters' fear and presents himself as a savior. It's Donald …

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first …

Running pounds down knee inflammation, says new study

While running for exercise is often lauded for the fact that it aids weight loss, improves cardiovascular and respiratory health and may even help …

WTF Workouts: Do You Have What It Takes to Complete Them?

<b>WTF workouts are challenging</b>. If you can complete them, you must be in fine shape. They can be brutal and can lead to you saying, "Why the flip am I …

Bodybuilding