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10 Things You Might Not Know About the Nobel Prize

There's no red carpet or twerking involved, but it's an exciting time: Nobel Prizes are being announced this week. Who knows? Maybe you almost won.<p><b>1.</b> …

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11 Odd Hybrid Fruits and Vegetables

A UK-based horticulturist company has developed the TomTato—a plant that can produce both tomatoes and potatoes on the same stem. But the plant is …

The Simpsons' secret formula: it's written by maths geeks

When one of Britain's best-known science writers went to Los Angeles to meet the show's writers for a new book, he found a team dedicated to inserting gags about complex maths problems. And you thought it was just a cartoon…<p>Without doubt, the most mathematically sophisticated television show in the …

Mixing up math class can boost test scores

High school students in the US get higher scores on a standardized math test if the topics—such as algebra, geometry, etc.—aren’t separated into …

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How to Fall In Love With Math

I Heart Math T-Shirt from the NeatoShop<p>Perhaps legendary Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős said it best, "If numbers aren't beatiful, I don't know …

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The Hardest Items To Find At The Grocery Store (PHOTOS)

Okay, we'll come right out and say it: we love grocery shopping. Sometimes, after a long day, walking through the produce section, talking to the person at the meat counter and picking up a few snacks really soothes our souls. Until -- and this is a big until -- that thing we were looking for isn't …

The 3 Deadly Sins Of Cast Iron Skillet Care (PHOTOS)

Of all the prized possessions in my kitchen, one of my favorites was also probably the cheapest. I am talking, of course, about my trusted cast iron skillet and the layer of seasoning upon it. In this case, "seasoning" doesn't mean adding salt and pepper to taste, seasoning cast iron refers to the …

Michelin Announces San Francisco Bib Gourmands 2014

Michelin season in America is in full swing, and today the guide has announced the <b>Bib Gourmands for San Francisco</b>. There are 83 restaurants on the list of restaurants with "quality food at a good value" in San Francisco, up from 70 last year. There are 22 types of cuisine representded across the …

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50 Tips to Help You Make the Best Soup You've Ever Had

Have you ever added a Parmesan rind to your soup? Or V8? Have you ever wondered how to make better matzo ball soup? Or how to cool homemade soup …

The 7 Best Gluten-Free Tailgating Recipes

Football season does not bring with it the most gluten-free friendly festivities. And I'm not just talking about the beer.<p>Whether you're in a bar or sitting on the back of a Uhaul, if you're preparing for a big Sunday game, in addition to a keg, there's most likely a dozen hot wings or a pies of …

Fun With Numbers

<i>Wired</i> crunched some numbers on the recipes from <b>Food Network's</b> website with some interesting results. From their findings: Bacon improves the reviews of every type of dish except pasta and dessert; at least <b>19,628</b> chickens have died in the preparation of <b>Giada De Laurentiis recipes</b>; and chili really …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

3 Tiny, Easy Recipes from the Best New Restaurants

<i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><i>For those who have minimal ingredients, minimal time, and an ample desire to eat well tonight anyway, a few small things to make tonight, from three of our Best New Restaurants of 2013.</i><p>COQUETA<p><b>WHITE-ALMOND GAZPACHO:</b><p>Soak 1 lb almonds in water overnight. Reserve …

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New Survey Results: Best Restaurants in the North Bay

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Mathematician Calculates Formula for the 'Perfect' Pizza

A mathematician at the U.K.'s Sheffield University has calculated a formula for what she's calling <b>the "perfectly proportioned" margherita pizza</b>, designed to "ensure maximum flavor of topping to base." According to Dr. Eugenia Cheng (who's done this before with the perfect cream tea biscuit), an …

Homemade Is the New Organic

Meatloaf isn't good enough anymore. How media raised the bar for home cooking<p>I can sense when the question is on the tip of someone’s tongue. By now, the cocktails have turned watery. The tinkle of forks has softened. The conversation turns away from news, friends, or families, to cooking. “So …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Prince William grants knighthood for the first time

Britain’s Prince William reached another milestone in his royal career Thursday by honoring scores of Brits in a knighting ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace.<p>Looking handsome in his ceremonial Royal Air Force uniform, the Duke of Cambridge stepped in for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, to …

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Puberty Is Coming Earlier, But That Doesn't Mean Sex Ed Is

For kids growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, there's a standard introduction to puberty at many schools: an educational play called <i>Nightmare on Puberty Street.</i><p>It's a fictional play, and in it, character Natalie raps about how quickly her body is growing — and how her classmates call her names.<p>…

Why Does the Road Look Wet on Hot Days?

<i>Reader Robert wrote in to say, “As I drive across the Panhandle of Texas, I am wondering why the highway looks wet and shiny off in the distance but</i> …

10 Songs Bill Nye Made Educational

Bill Nye may have graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, but it wouldn't be too surprising if the …

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Why is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?

Today, people around the globe will feel uneasy about getting out of bed, leaving their homes, or going about their normal daily routines, all …

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The Secret World of Sleep: 4 Weird Things About Catching Zs

What happens after we head to bed each night? Do we simply snooze, or do we enter into a dimly lit place of wonders, terrors and peculiar science? …

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Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

<i>Reader Christah wrote to ask, “Why do our voices sound different to us than they do to other people/on recordings?” And Jenny asked on Facebook, "Why</i> …

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Grand Daddy of California Wine Events: Family Winemakers San Francisco

<i>2013 Family Winemakers at San Francisco's Fort Mason</i><p>The two-day annual Family Winemakers of California Tasting in San Francisco (FW) is the most comprehensive showing of California wines in the state. The event is mainly for trade and media, but it's open one day to the public for three hours. It's …

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …