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33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes

Yep, it really can be this easy.

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Digital Photography

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

A Rare New Bacterium Thrives In Spacecraft Cleanrooms

A recently discovered bacterium thrives in the cleanest places on Earth—where spacecraft are assembled.<p><i>Tersicoccus phoenicis</i> is no ordinary microbe. This rare bacterium can withstand chemical cleaning, ultraviolet rays, and a dearth of nutrients to live in some of the most sterile places around: …

Ultimate Robot Showdown: The Iron Giant Vs. Mazinger Z

Another Wolverine Movie? Forget It

It’s been fun to watch Hugh Jackman as the rough and tough Wolverine over the past 13 (!) years, and this summer’s X-Men spinoff <i>The Wolverine</i> offered …

Comics

Are you a chipper early bird or narcissistic night owl? Find out before the clocks change

Tonia Cowan/The Globe and Mail<p>EARLY BIRDS ARE HAPPIER<p>A study published last year in the journal Emotion found that of more than 700 respondents ranging in age from 17 to 79, those who identified as morning people reported feeling happier and healthier.<p>Tonia Cowan/The Globe and Mail<p>EARLY BIRDS ARE …

Is this the stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate?

It was the tell-tale tartar on the teeth that told the truth. Or at least, that is what it appeared to do. Researchers – after studying calcified plaque on Neanderthal fossil teeth found in El Sidrón cave in Spain – last year concluded that members of this extinct human species cooked vegetables …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

Sleep: Why We Need It and What Happens Without It

After NSA revelations, BitTorrent tries to capitalize on privacy fears

Earlier this month, a series of mysterious billboards popped up around Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The ads made such proclamations as: "The Internet should be regulated" and "Your data should belong to the NSA."<p>For days, rumours swirled as to who was responsible. Finally, a San …

BitTorrent

Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter and the Controversy Surrounding Aurora 7

This past May, I went to Spacefest V in Tucson, Arizona, one of the few events where you’d do well to pay special attention to the elderly men you meet in the hall because they just might have walked on the Moon. The group of kids I saw barreling down the breezeway one afternoon in their haste to …

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

What the world's fastest computer tells us about China's absorptive state

Deep inside China's National University of Defence Technology, on the outskirts of Changsha, a computer is whirring. But this is no ordinary machine. With 3.1 million Intel Core processors, 1.4 petabytes of RAM and the capacity to perform 33,860 trillion calculations per second, it is the fastest …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

The Truth About "Getting it Right in Camera"

Photoshop and other image manipulation software are wonderful things, they allow us to manipulate images in a way unimaginable in the days of film, …

24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

Jay Leno: My Father, a Car Salesman's Worst Nightmare

Did your dad live for the back-and-forth struggle at a car dealership, haggling over a car's asking price and going to great lengths for a bargain? So did Jay Leno's.<p><b>Some of my fondest memories are of</b> buying cars with my father. My dad was the kind of guy who would buy whatever was on the showroom …

Jay Leno

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Ray Green<p>Mick Jagger: can't get no satisfaction. Photograph: Ray Green<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/9/30/1380555309268/Mick-Jagger-010.jpg<p>460<p>Snap/Rex Features<p>Who or whom? The Ghostbusters know which call to make Photograph: Snap/Rex Features<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>…

5 Amazing Stories of Devoted Dogs

A new book shows how our canine companions enrich our lives.<p><b>Dog owners know how how much joy our beloved canine companions bring to our lives.</b><p>They enrich us in small and undramatic ways every day—by making us laugh, keeping us company, and offering us unconditional love. My new National Geographic …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water in Martian soil

Dirt sample reveals two pints of liquid water per cubic feet, not freely accessible but bound to other minerals in the soil<p>Water has been discovered in the fine-grained soil on the surface of Mars, which could be a useful resource for future human missions to the red planet, according to …