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You've Been Cooking Bacon The Wrong Way Your Whole Life

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How Much Sprawl Costs America

More than $1 trillion, according to a new report.<p>More and more young people are moving to urban centers because they prefer to live in walkable areas with lots of public transportation options. Still, developers are reluctant to build compact housing using this smart growth approach. But perhaps a …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

4-Star Planets, Oceans On Mars, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

National Geographic Travel

25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond

Whether we’re talking gnocchi or dim sum, we’ve yet to meet a dumpling we haven’t liked. By design, they know how to deliver pure comfort in just a bite or three, and this collection of 25 parcels all bundled up in a thin wrap is no exception. You’ll find an assortment of traditional Chinese …

What Outdoor Photos Would Look Like with Other Stars and Planets as Our Sun and Moon

The photo illustration above shows what a photo of a sunset here on Earth would look like if the sun were replaced with Arcturus, one of the …

Astronomy

9 Vegan Food Hacks That Are The Height Of Inventiveness

Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They aren't excluded from indulging in the delicious; they have their cake and eat it too, they just make …

Vegan

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>Now that 2015 is here, we've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about what the world will look like 35 years from now.<p><i>Corey Adwar</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

How It Works: A Wiffle Ball Pitch

Take a whiff of that<p>The Wiffle ball has been fooling batters since its invention in 1953, but scientists only recently learned why. Mechanical engineer Jenn Stroud Rossmann at Lafayette College placed the ball in a wind tunnel, measured airflow around it, and concluded that the shifting balance of …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

Watch This Skydiver Almost Get Creamed By A Meteor

Hurtling fragment of space rock narrowly misses adrenaline junkie.<p><i>Youtube</i><p><b>It's one thing to risk life and limb</b> in the pursuit of an adrenaline rush by jumping out of planes as a recreational activity. It's a calculated risk – so long as you mind your parachute, attain some level of proficiency, and …

Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres of …

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

How One Little Yellow-Shouldered Bat Became Seven Different Species

The perils of taxonomy in the age of genetics<p>Deep within the labyrinthine interior of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, at the end of a cluster of corridors and stairwells, Bruce Patterson stands amid a collection of more than 58,000 bat specimens. The collection at the Field is a …

Can a Green Smoothie Change Your Life?

Can a green smoothie transform your life? After watching 56 minutes of <i>Powered by Green Smoothies,</i> I had to say yes. In the new documentary by Sergei Boutenko, ten ultrarunners and CrossFitters kept their typical training and racing regimen unchanged but added a quart of green smoothies—packed with …

Nanostructures half a DNA strand-wide show promise for efficient LEDs

"If you reduce the dimensions of a material to be about as wide as the atoms that make it up, then you get quantum confinement. The electrons are …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

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New Method for Estimating Moon's Age Seeks to Put an Old Debate to Rest

A new way of looking at the Earth's formation attempts to answer when the moon was born.<p>Earth's moon is some 4.47 billion years old, its birthday having come about 95 million years after the formation of the solar system. This means Earth's closest companion is some 60 million years younger than …

Debunking Sunscreen Myths

Just because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration changed its sunscreen regulations doesn’t mean the lotions you buy at the store will actually protect you.<p>In fact, a 2013 report from a nonprofit watchdog found that only 25 percent of the products on the market really work. More than half of the …

UPS Fires Hundreds Of Workers Who Defended Fired Colleague

UPS, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies, has decided to fire 250 workers who staged a 90-minute protest in February. The protest was organized after a long-time employee was fired over an hours dispute.<p>Twenty of the workers were notified of their dismissal on Monday. The …

Watch: The Story Behind The Lightsaber, Revealed

George Lucas tells the story behind his famous elegant weapon.<p>As we await the JJ Abrams/Disney incarnation of <i>Star Wars</i>, it's easy to quench our thirst for the Force with the overwhelming amount of speculation, tech talk, fan fiction, and even viral videos of little kids with real Jedi weapons that …

Star Wars

Smart ways to secure your home

<i>Editors' note II: The issue with the site video has been fixed. Thanks for your patience.</i><p><i>Editors' note: We're having some technical difficulties with the site version of this week's episode, so I've I'm using the YouTube version while we address the issue. I'll update the video when the site</i> …

'The Big Lebowski' goes 8-bit in video game reimagining

Picturing a standard Coen brothers film as a video game brings to mind some gruesome and unpleasant experiences. Think "No Country for Old Men" as a gritty PS3 title capable of giving The Last of Us a run for its money, or "Raising Arizona" as a twisted take on a crime-oriented sandbox game...but …

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles