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Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

How to Marinate Chicken in Bacon (For Real)

By now everyone knows there are a million ways to eat bacon—dessert, breakfast pastries, fried rice, mac ‘n’ cheese…you get it. But dare we say we’ve …

Cooking

Creators of Ireland's true crime podcast 'West Cork' to release more episodes after they receive 'new information'

The creators of Ireland's first true crime podcast 'West Cork' are to release more episodes after they received new information about the Sophie …

Ireland

The 6 Pantry Staples Giada De Laurentiis Can’t Live Without

Hidden anchovies, spicy chili paste, and artisanal pasta, of course.<p>Giada De Laurentiis’ pantry is stocked as well as a gourmet Italian grocery store. The Food Network star keeps her shelves lined with the best olive oil, artisanal dried Italian pasta, and jars upon jars of mix-and-match …

Italian Food

Japan Takes Emergency Measures Against Anime and Manga Pirating Sites

Nanbaka<p>A bunch of wacky prison inmates versus the guards who are trying to keep them in the world's most secure prison. The premise seems strange and …

Anime

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Art

I Wish I had Known This Before Backpacking Japan on the Cheap

I thought backpacking Japan would go just as smoothly as travelling New Zealand: Just going with the flow and basically winging the entire trip. …

Japan

15 Delicious Ways to Eat Black Beans — Recipes from The Kitchn

You'll almost never find our kitchens without a can or two of black beans stocked in the pantry. This versatile ingredient can be used in so many …

Cooking

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Tutorials

It’s Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

University of Michigan

Want Perfectly Exposed Photos? Here’s How a Camera’s Light Metering Modes Work (VIDEO)

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a German landscape photographer whose tutorials typically involve shooting techniques for making better outdoor photos. But for …

Landscape Photography

Hacking Windows 10: How to Break into Somebody's Computer Without a Password (Exploiting the System)

After a hacker has configured Metasploit on a remote private server, created a resource script for automation, and created a simple payload, he or …

Cybersecurity

5 One-Pot Chicken Recipes That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

We've officially entered that awkward between-season stretch where it's not quite time to put away our Dutch ovens, but it's not quite time to break …

Cooking

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

Source: Pexels<p>There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why …

Artificial Intelligence

A to Z of oil paint techniques

Martin Kinnear, head of Norfolk Painting School, walks us through the world of oil paint, one letter at a time<p>A – Alla prima<p>Painting wet-on-wet or …

Claude Monet

Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

"Delicious and bursting with flavor, Asian lettuce wraps are a great idea for entertaining or a family style meal. Each person can build their own …

Onions

Want Tack-Sharp Photographs? Watch This Tutorial with Focus Stacking Made Easy (VIDEO)

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important …

Landscape Photography

Readers recommend playlist: songs that start with the chorus

Getting straight down to business this week with songs from Abba, Tears for Fears, David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald and the Fall<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of your suggestions. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of</b> …

David Bowie

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

A Chemist Called "Dr. Coffee" Uses Science to Make a Perfect Cup Every Time

"The best thing for people to do is to locate each variable systematically."<p>Roughly 83 percent of American adults drink coffee regularly, adding up …

Coffee

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

VPNs

NASA Wants Your Cloud Photos to Help Verify Satellite Data

NASA is looking for people who are willing to regularly snap and share photos of clouds. The space agency is turning to citizen scientists for a …

Space Exploration

This Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Is a Meal Prep Miracle — Delicious Links

Making a big batch of pulled chicken to have on hand for the week is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Take this sesame chicken, for …

Cooking

Some Of The Best Rock Songs Of 2018 You Might Have Missed

Rock music gets a lot of criticism these days for falling behind hip-hop and pop in the public consciousness. But just because fewer rock bands are crossing over with big pop radio hits doesn’t mean that excellent rock songs aren’t being released. In fact, so much good rock is coming out regularly, …

Bands

10 Reasons to Visit Dublin (That Have Nothing to Do With St. Patrick’s Day)

Bart Kowski/Getty Images<p>Since its founding by vikings well over a thousand years ago, Dublin’s fortunes have waxed and waned with each successive …

Here’s How to Shoot Beautiful Portraits on the Beach with Natural Light (VIDEO)

It may not seem like it to those living on the East Coast, but the weather is beginning to warm up, and pretty soon some folks will be swapping …

Textbook on number theory acclaimed for its novel approach

It's not often that a mathematics textbook is described as "gorgeous" or "a work of practical art." But <i>An Illustrated Theory of Numbers</i> by Martin …

I Could Eat a Whole Plate of These Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Bites — Delicious Links

By now you're probably very familiar with the fact that cauliflower is a magical ingredient. It no longer languishes on a sad crudité platter, …

Cooking

How to find the best TV antenna for free HD channels

You can stream a lot of TV online, but for things like the Olympics and breaking news, you'll want a local broadcast station to deliver the goods. Buying an antenna isn't like buying a toaster, though -- there is no objectively "best" antenna that will work for most people. Instead, you'll need to …

How to Build Your Own LED Softbox for Product Photography and Video

Don't buy, DIY<p>Whether you're taking stills or shooting video, in order to get that "liquid light" effect on a smooth surface you need a diffused …