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Representing the sides<p>Moderator<p>Adam Smith, Assistant community editor, The Economist<p>Adam Smith is the assistant community editor at <i>The Economist</i>. His …

Tomorrow's Daily Telegraph front page: 'Places go begging at leading universities'

Roasted Sunchokes with Thyme, Grape Tomatoes and Lemon

1 1⁄2 lb. small sunchokes, washed, dried and sliced about 1⁄4" thick<p>4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced<p>4 sprigs thyme<p>Zest and juice of 1 lemon<p>6 tbsp. …


Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

What Happened the Last Time the Climate Changed

Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin, where scientists search for fossils to better understand ancient climate change. Image via Dave Bezaire and Susi …

Climate Change

Curiosity Finds Evidence for a Habitable Ancient Mars

Results from the rover's first successful drilling attempt points to a more hospitable environment for life.<p><b>Long ago,</b> <b>Mars</b> <b>had the conditions and ingredients to support life.</b><p><b>That conclusion—the first ever made about another celestial body—was announced today by the</b> <b>Curiosity</b> <b>rover team after a wildly</b> …

Mars Rover

The Most Life-Changing Burrito in America Is...

<b>When we asked</b> the readers of Eat Like a Man to cast their votes for America's most life-altering burrito, we had a hunch that California might get a lot of love. And it did. Burrito joints from the Golden State account for the top four finishers in our poll. What we didn't expect was that there'd …


Dancing is silent poetry

Hot List 2013: Best New Hotels

Photos of the 154 best new hotels in the world on Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Hot List.

Reinventing The Supermarket As A Terraced Retreat

Amsterdam-based NL Architects transform an unlovable building typology–the supermarket box–into a green oasis.<p>The supermarket may be a marvel of social engineering, a highly calibrated machine designed to fulfill our gustatory desires–at the expense of our wallets–but it’s a stretch to call it …

How Much Consciousness Does an iPhone Have?

What has more consciousness: a puppy or a baby? An iPhone 5 or an octopus? For a long time, the question seemed impossible to address. But recently, Giulio Tononi, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin, argued that consciousness can be measured—captured in a single value that he calls Φ, …


A storm coming in over the canopy of the Tulum Jungle.

Autumn Dreams

Aogashima Island – Living inside a Volcano

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Ultraviolet Saturn

Saving grace

It was early morning in Drake Bay, a coastal, tourist town in the wildest jungle of Costa Rica, and a crescent moon still hung in the sky. In the trees, millions of cicadas rattled, and fringe-lipped bats swooped to capture a final frog. Far overhead, three-toed sloths dangled from the forest …

Central America

Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and

The home of over 5.1 million full archive pages of <b>The Philadelphia Inquirer</b> and <b>Philadelphia Daily News</b> print editions<p>Search and browse our historical …

Can We Be Saved From Our Own Appetites? by guest blogger Austin Kiessig

The Atlantic recently ran a cover story with the provocative title, “How Junk Food Can End Obesity.” Author David H. Freeman makes the case for why …

1-Page Cheatsheet: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Here’s my 1-page cheatsheet to <i>The Power of Habit</i> by Charles Duhigg [Amazon].<p><i>February 2016: here’s a follow-up that shares additional resources from</i> …


Robert Frost's answer to What are the last things an astronaut does before going into space?

For several days before launch astronauts and cosmonauts are quarantined to ensure they don't get sick with a cold or other communicable disease …

Space Exploration

Jon Davis's answer to How well does army camouflage work?

<b>It isn't like they never worked...</b><p>In all seriousness the uniform did fail at its basic job.<p>This question refers to the United States Army's universal …


Chef Hacks: How to Open Wine With a Shoe

Spend enough time in a professional kitchen and you pick up plenty of MacGyver-like skills and tricks that can come in handy in all sorts of …

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Tartine Bread


SALT PONDS OF SAN FRANCISCO - California - USA<p>From the sky, a kaleidoscope of color brighten the grey landscape of the San Francisco Bay.