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Big Wave Surfing in Portugal: Pictures

Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again

You only use 10 percent of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Vitamin C cures the common cold. Crime in the United States is at an …

ACLU

The Number One Quote From the Dalai Lama That Will Inspire You to Take on Your Mission

Here is a brilliant quote from the Dalai Lama that will inspire you take action and achieve your goals:<p><i>“Human potential is the same for all. Your</i> …

Trump has been sued more than 60 times since becoming president: A partial survey

Donald Trumpis certainly no stranger to the legal system. He’s been sued thousands of times during his career as a real-estate developer, and that trend appears to be continuing now that he’s president — a job that already draws its fair share of litigation.<p>More than 60 lawsuits have been filed …

This Technology Could Be a Game-Changer for the Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry is scorching hot right now, and it's no wonder that investors are seemingly champing at the bit to get their hands on a company, or series of companies, with strong double-digit growth potential.<p>According to cannabis research firm ArcView, the legal marijuana market could …

Kedi, a documentary about cats in Istanbul, is expectedly adorable and unexpectedly wise

Cats. Cities. God. Life. Humanity. This new film covers it all in just 80 minutes.<p>The locals carry the tiny kitten’s form gently. It got into a fight with a larger cat, who threw it to the ground, and the kitten is clinging to life — if it’s alive at all.<p>They bring the little feline to the big man …

Pets

'I thought I was smarter than almost everybody': my double life as a KGB agent

Raised in East Germany, Jack Barsky abandoned his mother, brother, wife and son to spy for the KGB. In America, he started a second family. And then it all came crashing down...<p>On a chilly morning in December 1988, computer analyst Jack Barsky embarked on his usual morning commute to his office on …

Russia
Anachronistic

The Met Digitizes its Collection, Releasing 375,000 Images for Free

Art

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Quantum Mechanics

How data analytics is becoming a "moneyball" for restaurants

In this information age, data analysis has transformed everything from business to sports to politics. Now, the nation’s restaurants are getting a …

Why These 100-Year-Old Meat Slicers Are Still Beloved By Chefs

The earliest meat slicers were very sharp, very functional art.<p>“It’s all about the control and feel,” chef and restauranteur Mario Batali tells me. “Since the machine is manually operated, the speed is completely up to me. Once I find the right momentum and get into a rhythm, it’s consistent, …

Food

What You Really Need To Know About Maca, Including How To Eat It

Put down the quinoa and step away from the acai bowls ― there’s a new Latin American superfood trending: maca.<p>For centuries, Peruvians have been using maca root to increase energy, regulate hormones and increase libido. And now, the root is becoming a trend among health food lovers stateside.<p>Maca …

Breakfast

Keep Cakes Moist With a Peeled Apple

Cake is the happiest of foods, which is why a dry, crumbly cake is so sad. This problem can be solved one of two ways: you can eat the entire cake in …

Dessert

The Most Oscar-Nominated Person Alive Is Not An Actor Or Director

Who’s your favorite film composer? Well if your favorite film composer isn’t John Williams, then chances are your favorite film composer’s favorite film composer is.<p>Legendary movie maestro John Williams, born on Feb. 8, 1932 in Queens, NY, turns 85 today. The critically acclaimed American conductor …

Movies

Learn to make Vietnamese beef pho in record time

Read our interview with Andrea Nguyen, author of <i>The Pho Cookbook</i>, and after your brain is primed for a steamy bowl of beef pho, learn how to make a …

How Were Hieroglyphics Deciphered?

<i>How were Hieroglyphics deciphered?</i><p><b>Steve Theodore</b><b>:</b><p>It was a tricky task, which defied several centuries of effort. Hieroglyphic writing was a very …

Touching Your Hand in a Certain Way Produces Specific Emotions, Study Says

For example, a short vertical movement between thumb and palm was linked to excitement.<p>​Findings from a recent University of Sussex study suggest human emotion can be relayed through the air, using ultrasound technology that simulates touch.<p>The study is the first to demonstrate there is consistent …

Computer Science

Listen to Two New Songs From the Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans Duets Album

Last year, Faith Evans announced that a duets album with her late husband, the Notorious B.I.G., was on the way. It’s now been confirmed—<i>The King & I</i> is out May 19. On the record, Evans sings alongside unreleased Biggie rhymes as well as famous verses. It features the below tracks, “When We Party” …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Reliabitaly Can Tell You If That Olive Oil Was Actually "Made in Italy"

Some products try to use phrases and tags like “Made in Italy” as a selling point, even if it’s not entirely true. This app can tell you if that …

In Sight Out: Genesis P-Orridge

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is seeing the future in the past. Earlier this month, the Throbbing Gristle musician, poet, and performance/visual artist spoke with Bandcamp editor and Pitchfork writer Jes Skolnik as part of Pitchfork and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s In Sight Out series, which …

Visual Art

How Long Do Eggs Last in Your Fridge? | MyRecipes

You'll be able to smell when an egg has gone fully rotten—but it can be hard to know exactly how long eggs last before they're unsafe to use in your …

A newly-proposed bill targets endangered species, may condemn them to extinction

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act<p>Republicans in Congress are once again trying to change the Endangered Species Act in a way that would make it harder to protect species at risk of extinction. The bill, introduced last week in the House of Representatives, would require government agencies …

Endangered Species

Prepare Your Entire Breakfast—Coffee Included—With One Efficient Appliance

The hardest part of cooking a well-rounded breakfast is getting the timing right (after all, no one wants cold eggs or floppy bacon). Fortunately, …

Researchers transmit 10 bit of information with a single photon

Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have managed to transmit more than 10 bit of information with a single photon. …

Jidenna Announces Debut Album The Chief, Shares New Song “The Let Out” Ft. Quavo: Listen

Jidenna has officially announced his debut studio album. It’s called <i>The Chief</i>, and it’s out February 17 via Wondaland Records/Epic. The “Classic Man” has also shared a new song from the full-length—listen to “The Let Out” below. It features Migos’ Quavo. Check out a teaser video for <i>The Chief</i> below …

New Singles

An Easy Guide to Asian Noodles

IMAGE Aldwin Aspillera<p>Don’t be overwhelmed by the variety at your supermarket’s Asian aisle. Here's a quick guide on the most common types of noodles:<p>…

Larb Gai Thai Lettuce Wraps | Platings&Pairings

These Larb Gai Thai Lettuce Wraps will have you hooked on their spicy, zesty flavor. Ground chicken combines with plenty of fresh mint, lime juice …

5 Scandalous Biographies of Your Favorite Children's Authors

When she was a young woman, Margaret Wise Brown loved to “beagle,” an odd sport where hunters eschew horses in favor of running on foot with the dogs in pursuit of foxes. She covered dozens of miles per hunt, and was always happiest when she won the prize – a bloodied pelt. Brown would go on to …