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Quantum computing explained: harnessing particle physics to work faster

Around the world teams of scientists are working on the next technological revolution: quantum computing. But what makes it so special? And why do we need it? We ask physicist Dr Ruth Oulton of the Bristol University to explain.<p><b>In a normal computer, information is stored as bits. How is it</b> …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

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The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Alton Brown's Baked Mac and Cheese

1 vote<p>Alton Brown's Baked Mac and Cheese<p>Author abountifulkitchen<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 pound elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)<br>• 3 tablespoons butter<br>• 3 tablespoons …

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Citrus, and Chiles

6 Servings<p>Don’t bother trying to divide this fillet into tidy portions. Instead, use a spoon to break it into perfectly imperfect pieces.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced<p>1 blood or navel orange, very thinly sliced, seeds removed<p>1 Meyer or regular lemon, very thinly …

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Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

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It's Winter, So It's Time to Cook with Carrots—Here's How

Why you should stock up on carrots at the farmers' market, and 22 recipes for using them<p>Right now, your local farmers' market might be looking a little...thin. All you can find are carrots and potatoes. But that's not a bad thing! Carrots are an incredibly flexible staple, lending sweetness to …

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Sloppy Tacos

6 Servings<p>The only thing better than Sloppy Joes for dinner is taco night. This hybrid is the best of both worlds.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Lime sour cream<p>1 cup sour cream<p>1 Tbsp. finely grated lime zest<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice<p>2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro<p>1 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar<p>Kosher salt<p>…

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

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Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Fireside Dining At Bars And Restaurants In Philadelphia

Ready for a winter warmer, Philadelphia? Chilly, snowy weather leaves us longing for warm meals and even warmer environs.<p>With just a little planning, …

Gadgets: TopChips, Trays for Making Potato Chips in Your Microwave

Okay, I'll admit it. I've developed a bit of a potato chip problem lately. So when my <b>TopChips kit</b> ($23.95) arrived, I might have been a little over-eager to try it. Like, rip the box open, wash, dry, slice, microwave, eat. Just like that.<p>The kit comes with two stackable silicone trays with holes in …

New Year's Resolutions Made Easy

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Get going with that resolution already -- it's easy, we</i> …

Drink This Now: Sparkling Jungle Bird

When snowfall or an ice storm hits town, a warm tropical beach suddenly seems like the obvious cure to post-holiday winter blues. If you find yourself laying face-up on a beach somewhere (or want to convince some part of your mind that you are) you'll need a good drink. And nothing's more …

Psychology books of the year – review

Ever since its origins in the late 19th century, psychology has been a double discipline. There are the laboratory experimentalists who look "objectively" – from the outside – at behaviour, emotions, perception, or thought. Imaging technologies have turned them into neuroscientists who can now …

Watch CollegeHumor Prank Restaurant Diners with a 'Never-Ending' List of Specials

The merry-makers at <b>CollegeHumor</b> recently pranked some unsuspecting diners by sending over a waiter who read <b>a "never-ending specials" list</b> that, at some tables, kept going strong <b>for nearly nine minutes</b>. As the specials went on, the dishes became more ridiculous: Think a "scrunched monkfish liver …

'Spooky action' builds wormhole between 'entangled' particles - Futurity

Physicists say that quantum entanglement—which Albert Einstein referred to as "spooky action at a distance"—might be intrinsically linked with …

20 Quick and Easy Dinners in 25 Minutes or Less

Gallery20 Quick and Easy Dinners in 25 Minutes or Less<p>Not everybody is in a position to devote an hour or more to prepare an elaborate dinner, especially on a weeknight. That's why we've dipped into our recipe archives to find meals that are both seriously quick and seriously tasty.<p>In this roundup, …

MIT researchers create world's trickiest tongue twister

According to speech communication scientists from MIT, "pad kid poured curd pulled cod" is the most difficult phrase to spit out. Give it a try.<p>Trying to wrap your tongue around a phrase or short poem with repeated sounds is something humans have been doing for centuries -- at least that we know …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

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Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: If you're going to stray from a traditional buttermilk biscuit, this is the way to do it.</i><p>I’m a buttermilk …

6 Uses for an Ice Cube Tray

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Our favorite ways to get the most out of our ice cube trays.</i><p>Freezer storage is an essential tool for any cook: It makes your kitchen (and your freezer) …

Tour CERN and the Large Hadron Collider with Google Street View

Few people without PhDs ever set foot inside CERN’s (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) lab in Geneva, Switzerland, home of the Large …

Cognitive Dissonance Theory and Examples

People tend to seek consistency in their beliefs and perceptions. So what happens when one of your beliefs conflicts with another previously held …

Life in space 'discovered by scientists in Sheffield' - video

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have made an extraordinary claim, firmly debunked elsewhere, to have discovered living organisms arriving at Earth from space. The team sent a specially designed balloon 27km into the stratosphere during the Perseid meteor shower where they discovered small …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …