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I Work from Home

911 OPERATOR: 911—what’s your emergency?<p>ROBERT: Hi, I . . . uh . . . I work from home.<p>OPERATOR: O.K., is anyone else there with you, sir?<p>ROBERT: No, I’m alone.<p>OPERATOR: And when’s the last time you saw someone else? Was that today?<p>ROBERT: Uh, my wife . . . this morning, I guess.<p>OPERATOR: Anyone …

US shoe company recalls boot over swastika prints and apologises for 'obvious mistake'

A shoe company in the US has apologised and recalled a boot after a viral photo showed it left behind tiny swastika prints.<p>Conal International Trading Co, which manufactures the Polar Fox boot, said it was "no way intentional" and an "obvious mistake" made by manufacturers in China.<p>"We will not be …

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A star is hurtling towards our solar system and could knock millions of asteroids straight towards Earth

The star is currently hurtling through space at about 32,000 mph, and is around 64 lightyears away. (One lightyear is around 5,878,000,000,000 miles.)<p>Gliese 710 is about half the size of our sun, and it is set to reach Earth in 1.35 million years, according to a paper published in the journal …

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Bread Bowl Chicken Pot Pie (Coffin Bread)

Think of it as the ultimate pot pie<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.<p>Using a serrated knife, cut a square …

The Best Roast Potatoes Ever Recipe

This year, I decided to reexamine my potato-roasting method from the ground up with the idea of completely maximizing that crisp-to-creamy contrast in each chunk of potato, testing and retesting every variable, from cut size to potato type to boiling and roasting methods. The result is this recipe, …

Hard Times Creamed Tuna Recipe

"Times were tough for my newly divorced mom in the 70's. I remember eating creamed tuna on toast with a green salad on the side at least weekly. It …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

3 Holiday Cocktails That Are Better Than Christmas

Since it's cold outside, you deserve a treat that'll warm you up. Thanks to these three easy, artisanal cocktail recipes, your kitchen will feel like …

Joe Trivelli’s Italian Christmas recipes

Traditional escarole pizza pie, fragrant slow-roast duck and boozy coffee sorbet: Italian flavours in a festive setting, from the River Café’s Joe Trivelli<p>There is in my family a deep appreciation for Christmas. We begin with a trip across town to buy a tree and, from then on, all surfaces are …

The Rules-Light GURPS Shopping Guide

GURPS has a wide variety of published rulebooks, and the list of PDF supplements is one of the largest in the industry. As a result, it can be …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

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How Arthur C. Clarke predicted video games and virtual reality in 1953

The most satisfying works of science-fiction fiction often include speculations on technology that eventually claws its way into existence in one …

Thanksgiving Classics: 12 Must-Make Recipes For Turkey Day

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun! This year, don't stress out. Everything you need for the big feast is on this list. And all of these recipes have been tested and perfected, so you can rest easy that your Thanksgiving dinner will be a delicious success.<p><b>1. The Easiest Roast Turkey You'll</b> …

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Leaked NASA paper suggests the 'impossible' EM Drive really could work

The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the controversial propulsion system really does work, and is capable of generating impressive thrust in a vacuum, even after error measurements have been accounted for.<p>The EM Drive has made headlines …

Physics

We May Have Broken the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory believe that they’ve found a way to “locally circumvent” the second law of thermodynamics, which states …

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

It's one of the biggest medical mysteries of our time: How did HIV come to the U.S.?<p>By genetically sequencing samples from people infected early on, scientists say they have figured out when and where the virus that took hold here first arrived. In the process, they have exonerated the man accused …

Brainiac or Just Another Introvert? Psychologists Find That Intelligent People Are Happier When They Socialize Less

It’s Saturday night, most of your friends are heading out to the coolest restaurants and bars in town to have some fun. Meanwhile, you are alone at …

Psychology

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Asgardia: Probably Not Humanity's Protector

Having a nation in space sounds like a great idea, but as Earth's protector, Asgardia's mission isn't particularly clear.<p>At first glance, the …

Greek Turkey Meatballs

<i>Everyone’s favorite meatballs made healthier! So moist, so tender and so easy to make, drizzled with Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!</i>These meatballs are …

22 Sci-Fi Movies You Don't Have To Be A Nerd To Enjoy

They're all future classics.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Sausage Pasta Fazool (Pasta e Fagioli Recipe) - How to Make Pasta Fazool

Altered Innocence Picks Up U.S. Rights to ‘Concrete Night’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Altered Innocence has picked up the U.S. rights to Pirjo Honkasalo’s “Concrete Night.” The film, which received its world premiere in the Masters …

Scotch Eggs - Crispy Sausage-Wrapped Soft Cooked Egg - How to Make Scotch Eggs

Beautiful Character Design by Vivien Bertin

Vivien Bertin, an illustrator from Paris, France shared some beautiful character design work on his Behance page. If there's an area that I really …

UI/UX Works by Tubik Studio

Today we are featuring an interactive cool bunch of people over the Tubik Studio based in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. They are specializing in UI/UX, …