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Space Photos of the Week: That's a Lotta Stars, Yo

Author: WIRED Photo DepartmentWIRED Photo Department<p>photo<p>04.02.16<p>07:00 am<p>Click through the gallery to see this week's helping of the best the …

The Best Children’s Books of 2015

From power-hungry sheep to power-hungry tigers, by way of ghosts, E.E. Cummings, and the unseen Dr. Seuss.<p><i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> Some generations earlier, J.R.R. Tolkien vehemently asserted …

Lemons: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

When life gives you lemons … you're in luck. Lemons are full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. They are especially good sources …

10 Little Known Facts About Phish's Island Tour

As Phish fans all around the globe today celebrate the anniversary of what’s been dubbed the “Island Tour” (due to four shows taking place in Long …

Rock Music

This Newly Discovered Triple Sun Planet Would See Some Truly Bizarre Skies

Newly-discovered planet KELT-4Ab has three suns—but that triple-solar view isn’t the only weird thing you’d see happen overhead. Not by a long …

10 Foods You Can Eat to Reduce Bloating Quickly

When bloating, cramping, or heartburn strikes, my brain goes into (WTF) detective mode, calculating every last morsel that passed my lips and evaluating it after the fact as a potential threat. (CSI: dinner plate edition.)<p>Instead of trying to eliminate everything that might cause an issue, what if …

Alternative Medicine

‘Wake-up call’: Study finds fracking can pollute underground drinking water

A Stanford University study shows that fracking can pollute underground drinking water. Using publicly available data and reports, researchers found …

24 Of The Most Beautiful Quotes By Hans Christian Andersen

It's International Children's Book Day in honor of Hans Christian Andersen's birthday.<p>2. "The angel plucks a large handful of flowers, and they carry it with them up to God, where the flowers bloom more brightly than they ever did on earth."<p>— "The Angel"<p>3. "The matches glowed with a light that was …

We're shockingly unprepared for an extreme weather event that could fry Earth's power grid

In the midst of droughts, wildfires, rapidly disappearing sea ice, and El Niño, it's easy to get caught up in weather here on Earth.<p>But there's a …

30 Things You Need To Eat This Month

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15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion

Ayurveda is an alternative medicine system that originated in India whose followers believe that when the different forces in our bodies are …

Alternative Medicine

13 natural solutions for killing and deterring ants

Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Natural pest control methods can help you cope with and eliminate the problem.<p>Little tiny …

Insects

Homemade Syrup for Laryngitis | Bottom Line Inc

The problem with laryngitis is that it’s hard to ask for help! If you’ve got a bout of hoarse vocal cords, give them a rest. If you must talk, try to …

Is your little one sick? These home remedies will quiet your child's cough in no time

Your tyke’s incessant coughing is keeping him and the entire family up at night, and his poor little chest and tummy are sore from all the exertion. But doctors say you shouldn’t head to the pharmacy for an over-the-counter, medicated cough syrup— since they’re not considered safe for young …

Alternative Medicine

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

Four People Killed as Apparent Tornadoes Strike Virginia

Four people — including a 2-year-old boy — were killed when apparent tornadoes touched down Wednesday in Virginia as a storm system that has killed at least four other people barreled toward the East Coast.<p>Virginia State Police said the boy and two men, ages 50 and 26, were killed when a reported …

Weather

Canada Can Pry "Grilled Cheese" from Our Cold, Dead Hands

The next time you threaten to leave the U.S. and make a run for the Canadian border, just ask yourself, is it worth having to order a “sandwich au …

grilled cheese

Best Quesadilla Recipes

Quesadillas have been a staple of Mexican cuisine since colonial times. Cooks take pliant corn tortillas made from masa flour and fill them with a …

Cooking

Salted Caramel Café au Lait Recipe

A perfect blend of sweet chocolate and caramel balanced with two touches of salt<p>Learn how to make your own cup of sweet-and-savory Café au Lait or …

Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

Astronomy

Blizzard 2016 Barrels Up East Coast With Deadly Force

A killer snowstorm that paralyzed parts of the South then swept into the nation's capital turned its sights on greater New York City early Saturday, packing gale-force winds, heavy snow and coastal flooding.<p>By the time the storm moves out Sunday, one in seven Americans could be under at least half …

Weather

A map for everyone who didn't realize just how huge the Milky Way galaxy is

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Milky Way "formed from the inside out," according to Melissa Ness, a researcher who helped produce the largest growth map of …

'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch, Mother Detained in Mexico

The Texas teenager who infamously invoked an “affluenza” defense while on trial for a fatal drunken-driving crash could be on a plane back to the U.S. later Tuesday, Mexican authorities told NBC News.<p>Ethan Couch, who had been on the lam in Mexico with his mother Tonya before being caught Monday, …

Crime

12 Great Christmas Gifts for the Barbecue Lover

Here are some of the coolest tools I've tested over the past year, all winners of my coveted Meathead's Hot Stuff Awards. If there's an outdoor cook in your family, put any of these under the tree and you will eat better as a result! Most are available on Amazon, and they are still offering …

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and …

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Magnetism

Wild weather births tornado in Central Valley, causes power outages in Southern California

Wild, windy weather blew through the state, with a tornado raking a small Central Valley town like it was in Kansas or Oklahoma and gusts causing thousands to lose power in Southern California.<p>The twister damaged 21 homes Sunday in the Central Valley community of Denair has been categorized as …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System