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7 Must-Read Books on Time

Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent</i> …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

How to Heat Store-Bought Corn Tortillas

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: You've got your carnitas, your guac, your genius refried beans. Take your next</i> …

Easy Pie Dough Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This makes enough for two single-crust pies or one double crust pie. For a slightly more tender crust, replace up to 6 tablespoons of butter with vegetable shortening. Pie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator before rolling and baking.<p>Why It Works<p>All-butter gives this …

The Food Lab: These Are My Knives

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe …

The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body

The case of the voluntary out-of-body experience.<p>After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could …

Ramen: The Ultimate Broke Food and How to Make it at Home

<i>At Food52, we realize that 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: The next best thing to a SAD</i> …

Oscars 2014: the Academy loses its way over Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón

This year's Academy Awards was a very good year, pretty well a vintage year in fact, with excellent films of very different genres being recognised. For a critic it is gratifying to see them rewarded, though baffling in other ways to watch the spectacle of so many others being ignored. Well, that …

38 Tofu Recipes: Stir-Fries, Stews, Dips, and More

A collection of great tofu recipes, from stews and stir-fries to dips, on the grill, and in beignets<p><b>We love tofu. There, we said it.</b> (Again.) Bean curd—whether bouncy firm, dribblingly soft, or somewhere in between—is a versatile, healthy, and, dare we say, flavorful ingredient. Make the most of it …

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Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>We now have evidence they’re some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity?<p>Ferris Jabr<p>March 1, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the …

A Guide To Every Type Of Potato You Need To Know

Potatoes are the all-star of the vegetable world in our opinion. Mashed, fried, or just as skins, potatoes rock our world in so many ways. And preparing a great potato dish doesn't have to be difficult -- it can be has simple as throwing them in the oven with some butter and salt. The hardest part, …

5 Cheap And Delicious Dinners To Make This Week

Each recipe serves two hungry people with too much self-respect to survive on ramen and Easy Mac.<p>Your safest bet is to make them all within a week of grocery shopping to ensure that the ingredients stay fresh. It's not the biggest deal if you do it over the course of 10 days or so, but know that …

Portobello Mushroom Wraps With Buffalo Mozzarella, Piquillo Peppers and Pimentón Mayonnaise

Peppers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. They are truly some of Mother Nature's most succulent little gifts. Piquillo peppers prove the point to perfection!<p>These lipstick-red Spanish peppers are a specialty of Lodosa, in northern Spain. They're harvested at their peak, then …

Recipes

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

Watch Video of the Google Glass Attack in San Francisco

Earlier this week news broke that tech writer Sarah Slocum was attacked at a San Francisco bar for wearing <b>Google Glass</b> and here now is video footage of the incident. Because the video was recorded by her Google Glass, the footage is from Slocum's point of view. It shows a man and a woman …

Weekly Apps: Aviate, Noon Pacific, Telegram and more

As some of you guys may be looking for alternatives for well known apps, I'm suggesting today Telegram, a beautiful messaging app! Also take a look …

Apps

Meet Paddle, The Incredible Shapeshifting Smartphone Of The Future

The mobile device can assume the shape of an armband, a phone, a tablet, and more. Welcome to the future.<p>How many gadgets do you tote around at any given time? Your smartphone, of course. But also maybe a tablet or an e-reader or a fitness band or a second smartphone. (Or perhaps all of the above.) …

Learning

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

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Foreign leaders visiting the United States can fill their itineraries from a long list of fabulous destinations to conduct international diplomacy. Scenic mountains, balmy beaches, and a certain city that never sleeps would seem like top contenders. But instead, presidents and prime ministers from …

Which Sounds Tug Most At Your Heart Strings?

An entrancing new website quizzes users on how different noises make them feel.<p>I’m six or seven, sitting cross-legged on my parents’ bed and watching a spring thunderstorm roll through our town. Or listening, really, safe in that room, as my dad teaches me to count the seconds between the thunder …

College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't

With spring fast approaching, many American high school seniors are now waiting anxiously to hear whether they got into the college or university of their choice. For many students, their scores on the SAT or the ACT will play a big role in where they get in.<p>That's because those standardized tests …

See The Beauty Of Math, Even If You Don’t Understand Math

Vizualizing complex math equations is a privilege for a unique few–that is, until you place them within real world context.<p>There comes a moment in most of our lives when we realize that some secrets of the universe will remain hidden from us–not because mankind hasn’t discovered them, but because …

Cortical colouring in: what does your brain do with black-and-white images?

You’re looking out on a vast plain of crops of all different colours, shapes and sizes. Flowers of reds, yellows and greens explode under a sea of blue light from the sky. For the most part though, it’s all in your head. A green plant isn’t actually green, it’s just that the plant absorbs all of …

Why Minorities Are More Optimistic About the Value of College

Jason Par­kin­son, a 29-year-old elec­tri­cian from Clev­e­land, doesn’t con­sider it much of a han­di­cap that he nev­er ob­tained a four-year …

19-Year-Old Artist Explores How Appearance Affects Identity

For some people, maintaining a positive body image can be a lifelong challenge. In a series of complex paintings called <i>Skin</i>, 19-year-old photographer & mixed media artist Rosanna Jones explores how body image–whether positive or negative–can unconsciously affect identity.<p>The project was inspired by …

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14 Delicious Things To Make With Extra Takeout Rice

As the temperature drops, delivery menus look better than ever. Here are some ways to teach your old rice new tricks.

The Billion Dollar History Of Trick-Or-Treating In America

Here’s how scaring kids and moms turned Halloween candy into a $2.3 billion a year business.<p>Every Halloween, millions of surrogate zombies, vampires, and goblins take to the streets, looking to fill the fluorescent orange brainpans of their plastic pumpkins with individually wrapped, fun-sized …

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About God And Beer

On <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i>, NPR's John Burnett describes how some churches are trying to attract new members by creating a different sort of Christian community around craft beer.<p>This is actually nothing new. For centuries, beer has brought people together to worship God. And God has inspired people …