Maureen DuPont

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THE BIG FUTURE - A new animated series from The Verge (trailer)

This month, The Verge is bringing you a new way to look at the future.<p>We call it The Big Future, an animated video series devoted to the most important questions of humanity's future. Think of it as a quick tour of the puzzles and wild ambitions that will shape the next few centuries, whether it's …

Diverse microbes found deep beneath Antarctic ice sheet

Nearly 4,000 species of microorganisms were found in the cold, dark waters of Lake Whillans, which sits about half a mile below Antarctica’s ice …

No single gene makes you tall or short - Futurity

Whether you're tall or short doesn't depend on a single gene or even a group of them. New research shows that human height is surprisingly …

European Commission: Tar sands no dirtier than other fuels

The European Commission has backed down from plans to label fuels derived from tar sands as more polluting than other fuels.<p>The move, which EU member …

Asteroids and Comets

At some point in the future, an asteroid or comet will slam into Earth–again–and alter the planet irreversibly.<p>Rogue Remnants<p>Though too small to earn the distinction of "planet", asteroids and comets loom large in literature and folklore. The reason is clear: one of the chunky rocks or icy mud …

Astronomy

See it! Best photos of October 8 total lunar eclipse

A beautiful total lunar eclipse. Thanks to all who posted at EarthSky Facebook and G+!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. …

Video: Gulf of Mexico jellyfish swarms

Jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico can be 100 miles (160 km) long. At their thickest, there can be more jellyfish than there is water.<p>Eleanor …

Addicted to Coffee? It's Probably in Your Genes

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

Under the blood moon: total lunar eclipse caught over China - video

The rare opportunity to see a lunar eclipse presents itself on Wednesday, over China. The 'blood moon' eclipse happens when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, causing the moon to appear a red colour. This is the first lunar eclipse since 15 April 2014 and China is set to see another …

Nobel Prize Goes to Inventors of Blue LED: Why It Was Revolutionary

Blue-light innovation paved the way for a transformation in lighting efficiency.<p>The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics went Tuesday to three scientists who gave lighting a makeover by inventing blue LED lights. The award recognizes a seemingly commonplace innovation, but one that has paved the way for a …

Using Lasers To Save Earth's Cultural Monuments

We have the technology; we can preserve it.<p>History is unwritten by the destruction of great artifacts. Six of the seven wonders of the ancient world are gone, fallen into ruin and sold for scrap, and it is only through historical memory that we know of them. Preserving modern wonders for posterity …

This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

Blood moon total lunar eclipse shines red across Australia

Rain in Sydney and clouds in Melbourne disrupt the view but other areas get perfect conditions for the lunar phenomenon<p>‘Blood moon’ and total lunar eclipse: share your photos<p>It rained in Sydney and there was patchy cloud in Melbourne, but skywatchers elsewhere in Australia got a clear view of the …

Giant Blast of X-Rays Traced to Dead Star

Ultraluminous x-rays found spurting from dead stars may overturn the idea that only actively feeding black holes have the power to fire up these displays.<p>Astronomers have pinned down the origins of an especially spectacular fountain of x-rays from a distant galaxy. The surprising source of all …

'Blood moon' and total lunar eclipse - the best photos

On Wednesday night skywatchers were treated to the unusual sight of a ‘blood moon’. Here are some of our readers’ best shots alongside the best photography from the agencies

Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Spray-Painted Graffiti

The first paintings ever made by human hands, new research suggests, were outlines of human hands. And they were created not in Spain or France, but in Indonesia.<p>Sixty years ago, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, a group of archaeologists discovered a series of paintings spread across 100 …

One of The Rarest Cloud Formations in The World Is About to Appear in Australia

Known as morning glory clouds, these long bands of cigar-shaped formations can stretch up to 1,000 kilometres in length. And they can only be seen …

Make Your Own Kimchi

A ubiquitous side dish in Korean homes and restaurants, kimchi is made of salted vegetables that are tossed in seasonings and allowed to ferment. …

Slow Cooker Dakjjim (Korean Braised Chicken)

Ingredients<p>1 medium size chicken cut up (about 2.5 pounds of cut pieces)<br>• 2 medium potatoes, cut into large chunks<br>• 1 medium carrot, cut into large …

Sweet and Spicy Korean Ketchup Recipe

Gochujang—a Korean fermented chili paste—gives this ketchup its unique spice, balanced with brown sugar and given more depth from soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup ketchup2 tablespoons gochujang2 tablespoons dark brown sugar1 tablespoon soy sauce1 …

Bibimbap With Crispy Tofu and Quinoa: A Fresh Take on a Korean Classic

Shine up your dancin' shoes because this vegetarian Bibimbap has a beat, and we're swingin'.<p>A steamy bowl of super-food studded, toasty-roasty sesame oil scented, and hot-mamma chili-bean pasted Korean goodness, bibimbap is also my new favorite word to say out loud. <i>Bi-bim-bap!</i> Try it. No, seriously …

Jangjorim (Soy Braised Beef)

<i>Jangjorim</i> (장조림) is a soy-braised beef dish. It’s a slightly sweet, salty side dish that’s meant to be eaten in small amounts. So, a little bit of …

How to make gimbap (aka kimbap: 김밥)

Korean pancake with ramps

Seven Perfect Korean Rainy Day Foods

<i>How to beat the rainy day blues with seven perfect korean rainy day foods. These include Korean pancakes, noodles and soup. How comforting!</i><p><i>(Note: I</i> …

Kimchi Fried Rice + Refreshing Licuado

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Complement a spicy rice dish with a cold drink that will remind you of summer (even as you head into fall).</i><p>If you have several cups …

Soysauce

Recipe: Korean Shaved Ice Dessert

Using your electric shaved ice machine, fill each bowl with about 1 cup of shaved ice. Drizzle on 1 tablespoon of the sweetened condensed milk and …

Ice Cream