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Stephen Hawking's fantastic vision of black holes may solve 40-year paradox

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole? Just look around you. You might land in another universe that is similar to our own, if Stephen Hawking is right. Or in a very different one.<p>The iconic astrophysicist joked about it this week as he unveiled a proposed solution …

Universe

Indonesia tells the United States how to defeat jihadists with soft power

Indonesia, home to the world’s largest population of Muslims, had some words of advice for the United States for defeating the extremist group Islamic State and other like-minded jihadists.<p>“Once ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] can be defeated militarily, we will urgently need to come up with …

Brewbot’s ‘Beer DNA’ may usher in a new age of delicious homemade brewing (scoop)

It’s not easy to make your own beer. It’s also hard to brew a <i>good</i> batch of beer, and even harder to duplicate that batch for future consumption. And simplifying the process so that it’s as effortless as baking cookies has been near impossible because of all the factors involved with the brewing …

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking

Research shows that creativity and intelligence are linked with the physical connections in our brains. Here’s how to connect the dots.<p>There’s a key difference between knowledge and experience and it’s best described like this:<p>The image is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Want to lose weight? Try playing Tetris. No, really. - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | May 5, 2014 6:00 am<p><i>Photo:flickr/andromache</i><p><i>If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you probably know the evil that is the craving.</i> …

An electric current could let people control their dreams

A small amount of electrical current could be the key to letting people control their dreams. A new study led from the Goethe University Frankfurt has found that by applying current in certain frequencies to a sleeper's scalp, just above the forehead, that person may be able to gain some control …

32 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmer's markets, and football.<p>There are also tons of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival.<p>Autumn officially starts this Sunday on the 22nd, so get ready for the new season …

New York City

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

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21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

Knives

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

The 10 best pasta sauce recipes Give your pasta a break from the bolognese and broaden your repertoire with these refreshing new recipe ideas, from purple pesto to miso and oranges http://t.gu.com/oQlnn Photography: Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

Burger Deluxe Bacon Cheese Recipe How to cook tasty Burgers

Cookbook of the week: ice cream by Ben Vear

This week's cookbook is Ice Cream by Ben Vear, a collection of 100 recipes for iced delights.<p>Although he looks barely old enough to buy his own cone let alone make the ice cream to go into it, Ben Vear, 24, helps run his family company, Winstones Ice Cream, in the Cotswolds, and was a founder …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …