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SpectraSaber Is the Realest Lightsaber Ever

From hoverboards to Hyperloop, science fiction is rapidly becoming our new reality. But there is one mad idea that is yet to be fulfilled. Of all the …

Behind the Absurd Popularity of Trolley Problem Memes

The internet is no stranger to sudden bursts of popularity. From the hundreds of millions of views of Rebecca Black's Friday to the million of fans of the science-based stick figure cartoon XKCD, we're quite used to seeing sudden inexplicable jumps in popularity. Nonetheless, it it is still quite …

Memes

Badass Skydivers Show You Don't Need Magic To Play Quidditch

These daredevil Muggles are living out every Harry Potter fan's dream.<p>Quidditch just got real. Very real indeed.<p>Many Muggles have fantasized about playing Harry Potter's favorite game.<p>Participants have so far only played Muggle quidditch, which has its own World Cup and featured in “The Internship” …

A UPenn psychologist uses the 'Hard Thing Rule' to teach her kids to take control of their success

It's doubly so if that successful person is a top psychologist who specifically studies how to help kids thrive.<p>That psychologist is Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose new book, "Grit," offers research and anecdotal evidence on how passion and perseverance lead to …

Self-improvement

Meet Papa A La Huancaina, The Cheesy Potato Dish You Never Knew You Wanted

Anyone who’s read any of my food writing knows I have curiously strong opinions about potatoes. I’m honestly not sure how it happened, I just sort of woke up one day mid-potato rant. Anyway, one of my pet potato takes, which should be relatable for anyone who loves poutine and/or In N Out animal …

Watch Chef Jacques Pépin Demonstrate 7 Mesmerizing Knife Techniques

Chef Jacques Pépin is a culinary legend. Take his master class in knife skills with this collection of how-to videos.<p><b>Chef Jacques Pépin</b>: This culinary master has done more to shape the way we eat today than we'll ever be able to quantify. His books and recipes are classics, but it's his cooking …

10 Striking Images of the Rare Yosemite "Firefall" Phenomenon

There's only one word for this striking sight: WOW.<p>For a brief window of time each February, the sun works its magic on Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park to produce what's known as a "firefall." Don't be too alarmed: Nothing catches fire exactly. This phenomenon happens when the sun sets …

This is the best photo editing app for your phone or tablet

The fast way to deal with photo issues right on your phone is Adobe's Photoshop Express app, available for Android, iOS, and Windows. It's both the most powerful I've ever used and the simplest — quickly accomplishing things that you'd normally need paid software for.<p>Here's a quick tour of its …

Mobile Photography

11 Macro Bowl Recipes That’ll Make You Want to Eat Healthy

Macro bowls are the “choose your own adventure” of healthy and delicious eating. Similar to a rice bowl and a simplified form of balanced eating, they’re typically comprised of a grain base, raw or cooked veggies, a protein of your choice and a healthy fat like avocado, hummus or a tasty homemade …

Lake Erie can get extremely violent and these are the photos to prove it

Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty. The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.<p>While gusts of wind over 50 miles per hour might …

Lake Erie

Something Deeply Hidden Behind Things: Einstein on Wonderment and the Nature of the Human Mind

How a simple compass oriented one of humanity’s greatest minds toward the truth of things.<p><i>“Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern,”</i> Virginia Woolf wrote in her breathtaking recollection of the insight that made her an artist. <i>“The whole world is a work of art… there is no Shakespeare… no</i> …

Biographies

Top 30 Drool-Worthy Vegan Desserts That Changed Lives in 2015

Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait<p>This parfait is absolutely delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate mousse is layered with raw chocolate …

Cannellini Beans with Pancetta Spinach

I was rummaging through my pantry and fridge one evening, trying to come up with an accompaniment for the pork chops I was cooking. This dish fit the …

Recipes

Why Desperation Pies Are Making a Comeback

The salt and vinegar chip-flavored pie was once made when fresh fruit wasn't in season. Now it's back on the menu.<p>When James Beard Award-winning chef <b>Chris Shepherd</b> was putting together the menu for Underbelly, his Houston restaurant, he ran into a dessert quandary. He wanted a sweet tart that used …

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

There's a strange forest in Poland that's filled with crooked trees — and no one can explain how it got that way

Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near their bases, forming an odd and entrancing phenomenon known as "The Crooked Forest."<p>Why do the trees bend like this? No one is quite sure.<p>Some have theorized that harsh weather conditions …

Landscape Photography

8 Mind Hacks That Give You Instant Results

Learning never exhausts the mind – <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b><p>I have many weaknesses. I struggle to engage in conversation. Having to call up someone triggers a …

Recipe: Lively beef stew with root vegetables

Preheat oven to 300 F. Combine coriander, ginger, cinnamon and chile de arbol. Toss with beef. Season with salt and pepper.<p>Heat oil in heavy ovenproof pot over high heat. Working in batches, add beef and brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes in total. Remove from pot and reserve.<p>Reduce heat to medium. …

Anonymous has published a 'noob's' guide on how to fight ISIS online

Three guides were posted to an IRC channel used by Anonymous to share information on OpParis, encouraging anyone to get involved regardless of their computer skills. They include a "NoobGuide" for anyone wanting to learn how to hack, a "Reporter" guide that explains how to set up a Twitter bot for …

Cyber-attacks

The big myth about snickerdoodle cookies (plus a vegan recipe)

There’s a lie about one of my favorite cookies that’s being perpetuated by a number of websites, including a few that are dedicated to vegetarian and …

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

11 Surprising Facts About Gillian Anderson

We can't take you to Azkaban or tell you where to find a hippogriff, but here are 10 awesome things from the Potterverse that you can make at home.<p>1. …

How to Make the Best Gumbo Ever

According to Slade Rushing of New Orleans's revamped Brennan's, the secret to a great gumbo is perfecting the roux. Here, a step-by-step guide on how …

By Reader Request: Recipes from Guard and Grace, Girl & the Goat, and Sweet Chick

Kale BLT salad, skillet-roasted cauliflower and potato rolls are the restaurant recipes our readers want to cook at home this month.<p>This is <b>R.S.V.P.</b>, a monthly column in which <i>Bon Appétit</i> publishes recipes, requested by readers, from restaurants all across the country. These are real live readers …

Ditch The Faux Hoverboard And Commute With Gi FlyBike, A Foldable Electric Bike

Forget electric skateboards and faux hoverboards. One startup is trying to convince commuters to stick to the good old-fashioned bicycle. Meet the Gi FlyBike, a folding electric bike that can travel up to 40 miles on one charge.<p>The bike, which is now available on Kickstarter, will also be for sale …

Best Ever White Bean Mushroom Soup

In a large pot or stock pot, add coconut oil and allow it to melt. Add diced onions and allow to cook 4 minutes<p>While onions are cooking, chop …

Food

The Best Husband Ever Surprised His Wife With An Incredibly Detailed "Harry Potter" Birthday Party

Corey Kundert has never even read the books, but he researched them and made all the magical decorations himself.<p>She said she "really wanted to," but he preferred something a little more low-key.<p>"He actually hates birthday parties," she said. "For real. They stress him out. When he turned 26 in …

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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Real and It Only Took 350+ Cookies to Get It Right

How one pastry school class perfected the chocolate chip cookie.<p><i>We here at BA love our cookies. (Seriously, don't leave a cookie you want to eat unguarded on a table in the office.) We even dreamed up a holiday to celebrate them. So we get excited when we hear about other cookie-obsessives who go</i> …