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Meet the 33-year-old who was the first to notice the biggest physics finding in a century

On September 14, 2015, 33-year-old Marco Drago was at his desk at the Max Planck Institute in Hanover, Germany, chatting with a colleague on Skype. That's when he received an email about something odd: The two massive LIGO facilities in the US had picked up a peculiar signal.<p>At first, it wasn't …

Physics

Pay-to-Play Scandal Rocks Craft Beer World

A wholesaler created phony companies to hide unfair trade practices.<p>You know that craft beer you love that's on tap at the local tavern? There are …

Craft Beer

Dark Energy May Be Distorting Our View of Gravitational Waves

Waves traveling through expanding space-time should look different than waves traveling through static space-time.<p>Dark energy may be distorting long-sought gravitational wave signals from distant sources in the universe, according to a paper posted to the arXiv pre-print server by astrophysicists …

Penn State

The Resilient Pagans of Russia

When the Bolsheviks went about counting and cataloguing the ethnicities they had inherited from the Russian Empire, they identified not one but two Mari nations: the Mountain Mari, numbering about fifty thousand, and the Meadow Mari, a hundred and fifty thousand strong. Both were related to the …

Russia

The E.U. vs. B.D.S.: the Politics of Israel Sanctions

This past Monday, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council reaffirmed a November requirement that Israel label products made in the settlements differently from those made in Israel. On Tuesday, the State Department spokesman John Kirby unexpectedly reinforced the E.U. position, saying that …

Israel

Scientists Discover That Our Brain Waves Can Be Sent by Electrical Fields

Whoa.<p>Most biology students will be able to tell you that neural signals are sent via mechanisms such as synaptic transmission, gap junctions, and …

Neuroscience

Vegetarian Ramen with Garlic-Ginger Broth

Add the olive oil to a stock pot and heat to medium. Add the leek, bok choy, and broccoli and saute, stirring frequently, until veggies begin to …

Bok Choy

Will Humans Ever Build Starships?

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Neel V. Patel</b><p>"Will we ever live amongst the stars?"<p>This is Rachel Armstrong's big question -- and one she's determined to answer. A professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University in the UK, Armstrong has been thinking about zero-g …

Space Travel

4 Nutrients You Need for a Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian Awareness Month is a good time to note that becoming a vegetarian, even part-time, is a smart move for your health. Plant-based diets help …

Nutrition

Harper Lee: my Christmas in New York

One midwinter in 1950s New York, Harper Lee went to stay with friends. Little did she know she was about to receive the gift of a lifetime… Illustrations by Bill Bragg<p>Several years ago, I was living in New York and working for an airline, so I never got home to Alabama for Christmas – if, indeed, I …

Literature

Rob Zombie shares the ultimate Halloween playlist

Rob Zombie knows a thing or two about getting spooky — peep these album names from his time as White Zombie frontman as well as a solo act:</i> …

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

Anthropology

The Lost, True Story Of The CIA’s Greatest Basketball Coach

How did a 1972 exhibition basketball game between Russia and Uganda become a crucible for Cold War tensions at the dawn of Idi Amin's brutal regime? Ask the former CIA agent who tried to hit the Soviets where it would hurt them the most: on the court.<p><b>From the stands,</b> Jay Mullen didn’t like what he …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Zucchini-Herb Fritters with Garlic Yogurt

Makes about 12 Servings<p>Squeezing the liquid out of the zucchini is the secret to crisp fritters. (The potato helps, too.)<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Garlic Yogurt<p>½ cup plain yogurt (not Greek)<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 teaspoon honey<p>1 …

Zucchini

Miley Cyrus’s Weird Aural Acid Trip: Inside Her New Album ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’

On her fifth studio album, the ex-Disney starlet has transformed from Molly-poppin’ twerker into acid-trippin' psychedelic wailer.<p>In the two years …

Miley Cyrus

Pentagon Preps for Orbital War With New Spaceplane

The XS-1 could replace satellites lost in battle—fast and cheap.<p>Aerospace giant Boeing just snagged a $6.6 million contract to design a cheap, …

Queen of Sheba cake recipe

This Queen of Sheba cake is perfect for afternoon tea<p>Our ancestors might have considered this a trifle decadent for afternoon tea, but it is very good. The portions are small, but afternoon tea is supposed to be dainty. I think it’s perfect on its own, but add a little crème fraîche and a few …

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk finds fast new company in a Marvel hit that won't quit<p>Captain America actually says "shit." You heard me. "Language," …

Quantum model reveals surface structure of water

Physicists have used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water's liquid surface.

Chemistry

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Chocolate pots

Preheat the oven to 200ºC or 190ºC fan-forced. To prepare the pots, use a pastry brush to grease the ramekins (or heatproof teacups with straight …

Dessert

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated in split single particles.<p>Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition …

Quantum Mechanics

15 Inventive Waffle Iron Recipes for More Than Just Breakfast

Shares 743<p>Sorry, pancakes. Waffles have stolen our hearts and we’re not afraid to let the world know! Why? The humble waffle iron is more than a …

26 Reasons to Bust Out the Waffle Maker Today

There’s no question that waffles are a trend that’s still going strong <i>beyond</i> the breakfast table. And if you ask us, it’s a good thing. In honor of Waffle Day, these 26 recipes are reason enough to celebrate. Take your pick from our scrumptious selection of sweet and savory options, including a few …

Breakfast

Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas - How to Make Crispy Oven-Fried Garbanzo Beans

The 20 best recipes in the history of The Splendid Table, chosen by you

We gave you 50 recipes that have been popular on our website and asked you to vote for your favorite. The votes have been counted.<p>Some of the recipes …