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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Harper Lee

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 …

Shooter, Passer, Dictator, Spy: The Lost, True Story Of The CIA’s Greatest Basketball Coach

<b>From the stands,</b> Jay Mullen didn’t like what he saw. He didn’t like that the Soviet basketball team was humiliating its overmatched Ugandan opponents. He didn’t like that the visitors were bigger, stronger, faster, and more skilled than the amateurish Ugandan army and prison guard teams. He didn’t …

Uganda

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 …

Bill Clinton

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 …

Recipes

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

In the two years since Miley Cyrus’s latex-covered butt cheeks twerked their way to worldwide notoriety at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the …

Miley Cyrus

Pentagon Preps for Orbital War With New Spaceplane

Aerospace giant Boeing just snagged a $6.6 million contract to design a cheap, reusable spaceplane for the U.S. military. The idea: to equip …

Spacecraft

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

Captain America actually says “shit.” You heard me. “Language,” scolds Iron Man, who can’t hide his glee at seeing the Cap, a flag-wearing Greatest …

Quantum model reveals surface structure of water

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

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 …

Albert Einstein

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 …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

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 of physical reality, calling it "spooky action at a distance".<p>According to theory, quantum entanglement occurs …

15 Inventive Waffle Iron Recipes for More Than Just Breakfast

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 one-trick pony …

Breakfast

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 …

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

Chickpeas

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 …