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The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Salmon and Miso Sour Soup

With a split salmon head, or two, peeking up from a savory miso broth, <i>sinigang</i> with salmon and miso is perhaps one of the most popular variants of …

Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories …

Andalusian Gazpacho Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Use only the ripest tomatoes. Don't use a bread that's too flavorful (no sourdough, for example) or rough. You want it to soften and blend into the soup completely. You can serve the soup as is with a drizzle of olive oil, sherry vinegar, and a sprinkle of chives and ground black pepper, or …

7 big myths about marijuana

Just days after President Obama told the press through his spokesman that he was not prepared to change federal marijuana laws, the Justice …

How Creating A Better Bucket List Becomes A Blueprint For Living Your Best Life

What do you want to do before you die? Go to Mars? Skydive? Climb Everest? Be ambitious: a good bucket list should grow over time, not shrink. Just like you.<p>A few years ago, Pat Palumbo, a Westchester, New York-based real estate agent, faced some major health problems. She recovered, but “having …

Humans may be causing some animals to grow bigger brains

Humans may be responsible for a jump in brain growth among mice and some other small mammals living around us in both urban and rural settings, a new study finds.<p>Small mammals that either produce a lot of babies or eat a lot of bugs exhibited the greatest cranial capacity (i.e. brain growth) due to …

Arctic Circle

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Sherry Pimm's Cup

1 Servings<p>Go big with garnishes--it should look like there's a garden growing in there.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Gently muddle a 1-inch-thick unpeeled cucumber slice, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar in a cocktail shaker to release juice. Add 2 ounces Pimm's No. 1 and …

How to Encrypt Your Email and Keep Your Conversations Private

Between constant password breaches and the NSA looking in on everything you do, you've probably got privacy on the mind lately. If you're looking for …

3 Facts About Lemmings

To Stay Out of Jail, Must Nonviolent Offenders Submit to Medical Diagnoses?

In Eric Holder's suggested substitution for mandatory minimum jail sentences, a troubling intersection of public health and criminal justice<p>Last week, those favoring reductions in prison populations and their associated costs applauded Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that he's seeking …

Rose Prince's Baking Club: pitta bread

Our weekly column signposts the path to delectable dough and biscuit bliss. Today: pitta bread.<p>There are some things you never forget: your mother’s hot Sunday puddings or the first bite, eyes closed, of a fresh jam doughnut. These are foregone, “what’s not to love?” conclusions, but there are also …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

The Categorical Imperative Should Be Applied to ObamaCare.

You Mean ObamaCare Is Bad For Congress?!<p>Categorical Imperative<br>Noun<br>1. Ethics. the rule of Immanuel Kant that one must do only what one can will that …

Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Romanticizing the Villains of the Civil War

The newly released film Copperhead is in the same tradition as Gone with the Wind and Gods and Generals. Its history is highly revisionist.<p>When <i>Gone with the Wind</i> had its premiere in Atlanta in 1939, the governor of Georgia declared a state holiday. One million people turned out to watch the arrival …

Snow in an Infant Planetary System

A snow line has been imaged in a far-off infant planetary system for the very first time. The snow line, located in the disc around the Sun-like star …

Universe

Alt-week 7.20.13: 5D super-memory cards, space snow and the tar drops!

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>​<p>You know, we're done with the whole three dimension thing. It's waaaay to restrictive. That's why we're adding not one, but two more to the list this week. Now we've got a little more breathing space, …

One Small Step For Man, One Giant Lunar Park For The U.S.?

Can astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's "giant leap for mankind" be permanently preserved? Two House Democrats want to do just that: They proposed a bill to create a national historic park for the Apollo 11 mission — on the moon. The legislation would designate a park on the moon to honor …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

App Alerts Homeowner on Vacation to Burglary, Showing ‘Very Creepy Picture’ in Real Time

A Washington couple had set up a camera system to help them keep an eye on their dogs while they were out of the house. Instead, they ended up seeing their home being burglarized in real time while they were out of town on vacation.<p>According to KOMO-TV, Melissa Hasley saw an alert on her husband’s …

Land Rover Green Lights Evoque Convertible for Production

Land Rover has given the green light to a convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque, according to an article by British publication <i>What Car?</i>. The piece quotes an unnamed source at Land Rover as saying, “The Evoque convertible now has the green light, it’s going to be built.” The publication …

Nokia now sells more Lumias than BlackBerry sells phones

With this quarter's mixed financial results, Nokia revealed that Lumia sales were up to a record high of 7.4 million. That means that the company sold more Windows Phones last quarter than BlackBerry sold phones. Just one year ago, BlackBerry was selling almost two phones for every one Lumia Nokia …

Nokia loses $151 million in Q2 2013

Nokia's Q2 2013 earnings are out — and it's clear that the company's road to recovery is nowhere near over. The Finnish manufacturer posted an operating loss of €115 million (roughly $151 million) from €5.695 billion ($7.46 billion) in revenue over the quarter, which is a little below expectations. …

Gel plumps up spine's shock absorbers - Futurity

DUKE (US) — A new biomaterial that changes from a liquid to a gel after …

7 Sky Events This Week: Luna Joins Lord of the Rings and the God of War

Wildlife<p>This week the Cassini orbiter will take a special back-lit shot of Saturn, like this one taken in 2006, but this time a tiny Earth will also pose alongside the ringed-planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute<p><b>This week skywatchers get a chance to track down some of the</b> …