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Food: The Newest Celebrity

Steak and pasta and salads aren't just sources of nutrition; they're also objects of wonderment, curiosity, and fantasy.<p>This week, <i>The New York Times</i> published an ode to the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. The staple of city breakfasts, though “designed to satisfy practical needs rather than …

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

Universe

Words emerge from ancient scrolls charred during eruption of Vesuvius

Ancient scrolls that were burned black and buried in ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly two thousand years ago have begun to give up their secrets.<p>Researchers in Italy used a powerful x-ray procedure to read out the first words from two of the Roman scrolls, which belong to the only …

Nature Communications

The Science of Dating: why we should stop dating online

Dating in the 21st century is pretty bleak. It’s so bleak that we are increasingly throwing ourselves at the mercy of computers, outsourcing our love lives to algorithms and spreadsheets.<p>Marketing and the film industry tells us that ‘Planet Single’ is a barren, isolated wasteland where it rains the …

CES 2015: Intel's Spider Dress Keeps People Out Of Your Personal Space [Video]

My spidey senses are tingling<p>Intel wants to ensure that your personal space stays just that--personal--so designer Anouk Wipprecht created the Spider Dress for them. The 3-D printed ensemble has robotic spider legs surrounding the collar and is powered by Intel Edison technology. Proximity sensors …

Herculaneum texts buried by Vesuvius eruption can be read using x-ray imaging – video

A video reconstruction shows how x-ray imaging can be used to reveal the writing on hundreds of papyrus scrolls buried in Herculaneum by the eruption of Vesuvius in Italy in 79 AD. The carbonised papyri are fragile and would be damaged or destroyed by any attempt to open them by hand to read their …

Imaging

Can computers beat critics at naming best movies? Study says maybe

Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood.<p>According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the field.<p>Using data from Internet Movie Database, …

Box Office

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In January and May we heard news of the “irreversible decline” of the West Antarctic ice sheet. Stark headlines reported three studies of huge glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea that, if right, could mean a considerable …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Are Democrats the Real Racists?

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, recently elected speaker of the assembly's Republican caucus, stepped down this week. His resignation comes after he made some truly remarkable public comments about race. He claimed that the "relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, …

Delusions and hallucinations may be the keys that unlock psychosis

“Although it is a waste of time to argue with a paranoid patient about his delusions, he may still be persuaded to keep them to himself, to repress them as far as possible and to forgo the aggressive action they might suggest, in general to conduct his life as if they did not exist.”<p>This quote from …

Why You Need to Stop Stretching Before You Work Out

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley13 hours …

The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches

When my colleague Viet Le started writing about his struggle to find clothing that fits him as an "extra-small" man in a world that idolizes "big and tall," I was intrigued — and a bit confused.<p>Viet has never struck me as an especially small guy. At 5 feet 6 inches tall and 128 pounds, is he really …

Watch Clips From Parts Unknown Mexico, Airing May 4

Here's a series of preview clips from the upcoming Mexico episode of Anthony Bourdain's show <i>Parts Unknown</i>. In the episode, Bourdain and his crew head south of the border where he learns to make <b>authentic Zapoteca cuisine</b> on the outskirts of Oaxaca and discovers <b>"some of the most exciting new cooking</b> …

Girl Scout Goodness: Baked Samoa Donuts

I have fond memories of Girl Scouts. I was a member through elementary school, and cookie season was of course the highlight of the year, right above the summer camp those cookie dollars paid for.<p>Back then, selling cookies meant having your parents take the order form to work or smiling your way …

How to Cook Steak Over Actual Fire

Remember and use these 5 easy tips.<p>Over here at Eat Like a Man, we talk a lot about steak. We've done a whole steak issue. We've shown you how Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini cook steak indoors. We've provided a comprehensive overview of steak basics, and a very basic lesson on how to cook …

BBQ

Here's the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 List

The World's 50 Best Restaurants list has been announced, and the big news is of course that <b>Noma</b> has regained its title as number one restaurant in the world. In his speech, Redzepi addressed the crowd: "Wood sorrel conquered caviar. <b>The seal fucker came out on top</b>." Noma held the top spot last in …

Bouchon Bakery Gets Into the Canele Game

Is the <b>canele</b> making another run at blowing up? Last week, New York City got its first canele-only bakery but quietly, for about a month, Thomas Keller's <b>Bouchon Bakery</b> has been selling mini versions of the sweet treats at their Time Warner Center location.<p>If you've never tried a canele, it's a small …

The 10 Best Things We Ate in 2013