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What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018

It’s only July, but it has already been a long, hot spring and summer. The contiguous U.S. endured the warmest May ever recorded, and in June, the …

Time for the Meghalayan: A new geological age has officially been declared

After years of debate, the International Chronostratigraphic Chart has officially been revised. What does that mean, exactly? Our current point in …

What it's like to explore No Man's Sky Next with three other people

Three of the four of our little squad are huddled in a tiny cabin, waiting out a life-threatening blizzard on a snowy planet. I’m playing No Man’s …

The 10 Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes from June — Recipes from The Kitchn

All it takes is that first summer heatwave for me to banish the oven and remind me how much I adore my slow cooker. During the week I lean on it for …

50 Dinners That Require Almost No Clean Up

One-pot meals, sheet pan suppers, foil packet dinners and skillet recipes have come to save the day.<p>Spicy Chicken and Bacon Mac<p>I’ve been working to …

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Kanban

This Best-Selling Digital Photography Book is Free Right Now

Heads up: you can currently download one of the most popular digital photography books out there. Tony Northrup is giving away <i>How to Create Stunning</i> …

These 2-Ingredient Bagels Are About to Change Your Life (and They Take Less Than 30 Minutes to Make)

<i>Healthy bagels that don’t taste like cardboard? We’re all ears.</i><p><i>This story originally appeared on Cookinglight.com by Jaime Ritter.</i><p>I’ve been seeing a …

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …

10,000 Stacked Photos Create Insanely Detailed Insect Portraits

Photographer Levon Biss magnifies tiny insects into hugely detailed and stunning prints for new exhibition 'Microsculptures.'<p><i>Levon Biss. Orchid cuckoo bee. Image courtesy of Levon Biss</i><p>British photographer Levon Biss' macrophotography turns 10mm insects into massive 10' prints in new exhibition,</i> …

Long Exposure Experiments Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best long exposure photos in the Long Exposure Experiments Photo contest with chances to win …

Landscape Photography

Russian military contractors reportedly tried to test the US military in Syria — but they got whooped

• <b>More details have emerged from the massive battle in Syria that is said to have killed hundreds of Russian contractors — and it looks as if they tried to test the US.</b>• <b><br>Reports have said that the forces loyal to the Syrian government advanced and fired at a US-held position in Syria and that the</b> …

U.S. Politics

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About Recipe

What is a magic sauce? It's a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here …

9 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes So Good There Won't Be Leftovers

No matter your reason for eating vegetarian, there's no doubt you want to make sure you're getting the right nutrients. Experts believe that protein …

Vegetarian Food

New drug shows promise for preventing and even reversing damage from age-related dementia and stroke

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is one of the most commonly associated causes of age-related dementia and stroke. New research, led by the …

Strawberry Moon 2018: How to Catch This Sweet Event Alongside Rare Saturn Views

Much like its namesake, the event is a real treat.<p>Hot on the heels of the Summer Solstice, June’s waxing moon will reach its full lunar phase in the …

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookie cravings are demanding. They have a way of urgently commanding your immediate attention. These cookies are good for those emergency moments, …

Best films of 2018 so far

All the Money in the World<p>Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.<p><b>What we said:</b> With the …

Comic Books

Enigmatic Stone Balls from 5,000 Years Ago Continue to Baffle Archaeologists

Some of the most enigmatic human-made objects from Europe's late Stone Age — intricately carved balls of stone, each about the size of a baseball — …

Something Here: Shin Noguchi's photographs that emphasise the quirky character of Japan

"People are living life desperately. Sometimes lonely, sometimes helping each other, sometimes crying, sometimes laughing. I capture people going …

Charlie Chaplin

10 Slow Cooker Recipes for Two People (Who Like Leftovers)

While slow cookers are a boon for big-batch meals, I take mine out at least once a week when cooking dinner for my small family of two (twice if you …

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Is the Hottest Drink of Summer | Real Simple

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Pour the rosé into ice cube trays and freeze until solid, 8 hours or overnight.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the …

Rosé

Peter Gordon’s recipe for red curried butternut squash, mushrooms and spinach

This is a very mild curry, but you can jazz it up with extra chilli and spices such as cumin and coriander seeds. It can be paired with steamed rice or couscous as the main component of a meal, or served as the vegetable side alongside steamed fish, lamb chops or a roast chicken. Pumpkin, celeriac …

Recipes

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

Why You Should Delete Your Instagram

I recently stumbled upon an extremely thought-provoking talk by Jaron Lanier, describing social media as a ‘Behavior Modification Empire‘. This is …

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Recipes

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

Want to know how to make chicken and dumplings? Sit back, relax, and let the master tell you how it’s done.<p>In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and …

Food & Dining

The perfect bracket to win your March Madness pool

By Neil Greenberg<p>Neil Greenberg<p>Reporter analyzing advanced sports statistics for the Fancy Stats blog<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Think you can pick all the winners in the NCAA tournament? Probably not. There are more than nine quintillion different bracket combinations — that’s a nine, followed by 18 zeros. If …

NCAA