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Let’s Explore the Physics of Rotational Motion With a Fidget Spinner

You may find fidget spinners, or at least the attention they're getting, annoying. I find them kind of cool, because they make handy tools for …

How Mendel Channeled Darwin

One of the great ‘what if’ questions that has fascinated historians of biology is how differently Darwinian evolution would have been received had Darwin known of the work of Gregor Mendel, the Augustinian monk who is now considered the founder of the science of genetics.<p>Darwin published <i>Origin of</i> …

The Borioteiioids

Among the most interesting of recently discovered fossil lizards are the borioteiioids… yeah, a lot of vowels there… a group of robust-skulled, …

National Academy of Sciences

Curiouser and Curiouser--Octopus's Evolution Is Even Stranger Than Thought

As if octopuses, squids and other cephalopods were not already strange enough, they may have found a way to evolve that is foreign to practically all …

Biology

The woman who is allergic to water

Rachel’s rare condition means that a bath is agony; even her own tears will scorch her face. How can the human body reject life’s most basic necessity?<p>Rachel wakes up – and drinks a kind of poison that feels like a glass of stinging nettles. As it slips downs her throat, she can feel it blistering …

My Top 10 Tips for Knit Socks - Interweave

Poudre Socks by Ann Budd. Get the kit!<p>Knit socks might seem simple (after you’ve knit your first few pairs, that is), but there are certain …

Hidden gusset mitts and gloves

DIRECTIONS<p>CO 50[58, 68] sts. Distribute sts across needles as you prefer and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.<p>Work 20[15, 10] …

Knitting

10 Stash-Busting Christmas Knitting Patterns

We all have a little yarn in the stash that’s just begging to be used. (Okay… some of us have a small mountain.) Luckily, these ten festive …

“A sadistic dentist eager to make us feel pain”: Why low-information voters fall for Donald Trump

<b>Donald Trump; Steve Martin in "Little Shop of Horrors" (Reuters/Jim Bourg/Salon)</b><p>“An ugly moment in history where his simple, warped, ungenerous, and bigoted story sells”<p>Robin Lindley<p>May 23, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>How can a narcissistic billionaire blowhard who stirs anger and hatred become a leading …

Stone Age

A Cathedral-Like Cistern Beneath Houston Is Now Open to the Public

Public infrastructure is known for being utilitarian, uninspiring, and downright ugly. But not always. At first glance, this giant water storage …

Only Known Jaguar in U.S. Filmed in Rare Video

Weird & Wild<p>Conservationists filmed El Jefe—which means “the boss” in Spanish—roaming Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains.<p>Weird & Wild<p>El Jefe, the only wild jaguar known in the United States, has made his film debut.<p>In unprecedented video released by the nonprofits Conservation CATalyst and the Center …

Wildlife

150 Years Of Immigration In America, Visualized

An interactive map shows how waves of diasporas from all over the world arrived in the U.S., from the 1850s to today.<p>Amid a flurry of anti-immigration rhetoric coming from certain GOP presidential candidates, a new interactive map reminds us just how much of our country’s foundation was built on …

Eastern Europe

The 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2016! (Ranked in no particular order.)

7 Free iPad Crochet Sleeve Patterns

iPads have been a popular item for many years now and they will continue to be a popular product for people to buy due to their portability; however, …

Crafting

The 5 Best Korean Sheet Masks In the Game - PAPER

This isn't the full-face horror show sheet mask you're used to--this one's actually (stand by to be totally shocked) got a little who-is-that-masked-stranger sex appeal. It's an eye mask, set in the shape of a good masquerade-meets-Zorro-type mask, with little lacy designs festooning its little …

Man Buns

10 Servings<p>This will make more pulled pork than you’ll need, but who would be sad about that? Use the leftovers to make tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, pork stew—whatever your heart desires, really<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Beer-braised pork shoulder filling<p>2 lb. boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)<p>2 teaspoons …

9 Superfast Recipes for #TacoTuesday

It’s time to break out the tortillas—#TacoTuesday is here! Making delicious, restaurant-worthy tacos at home doesn’t have to be time consuming. …

15 Bucket List Recipes for Fall

How many can you make?<p>Don’t mourn the end of summer—celebrate the start of fall by planning out all the seasonal parties you can host, tailgates you …

Milk Bread

Makes 6 rolls, one 9x5" loaf, or 12 split-top buns Servings<p>At Kindred, this dough is used to make the pan of warm pull-apart bread that’s gifted to each table, in addition to the house’s burger buns, split-top rolls, and sandwich bread. It’s as versatile as it is forgiving.<p>September …

'Living fossil' or no, this strange, rare fish has a lung

Here's a breathtaking finding: Scientists say they've discovered an ancient vestigial lung in the coelacanth, a lobe-finned fish that's related to the ancient swimmer that went on to evolve into all tetrapods, humans included.<p>The find, described in the journal Nature Communications, helps to fill …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Houston's 10 Best Bars & Clubs in Montrose

<b>BOONDOCKS</b><br>Boondock’s can be a laid-back, neighborhood dive bar on a quiet night; on other nights, DJs spin hip-hop, house music, EDM, techno, disco …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

Why do marketers get to decide what toys are right for our children?

One Thursday morning, my husband, daughter and I did what any family expecting a new little bundle of joy would do: dashed off to Target to find the remaining things left on our list of “things to pack our house with so that we’re not running short on anything once the Special Little Guy arrives.” …

Kids

Pluto: Nasa reveals first high-resolution images of planet's surface

Mission culminates in images of former ninth planet that show mountain ranges of ice and suggest surface has recently been ‘paved over’ by geological activity<p>For 85 years, it was little more than a featureless grey blob on classroom maps of the solar system. On Wednesday night, Pluto was revealed …

Pluto

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Journalism

Sixth extinction, rivaling that of the dinosaurs, should join the big five, scientists say

Earth has seen its share of catastrophes, the worst being the “big five” mass extinctions scientists traditionally talk about. Now, paleontologists …

Extinction

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryPruitt Failed to Sabotage the EPA Mark Joseph Stern His successor will be masterful at it.<p>Scott Pruitt Was the Outlandish Epitome of …

Scott Pruitt

The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago

Huge Icelandic study provides insight into the genome of a nation<p>By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders — the largest set ever obtained from a single population — researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from Alzheimer’s disease to liver disease. The …

Body Art: Otzi the 5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Had 61 Tattoos

Four thin, black lines, stacked on top of each other, bring the total number of tattoos on Ötzi, a 5,300-year-old mummified iceman, to 61, according to an exhaustive new study.<p>Finding the new body art, located on the lower side of Ötzi's right ribcage, "was a big surprise because we didn't expect …

Anthropology