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Encryption might be the reason we've never heard from aliens, says Snowden

Edward Snowden thinks he might have an answer to the Fermi paradox — the cosmological puzzle of why, given that the universe is so very old and so very big, we haven't heard from any aliens yet. Speaking with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the astrophysicist's <i>StarTalk</i> podcast (the relevant section starts …

10 Sauces for Simple Grilled Vegetables

Make a mixed grill platter of vegetables and serve it with a sauce, and you have an impressive, party-worthy dish to serve alongside some simply …

The Food Lab: The Book Has Arrived

I had a baby today! Okay, not a living, breathing, poke-it-in-the-belly-and-watch-it-react type of baby, but at six pounds nine ounces, it's just about the size of one. And, unlike a real human baby, this one had a gestation period of over five years and came preloaded with all kinds of useful …

It's Time to Banish These 6 Cooking Myths from Your Kitchen

In anticipation of his incredibly comprehensive new cookbook, The Food Lab's J. Kenji López-Alt debunked the most common cooking myths for us.<p><b>J. Kenji López-Alt</b> is not messing around when he says he's cooked over 1,000 steaks and baked more than 1,500 chocolate chip cookies. His recipes, which find …

Give your mind a break with fluid dynamics videos

Pretty colors<p>We all have our strategies for a quick relaxation session: photos of serene wilderness, beautiful space images, cat videos. But for those of you who miss screensavers or music visualizations, I have a suggestion: fluid dynamics videos.<p>Take, for example, this timelapse video of clouds …

Scientists claim to have grown sperm in test tubes

The breakthrough could help thousands of infertile men and young boys left sterile from cancer treatment all over the world, the scientists say<p>Scientists have claimed to have grown mature human sperm in test tubes in a breakthrough that could help combat male infertility.<p>The sperm cells, which have …

Here's Why Mason Jars Are Called Mason Jars

Plus, what makes them so great.<p>The world is currently crazy about mason jars, but it’s not the first time. The last time the jars were found in such abundance was the around the 1940s ― an estimated three million canning jars were sold during that period ― when the jars were used to preserve the …

Bank of Spain warns Catalonia secession would mean euro exit

MADRID (AP) — Spain's northeastern Catalonia region would be automatically ejected from the European Union and the eurozone if it were to declare …