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Ask Ethan: Is Spacetime Really A Fabric?

Gravity might have been the first fundamental force ever discovered, but in many ways, it remains the least-well understood. We know that it’s always attractive, and that any two masses in the Universe, no matter where they are, will experience its force. When Einstein concocted his general theory …

Physics

19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

Art

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

22 mesmerising photographs of planned towns from above

American Cities

New Horizons Spacecraft Sees Possible Hydrogen Wall at the End of the Solar System

As it speeds away from the Sun, the New Horizons mission may be approaching a “wall.”<p>The New Horizons spacecraft, now at a distance nearly four …

Astronomy

Bokashi Bin

<i>Make amazing compost from all your food scraps and reduce waste with a Bokashi Bin.</i><p>Are you looking for a convenient way to eliminate your food …

Gardening

How to Use Neem Oil to Prevent Garden Pests

Neem oil is a derivative of the Asian evergreen tree. A natural steroid, it causes insects to lose their appetite and lose interest in laying</i> …

Gardening

Recipe: Creamy Turmeric Chicken Skillet — Recipes from The Kitchn

Turmeric is the golden darling of good health. This brilliant orange-fleshed root (in the same family as ginger) is beloved for its anti-inflammatory …

Recipes

These 8 Vegetables Are the Actual Superfoods, According to Science

It seems as though every day a new superfood is brought into the spotlight for its numerous health benefits. While trendy foods like ghee, matcha, …

Nutrition

How Long Would It Take To Travel From One End Of The Universe To The Other At Light Speed?

<i>If the universe is 93 billion light years in diameter, how long would it take to travel end to end at light speed? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jack Fraser, Master’s Physics,</b> …

Physics

Celebrating Theodore Sturgeon's centenary - so should we all

I’ve always been a bit confused by these various centenary and multi-centenary celebrations that punctuate our discussions of literature, such as Thoreau’s recent 200th birthday (2017), or the centenary of James Joyce’s “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” (first published in 1917), or even the</i> …

Literature

Massive earthquakes can trigger tremors on the opposite side of Earth, new research shows

Earthquakes are sometimes so powerful they spur other quakes on the opposite end of the world.<p>New research on seismic data from 1973 through 2016 has …

Geology

The 10 Best Indoor Hanging Plants to Turn Your Home Into a Jungle

Interior design may not be everyone’s strong suit, but even the most inexperienced decorator knows a simple trick for creating atmosphere: indoor …

Plants

This Indoor Herb Garden Kit Makes Growing Basil Ridiculously Easy

My basil even survived my summer vacation, thanks to this self-watering planter.<p>Growing your own windowsill herb garden is a dream of most home …

Gardening

10 Fantastic Screen Porches

1 of 11<p>Lowcountry Living Room<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Add On<p>3 of 11<p>Room With a View<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Outside In<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 11<p>Double Up<p>Advertisement<p>…

Living Rooms

Einstein's theory of relativity aces its first black hole test

The test exploited the intense gravitational field around the monster black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.<p>More than a century has passed since Albert Einstein gave us general relativity, and scientists are still testing the mind-bending theory.<p>In the latest test, an international team …

Black Holes

Boy Who Grew Up Missing a Chunk of His Brain Shows Incredible Plasticity

"This is very interesting."<p>The strange case of a young boy who had a large section of his brain removed shows just how good the human brain is at …

Hemisphere

Dessert Hummus Is Actually Amazing—Here’s How to Make It in Minutes

Dessert hummus may sound strange, but the creamy chocolatey spread tastes decadent—and packs nutrients too.<p>When I first heard about the dessert …

Food

Rare Diamonds Traced Back to an Even Rarer Element From the Center of the Earth

The movement of oceanic tectonic plates created scarce gems.<p>Blue diamonds shine with a particular allure within the cultural zeitgeist. From <i>Titanic</i>’s …

Geology

Top Ljubljana Experiences You Can’t Miss on Your Slovenia trip

Forget long queues and tourist traps in big European capitals, Ljubljana has more than its fair share of charm and soul.<p>European capitals are buzzing …

European Travel

The Prolific Career of an Early Bauhaus Innovator: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

The Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy was one of the most influential thinkers, designers and art educators of the first half of the twentieth …

Innovation

Yellowstone won't erupt anytime soon, but a debate still rages about the supervolcano

Ying Zhou teaches a Geology 101 class to students at Virginia Tech, but after peering deeply into the subterranean world beneath the Yellowstone …

Geology

Stunning Furniture Creations That Will Give You Inspiration

Today I wanted to share with you my top 10 furniture creations. This past year has been so good to me and I have really been blessed to come across …

Top 10

Live a Life of Luxury With This DIY Lavender Goat’s Milk Soap

Whether it's stress from work or just general tension you're feeling, it's hard to develop your own self-care practice to help you unwind at the end …

DIY

Savory Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe

"Beets were my sworn enemy until I tried them like this, it's a great way to use root vegetables. I think the beets add a beautiful red color to the …

Recipes

Sewing tutorial: Gorgeous tassels from denim scraps

These colorful tassels are made from…. old jeans! Not only do these tassels look gorgeous but they are pretty robust too. No chance of them falling …

Earrings

The Woven Works of Peg Woodworking

During BKLYN Designs last year, our eyes locked with Peg Woodworking’s pieces of furniture that incorporated woven details so we decided to take a …

Woodworking

Sewing tutorial: Girls boho poncho top

Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom shows how you can sew a girls’ boho poncho top. Lightweight and breezy, it’s perfect for summer and the …

Sewing

Espresso Truffles

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>MAKE THE FILLING: Place 8 ounces of the chocolate pieces and the butter in a large bowl. In a small saucepan over low heat, bring …

Dessert

10 Tiny Apartments Under 38 Square Meters and Their Axonometric Drawings

Finding an efficient configuration for a small apartment is not an easy task. Basic housing programs should be distributed in minimal spaces without …

Apartments