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Astronomers detected 100 Earths' worth of gold being forged in space — here's how much it's worth

More than 4,000 astronomers on Monday revealed the first-ever detection of two neutron stars colliding in space.<p>Such objects are the skeletons of massive stars that have cataclysmically exploded, leaving behind a core so dense that just a teaspoon's worth can weigh millions of tons.<p>When the two …

Universe

How to Grow Delicious Herbs in Containers - Organic Gardening

<i>Photo by Getty Images/YinYang</i><p>Herbs make excellent plants to grow in just about any type of container. You can grow one type alone in a pot or mix and …

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Churros With Chocolate Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p><b>For churros:</b> Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven and fit with a deep-fry thermometer; heat to 350°F over medium-high. …

Dessert

Stunning Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That Aren’t Pie

Clearly, here at HuffPost Taste, we’re big fans of pie. We all believe that pumpkin and pecan pie should be had in some form come Thanksgiving. But pie is not the only Thanksgiving dessert recipe that you should be making this year. Especially when your holiday cake and tart options look this …

Dessert

10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what's going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

Wellness

Here’s how to grow garlic, onions, shallots and leeks

If you can overlook the inevitable bad breath, there are many reasons to fill your gardens with alliums — onions, garlic, shallots and leeks.<p>Master …

Gardening

14 Bread Recipes, From Focaccia and Challah to Dinner Rolls and Bagels

You've had a few weeks to practice your quick breads by now, so I assume you're an expert. If you feel like you've conquered the world of tea brack and scones, it's time to move on to yeasted breads. Breadmaking gets more intense when yeast enters the picture—you have to deal with kneading, rising, …

42 Dinner Ideas If You're Trying To Cut Back On Meat Or Dairy

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12 Things You Need to Know Before Going Vegan

Switching to a vegan diet? Here's what you need to know before making the change.<p>Veganism has come a long way: once reserved for peace-loving …

Diets

The Star That Looks Like the Eye of Sauron

"A great eye, lidless, wreathed in flame."<p>Fomalhaut, the eighteenth brightest star in the night sky, is about 25 light-years from the Earth. It has twice the mass of the sun but burns much hotter and brighter. When we observe Fomalhaut in infrared (above), we see a large ring of debris where …

You Should Probably Be Using a Retinol Oil Right Now if You Want to Stave Off Wrinkles

They're the latest trend in anti-aging products.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>957<p>They're the latest trend in anti-aging products.<p>957<p>SHARES<p>Retinol, …

You Can Make This Cozy Giant Blanket In Just 4 Hours

Winter is coming. Luckily, with extreme knitting you can create a giant-sized blanket to keep you warm and cozy throughout those long and cold …

Which fast-food chains served the meat and held the antibiotics?

Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill passed with flying colors, but KFC and Olive Garden were among the laggards in commitments to eliminate medically important antibiotics from their meat and poultry supply chains, according to a new report.<p>Strong progress nonetheless was made across the top 25 …

33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Staying in never tasted so good.

This Healthy Summer Pasta Will Leave You Wanting Seconds

<i>The following post was originally featured on Cooking for Keeps and written by Nicole Shoemaker, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>Inevitably, when this time of year rolls around, you know, the time of year when tiny shorts, tank tops, and bikinis are all I want to live in due to overheating, a …

Xbox at E3 2016: Microsoft’s new console(s), HoloLens, games, and what else to expect

Remember E3 2006? Ten years ago, Microsoft shared its roadmap for the still young Xbox 360 with a list of big-name titles, including the first <i>Gears of War</i>, <i>Crackdown</i>, and <i>Forza Motorsport 2</i>.<p>The Xbox 360 era was very good for Microsoft. Now that it's the underdog to Sony's massively successful …

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RNA gene editing could stop viruses in their tracks

The gene editing technique CRISPR promises to treat all kinds of genetically-linked conditions, but it's so far limited to tweaking DNA, not the RNA that does everything from carrying protein sequence info to regulating gene expression. That may change soon, however. Scientists have discovered that …

Turn Sweeping the Workshop from a Chore to a Joy with a DIY Air Broom

Build a basic air broom to quickly clean your floors.<p>It's important to keep your workshop floor clean so you don't track sawdust and debris back into the house. There's nothing <i>wrong</i> with a broom and a dustpan, but this DIY air broom quickly pushes dust and debris of all sizes into manageable piles. …

The Curse of the Ramones

40 years later: The feuds, failures and breakdowns of the band that launched punk rock<p>Onstage, they were the personification of unity – even family. …

A DIY Indoor Wind Chime More Cheerful Than Sunshine

Wind chimes are one of those things you’d never think to make. A quick Google image search leaves you with pages and pages of designs that all look exactly the same (not to mention dated)—and they're all pictured <i>outside</i>: hanging on a porch or deck, in a garden or by the front door.<p>It’s time to …

LG's GoPro rival can stream direct to YouTube

LG has made an action camera that can live stream to YouTube (or anywhere else) without a phone or WiFi. The LG Action CAM LTE (clearly, hours spent on the name) has onboard 4G to beam video direct to the web. The camera itself looks like an elongated GoPro Hero4 Session (and, weirdly, that frame …

How To Build a Planter Bench - Quiet Corner

DIY – How To Build a Planter Bench<p>Adults and children appreciate having plenty of seating areas in and near their playspace. Benches encourage adult …

This heated waterbed keeps you dry but makes you feel like you’re floating

If you really want to, you can buy an at-home sensory deprivation tank. Companies such as Zen Float Company will sell you a heated tub that let you …

Saltwater

How To Make Classic Coffee Cake

<b>Preheat the oven to 350°F:</b> Coat the baking dish with baking spray or an extra tablespoon of butter.<p><b>Prepare the crumble topping</b>: Mix together the …

Dessert

DIY - Garden Love Seat - Quiet Corner

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.<p>You will need:<p>1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood*<br>• 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine – cut to …

Woodworking

Leather alternative replaces animal hide with pineapple leaves

We’re still a long way off producing a meat alternative that is cheap to mass produce, doesn’t involve any animals being killed, and that nobody can …

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