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The Trick to Great Corn on the Cob? Mayonnaise, and a Grill

Step away from the boiling water! In this grilling video, we show you how to add way more flavor to your ears of corn.<p>We could eat a lot of corn on the cob. A <i>lot</i>. But we've thankfully abandoned the boiling-pot-of-water ways of our youth in favor of a smokin' hot grill, some fresh lime juice, and …

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7 Tiny, Perfect European Towns You've Never Heard Of

Flying to Europe is incredibly cheap right now, so it's a perfect time to skip the continent's big-name destinations and visit the tiny towns that dot its countrysides. The most precious European towns may range in size from the super small (Bibury) to slightly bigger (Cesky Krumlov), but they all …

Casinos without borders: 'I moved to Mexico to keep my job playing online poker'

"Effectively, there’s no online gambling in the United States." Shane Schleger is a professional poker player with a remarkably chill grin on his face, considering. "Well,” he goes on, “except for fantasy sports. The fantasy sports lobby is strong, I guess."<p>Shane collects all his income from the …

Where the richest music nerds go to play: the High End show

<i>In early May Trent Wolbe traveled to the High End trade show in Munich, Germany. This is part one of a two part series exploring the cutting edge of audiophile technology.</i><p>Every American should be required to tour the eight distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail before they are allowed to die. …

All the president's hitmen: tracking Washington's secret army

<i>Additional reporting by Jesse Hicks and Janus Kopfstein</i><p>In the 1960s there was a saying: "Suppose they gave a war, and nobody came?" We'll probably never know the answer to that particular American koan, but a recent book and documentary film sets out to answer a more important question: "What if …

Ecstasy for my eardrums: tripping through the addictive psychedelia of million-dollar hi-fi

Yesterday I chronicled a skeptical vision quest through the realm of high-end audio appreciation. It brought me to one of the darkest corners of the High End hi-fi trade show in Munich. I found myself in a room surrounded by silver-haired purists in front of a bespoke rig by Pioneer subsidiary TAD …

Seduced by ‘perfect’ pitch: how Auto-Tune conquered pop music

In January of 2010, Kesha Sebert, known as ‘Ke$ha’ debuted at number one on Billboard with her album, <i>Animal</i>. Her style is electro pop-y dance music: she alternates between rapping and singing, the choruses of her songs are typically melodic party hooks that bore deep into your brain: “Your love, …

Online classes can be enlightening, edifying, and engaging — but they're not college

The future of higher education online is, at present, clear as mud. Do Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs — college-level classes offered online through a number of corporate providers — offer students better tools for study, increased opportunities at lower cost? Can they provide access to …

Everything you need to know about PRISM

Since September 11th, 2001, the United States government has dramatically increased the ability of its intelligence agencies to collect and investigate information on both foreign subjects and US citizens. Some of these surveillance programs, including a secret program called PRISM, capture the …

"Other Universes are Pulling on Our Universe" -- New Planck Data Triggers Controversy (Today's Most Popular)

"Such ideas may sound wacky now, just like the Big Bang theory did three generations ago," says George Efstathiou, professor of astrophysics at …

1st Black Holes Discovered in Milky Way Star Clusters --"May Produce 'Ripples' in Spacetime"

Black holes in globular clusters may provide a way for them to get close enough to one another to merge into bigger black holes that may produce the …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles' Last Days

Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were …

Oasis Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together

Give up hope, Britpop fans: The chances of an Oasis reunion are absolutely nil, according to guitarist Noel Gallagher. No way, no how. Read on to see …

Champ of the Camp: The X Factor in Dubai's labour camps

When international media descended on Dubai's labour camps in 2008, aiming to expose the plight of the city's construction workers, there was one thing they didn't report on: Camp Ka Champ, the X-Factor-meets-Bollywood knock-out singing competition, then already in its second year.<p>The contest, …

Christine McVie Wants to Rejoin Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac fans were thrilled in September when Christine McVie stepped onstage at the O2 Arena in London and joined her onetime bandmates to …

It may seem like the end of days as people download individual tracks. But these changes are what push pop forward<p>As Robbie Williams scores the 1,000th No 1 album with Swings Both Ways, news emerges that the album itself is in terminal decline. In 2013, for the first time in 30 years, there will be …

NASA snubs billionaire's proposed manned mission to Mars in 2017

Dennis Tito wants to send two astronauts to Mars as soon as Christmas 2017, but NASA — from whom Tito's non-profit Inspiration Mars organization needs $700 million in funding — has snubbed the American billionaire. In an email statement sent to Inspiration Mars, NASA's David Weaver said "the agency …

Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday.<p>The elusive subatomic particles discovered by an …

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Why You Still Can't Sell Me A Car

A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics<p>Last month, Popular Science ran an essay I wrote titled "Why You Can't Sell Me A Car." The goal was to stoke important conversations about the future of automobiles, and conversation we got—along with a flurry of hate mail.<p>I wrote …

Inspiration Mars: How the Two-Person Voyage Will Work

The good news is that the proposed private manned mission to Mars instigated by space tourist Dennis Tito actually has a plan. The bad news is that the mission is also now dependent on NASA to make it happen.<p><b>When Dennis Tito, the first astronaut</b> to pay his own way to orbit, announced inspiration …

Sudden Progress on Prime Number Problem Has Mathematicians Buzzing

On May 13, an obscure mathematician — one whose talents had gone so unrecognized that he had worked at a Subway restaurant to make ends meet — …

Inside The Zumwalt Destroyer

The U.S. Navy's most futuristic warship finally hits the water.<p>The U.S. Navy's Zumwalt destroyer, the most technologically advanced warship ever built and the first of its eponymous class, was set to be christened October 19, but then politics intervened. Late last month, the U.S. Navy finally …

Invisibility cloak hides objects from radar - Futurity

Engineers have demonstrated a thin, scalable invisibility cloak that can adapt to different types and sizes of objects.

Is Inspiration Enough to Launch Inspiration Mars?

In 2001, Dennis Tito used his millions to buy a seat on a Soyuz spacecraft for an eight-day visit to the International Space Station. On February 27 of this year, he announced his plan to foot a large portion of the bill for Inspiration Mars, a flyby mission to the red planet. On Wednesday in front …

In desert cave, microbes feed on water, rocks, and air - Futurity

The discovery of a diverse ecosystem of microbes in an underground cave could lead to the development of new drugs and novel ways to clean the …

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

Northern Crown near dusk and dawn

Tonight, or any November evening … at nightfall and early evening, as seen from northerly latitudes, the bowl-shaped constellation Corona Borealis, …

Kids Like to Learn Algebra, if It Comes in the Right App | WIRED

You have an armadillo, a black-and-white trout, and a rainbow trout. Can the animals fit inside the box? No, this isn’t an intolerable ­riddle. For …

What Does A Navy Do?

Welcome to ShipShape, a blog that will attempt to demystify the ships and systems that ride on and under the open ocean. As this blog progresses we'll tackle some of the how's and why's of navies and their roles in the world and spend time tackling assumptions of how the ocean works.<p>Future topics …

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …