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"Octonion" Math Could Underpin Physics

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Physics

I Played Fortnite and Figured Out the Universe

The best strategy is blasting everyone you see—until it's not.<p>In Fortnite Battle Royale, the world’s most popular video game, released last September and today being played by millions of people at a time, you’re dropped into the sky above a richly rendered island, 99 other players all parachuting …

Fortnite

10 travel safety tips you can learn from the CIA

Mathew Bradley spent more than 14 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, and now this former CIA agent is the Regional Security Director, Americas, for International SOS (a medical and travel security assistance company). I spoke to him via email to ask his top travel safety tips, both at home …

Flying

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The Excesses of Call-Out Culture

The outrage directed against the New York Times writer Bari Weiss is the latest illustration of a culture that undermines the causes it seeks to advance.<p>One of America’s best attributes wasn’t fully real to me until I studied abroad in Seville, Spain, with Asian American classmates. Their answers …

Social Justice

Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Pancakes Are My New Cauliflower Rice Obsession

Now the base of pizza crusts and tater tots, cauliflower has proven its versatility time and time again. When grated or processed into “rice,” it …

The GOP used a Two Santa Clauses tactic to con America for nearly 40 years

<b>(AP Photo/Scott Stewart, File)</b><p>This scam has been killing wages and enriching billionaires for decades<p>Thom Hartmann<p>February 12, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus.<br>-Jude</i> …

Food Hack: Marinating Your Veggies Makes Them SO Much Tastier

Marinated vegetables are the way to the heart of even the staunchest carnivores. The first time my mom served them to my brother-in-law and husband, they couldn’t believe that they were piling second helpings onto their plate, especially when there were still burgers on the grill. It’s a versatile …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Yogurt Marinating Is the Best Marinating

By Alex Delany<p>Why would you rub yogurt all over a piece of meat? Because it's delicious, that's why.<p>You probably don’t want to think about raw meat and dairy together. There’s something that just seems, well, gross about the whole thing. But trust us: Marinating meat in yogurt will change your …

BBQ

Instant Pot vs. Big Green Egg: The Ultimate Pulled Pork Face-Off

In years past, Americans bought nearly 4 million pounds of pork shoulder and pulled pork in the week leading up to the Super Bowl. Depending on the …

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain and crumble. Transfer 2 tsp. …

This substance lets you 'walk on water' — here's how it works

Turns out, walking on water isn't as impossible as it might sound — as long as you have the right kind of water. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>These people are "walking on water." The substance is a mix of water and cornstarch. The mixture is two parts cornstarch to one part water. It …

Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles

January 2018<p>4 servings<p>What’s more comforting than saucy chicken over buttered egg noodles?? Nothing. To ensure the silkiest, noodle-coating sauce, make sure the sour cream is room temperature so it blends seamlessly into the hot tomato sauce (otherwise, it might separate and give the sauce a …

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 99 – The History of the World by Walter Raleigh (1614)

Raleigh’s book, packed with veiled political advice and suppressed soon after publication, is a classic of late Renaissance history writing<p>“When Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower of London,” writes George Orwell in his As I Please column for 4 February 1944, “he occupied himself with …

How to Easily Use RGB Curves to Tone Your Photos

RGB Curves can be an intimidating photo editing tool that’s difficult to wrap your mind around, but they’re powerful and worth learning. Photographer …

Every Day Is Thanksgiving When You Have Stuffing Butter

You can wax rhapsodic about your sweet potatoes, or glory in the sweet-tart pop of cranberries, or even try and tell me that the almighty burnished …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Ask Engadget: How does one start playing 'Overwatch' as an adult?

<i>The support shared between readers in the</i> our <i>comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community</i><i>. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything</i> <i>from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fact, our community's knowledge and insights are</i> …

Robert Reich: Trump voters realize the hard way that the president can’t follow through

<b>FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he arrive at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Trump, ethics attorneys and good-government groups are all grappling with how to navigate being a president with</b> …

Donald Trump

How to decorate Easter eggs using stuff you already have in your kitchen

Scrambling to get ready for Easter, and don't think there's time to hit the craft stores and dye eggs? Think again.<p>Awesome ingredients for dyeing and decorating eggstraordinary Easter eggs are as close as the kitchen cupboards, closets or desk drawer.<p>Daily Dish<p>Easter eggs 101: How to boil an egg<p>Apr …

Don't Miss This $390 Roundtrip To Italy

It's spring, which means there's an abundance of blink-and-you'll-miss-them flight deals in the air. The latest: You can book a roundtrip ticket to …

Italy

37 Ways To Game The Airlines: How To Get Free Flights, Travel Perks And More

This week, I made international news when I put my travel smarts to work and scored $11,000 in American Express gift cards for being bumped off several Delta Air Lines flights with my family. You can read the article about how I did it here. People were amazed, and the story got picked up by …

American Airlines

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Physics

Making Athens Great Again

How does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being exceptional betrays its highest principles? Plato despaired, but he also pointed the way to renewal.<p>What happens when a society, once a model for enlightened progress, threatens to backslide into intolerance and …

You can now get a free photography diploma from Harvard

As academic hopefuls face more debt than ever just to brush up on the skills of their choice, Harvard university is making the art of photography more accessible – and, more importantly, cheap. You can now ace a course from the prestigious institution for absolutely nothing from the comfort of your …

Harvard

Uh, John Boehner: Trump Is the Opposite of Teddy Roosevelt

The former speaker said Trump reminds him of our 26th president, which just shows he knows little about Trump—and nothing about Teddy Roosevelt.<p>“I …

How White Nationalists Learned To Love Donald Trump

Once they believed he was a secret Jew. Now he has more white-power support than any mainstream candidate in modern politics. Here’s how it unfolded.<p>The embrace of Donald Trump by America’s white nationalists has been one of the most surprising and unsettling threads in the 2016 campaign. The …