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Mapping the perfect wine and cheese pairings - using data science

<b>A university science professor helped develop a computer program to visually map out relationships between genes and molecules. Then his wife pointed out he could use it to find perfect wine and cheese pairings.</b><p>Next time you are planning the ultimate wine and cheese party, reach for your computer …

Scientists say your personality can be deconstructed into 5 basic traits

The test — the International Personality Item Pool, available online in both long and short versions— rates you on five personality traits, known to psychologists as the "Big Five."<p>You can remember them using the acronym OCEAN: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, …

Personality

The Main Differences Between Whey and Casein Protein Supplements

Whey and casein are both complete proteins that are beneficial for those looking to bulk up. But they differ greatly when it comes to digestion rate, …

These 21 Truly Scary Netflix Movies Will Scare The Pants Off You This Halloween

There are times when you want to watch a family-friendly spooky movie—and then there are times when you want to watch a horror film that will freak …

This Former Nuclear Bunker Is Now Used to Preserve All of America's Film Reels

There’s a fascinating backstory about the building that is now the National Audiovisual Conservation Center, which is where the Library of Congress …

Funny Google Search Tricks and Secrets(Best Collections-2016)

Unless you’re living a life without technology, <b>Google</b> is used by almost everyone. Last month around 12 billion searches was made through Google by …

The 20 Best Horror Movies to Stream Before Halloween

The top scary films Amazon, Netflix, and HBO have to offer this month.<p>Halloween—it's comin'. While horror movies—unlike Christmas movies—are fun to watch year-round, this is prime scary movie time. Sure, you could watch some of the Oscar bait movies that are coming out this fall, you can catch up …

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the new century, review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received albums by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year starting with 2000, and the resulting list includes some …

101 impossible ‘would you rather’ questions for the internet

If you’ve ever been on a long road trip or invited to a slumber party or spent a year as an eighth grader, you’ve likely played “Would You …

Google Search

Japan's Abandoned 'Dreamland' Theme Park Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

So creepy.<p>Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth. And this place could easily be the saddest.<p>Welcome to Nara Dreamland, an abandoned theme park in Japan’s Nara Prefecture. The park opened in 1961 as “the Japanese answer” to Disneyland, according to Atlas Obscura, but the dream didn’t last …

Inside ‘The Handmaiden’: A Lesbian Erotic Thriller and the Sexiest Film of the Year

Halfway through his first trip to Texas, Korean auteur Park Chan-wook found himself on a tour of a picturesque religious compound notorious for the …

Film Festivals

Here's the One Perfect Book for Each of the 16 Myers-Briggs Types

I’ll admit it. I’m an MBTI junkie. In fact, in my coaching practice, I use Myers-Briggs Personality Type to help leaders become more effective by …

This New Dairy Alternative Is Made From Real Milk Proteins - But With No Cows Required

The future is served.<p>Researchers are close to releasing the first lab-made dairy products, saying they’ll have the same look and taste of actual …

Pork pie problem: UK food traditions to lose EU support

BUILTH WELLS, Wales (AP) — Welsh farmers like Rees Roberts, who has 1,000 acres with sheep, cattle and crops, can expect to earn a premium on their …

American Parmesan cheese is a sign of a much larger problem

Everyone knows "Parmesan cheese" — or at least they think they do.<p>In the US, we frequently think of it as the stuff we grate or worse, buy grated to put on pasta.<p>Largely, that's because in this country, the arbiters of US trademark law have decided that "Parmesan" is a generic term, explains Larry …

Military Diet: Lose 10 Pound In Just 3 Days!

The concept of this Military diet includes precise menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Basically, you have to stick to the meals, except for some …

Could goats become man's best friend?

Goats have the capacity to communicate with people like other domesticated animals, such as dogs and horses, according to scientists from Queen Mary …

26 reasons why New Zealand is the world's best country

Listeria Found at Whole Foods Preparation Facility

Whole Foods (wfm) has until the end of this month to explain to the FDA what it plans to do about food safety violations found at one of its food …

Pretty Braids to Channel Your Inner Princess This Spring

Loving romantic and whimsy braids, too? They're perfect for summer and wedding season, obviously. Plus, they sure beat some expected (and honestly... …

Scientists prove playing ‘Super Mario Bros.’ can be as hard as complex math

If you’ve found that solving the most challenging levels of <i>Super Mario Maker</i> can be as taxing as your toughest college mathematics problem sets, …

Mathematics

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

7 Alcohol Subscription Services (and How to Choose the Right One for You)

Drinking preferences are as varied as people: A glass of port by the campfire at sunset, Coronas and limes in a frat basement every Saturday night, weekly cocktails with hand-crushed ice from the bar that calls itself a House of Mixology, or no drinks at all.<p><b>And more often than not, knowing what</b> …

Craft Beer

This Segway-Based Robot Inventories an Entire Store in Less Than an Hour

Stock-taking is one of those awful jobs that robots are primed to take. A Toronto-based company is working hard to make that happen, with a …

Robotics

Science: Look At These Cute Puppies and Kittens to Boost Your Productivity

According to some studies, 15% of all Internet traffic is cat-related. Why do we love them so? One theory is that they remind us of babies, and we …

Car Talk: 'Running' Out of Gas

My husband and I are trying to put this recent escapade in the rearview mirror because my declaration comes with a bit of embarrassment: Yesterday, I had the "winning" score of 11 miles to go in my gas tank and 8 miles to the closest station.<p>I usually notice small things ... like an errant comma or …

The man who proved that altruism is selfish

This month, a new play opens in London that explores the strange life of scientist George Price, whose research into selflessness led him to God<p>George Price was no stranger to a spot of drama. Born in 1922 to an opera singer mother, the American scientist and polymath worked on the Manhattan …

After Legalizing Raw Milk, Legislators Fall Ill From Drinking Raw Milk

Insert joke about spilled milk here: Lawmakers who passed a bill to legalize the consumption of raw milk fell ill after drinking raw milk to celebrate their victory. According to WSAZ, after passing legislation that allowed residents of West Virginia to drink raw milk, some delegates celebrated by …

Sofa

25 apps for digital nomads

IN THE PAST 3 YEARS, I have already run my business from Lebanon, Indonesia, Morocco, Iran, Kenya, and South Africa. Always on the hunt after a …