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The Week In Numbers: The World's Oldest Animal, A New Mission To Mars, And More

<b>57.5 feet</b>: the width of the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, the 25,000-horsepower Bertha<p><b>10 months</b>: the time it will take NASA's new MAVEN spacecraft to reach Mars. The spacecraft, set to launch Monday, should help scientists discover how Mars lost its atmosphere and water.<p><b>1967</b>: the year the …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Electric Animals That Aren’t Eels

Eels aren't the only creatures that can deliver a painful zap of electricity. In fact, not all of them are even marine animals. Here are some others.<p><b>Deep-sea microbes:</b> At the bottom of the ocean, these "living batteries" move electrons across the metals on which they live.<p><b>Oriental hornet:</b> Brown …

Why we can 'see' the house that looks like Hitler

From seeing shapes in clouds to hearing Bing Crosby in a blizzard of static, we're all prone to finding things that aren't there. And there's a name for it: apophenia<p>The Latvian psychologist Konstantins Raudive spent the summer of 1965 trying to contact the dead. Every day, with careful precision, …

Recipe: Cocoa & Toast Bread Pudding

Slice the loaf of bread into 1-inch cubes, about 11 cups total. (Trim the crust off if desired — pieces of crust make chewy bits in the pudding, …

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