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a world of ideas

Contrary to recent opinion, there is such a thing as the self, and it is empirically amenable to scientific investigation

It's almost impossible to understand how unfathomably massive our universe truly is

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Best Casserole Recipes

Chicken, Spinach, and Noodle Casserole<p>Skip the can of condensed soup—chicken noodle casserole gets an upgrade with real milk, sour cream, fresh …


Sorry In Advance, Because These Facts Will Put You In An Existential Crisis

Welp, I'm insignificant.

What Cassini learned about Saturn during its death dive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although NASA's Cassini mission ended in September, new findings are being released about what the spacecraft "learned" about Saturn and its moons during the final days.<p>After launching in 1997 and reaching the Saturn system in 2004, Cassini spent 13 years exploring the planet and its moons. …


The Best Science Sites Of 2017 – Part Two

Time for another end-of-year “Best” list.<p>I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!<p>You might also be interested in:<p>Here are my …

Mobile Stargazing: Diving into Deep-Sky Objects Using Mobile Apps

Autumn is a wonderful time of the year for skywatching. The bugs of summer are gone, it's not too cold yet, and it gets dark at a reasonable hour. …

Bitcoin is closing in on its all-time high

The price of the red-hot currency was up more than 4% on Monday above $4,800 a coin, less than $200 shy of its all-time high of $4,983, according to data from Markets Insider.<p>Bitcoin hit nearly $5,000 at the beginning of September, but quickly saw its price decline amid news of a crackdown in China …


Step outside the ISS in first ever 360-degree spacewalk video

To experience life in and around the International Space Station (ISS) requires years of astronaut training, but technology does continue to bring us …

Space Exploration

Olive Garden's Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

<i>The Italian restaurant shares the recipe for their most popular pasta dish so you can make it at home— but you’ll have to B.Y.O. bread sticks</i><p>Olive …

8 Excellent Make-Ahead Meals

Savor now and later<p>Everyone likes to have a great few make-ahead meals in their cooking repertoire. After a long day of work or play, it’s nice to …

Cassini’s Final Full Image of Saturn

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Jason Major After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made its final plunge into the …


21 Space Porn Photos That Will Sexually Awaken You

They're out of this world.


Jaw-dropping pictures of Jupiter from Juno space probe

New photos by NASA's Juno spacecraft capture the solar system's largest planet in all its complex glory.<p>The four photos — which Juno took over an 8-minute span on Sept. 1, during its most recent close flyby of Jupiter — show the gas giant's many cloud bands and countless swirling storms (but not …

Nine pictures that show how climate change is impacting Earth

Record-breaking hurricanes have affected millions of people across North and Central America, devastating floods have taken away millions of homes, …

Global Warming

Bright Spiral Galaxy M81

One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size


WATCH LIVE | Cassini's last dance with Saturn

Cassini's 13-year tour of the Saturn system is about to end as the probe plunges into the planet in order to keep its moons pristine.

Elon Musk says the Tesla truck is coming on Oct. 26, and it will be 'unreal'

Tesla hasn't forgotten about its electric semi-truck. Originally slated for a September launch, Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced that the truck …


NASA video shows 10 days of Irma in 30 seconds

NASA has released a video tracking Hurricane Irma's path over 10 days from the Atlantic.


18 Simple Hacks That Will Make Any Lazy Person's Life Easier

Lazy is just a state of mind.

20 Pizzas to Eat in Italy Before You Die

To kick off Food & Wine’s exciting new partnership with Phaidon, Where to Eat Pizza writer Daniel Young created this exclusive Italian pizza bucket …

15 Slow-Cooked Mac and Cheeses For When There's No Time For Stovetop

I feel very passionately about macaroni and cheese. I love making different versions for every season, subbing out different cheeses and pasta shapes, serving it casserole-style, in muffin form, or straight from the stovetop. However, I fully understand that sometimes there's no time for all that …


A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …


Subscribe to a Calendar of Astronomical Events

While you wait seven years for America’s next total solar eclipse, check out the <i>New York Times</i> calendar of astronomical events. Subscribe and never …

Teapot of Sagittarius: Galaxy’s center

The Teapot asterism in the constellation Sagittarius is easy to spot in a dark sky. Look this way, and you’re looking toward the center of our Milky …


Amish Milk Bread Recipe

The Amish people make some of the best breads in the United States. This Amish milk bread tastes delicious and has a fantastically moist texture. You …


Interpreting the Bible Just Got More Complicated

The English translation of the recently discovered oldest Latin version of the Gospels may be problematic for those who want to read the Bible as a …


The 10 Most Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

That little chill in the air can only mean one thing: It's time to dust off your favorite fall slow-cooking comfort foods. From steaming ladles of …


A colossal asteroid will cruise by Earth today, and you’ll actually be able to see it

The asteroid known as Florence is going to make a relatively close shave of Earth today, speeding past our planet closer than it has since the year …