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Best of 2015: Wikipedia-Mining Algorithm Reveals World’s Most Influential Universities - MIT Technology Review

Where are the world’s most influential universities? That’s a question that increasingly dominates the way the public, governments, and funding …

MIT

Science: Best long reads of 2015 (part two)

<b>Part two of our festive collection of Science and Environment reads. You can read part one here.</b><p>Enceladus: A second genesis of life? <b>By Jonathan Amos.</b><p>The huge jets of water vapour that erupt from Saturn's moon Enceladus make this ice-crusted body unique in the Solar System. Before Nasa's Cassini …

How I Started Saving a TON of Money.

I didn’t grow up with best education when it comes to money. I learned how to write a check in the 5th grade and besides that I never learned a …

Personal Finance

The best index funds for 2016

While much is written about individual stocks, index funds offer investors a simple way to diversify their portfolios. Broad-based ETFs that track the whole market are extremely popular, but ETFs that focus on individual sectors or industries can be used by investors to bet on a particular trend …

You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life

Table of Contents<p>Introduction xi<p>Part 1 A Sense of Self<p>Chapter 1 You Are Not Your Brain 3<p>Chapter 2 Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain: The Power of …

Do-Ahead Recipes for the 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse

The 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse includes simple do-ahead work—a good strategy anytime. Here are several recipes you'll be using throughout the cleanse.<p>The 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse includes simple do-ahead work—a good strategy anytime. Here are several recipes you'll be using throughout the …

Healthy Eating

Space and Time: Inertial Frames (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The term “reference frame” was coined in the 19th century, but it has a long prehistory, beginning, perhaps, with the emergence of the Copernican …

Quantum Mechanics

Our Best Bites of 2015

These last, waning days of 2015 have put the Serious Eats team in a reflective mood as we mull over the best slices, snacks, and, in at least one case, Sichuan-style feasts, we've enjoyed this year. Here are some of our favorites.<p>One Damn Good Bagel<p>(Beauty's Bagels; Oakland, CA)<p>When I moved to San …

Santa Monica

How to Get Browner, Crispier Roasted Vegetables

The trick to browner roasted vegetables that are anything but limp isn't a secret ingredient or special tool—it's time.<p>In Sarah's recent piece about the Maillard reaction (a.k.a. that scientific thing responsible for a good sear on a steak, crispy edges of roasted potatoes, and brown edges of fried …

Friday Talking Points -- Rebutting GOP Debate Nonsense

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!<p>Since it's such an auspicious day, perhaps it's time to have a discussion about the increasingly-real possibility that Donald Trump or Ben Carson could actually become the Republican nominee for president next year. It's a scary, scary thing for most to contemplate, …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

The Best Android Apps From September 2014

From vertical video-killers to location-based tweeting, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in September. Here, we sift through the rubble to present you with our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month.<p>Horizon<p>Horizon lets you shoot horizontal videos …

Pizza Dough as Easy as 3-2-1

There's nothing wrong with buying <b>fresh pizza dough</b> from your favorite pizzeria. But I was totally surprised by how easy it is to make a simple dough at home.<p><b>And the best part is that you'll never forget this recipe.</b><p>Coupled with this <b>hotter-'n-hot oven trick</b> and you can't go wrong.<p><i>Visit FudeHouse for</i> …

6 Sky Events This Week: Perseids Peak, Cosmic Triangle and Rising Mars

<b>This week, skywatchers will be spoiled with jam-packed skies: meteors raining down, a moon-planet-star triangle and a large asteroid flyby.</b><p><b>Meteor Shower Peaks.</b> The year’s best-known celestial event officially peaks at 6 p.m. GMT Monday, August 12, when the Perseid meteor shower will produce …