Penny Van Reenen

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This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

The Week In Numbers: Powdered Booze, New Rules For E-Cigs, And More

<b>151</b>: minimum recommended rum proof for powdering<p><b>32 square meters</b>: the surface area of the average human gut<p><b>84 years</b>: the time it takes for 9 drops of pitch to fall<p><b>215 calls to poison centers per month</b>: involve e-cigarette liquids, one of the reasons the FDA has put new restrictions on vaping<p><b>35</b> …

Our fascination with 'bogans' will be televised

Television has seen its fair share of characters on welfare with a penchant for flannelette shirts and tinnies of VB in recent years.<p>We’ve seen an …

Dental Care

Pianissimo pattern by Joanne Goltz

<i>pianissimo: “very soft” in musical terminology</i><br>This is an asymmetrical top, reminiscent of the Grace Kelly 1950s era, but with a modern edge. It has a …

Knitting

Pi Digits Scarf pattern by Christina J

Yarn

The 17 equations that changed the course of history

Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways.<p>In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian …

Mathematics

10 Fun Apps for Dog Owners

Being a dog owner is a big responsibility, but it’s also a lot of fun. This list of apps for dog owners helps to make sure you’re keeping it fun, …

Hot Water Platypus pattern by brella

A hot water bottle is an economical and environmentally friendly way to keep your toes or lap warm during cold winter nights. But who wants a rubbery …

Knitting

Berries & Lace Vest pattern by Kat Oliver

Side slip cloche pattern by Laura Irwin

<b>Additional yarn information:</b> 2 x 50 g balls of Rowan RYC Soft Lux.<p><b>Additional needle information:</b> U.S. size 5: 16” (40 cm) circular and set of 4 or 5 …

Knitting

Basenji, dingo genomes shake up dog evolution

Dogs and wolves evolved from a common ancestor between 9,000 and 34,000 years ago, before humans transitioned to agricultural societies, according to …

University of Chicago

Tips on How to Stop Overeating

British psychology professor, author, and performer Richard Wiseman of Quirkology shares “10 Amazing Ways to Stop Overeating” like using smaller …

Cosmology

How to Make Vinegar at Home - Real Food

In <i>Ruhlman’s Twenty</i>, food writer Michael Ruhlman asserts that acid is second only to salt for elevating the flavors of your cooking. Just a few drops …

Vinegar

How-To: DIY Rubik’s Cube Tissue Box Cover

My mom fondly refers to guys of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> as “the nerds,” and she loves their quirky, smart, and nerdy style. And, if this show-inspired DIY Rubik’s cube tissue box cover from Melissa Ting is any indication, I just might have to start tuning in for some decor inspiration of my own!

How heat can make your body melt down from the inside out

Just as Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 identified a temperature at which paper self-combusts, the Australian Open has just shown the world that …

Climate Change

Emmanuel Jal: Former child soldier and hip hop artist on #SouthSudan

Emmanuel Jal is now a hip hop artist of note. He's from South Sudan - and as a child, he was involved in the civil war that finally brought …

Why do we find muscular women wildly perplexing?

We don’t see many muscular women in popular culture – and the display of much heavier and obviously stronger female bodies can be overwhelming or …

Feminism

In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At 'Earth-Like'?

<b>Listen · 3:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.<p>…

The sum of all positive integers

What do you think you get if you add 1+2+3+4+5+… all the way on up to infinity? Probably a massively huge number, right? Nope. You get a small …

Why 2014 Will Be A Big Year For Big Data

Making predictions is easy. Foretelling trends that <i>actually</i> come to pass can be more difficult — unless you’re talking about big data.<p>It’s no surprise. As we kick off 2014, we’re seeing a ton being written about big data. And as we look at technology drivers for this coming year, it’s clear to see …