Robyn Nicola

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Physicists Just Found a New Way to Bend a Fundamental Rule of Light Waves

This is incredible.<p>One of the more well-known rules in physics is that light can only ever go one speed, so long as nothing stands in its way.<p>But new …

14 Make-Ahead Keto Casseroles That Make Dinner a Breeze

Cheesy Potatoes, a Michigan Classic

Over Thanksgiving, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a map of the most googled recipes from every state. It provided hours of fun on Facebook and Google (Frog Eye Salad, anyone?) and led my dear former blog coordinator, Dana Blinder, who left me to move back to Michigan to be closer to her family, to share her …

Recipes

11 Hot Cocktails to Warm Up Winter

The arctic chill has already set in, and we have the cure for the next polar vortex: a hot cocktail. It’s never frowned upon to pour a little booze …

Our Favorite Recipes From Each of Our 2014 Issues

All of our recipes are wonderful, but these are a little extra wonderful<p><b>We love all the recipes</b> that appear in <i>Bon Appétit</i>. But there are some recipes that we routinely circle back to, both as weeknight favorites and dinner party showstoppers. So we combed through all 12 issues published this year …

5 Veggie Burgers That Can Compete with Beef

Recently, New Yorkers waited several hours in line for a one-night-only offering from Del Posto’s pastry chef Brooks Headley. It wasn’t the next …

Oldest and most distant galaxy ever discovered was a prolific star factory

Astronomers have spotted the most distant galaxy ever seen after a faint ray of light struck a telescope on a volcano in the middle of the Pacific.<p>The ancient group of stars lies 30bn light years from Earth, far beyond the handle of the Big Dipper that traces a celestial saucepan in the …

Common gene raises cancer risk from red meat

One in three people has a genetic variant that significantly raises the risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed and red meat, new research …

Bizarre Furniture Inspired by Animals and Bugs

We love all this creepy/cute furniture inspired by animals and bugs. Some of it gets a little macabre, too.<p>Centipede-like lamps named Nymph and …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

National Parks

APOD: Andromeda on the Rocks (2013 Sep 27) Image Credit & Copyright: Cristian Fattinnanzi http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130927.html Explanation: How far can you see? The Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million light years away is the most distant object easily seen by the unaided eye. Other apparent denizens of the night sky, stars, clusters, and nebulae, typically range from a few hundred to a few thousand light-years away and lie well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. Also known as M31, the Andromeda Galaxy is the faint smudge near top center of this Earth and skyscape, taken from eastern Italy, near Monte Conero on the Adriatic sea coast. From a few centimeters to a few million light-years, the picture demonstrates a stunning range of vision. Though galaxy and seaside rocks could be seen with the eye on that clear summer night, no camera captured this view in a single exposure. Because the stars trailed above the horizon while the picture was made, separate exposures tracking the stars were combined with one of rocks and cliffs made with the camera steadied to create the tantalizing scene. http://www.cristianfattinnanzi.it/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130927 #APOD

Comet ISON Getting Closer to Earth; Can Now Be Seen Through Telescopes

People can now see the comet ISON through telescopes as it gets closer to Earth.<p>“Comet ISON is approaching Mars in the pre-dawn sky,” astronomer …

Astronomy

5 How-To Manuals from the Middle Ages

From dying to being a king, these manuals had people in the Middle Ages covered.<p>1. How to Die Well<p>The Middle Ages was a good time to learn how to …

Middle Ages

25 Productivity Secrets from History's Greatest Thinkers

Want to get stuff done? Try these productivity tips from some of the most influential minds in history, as compiled by Mason Curry in <i>Daily Rituals:</i> …

Literature

6 Constitutional Amendments That Just Missed the Cut

Since 1789, Congress has approved 33 constitutional amendments. Twenty-seven of those amendments were eventually ratified and became part of the …

Ben Franklin's Thoughts About the Constitution on the Day It Was Signed

On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. The great Ben Franklin had a few things …

7 Sentences That Sound Crazy But Are Still Grammatical

Let's not look at grammar as a cold, harsh mistress. She can also be a fun, kooky aunt. Here are some tricks you can do to make crazy sounding …

Language

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Louvre

<b>Keith Houston's new book Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks, is available for purchase at</b> …

Civil Service

He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died

I came across a slightly mysterious website -- a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. There's no …

Long-range forecast: sunny spell will wipe out life on Earth

If the end of the summer, the short, cold days, and party conference season were not enough to bring on the gloom, scientists have calculated when life on Earth must come to an end.<p>In a report that manufacturers of diaries may wish to note, researchers worked out when the sun will grow so warm that …

How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

Team finds origin of genome’s ‘dark matter’

Non-coding RNA comes from at the same locations along the human genome as coding RNA, researchers have discovered.<p>“Dark matter” does not contain the …

Neuroscience May Help Us Understand Financial Bubbles

New research published in the journal Neuron suggests that market bubbles are in fact driven by a biological impulse to try to predict how others behave.<p>Five years on from Lehman Brothers' collapse and "where did it all go wrong?" analysis is all the rage. Answers have varied: poor regulation, …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

The Food Lab: How To Preserve Fresh Spring and Summer Produce

I go a bit nuts every spring and summer when fresh produce is at its best. I end up buying things willy nilly, without much thought as to how I'm going to prepare, much less eat, all of it myself. After several valiant dinner parties and late night asparagus binges, I <i>still</i> find myself with far too …

The invisible beauty of flowers - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/19/invisible-beauty-flowers-in-pictures<p>720<p>Artist Susumu Nishinaga has used a scanning electron …