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11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …


Will the stock market crash? Yes. Here’s what to do now

The nine-year stretch of rising stock prices won’t last forever. So now’s a good time for investors to bear-proof their 401(k)s before the next financial storm. USA TODAY

Stock Markets

How to Make Chinese Soul Food at Home (and Stop Spending So Much on Delivery)

CHINESE SOUL FOOD FOR BEGINNERS<p>STOCK UP ON ESSENTIALS<p>VEGGIE VIBES<p>GETTING BALANCED<p>WHERE TO BEGIN<p>DRY-FRIED GREEN BEANS<p>Even though we love Chinese restaurants, cookbook author Hsiao-Ching Chou realized that most Americans aren’t cooking it at home. Knowing that they are missing out, she wrote <i>Chinese</i> …

Food & Dining

This Famous Dinosaur Could Fly—But Unlike Anything Alive Today

The animal's wings resemble those of pheasants, but it couldn't flap quite like today's birds.<p>The feathered dinosaur <i>Archaeopteryx</i> is sometimes called the “first bird” because the winged creature was the first to show an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles. But could it fly?<p>Paleontologists …


Like Ancient Snowball Earth, Frozen Planets May Still Be Habitable

A new model suggests ice-locked worlds might contain oases of temperate land that could support life

Earth Science

For E.T. Civilizations, Location Could Be Everything

Their economies and their fate may depend on the abundance of gold and uranium, forged in relatively nearby neutron star mergers


Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

Quantum Mechanics

Irrefutable Evidence That Cats Are Liquid

Though some might be fooled into thinking that cats are solid forms of matter, anyone with access to the internet knows that they're actually …


How to opt out of Facebook data sharing

Facebook and other companies often buy data from data brokers in order to sell advertisers more targeted ad space on their platforms. Here's how to …


A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …


The common ways temperature wrecks your sleep—and what to do about it

It’s a little gross—but if you’ve ever awoken to drenched sheets or sweaty pajamas matted to your body—you’ve likely figured it out already: Keeping …


Amazon admits Alexa is creepily laughing at people and is working on a fix

Wait, what?<p>Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange, unprompted laughter. Amazon responded to the creepiness in a statement to <i>The Verge</i>, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”<p>As noted in media reports and a trending Twitter moment, Alexa …

Smart Homes

Why Does Everyone Hate The Media?

Some hate it more than others.<p>Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited.<p><b>micah</b> (Micah Cohen, …

New York Times

Mother of invention

Her children have made waves with fast cars and slow food. Maye Musk tells Natasha Loder how she produced a family of entrepreneurs<p>“Oh God, that is …

Los Angeles

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …


Exoplanet Everests May Be Detectable When Giant Telescopes Come Online

Astronomers have proposed a way of finding mountains, oceans and volcanoes on distant planets that are much too small to observe directly


Russia's New Nukes Are Similar to a Risky Project the U.S. Abandoned

The U.S. Air Force’s Project Pluto sought to create nuclear-powered cruise missiles, but was terminated decades ago after second thoughts over the …

U.S. Air Force

AI experts list the real dangers of artificial intelligence

A 100-page report written by artificial intelligence experts from industry and academia has a clear message: Every AI advance by the good guys is an advance for the bad guys, too.<p>The paper, titled “The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation,” calls this …

Artificial Intelligence

I stopped drinking completely for 2 years — and it showed me how the world treats sober people differently

About three years ago, I decided to give up drinking alcohol. The decision was a logical one: I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and found that many of the things I had enjoyed were now a source of pain — especially booze.<p>After drinking some wine with friends one night, then waking up …


Millions of jobs are still missing. Don’t blame immigrants or food stamps.

Where did all the jobs go? Well, we're finally starting to find some satisfactory answers to the granddaddy of all economic questions.<p>The share of Americans with jobs dropped 4.5 percentage points from 1999 to 2016 — amounting to about 11.4 million fewer workers in 2016.<p>At least half of that …

Income Inequality

China is building the world's largest facility for robot ship research

Wanshan covers more than 225 square nautical miles of ocean.<p>China is looking to establish itself as a leader in robotic warships, having made plans to open the world's largest facility for unmanned ship research just north of Macau. The Wanshan Marine Test Site is slated to span 225 square nautical …


A.I. Is Getting Cheaper. That’s Also Bad News.

SAN FRANCISCO — A Silicon Valley start-up recently unveiled a drone that can set a course entirely on its own. A handy smartphone app allows the user to tell the airborne drone to follow someone. Once the drone starts tracking, its subject will find it remarkably hard to shake.<p>The drone is meant to …

Artificial Intelligence

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …


An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …


When Will We Finally Find a Truly Earth-Like Exoplanet?

There are many definitions of an Earth-like exoplanet. Some say it’s a planet that orbits a star at just the right distance for liquid water to exist …

James Webb Space Telescope

Lensbaby’s new lens has tons of built-in options, and it’s crazy awesome

As more and more cameras become connected, camera companies are starting to adapt. There is a culture around “smartphone photography” where you take and edit a photo on your phone before posting it online. I, for one, would much rather take an image with my camera and edit it on my computer before …

Mobile Photography

Andromeda galaxy not bigger than Milky Way after all

Well, we finally did it. We finally were able to identify the existence of exoplanets that live outside of our Milky Way Galaxy. Buzz60


During the shooting, Snap Maps took viewers inside the Florida high school

On Wednesday, the world watched as scared and confused teenagers huddled in the corners of classrooms while gunshots rang out at Marjory Stoneman …

Social Media

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, …

World Health Organization

Why do so many people claim Social Security at 62?

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year Time