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20 Wines Under $20: Plenty of Variety and Not One Chardonnay

Among the many harbingers of warm weather, one of my favorites is the N.Y.U. Hawk Cam, starring a pair of red-tailed hawks that have nested since 2011 on a ledge, overlooking Washington Square Park, outside the office of the president of New York University.<p>As I sit at my computer, I’ve got half an …

Wine & Spirits

Summer’s Greatest Vegetable: Corn or Tomato?

At first you think, no contest. Surely not even tomato’s botanical status as a fruit could disqualify it from the title of Greatest Summer Vegetable. A tomato is summer: gorged with sun, ridiculously voluptuous, drunk on stillness and time.<p>Its heft in the hand is a promise. It has grown fat from a …

Lawn Mowing

10 Gas Station Snacks for Road Trips, Ranked

On a summer road trip, the inside of the car is a bubble of snacking freedom. Gas-station food you would never eat in real life becomes absolutely delicious and necessary. Little Debbie and Slim Jim become your co-pilots. Microwaved burritos doctored with nacho cheese sauce from the hot-dog station …

New Mexico

The 5 Best Summer Fruits, Ranked

The season for most summer fruits is short. In some cases, it’s not short enough. Mulberries, reaching the peak of their stewed-shoe flavor and falling one by one to the ground, noticed only by flies? Nope. Black currants, useful only for crème de cassis, and then only if you have a broad …

Ice Cream

9 French Fry Styles, Ranked

There’s no time of year that isn’t good for French fries, but summer is the best. On the boardwalk, at a county fair and on road trips, where they’re the best thing to eat while driving, one hand in the paper cup, other hand on the wheel. They’re the best thing when you’re chilled to the core and …

French Fries

10 Sausages for Summer, Ranked

It is one of the great American pleasures to stand by a gas pump in southern Louisiana in punishing heat and humidity, squeezing boudin into your mouth. The combination of fatty minced pork and mineral-bright liver and melting bell pepper and soft salty rice is otherworldly, and might make boudin …

Sausages

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

An introduction to the writer’s library.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at</i> …

Writing

The Physics of Accelerating Spacecraft in The Expanse

If you like science fiction, I can recommend a show for you—<i>The Expanse</i>. It takes place in the not-so-distant future all right here in our own solar …

Physics

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

If you haven’t been following baseball lately, some wild stuff is going on

Baseball is a game of tradition. That’s one of its big selling points. Maybe it’s a little boring sometimes, but at least fans have known what they are going to get.<p>Not anymore.<p>Major League Baseball, from a strategic standpoint, has gone crazy. Relief pitchers are starters, pitchers are hitters, …

Boston Red Sox

Confused about parentheses and brackets? Here’s help

Parentheses and brackets set off portions of text from the whole for various purposes.Parentheses, appearing almost exclusively in pairs, are usually …

Language

40 Vegetarian Recipes To Make, Eat, and Repeat All Summer Long

Cooking

Google Cofounder Sergey Brin Warns of AI's Dark Side

Artificial intelligence is a recurring theme in recent remarks by top executives at Alphabet. The company’s latest Founders’ Letter, penned by Sergey …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on its shore while it continues, unstoppable. Time flows. It moves ever forwards. Or does it? Poets also tell us that time stumbles or creeps or …

Physics

The Best Spotify Playlists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

The act of listening to music is pretty straightforward, but being a dedicated music fan takes a lot of work, because it requires answers to many questions: What’s the best way to listen to your music? How do you keep up with what’s current in music? How do you discover new music?<p>With the rise of …

Astronomers Find Evidence of Thousands of Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers have long predicted that as many as 20,000 black holes could be hiding in our galaxy’s center, but so far no one has been able to spot …

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Universe

Six NASA Astronauts Describe the Moment in Space When "Everything Changed"

"This is what heaven must look like."<p>There’s no squinting in space. Things appear small, sure. From your vantage point, 254 miles above Earth, even …

Space Science

How to replace a paper notebook with your iPad

The iPad has replaced many things — it’s a TV, it’s a games console, it’s a book, it’s a (huge) camera, and it’s even a typewriter. But until recently, it hasn’t made a very good alternative to paper. But thanks to the Apple Pencil, and to iOS 11, that has changed. Now you can write and draw a note …

Guarding Our Integrity - Jeremy Jesenovec

“I knew it was a fake check,” she said. “But if I didn’t come up with the money, we were going to lose our car.” In more than two decades in law …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

Social Media

Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Google knows where you’ve been<p>Google stores your location (if you have location tracking turned on) every time you turn on your phone. You …

Time I

Our manifesto to fix America's gun laws

As a student publication, the Eagle Eye works to tell the stories of those who do not have a voice. Today, we are the ones who feel our voice must be elevated.<p>In the wake of the tragedy that occurred at our school on 14 February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, our lives have changed beyond what we …

Guns

George Clooney to Parkland students: 'You make me proud of my country again'

<i>Today, our staff at the Eagle Eye, the student newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, is taking over the Guardian’s website to run coverage of the March for Our Lives. We hope to use the Guardian’s platform to heighten awareness of the issue of gun control and</i> …

George Clooney

7 Reasons I Still Shoot Film in 2018

I’ve been shooting analog for almost four years now, and all I can say is: analog has truly changed my life and what I think about what it means …

My advice after a year without tech: rewild yourself

Having once been an early adopter of tech, I was an unlikely early rejector. But it has now been over a year since I have phoned my family or friends, logged on to antisocial media, sent a text message, checked email, browsed online, took a photograph or listened to electronic music. Living and …

Solar Panels

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts were actually the culprit? What if the trillions of microbes sitting in our small intestines – known collectively as the …

Sleep

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Babies Kick in the Womb

They're not just saying hello.<p>It’s easy to confuse the phenomenon for a bad case of gas, but moms-to-be start feeling flutters and waves in their …

Pregnancy

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress (Infographic)

Getting a grip on your stress levels is not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Stress is a major factor in our lives and can take a toll on our mental health. However, before letting yourself reach burnout, it’s important to understand where your …

John Kelly shut down Pruitt’s climate denial ‘red team,’ but they have a Plan B

In 2007, the US Supreme Court ruled that carbon dioxide is an air pollutant, which means that if it poses a threat to public health or welfare, the EPA must regulate it under the Clean Air Act. In 2009, the EPA completed its review of the climate science literature and correctly concluded in its …

Climate Change