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When to stop dating and settle down, according to math

Committing to a partner is scary for all kinds of reasons. But one is that you never really know how the object <b></b>of your current affections would compare to all the other people you might meet in the future. Settle down early, and you might forgo the chance of a more perfect match later on. Wait too …

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France, Iran, and the Affair of the Lunch Wine

The news that the French President, François Hollande, cancelled a lunch Thursday in Paris with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in town on an official visit, because the Iranians insisted that no wine be served at lunch, is generally being treated in the spirit of what I used to call the …

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

This man discovered the real cost of a single meal

Andy George of “How to Make Everything” spent $1,500 and 6 months making a single sandwich completely from scratch.<p>He begins his video series by …

Send your name to Mars without ever leaving your computer

Now, even if you can't go to Mars, your name still can.<p>NASA is asking members of the public to submit their names to fly to Mars aboard the space …

Why historians should write fiction

<b>ARTICLE</b><p><b>Ian Mortimer</b><p>“Your book reads like a novel,” is a comment that popular historians often hear. When said by a general reader, it is a …

Green Aker: These kits let you make your own urban farm

There’s been a recent crowdfunding trend for indoor gardens — a way for apartment dwellers to grow their own vegetables beyond a single tomato plant …

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The mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones has been solved

After decades of guessing, researchers finally caught the rocks in the act<p>On a cracked lakebed in Death Valley called Racetrack Playa, there are a collection of stones, some weighing several hundred pounds, that clearly, mysteriously, move. They leave long serpentine trails behind them in the dirt, …

5 Chrome tricks for power users

Ready to exercise your supreme Chrome skills? Learn how to set your location, easily view cached pages, and more!<p>If you're using Chrome as your primary Web browser, then you probably know about a few of the shortcuts that you can use. The Digital Inspiration blog created a list of 15 Chrome tricks …

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13 Foods You Can Buy Once & Regrow Forever

Every day we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables, and herbs completely free of charge. …

No, CBO did not say Obamacare will kill 2 million jobs

<i>This column has been updated.</i><p>Here we go again. During the 2012 campaign, The Fact Checker had to repeatedly explain that the Congressional Budget Office never said that the Affordable Care Act “killed” 800,000 jobs by 2021. Now, the CBO has released an updated estimate, nearly the triple the size …

Obamacare to cut work hours by equivalent of 2 million jobs: CBO | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s healthcare law will reduce the American workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, prompting Republicans to paint the law as bad medicine for the U.S. economy.<p>U.S. President …

White House: It's A Good Thing That Obamacare Will Drive 2.5 Million Americans Out Of The Workforce

Yesterday, Washington’s official non-partisan bean-counter, the Congressional Budget Office, dropped a bomb. By 2024, says the CBO, Obamacare will reduce the size of the U.S. labor force by 2.5 million full-time-equivalent workers. That’s roughly triple what the CBO had estimated three years ago. …

Foraged lunch: harvesting urban food crops as a hedge against food insecurity

<i>Efforts to make better use of food resources growing within the city are taking root in Seattle. It's part of a movement to bring urban foraging from the margins to the mainstream as a hedge against</i> <i>food insecurity and</i> <i>climate change.</i><p>Melany Vorass Herrera is about to break the law.<p>She’s harvesting …

The Gift of Doubt

Albert O. Hirschman and the power of failure.<p>In the mid-nineteenth century, work began on a crucial section of the railway line connecting Boston to the Hudson River. The addition would run from Greenfield, Massachusetts, to Troy, New York, and it required tunnelling through Hoosac Mountain, a …

Google Logic: Why Google Does the Things it Does

<i>“What does Google want?”</i><p>A favorite pastime among people who watch the tech industry is trying to figure out why Google does things. The Verge was …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

Why You’ll Soon Have An Invisible Friend

Just because you talk out loud while you’re alone and hear voices in your head doesn’t mean you’re crazy.<p>And just because it’s Google Now you’re …

Self-driving cars will set off an economic and cultural earthquake

From the romance of the road trip to the feeling of getting your driver's license, the car has always conjured images of freedom and control. Those time-worn ideals, however, may soon be a relic of the past.<p>The car that drives itself is no longer some dream of fiction like the Batmobile or <i>Knight</i> …

Smart tooth sensor calls you out for eating or smoking too much

Taiwanese scientists have developed a new sensor that sits in your mouth and could tell doctors if you are overeating or smoking too much. Researchers at the National Taiwan University in Taipei have created a prototype sensor that connects to a mouth brace and includes an accelerometer that …

Apple references iPhone fingerprint sensor in latest iOS 7 beta

Apple's next iPhone has been rumored to include a built-in fingerprint scanner, and code within the latest iOS beta seems to suggest that something is in the works. Developer Hamaz Sood has seemingly uncovered references to a biometric scanner located within the iPhone's home button. The alleged …

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the …

Mosquito Expert Calls Out A Big Problem In The Plot Of Jurassic Park

In the film, scientists extract dinosaur blood from the gut of a prehistoric mosquito, preserved in amber. They then use the DNA in the dinosaur blood to create the terrifying creatures that roam the island and eventually maim and kill many of the characters.<p>Yes, retired Navy entomologist Joe …