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We Are Closer Than Ever to Unlimited Clean Energy

For centuries, humans have dreamed of harnessing the power of the sun to energize our lives here on Earth. But we want to go beyond collecting solar …

The Mind-Bending Mathematics Behind Quantum Computers

And if you've had your coffee, maybe you can even understand half of it.<p>Quantum computing is a lot to wrap your mind around. To put things very simply (as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did recently, with surprising eloquence) regular computers are made up of bits—ones and zeros—which are …

How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

Ice Cream

Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

By Raj Raghunathan<p>Human beings have a deep-seated desire for certainty and control.<p>Several studies show this need serves at least two important purposes. First, it helps us believe that we can shape outcomes and events to our liking. That is, the more in control we feel, the more efficacious we …

Psychology

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's good to be skeptical …

Time I

Here’s What A Perfect 30-Minute Workout Looks Like

When life gets insanely busy (y'know, as life does), even an hour-long workout can seem like a luxury that you just don't have the time for. But even …

Workouts

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

Pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside in all its autumn glory. Ten of Britain’s best nature writers reveal their favourite routes – and where they like to refuel on the way<p>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops<p>1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington</b> …

Scotland

There’s A Reason This Easy Cheesecake Recipe Is Going Viral

Cheesecake, in its most traditional form, can be quite the labor of love. Not only is it time consuming and fragile (there’s a very real crack risk), the recipes themselves can be extremely complicated.<p>This, friends, is not one of those recipes.<p>A Japanese cheesecake recipe, shared by Epicurious, …

Dessert

Does Green Mucus Mean You’re Infectious And Need Antibiotics?

When you have a cold or other respiratory illness, you might see a range of different colours of mucus or snot when you blow your nose. We’re often …

Darwin’s Obsession With Barnacle Penises Makes a Lot of Sense Now

Barnacle penises are amazing. That’s not a direct quote from Charles Darwin, but it might as well have been; the naturalist was obsessed with the …

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

<i>Editor’s Note (7/29/16): An earlier version of this story contained several biographical inaccuracies and did not give Jim Papadopoulos a chance to</i> …

Mathematics

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Canada Has Been Experimenting With A Digital Fiat Currency Called CAD-COIN

<i>Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:40am EST: Updated with a statement from the Bank of Canada.</i><p>A momentous development in digital currency was announced in a low-key way on Wednesday, at a Canadian payments conference.<p>In a panel discussion at Payments Panorama in Calgary, the Bank of Canada, the Canadian …

Central Banks

Fairphone 2 review: This modular smartphone will last years

Fairphone, a small Dutch startup that wants to shake up the way phones are built from conflict minerals, has successfully managed to be the first company to ship a truly modular phone.<p>The Fairphone 2, which is shipping next week to backers, is the company’s second cut at a phone that’s better for …

No Warp Drives, No Transporters: Science Fiction Authors Get Real

Movie screens are thundering with futuristic stories this year, from the final installment of <i>The Hunger Games</i> to <i>The Martian</i>. Both films started as books — <i>The Martian</i> originally self-published — but it's <i>The Martian</i> that taps into an intriguing trend toward realism. Space travel has been a sci-fi …

Science Fiction