How to Feed Yourself in a Crappy College Dorm Kitchen

If I had one wish for college students, it would be that places of higher learning would allow them to keep an Instant Pot in their dorm rooms. But apparently young adults cannot be trusted with heat generating appliances, and dorm dwellers are often stuck sharing refrigerators and doing most of their cooking in a…

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How to Enable Snapchat’s New Alpha UI on Android

Android Snapchat users have been waiting for a faster, more stable version of the popular social media app since the company first teased a big update back in 2017. The new build is finally nearing a full release, and some Android users can check out an Alpha version of the new Snapchat right now. If you’re curious…

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Deadspin Driving Into A Raging Wildfire Seems Extremely Not Fun | Jezebel Kelly Marie Tran Wrote a P

Deadspin Driving Into A Raging Wildfire Seems Extremely Not Fun | Jezebel Kelly Marie Tran Wrote a Powerful Op-Ed About Harassment and Living In a ‘White-Dominated World’ | The Root Republican Senator Michael Williams Proves Why White Supremacy Will Never Die | Splinter Trump Has No Idea How Perjury Works | The A.V.

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How Human Smarts Evolved

Suzana Herculano-Houzel spent most of 2003 perfecting a macabre recipe—a formula for brain soup. Sometimes she froze the jiggly tissue in liquid nitrogen, and then she liquefied it in a blender. Other times she soaked it in formaldehyde and then mashed it in detergent, yielding a smooth, pink slurry. Herculano-Houzel had completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience several years earlier, and in 2002, she had begun working as an assistant professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Bra

Dismantling Oil Rigs Could Destroy Vital Coral Reefs

The rugged North Sea, between Norway and the United Kingdom, once held some of the world’s most productive offshore petroleum fields. And across the region, oil rigs still tower above the ocean floor — their beams crisscrossing up from the watery depths like mechanical mountains. But with productivity and oil prices in decline over recent years, hundreds of these structures are now set for removal. It’s a day that environmental groups have waited decades to see. Yet some scientists are co

Hubble Photo Shows 11 Billion Years of Stellar Evolution

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope doesn’t need a time machine to peer into the distant past. Thanks to its ability to detect ultraviolet (UV) light, Hubble was able to assemble this panoramic image of our ancient, star-bursting universe. Spanning vast periods of time and space, the composite photo features about 15,000 galaxies, 12,000 of which are actively birthing hot, young stars. The UV light reveals stars that were forming in the energetic years following the Big Bang, allowing astronome

The Evolutionary History Of A Malaria Parasite

Millions of people annually contract malaria after infection by nasty little parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Thanks to new genomic insights, researchers believe they've uncovered a key chunk of the disease's evolutionary back story — and a potential new path to fight it. There are more than 100 species in the rogues' gallery that is Plasmodium, but only four typically lead to malaria in humans: P. falciparum, found mostly in Africa and causing a particularly severe and dead

People Were Definitely High For the 2017 Solar Eclipse, Study Finds

Day turning to dusk in the span of minutes, sunsets all around, a jewel-bright ring in the sky where the sun once stood — an eclipse is an otherworldly experience. But, if there's one thing we like to do with amazing experiences, it's try to make them better. Though you may have already guessed, a new study provides the confirmation: Lots of people got high for the 2017 solar eclipse. The new data comes courtesy of a study from a group of researchers from Murray State University in Kentuc

What Makes the Best Leftovers?

When I was in school, I didn’t think of restaurant food in terms of single meals. I always tried to order dishes I could stretch into future meals because, like most college students, I was a little poor. The ability of any given dish to be a future meal has a lot of factors.

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 20, 2018

A moody teen love story with a supernatural twist featuring Guy Pearce uttering lines like, “You’re a young woman in a frightening new world. I think you just need somebody to walk through it with you”? Could it be this summer’s answer to Stranger Things? Let us hope that The Innocents (Friday, Aug. 24) is even half…

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