A Freeze-Dried, Irradiated And Thermostabilized Thanksgiving Dinner

Astronauts on the space station get holiday feast, although the adjectives are less "juicy" and more "irradiated." The menu is irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams, freeze-dried green beans, mushrooms, and cornbread dressing, and a thermostabilized cherry-blueberry cobbler for dessert. » 11/27/14 3:40pm 11/27/14 3:40pm

How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and getting peppered with questions about tech-related news stories because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! It's only a matter of time before they ask you "So what's up with that thing on the internets?" » 11/26/14 10:33am 11/26/14 10:33am

Why you really get sick on planes – and how to prevent it

If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way. And with good reason: Many people come down with something nasty in the days following an airplane flight. Why does this happen, and how can you keep yourself from getting sick? » 11/26/13 11:05am 11/26/13 11:05am

The 1965 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was fucking terrifying

While the rest of the world waits for America to get done with its yearly national binge-eating contest, it's worth reminding foreign peoples that Thanksgiving isn't all decadence and tryptophan. Thanksgiving can also be a time of nightmarish horror, as evidenced by this clip from the 1965 Macy's Thanksgiving Day… » 11/22/12 12:30pm 11/22/12 12:30pm

Run out of an ingredient for dinner? Scientists explain what to substitute for it.

So you're out of vanilla for your annual Thanksgiving upside-down cake. Try peach schnapps. Out of eggs for baking? Give it a shot with some olive oil. Or corn starch. Or a mashed banana. A team of researchers mined recipe sites to find out what can be swapped for what. Turns out that almost any ingredient is… » 11/24/11 7:00am 11/24/11 7:00am

25 years ago, the He-Man Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float would've made your head explode

It wasn't the R&B madness of Marvel Comics' 1980s parade floats, but the 1986 Masters of the Universe rig did an admirable job showcasing such crowd favorites as Mosquitor and Snout Spout. Does anybody know what Snout Spout's doing these days? I'd love to interview that guy. Dolph Lundgren narrated this performance … » 11/24/11 6:30am 11/24/11 6:30am