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A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

A US startup has lit the first fire in its zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

The US energy startup, Net Power, has announced that it has successfully fired up its natural-gas plant in La Porte, Texas. In the age of climate change, when reducing emissions should be our primary goal, it may sound odd to celebrate the launch of a fossil fuel-burning plant. But Net Power is …

Natural Gas

Mary's sticky toffee pudding

Sticky, gooey and surprisingly light and easy, Mary's sticky toffee pudding is a winner.<p>Baked in a large dish, this is a family-sized pudding, spooned out or cut into squares to serve. For this recipe you will need a 1.7-litre/3-pint ovenproof dish and an electric whisk. Each serving provides 927 …

Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Having a repertoire of great salad recipes is key. This is a list of many of the best salads I’ve prepared over the years. You’ll see a mix of green …

Recipe: Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you're serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your …

Recipes

The 13 Best Movies for Your First Netflix and Chill

Put down 'Scarface' and 'Enter the Void,' and put on a movie that is actually good for getting intimate to.<p>The perfect “Netflix and chill” movie, meaning the flick you screen with the intention of turning a "hang" into a "fling," isn’t usually an Academy Award winner; nor is it a plot-heavy genre …

Alon Shaya is America’s king of hummus—heed his advice

Take a good look at this man. His name is Alon Shaya. Maybe you’re a fellow restaurant geek and know about his beloved restaurants in New …

15 Italian Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re not an Italian nonna with decades of pasta-making experience, these classic recipes make an excellent (and relatively simple) introduction …

Six of the best barbecue side dishes

<b>Turkish-style slaw (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4</b><p><b>Juice of 1-2 lemons</b><b><br>10 ripe cherry tomatoes</b>,deseeded and juice kept<b><br>1 garlic clove</b>,lightly crushed<b><br>½ small red onion or 1 shallot</b>,thinly sliced<b><br>2 spring onions</b><b><br>1 bunch radishes</b>,cut in to eighths<b><br>¼ small white cabbage</b>,finely shredded<b><br>⅛ red cabbage</b>,finely …

Recipes

Why This Guy Uploaded 134 Gigabytes of Syrian Civil War Footage

Jakub Janovský wants people to have the data about the conflict so they can decide for themselves.<p>Social media changed war forever. In the past, people relied on first hand reports from fighters and journalists to understand far-flug conflicts. Thanks to services such as Twitter and YouTube, people …

Felicity Cloake’s barbecue masterclass: jerk chicken – recipe

Jerk chicken is one of my favourite things to barbecue. I’d even go as far as to say that, with a few honourable exceptions , it’s about the only chicken dish worth the grill space. You can also use this sweetly aromatic, unapologetically fiery Jamaican rub on goat, mutton or pork belly.<p>Serves …

BBQ

Lemon-Pepper Chicken and Spiked Lemonade: A Summer Cookout Menu from B’s Cracklin’ BBQ

7 killer summer grilling recipes from Bryan Furman, Georgia’s new king of barbecue.<p>Bryan Furman opened B’s Cracklin’ BBQ in Savannah in 2014, bringing in homemade barbecue for his coworkers and catering events in the humid, sleepy town. After a devastating fire and with support from the community, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

15 Super Simple One-Pot Pastas

You only need one dish to make a game-changing dinner—minimum cleanup, maximum flavor. We combine some of the best dinner flavors—creamy pasta, …

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much …

Schadenfreude

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf<p>Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate …

Economics

Empire wove together the histories of Ireland and India – and of my family | Ian Jack

In the world I grew up in, the King-Emperor had disappeared from postage stamps<p>County Cork is full of twisting little lanes, lined at this season with steep banks of wild roses, foxgloves and fuchsia; and last week I got lost in them. First the road narrowed, then it grew a strip of grass down the …

Ireland

Cheese Sauce

Don't limit yourself to using this sauce on fries. Use it for macaroni and cheese, throw in some salsa and serve it with tortillas, or straight up drink it (yes, it is that good).<p>Makes 6 cups<p>Prep: 15 minutes<p>Total: 45 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon canola oil<p>½ onion, peeled and sliced ½ inch thick<p>6 …

Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

25 delicious recipes for your next barbecue

Grab some charcoal, skewers, and a chimney to light your coals. Marinate whatever suits your fancy, chop up salads, mix up some drinks. Revel in the …

How to grill seafood bruschetta like an Italian

When Americans think about the grill, we tend to think of steak and burgers. When Italians think about the grill — <i>la griglia</i> — they may think of steak too, but more often sausages or, in summer, fish and seafood. That country, after all, is a giant peninsula surrounded by seas and dotted with …

Seafood

A Recipe for Tuscan-Style Ragu' (Meat Sauce)

<i>Rag</i><i>ù</i> is the classic Italian meat sauce, and while there are many different regional versions, this one is a Tuscan-ish take. I say that because it …

Revolutionary Books to Read for Independence Day

From barnyard allegories to 'Game of Thrones' in space, here are eight fascinating books about rebellions, overthrows, and uprisings.<p>On the Fourth of July, we blast fireworks and grill hot dogs in the name of freedom, especially the freedom of a four-day weekend. While you're celebrating the …

The Best TV Shows and Movies We've Watched in 2017 So Far

From 'Get Out' to 'Downward Dog' and everything in between.<p><i>We're officially past the six-month post for 2017—and we've watched a LOT of shit this year. Some good, some bad, some spectacular, some spectacularly rotten. Here, we're going to focus on the good shit specifically. You should note that</i> …

Great Books About War by Authors Who Have Been in It

Here are some of the best novels and short stories about conflict by veterans and others who served.<p>This Memorial Day, while lying on a beach, flipping some 'burgs with your buds, remembering the troops, or all of the above, consider picking up a book written by a vet. If you need suggestions, …

The Pirate Women Who Made Blackbeard Look Like a Joke

A new book reveals the untold history of the ruthless female pirates who terrorized the seven seas.<p>If you're into pirates, you've probably heard of Mary Read and Anne Bonny. The two ruthless corsairs were part of Calico Jack Rackam's crew during the Golden Age of Piracy, a roughly 80-year span from …

Bite-Size PS Tutorials: Using the Cinematography Technique 'Crushing the Blacks' to Improve Your Images

Generally speaking, losing detail in your image is a bad thing. However, there is a creative way to do so that is most commonly employed in …

Titans of oil world meet in Houston after two-year price war

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The biggest names in the oil world come together this week for the largest industry gathering since the end of a two-year price war that pitted Middle East exporters against the firms that drove the shale energy revolution in the United States.<p>An oil pumpjack is seen in Velma, …

Oil

These are the songs that never end: 10 of music's most rewarding long cuts

Father John Misty just debuted Leaving LA, a 13-minute, chorus-free track off his upcoming album. Here are the most brilliant and bewitching songs to have gotten the long-form treatment<p>It takes giant cojones to go on national radio and bust out an acoustic version of a new, self-reflexive, …

9 Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Pan

If your cupboard is full of worn-out pans that kinda, sorta do their job, now’s the time to call in a rugged multitasker guaranteed to bring you …