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This is what love does to your brain

“It’s really an addiction.”<p>What happens to your brain on love? Is there such a thing as “casual sex”? What do we get wrong about male and female sexuality?<p>These are a few of the questions I put to Helen Fisher in a recent interview.<p>Fisher is a biological anthropologist, the chief scientific adviser …

Relationships

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Space

5 Clean-Eating Meal-Prep Recipes You Can Make Once and Eat All Week

We love clean eating. But cooking for hours? Not so much. Problem solved: Presenting five lean (but flavorful) big-batch recipes you can cook once …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The genomics intelligence revolution

Mahni Ghorashi Contributor<p>Mahni Ghorashi is the co-founder of Clear Labs, where he leads commercial activities including strategy, marketing and business development.<p>Gaurav Garg Contributor<p>Gaurav Garg is a founding partner of Wing Venture Capital.<p>We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole …

5 Simple Low-Cal Dinners That AREN'T Salad

There are multiple factors that determine whether a meal is healthy or not, but one of the most universally recognized ways to make smarter meal …

Nutrition

Beef Wellington For Two

For a fancy date night dinner!

Mushrooms

Buttery Herbed Dinner Rolls — Bake-Ahead Batches

These tender rolls, flecked with fresh herbs, are a total crowd-pleaser.<p>It may sound funny, but yeasted dough takes my breath away. It always has. …

We now know exactly how many DNA mutations smoking causes

Every 50 cigarettes you smoke gives you one extra DNA mutation per lung cell<p>A common tactic for people trying to give up smoking is to quantify exactly how much damage — financial or physical — each cigarette or pack of cigarette does. How much does smoking cost you per month, for example, or how …

10 Low-Carb Recipes Under 400 Calories

When bread is what dreams are made of and pasta is life, cutting carbs on the reg can seem damn near impossible. But, as crazy as it sounds, your …

29 Skillet Dessert Recipes You've Been Missing Your Entire Life

If you're only using your cast-iron skillet for steak, you're missing out. Once you try skillet cookies, brownies, and more desserts, you might never go back to the traditional kind. Let these 29 decadent recipes inspire your next skillet dessert that's sure to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.

Star Crunch: The Galaxy's Best No-Bake Cookie

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>My introduction to Star Crunch came with a field trip to the planetarium when I was probably eight years old. Somewhere along the way, a dark blue box of Little Debbies started making the rounds. It was splattered with stars, and …

7 Overnight Oats Recipes That Make Breakfast a Breeze

It’s a quintessential breakfast item (that packs a serious nutritional punch), but oatmeal often gets unfairly typecast as bland. Plus, when getting …

Effortless Angel Food Cake Recipe

Delicate, uber-fluffy angel food cake is one of the easiest recipes I know: Just throw some cold egg whites and sugar into a bowl, whip 'em up, and stop before they're stiff. After that, it's simply a matter of stirring cake flour into the glossy meringue and baking the whole thing off. With this …

Two twists on traditional pastry recipes from northern Cyprus

Baking is a very social activity in Turkish-Cypriot culture. When my <i>nene</i> (grandmother) was younger, the women in her village would gather to bake batches of bread and pastries in the wood-fired oven in her garden. Each would then take home her share at the end of the day. This tradition has been …

Baking

18 Magnificent Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert Recipes

Our holiday social calendars are filled with family parties, friendly gatherings, office holiday parties and countless other festive activities. No one wants to show up to a party empty-handed. Bringing an easy dessert is a great way to contribute something everyone can enjoy, but after spending …

16 Super Creative Holiday Cookies That Are Surprisingly Easy

STAINED GLASS COOKIE CUPS<p>These edible candy vessels from My Cupcake Addiction’s Elise Strachan are fitted with little “stained glass” lids made from …

Dessert

How to make coffee when you have no coffee maker

Whether you've broken your Chemex or just don't own a coffee maker, this is a great way to make a drinkable cup of Joe in a pinch.<p>So you broke your coffee maker. It happens. After all, they're usually made of fragile glass or ceramic. They're bound to break sooner or later.<p>So how do you continue to …

Coffee

7 Festive St. Patrick's Day Desserts

The best desserts to devour on St. Patrick's Day.<p>Man cannot celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Guinness alone. After a filling dinner of corned beef …

25 Best Dessert Recipes

From cookies to cakes, any of these decadent treats will end your meal on a high note. Indulge in one of these all-time favorite delicious treats, …

Dessert

No Bake Cheesecake I Recipe

"This is as quick and easy as cheesecake recipes get, using cookies and graham crackers for a crust in a no-bake cheesecake."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup …

4-Ingredient Salted Peanut Protein Balls — Just 60 Calories!

Crunchy on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. We apologize, but you probably won't be able to stop reaching for these salted peanut protein balls.<p>It's OK, because at just 61 calories per ball, these treats make a great snack before or after a workout. Each ball offers 2.4 grams of protein …

MIT’s New Battery Runs On Sugar

The device can power an LED light.<p>If you take a carbon nanotube and set fire to one end, that tube will generate electricity. And if you’re an MIT genius, you can heat those tubes with regular old table sugar, pack them together, and have a battery that produces almost the same output as the one in …

Clean Energy

Movie Night Snacks

From spicy popcorn balls to bite-sized brownies, here are perfect snacks for a cozy movie night.

Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Associate editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Soysauce

15 Breakfast Recipes That You Need to Make for Dinner

Let's be clear — breakfast food is the best kind of food, and it's a crying shame if you only enjoy it at breakfast time. We can't think of a single …

Breakfast