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10 Essential Recipes for Celebrating Mardi Gras

Not heading to the Big Easy for the celebration and revelry of Mardi Gras? Thankfully it's quite easy to enjoy the festivities at home, and as with …

Cooking

A Simple Menu for a First-Generation Lunar New Year's Dinner

If you've ever had an elaborate banquet at a Chinese restaurant, you know just how much work goes into the meal. Attempting something like that at …

Food & Dining

Not My Scientist: How and Why Bill Nye Became So Deeply Polarizing

Bill Nye rubs elbows with a science denier, nobody knows what to make of it.<p><b>“Bill Nye, who is basically an entertainer, is the public face of</b> …

Bill Nye

Watch: How Religion Turned American Politics Against Science

Welcome to the post-truth moment.

Religion

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

An Indian artist is turning women’s sexuality, health, and farts into Instagram art

Tired of the sanitised, filtered, and happy depictions of the everyday lives of her friends and family on social media, Kaviya wanted to talk about things and issues that not many like to discuss or even acknowledge in public. So, much in the vein of #100DaysOfHappiness and #100DaysOfExercise, the …

Feminism

Gnocchi alla Romana

This classic gnocchi alla Romana recipe is a must-try dish for those seeking Italian comfort food goodness. The baked gnocchi dough, with plenty of …

The 10 Natural Cleaning Recipes Everyone Should Have Memorized

Is your cleaning mantra "When in doubt, douse it in bleach"? While you might feel confident your house is sanitary and squeaky clean, you can't …

New Year, New (Sugared Cardamom) Brioche

I can't think of many things more comforting on a cold winter's day than baking bread. The heat of the oven warms the kitchen, and the scent of yeast and sugar fills the air. Then, of course, you get to tear into a steaming loaf, breaking off the heel and slathering it with butter that melts and …

Baking

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for aloo paratha with quick lemon pickle

It may not be much of a looker, but aloo paratha more than makes up for that in flavour<p>Beige food has had a difficult few years: it has been all but cast out of media appearances (with the exception of sourdough). We have become so obsessed with what our food looks like that we sometimes forget …

Ricotta-filled arancina

Accursio Craparo's ricotta-filled arancina recipe is a delicious take on this Sicilian classic. The rice is infused with saffron during cooking, then …

Show That Stubborn Belly Fat Who's Boss With These 9 Foods

How to lose stomach fat is no easy assignment. It doesn’t matter how many crunches you do or how many minutes you spend planking each week. These …

Nutrition

Pornogrind and flying intestines: my journey into the labyrinth of underground metal

They have names like Live Burial and Thus Defiled and go to extreme lengths not to get big – or even heard. Our writer enters a place where everyone knows the difference between ‘depressive black metal’ and ‘depressive suicidal black metal’<p>default<p>It’s 11am on a Thursday and Millie Crampton is …

Aberdeen

Is Amazon preparing for its own cryptocurrency? Company registers 3 new crypto-related domain names

There were rumours swirling only last month that Amazon would be accepting Bitcoins as payment in certain markets.<p>Amazon has registered 3 separate …

Cryptocurrency

Want an Intelligent Business? Look to AI in the Cloud

<i>By Arun Khehar, Senior Vice President, Applications Business, ECEMEA, Oracle</i><p>A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about how “Industry 4.0” is uniting …

Dogs

A Beluga Whale Living With Dolphins Swapped Her Language For Theirs

She's just trying to fit in.<p>A captive beluga whale has done something amazing: she has seemingly "learned" another language and adopted it over her …

Cat yoga: The newest Californian trend

About 20 years ago, I adopted two kittens. The first one ran away to the family next door. The second fell in love with my Australian flatmate, and …

There Are Three Kinds of Consciousness, And Computers Have Mastered One, Says Study

Blade Runners TBC.<p>Consciousness is a slippery concept to pin down, but a small group of neuroscientists just made a solid attempt at doing just …

We finally know how durian got so stinky

It's one funky fruit.<p>Durian, best known in the United States as a fruit so stinky it caused the normally unflappable Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame to gag, has an unexpected (though arguably as pungent) cousin. In a study published today in <i>Nature Genetics</i>, researchers sequenced durian’s …

The Party: a virtual experience of autism - 360 video

What is it like to be autistic? The Guardian’s latest VR film offers a glimpse of how a person on the autism spectrum copes with a stressful environment<p>This video does not work in Safari – please use another browser<p>The Party allows you to enter the world of an autistic teenager, Layla, who is at a …

Physicists Just Quantum Teleported Complex Light Patterns For The First Time

A whole new level.<p>Wrapping your messages up with quantum weirdness is a great way to avoid sneaky eavesdropping, but in its current form it's more …

Glowing Crystal Has the Quantum Internet Within Reach

And the key element is already found in fluorescent lights and old TVs.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Engineering & Quantum Mechanics<p>The revolution will not be …

We Can Finally Read The 'Clock' That Tells How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

This will help us understand disease.<p>Up until now, it's only been possible to track where cells are in their life cycle once they're dead. However, a …

Researchers remotely compromise a computer using malicious code hidden in synthetic DNA

University of Washington researchers conducting a security audit of commonly used open-source processing programs for sequencing DNA have found …

China uses a quantum satellite to transmit potentially unhackable data

China has demonstrated a world first by sending data over long distances using satellites which is potentially unhackable, laying the basis for next …

The Data Briefing: Ten Years of Digital Transformation—Lessons Learned

Since 2007, a major consulting firm has conducted an annual survey on organizations’ “Digital IQ.” In the ten years of organizations grappling with …

From suburban housewife to porn star at 52: the emancipation of Morgana

Suffering from depression at the end of an unhappy marriage, Morgana Muses found a new lease on life by making body-positive, anti-ageist BDSM films<p>A turquoise-haired woman takes the stage at Berlin’s Porn Film Festival in stiletto boots and an evening dress split high up the thigh. The snigger …

9 Amazing Things We've Achieved in 2017 With Help From CRISPR

Hooray!<p>There's a good reason why the powerful CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has earned the moniker of being 'revolutionary'.<p>The relatively easy …

Scientists assumed that patriarchy was only natural. Bonobos proved them wrong

My favorite exhibit at California’s San Diego zoo is the bonobo enclosure. Not because this is a ridiculously randy species (seriously, any age or sex will suffice). Not even because they, alongside chimpanzees, are the species most closely related to humans. But because they live in what some …

Women in Science

This Dizzying Galaxy Supercluster Will Change Your Perspective on The Cosmos

Hello, Saraswati.<p>Astronomers have discovered a massive supercluster of galaxies located approximately 4 billion light-years from Earth – and not only …