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Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

Recipe Of The Day: Grilled Peppers

Grilling is a favorite past time. It's a way to combine two great things in life: enjoying the outdoors and eating. When those two activities go hand in hand, life is just good. There are a lot of things we can grill, and peppers are amongst one of the greats. And when that grilled pepper recipe …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Recipe-Specific Meal-Delivery Websites Part II

Cooking at home has never been more appealing--everyone knows cooking at home is healthier, less expensive, and infinitely more satisfying than eating out or takeout. But have you tried selecting a recipe online lately? Or felt guilty throwing away a rotting bunch of parsley after using only a …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

On a Budget in Thailand? Consider a Meditation Retreat

In Thailand, on a budget, and looking to explore your spiritual side?<p>It's time to consider signing up for one of the ubiquitous seven-to-ten-day (generally silent) meditation retreats held all across the country. Buddhism is particularly widespread and thriving in Thailand, and many organizations …

Rio's Copacabana beach transformed as three million Catholics pack sands for Sunday Mass

It is usually synonymous with unbridled hedonism, but Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach was transformed into a vast encampment of the faithful on Sunday when three million young Catholics squeezed onto every last inch of sand for the climax of the Pope's week-long visit to Brazil.<p>Many hundreds of …

Dry, flaky legs: what's the solution?

<b>Obviously, tights in this heat are ridiculous but no matter how much body moisturiser I put on, my legs are disgustingly dry and flaky. Any solutions</b> …

Fallen Tree Bench: Organic Chaos Meets Linear Minimalism

At one extreme, some woodworkers carve and cut endlessly at wood until the material is hardly recognizable – at the other, some craftsmen go for a …

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Honey Lavender Cookies with Pistachios

I am sure I am not unique in finding baking therapeutic. When things are not going the way I'd like, it is very comforting to go to the kitchen and …

Why Chickpeas Are the Perfect Travel Snack: And 8 Recipes to Try!

All this week we've been talking about travel snacks here on The Kitchn. An ideal travel snack is portable, versatile, configurable, and …

Pan-Fried Crispy Chickpeas with Lime

<i>By the time you read this I will be somewhere in the air on my way home to Kansas. I’ve written in the past about my carefully packed snacks for</i> …

Gluten

In addition to their awesome bulk section and farmer’s market caliber produce, one of the reasons I prefer shopping at our local mega-co-op, Rainbow …

Balsamic Cherry Pie with a Black Pepper Crust, Plus a Melina's Giveaway! - Adventures in Cooking

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, we were greeted by an abundance of fresh cherries as soon as the summer appeared. After months of non-stop rain …

Photos Showcase The Hidden Beauty Of Dread Diseases

The images were captured, according to the book’s site, with imagining technology ranging from spectral karyotyping to scanning electron microscopy. …

Microscopy

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.<p>The human body has 100 trillion highly-specialized cells. Each of these cells has sets …

Medicine

Science Images that Border on Art

A false-colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of caffeine crystals. “It is a bright, intricate image of something that most of us experience …

In pictures: Inside the heart

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has announced the winners of its "Reflections of Research" competition.

Medical Research

What is an Analemma?

<i>What is an Analemma?</i><p><i>An analemma is the figure “8″ loop that results when one observes the position of the sun at the same time during the day over the course of a year. Due to the earth’s tilt about its axis (23.45°) and its elliptical orbit about the sun, the location of the sun is not constant from day to day when observed at the same time on each day over the course of a full year. Furthermore, this loop will be inclined at different angles depending on one’s geographical latitude.</i>

Bone by Bone by Sara Levine and TS Spookytooth | Book Review

What kind of animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long that they reach your feet? What would you look like if your vertebrae didn't end …

The Biggest Data Thefts In Recent History [Infographic]

It's a big-data look at the loss of lots of big data. That's pretty big.<p>The internet is a giant vault where people store some of their most private information, trusting that the company holding on to it can keep it all safe. That's not always the case, as this infographic of data breaches in …

Rat Invaders: Islands Fighting Back Against Killer Rodents

The world's biggest rat-killing campaign underway on South Georgia Island.<p><b>South Georgia Island, a lonely British Antarctic territory in the far South Atlantic, has a rat problem.</b><p>Since the furry stowaways landed here aboard sealing and whaling ships in the 19th century, they've been wreaking …

Mint-Watermelon Popsicles

With the crazy heat this summer we needed some help cooling down. Ice cold popsicles always seem to do the trick, and this recipe for fresh minty watermelon ones seriously hit the spot. They only have a little bit of added sugar making them a healthy and sweet way to cool off! For a weekend treat …