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34 Cooking Moments When You Know You've Nailed It

It's hard to tell when you've finally achieved the ideal pan-seared fish skin or grill marks on a steak. These photos show us how it's done so you can get it right every time.


World's oldest tools discovered: Stone flakes made by human ancestor 3.3 million year ago may rewrite evolutionary history

• <b>Archaeologists have found 20 stones shaped by early humans using 'simple techniques' close to the west shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya</b>• <b><br>The tools are</b> …

Eric Cantona: I did not make a porn film

Former Manchester United striker insists the movie he made in France was "art" and "it was beautiful"<p>His latest film sees him don a prosthetic appendage during an orgy but Eric Cantona has denied becoming a "soft porn" star.<p>The Manchester United legend launched a passionate defence of racy comedy …


NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pockmarked.<p>Ceres lies in an asteroid belt between the paths of Mars and …


Why It’s So Wrong–But So Right–To Sleep With Your Pets

Every scientific study or sleep doctor you can find will tell you not to let your pets share your bed. Why we ignore all the evidence.<p>One night in 1998 my wife and I fell asleep, our very young puppy Mojo on the bed between us, before we had a chance to put her in her crate for the night. When we …

Has science just disproved God?

Has the idea of God just taken a deathblow from its old enemy, science?<p>Richard Dawkins’ site suggests that some recent MIT research is pretty much …

How to Make Tortillas: Tortilla Recipe

Meat free Mondays, Taco Tuesdays and Fishy Fridays –I have been making a weekly menu plan for our family meals for 7 years now. I started before Bear …


Does dark matter cause mass extinctions?

As we journey around the galaxy, our solar system might regularly interact with dark matter, which might dislodge Oort cloud comets and boost heat in …

Dark Matter

Oreo Pudding Cookies

Have I mentioned before how often we make treats around our home? I can honestly say we make AT LEAST one treat a week and it’s something my kids …


Moon Facts: Fun Information About the Earth’s Moon

The moon is the easiest celestial object to find in the night sky — when it's there. Earth's only natural satellite hovers above us bright and round …


Could There Be Another Planet Behind the Sun?

<i>If you’ve read your share of sci-fi, and I know you have, you’ve read stories about another Earth-sized planet orbiting on the other side of the</i> …


The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. It's the perfect midnight snack or soup-dipper. It's great for kids, but is never …


How To Make Big Mac Secret Sauce At Home

McDonald's have long been set apart from their fast food rivals by one critical element - the Big Mac Sauce. The tangy, sweet and gooey condiment …


Dog Training 801: Fluency Continued. Better Behavior, Here’s How

In last month’s article, we introduced fluency. It’s what most people really need to teach their dog. It’s what people mean when they say “My dog</i> …


Dog Training vs. Dolphin Training: Why the Double Standard?

Photo: Jokeroo.comIt's not often that animal training makes headlines, but it happened in Atlanta this week.A new senior vice president of the …


Your Dog Knows Whether You’re Happy Or Sad

Mars One plan to colonise red planet unrealistic, says leading supporter

Gerard ’t Hooft, Dutch Nobel laureate and ambassador for project, says he does not believe mission can begin in 2024 as planned<p>The budget and timeline for plans by a Dutch organisation to colonise Mars are highly unrealistic, one of the project’s most eminent supporters has suggested.<p>Gerard ’t …

Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water …

Earth Science

Outrageous Butterfinger Brownies

<b>A chocolate fudgy brownie bursting with Butterfingers is topped with Butterfinger frosting, milk chocolate and more Butterfingers. This is a taste</b> …


Planet Uranus: Facts About Its Name, Moons and Orbit

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the first to be discovered by scientists. Although Uranus is visible to the naked eye, it was long …


There's no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking

A recent article claimed there’s no evidence that vaping is less harmful than smoking. Tobacco expert Linda Bauld argues otherwise<p>In his recent ‘Comment is free’ piece Nash Riggins claims that vaping is just as dangerous as smoking, and expresses robust support for NHS Boards in Scotland who intend …

Nigel Slater’s steamed pudding recipes

A steamed pudding, puttering away on the hob and filling the kitchen with a glorious sense of expectation, is one of the great joys of cooking. They’re easy to make, too<p>There’s a steamed pudding on the stove, a porky version of the traditional steak and kidney, sending rivulets of condensation down …


3 EASY Ramen Recipes That Are Next-Level Yummy

Ramen is more than just the crown jewel of Japanese cuisine — it's practically an art form. Eating the signature dish is a sensory experience in …


11 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change The Way You Cook

These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.<p>These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.


65 Easy and Delicious Finger Food Recipes

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The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

Food Preservation