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11 Salad Dressing Recipes to Help You Kick the Bottled Stuff

Salads don't always get a lot of love. They often feel like a chore, something you force yourself to eat to feel less guilty about the more interesting food on your plate. But a salad can be just as exciting as any other part of a meal, and the easiest way to improve your salads is to lose the …

11 Summer Recipes You Can Make in a Slow-Cooker

When I think of slow-cookers, I automatically think of warm winter soups and stews. In fact, I associate slow-cooker recipes so heavily with winter …

Drug sales on the dark web have tripled since the demise of Silk Road

We're living in a post-Silk Road world, and in it, online drug sales are exploding.<p>New research shows that transactions involving illicit drugs on the so-called dark web, a part of the internet only accessible by special software, have tripled ever since Silk Road went dark in 2013.<p>Between February …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

Here's what a legendary internet pirate had to say about the rise of torrenting

Like all good things, it eventually came to an end. In fact, everything came crashing down overnight after a multi-million lawsuit was brought forward by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in October last year. Now, the former leader of the 'YIFY' brand, who goes by the same name, has …

White Sauce for Pasta Recipe

"My husband lived in Italy for 3 years, so he's really picky about his Italian cuisine! I needed a great meal that was super-quick one night for his …

The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is history. Of all the world's ridiculous food-creation myths, that has to …

8 Things to Know Before You Remodel Your Kitchen

You may or may not have had the good fortune to design your kitchen from scratch. At worst, it's a rental situation that gets the job done but irks you at every turn—and at best, it's probably a cleverly laid-out melange of disparate parts: a dishwasher from one supplier, a butcher block from …

Kitchens

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

Knives

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

BBQ

You Haven't Lived Until You've Eaten Our Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuit

There's nothing better than a killer biscuit. We think our version holds its own against the best out there.<p>It has been pointed out to me—ahem, <b>Andrew Knowlton</b>—that, since I didn’t grow up in the South, the chances of me achieving master biscuit-making status were probably over before they started. …

Baking

Cookie Science: How Does Baking Powder Affect My Cookies?

We'll get to the cookies, but first, a little history.<p>Baking powder is a two-in-one chemical leavening that combines a powdered alkali (sodium bicarbonate) with a powdered acid (originally, tartaric acid). When moistened in a dough or batter, a chemical reaction takes place that produces carbon …

10 ways to lose your gut, according to science

1. Lift weights<p>“Abdominal fat is more metabolically active than peripheral body fat,” Quebbemann says. “That means that when you exercise, you’ll …

10 Recipes That Celebrate the Oozy Glory of Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

Sunny-side-up eggs, with their tender, fully cooked whites and deliciously runny yolks, make almost any dish better—we have proof. From breakfast …

Science Just Confirmed That Childbirth Is Equal to an Athletic Event | Women's Health

Researchers used MRI scans to diagnose childbirth-related injuries and healing time and found that injuries were related to the muskoskeletal system (all of our bones, muscles, joints, etc.) and of a much greater magnitude than experts previously thought.<p>Here’s what happened to the women they …

This is What a Color Night Vision Camera Can See in Near Darkness

Canon will start shipping its $30,000 ISO 4.46 million camera this month for people who need to shoot in pitch black environments. A similar …

Best Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking with a crockpot helps create layers of flavor in everything from hearty stews to healthy chicken dishes. Even desserts can benefit from the …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Programming

Thermal Scans Of Egypt's Great Pyramid Reveal 'Impressive' Anomaly

"We have several hypotheses but no conclusion for the moment."<p>Thermal scans of the Great Pyramid of Giza have revealed an "impressive" anomaly in the rock -- a change in temperature that could indicate something behind the 4,500-year-old walls.<p>"This anomaly is really quite impressive and it’s just …