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Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Learning to farm on Mars could actually save agriculture on Earth

Can we, uh, not give up on this planet quite yet?<p>When I first spoke with Gene Giacomelli, he was overlooking an earthbound vineyard.<p>Wine tasting that afternoon in California’s Napa Valley, Giacomelli’s first mission was to visit his son, a viticulturist. But the plant scientist claimed his weekend …

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Cider Pumpkin Waffles

Instructions<p>Waffles<p>In a large bowl, mix together the warm milk, warm cider and yeast. Stir and set aside to proof, about 10 minutes. Brown the …

Breakfast

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Curry and Lime

<i>We all harbor secret fantasies of moving away, starting a café, and feeding people. Every month, Sarah Kieffer from the Vanilla Bean Blog will be indulging us with stories and recipes from the Wolners, who own the Blue Heron Coffeehouse in Winona, Minnesota.</i><p><i>Today: A lentil soup to cure anything</i> …

Recipes

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Crispy Apple-Oat Fritters

8 Servings<p>If the batter thickens as it sits, thin with more club soda.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided<p>1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 4 cups)<p>1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats<p>½ cup rice flour<p>2 tablespoons cornstarch<p>1 teaspoon …

The 'Ramenritto' Combines Burritos and Ramen: Here Is the Obligatory Recipe

If you were thinking of hitting the eject button after seeing the Ramen Lobster Roll, hold on a second until you try the Ramenritto we spotted at a New York teahouse a few months back. Burritos, the pride of Mexican cuisine, and ramen, the pride of broke college students can now be enjoyed together …