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5 Picture-Perfect Destinations For Design-Minded Travelers

<i>Photo courtesy of Zio & Sons</i><p>Anthony D'Argenzio, the New York City-based creative director of styling and creative company Zio & Sons, is a person with his finger on the pulse, who knows about new spots well before they open (often because he's styled their opening-night party). He possesses an …

6 Incredible Ruins You Can Easily Visit

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Guerretto</i><p>Ruins, despite what fedora-wearing archaeologists would have you believe, do not exist solely to be hacked and slashed so that you can acquire their sweet, sweet artifacts. They actually have a lot of historical and aesthetic value! And only rarely will you …

Blades of Glory: How to Make Your Knives the Sharpest in the Drawer

The most important tool in your kitchen requires a little TLC for top-notch cuts.<p>If you've never sliced something with a truly sharp knife, it's a revelation, turning an arduous task into a pleasure. We called upon the nation's expert knife makers, knife-store owners, and the ultimate knife …

Keeping the Dark One Out

Use Gelatin to Improve Pan Sauces, Store-Bought Stocks, and Beyond

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>If you've only ever used gelatin to whip up a batch of Jell-O or boxed pudding, you're missing out. Considering it's sold as a completely flavorless product, gelatin is one of the culinary world's greatest unsung heroes. It makes its way into countless sweet and …

12 Amazing Kitchen Hacks Using Things That Are Already in Your Cupboard

What is one of the keys to becoming a better cook (well, aside from ya know, cooking all the time)? Finding ways to make things easier and more …

Metal Flowers, A New Wolf, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

National Geographic Travel

New App Tender Is the Tinder of Food; Chef Eli Kulp Still Recovering From Amtrak Crash

— Congrats, world: You now have a Tinder for food. Three friends from Boston have created Tender, a food-centric play on the popular dating app. Users still swipe, except this time it's on images linked to recipes, and not on potential dates. If a user swipes right, the recipe is saved to their …

Smart Headlights Can Remember Roads They've Seen

With infrared cameras, they can detect people and animals as well<p>In the late '40s, the Tucker Torpedo featured a third headlight dubbed the Cyclops Eye.<p>The centrally mounted unit was connected to the steering rack, and thus could pivot its beam around corners. It was just one of the many innovative …

Roads

Alien Animals and Tortured Seascapes off the Galápagos

"Worms" that aren't actual worms, super octopus moms, and collapsed lava formations populate the seafloor surrounding the Galápagos.<p>Nearly 40 years ago, boiling water, towering chimneys, and a menagerie of weird creatures stunned researchers who were trying to study the seafloor 250 miles (400 …

England's Red Phone Booths Find New Callings

Britain's iconic red phone booths are still standing, but they are becoming less common. Locals, who have a nostalgic attraction to them, are finding other creative ways to keep them in use. Friends here report that phone booths are being turned into Wi-Fi hot spots, tiny lending libraries, coffee …

Here's What You Need to Know About Chickens and Eggs This Week

Chickens and eggs are at the center of many headlines for many different reasons. Below, the chicken and egg news you need to know:<p>1. Eggs are now more expensive than chickens<p>Chickens are officially cheaper protein source than their own eggs. The avian flu epidemic has crippled America's egg …

Meet The Next Big Thing In Theater

Joshua Harmon's hit plays Significant Other and Bad Jews are deeply relatable — even when the characters are difficult to like.<p>Watching Jordan Berman agonize over his laptop, willing his finger not to press "Send" on an email that will almost certainly sabotage a potential relationship with the …

Did a puddle in flux spark life on Earth?

Anyone who’s ever noticed a water puddle drying in the sun has seen an environment that may have driven the type of chemical reactions that …

NASA releases the final color image of Pluto taken before the flyby

Just minutes before the long-awaited flyby took place at 7:49AM ET, NASA "teased" the final full-frame color image of Pluto set to be released before the event by publishing it on Instagram. It was taken at about 4PM ET on July 13th, according to NASA, from 476,000 miles away. The high-resolution …

Get married or stay single? Live in the city or country? Dog or Cat? Science has the answers

We all face so many big decisions in life, but maybe recent scientific research can help us make better choices<p>Should you get a cat, shun meat, live child-free and cancel your Facebook account; or get a dog, gorge yourself on steak, have a huge family – and post about it every day? We look at what …

Pets

Ted 2 review: Seth MacFarlane's sequel has enough grins to bear the sticky bits

It’s undeniably funny. The cute babyish face, the way he sounds like a grown-up when he curses, that absurd dirtbag Southie accent. But enough about Mark Wahlberg – let’s talk about his co-star, the animated stuffed animal Ted that, if you recall, came to life in Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 hit comedy. …

Methane in Mars meteorites = life?

Biological processes can produce methane. Its presence in Martian meteorites might mean Mars was or is habitable for microbial life. Or it might …

12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Ah, summer. That special time of year when those good spatula-wielding folks who only cook for one season out of the year (let's call 'em what they are: dads) dust off the old grill to burn a few steaks and serve up some medium-rare chicken. Okay, perhaps I'm being unfair here. There are plenty of …

Dawn of the cyborgs: how humans will turn themselves into gods

Historian Yuval Harari says humanity is heading for an upgrade – via biological manipulation or the creation of a race of cyborgs

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

<i>Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.</i><p>If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.<p>"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.<p>"[Flame] makes soot, …

How to Make Your Ice Cream as Dense, Rich, and Chewy as a New England Scoop Shop's

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>True story: In the past few months, I've tried—and failed—to visit the city of Boston twice. Both times the snow has turned me away, because trying to visit 50 restaurants in four days with over a foot of snow on …

How to Buy Shrimp at the Store

Americans love shrimp. It doesn’t take a stream of endless shrimp extravaganza commercials to figure that one out. They are our seafood of choice, …

Grilling

5 Indie Food Mags We Love (And You Should Too)

We're in a golden age for indie food magazines. Here are five of our favorites.<p>We're in a golden age of independent food magazines, and the section of our bookshelf dedicated to them runneth over. At the Foodieodicals event—part of the annual Food Book Fair in Brooklyn this April 10-12—indie food …

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Ramps

Spring has sprung, and that means ramp season is officially in full swing. You know, <b>ramps</b>: those cute, terribly <i>en vogue</i> little vegetables with the slightly unappealing name, that appear on every hip restaurateur's menu, and whose very presence has been known to incite riots at farmers' markets. But …

7 foods that demonstrate the range of Lebanese cuisine

Maureen Abood, author of <i>Rose Water and Orange Blossoms</i>, shares seven Lebanese foods. One is kibbeh (pictured above), specially ground beef or lamb …

Food for Thought

It's hard to grapple with the fact that the food you find at grocery stores is not always safe for consumption. Food scandals happen all over the world. And much more frequently and with much larger consequences than most of us realize. In 2008, contaminated infant formula affected 300,000 babies …

Agriculture

By Reader Request: Recipes From Bar Tartine, Craftsman and Wolves, and More

From savory hand pies to a deep-fried tofu bowl, these are the restaurant recipes our readers want to cook at home this month.<p>This is <b>R.S.V.P.</b>, a monthly column in which <i>Bon Appétit</i> publishes recipes, requested by readers, from restaurants all across the country. These are real live readers with real …

‘Ghost in the Shell’: Scarlett Johansson casting called ‘whitewashing’ | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Scarlett Johansson will star in DreamWorks’ live-action “Ghost in the Shell.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)<p>On Monday it was confirmed that Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in DreamWorks’ live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell,” but not all fans are embracing the news that the …