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What’s the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

If you’ve ever tried substituting baking powder for baking soda (or vice versa), you’ve discovered that you can’t use the two interchangeably. We’ve …

Chocolate Muffins You Might Be Able to Pass Off as Breakfast

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F. Grease or line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.<p>Whisk the flour, cocoa …

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas (Crispy Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos)

A recipe for home cooked pulled pork carnitas made simple in the slow cooker, then lightly seared to crispy perfection and served cantina style with …

Super Humans: Scientists Rewrote a Bacteria's Genome From Scratch

Most of us like the idea of superpowers. Though we may never have the strength of Superman, we could be made stronger, faster, and even …

Scientists find 'Achilles' heel' of cancer offering hope for most deadly cases

Even tumours which have spread throughout the body could be treated<p>The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer has been discovered by scientists which could lead to treatments for hopeless cases where disease has spread throughout the body.<p>In a finding hailed as ‘groundbreaking,’ researchers found that all …

Statins could reverse most common form of blindness

The cholesterol-busting wonder drugs could have more benefits - preventing and reversing age-related macular degeneration<p>Statins could reverse the most common form of blindness as well as lowering cholesterol, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers at Harvard Medical School had suspected that …

This Common Food Additive Can Kill Cancer and Superbugs

Our dear friend Science has recently discovered that a common food preservative—a naturally occurring one, at that!—can kill cancer cells and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.<p>Guess what, all-natural foodniks? Your dogged determination to avoid any and all comestibles containing preservatives and …

Rise Of The MegaBot

Giant fighting robots come to real life<p>In 2013, mechanical engineer Gui Cavalcanti and aerospace engineer Andrew Stroup were competing on a reality TV show where contestants tackled invention challenges. They bonded over a shared lament: the fact that oversize battle robots—a staple of video­games …

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Vader Meets Kirk in Awesome 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' Trailer Mashup (Video)

A new video mashes up clips from "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" into a trailer for a fake 1985 film whose release would have been the sci-fi event of …

NASA May Have Discovered The Secret To Ludicrous Speed

Before we go any further here, we should brief you on a few things:<p>Today’s news has not been fact checked or tested or peer reviewed. It’s merely a lot of shop talk from NASA engineers on a NASA fan forum, and I’m not making that up. So, we could find out next month that this was all just a lotta …

Spark Electron wants to make cellular connectivity easy as Wi-Fi

Spark Labs is coming back to Kickstarter with a new project and a mission to change how cellular carriers think about the internet of things. The …

NASA’s Rover Photographed Ancient Book On Mars: Weighty Tome Evidence of Ancient Civilization?

YouTube Mars anomaly researchers Mars Moon Space Photo Zoom Club (MMSPZC) have made a startling find on the planet Mars. The researchers announced …

Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …

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Artificial Skin That Senses, and Stretches, Like the Real Thing - MIT Technology Review

Some high-tech prosthetic limbs can be controlled by their owners, using nerves, muscles, or even the brain. However, there’s no way for the wearer …

Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response could prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, new research suggests.<p>Researchers at Stanford University discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are …

Fettuccine Alfredo Without All The Guilt Recipe

11k<p>Greg Ory: "Good base recipe. I added a few things." Read More<p>6Ingredients<p>600Calories<p>30Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>USMETRIC<p>servings:<p>12 ounces fettuccine<br>• 1 …

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Hot Chocolate Pudding Recipe

PER SERVING *<p><b>Calories</b>430Calories from Fat290<p><b>% DAILY VALUE*</b><p>Total Fat32g49%<p>Saturated Fat19g95%<p>Trans …

How to Make Homemade Oreos

I've updated the classic sandwich cookie with a hearty swig of bourbon for a boozy touch -- but just to keep everyone happy, this recipe is designed so that half the filling stays booze-free.<p><i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to</i> …

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Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe

Reviews(8)<p>★★★★★<p>Yummly User<p>★★★★★<p>★★★★★<p>This was a great base, but i felt it needed a few more ingredients. I added oyster sauce and corn starch to …

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much.<p>Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything …

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The Four High-End Steaks You Should Know

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>We do quite a bit of steak talk around here, but we've never covered the true basics: how to pick the one you want.<p>First, a definition: Steaks are basically any piece of meat that falls under the category …

How to Make Real Deal Classic Austrian Apple Strudel

Apple strudel is a classic dessert from Eastern Europe. The German word strudel literally means "whirlpool," and it refers to the technique and effect of rolling up of a generous fruit filling in a paper thin unleavened dough. Since landing in Berlin a few weeks ago, I've been sampling apple …

Chefs Going for the Whole Hog

It's hard to picture a whole hog when looking at a plastic wrapped pork chop in the grocery story.<p>If you were sacrificed for the greater good of your fellow mammals, wouldn't you want to be totally adored? For every part of your body to receive VIP handling?<p>Whole animal carcasses are getting just …

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Prime Rib Primer: The Roast With the Most

It's an investment of effort and resources that pays great dividends in meaty joy.<p>Let us now praise that great behemoth of beef, the rosy-hued, well-marbled, wide-as-a-tree-trunk holiday hero-maker, prime rib.<p>This is the season for grand presentations at the table and slow-cooked things that fill …

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