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Chili Colorado Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Chili Colorado is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Recipe developer Rick Martinez's mom's chili Colorado, to be</i> …

This innocent looking T-shirt is actually really rude

<b>Buyer beware: This T-shirt will make your grandma blush.</b><p>Even before you know the full story this shirt is obviously pretty flirty, but just wait …

The Smartest Hardwood Floors We've Ever Seen

Is this tech feature the new trend?<p>Could your hardwood floor actually remove toxins and improve the air quality in your home? It sounds like a very tall order, but Lauzon Flooring's Pure Genius line has made the concept a reality.<p>Activated by light and air movement, this super smart floor is said …

Solar Impulse 2 will begin its around-the-world flight on Monday

The solar-powered airplane will launch from Abu Dhabi<p>The Swiss-engineered airplane Solar Impulse 2 will begin its solar-powered flight around the world on Monday. If weather permits, the plane will launch from Abu Dhabi early in the morning. The plane was scheduled to launch earlier this month, but …

Chinese Scientists Prove Chemistry Can Be Beautiful [Video]

One of 10 award-winning visualizations from the 2015 Vizzies<p>For many, the phrase “chemical reactions” conjures memories of tedious laboratory work and equations scribbled on exams. But Yan Liang, a professor at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, sees art in the basic …

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22 Bright Citrus Recipes

Gallery22 Bright Citrus Recipes<p>One of the best aspects of being fully entrenched in the winter months is the advent of citrus season. Lemons, limes, pomelos, grapefruit—these bright, tart fruits are a welcome reminder of tropical things in the depths of winter. Even if it isn't sunny outside, we've …

9 Dishes to Try for the Persian New Year

<i><br>Pictured: Fesenjan Redux recipe from CHOW</i>For Iranians, March 20 isn’t just another day. It’s the vernal equinox, which is a big event: the start of …

19 Hearty Root Vegetable Recipes We Love

Gallery19 Hearty Root Vegetable Recipes We Love<p>Yes, root vegetables have a reputation for being heavy and sweet, long-cooking, and, well, boring. But for a class of vegetable that spends its lifetime underground and survives conditions that most produce simply cannot endure, root vegetables could …

Fish Farms of the Future?

Mexican Tamale Pie (Tamal de Cazuela): All the Flavor of Tamales With a Fraction of the Work

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>There's a woman who sells corn-husk-wrapped tamales out of a shopping cart on a street corner near my apartment in Queens every morning. I'm so glad she's there, because I'm rarely inclined to make my own. …

15 Hearty Chili Recipes for Game Day

Gallery15 Hearty Chili Recipes for Game Day<p>Some of them have beans. Some of them don't. Others are so bare bones that there's little more than chilies and meat. However you like your chili, you will most certainly want a recipe to keep you full and happy through the Super Bowl. And we've got a list …

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

Why You Should Roast a Ton of Vegetables This Weekend

If you're going to roast vegetables, you might as well roast a large batch. Here's why.<p>Want to organize your week's meals, knock out an easy cooking project, and get a head-start on eating healthier? One of the easiest weekend kitchen tasks you can check off your list is to <b>roast a large batch of</b> …

5 Bright New Main Courses to Get You Out of Your Winter Cooking Rut

In our new entrees, veggies and grains co-star, meat makes a cameo, and the bright flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean take the lead. Chef Sara Kramer of L.A.'s Madcapra shows us how it's done.<p><b>It's time to rethink your entree.</b> We're talking meat in a cameo, veggies and grains as co-stars, and the …

Use the Pressure Cooker to Make Full-Flavored Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) In 30 Minutes

<i>Pho bo</i>—Vietnamese beef noodle soup—may be more popular in the states, but its cousin <i>pho ga</i>, made with chicken, is easier to make, and in my book, just as tasty. My wife and I ate bowls and bowls of the stuff on our honeymoon in Vietnam. Its rich, fat-slicked broth and clean flavors punctuated with …