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Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …

Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Be careful not to overbake these cookies so that they'll have a chewy texture. If you like gooey chocolate chips, microwave the cookies for a few seconds.

Our Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

Topping cheesecake with shimmering fruit is nothing new, but we spun this one in a fresh direction by swapping out the expected cherries for ruby-red rhubarb-raspberry gelee.

Dessert

Whipped Frosting

Just try not to lick the spoon when you make this basic frosting that pairs perfectly with our Versatile Vanilla Cake, , and Lemon Cake.

Food

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Blogs | Food & Wine

Go behind the scenes at the Oscars of the food world.<p>"I think sometimes people go a little crazy with gadgets," said Izard. But there's one she loves.<p>…

Banana S'more Nut Bars

12 to 16 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>15 whole graham crackers (about 8 ounces)<p>2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted<p>10 ounces high-quality milk chocolate (such as Lindt or Scharffen Berger), finely chopped<p>…

Dessert

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20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Truman Capote's Hamptons House Listed for $14 Million

Built by a local carpenter to the author's exact specifications, Truman Capote once described his Hamptons home as "Kansas with a sea breeze." The …

A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

While the Ebola outbreak continues to rage in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of researchers who study the dynamics of epidemics.<p>Policymakers look to these simulations to get a sense of how the outbreak might spread. They also can use them to run …

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Immunotherapy

The trouble with trying to make trains go faster

As technology advances, transport gets ever faster, and trains are no exception. But with great speed come great drawbacks. Katia Moskvitch reports on the pitfalls facing train designers trying to reach even greater speed on rails.<p>Since George Stephenson’s Rocket, designers have been trying to make …

APOD: Perseid in Moonlight (2014 Aug 15) Image Credit & Copyright: Amir Hossein Abolfath (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140815.html Explanation: Bright moonlight from a Full Moon near perigee illuminates the night and casts shadows in this skyscape from central Iran. Taken on August 12, near the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower the exposure also captures a bright and colorful perseid streak above the shady tree in the foreground. This year the super moonlight interfered with meteor watching into the early morning hours, overwhelming the trails from many fainter perseids in the shower. Brighter perseids like this one were still visible though, their trails pointing back to the heroic constellation Perseus outlined at the right. Swept up as planet Earth orbits through dust left behind from periodic comet Swift-Tuttle, the cosmic grains that produce perseid meteors enter the atmosphere at nearly 60 kilometers per second, heated to incandesence and vaporized at altitudes of about 100 kilometers. Next year, Perseid meteors will flash through dark skies under a New Moon. http://www.torgheh.ir/en/ http://www.twanight.org/abolfath Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140815 #APOD #TWAN

Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

Each individual Kilobot doesn't look like much: just a few centimetres in diameter, on three almost comical matchstick-like legs. Powered only by a pair of coin batteries, they move by vibrating, shuffling forward on those funny sticks.<p>The impressive part is what they can do together. In a swarm …

Robotics

Researchers discover sense of ‘cuteness’ is innate — here’s what it looks like

The New York Times once called cat pictures an “essential building block of the Internet”– and now we know why. Humans are hard-wired to identify cuteness. A new study finds that infants will gaze longer at pictures of cats, babies, and dogs that were manipulated to have a “large head and a round …

Amazing Makeup Brushes

A fresh take on the classic beauty brush.<p>Finally, some reinvented tools. Artis's Elite Collection brushes, with angled handles and high-tech fibers, blend cosmetics beautifully. From left: Oval 8 ($52), for bronzer or powder; Oval 6 ($42), perfect for foundation or blush; and Circle 1R ($24), the …

The Secrets to Thick, Shiny Hair

Six tips to guarantee your fullest, glossiest, most gorgeous locks yet<p>Soft, bouncy, voluminous tresses can be yours. Here, the latest breakthrough products, tools, and treatments to get the hair you want.<p><b>1. THE PERFECT SHAMPOO</b> <b>Living Proof</b> Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner ($24 each) can help …

Something Old, Something New: Wedding Traditions Explained

The British Royal Mint reveals the truth behind "Something Old, Something New..."<p>We're all familiar with the rhyme "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue", but did you know that the original ending was "and a silver sixpence for your shoe"? And what exactly does it all …

Head Doctor

The practice might sound painful, or even creepy— but with Anne Hammel’s fingers doing the walking on my head, face, and spine, there’s a lightness of touch that packs a powerful effect. After a visit to her East Village studio, everything feels calmer.