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'Home-brew' morphine from brewer's yeast now possible

Home-brewing could soon take on a more dangerous twist: Scientists have engineered brewer's yeast to synthesize opioids such as codeine and morphine …

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Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

How we drink: Here’s everything you need to know about Canadians’ overall boozy habits

[np_storybar title=”” link=””]<p>What it feels like to be the lone teetotaler: ‘What bothers me is when people act like I’m really missing …

10 Essential BBQ Sauce Recipes for Summer

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>With the official start of grill season - easily our favorite season - it’s FINALLY time for some good ole fashioned barbecue. And …

Mastering the Old Fashioned, One of the World's Finest Cocktails

Fitz seems like he knows his way around an old fashioned. He should. He’s been a daytime fixture behind the long piece of mahogany at Manhattan’s Old Town Bar on 18th Street for years. I am a little apprehensive mind you; this is hardly a temple to mixology and there are certainly several ways to …

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Foods For Brain: 8 Essential Nutrients For An Aging Brain

Warding off cognitive decline as we age could be a question of getting enough of eight nutrients that Linda Milo Ohr, contributing editor of the …

Get Classy With These 13 Trout Recipes

The first time I really ever gave any thought to trout was while watching <i>Gilmore Girls</i>. In one episode, Richard Gilmore is dismayed at having fish …

Sleep Country Canada Founder Shuts Down Stripper School Mansion After By-Law Charges

<b>This story has been upated -- see below.</b><p>The co-founder of one of Canada’s most prominent mattress retailers has been forced to shut down a “stripper …

WATCH: Nikola Tesla, The Visionary Genius

With due respect to all the Scientist, Tesla is one of the greatest if not the greatest scientist........if someone even greater than Tesla is none …

Caffeine: The Buzz That Keeps Us Coming Back

March is Caffeine Awareness Month, and – depending on what and who you read – it’s either time to up your coffee intake or drop it altogether in favor of fruit smoothies or herbal tea.<p>Caffeine – though certainly not the most flashy – is possibly the world’s most popular psychoactive drug. People …

These Carnivorous Fish Feeding In Brazil Might Keep You In The Kiddie Pool For Life

Remember when you were a kid and threw bread into the water to feed the fish?<p>These fish take that idyllic memory and turn it into a nightmare.<p>According to the video's uploader, Joao Antonio Cruz Junior, the roiling mass of carnivorous fish was spotted on a river in Brazil making quick work out of …

Canadian Drunk Driver Calls Cops On Himself

This is a first.<p>A 55-year-old Ontario man decided he was too drunk to be driving and called the police on himself.<p>The man was driving near Windsor on …

Why Are So Many People Nearsighted?

Researchers may have found the answer that could keep glasses off one-third of the world’s population<p>Myopia, or nearsightedness, is reaching epidemic proportions. In the US, over 40 percent of the population needs glasses; estimates suggest that one-third of the world’s population will be …

Why do we love the smell of bacon so?

We all love a bacon sarnie. But why does the pig’s best cut have us rushing through the kitchen door like crazed carnivores?<p>Meaty. Salty. Decadent. Everybody loves the smell of bacon. Yes. Even you, vegetarian. Come on, admit it.<p>A poll, conducted by UK car dealer Colin Appleyard, revealed bacon to …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

11 In-Your-Face Baked Potatoes

<i>Pictured: Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe from CHOW</i>You love baked potatoes, right? Of course you do. From nutritious, veggie-packed plate fillers …

Drink Me, I’m Irish: 3 Recipes for Guinness Floats

Feeling a little iron deficient? Craving a sundae? Need to tie one on? Whatever the case, have we got a treat for you. We’re big fans of an ice cream float around here and with St. Patty’s just around the corner we thought we’d sub the root beer for a nice dark one (that's Guinness we're talking …

Look At This Tiny Drone [Video]

This would mean the end of privacy, if wind didn’t exist<p>When learning to fly remotely controlled aircraft, it’s often best to start small. At under two inches a side, the CX-10 Mini Drone is about as small as drones come. Smaller than a graham cracker square, it’s a great introductory tool for …

An Introduction to Mead, the Drink of the Gods

Conjuring images of medieval knights and fierce Norseman, mead, also known as "honey wine," is believed to be the world's oldest alcoholic libation and one that's generally associated with eras past. But this fermented honey drink is tiptoeing out from the shadows. In fact, the number of meaderies …

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21 of the Best Peanut Butter Recipes Ever

On sandwiches. In smoothies. Out of the jar. We eat peanut butter on the reg. But the one thing we need more of in our lives? Peanut-butter.<p>Here are 21 of the best peanut butter recipes ever.<p><b>No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Slice. Of. Heaven. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bars</b><p>No bake. The …

Homemade Tonics to Cure Whatever Ails You

No matter what your ailment is, there's a tonic out there to cure it. Check out these homemade herbal concoctions to find which one fits the bill.<p><b>Every year, at the first sign of a stuffy nose</b>, the staffers at <i>Bon Appétit</i> head to the Test Kitchen, seeking out <b>Brad Leone</b> for help. No, Brad is not a …

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Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole + The Serpenti

<i>Today: When a grilled cheese meets egg in a hole, the sum becomes greater than its components, especially when paired with a simple but surprising cocktail.</i><p>Back in elementary school, it used to be a (not very good) joke to ask your friends what 1 plus 1 equals. "It's 2," they'd reply. <i>"</i>Wrong," you'd …

The 11 Most “Innovative” New Fast Foods Of 2014

Maybe <i>innovative</i> is the wrong word here. But this year, in 2014, everyone from Taco Bell to Tim Horton’s decided to dip into bizarro territory with audacious fast-food chimeras that dominated the foodie blog headlines on a weekly basis.<p>Some of the creations were gross—like KFC Double Down gross. But …

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9 Super Bowl Snacks That Aren't Wings

Why do wings get to have all the fun come Super Bowl Sunday? Change up your usual game-day menu with these party-ready snacks.<p><b>TATER TOT NACHOS</b><p>Sub in crunchy potatoes for tortilla chips and you've got a winner. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>SAVORY MONKEY BREAD</b><p>Snack on this ooey, gooey cheese-filled bread as you …

15 Cheesy, Meaty Nacho Recipes We Love

Gallery15 Cheesy, Meaty Nacho Recipes We Love<p>More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Nacho cheese! While cheese jokes may abound, nachos are no joke. You can't go wrong with bathing crispy tortilla chips in cheesy sauce and loading them up with …

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The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Incredible! Watch great blue heron swallow huge fish

You may have seen a snake swallow a big animal, but have you ever seen a bird do it?<p>David Dickinson created this dramatic video photo essay of a …

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Edmonton Kijiji Truck Ad Is A Funny Ode To Alberta's Oil Woes

When going through hard times, sometimes is ok to poke a bit of fun at your situation.<p>A hilarious Edmonton Kijiji ad posted last week takes a few …

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