Nichola Wrigley

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Recipe: Beef and Celery Stir-Fry — Recipes from The Kitchn

Humble celery is always seen as the backbone of soups or a foundational vegetable for braises and the like, but it's a crisp, slightly sweet …

21 Ways to Use a Can of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient. You can roast chickpeas and add them to salads, use them as a substitute for croutons in soups, or turn …

Vegan

Ricotta Crostini with Gingered Blackberries

More and more in recent years, it seems like people are getting on board with a touch of salt being added to desserts and other sweet things. Flaky …

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Re-Thinking Alzheimer’s Research by Looking to Our Ancestors

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

Dementia

Spy assassinations: The top 5 deadly poisons

UK investigators have not yet confirmed what substance poisoned Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in a shocking attack that has …

Nerve Agents

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Archaeology

Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo share how sexism in Silicon Valley inspired their wildly successful feminist primer Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, and reveal who has made it into book two<p>There’s a book my younger daughter asks me to read to her every night. Over the years I’ve recited <i>The</i> …

Books

The Music Inside Haruki Murakami's Literary World

<i>Haruki Murakami is not (quite) a musician, but he has a greater command of music as an art form than most musicians I know, myself included. How is</i> …

The Best Lemon-Garlic Chicken Comes from the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken Breast<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total) <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher …

Orcas can imitate human speech, research reveals

High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name “Amy” is unmistakable. But this isn’t a human cry – it’s the voice of a killer whale called Wikie.<p>New research reveals that orcas are able to imitate human speech, in some cases at the first attempt, saying words such as …

Whales

You Can Make These Vegetarian Meatballs in 30 Minutes

Turning meat-dominate meals into hearty vegetarian options is nothing new. I mean, it's 2018, after all. You can get a veggie burger that looks like …

Open book

If you have some cooked chicken in the fridge, you’re almost there: #RecipeOfTheDay is chicken salad with mango and chilli (It’s also a great salad …

Spiced Beef and Chicken Kabobs with Cucumber Yogurt

Special equipment: skewers, soaked for 30 minutes if wood or bamboo<p>For the yogurt sauce: Stir together the yogurt, mint, lemon juice and cucumbers. …

Jhumpa Lahiri Reads “The Boundary”

Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the January 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of two novels and two short-story collections. Her first book, “Interpreter of Maladies,” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and her most recent novel, “The Lowland,” was a finalist for the Man Booker …

More than half the world’s population is now bilingual. Now thought to encourage flexibility of mind and empathy, bilingualism is also transforming societies<p>Everyone knows that it’s moving and melancholic to watch your children change over the years. But to hear them alter their language, over the …

Language

The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

5 Novels Featuring Obsessed Bookworms on the Hunt

A Novel<p>How far would you go for a book that would blow your mind — for good? In Tim Wirkus’ <i>The Infinite Future</i>, three troubled people obsessed with …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

White Chicken Chili Dip You Can Seriously Eat for Dinner

White Chicken Chili Skillet Dip<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided <br>1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed <br>1/4 cup sour cream or …

A Slow Cooker Chickpea Soup Inspired by Golden Milk

Slow Cooker Golden Chickpea Soup<p>Serves 6 to 8<p>2 tablespoons coconut oil <br>1 large onion, diced <br>2 cloves garlic, minced <br>1 tablespoon ground turmeric <br>2 …

The mindset that keeps Norwegians cheerful through extreme winters

Many dread the approaching winter—the darkness, frigid weather and lower energy levels that blow in along with cold fronts and snowstorms.<p>As headlines warn of “bomb cyclones” and cold snaps, most will begrudgingly grit out the winter months, grinding through dreary doldrums of January and February …

Arctic Circle

Unlocking the secrets of the brain

From autism and schizophrenia to Alzheimer’s, lab-grown mini-brains could be the key to solving the biggest mysteries about human development and …

DB Cooper sleuth insists letter written by mysterious hijacker linked to San Diego man

A nine-digit number found at the bottom of a letter believed to be sent by the mysterious plane hijacker D.B. Cooper came from a San Diego man who is still alive, the leader of an investigative team said.<p>Thomas Colbert, a TV producer who helped put together the 40-member team, told Seattle PI on …

A Strange Itch, Trouble Breathing, Then Anaphylactic Shock

<b>“I can’t breathe,”</b> the woman panted, her voice a husky monotone. Her sister looked anxiously at the clerk at the triage desk at the University of Iowa hospital emergency room. The woman’s breath was rapid and coarse. Her chest heaved with the work of simply breathing. She pulled at the neck of her …

University of Iowa

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

Left-handed people haven't always been treated well throughout history. They've been persecuted for their disposition, being been labeled as evil — or even as witches — despite making up about 10% of the population. In fact, the word "sinister" comes from "left" or "left hand."<p>There have been a few …

The Brain

Slow Cooker Dairy-Free Butter Chicken

<i>A lightened up version of an Indian food classic, you’ll love this slow cooker dairy-free butter chicken recipe made with coconut oil and coconut</i> …

Food

Turkey Taco Salads

And, i’m back in the game!<p>Turkey Taco Salads are one of my favorite go-to’s when I want to eat something easy, healthy, delicious (and low-carb!). …

Study of sapiosexuality suggests some people really are sexually attracted to intelligence

A minority of people are genuinely turned on by intelligence, according to new psychology research. The study, recently published online in the …