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Seagull Skytrails: Using Post-Processing to Reveal the Flight Paths of Birds

Videographer Paul Parker created the experimental video above, titled “Seagull Skytrails,” which reveals the flight path of birds with clever …

Videography

Decadent Recipes To Gorge On Before You Start Your New Year's Resolutions

The new year is knocking at the door, and with it, those hasty New Year's resolutions to put down the ice cream and eat well this year. We're big fans of healthy eating here at HuffPost Taste, but we're also devoted dessert-lovers, mac and cheese maniacs and straight-up nacho freaks. We love our …

Todd Coleman's Potato Gratin

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A potato gratin that cooks in half the time, can be made ahead, and -- best of all -- lets you have control all the way through.</i><p>There's an ideal potato …

A Very Merry Brunch: 14 Recipes to Cook this Christmas

Brunch is the perfect excuse to kick back with loved ones while eating food normally reserved for dessert. But before the relaxing and eating can begin, you have to prepare the dough, buy the eggs, get out the mimosa glasses, and set the table -- and that can be more work than you reckoned for.<p>This …

Cooking Off the Cuff: Ragout Of Winter Vegetables - An Elegant Soup Without The Soup

Casting an eye at the calendar, I suppose I should start by saying that you can serve this elegant dish, or one like it, to start off a Christmas dinner. Your guests will love you for it, especially if they're not meat-eaters.<p>Last Wednesday during my walk back from the farmers' market, I thought …

Food Preservation

11 Must-Try Chili Recipes

Asking someone for a chili recipe is like asking someone what heaven looks like: endless variations, endless possibilities, and everyone believes …

Recipes

Stuffed Calamari

Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add dried oregano, garlic, and onions; cook until soft, about 6 minutes. Add tomato …

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

The Coolest-Looking New Species Of 2014

PopSci's pick of the litter<p>The world is so abundant with strange species, scientists describe new ones every year. Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we picked a few of our favorites from this year to share. This is a small fraction of the species scientists name in a year. Just today, the California Academy …

Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, at night

Toby Harriman Photography captured this magnificent photo in November 2014, at Yosemite National Park in California.<p>Toby Harriman snapped this photo …

The Spectacular Blue ‘Lava’ of Kawah Ijen

Located in East Java, Indonesia, Kawah Ijen is a volcano is home to the largest acidic crater lake in the world. What turns the waters of the lake in …

Electric week is not over yet

Then there’s the thunder and the heavy rainfall that have accompanied four nights of unpredictable storms around the state.<p>That’s brought transport …

Weather

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

Cooking

Deep-Sea Corals Get Friendly To Build Reefs

Imagine a coral reef and you probably picture colourful creatures living amongst rocky, plant-like structures in warm, shallow water. Not all corals are found in tropical environments, however.<p>Cold-water corals inhabit the ocean’s cold, dark depths. Like all corals, each individual is a colony of …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Food

41 Ways to Cook Fish

Here’s the part you probably know: Fish is one of the healthiest proteins on the planet. (Sorry, chicken breasts!) It’s heart-healthy, thanks to its …

Undulatus asperatus: A new category of cloud.

I have been known, over the course of the past few years, to post pictures of the odd cloud or two. And I do mean odd. Sometimes they’re photos I’ve …

Hawaiian village evacuates as Kilauea lava threatens

<b>Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by the Kilauea volcano have been evacuated from their homes as lava has hit the first houses in its way.</b><p>The slow moving, red hot lava spilling from the volcano is hot enough to incinerate homes and cannot be stopped by firefighters.<p>It has been flowing …

Geology

Supercell Storms Roll Across The Great Plains In This Stunning Weather Timelapse

Photographer Nicolaus Wegner spent half a year photographing the powerful storms that roll across the open flat lands of the Midwest.<p>Photographer Nicolaus Wegner spent a few months this year traveling around the grasslands and prairies of the Great Plains states. Between May and September he …

Weather

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

6 Tips for Making Amazing Bacon Weaves

Who first had the idea to apply the classic over-and-under weaving technique to strips of cured pork belly, aka bacon? I wish I knew (if you do, please let us know). But the technique went viral in December 2008, when Kansas City, Missouri, competition barbecuers Jason Day and Aaron Chronister …

BBQ

Captivating Long Exposure Images That Showcase the Beauty of the Evening Sky

Mikko Lagerstedt comes from the growing school of self-taught fine art photographers. He is from Kerava, Finland, and he is quickly becoming known …

Going up! Cosmic elevator could reach space on a cable made of diamonds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to ride an elevator into space? While the idea has been around for more than 100 years, a breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds.<p>Scientists at Penn State University in the US released a research paper last month that showed …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a prize-winning fireball and helicopter and an epic view of a space walk.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Fuelling fighter jets and European lights<p>Underwater spies and cheerleader robots<p>Fire-bombing airliners and awesome black …

Photos

You Can Stuff Just About Anything Inside A Sweet Potato. And You Should.

Ladies and gentlemen, the sweet potato is more than just a fiber-rich spud that lends itself to being baked, fried, curled and hashed. Yes, the miraculous sweet potato functions as a naturally gluten-free bowl, burrito and boat. This vibrant vegetable is engineered to be stuffed.<p>Just like the …

How To Cut, Peel And Eat Every Type Of Winter Squash

We owe you guys an apology. We've done you a major injustice. We've given you recipes for butternut squash that involve cheese and pasta. We've dangled acorn squash recipes that are drowning in butter in front of your face. We've even shown you how to bake a pie inside of a winter squash. But, we …

Heat up your pot! Make Padma Lakshmi's chili 3 ways and get her top chili cheats

You don't have to be a Top Chef to heat things up in your kitchen. Here, host Padma Lakshmi shares three hearty chili recipes, plus three cheats that make any chili recipe a breeze.<p><b>Padma's chili cheats:</b><p><b>Make-ahead magic:</b> Canned beans are convenient, but if you'd like to use dried, simply boil the …

Onions

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

Halloween Tricks You Can Play With Food

Temperatures are falling, leaves are turning, pumpkin spice lattes have returned with a vengeance, and Halloween candy is crowding supermarket shelves. Fall is here and that means Halloween is on its way.<p><b>Click Here to See All of the Halloween Tricks You Can Play with Food</b><p>Halloween celebrations can …

Decorations