Peggy Larkin

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How to Make Scrambled Eggs Like Daniel Boulud

Here, the legendary French chef describes exactly how to make scrambled eggs the DB way.<p>Most chefs have a personal technique for scrambled eggs. F&W …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Reimagined in Minimalist Graphics by Italian Illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli

I have an immense soft spot for artistic interpretations of literary classics, from Salvador Dalí’s art for <i>Don Quixote</i> to the finest illustrations from 150 years of <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> to the most creative takes on <i>The Hobbit</i>. Naturally, I was instantly taken with <b>Classics Reimagined: The Wonderful</b> …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb’s favorite-movies list—the ultimate in “guy cry” cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.<p>The odds of a successful jailbreak are never …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

9 Things Doctors Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking At Your Eyes

But when doctors look into your eyes, they can see a lot more. The eyes might be the proverbial window to the soul, but they are also a clear window to your health, and the amount of information they can reveal is astounding.<p>Many conditions cause symptoms throughout the body — some show up in the …

Editing The Genes Of Superbugs To Turn Off Antibiotic Resistance

Fighting bacteria’s ability to fight<p>Over the past decade, deadly bacteria such as MRSA, <i>C. difficile</i>, and even tuberculosis have developed numerous mechanisms to keep themselves alive at all cost – mostly against antibiotics. Some bacteria have the ability to pump invading antibiotics out of their …

Sunset in Glacier National Park

Beautiful sunset in northern Montana’s Glacier National Park by Sashikanth Chintia Photography.<p>Sashikanth Chintia contributed this photo of a sunset …

National Parks

Bacterial ‘chatter’ tells cancer cells to die

Scientists can manipulate a molecule used as a communication system by bacteria to prevent cancer from spreading. This communication system can tell …

Cancer

Don't Just Blame Bats for Disease Outbreaks

The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has so far claimed 2,917 lives, by far the worst outbreak of this horrible illness in history. Epidemiologists are still trying to piece together how it started, and bats keep coming up as a likely source. But unraveling this epidemic is not as simple as blaming …

Three Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair Using Bacteria to Grow Food

Seeds treated with bacteria grow faster and better, research shows.<p>A trio of Irish high-schoolers nabbed the top prize in this year's Google Science Fair with a project that speeds up crop growth by tapping into the naturally cozy relationship between soil microbes and plants.<p>After 11 months of …

Brain

Science & InnovationReference<p>Learn more about the most complex organ in the human body.<p>Science & InnovationReference<p>Making sense of the brain's mind-boggling complexity isn't easy. What we do know is that it's the organ that makes us human, giving people the capacity for art, language, moral …

Neurology

Pseudoscience I was taught at a British creationist school | Jonny Scaramanga

Four UK universities recognise a qualification from creationist schools teaching that evolution is a hoax and electricity can be generated from snow<p>Students at Accelerated Christian Education schools don’t graduate with GCSEs or A levels: they complete the International Certificate of Christian …

In Africa, Ebola Patients Need More Than Medicine

Seventy-five percent of Ebola victims are women. Paul Farmer, the revolutionary doctor, thinks we should reconsider how we treat the virus.<p>The dusty hills around Lima sprout concrete at all angles. There are many words here for the gray delineation of poverty-struck areas: <i>áreas tugurizadas</i> (slum …

Louisiana's coastline is disappearing at the rate of a football field an hour

Dramatic erosion and sinking land along the southeastern coast of Louisiana could lead to “the largest forced migration for environmental reasons in the history of the country,” a new report says.<p>According to the report, called Losing Ground, changes in the Mississippi delta that were designed to …

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