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The new vegetarian: puy lentil and blackberry fattoush salad

Blackberries, lentils and chicory tossed in a crushed-berry dressing with mint leaves and pitta bread.<p>A frugal (if you pick your own blackberries) and wholesome version of the Middle Eastern bread salad fattoush. Add the pitta at the last minute to retain its crunch, or earlier if you prefer it …

Happy 52nd birthday to always daring Tom Ford: http://ow.ly/ohLxw Photo by STEVEN KLEIN.

Get totally tropical at London’s best Caribbean restaurants – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 11:30 am, August 25, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>In the Carnival mood? Looking for some proper Caribbean food that’s more than just a takeaway? …

Are organic veg boxes worth the money?

Just how good are organic selections delivered to your door? And are they value for money? The Telegraph put them to the test.<p>The debate about whether organic veg is actually better for you, which generates new twists and turns with every season, I will leave to the health and food pages.<p>Here, I’m …

A casual Monday. Photo of Lindsey Wixson by Alasdair McLellan, W Magazine August 2011. http://ow.ly/o47lM

To balance the pulled-together feel of the long-sleeve statement dress, W's Beauty Editor Katie Becker keeps her makeup light and her hair loose. Get her look: http://ow.ly/o6Pop

The problem with perfect

I'm beginning to have a problem with the concept of "perfect". I love the purry sound of it; I admire it as an aspiration – the perfect frock, the perfect day, etc – but it's become a buzzword in the beauty industry and as a result I think it's being devalued. There are more skin and hair …

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Stylish Balmoral House Sports Spacious Interiors And A Smart Living Plan

A house with beautiful open design, ample natural light and innovative design is a wonderful retreat that takes you beyond the usual. Located in New …

Herbs Gone Wild: A French Alchemist at Market

Our friend Mimi Giboin just got back from a trip to France (she was visiting her parents, who live in the town of Royan on the southwest coast). …

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NASA's New Astronaut Class Introduced (Live Stream Video): Could Be First on Mars

NASA welcomes its new class of astronauts. NASA tweeted about some of the new candidates (See below).

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Is It Possible To Escape From Everyday Surveillance?

And not hide in the woods?<p>Is it possible to escape from everyday surveillance? Writing for New York Magazine and inspired by Edward Snowden's leak of the NSA PRISM program, Kevin Roose spent a day trying to answer that question. As an added challenge, he chose not to flee into the wilderness, but …

Ecuador Scraps Plan to Block Rain Forest Oil Drilling

Idea had been hailed as a revolutionary way to combat climate change.<p><b>The decision by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to abandon a plan to spare the species-rich Yasuní rain forest in eastern Ecuador from oil development has dashed hopes for what environmentalists had hailed as a historic</b> …

The 4 Weirdest Jobs You Could Get At SpaceX Right Now

A look at SpaceX's "open positions" page shows the company needs people in all types of positions, with a focus on its Dragon craft.<p>SpaceX, billionaire Elon Musk's private spaceflight company, appears to be on a hiring spree. On its careers page, the company--which currently employs more than 3,000 …

IPCC Surer Than Ever About Human-Caused Climate Change

But the international panel of experts is less sure how that will affect people in specific places.<p>What debate? A recent draft of an international consensus report offers stronger-than-ever evidence that global warming is driven by human activity. The report also adjusts its expectations for …

Nasa releases stunning aerial Arctic survey video

Operation IceBridge, the largest aerial survey of polar ice ever undertaken, has provided Nasa with some stunning footage of the Arctic - images which they have collected into a beautiful video.<p>As well advancing our understanding of life in outer space, Nasa also undertake large-scale scientific …

DARPA Wants To Build A Computer That Mimics The Human Brain

The research group wants to develop machines with the capability for higher brain function.<p>The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.<p>DARPA wants to …

CME and sun-diving comet

A coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the sun’s far side on August 20. At nearly the same time, a small sun-diving comet met its end.<p>As the …

Birth of new star captured by Chilean observatory - video

Images of the birth of a star around 1,400 light years away from Earth is captured by scientists at the European Southern Observatory, Chile. The pictures show the moments the star ejects material into space at speeds of up to 1 million km per hour. The shots show never-before-seen detail of jets …

Ancient Egyptian beads are oldest iron objects found

Blackened and corroded beads have turned out to be the oldest objects made in iron ever discovered, beaten out from pieces of meteorite in ancient Egypt more than 5,000 years ago.<p>The nine beads were excavated in 1911 in a pre-dynastic cemetery near el-Gerzeh in Egypt, and are now among objects at …

The 9 Coolest Space Photos From Astronaut Karen Nyberg

Dispatches from Nyberg's Pinterest page<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Our Earth can be a violent, desperate place. Sometimes it's nice to take a broader view and be reminded the blue marble can also be a beautiful place to live. Astronaut Karen Nyberg joined the International Space Station as a …

Hundreds Killed in "Chemical Weapon" Attack in Syria

Hundreds are said to be dead after what anti-regime activists in Syria are calling a government "poisonous gas" attack near Damascus. According to …