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Spicy chicken with peanut butter and tomatoes

This Nigerian chicken stew is nutty, spicy and sweet.<p>SERVES<p>Six to eight<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 whole chicken (1.5kg), jointed into 8 pieces<br>• ½ tsp sea salt<br>• ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper<br>• 1 tsp cayenne pepper<br>• 1 tsp ground ginger for the stew<br>• 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil<br>• 1 onion, peeled and chopped<br>• 4 garlic cloves, …

How to make the perfect peanut butter

Should your nuts be roasted, fried, salted or raw? Emulsified with coconut, walnut or groundnut oil? Do you need sweeteners and flavourings – what about the smooth v crunchy debate?

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Can a new drug brown the fat and trim the obese person?

New research has found that a variant of a drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension prompts weight-loss in obese mice. Among mice fed a high-fat diet, those who did not get the medication became obese while medicated mice did not, the same study showed.<p>The experimental drug used, a …

Can a super-dose of vitamin D cut hospital stays?

Very high doses of vitamin D may help critically ill patients with respiratory failure leave the hospital sooner, a small study suggests.<p>Vitamin D is …

How to Cook Tacos Any Night of the Week, Without a Recipe

Tacos aren't just for Tuesday. Here's how to pull together the perfect taco, using pantry staples and a little weeknight savvy<p>Taco Tuesday is one of our favorite days. But you know what we like just as much? Taco Wednesday. And Thursday. By following a few simple guidelines and stocking your pantry …

Brain-Powered Prosthetics Get Closer To Becoming An Everyday Reality

A friend growing up had a combination of prosthetic legs that replaced the limbs he’d been born without pretty admirably, using a combination of hydraulics and mechanical joints, but without any real smarts and so with considerably limitations (he drove using steering wheel-mounted controls rather …

Brain implant controls robotic arm - with the power of thought

Erik Sorto, a 34-year old American, has been unable to move his arms or legs for more than a decade, since a gunshot wound left him paralysed from the neck down. Even now, he misses the little things.<p>“I want to be able to drink my own beer - to be able to take a drink at my own pace, when I want to …

Best ever scones recipe

This traditional scone recipe uses yeast to make them rise<p>SERVES<p>Makes 18<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 tsp dried yeast<br>• 4 tbsp sugar<br>• 1lb 2oz/500g plain flour<br>• 4oz/110g butter<br>• 7fl oz/200ml milk<p>METHOD<p>Mix the yeast with 2 tbsp of the sugar and 3 tbsp warm water and leave for 10 minutes, until frothy.<p>Rub the butter into the …

How to Make the Best Grilled Cheese (It Involves an Actual Grill and No Bread)

The perfect summer side dish is a combination of grilled Halloumi cheese, juicy watermelon, and charred cherry tomatoes. Make it happen.<p>There may be nothing better than a giant grilled burger, but some things come dangerously close. Like this backyard barbecue-ready side of grilled Halloumi. Gooey, …

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No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer’s disease

Here we go again. In a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of Canadian researchers compared the way a group of regular gamers learn and pay attention to a group of non-gamers. Not surprisingly they found that the gamers behave differently. They also used a technique …

21 wildlife photos you can barely believe are in London

Just a few hundred metres from Richmond Park...<p>Streets like these look like any other London suburb.<p>But in Richmond Park, things look very …

How to Make Biscotti (a.k.a. Cookies for Breakfast)

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Jessie Snyder of Faring Well teaches us to do as the Italians do and eat biscotti for breakfast (but this time, they're vegan).</i><p>At first, the idea …