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These bird feathers are so black your eyes can't focus on them

It's like, how much more black could this be?<p>What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them.<p>Of course scientists worked intentionally to devise these materials. It’s …

Birds

Pulled From the Past: Easy, Delicious Recipes for 2018

When it comes to recipes, a beautiful photograph is more likely to influence one’s decision to make a dish than any name or description. It’s simple: If it looks good, you’re going to want to make it. But when NYT Cooking began in September 2014, only some of our 16,000 recipes included …

Italian Food

13 Surprisingly Weird Reasons Why Crows And Ravens Are The Best Birds, No Question

They're definitely better than monkeys.<p>We're sure you have your favourite animal. It may even be a really smart one. But corvids - such as crows, …

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Pets

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Should You Shower in the Morning, or at Night? Yes.

There were few greater sins in my childhood home than going to bed dirty, though I could sometimes appease my mother by just washing my feet before slipping between the clean sheets. Now, as an adult, I cannot bear to get in bed with the grime of the day clinging to my skin. And I’m not alone.<p>We …

Skin Care

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

The Shockwaves On a Rain-Soaked Window Screen Are Wonderfully Unique

Throw a pebble into a still pond, and the shockwaves from the disturbance will ripple out in all directions in nearly perfect concentric circles. But …

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal Will Make Mornings Magical

Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal<p>Serves 6<p>Cooking spray, olive oil, or coconut oil <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided <br>1 1/2 cups steel-cut …

Slow Cookers

5 of the Best Make-and-Take Thanksgiving Sides

Growing up, nearly all Thanksgiving dinners were spent at my grandma's house, and in classic potluck style; everyone brought the sides and desserts …

Cooking

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution And Why They're Wrong

Most science lovers are used to defending the evidence when the subject of evolution comes up. But even the most enthusiastic of us can get tired of …

The Genius Little Secret to No-Fry, Crispy Buffalo Wings

People have done some truly obsessive things—unnecessarily, as it turns out—in the name of creating the perfect Buffalo wing.<p>Our most dedicated wing scientists have not just deep-fried, but twice-baked, steamed then roasted, fried then baked, and brined then poached <i>then</i> fried. We even got in on it …

Cooking

22 Healthy Costco Snacks You Should Stock Up On

Yes, ice cream and cookies made the cut.<p>October 23, 2017<p>Costco is a magical place, especially for hungry university students who don't have time to …

A New 5-Minute Genius Egg Breakfast (Or Dinner!) For You

<i>What can you do with just five minutes? Actually, way more than you think! Introducing Food52 in 5: your cheat sheet for speedy, delicious recipes, fun mini projects, and more.</i><p>We all have our egg routines—the frying method you picked up from your dad, the well-honed minute count on your preferred …

Breakfast

What Chimpanzees Can Teach Us About Adam and Eve

On an uncomfortably hot and humid February morning, the evolutionary biologist Melissa Emery Thompson, the field assistant John Sunday, and I had already walked for almost an hour in search of the chimpanzees that lived somewhere in this part of Uganda’s enormous Kibale National Park. Researchers …

Best Cooking Method for Steak: The Reverse Sear | The Art of Manliness

While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with …

This is how you should actually be storing your leftovers

<b>We're probably all guilty of cooking too much for dinner and having a fair amount of leftover food to deal with. But rather than waste the extra food</b> …

5 Make-Ahead Recipes for a Better Week of Lunches

Even though I work mostly from home, the lunch struggle is real. I am not immune to the sad desk lunch. Probably like you, it happens more often than …

Healthy Eating

Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows

BUCK MEADOWS, Calif. — With long strides, Chad T. Hanson plunged into a burned-out forest, his boots kicking up powdery ash. Blackened, lifeless trees stretched toward an azure sky.<p>Dr. Hanson, an ecologist, could not have been more delighted. “Any day out here is a happy day for me, because this is …

Forests

Fresh Ginger Lemonade

2K<p>1K<p>9<p>Shares 3K<p>I once got into a Scrabble tiff when I was challenged for using the word “ade.” I’ve played Scrabble in English, and in French, and …

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality

THÉORIZ studio is bringing an empty room to life with motion tracking and augmented reality. Projections in the room change as you interact with …

Frog evolution linked to dinosaur asteroid strike

<b>The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.</b><p>A new analysis shows that frog populations exploded after the extinction event 66 million years ago.<p>It would appear to contradict earlier evidence suggesting a …

Paleontology

7 apps that won't make your kids dumber

Smart apps for your smartphone.<p>BrainPop uses animated movies, games, and quizzes to teach children subjects ranging from science and math to arts and music. In the science category, kids can choose subjects as broad as the nature of the universe or zoom into specifics like Dolly, the first cloned …

Apps

Why is blood red?

Have you ever wondered why scarlet blood pours out of your nose when you experience a nosebleed? Or why the veins in your skin look blue? It's all …

35 science jokes that are so cringe-worthy they might make a scientist groan

Whether it's charting the possible consequences of climate change, helping predict when we might die, or keeping tabs on nuclear weapons stockpiles, their work can take on a huge gravitas.<p>But we all need to unwind, and sometimes nothing feels better than the rush endorphins from laughing at a good …

Your Horse's Cartilage Has Bling

Within the rubberlike cartilage that helps pad and protect your horse’s joints are tons of specialized cells and nutrients. Oh, and …

Biology

Taste Beyond The Tongue