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There's a test that tells you if you're a 'super-recogniser' of faces, and you can take it right now

I've seen a lot of faces I can't forget.<p>No, I'm not talking about being in love, as the Beatles lyrics might imply. Instead, I may be a …

A One Year Timelapse of Earth From a Million Miles Away

On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR …

Scientists developed this 9-question test to measure how sadistic someone is

A fairly new field in personality research studies "misanthropic" traits: characteristics that lead people to hurt those around them for their own benefit. And psychologists have established a "dark triad" of harmful personality traits: narcissism, psychopathy (or a lack of empathy), and …

Psychology

Floral Boots DIY

We're just a little too excited about spring around here! This season we're feeling all things floral. Here's a cute and do-able DIY that made our …

Wild Diva Timberly-02 Lace Up Combat Boots

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Girls with Swords - Illustrations by Julian Jauregui (Paperback)

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Publishing

A scientist is building 'immortal' plasma rockets to send humans to Mars

Nearly 50 years after landing on the moon, mankind has now set its sights on sending the first humans to Mars.<p>The moon trip took three days; a Mars trip will likely take most of a year. The difference is in more than just time.<p>We'll need many more supplies for the trip itself, and when we get to …

Cured Egg Yolks

Makes 4 Servings<p>Have yolks left from a recipe? Get curing. Don’t want to wait? Cure the yolks and freeze the whites in ice cube trays.<p>November 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1¾ cups kosher salt<p>1¼ cups sugar<p>4 large egg yolks<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk salt and sugar in a medium bowl to …

Magic Leap demo in China shows augmented reality shopping

The incredibly secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap showed off another demonstration of its technology this week, this time using Chinese …

Augmented Reality

Marco cooks for Albert Roux pt1

Michael Fassbender Slated to Play Marco Pierre White in Upcoming Biopic

That upcoming biopic about British celebrity chef Marco Pierre White may have found its leading man. Entertainment.ie reports that Michael Fassbender — of <i>Inglourious Basterds</i>, <i>12 Years a Slave</i>, and <i>Prometheus</i> — is slated to don lengthier locks and play White in the adaptation of the famous chef's …

Comic-Con 2016: New South Park: The Fractured But Whole Video Reveals Where The Name Came From

Ubisoft has released a new behind-the-scenes development diary for South Park: The Fractured But Whole (heh heh, it just doesn't get old). During the video, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker talk about the premise of the game, which takes place just a day after The Stick of Truth.<p>Along …

South Park

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Deep Frying

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

BBQ

Are Shallots Better Than Onions? These 31 Recipes Say Yes

Shallots are sweeter and even more versatile than onions. These shallot recipes will make you a believer.<p>They're sweeter than onions and maybe even more versatile. They're excellent pickled (your sandwiches will agree) and perfect for frying in oil for a crunchy topping. Not to mention, they make …

Onions

The Wine Words to Stop Using Already

"Crispy"? "Electric"? "Oaky"? Who makes up these things?<p>Much like Instagram, ordering wine is a game of posturing. Oh, look at all that natural light in that apartment, where every surface is covered in marble and ferns that aren’t half eaten by a cat! Well, it turns out Impeccably Curated Carol …

Grand Central Station

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Hummus

The Baking Staple That's Been Hiding in Plain Sight

The more you know!<p>You know what you can’t make buttermilk pancakes without? Or buttermilk biscuits? Or buttermilk fried chicken? You see where this is going. Buttermilk is that ingredient I never have on hand, but usually wish I did. Luckily, the solution to my perpetual lack-of-buttermilk problem …

It’s Time to Stop Making These Garlic Common Mistakes and Start Living

The biggest mistake of all is not using it. But here's what else people screw up when cooking with garlic (including burning it!).<p>Being a vampire would be the worst fate in the world. Not because of that whole soul-less, lonely existence and sleeping in coffins thing. Because, hello, vampires can't …

Kitchens

The Very Important Dinner Party Rules of Drinking all Night

A PSA from our creative director Alex Grossman on how to serve your guests booze all night.<p>Creative director Alex Grossman's two passions in life are drinking (cheap beer, fancy cocktails, wine; he doesn't discriminate), and entertaining. One of the secrets to his successful dinner parties is …

Mad Men

4 New Ways to Use a Freezer Bag

You've probably got a box of freezer bags stuffed in a drawer, but did you know you can use them for things other than storing leftovers?<p>You've probably got a box of freezer bags stuffed in a drawer, but did you know you can use it for things other than storing leftovers? In the video below, food …

Spices

The Unglamorous Reality of Working in a Top Restaurant

If you think working in a top restaurant is glamorous, talk to Stephanie Danler. In an excerpt from Sweetbitter, her new novel, she reveals the back-of-house backstabbing, the after-hours appetites, and other deliciously dishy secrets.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Sweetbitter, a new novel from</i> …

Spicy Brown Butter? What Did We Do to Deserve This Gift?

Brown butter is a chef's secret weapon—and now it's yours, too.<p>Butter is good. Brown butter is better. Cooked to the breathtaking boundary between caramelized and burnt, it’s nutty and complex, the sultry signature flavor in French-y classics like <i>financiers</i>. But in 2016, brown butter isn’t just for …

Recipes

Banana Bread Oatmeal Pairs Well With Morning Coffee and NPR

Because life is short and breakfast should be more like dessert.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>Like millions of Americans, the first thing I …

Breakfast

The Japanese Breakfast You Can Actually Make on a Weekday Morning

A breakfast bowl worth making every morning, because the Japanese always seem to do it better.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>I only justified …

Breakfast

Homemade Carnitas: A Step-by-Step Guide That Ends in Horchata Ice Cream

Celebrate the beauty of slow-cooked, crispy-edged, meltingly rich carnitas.<p>The first thing I do when I arrive in Mexico City is hit the nearest taco stand and order <i>dos tacos de carnitas, por favor</i>. This isn’t just any slow-cooked pork; it’s pork shoulder slowly simmered—no, <i>confited</i>—in rendered fat …

Mexican Food

Enjoy Spring's Most Perfect Veggie by Avoiding These Asparagus Common Mistakes

Are you prepping them too far in advance? Storing them wrong? Overcooking them to baby food mush? Here's the cure.<p>Bless the poor souls who have had to suffer through limp, overcooked, bland asparagus. Soggy spears rank way up there on our curated list of Worst Things in the World. It's one of the …

Mother Knows Best: Cooking Advice We've Used for Decades

Life (okay, dinner) lessons from our own mothers.<p>Our mothers are both 70-something. They wore shoulder-padded silk blouses to their full-time jobs in the ’80s; they’re skeptical of salt that is not iodized and turkeys that are heritage; and when we were growing up, both made it clear that family …

How to Make White Rice Perfectly, Every Single Time

By Rick Martinez<p>Have you been rinsing your rice? Letting it rest? We've got some tips.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where we do just that. Up this week: how to make white rice that is perfect and</i> …

Recipes