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friendship necklace set - DNA and RNA base pairs

Celebrate a friendship with someone with whom you pair well by giving your friend one side of the pair and keeping the other.<p>Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs …

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

What is rarer than a shooting star?<p>Rarer than a diamond?<p>Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, you would find only one ounce of it?<p>What is so rare it has never …

The periodic table gorgeously re-imagined, 1949-style

Med students develop knife that can detect cancerous tissues within seconds

Here's one for the medical journals: researchers at London's Imperial College have created a high-tech scalpel that can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue <i>as it cuts</i>. The team calls it the iKnife (intelligent knife), and by analyzing vapors created during electrosurgical …

World's Biggest Virus May Have Ancient Roots

Researchers have discovered the largest virus ever, and they've given it a terrifying name: <i>Pandoravirus</i>.<p>In mythology, opening Pandora's Box released evil into the world. But there's no need to panic. This new family of virus lives underwater and doesn't pose a major threat to human health.<p>"This is …

To Stop Invasive Carp, Train Them Like Dogs

Just hum really loudly at them.<p>The common carp (<i>Cyprinus carpio</i>) is one of the world's most destructive invasive species, found on almost every continent, screwing things up. But a new method may give us the upper hand in carp control: acoustical conditioning.<p>The common carp is a freshwater fish …

Pharma Companies Must End Secret Gifts To Doctors Starting Next Month

The Affordable Care Act's transparency requirements go into effect August 1.<p>Pharmaceutical and medical device companies make it rain on doctors, hospitals and even medical students on the regular. Members of the pharmaceutical industry promote their companies and drugs through things like free …

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Carolina-Style Barbecue Sauce » Tide & Thyme

It’s officially summertime here on the Eastern Shore, and our grill is almost always fired up. We do a lot of the classic stuff – steaks, burgers, …

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Fried Pickles with Spicy Mayo

4 to 6 Servings<p>While the restaurant makes its own mayonnaise and pickles, we used our favorite store-bought koshers and Hellmann's mayo—and won raves.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup mayonnaise<p>1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha<p>1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice<p>1/2 garlic clove, mashed to a pastet<p>Kosher salt<p>2 …

Steak Fajitas with Fresh Lime

4 Servings<p>June 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 12-ounce skirt steaks, each halved<p>3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided<p>1 large onion, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced<p>4 large garlic cloves, pressed<p>1 1/2 tablespoons hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)<p>1 tablespoon ground cumin<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lime peel<p>2 …

Sriracha Fridge Pickles

Makes about 1 1/2 cups Servings<p>Make a brine, add Sriracha, throw in chard stems and let the refrigerator pickles hang out for a few days. Really good stuff.<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Swiss chard stems, chopped<p>1 cup distilled white vinegar<p>2 cups sugar<p>1/2 onion, thinly sliced<p>3 tablespoons Sriracha<p>1/2 …

Grilled Turkey Cuban Sandwiches

Makes 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup mayonnaise, divided<p>1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha)<p>1/3 cup (packed) finely chopped fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons minced shallot<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1<p>1 1-pound loaf ciabatta bread, ends trimmed, bread cut …

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25 Ways to Use Sriracha

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

BA's Ultimate Lobster Rolls

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Warm, toasty, buttered rolls are key. If you can't find New England–style buns, trim 1/4-inch from both sides of standard hot dog buns to remove the crust and expose more surface area.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>3 1 1/4-pound live lobsters<p>1 celery stalk, …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Food & Drink Ideas - Food and Cocktails for Men

The "Menos es Más" cocktail embraces the spirit's floral side.<p>Hint of Lime had its moment, but these are as addicting as it gets.<p>21 exemplary places to start a tab.<p>There's always money in the banana stand.<p>There's a place in everyone's heart for Cool Ranch—but only because you're thinking about …

Is Steak Best Served Rare?

And what about rare meat?<p><i>Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships, restaurants, or cooking. He is also available for private</i> …

Drinking Lessons from the Best Bars in America

<i>Published in the June/July 2013 issue</i><p><i>A few short, semi-serious tutorials from our Best Bars in America feature, because there's an etiquette to these things.</i><p><b>When You're Alone at a Bar...</b><p><b>1.</b> Keep your phone in your pocket.<p><b>2.</b> Equip yourself with a pretty good answer to the question "What are you …

The McLaughlin Group Taught Me More About Human Interaction Than Any Other Show

R.I.P. John McLaughlin.<p><i>John McLaughlin has passed away at the age of 89. Here, reprinted in full, is Chuck Klosterman's excellent 2008 essay on McLaughlin's namesake show.</i><p><i>The McLaughlin Group</i> has been on television for twenty-six years. I began watching it in 1986. I can't think of any program that …