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Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Prometheus unbound

PROMETHEUS, a Titan bound to a rock by Zeus, endured the daily torture of an eagle feasting on his liver, only to have the organ regrow each night. …

Yes, You Can Make That!

Cured bacon, nuclear hot sauce, the best bread you've ever eaten, and flavor-infused liquors . . . manly food projects for a tastier life—ours<p><b>PROJECT 1</b><p><i>HOT SAUCE</i><p><b>WHAT YOU'LL NEED</b><p>large stockpot<br>• four 8-ounce resealable glass bottles<br>• funnel<br>• adhesive labels<p><b>ANYONE CAN BUY</b> A decent bottle of hot sauce. But …

A solar-powered plane just flew across the US. Next up? A trip around the world

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Solar Impulse<p>Solar Impulse has had a long journey. Since May 3, the solar plane has been working its way across the …

Human liver grown inside a mouse

A human liver has been grown inside a mouse, giving hope that patients could receive new organs created from their own skin cells within a decade.<p>The …

Mouse Cloned From A Mere Drop Of Blood

Scientists in Japan have been able, for the first time, to successfully clone a mouse from a blood sample drawn from a living donor's tail.<p>Scientists at the Riken BioResource Center in Japan have managed to clone a mouse from a minuscule, peripheral blood sample for the first time. The method …

Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …

The Week In Numbers: The Most Expensive Experiment Ever, 700,000-Year-Old DNA, And More

<b>233 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the temperature at which NASA sterilized the Viking landers before they went to Mars (turns out that was probably unnecessary—if Earth microorganisms could survive on Mars, they're probably already living there…)<p><b>€13 billion to €16 billion</b>: the cost of the International …

The Hypercar Blueprint

How did four automakers with legendary racing pedigrees all arrive at the same formula for the next-generation hypercar?<p>In Biology 101, the wings of bats and birds and the eyes of humans and squid often are used as examples of convergent evolution — essentially, when organisms arrive at the same …