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The Secret Bar Science Behind Your Cocktails

The science behind your delicious cocktail.

At molecular-mixology bars, the science is a big part of the show: Mists of vaporized cocktails, spherified Negronis, and tanks of liquid nitrogen used to freeze glassware and "nitro-muddle" basil. Increasingly though, other bars are working with the same …

Food Science

Best B&W photos awarded in Fine Art Photography Awards 2015

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) announced winners of their annual photography competition.

Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk has been announced …


The science of why sugar makes coffee taste so good

Sugar causes caffeine molecules to clump together which takes away the bitterness of coffee and tea

Cutting sugar out of the diet proves difficult for most people, but now scientists have shown why it is even tougher to give up in tea and coffee.

The University of York has found that sugar does not …

Scientific Research

The People Behind 15 Fast Food Names

Ever wonder who is behind the names of your favorite fast food joints? Now you can put a face to the burger.

1. McDonald’s

Before Ray Kroc turned the …


What's Going on with This Garlic?

When big things come in normal-sized packages.

When I bought a few heads of garlic at the supermarket this week, I felt like I'd won the lottery: They were purple around the contours with long stems, and as weighty as little coin purses. This is the grocery that's so poorly stocked it sometimes …


How To Shoot The Perfect Shoe Splash

It’s been over two weeks since I bought a new pair shoes and I still haven’t worn them because I wanted to take one last picture of them. Last week I …


‘Afghan Girl’ | The Story & Gear Behind One Of The Most Famous Portraits

Creating a definitive list of greatest photographers is difficult since most will have rather assertive opinions on why one or the other should be …

Portrait Photography

This is what happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola

A new infographic reveals exactly what happens when fizzy drinks enter your system

We all know fizzy drinks like Coca Cola are loaded with sugar, but do you really know what happens to your body when you glug a can of the sweet stuff?

An infographic which reveals the disturbing effect Coke has within …


The drought’s latest victims: Hundreds of thousands of salmon are dying in the northwest

High water temperatures are leaving fish vulnerable to disease

The great Western drought is now killing salmon by the hundreds of thousands. Officials from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have reported that almost half of the 500,000 sockeye salmon migrating up the Columbia River to their …


The real reason red wine is good for your heart

Oenophiles rejoiced the day doctors officially advocated for the daily glass of red wine. And for good reason — studies seemed to suggest that regular wine drinking was healthy for the heart.

But the question of why it's beneficial has puzzled scientists for decades; and the hypotheses are …


The best potato salad recipes

Why settle for stodgy supermarket potato salads when you can make you own? Here are our favourite versions of the classic summer side

There are some foods that are always worth making from scratch. Pesto, coleslaw, tomato sauce.. all of these taste a million times better when homemade.

But the dish …


Stuck Indoors? You Can Still Make Great Photos When You Have to Stay Home - Tuts+ Photo & Video Article

Recently here on Tuts+ we published an article about finding inspiration by photographing close to home. In this article, we'll explore inspiration …


21 Places Every Photographer Should Visit Before They Die

Elia Locardi is an internationally-recognized professional travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, public

Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

Photographers reveal how they shot 14 of the most iconic images of all time

Photographer John Paul Filo.

In 2006, photographer Tim Mantoani was sensing a major shift in the photographic industry as shooters began to move away from film and towards digital media.

So over Christmas, Mantoani, who had shot with film for most of his career until then, decided to rent a massive …

Sony World Photography Awards - Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist 2015 | LensCulture

Once again, the shortlist demonstrates the vibrancy, diversity and skill of both today's established photographers and, as importantly, the growing


Why Framing Should be Your First Priority and Cropping Second

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Kent DuFault

is a professional photographer and author. You can visit his website here.

As a young …


Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …


The Smoothest Flan

Preheat oven to 325°. Stir 1/4 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp. water in a medium heavy saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and boil, occasionally swirling pan and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush, until caramel is medium-dark amber, 5–6 minutes. Working quickly, …


Slow Cooker Bourbon Street Chicken

This is New Orleans-style chicken made with shredded dark meat in a lightly sweet sauce. Delicious served over brown rice. Kids love it, too.

Minutes …

Slow Cooker Recipes

5 essential photography filters (and why you can’t live without them!)

Even though you can achieve many effects in Photoshop, here are five photography filters that no photographer should be without…It’s all too easy to …


Tequila’s Savior May Be the ‘Bat Man’ of Mexico

For the last 20 years, scientist Rodrigo Medellin has worked to protect a particular endangered species of bat that just might help protect something else in danger – your tequila.

Growing up in Mexico City, Medellin always knew he wasn’t like other children. His first word was “flamingo.” He kept …


Lionfish and Friends: How Chefs Tackle Invasive Fish

The pretty ones get all the attention—even when it comes to invasive species. The eye-catching but dangerous lionfish has been grabbing headlines for years. However, there are plenty of less attractive invasive species decimating local marine ecosystems in the U.S. and other parts of the world. And …


How to Help the Greek Economy by Drinking

At the beach, I’m doing my bit to boost the Greek economy by sipping a refreshing Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, a salty, smoky white wine from the …


Anything Grows: The Story Of Wine In Washington State


I checked. There is nearly 34 inches of rain in Britain every year, on average. No wonder we talk about weather so much. In the vineyard …


Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling

It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.

When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in ChemBioChem by scientists at UC Irvine …

From Campfire to Haute Cuisine: How Food and Flavor Drove Human Evolution

Taste is often dismissed as the most primitive of the senses. But new research reveals it is in many ways the most subtle and complex of them all.

Reporting from kitchens, farms, restaurants, and science labs, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McQuaid, author of Tasty: The Art and Science of What We

7 Of The Best Coffee Makers Around

Not all coffee makers are created equally.

Some are designed to give you the most scientifically "correct" coffee experience, while others are just your basic average deal.

We've put together a list of seven great contraptions for all kinds of coffee drinkers.

Check them out below.

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15 Ideas to Steal from Vintage Kitchens

Sometimes we're so busy looking into the future that we forget to revisit the greatest hits of the past. Here are 15 ideas from old-fashioned kitchens worth incorporating into your own setup.

Above: An enamel farmhouse sink with a drainboard provides space for washing and drying plus elbow room to …