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How chimps are making monkeys out of humans…

Extraordinary research from Japan shows that chimpanzees are way ahead of humans in complex memory tests<p>Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is …

Play an FPS, perceive motion better while walking backward

A study from the School of Psychology at the University of Leicester suggests that first-person shooters can help players better perceive motion, at least when walking backwards.<p>"Selectively enhanced motion perception in core video gamers"was published in the journal Perception, and studied the …

Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …

Fully Functional Lego F1 Car, Just Add Parenting

<i>Lego offers a great way for children to use their imagination, learn engineering, toy re-purposing and modular design. However, it takes some parenting for them to really discover this for themselves.</i><p>Lego has shaped my view of the world as much, if not more than, most other technology I’ve enjoyed. …

Gooey Caramel Twix Bars Recipe

Not your average bar cookie. Crunchy Twix bars, pecans, bittersweet chocolate, and a homemade caramel all set over a buttery shortbread crust.<p><b>Notes:</b> Brushing down the sides of the pan will help prevent the caramel from crystallizing. If one area of the pan begins to brown more quickly, gently swirl …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

An Easier Sauce for Flan

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice shows us how to make a sultry sauce for our flan, without any extra cooking.</i><p>Maybe you shy away from making a simple flan or crème caramel because caramelizing the …

Gluten-Free (and Grain-Free) Boysenberry Peach Pie

<i>Every week, Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef -- and Gluten-Free Girl Everyday -- will be sharing smart tips and smarter recipes that will please even the most devout gluten-eaters among us. Come one, come all -- we're going flourless.</i><p><i>Today: Shauna shows us why gluten-free pie crust may</i> …

Easy Ratatouille with Chicken Recipe

<b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our …

Sugar & Spice Doughnut Holes

Frying already-rich brioche dough results in these unimaginably indulgent, tender little bites. Representing the third category of <i>Glazed, Filled, Sugared, & Dipped</i>, they're coated in cardamom sugar, which adds an herbaceous note.<p>Reprinted with permission by Stephen Collucci. Copyright © 2013. …

Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad

Cashew Chicken Chopped Salad with Chili Dusted Mango.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 12, 2013 73<p>In case you’re wondering, yes I’m still in love with all things …

Farmhouse Chicken Salad (+ 3 Tips for Cooking Ahead)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: A chicken salad substantial enough to keep you satisfied long after dinner, plus 3 tips for ingredient preparation that will</i> …

Dinner Tonight: Drunken Clams + Grilled Garlic Toast

This week’s Dinner Tonight blends the best of both fast and flavorful, with a fragrant dish of drunken clams and sausage with a side of crispy grilled garlic toast (because if you're going to mop up drunken clams with toast, why not make that toast perfect?). Buy a nice bottle of white wine on your …

Capellini with Fresh Tomato Pesto + Pecorino

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Tomato sauce is updated for summertime -- and gets a jolt of personality along the way.</i><p>Capellini is a perfect pasta shape for summer: it cooks quickly and is best …

Ten weird and wonderful transport concepts of tomorrow

US entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop, transporting people in a tube between cities at supersonic speed. Here we look at some of the other transport concepts pushing the boundaries of what's currently possible.<p>Elon Musk is a man who thinks big. He has already pioneered …

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A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

The Hyperloop: flawed fantasy or achievable challenge

The Hyperloop, an ambitious new form of transport proposed by SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk, could be possible but faces some flaws, according to those who have analysed his plans.<p>The unveiling of the designs of Musk's "fifth mode of transport", which would fire passengers in pods at speeds …

How Post-Earth Humans Will Survive In Space [Infographic]

This diagram from 1963 imagines how future humans will adapt to hostile environments.<p>"The wheel, the ski, the kayak, the sports car—pure geometry in motion," wrote aviation researchers Toby Freedman and Gerald S. Lindner in the November 1963 issue of <i>Popular Science</i>. "No doubt the engineers of these …

Scientists Just Grew Human Heart Tissue That Beats With Total Autonomy

Coming fresh on the heels of the news that scientists are successfully 3D printing live, working, mini human kidneys, a new report in <i>Nature</i> is giving …