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Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

The batter for this large-format dreamboat of a cookie (crunchy on the edges, chewy in the middle) is made in one bowl with no special equipment, and can be baked in either a cast-iron or large skillet.<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup semisweet chocolate wafers (discs, pistoles, fèves)<p>½ cup plus 2 tablespoons dark …

Dessert

How Big Are The Biggest Squid, Whales, Sharks, Jellyfish?

A few years ago, Carl Zimmer and I ran a workshop on science writing, where we talked, among other things, about explaining science without talking down to your audience. It apparently left an impression on Craig McClain, a marine biologist and blogger who was in the audience. “I made a comment …

Zoology

Surf, Sun, Shave Ice, and Spam: Where to Eat in Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii’s most populous island, offers more than beaches: It’s also home to a burgeoning food scene defined by local ingredients and traditional one-of-a-kind treats.<p>Oahu, Hawaii’s most populous island, offers more than beaches: It’s also home to a burgeoning food scene defined by local …

Hawaiian Cuisine

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Science Fiction

7 Top Sparkling Wines of 2014

For everyone who has NOT bought their bubbles for New Year’s yet, take note: It is not too late! And to help out in that endeavor, here are my …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Architecture

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

Nasa validates 'impossible' space drive

Nasa is a major player in space science, so when a team from the agency this week presents evidence that "impossible" microwave thrusters seem to …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

Articles about suburban sprawl photographed above on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.<p>Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.<p>Birds Barbershop is an Austin mainstay, offering beer, music, and arcade games in addition to …

Urban Design

'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises

Four new insect species found in Brazil have rather strange sex lives — to say the least. Their sex organs are reversed: Females have penises and males have vaginas, scientists reported Thursday in the journal <i>Current Biology</i>.<p>"There's nothing that [this] can be compared to," the study's co-author, …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Burj Al Arab

The Boneyard of the East – My Retro Planespotting Experience

Noses of a Boeing 747 and 727 – Photo: Caleb Howell | Flickr CC<p><i>This guest post was written by Andrew Vane (@pipelinedrew) for …

Aerospace

Cook Yourself Damn-Good Stew This Season

Or daube, or whatever you want to call it, because thanks to the polar vortex, we need it now<p><i>>> RELATED: A Delicious Beef Stew With Ale Recipe</i><p><b>It being cold,</b> me being fat, and meat being as good as it is, the thought has occurred to me more than once lately that I ought to make a heavy stew. After …

Cooking

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

Quench

How did Isaac Asimov eerily predict life in 2014 way back in 1964?

Amidst the torrent of astrological forecasts that typically mark the start of a new year, it's worth looking back to a set of predictions that Isaac Asimov made 50 years ago in The New York Times.<p>Yesterday, the web site BusinessInsider.com posted an article in its technology section that notes the …

Detox! Smoothies, salads and more to start 2014 on a healthy note

With the new year comes a host of resolutions to eat less and exercise more—intentions that are often all but forgotten come mid-February. So why not focus on simple strategies that will rid your body of holiday overindulgences <i>and</i> make you feel better and brighter all year long? Take that, broken …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

How well do you know the world? Play Geoguessr to find out!

Think you're a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world!

Travel

Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A Chinese restaurant classic strips off its winter coat, and you get the post-holiday soup you've been waiting for.</i><p>Hot and sour is what we hanker for when we're …

Recipes

Holiday Gift Guide: Scotch

When the weather turns cold and nasty, the spirit that we crave most is, naturally, Scotch. A dram of the warming and complex liquor is just the thing to fight a chill. (In case you forgot, winter officially starts on Saturday.)<p>And whisky also, of course, is the quintessential holiday gift for …

3D printed food transforms creation in the kitchen

Print your pizza or butternut squash into dinosaurs or flamingos<p>3D printing is poised to revolutionize not only the manufacturing world but the food …

3D Printing

NASA Previews Spacewalks to Replace ISS Coolant Pump