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Taste Beyond The Tongue

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipe for chargrilled summer vegetables with a cumin and coriander dressing

Indians don’t really ‘do’ salads. Or at least they haven’t until very recently<p>In A Historical Dictionary Of Indian Food (Oxford University Press), by KT Achaya, there is no entry under salad. For such a rich and varied food culture, this feels like a mistake, but there’s a truth behind it: the …

Oxford University Press

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Frybread

I fell in love with frybread before I’d ever even tasted it. I was a kid, and my parents rented a great movie called <i>Smoke Signals</i> for our family movie night. It’s a lovely, funny story about young Native American adults on a coming-of-age road trip through the American Southwest. (I highly …

FBI missed rigged jackpot in 2006 before lottery scheme grew

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators were suspicious in 2006 when they heard that a rural Texas judge was trying to exchange $450,000 in …

Primary resources – Learn Chemistry

Primary resources The Royal Society of Chemistry recognises the value of primary science in developing a person’s chemical understanding. Through the …

Teaching

Valley Malt: New England’s First Micro-Maltster

In November 2009, Andrea Stanley made a disturbing discovery. She was researching what it would take to brew an all-local beer and ran into a rather …

Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked to distinguish real …

University of Alberta

Simple Number, Complex Impact: How Many Words Has A Child Heard?

In Courtney Banks' apartment in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, Michelle Saenz opens a laptop.<p>Banks' youngest child, 18-month-old son, Rasean Wright, squirms and flops on his mother's lap.<p>He's why Saenz is here: to help Banks talk to her son, to build the little boy's brain.<p>She is part of a project …

From whong to quingel: the science of funny words | David Shariatmadari

Some made up words, like probble and dolsimp, are more amusing than others. Funniest of all are the likes of clunt, focky and dongl. Why?<p>Without scrolling down, have a think about which word in these pairs you find funnier.

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

English bursts with consonants. We have words that string one after another, like angst, diphthong and catchphrase. But other languages keep more vowels and open sounds. And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats.<p>Consonant-heavy syllables don't carry very well in …

Language

More Details on Rising Mortality Among Middle-Aged Whites

The authors of a much-discussed study on mortality rates among middle-aged whites have released additional data that rebuts part of an argument made by a critic of their study.<p>The original paper — by Anne Case and Angus Deaton, both economists at Princeton — found that mortality rates for …

Utah State Champ Emerges as National Contender

Senior Courtney Wayment gave up soccer for running last year. She dominated Utah's 5A race, winning by 26 seconds.<p><b>Athlete:</b> Courtney Wayment<b><br>Year</b>: Senior<b><br>School</b>: Davis High School<b><br>Location</b>: Kaysville, UT<b><br>Mile PR</b>: 4:59.14<b><br>3200m PR</b>: 10:40.24<b><br>3-Mile XC PR</b>: 16:58<b><br>5K XC PR</b>: 17:25<p><b>Key Workout:</b><br>• 1- to 2-mile …

How to Buy a Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bag Types<p>Bags fall into three basic categories: summer, three-season, and winter.<b><br>Summer</b><p>Summer bags are suitable for temperatures of about …

Aerius

Drones are sexy. Learning to fly, which tends to involve a lot of crash and burn, is not. That’s why Axis designed the Aerius, a tiny, cheap drone that’s built for flyers with a learner's permit.<p>Aerius, a quadcopter, is slightly larger than a quarter and only costs $35. It has a flight time of …

200 Miles of Awesome in California

3<p>SHARES<p>Why does this stretch of highway, from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley, rise above all others? Just consider the superlatives: the highest and …

How a Personal Trainer Claimed Records on the AT and PCT

A few days after finishing her unsupported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT) last month, Heather Anderson was wearing the strap from her headlamp to hold up her trekking pants—not because she’s crazy, but because she’d dropped more than ten pounds over her record 54-day sprint down the …

Does dyslexia make it hard to learn sounds?

The way we acquire new skills, such as riding a bike, is called procedural learning, and scientists think it may affect how people with dyslexia …

Carnegie Mellon University

Modern life is rubbish? Sleep is just the same as ever, say scientists

Study of sleep patterns of groups living in Tanzania, Namibia and Bolivia with lifestyles similar to our paleolithic ancestors shows similar late-night habits to humans with internet and TV-based routines<p>If we could only get back to ancient times when our lives were spent hunting deer, picking …

A Mixtape Of Russian History In 'Love And Techno'

Anthony Marra writes about Russia like he was born there.<p>Actually, the 31-year-old American lived there only a semester, as a college student. "I arrived in January without knowing a lick of Russian," he tells <i>Morning Edition</i> host (and former Moscow correspondent) David Greene. "I just became …

California's Growing Dunes In 'Gold Fame Citrus' Force Residents To Retreat

Steve Inskeep talks to author Claire Vaye Watkins about her new novel: <i>Gold Fame Citrus</i>. It's set in the American West of the not too distant future that has been completely transformed by drought.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Claire Vaye Watkins grew up in the Mojave Desert. And as she describes …

Sculptor Turns Rain, Ice And Trees Into 'Ephemeral Works'

Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works<p>Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works<p>British artist Andy Goldsworthy works in the fields and forests near his home in Scotland using natural elements as his media. His pieces have a tendency to collapse, decay and melt, but, as he tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross, "It's not …

Rare supermoon eclipse comes Sunday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stargazers, night owls and space observers, be prepared, the eclipse of the supermoon is coming.<p>The United States and much of the world will see skies graced by a bright, big moon that will be encapsulated in a total lunar eclipse late Sunday evening into early Monday, according to NASA.<p>The …

Supermoon

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

11 YA novels not just for kids

<i>Throughout the summer, EW has been rolling out lists of some of our favorite books of all time. So far, we’ve suggested celebrity memoirs,</i> …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

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