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Sewer Sensors Detect Homemade Bombs As They're Being Made

Picking up on bomb ingredients after they've been flushed down the drain.<p>Could the secret to finding illicit explosives labs before they harm anyone be hiding in a city's poop? A European Union-funded research project spearheaded by the Swedish Defense Research Agency FOI aims to sniff out the …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

The tax that could save America from Wall Street

The financial transaction tax is simple, fair, widely supported by the public and long overdue<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>October 18, 2013 11:50am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>It’s a simple tweak that would reign in an out-of-control financial sector, stimulate jobs, generate billions …

Beautiful Houses: Alemanys 5

This week we will show you a beautiful restoration in Girona, Spain, a project by Anna Noguera. This place is amazing! The mix of old and new, the …

Architecture

Data-driven medicine: understanding the link between genetics and disease

Activities that involve gathering vast quantities of data are often portrayed in a negative light, but Sophie Curtis reveals how 'big data' is also being used to identify the links between genetics and diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity.<p>From Google to Facebook and GCHQ to the NSA, every …

Nine Jaw-Dropping Hotel-Room Views Around the World (Photos)

Stunning<p>The sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you get back to your hotel room. Check out these fabulous hotels that are even better looking out …

Everything We Know About Nutrition May Be Wrong

For 40 years, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion has been ask­ing people what they eat in an at­tempt to un­der­stand the …

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

‘Heavy with guilt’ may be more than a metaphor

Researchers have found evidence that the emotional experience of guilt can be grounded in subjective bodily sensation.<p>People say they’re “carrying …

Psychology

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A wild new cookbook rethinks what can be done with familiar tools and ingredients.<p>Though often maligned, the microwave is a great piece of equipment that most of us have in our kitchens. Microwaves work by emitting radio waves that enter the food and interact with water, fats, and sugars, causing …

Alzheimer's treatment: landmark study gives hope for simple pill

A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that could treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting the death of neurons.<p>The research, performed on sick mice, is at a very early stage and it could be a decade or more before any medicine is developed.<p>But experts say the results …

Starting tomorrow, we’re down 90 percent of our nuclear safety regulators

<b>(Vaclav Volrab/Shutterstock)</b><p>Don’t worry: In the event of a “nuclear-related disaster,” they can be called back to help<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>October 9, 2013 10:32pm (UTC)<p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- the agency that watches over the country's 100 nuclear reactors -- announced on Monday that the …

Steve Lonegan Ramps Up Rhetoric In Debate Against Cory Booker

Lonegan goes after Booker, Newark, and President Obama in the last New Jersey Senate debate. "The reality here is that's the kind of rhetoric that's going to drive further gridlock," says Booker.<p>In the second and final New Jersey Senate debate Wednesday night, Steve Lonegan heightened attacks …

Thai Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients<p>For the Salad<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed (or pre-washed)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips<br>• 1 carrot, peeled and …

Zucchini Carpaccio Salad with Parmesan, Basil, and Walnuts Recipe

Raw zucchini is beautiful and tasty when sliced carpaccio-thin and topped with olive oil, fresh lemon, Parmesan, walnuts and basil leaves. Try it as a starter, side dish, or even as a light lunch.<p><b>Read more: Zucchini Carpaccio Salad with Parmesan, Basil, and Walnuts</b><p>Ingredients1 pound zucchini (about …

The Ultimate Greek Salad Recipe

Just like a Caprese salad, a good Greek salad must be made only at the height of summer, when tomatoes are at their peak. To those tomatoes are added crisp and refreshing cucumbers, briny black olives, and just a bit of onion, here quickly pickled to tame its pungency and add pops of acidity to …

Jicama and Pomelo Salad With Spicy Thai Dressing (Vegan) Recipe

A refreshing hot, sweet, and sour Thai-style salad with jicama and pomelo.<p><b>Read more: The Importance of Hearty Make-Ahead Salads</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons juice from about 2 limes, plus more to taste2 tablespoons palm or brown sugar, plus more to taste1 medium clove garlic, minced2 teaspoons soy …

Mediterranean Chopped Salad With Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta, and Basil Recipe

A 30 minute salad of bright Mediterranean summer vegetables tossed together in a light vinaigrette with feta cheese and basil.<p><b>Read more: Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta, and Basil</b><p>Ingredients1 small red onion, finely sliced2 cups cherry tomatoes, split in half1 medium red …

Raw Asparagus Caesar Salad Recipe

I know it may sound strange, but crisp raw asparagus makes a wonderful salad. Here, it's chopped into bite-sized pieces and tossed with a creamy Caesar vinaigrette and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.<p><i>Thanks to Shauna Sever, from the popular Piece of Cake blog, for inspiring this recipe.</i><p><b>Read</b> …

Carrot and Chickpea Salad With Fried Almonds Recipe

This Middle Eastern-style salad is adapted from Chef Charles Kelsey of Cutty's in Brookline, MA (originally published in Food and Wine, May 2010). Carrots and chickpeas are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette flavored with cilantro, smoked paprika, and cumin—an unusual but delicious combination. For a …

Cucumber Salad with Grapes and Almonds Recipe

Good morning summer and hello cucumbers! What’s your favorite cucumber? Lemon cucumber? English? Armenian? How about pickling?<p>For many years I’ve …

A Five-Minute Salad

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty -- even if they're eaten while our eyes are on the screen. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's managing editor</i> …

A Different Sort of Egg Salad

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes, a girl's just gotta feel French.</i><p>It’s one of those facts of life – sometimes a girl’s just …

Marinated Feta With Pan-Roasted Shishito Peppers and Olives

The first time I saw shishito peppers was in New York City's famous Union Square Greenmarket. One of the farmers, whose specialty was Asian vegetables, had a huge crate of these gorgeous little green peppers -- they looked most tempting! Since then, I've been such an avid fan of the exotic peppers …

This Week in Recipes

Breakfast<p>Rum and Pear Pancakes<br>• Barley Porridge<br>• Sweet Potato Brioche French Toast<br>• Eggplant, Squash, and Cherry Tomato Hash With Baked Eggs<p>Mains<p>Arugula, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad with Cider-Honey Vinaigrette<br>• Fiery Indian Shrimp Curry<br>• Noodles with Flank Steak, Bok Choy, and Black Bean Sauce<br>• Steamed Fish …

25 Literary Quotes For Your Next Wedding

Look, we've all seen <i>Wedding Crashers</i>. We know that Corinthians can be a real drag — and no matter how pretty your reading voice is, everyone's …