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The Ultimate Guide to a Clean Stove (So Good, You Might Actually Do It)

The stove is the workhorse of the kitchen, burners dutifully heating up on command to prepare meals at all times of day, season after season. It works hard, and that work shows: in a splotch of tomato sauce from Monday, some sauteed greens from Tuesday, bits of fried rice from Wednesday. After days …

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

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An actress lived for decades in this New York City apartment -- for $28 a month

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York City is hugely expensive. But until March of this year, one woman was lucky enough to occupy a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village -- one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods -- for the astonishing rent of $28.43 a month.<p>Yes, twenty-eight dollars. That's not a …

Greenwich Village

28 Baking Hacks That Every Kitchen Wizard Should Know About

How to rescue burned cake, separate yolks in a snap, and more.

How to Reverse Sear for the Best Pork Chops of Your Life

<b>Start with a dry brine, learn how to reverse sear and then dig into the most juicy pork chops of your life served with a shallot herb sauce.</b><b>WTF, Dry</b> …

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Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

Looking at the reactions to Republican tax plans, I found myself remembering what people used to say about former Senator Phil Gramm, whose presidential ambitions never went anywhere but who did help cause the 2008 financial crisis: “Even his friends don’t like him.”<p>So it is with G.O.P. tax …

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Carbon Dioxide

How to make sure your eclipse glasses actually work

Don't fry your eyeballs with counterfeits.<p>You've planned your road trip, downloaded your science apps, and bought yourself a pair of shiny new spectacles: you're ready for the eclipse. But is your eyewear is up to the task?<p>With the Great American Eclipse approaching, demand for eclipse glasses—with …

American Astronomical Society

Why You Should Grill in a Cast-Iron Skillet

Cooking a steak or burgers in a skillet on the grill is the best of both worlds. To begin, you’re outside (no setting off the smoke alarm or …

The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m …

Reverse Searing Is The Best Way To Cook A Steak

Most people have never heard of it.<p>Cooking a steak is an art form. You have to be precise, attentive, diligent. Most people prepare steak by first searing the meat in a skillet, then transferring it to the oven to finish cooking. But if you can't seem to get that T-bone exactly how you want it, …

Why Russia is far less threatening than it seems

By Joss Meakins<p>Should the United States — and the West — worry that Russian power is on the rise? You might think so, given the extent to which Russian interference in this year’s elections dominates U.S. news.<p>But in fact, Russian power is brittle. Masked by the country’s meddling in Western …

This is not what Putin planned as he cosied up to Trump | Oliver Bullough

Russia’s president never wanted to dethrone America, but use it to further his kleptocracy. He’ll have to think again<p>Anyone who tells you that they know what’s going on behind the Kremlin’s red battlements is lying. Those who speak don’t know, while those who know don’t speak. Moscow insiders with …

Susan Sarandon was right: She warned us Hillary was doomed; liberals didn’t want to listen

<b>TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Susan Sarandon attends the SPC Toronto Party during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Creme Brasserie on September 12, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for SPC) (Getty Images For Spc)</b><p>No, she didn’t elect Trump — and …

Guide to Spice Mixtures

Just a pinch of one of these aromatic spice mixtures will add depth and complexity to your next meal.<p><b>Chili Powder</b><p>This mixture is often behind the …

Why You Should Crack an Egg Into Your Coffee Grounds

I remember watching my grandmother make us <b>egg coffee</b> when we’d visit her summertime cabin home on the orange-tinged shores of Lake Esquagama, Minnesota. She’d crack an egg into a small bowl and beat it until thoroughly blended, then mix the egg into dry coffee grounds (we were a Hills Bros. family, …

How to make the perfect cacio e pepe

It’s 2016 most popular pasta dish, but should you use spaghetti, how much pepper do you need, is pecorino or parmesan best – and how do you achieve a smooth, creamy sauce?<p>If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry – until about two months ago, neither had I. Then, suddenly, cacio e pepe was …

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Second Punic War

The Second Punic War (aka The Hannibalic War) was fought between Carthage and Rome between 218 and 201 BCE. While the First Punic War had been fought …

This Diabetes Activist Hacked Her Medical Device and Made an Artificial Pancreas

Activists are hacking medical devices to free the data.<p>Algorithms are boring until your life depends on them. People with Type 1 diabetes use algorithms all day long. They perform mental calculations to manage their blood-sugar levels, which are measured by hand with a finger prick, or with a …

Here's how 4 brilliant sci-fi authors see the end of the world

But I have to confess this to you: Sometimes, the exercise of disappearing into a fictional story about how our world might end is just pure fun for me. It lets me think about the hard realities likely headed our way from the comfortable remove of an imaginary story. From that perspective, the …

Climate

Why we should be mourning the death of the Great Barrier Reef | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 14.10.2016

By now, you've probably heard that at least 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by a global bleaching event. But these "rocks" on …

Iceland’s Water Cure

On a frigid February day in Reykjavik, I stood bare-­chested and dripping wet just inside the dressing room at the Vesturbaejar pool, facing a long, cold walk to the outdoor hot tubs. My host was stoic, strong, a Viking. I was whining.<p>“I just don’t want to go out there,” I said. “How do you make …

Breaking Down Prince’s Epic Guitar Solo at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> Prince: An Artist’s Life<i>, a 96-page, fully illustrated commemorative edition. Available at retailers and at Amazon.com.</i><p>I invite …

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Simple Italian Bread Recipe

<b>Author Notes:</b> My late grandfather in Bologna would wake up every morning at 6 A.M. to make this bread. It tastes like olive oil and yeast, but covered in thin layers of mortadella, toasted with honey, or used to sop up leftover ragu, it sings. —Francesca Andreani<p><b>Makes: 2 loaves</b><p>12 1/2 grams active …

A Brief History Of Religion

<i>This is an edited version of the chapter on Religion from the book, "Life Lessons for Mia Rose: An Irreverent Guide to Living and Loving Well" by Claire Fordham that was fact checked by Cynthia Eller, Professor of Women's Studies and Religious Studies at Montclair University, New Jersey.</i><p>Few, if …

This Trick for Cleaning a Cast Iron Pan Will Save Your Sanity

And all the necessary tools are in your pantry.<p>If we had to name our all-time favorite piece of kitchen equipment, the title would probably go to the cast-iron skillet. The trusty pan is a heavy-duty, versatile workhorse that we find ourselves using almost daily for everything from skillet chicken …

19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

~Spring~ into reading a new book!