Andrea Afiuni

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A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish

And it's not too shabby.<p>If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Because even with these most minute of materials, the night sky still swirls …

Beautiful Portraits of Redheaded People of Color

In the US, about 25% of people have a mutated Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R) gene that causes red hair. Thus, the chance of any two random people …

Photography

How Game of Thrones Season 6 Is Taking Badass Brienne Off the Bench

Sometime during <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 3, when Brienne and Jaime were grimily cavorting around Westeros losing appendages and battling bears, the tall lady warrior became a huge fan favorite. But ever since the show and Jaime sent her packing with shiny new armor, sword, and squire, things haven’t …

Venezuela, Colombia pledge more co-operation over border tensions

The foreign ministers of Colombia and Venezuela promised to jointly combat crime along the border following talks to calm a dispute caused by the closure of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on smuggling forced thousands of migrants from their homes.<p>Diplomats left Wednesday's meeting …

Costly repairs of broken windows latest in Toronto South jail setbacks

Ontario is paying to replace 1,700 windows at its new flagship prison after inmates broke several panes and, in at least one case, weaponized the shards – one of a series of potentially dangerous growing pains that have plagued the country's second-largest jail and compelled hundreds of staff to …

Canada's Best Credit Cards of 2016

Cash-Back Low-Rate Retail Rewards Travel Rewards Student Rewards Business Cards<p>We take pride in being your money coach and we regularly preach about …

Tips for Creating Large Format Prints

Aaron Reed is a professional landscape and nature photographer. He makes his living selling fine art prints. If you view <b>his gallery</b>, you’ll see that …

Landscape Photography

Puppy Portraits in the Style of Baby Photos

Photographer Elisha Minnette recently accompanied her friends Matt and Abby on a trip to pick up their new puppy from Groodle breeder. On the way …

Photography

2 Steps to Choose a Trendy, Fun Hair Color

I am really loving the trendy and fun hair colors I am seeing all over the place these days. Have you been considering taking the plunge and coloring your tresses with a funky and fun color like pink, grey, purple, blue, orange or green? How do you know which of the fun colors and which intensity …

The Biggest Mistake You're Making While Washing Your Face

Please stop the madness.<p>You don't need to look in the mirror to know that your face is dirty. And you probably don't need a guide on how to wash your face. (Though, here are a few tips just in case.) But when it comes to this seemingly simple task, there is one mistake we all make: …

Skin Care

15 Things You Must Know Before Coloring Your Hair

Box color is not always a good idea.<p>If you haven't ever dyed your hair (in a salon or at home), coloring it for the first time can be pretty intimidating. To the rescue: Hair color experts Kari Hill, hair color ambassador for L'Oréal Paris, and Tracey Cunningham, Redken's creative consultant for …

Hair

9 Cool Things You Might Not Know About Sunflowers

There's a specific time of day when these classic yellow blooms are at their peak.<p>When it comes to these classic yellow blooms, there's way more than meets the eye.

North Dakota

I Used to Think Non-Drinkers Were Buzzkills — Then I Sobered Up

"Cool" girls might drink, but the way I drank was not cool.<p>There was a time when the highest compliment I could give a woman was "I want to drink with you." I loved the ritual of liquid bonding, how you could walk into a bar as awkward strangers and stumble out with purple teeth and a new BFF. …

How To Make Your Own 'Instant' Mac And Cheese In A Mug

So cheesy, and so easy.<p>It's always a good time for mac and cheese. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that mac and cheese is ready-made whenever to mood should strike. While the blue-boxed option will always do in a pinch -- especially since they're taking the artificial ingredients out of it -- homemade …

Frozen Chocolate Souffle

On the list of intimidating-sounding recipes, soufflés are pretty high up there (also on the list: boeuf bourguignon and vichyssoise). All too often, what starts as an attempt to impress the new neighbors falls flat... literally.<p>The solution to this tricky dish? Freeze it.<p><b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Get the</b> …

11 Soufflés Perfect for an Elegant (but Effortless) Dinner

<i>Header image: Jack Cheese and Grits Souffle from CHOW</i>Incredibly simple and versatile, soufflés are a great secret weapon to keep in your back pocket …

How to Make Your Very Own Milk and Cookie Shot

Before we begin, let me start by prefacing that the following scenario will happen pretty much no matter what. The trick is to not get flustered and show this cookie dough who's boss.<p>Last year on March 14th, Dominique Ansel (the genius behind the Cronut) shattered our perception of milk and cookies …

Cookies

Beautiful Berry and Goat Cheese Salad With Toasted Almonds

Not a fan of goat cheese? Substitute your favorite cheese. Try feta or mozzarella. Just about any cheese goes great in this salad.<p>We're nuts about this beautiful berry and goat cheese salad with toasted almonds. The sweet and salty flavors put the 'wow' in this salad. Toasting the almonds is a …

Recipes

6 Best Summer Scones

Upgrade summer brunch with these six fluffy scones that feature delicious summer fruit.<p>Upgrade summer brunch with these six fluffy scones that …

Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Atlas to Reflect Shrinking Ice

While discussing his new plan to combat global warming, the President referenced one of the most striking shifts in the history of National Geographic maps.<p>Unveiling his most aggressive plan yet to combat climate change, President Obama on Monday referenced recent dramatic changes that National …

Al Roker serves up Brazilian-style grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce

This Brazilian-style flank steak and chimichurri sauce is a big hit in my house; it's simple, quick and tastes so good!<p>Churrasco de Flank Steak (Flank Steak Brazilian Style)<p>Shutterstock<p>More recipes:<p>At Home with Natalie Morales: Shake up a classic caipirinha<br>• Taco night! Siri and Carson share recipes …

How to Make Restaurant-Quality Slider Buns at Home

Already mastered all aspects of summer grilling? What about making the actual burger buns from scratch? Eater's food scientists friends from Seattle, Chefsteps, have a pretty foolproof recipe for springy, bronzed, perfect little buns. Watch the technique above and head this way for the full recipe.

22 Ways to Cook with Limes and Add Some Zest to Your Step

Our best, tastiest recipes featuring limes.<p><b>Citrusy, bright, and full of flavor</b>, every part of a lime, from the zest to the juice to the segments, adds tang and freshness to a variety of dishes. Find some inspiration on how to use them with our 22 favorite recipes!

8 'Piece of Cake' Cakes

These cakes may look complicated, but they're surprisingly easy to make.<p>These cakes may look complicated, but they're surprisingly easy to make.<p><b>1. Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze</b><p>Popular in Latin America, <i>Tres Leches Cake</i> is a light and fluffy cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: …

Recipes

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

Bacon Tomato Pasta Salad Is Right on Time for Tomato Season

It almost makes you forget you're eating something green that's good for you. It got me thinking that spinach isn't the only vegetable that could use a bath in bacon. I think warm bacon dressing is ready to move into the spotlight with tomatoes.<p><i>Warm bacon tomato pasta salad is quick and easy, and</i> …

Recipes

5 Delicious Quinoa Recipes to Help You Maintain That Summer Beach Body

Quinoa is one of those things that, until recently, my husband (who is a ravenous eater of all things) referred to as 'hacky-sack food.' I'm happy to report that he's pulled a full 180 on his perception - and now regularly suggests we whip up a batch for dinner.<p>Well hello superfood! Quinoa is an …

Quinoa

How to Make Madras Potatoes

Madras Potatoes comes from the Southern part of India in a town called Madras. In 1996 Madras became Chennai and has a population of around 4 million people. Madras is mainly vegetarian and this dish is lovely with rice or bread.<p><b>Madras Potatoes</b><p><b>Serves 3</b><p>4 Potatoes<p>1 teaspoon Turmeric<p>1 teaspoon Red …

Recipes