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Six of the best barbecue side dishes

<b>Turkish-style slaw (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4</b><p><b>Juice of 1-2 lemons</b><b><br>10 ripe cherry tomatoes</b>,deseeded and juice kept<b><br>1 garlic clove</b>,lightly crushed<b><br>½ small red onion or 1 shallot</b>,thinly sliced<b><br>2 spring onions</b><b><br>1 bunch radishes</b>,cut in to eighths<b><br>¼ small white cabbage</b>,finely shredded<b><br>⅛ red cabbage</b>,finely …

Side Dishes

5 Tricks for Learning a New Language as an Adult

Children can pick up new languages like it’s no big deal, but adults have to really work to get even the basics. While it may seem daunting, it’s not …

Language Learning

The Old Fashioned Way: Homemade Ginger Beer - Recipe & Video

Peel a chunk of the ginger with the tip of a teaspoon—the papery skin scrapes right off—and grate it, using the fine side of your grater. Place the …

Drinking

Is the octopus actually an alien creature?

A recent paper coauthored by 33 people speculated that octopi, and perhaps by extension other similar cephalopods, are from outside of our solar …

Biology

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

For Tiny Breads, All You Need Is 5 Minutes & Flour

I’m a big believer in the vehicle—an edible one. Much of what I cook is soupy or saucy and relies much more on flavor than it does on structure, shape: A whole mess of chopped vegetables and canned tomatoes or stewed lentils with a smattering of herbs. It’s great, really (usually), but getting it …

Bread

Six of the best party snacks

<b>Crab and fennel tarts (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>1 hr</b><br>Chill <b>1-2 hr</b><br>Cook <b>30 min</b><br>Makes <b>12</b><p>For the pastry<b><br>175g butter</b>, diced<b><br>200g plain flour</b>, plus extra for dusting<b><br>2 tsp grated parmesan</b><b><br>1 egg yolk</b><b><br>15ml ice-cold water</b><b><br>1 tsp salt</b><p>For the filling<b><br>Juice of 1 lemon</b><b><br>100ml olive oil</b><b><br>Salt and black pepper</b><b><br>1 fennel bulb</b>, finely …

Crabmeat

This Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Recipe Is an Easy Win

I am a strong believer in the power of mushrooms. It's one of those things, I think, that goes with just about any meal. Making chicken tonight? …

Cooking

A Slow Cooker Chickpea Soup Inspired by Golden Milk

Slow Cooker Golden Chickpea Soup<p>Serves 6 to 8<p>2 tablespoons coconut oil <br>1 large onion, diced <br>2 cloves garlic, minced <br>1 tablespoon ground turmeric <br>2 …

A Curried Veggie & Chickpea Slow Cooker Stew for Fall Nights

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion, season with 1 teaspoon of the salt, and sauté until translucent, …

Cancer, mutations and the facts of life

Bob Weinberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been one of the world’s foremost experts on cancer for nearly five decades. Back when I was a wee graduate student, I lunched with Dr Weinberg at a conference and he told me something that stuck with me: “If you live long enough, you …

Cancer

Meat Pie Recipe

"This pie is delicious! I got the recipe from my husband's mother. She is French so I believe this is a French Meat Pie. Beef, pork, and potato are …

Coercive control: How can you tell whether your partner is emotionally abusive?

There is a growing awareness around the signs of coercive control - the emotional and psychological abuse of a partner, through threats and restrictions, as well as physical violence. This raised profile is thanks, in part, to last year's storyline in <i>The Archers</i> - involving Helen Titchener and her …

First Europeans survived climate change following ‘super-eruption’ by working together, say archaeologists

Remains from a 40,000-year-old site have given archaeologists insight into how our ancestors dealt with prehistoric climate change.<p>On a number of …

Archaeology

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Yotam Ottolenghi’s chicken recipes

In my house, where the children forever negotiate what they’ll be given at mealtimes while the grownups keep pledging (in vain, obviously), “I’m not getting into this conversation”, chicken is the one food that unifies the family ranks. It appears on our table in endless configurations, the simple …

Extreme Sports

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse

Dark chocolate orange mousse is always a great idea. The combination of chocolate and orange is so special, rich, and refreshing – ideal for any …

Cue the Comfort Food: 5 Moroccan Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

We'll admit it: We've had our fill of classic comfort foods (think: tomato basil soup and stuffed pasta shells). Don't get us wrong, we love these …

Cooking

A universe in a nutshell: The physics of everything, with Michio Kaku

My name is Professor Michio Kaku. I’m a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and I specialize in something called …

Physics

Weekend Recipe: A Hearty Chicken Soup That’s Good for Your Soul and Immune System

When I feel a little run down, I make my restorative Polish-style chicken soup called Rosół, which was taught to me by my great-grandmother to help …

Could an updated Feynman experiment finally lead to a Theory of Everything?

Measuring quantum gravity has proven extremely challenging, stymying some of the greatest minds in physics for generations.<br>Read More

Physics

Down's syndrome test could see condition disappear, C of E warns

A new advanced test for Down’s syndrome to be offered to pregnant women this year raises the prospect of people with the condition disappearing from UK society as terminations are expected to rise, the Church of England has warned.<p>Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a safer form of screening, is …

Pregnancy

Why Highly Intelligent People Make the Worst Leaders

Here’s the ideal IQ for a leader who manages the average team of humans.<br>Read More

Psychology

The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

Linus Torvalds, the inventor and founder of the Linux operating system, is not known for holding back strong opinions he has about computers, and he is now one of the loudest voices critical of Intel's handling of "Meltdown," the flaw revealed Wednesday that could enable an attacker to steal …

Linux

A 20-Minute Tomato Tortellini Soup for Lazy Weeknights

Tomato Tortellini Soup<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter <br>1 medium onion, diced <br>2 cloves garlic, minced <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt <br>1/4 teaspoon …

Food Preservation

This French Onion Soup Is the Reason Slow Cookers Exist

<b>Season the onions.</b> Place the onions in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Stir in the butter, oil, salt, and a generous amount of pepper.<p><b>Cook on LOW</b> …

A cunning plan: Yotam Ottolenghi’s main course recipes for a Christmas party

Feeding a crowd is fun, but it requires a fair bit of organisation. Three practical tips, then. First, plan and prepare as much as you can in advance: marinate meat, make sauces and dressings, toast and chop nuts, grill vegetables. Next, picture the plate you’re planning to serve: more is not …

Italian Food

Curried Lentil, Tomato, and Coconut Soup

4 servings<p>This recipe calls for medium curry powder, but it’s flexible. If the one you have is mild or very spicy, adjust the heat level with more, or less, red pepper flakes.<p>December 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil<p>1 medium onion, finely chopped<p>2 …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Why you should roast a head of garlic virtually every time you turn on the oven

Does everyone know about the glorious versatility of roasted garlic? I hope so. But just in case you don't, the next time you've got your oven going for at least the better part of an hour, roast some and you'll see. Just take a whole head of garlic, cut it in half horizontally, so you get through …

Food Preservation