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This mulit-coloured corn is real and there's a fantastic story behind it

The story of Glass Gem corn begins with an Oklahoma farmer named Carl Barnes. Barnes, now in his 80s, is half-Cherokee. He began growing older corn …

Forestry

MIT's thermal resonator generates electricity from the air's daily temperature cycle

Energy is all around us – we just need to work out how to tap into it. Now a team from MIT has developed a device called a thermal resonator, which …

Nanotech

Recipe: The shortbread cookie that broke the internet

If you have a pulse and an Instagram account, or engage with food media in any capacity, you’re probably already well-aware of the internet craze …

Dessert

Tiny House Tiny Garden: Maximizing space through design

As I make my way to a Tiny Life, I have recently started a garden to grow my own vegetables. To be honest I rather suck at it but Things are growing …

Tiny House Movement

Tiny House Vegetable Garden Ideas

Spring has sprung for us here in southern Oregon! The daffodils are in full bloom at our land and even our hard wood tree species are getting close …

Gardening

The microbiome has been called the forgotten organ — and it could hold the 'next paradigm shift in science and medicine'

The bugs that live in our gut might one day soon be used to guide the way we treat everything from infections to cancer.<p>Scientists have been working on ways to use the microbiome, or the assortment of microorganisms that live in and on us, to unlock new treatments for difficult diseases. It's led …

Medical Research

How Warp-Speed Evolution Is Transforming Ecology

It took Timothy Farkas less than a week to catch and relocate 1,500 stick insects in the Santa Ynez mountains in southern California. His main tool …

Biology

How a hungry, hardy bacteria eats toxic metals and excretes gold nuggets

If the goose that laid the golden egg had a real-life counterpart, it would be <i>C. metallidurans</i>. This hardy little bacterium consumes toxic metals and …

Microbiology

Is Bone Broth the Magic Elixir It Seems to Be?

Have you heard about bone broth? Recently, the savory, umami-laced liquid that you’ve been using as a base for soups and stews has migrated out of the stockpot and into your mug. You might have seen it making the rounds on the internet and popping up in restaurants and street carts, peddled as a …

Wellness

How to make your own herbal tea blends

<b>Put kitchen scraps and spices to good use in these soothing, healing concoctions, perfect for a wintry day.</b><p>Using ingredients from your pantry and …

Alternative Medicine

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

Detoxifying Mint Tea

Blending your own herbal tea is a revelation. Once you start, it's hard to go back to tea bags. This way, you're able to shape your blends to be as …

Tamal Ray's recipe for honey and almond brittle biscuits

These teatime cookies are absurdly easy, needing just a stir and a short stint in the oven<p>The act of caramelising sugar, with its blowtorches and crystallisation points, can seem intimidating to the novice baker. Although the chemical reaction itself is complex, transforming a homogenous jumble of …

Baking

Monsanto's Roundup Destroys Healthy Microbes in Humans and in Soils

By Julie Wilson<p>We're only beginning to learn the importance of healthy gut bacteria to our overall health—and the relationship between healthy soil …

Environmental Health

You Haven't Met a (Chocolate!) Banana Bread Like This Yet

Does anyone really <i>need</i> another recipe for banana bread? (There are 230 versions, and counting, on this site alone.) Make room in the recipe box, because you need this one: banana bread made with dark chocolate in two forms, sea salt, <b>olive oil</b>, and tangy sour cream. It’s a pretty great thing, …

Recipes

Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake

If you've never known the glory of a mayonnaise cake, you're in for a treat! The staple ingredient yields an ultra-moist crumb and keeps the sugar …

When Did People Start Making Bread?

<i>The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.</i><p>We hope you get a rise out of this story—it cost us a lot …

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine first 3 ingredients in a 1-cup glass measuring cup, and let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Beat 1/2 cup …

Flowers use secret language to lure bees

<b>New research finds that beyond what humans can see and smell, flowers use hidden cues to attract their pollinators.</b><p>While we humans go about thinking …

How to Grow Peaches and Nectarines in a Pot

Tips How to Grow Peaches and Nectarines in a Pot<p>If you order a bare root tree (a tree that is sold without soil around it’s roots) from a catalog or …

The best xiaolongbao in Shanghai: where to eat soup dumplings in China’s biggest city | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Legend has it that Huang Mingxian, owner of a snack shop and bakery in the village of Nanxiang, now part of Shanghai, set out to reimagine the …

Crazy for Cupcakes

When choosing a beer to use in a cupcake, remember to match intensities. The darker the chocolate the more intensely flavored the beer can be.<p>Beer …

Plants are capable of complex decision-making

They might not have brains, but that doesn't mean they're dim-witted.<p>Have you ever had the distinct feeling that your houseplants know more than …

Mrs. Stoutfire Cookies with Beer Brown Sugar

Beer Syrup<p>Heat the stout and sugar in a non-stick skillet on low to medium heat until the mixture has almost reduced by half. You can test the …

This vegetarian sweet potato chili is about to be your new winter comfort food go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather illicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

Healthy Eating

How To Make Organic Pesticides – 10 Recipes That Really Work

Pesticides are the only toxic substances we <i>intentionally</i> release into our environment in order to kill living things.<p>The chemicals don’t just harm …

Chinese Fried Walnuts Recipe

Recipe by: Valerie<p>"I am always asked to bring these walnuts whenever we have a get together with family or friends. They are perfect on tables at a …

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

Collecting Ladies