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An Egyptian wonder reopens in Paris’ north

The Louxor, a legendary cinema that is decorated with scarab beetles and mosaic columns, should be on any visitors list of interesting – and quirky – Parisian sites.<p>The Louxor, a legendary cinema in Paris’ north, reopened on 17 April after more than 20 years of closure, reviving a lost and unique …

Your Guide to Ouzo

Tasting of anise with subtle hints of cardamom and clove, the fiery national tipple of Greece known as ouzo is meant to be sipped <i>siga</i> (slowly) with a bit of food and in the company of friends.<p>While some drink ouzo straight up, most add a splash of water, turning it cloudy. Greeks traditionally …

The Top 10 Food Lover's Hotels in The United States

Gourmet Cupcakes Are Bottoming Out

After dark years of <i>Sex and the City</i> bus tours, Andy Samberg’s <i>SNL</i> digital short, and scenes of Lena Dunham snacking in a bathtub, the gourmet cupcake …

Winner of Your Best Fennel

Congratulations to em-i-lis, whose Caramelized Fennel, Leek, and Orange Salad won the contest for Your Best Fennel!<p><b>Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.</b><br>Cooking is a constant element in my early memories. It weaves through them in a …

Zagat

Polenta Versus Grits: What's the Difference?

When I was researching my book months back, I wrote Robers with some questions about cornmeal and he discussed the confusion even further: Most grits …

Creamery

Study links low bacteria levels in circumcised men with HIV resistance

Multiple studies have shown that circumcision decreases a man's risk of contracting HIV by as much as 60 percent, but there's been no concrete explanation as to why that is. New research, published yesterday in the journal mBio<i>,</i> supports the theory that this is due to decreased levels of bacteria. …

Super-powered battery breakthrough claimed by US team

<b>A new type of battery has been developed that, its creators say, could revolutionise the way we power consumer electronics and vehicles.</b><p>The University of Illinois team says its use of 3D-electrodes allows it to build "microbatteries" that are many times smaller than commercially available options, …

Clean Energy

Gene could rejuvenate old hearts

Old or damaged hearts could be regenerated simply by switching off a gene which prevents cells from dividing, researchers have claimed.<p>The hearts of newborns have the remarkable capacity to heal themselves after injury by generating new heart cells but we lose this ability shortly after birth.<p>Now …

Scientists Sequence Genome Of 'Living Fossil' Fish

Scientists have unraveled the genome of the coelacanth, a rare and primitive fish once thought to be extinct, shedding light on how closely it's related to the first creatures to emerge from the sea.<p>The coelacanth, a fish that can reach up to 5 feet long and lives in deep ocean caves, had only been …