Christina Favreau

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Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Beat egg yolks with a handheld mixer in a medium bowl at …

Baking

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows

The Arctic is a huge, icy cap on the planet that acts like a global air conditioner. But the air conditioner is breaking down, according to scientists who issued a grim "report card" on the Arctic on Tuesday.<p>They say the North Pole continues to warm at an alarming pace — twice the rate as the rest …

Climate Change

Almond Snowballs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway …

Dessert

Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

It's understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person's “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these …

Immune System

3 Things High School Gym Got Wrong

Gym class, PE, phys ed, nerd punishment hour — whatever you call it, chances are it doesn't bring back happy memories. For the less athletic (or more</i> …

Exercise

Let This Warm, Spicy Beef Bowl Wake Up Your Palate

Fusion food, to me, sounds like a throwback to outrageous dining trends from the 1980s. It's almost used as an insult now, as if it <i>can't</i> be good, thanks to ill-conceived mash-ups of foods that just don't pair well together, the creation of dishes for the sake of novelty—rather than flavor—and, as …

New Semi-Synthetic Organism Can Make Molecules We've Never Seen Before

We have expanded the DNA.<p>Scientists have expanded the building blocks of DNA to create a stable semi-synthetic organism that can produce biological …

Genetics

Best-Ever Lemon Bars

Stir together butter, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add one cup flour; mix just until incorporated. Press evenly into the bottom of an aluminum …

Food

You Need These Lemon Chicken Stuffed Shells in Your Life

Do you have some leftover chicken in the fridge that needs to be repurposed? If you do, great. If you don't, I highly suggest grabbing a rotisserie …

Parmesan Cheese

Bill Gates is building his very own 'smart city'

Located in Arizona, the planned metropolis will be a testing ground for futuristic technologies.<p><i>In brief:</i> 24,800 acres of land will soon become a "smart city" in Arizona. One of Bill Gates' investment firms is investing millions into this project, hoping that its proximity to local hubs and ability …

Smart Cities

Zombie ants are scarier than you ever imagined

When you think of zombies, perhaps George A. Romero's film "Night of the Living Dead" or the hit TV show "The Walking Dead" come to mind.<p>But now there's a new category for mindless eating machines —ants.<p>A new fungus, known as Ophiocordyceps unilteralis, has been turning ants into actual zombies, …

The Walking Dead

Archaeologists discover hundreds of human skeletons on horrifying ‘Murder Island’

Being shipwrecked on a tropical island might sound like an interesting (or even fun) adventure, but archaeologists are discovering that the reality …

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

It was found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good …