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These are 11 of the Oldest Things in the World

The Welwistchia is primitive conifer living only in parts of coastal Namibia and Angola where moisture from the sea meet<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Rachel Sussman<p>1 …

Jellybean Goblin Spider Discovered in Australia

Australia's ABC News reports that a new spider, the jellybean goblin spider (<i>Opopaea broadwater</i>), has been discovered by researchers from the …

Newly Discovered Piece Of Cheese Is Older Than Jesus

This is nacho average cheese<p>The oldest cheese has been found, and if you happen to be eating cheese right now, I suggest you pause, because this next sentence is gross: The cheese, from 1615 BC, was discovered in clumps on the necks and chests of mummies.<p>USA Today reports that the cheese …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most stunning images from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a leopard’s daring escape and a scene with two very different Londons.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Iced-up airliners and a violent Sun<p>Dancing F-16s and a view of the Universe<p>A rocket’s slow crawl and a spectacular volcano<p>A …

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Pacific cod: the other codfish

A poetic intersection between life and science, art and photography.<p>After stumbling across Adam Summers' work a few months ago, I purchased a few of his calendars as holiday gifts. The calendars -- which are beautifully photographed and sturdily made -- show the fish but lack any information about …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Sloshed: 10 Putrid Drinks You Might Actually Love

You wouldn’t think that a brown liqueur steeped with roots and tasting like dirt-infused toothpaste would be the hottest thing going in American …

How The Rest Of The World Tops Their Pizza (INFOGRAPHIC)

We're all pretty unique when it comes to pizza, which means it's easy to argue about how to top your pie when forced to share with others. Some people will only agree to pepperoni. Others insist on arugula . And then, there's always that crazy individual who wants to ruin their pizza with canned …

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Recipe (for Hungry Sundays)

<i>Original post by Kelly Redfield on Spoon University</i><p>Many of us have experienced the following scenario: We wake up on a Sunday and crave one thing and one thing only: a Chick-Fil-A sandwich. Some of us may unknowingly drive all the way to the fast-food chain, bellies hungry and screaming for the …

Bake the Best Macaroni and Cheese

<i>By Paul Kita,</i> <i>senior associate editor at</i> Men's Health<p>Every once and a while, it's good to indulge. In fact, indulgence is part of a healthy diet. The best eating plans are ones that operate on inclusion, not exclusion. Think about it: When someone tells you that you can't eat pizza, what does that …

18 Things You Didn't Know About Dippin' Dots

CREDIT: Dippin' Dots<p>The guys who invented glow in the dark ice cream might think they're the wave of the future, but they're wrong, because Dippin' Dots has been riding that future dessert wave since 1988, and they most certainly have it trademarked, or at least cryogenically frozen.<p>If you've ever …

Head to South Boston's New Row 34 For Smoked and Cured Fish

The biggest trend in Boston restaurants this past year might have been big-name chefs introducing second acts, almost all of which are more-casual, more affordable versions of their sibling restaurants. <b>Jeremy Sewall</b>'s latest restaurant (first came Lineage, then Island Creek) is <b>Row 34</b>. It's a …

Bobby Flay's Tips for Building the Perfect Burger

From patty size and fat content to "crunchification," Bobby Flay's advice on cooking the perfect hamburger<p><i>For a guy so obsessed with flavor, Bobby Flay is remarkably restrained when it comes to burgers: He likes ’em beefy, juicy, and crunchy. Here’s what he tells his line cooks at his 18 Bobby’s</i> …

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Finalists: Your Best Chicken

<i>The Finalists are in, and we want to know -- which recipe is your pick for Your Best Chicken?</i><p>We've tested and tasted our way through the recipes for Your Best Chicken and have emerged with two promising finalists: Ethiopian-Inspired Chicken Stew by Abbie C and Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Bread …

A Food Truck In New Orleans Is Selling A Burger On An Iced Bun Covered In Sprinkles For Mardi Gras

Hello King Cake Burger, I love you.

Vegetarian Comfort Foods That Won’t Make You Miss the Meat

Tara Donne<p>America’s meat dependency deserves a break. Sure, meaty meals can taste great and satisfying, but eating less of it is a smart choice, both …

29 Ways To Be The Worst Person At Starbucks

"Hi, can I get a hot caramel Frappuccino?"<p>Are you a fan of Starbucks? Of course you are, but that doesn't mean the baristas are fans of YOU. Here are some tips for not being a total d-bag at everyone's favorite coffee chain, courtesy of Twitter.

Here’s How to Make Your Own Cheese-Stuffed Doritos

With 7-Eleven being all stealthy and saying only that they’re not ready to “talk publicly” about those fried, nacho-cheese-stuffed Doritos it’s been …

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Mike Price's Favorite Restaurants in Dumbo

Chef Mike Price grew up along the Chesapeake Bay, so it was no surprise when he landed in DUMBO not far from the East River. It also turns out that he is only a few subway stops away from downtown, where he's made a name for himself. After a series of jobs across the city, he became the sous chef …

McDonald's Build-Your-Own Burger; Graphing Pizza Costs

· McDonald's to Expand 'Build Your Own Burger' Test [AP]<br>· The Price of a Pizza in 237 U.S. Neighborhoods [NPR]<br>· Watch a Beyoncé-Fueled Dunkin' Donuts Tribute [The Daily Dot]<br>· Classic Tables: Gabrielle Hamilton's Prune in NYC [TT]<br>· Here Are 500 More Foods Containing the Yoga Mat Chemical [Salon]<br>· …

38 Tofu Recipes: Stir-Fries, Stews, Dips, and More

A collection of great tofu recipes, from stews and stir-fries to dips, on the grill, and in beignets<p><b>We love tofu. There, we said it.</b> (Again.) Bean curd—whether bouncy firm, dribblingly soft, or somewhere in between—is a versatile, healthy, and, dare we say, flavorful ingredient. Make the most of it …

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4 Tips for Rolling the Perfect Spring Roll

Nothing is sadder than a poorly-rolled spring or summer roll, but judging the right amount of filling to put in each roll can be difficult. Too …

All The Places I Think Girl Scout Cookies Should Be Sold

<i>First appeared on Food Riot, by Kit Steinkellner</i><p>A bajillion props to the Girl Scout who decided to sell cookies outside of a medical marijuana dispensary. That's the kind of out-of-the-box (pun absolutely intended) thinking that leads to future Einsteins and Zuckerbergs. I bet that troop made a …

Foraged Flavor: All About Pine

Winter is dragging on by now. Everyone at the post office today was grumbling about how sick they are of storms, snow, and ice. So what is there to forage in the dead of winter?<p>Pine.<p>It's a symbol of longevity, and sure enough, pine is around all winter, giving us a boost of green and Vitamin C. …

13 Classy Snacks for the Oscars

The Oscars are about two things: movies and parties. All right, and outfits. And endless award speeches. And, of course, snacks -- and classy ones at that.<p>If you're attempting to stick it out for the full 4 hours, you're going to need snacks to keep up your energy. If you're watching the trailer …