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Skull surgery was performed on this Stone Age cow, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Humans have been performing cranial surgery and drilling holes in other people's skulls for a long time. The oldest example of this procedure, called trepanation, dates to 7,300 B.C., according to findings from a site at the village of Vasilyevka in Azerbaijan. That means cranial surgery …

Anthropology

This One Trick Will Make Your Burger Taste So Much Better

Hint: It involves paying attention to an ingredient you probably always ignore.<p>If you’re still struggling to perfect your burger game, then listen …

Burger

Chili Crisp: Spicy, Salty, Crunchy, Tingly, and Good on Everything

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>My favorite feature of Laoganma’s Spicy Chili Crisp is its realistic serving size. Thanks to its nutrition label, which boldly declares that a 210-gram jar constitutes four servings, I’ve finally found a condiment that fully understands me. Let’s be honest: No one …

Food & Dining

You Should Save Your Meat Fat

Now I wanna be your dog<p>Sometimes when I'm eating dinner with my husband at home, I feel like a wild animal. I'd love to maintain the illusion that I …

Cooking

10 Salads That Will Last in the Fridge — Recipes from The Kitchn

A salad that can hold up in the fridge for a few days is a beautiful thing. Not only does it make weekday lunches easier (because you can make one …

Healthy Eating

A Guide to Buying Cheddar at the Grocery Store — Tips from The Kitchn

When it comes to buying cheese at the grocery store, a block of cheddar seems like a simple enough ask, right? A quick stroll past the dairy aisle …

Food

12 men share what it’s like to live with intrusive thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are involuntary, distressing thoughts.<p>They’re upsetting, make you feel guilty and make you fear you are an awful person.<p>They can …

Mental Health

Roasted radishes mellow them into the perfect side dish

We're not a huge radish-eating country here in the United States, and I think that's a mistake.<p>Radishes carry in their little bodies a tremendous variety of vitamins and minerals, so they're a smart addition to our five-a-day veggie eating, but the spicy flavor can keep many home cooks away.<p>In …

Food
Whole Grain

We Tasted 14 Fancy Butters, and This Is the Best One

But you probably wouldn't be sad about most of them<p>Butter is great. This is probably not news to you. It makes things taste good. But to me, there …

Dessert

3 recipes that will make the most of the amazing mushroom

Edible fungi can be crave-worthy or cringe-worthy.<p>I am on the mushroom-loving side of the debate. Bring them to me in sandwiches, soups, frittatas, …

Texas

This Easy Mediterranean Dip Will Elevate Any Meal

I remember sitting out on my terrace as a 7-year old girl, eating a bowl of plain yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic and salt. Looking out at the Hudson …

Sandwiches

The secret to the juiciest chicken is a simple but surprising marinade

Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Stephanie Izard is stopping by the TODAY kitchen to share a few of her favorite recipes from her new book "Gather & Graze: 120 Favorite Recipes for Tasty Good Times." She shows us how to make spicy yogurt-marinated chicken thighs, grilled potato salad with …

Cooking

Provolone & Olive Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

By: Cindy K.<p>This was great - my teen-age son raved about it! I did not have shredded provolone, so I used the sliced cheese. I torn it into pieces …

Cooking

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup with Herbed Bread Crumbs

Ingredients<p>Herbed Bread Crumbs:<p>2 teaspoons unsalted butter<br>• 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs<br>• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley<br>• 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest<p>Wild …

Food

A Classic Combo: The Best Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup

A timeless pairing, done ultimate-style. The best grilled cheese recipe ever, along with an outstandingly creamy (yet cream-free) tomato soup, are …

Cooking

A Definitive Ranking of Grocery Store Cucumbers

By Alex Delany<p>Yes, there are different kinds of cucumbers, and yes, some are better than others.<p>Cucumbers are the most refreshing vegetable there ever was or will be. That’s a fact. Cucumbers keep a little plaque hanging on the wall of their foyer. “Most Refreshing” it says. They’re proud of it. …

Canoeing

How to Make the Creamiest Polenta of Your Life

Polenta is just water and coarse-ground, usually yellow cornmeal. Or is it? There’s salt, too, right? How much? And how much water? Are other liquids okay? Do you combine, then bring to a boil? Or bring to a boil, then combine? Do you really have to stir constantly? What about soaking overnight? …

Babysitting

Mini Brains Just Got Creepier—They’re Growing Their Own Veins

The first human brain balls—aka cortical spheroids, aka neural organoids—agglomerated into existence just a few short years ago. In the beginning, …

University of Pennsylvania

City mice have nearly evolved into a whole new species

White-footed mice were living in Manhattan long before human settlers showed up, back when Times Square was home to a red-maple swamp.<p>Today, they’re …

Times Square

This Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette Just Makes Me Really Happy

It's understated and unassuming, but packs a serious punch.<p>You know how, when you try to remember how you met some of your best friends, you sometimes, well, can’t? Okay, maybe you remember your first encounter roughly—the when-ish, the what was happening-ish—but nevertheless the exactitude of that …

Tomatoes

Know your peppercorns: when to use black, white, pink and green

A dash of salt and a few twists of freshly ground pepper are the finishing touches of nearly every savory recipe out there. But when it’s time to …

South-east Asia

Scientists Discover New Human Organ By Chance

A routine endoscopy—a procedure that involves inserting a camera into a person’s intestinal tract—may have led to the discovery of a previously …

Cancer Cells

This Asian and BBQ-style beef jerky is shockingly easy to make

Beef jerky is kind of like pizza – even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. Overly salted, preserved, tough gas station jerky is one of the better …

Food

These Are All Of The Different Veggies You Can Turn Into Bacon (And Exactly How To Do It)

<i>Lauren Toyota isn’t just Hot For Food—with a super popular YouTube channel and a new book,</i> Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed …

Cooking

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Breakfast

Why You Need More Kinds of Pepper In Your Life (And How to Use Them)

In our kitchens, pepper is salt's best friend, but rarely do we ponder the ebony over the ivory. Sure, salt comes in curious textures and subtle …

Spices

Grieving five-year-old pens heartbreaking tribute to "daddy" on windowsill after he 'jumped in front of train'

Walking into her spare bedroom, just days after her long-term boyfriend tragically 'took his own life', Jade Clark discovered a drawing on the …

Mental Health

Chicken Under a Skillet with Lemon Pan Sauce

4 servings<p>Butterflying and flattening the bird might feel like chicken chiropractory, but it’s all in the name of crisp golden chicken skin, and what more noble cause could there be? The flatter the chicken, the more contact with the cast-iron pan and the more crackly skin to enjoy at the end. And …

Cast Iron Skillet

10-Minute Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pots Recipe

The simplest and quickest chocolate dessert that you could ever wish for! This salted caramel chocolate pots are so rich, thick, and creamy with a …

Dessert