Erica Slomka

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Make This Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup in Your Slow Cooker

There's nothing better than a big, hot bowl of soup on a cold winter's day — except, maybe, when that soup practically cooks itself. Case in point? …

Quinoa, Chocolate, and Orange Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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15 Spiralized Veggie Recipes That Are Hearty Enough For Winter

Ahh, spiralized veggies. Typically, we associate spiralized veggie dishes with zucchini and summer; after all, when it’s hot out but you’re craving …

Best Beaches In North America: Hot Springs Creek Beach, Big Sur, California

Related: Best Beaches<p>Hot Springs Creek Beach at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California is a secluded beach at the bottom of Hot Springs Canyon in …

Get tricked at the Magic Castle in Hollywood

Feb. 26, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> The Magic Castle is the worst kept secret in Hollywood -- a private club in a tricked-out house that's devoted to magic. And if you really want to get in, it's not that hard.<p><b>What:</b> The castle, clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts, was built as a private …

How many times have you seen faces in ordinary food? Artist Victor Nunes uses these sightings to his advantage in these beautiful sketches + food: http://thekitc.hn/1mRPjbm

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Wine For Dummies ®, Mini Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Edward McCarthy & Mary Ewing-Mulligan<p>An overview on tasting wine and understanding the lingo This friendly guide cuts through the snobbery sometimes associated with wine and tells you what you need to know in down-to-earch language. With straightforward information on grape varieties and …

Chef Sues Gordon Ramsay at the London After Allegedly Cutting Tongue on Burger

A German chef who visited New York City last March alleges that he bit down on a burger at Gordon Ramsay at the London and encountered a “sharp …

Illustrations Made Using Layered Packing Tape

Artist Mark Khaisman creates illustrations by layering pieces of packing tape on acrylic panels. The illustrations—primarily portraits and movie …

Art

Book Sculptures That Bring Stories to Life

Artist Jodi Harvey-Brown transforms classic stories into sculptures using the very books in which the stories are found. Most of the sculptures are …

Books

Austria Greenlights DIY Genetic Engineering

In Austria, where genetically engineered food is banned from the shelves, regulators have granted the first DIYbio lab permission to work with GMOs. For only 40 euros and some paperwork, the one-year-old biohacker space, Open BioLab, is now bioengineering its first batch of bacteria.<p>Unlike in the …

Genetic Engineering

Arctic blanket over U.S. on January 28

As frigid Arctic air surged into the U.S. this week, the GOES-East satellite captured this image of what looks like a blanket over the Arctic.<p>NOAA’s …

Can we ever fully trust personal gene tests?

Kits sold to consumers that predict health risks from our genes have been hit by major concerns over their reliability. Nic Fleming investigates why.<p>"Neurological conditions, 60% probability," a nurse in green scrubs reads in a monotone voice. A young woman cradles her newborn while an anxious new …

This Leech Can Survive A 24-Hour Submersion in Liquid Nitrogen

100 percent of the leeches also survived extreme cold (-130°F) for nine months!<p>At first glance there is nothing overly special about <i>Ozobranchus jantseanus</i>, a small parasitic leech of freshwater turtles in East Asia. But throw them into a vat of liquid nitrogen, and they can survive for 24 hours. …

What happens if you get too close to a black hole? Ask the experts - video

Professor Robert Winston is joined by Dr Shini Somara and Dr Lewis Dartnell to tackle some questions put to them by inquiring young minds. What happens if you get too close to a black hole? Will there ever be a cure for colds and flu? And what is it like to be a woman in the world of engineering?