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Lemon-Garlic Chicken Penne with Pesto and Spinach

From: Diabetic Living Magazine<p>Fresh pesto brilliantly compliments the lemon and garlic flavors of this juicy chicken dinner.<p>By: Diabetic Living …

Food

Peruvian-Style Spatchcock Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Gently separate the skin of the chicken from the meat with your fingers.<p>Whisk together the soy, sambal, mustard, pasilla/ancho powder, cumin, salt, …

Recipes

The Best Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

"This is one of my favorite salad dressings. It works for a simple salad or with crispy Parmesan chicken with a cool salad on top."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup …

Recipes

The floating Aztec city

Meet the ancient Mexican metropolis. Situated on Lake Texcoco we find the incredible capital city of the Aztec empire; Tenochtitlan.<p>When Spanish conquistadors under the command of Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico in the 16th Century, they encountered the unique indigenous empire of the Aztecs.<p>The …

Mexico

The Making Of 'Pillars Of Creation', One Of The Most Amazing Images Of Our Universe

Image: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)<p>Three pillars of gas and dust sit among stars like towers of billowing smoke. It would …

Universe

The Milky Way’s Center Is a Cornucopia of Black Holes

Astronomers have detected evidence of a handful of the likely thousands of light-gobbling objects in the middle of the galaxy.<p>For the last few years, Chuck Hailey has had the center of the Milky Way hanging in his office at Columbia University. The picture, pinned above his desk, shows a bright …

Black Holes

Five lost cities of the world

Angamuco, Mexico<p>Last week laser scanning revealed the true scale of the ancient city of Angamuco in western Mexico. The city, built around AD900, is thought to have had 100,000 residents and included pyramids, road systems, vegetable gardens and ball courts. It was a major centre for the Purépecha …

Vegetable Gardens

On this day in 1703: the 47 Rōnin avenge their master's death in a legendary tale of samurai honour

When Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, first Lord Redesdale, published <i>Tales of Old Japan</i> in 1871, he introduced English readers to one of Japan’s most loved historical tales: the “Akō incident”, or the tale of the 47 rōnin.<p>The story – which is based in fact – began with Asano Naganori of Akō, a …

Samurai

How Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, would celebrate 2018

January 1 can be a day of regret and reflection (did I really need that fifth glass of bubbly last night?) mixed with hope and optimism for the …

The Eleusinian Mysteries: The Rites of Demeter

The Rites of Eleusis, or the Eleusinian Mysteries, were the secret rituals of the mystery school of Eleusis and were observed regularly from c. 1600 …

Wars of the Roman Republic

Early Republican Wars<p>Farming and plunder were the most popular ways of providing for one's family during the early period of Roman history. Not just …

You Must See This Stunning Picture of New Stars Forming in Our Own Galaxy

Drop everything and LOOK AT THIS.<p>It's a panoramic, mind-blowing view of a molecular cloud complex littered with stardust, wisps of matter and general …

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

Ancient Roman city found underwater

Part of a Roman city that experts believe was submerged in the 4th century has been found off the coast of northeastern Tunisia

Ancient Rome

Time Travel Isn't Possible ... or Is It?

The speed at which you move through space determines the speed at which you move through time.<p>Special relativity teaches us that the three dimensions of space and the solitary dimension of time are woven together like a fabric. It's impossible to think of them as separate entities, only a singular …

Physics

Pompeii hero Pliny the Elder may have been found 2,000 years later

Italian scientists are a few thousand euros and a test tube away from conclusively identifying the body of Pliny the Elder, the Roman polymath, …

A massive Italian food theme park is on the verge of opening, and it looks insane

Forget Disney World — the upcoming "Eataly World" is a massive Italian food-themed park, and it looks just as amazing as it sounds.<p>The park is scheduled to open this November in Bologna, Italy, with over three dozen restaurants, a gigantic market, and a variety of "multimedia experiences" based on …

Ancient Roman painting buried for thousands of years after Vesuvius eruption gets a new life

Painting of a young woman was damaged when it was excavated 70 years ago.<p>An ancient Roman painting that remained buried in volcanic ash for nearly …

Ancient Romans were way better at making concrete

The ocean didn't break it down— it only made it stronger.<p>What have the Romans ever done for us? Yeah, yeah, they gave us sanitation, roads, aqueducts, public order, wine, and education. But then they couldn’t be bothered to write down the recipe for their <i>insanely</i> durable concrete.<p>So here we …

Engineering

Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays

Scientists have cracked the secret to Roman water-based structures’ strength – and findings could help today’s builders<p>Their structures are still standing more than 1,500 years after the last centurion snuffed it: now the Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete has finally been cracked.<p>The Roman …

The Ancient Crocodile Hunters That Helped To Supply The Roman Games

How did Romans come to incorporate crocodiles into displays within the Roman games? A look at the myths, fear and artistic depictions of crocodiles reveals a Roman fascination with these fearsome creatures–and with the majesty of ancient Egypt.<p>Our modern English word “crocodile” actually comes from …

How To Grill Even Better Asparagus — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Asparagus is a vegetable that is transformed by hot-and-fast cooking. It's why we love roasted and stir-fried asparagus, and why we fall in love each …

Recipes

New book 'Space Within' goes inside some marvelous Chicago spaces

Just as you cannot judge a book by its cover or a movie by its trailer or a romance by that first date, you cannot fully evaluate or appreciate a building until you have gone inside.<p>This may come as a shock to the tens of thousands who regularly ogle our undeniably splendid architecture on walking, …

Last resting place of Rome's emperors to be restored and opened to tourists in £5 million project

The largest funerary monument in the world after the pyramids of Egypt, it echoes with the ghosts of emperors and the splendour that once was Rome.<p>Now, after decades of being neglected, the Mausoleum of Augustus, a hulking stone building on the banks of the River Tiber, is to be restored and opened …

A Hypnotic Look at How Japanese Samurai Swords Are Made

Paper, books, wooden joints, tea whisks — Japanese culture has, for seemingly all of its long recorded history, greatly esteemed the making of …

Los Angeles

Oak Park mansion with original details: $2M

509 Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park: $2,150,000<p>Listed on Feb. 27, 2017<p>This limestone Tudor revival mansion is designed by H.G. Fiddelke. The home sits on a 170x237 corner lot and features millwork, mahogany and oak paneling, beamed ceilings and stained glass windows. Car owners have a newly constructed …

Stars Born Inside Violent Black Hole Jets Spotted for the 1st Time

Infant stars have been discovered inside raging streams of material spewed into space by a monstrous black hole, according to a new study.<p>The rather …

'I take portraits of gods': the photography of Nobuyuki Kobayashi – in pictures

With his gorgeous and patiently realised black and white images, Kobayashi searches for a spiritual dimension in the calm beauty of nature

How Julius Caesar Started a Big War by Crossing a Small Stream

In 49 B.C. on the banks of the Rubicon, Julius Caesar faced a critical choice. To remain in Gaul meant forfeiting his power to his enemies in Rome. Crossing the river into Italy would be a declaration of war. Caesar chose war.<p>On January 10, 49 B.C., on the banks of the Rubicon River in southern …

Plan for 725-foot River North skyscraper revealed

The 60-story project will feature a mix of condos, time-shares, hotel rooms, and retail<p>Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), the architecture firm behind Chicago’s John Hancock Center and Willis (Sears) Tower, is looking to once again leave its mark on the Windy City skyline with a new 60-story tower in …

Architecture