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Recipes

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

Northern Spy's Kale Salad Recipe on Food52

Cheddar

14 Eggplant Recipes to Take You From Summer to Fall

The eggplant -- in all its oddly-shaped glory -- is the perfect bridge between summer and fall. Its season spans from early July to mid-October, enduring both blistering heat and nippy scarf weather. It's a familiar face to comfort you as the leaves begin to brown and the air starts to crisp.<p>Plus, …

Eggplant

How to Make Turkish Delight

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Turkish delight doesn't have to be chalky and neon-colored. Sophia Real from Real Simple Food makes candy that tastes like it came straight from</i> …

Baking

1 Pot of Rice, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples -- or your seasonal produce -- every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Erin from Naturally Ella shares five recipes that use leftover rice as the</i> …

Food

Fantastic Fermented Green Beans

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you</i> <i>Nicholas Day -- o</i><i>n cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: 4 reasons you (and your children) should be making your own fermented green beans.</i><p>This column has tried to make the point that kids often eat …

Babysitting

How to Make a Flag Cake for the Fourth of July

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Our</i> <i>Test Kitchen Manager Erin McDowell's flag cake was such a hit at our summer barbecues last Fourth of July, we had to share it again.</i><p>For a …

Dessert

Scientists bend banana genome to help children overcome vitamin A deficiency

It's the genetically modified fruit from Australia that could turn East African nations into life-saving banana republics.<p>Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers have engineered bananas grown in far north Queensland to increase the levels of beta-carotene, which is converted to …

Shredded Egg Salad

I bought some special eggs the other day. I mean, there are special eggs, and there are <i>special</i> eggs. I'm talking about the kind of eggs some people …

Giant Lemon Fennel Beans

Baby fennel, big white beans, sliced lemon, a honey-kissed in-pan white wine sauce, all finished with a shower of chopped dill. If any of you are in …


Kitchen Kung-Fu: Tisanes

1<p>SHARES<p>In France, there’s an after-dinner tradition called the tisane. Tisane is just another way of saying “tea,” and more specifically, “herbal …

Kung Fu

broccoli, cheddar and wild rice casserole

Although my parents <i>claim</i> to have loved us, there were all sorts of delicious foods that my sister and I knew our friends got to eat in their homes …

double chocolate banana bread

I have a theory that Mondays are for repentance, for undoing whatever damages to your liver, psyche or saddlebags you’ve done over the weekend. …

Tiny chip bends light to project simple image - Futurity

A new kind of silicon chip acts as a lens-free projector—and could one day end up in cell phones, say researchers.

Chemistry

How can we make science policy more like the Amazon?

David Willetts gave a speech on science yesterday. Much of it repeated the necessary tropes and clichés of contemporary science policy. Science is important. Willetts gets that, and he can explain his way through a neutron and the cosmological redshift. (There was a nice joke about the secrets of …

Exploring how Indian Americans helped shape US

<b>A new exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington celebrates Indian-American culture, history and experiences, as Diksha Basu reports.</b><p>When you enter Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, you are greeted by loud Hindi film music and a vinyl record from …

Black History

Flour Experiment Helps Explain Strange Lights Preceding Earthquakes

There are now several theories to explain the existence of pre-earthquake lights.<p>Scientists have recently shown that strange lights, such as those described as "glowing orbs," have indeed appeared before major earthquakes, for example in Japan and L’Aquila, Italy. But how?<p>U.S. scientists propose a …

Penn State

Wellcome image awards 2014: life in extreme close-up - in pictures

Beautiful, strange and occasionally alarming pictures from the shortlist for this year’s Wellcome image awards – which celebrate the very best in science photography and imaging – from an x-ray of a bat to a micrograph of a kidney stone. The exhibition opens on 12 March at three science centres and …

Judge Strikes Down FAA's Ban On Commercial Drones

The first major victory in domestic drone court.<p>In the above video, a drone piloted by Austrian Raphael "Trappy" Pirker flew over, and filmed, the University of Virginia's medical school campus. Pirker sold the video to an advertising company, which prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to …

Drones

Why more women die from heart disease than men

<b>Heart disease is normally considered to be a man's problem.</b><p>High blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, smoking and drinking too much are all common health issues for men of a certain age - but the reality is that women suffer more.<p>Heart and circulatory disease kills more than 82,000 women in the …

Medical Research

morning bread pudding with salted caramel

We should really talk about this. Promise you won’t get mad, okay? I came across this for the first time <i>twelve years ago</i>. I’ve been blogging here for …

Republicans Go From Anti-Gay to No Way on Arizona Bill

A bill that was once a big hit is now taking one, as its own GOP supporters have started changing their minds. Now it’s in the hands of Arizona …

stuck-pot rice with lentils and yogurt

I once read that if you ask a guy what his favorite item of clothing is, he would pick the oldest thing he owns — some t-shirt he’s had since high …

Image of polar vortex at its peak, January 2014

NASA image shows the polar vortex as it plunged into the United States, on its peak day of January 6, 2014.<p>Blistering cold air from the Arctic …

Global Warming

Internet trolls take pleasure in making you suffer, new study says

Nobody likes an internet troll, but it's been possible to take comfort in the idea most of them are just clowning around. Unfortunately, new research suggests that's not the case — trolls' personalities correlate highly with sadism. A new study by Erin Buckels and her colleagues at the University …

I don't know what I think

When I was about half way through Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i>, a meticulous and perturbing dissection of the ease with which our capacity for making judgements can be… well, perturbed, it suddenly occurred to me to wonder whether the expert psychologist had been canny enough to write …

On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn

The irrelevance of black life has been drilled into this country since its infancy, and shall not be extricated through the latest innovations in Negro Finishing School.<p>I wish I had something more to say about the fact that Michael Dunn was not convicted for killing a black boy. Except I said it …

Modern Genes Reveal 100 Major Population Shifts In Human History

Wherever conquerors go, they leave a little bit of their genetics. Gene analyses of modern people are able to reveal those influences.<p><i>Spread of Mongol Empire. Astrokey44 on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0</i><p>Violence and love, conquest and assimilation, they're all in your DNA. Literally. As human …

Here’s How Independent Studies on the Minimum Wage Hike Stack Up to White House Estimates

Contrary to White House claims, independent studies show an increased minimum wage would have little or no effect on poverty and, in fact, suggest a detrimental effect on employment.<p>Surrounded by workers, President Barack Obama signs an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract …