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Zest Is Best: How to Make the Most of Your Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels

Your baked goods, pastas, and more are good. But they could be better—just add citrus and lemon zest.<p>Is there anything citrus zest doesn't make better? (Answer: No.) If there's one thing we've learned after countless baked goods, simple dinners, and big cooking projects, it's this: The Microplane …

Seafood

Only In China: Why A Smog Documentary Sends Chinese Stocks Soaring To Trading Limit

When journalist Chai Jing released her documentary on China’s air pollution, she probably could not have dreamed that her message would resonate so widely while boosting the share prices of so many “environmentally friendly” companies.<p>On Monday, more than a dozen stocks in the fields of pollutant …

China

This is an energy storage startup you need to know about

Image copyright Ucilia Wang.Inside a sunlit, cramped office near San Francisco’s financial district, entrepreneur and former political operative …

Natural Gas

The Best Pushup Workout to Build Chest Muscles

“This will help you squeeze in a lot of muscle-building work in a short period of time,” Speer says.<p>Watch the video below to give this pushup progression a try. You may not be able to complete the whole thing the first time through, but after only a few workouts, you'll notice serious improvements …

Try This Effective 15-Minute Workout | Men's Health

“It instantly increases the level of difficulty of each exercise,” says BJ Gaddour, <i>Men's Health</i> Fitness Director and creator of the 21-Day MetaShred program—one guy lost 25 pounds of fat in just 6 weeks!<p>When paired together, these two moves will help you build muscle all over.<p>But if you perform …

The best pancake recipes

There's no need to wait until Shrove Tuesday to get your pancake fix - these recipes make the perfect weekend brunch.<p>Pancakes are quick, easy and always a crowd-pleaser for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner).<p>Here, we have compiled our our favourite pancake recipes. There really is something for …

A Floating Toilet To Keep Floating Villages From Going In Their Water Supply

The toilets are cheap and require little maintenance, but locals will still need convincing.<p>In the Cambodian village of Prek Toal, everything floats. Houses, schools, grocery stores, a police station, and even beauty salons and a mechanics shop all rest on boats in the middle of a sprawling lake, …

E.coli

Lifehacker Highlights: The CES News You'll Actually Care About

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been around for years, showcasing the tech industry's coolest new vaporware. Occasionally, though, some cool …

Televisions

This Floating Solar Balloon Can Power Remote Villages From Above

The Zéphyr could unfurl at the touch of a button and generate enough energy to keep a whole hospital running.<p>When relief agencies set up refugee camps, they need to bring in power quickly. That normally means diesel generators, which, while reliable, can be expensive to operate.<p>One possible …

Grow Your Own Greens With The Growbot, A System Designed To Make Rooftop Farming Easy

The Internet-connected lightweight greenhouses can squeeze into vacant city corners and grow five tons of lettuce a year. That’s a lot of salad.<p>As much as city-dwellers might like the idea of buying vegetables grown on local rooftops or vacant lots, it’s hard to make urban agriculture commercially …

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Gear & Gadgets

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

Smart locks: the next smart-home winner?

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Maxiphotoa/iStock." target="_blank"><p>Nest paved the way for the smart home, showing investors that consumers would pay …

The Next Big Thing: Climbing WWI Metal In The Dolomites

During the world wars, Europeans built metal and wooden protection into the cliffs of the Dolomites and other mountains for quick passage by soldiers and civilians. Hundreds of routes were established, many still in existence.<p>“The climbing community outside of Europe is just beginning to discover …

How much longer can traditional estate and lettings agents survive?

With the likes of easyProperty and Emoov hot on their heels, high-charging agents could be in peril – and a good thing too<p>How much would a tenant have to pay to secure a £1,000-a-month flat through estate agents Foxtons? A total of £420, while the landlord would have to pay another £2,448 for …

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced analytics can streamline biopharmaceutical, chemical and discrete manufacturing.<p>The article highlights how manufacturers in process-based industries are using …

Toshiba joins other tech giants in growing super-clean vegetables

The name "Toshiba" conjures images of stacks of laptops piled high and maybe the occasional television, but the Japanese electronics giant is turning its attention to something just a little more humble: lettuce. Well, spinach too. And swiss chard. <i>Quartz's</i> Dan Frommer tells the tale of a …

The foodie traveller … in Stockholm: the new take on coffee and cake

In Stockholm, traditional fika coffee shops are taking a sophisticated turn as Michelin-starred chefs open a new wave of bakeries<p>The traditional <i>fika</i>, which means a rendezvous for a coffee and a pastry, has been part of Swedish culture since the 18th century – and has since spread outside its …

Jump Higher with ... an Upper Body Exercise? | Men's Health

The scientists discovered that guys who did the move—which combines a partial squat to the classic overhead press—put the same amount of force into the ground as they when performing the barbell jump squat. That latter exercise is a favorite among smart trainers looking to help pro athletes add …

This Is Your Brain on Magic Mushrooms

Brain scans of people injected with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, explain what happens to connections across the brain when people take psychedelic drugs.<p><b>Brain scans of people under the influence of</b> psilocybin, the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, may help to …

Subtle home security from a single Point

This smart, security-minded smoke detector will let you know if anything's amiss in your home.<p>2014 has seen a veritable glut of security-minded gadgets on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, all of them looking to add some sort of sensor tech into your living room. One of the latest examples is …

Home Automation

Chocolate-Oatmeal Moon Pies

Makes about 18 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cookies<p>1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour<p>3/4 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1 cup dried tart cherries, chopped<p>1 cup pecans, chopped<p>3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate …

Dessert

In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Harissa is a great shortcut ingredient to flavor, but no two jars (or tubes) are the same. Taste first—if it seems very spicy, use a bit less. You can always stir more into the chickpeas when the dish is finished. Learn how to make this recipe and more …

Chickpeas

Best Christmas food: Iceland for mince pies, Asda for stuffing

First taste tests for Christmas foods are in, and Good Housekeeping magazine has some surprises in this year's rankings<p>Iceland has crafted the best mince pies this year, while Asda sells delicious stuffing and Tesco is the place to buy fig puddings, the first of the Christmas taste tests for 2014 …

Pie

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Better Than Nutella (Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread)

Makes about 4 cups<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups (heaping) hazelnuts, preferably skinned (about 10 ounces)<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1 pound semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Special …

Dessert

Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 medium butternut squash, halved, seeded<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled<p>1 onion, chopped<p>2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger or 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric<p>1 28-oz. can whole …

Butternut