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12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

<i>BY BON APPÉTIT</i><p>Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>What's the difference between us and a professional chef tossing food …

In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?

God is not only dead, author avers. He never lived. Not to mention the deaths of kids treated with faith instead of science-based medicine.<p>Jerry Coyne, author of <i>Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible</i>was in high school listening to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club …

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Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Gruyere

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A breakfast to sustain anyone -- even a new mom.</i><p>Have I mentioned I have a 7-week old baby at home? Since …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

Mysterious African Fairies Might Be Termites

For decades, people have been mystified by thousands of bare, circular soil patches that dot arid western African landscapes with inexplicable …

How A Seven-Sexed Organism Gets It On

Science solves a mystery that's more than 50 years old.<p>The specifics of how a single-celled organism called <i>Tetrahymena thermophila</i> gets it on has been a scientific mystery for more than 50 years. See, <i>T. thermophila</i> has seven sexes, and it can reproduce in 21 combinations. For sexy-time, each <i>T.</i> …

Scientists create transistor-like biological device

Scientists have used biological tissue to recreate one of the main components of a modern computer inside living cells.<p>The biological device behaves …

More than 3,000 people in Pakistan have been killed by drone strikes, and many of them were children. This unbelievable graphic breaks down the strikes, one by one. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-03/casualties-drone-war-infographic?src=SOC&dom=fb