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The Tranquil Traditional Laos Villages—That Might Disappear Thanks to Chinese Trains

Days of undisturbed authenticity are numbered in Muang La. The Chinese are investing heavily across the country, building infrastructure that …

The 18 Best Trader Joe's Products, According to TJ Obsessives

Did your favorites make the cut?<p>The popular grocery store just released the winners of their 9th Annual Customer Choice Awards. Did your favorites …

Recipes

Got a day to spend in Sacramento? Make it free-admission Museum Day

Planning a trip to California's state capital? More than 25 museums in Sacramento will open their doors to visitors for free or half-price admission Feb. 3 on the city's 20th Museum Day.<p><b>The deal</b>: You likely won't have time to visit all the Museum Day sites in one day. It's worth checking out the …

Vodka cream pasta, a winner in 15 minutes

<i>In</i> <b>Hasty Gourmet</b><i>,</i> The Takeout <i>writers offer reliable recipes that are dinner-party worthy with only a handful of ingredients and a minimum of effort.</i><p>In …

A Quicker-Than-Quick Bread Way to Use Up Bananas

When there are bunches of browning bananas sitting in my fruit bowl, my first instinct is banana bread. Not a bad choice any day of the week, but sometimes I don’t have time to make a banana bread during the week. It’s easy enough to freeze old bananas and save them for the weekend when I have more …

12 Healthy Lunches Anyone on a Budget Can Make

A high grocery bill is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to eating healthy. You can shop the sales and make basic meals, but if you aren’t …

Slow Cooker Shredded Jalapeno Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

"This is quite spicy."<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound chicken breasts<p>1 cup chicken broth<p>1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers<p>1/2 teaspoon jalapeno pepper …

Secret to Las Vegas restaurant's pasta sauce: its 100-year-old chef

Las Vegas locals love an Italian restaurant called Bootlegger Bistro. The secret to its great sauces? It’s executive chef Maria Perry, who, at 100 years old, still works two or three days a week to make sure everything is perfect.<p>“I still go in there and check the sauces,” she said of the marinara …

How to make spicy Mexican chicken tostadas in under 25 minutes

<b>Spicy Mexican chicken tostadas</b><p>Prep: 10 minutes<br>Cook: 12 minutes<p>Serves 2<p>For the smoked chilli sauce<p><i>1 tbsp olive oil<br>1 onion, chopped<br>1 garlic clove,</i> …

15 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights

If you're getting your feet wet and learning your way around the kitchen right now, it's time to break out that slow cooker stashed away in the far …

ThredUp Adds ‘Try-Before-You-Buy’ Model

The resale site is taking a cue from the Stitch Fix playbook with a box of curated items.<p>Online thrift store ThredUp is entering the “boxes” space with a new try-before-you-buy option that aims to do the treasure-hunting for you.<p>For a $20 fee, customers can receive a “Goody Box” of 10 to 20 items …

eCommerce

Earth's hum heard as never before

The Earth hums, and scientists have for the first time recorded the sound in the ocean. Using seismometers in the Indian Ocean, researchers picked up on the sound that is way, way too low for mere human ears to hear, reports Live Science.<p>No recording is available, but a Columbia University …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Hanukkah gets underway this week, sunset on Tuesday night: dreidels to play with and …

Massive primordial galaxy will soon get even bigger

A galaxy first seen less than 800 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was less than 6 percent of its current age, is actually a …

Universe

Strange Parallels: Alternative Histories In Physics And Culture

Certain pivotal events in history seem to open up a schism in time, separating what really happened from countless other "what ifs."<p>World War II, with its succession of controversial decisions, included many such pivotal moments, culminating in President Truman's order to launch atomic bombs on …

Quantum Mechanics

Here’s what your cat is telling you when it shows you its butt

If you were to walk up to a friend in public and show each other your bare butts, you’d probably get a lot of very strange looks from the rest of the …

Butts

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

The Closest Star to Our Own Solar System Just Got a Lot More Interesting

There could be many more planets over there!<p>Astronomers have announced they've discovered a ring of cold cosmic dust surrounding the closest star to …

Astronomy

Make Fish Your Main Dish with These 11 Recipes

Growing up along the Gulf, seafood was a year-round affair—flaky, buttery filets weren't relegated to warmer months. Access to the ocean (and mild winters) allow lucky coastal Southerners hearty gumbos and fried catfish, even in February. And even as the temperatures drop here in New York, I …

10 Showstopping Desserts to Bring to Friendsgiving

When it comes to Friendsgiving, desserts like classic apple and pumpkin pie are just the tip of the iceberg. And in fact I'd argue that these pies, …

21 Genius Breakfast Recipes for Brighter Mornings

Breakfasts have always been among the more enduring and life-improving Genius Recipes—the olive oil & maple granola loved fervently by all, the oatmeal ratio you should memorize, the 15-second shortcut to custardy scrambled eggs. Here are 21 ways to start your day with your kitchen giving you a …

Slow Cooker Recipe-a-Day for November

When we have family gatherings, we give the slow cooker kitchen duty. This yummy chicken with pumpkin and apricots has the warm flavors of Morocco. …

This Stunning New Image of the Fornax Cluster Will Make You Feel Small

Space is the ultimate slice of humble pie; it has a way of making a person feel small and insignificant, because within the context of the universe, …

Cosmology

These 10 Easy Dinners Are Full of Good Protein & Veggies

Eating a diet that's more focused on vegetables seems like a challenge when it comes to getting enough protein on your plate. The truth is, however, …

Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed<br>3/4 cup granulated sugar<br>2 tsp. pure vanilla extract<br>2 …

Cave discovered on the Moon raises hope for human colonization

Space luminaries such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have talked about building bases on the Moon to let humans live, work and play on the lunar surface.<p>A new discovery, however, may bring that dream to reality sooner than realized.<p>The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has discovered an …

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

Science

These are the happiest cities in the US

When it comes to feeling happy, your home state may be key to your state of mind.<p>Next to genetics, geography is the biggest determinant of bliss, says Dan Buettner, author of the new National Geographic book, "The Blue Zones of Happiness" and the accompanying November cover story of National …

Los Angeles

Can knots explain why we live in a 3D universe?

The natural tendency for things to tangle may help explain the three-dimensional nature of the universe and how it formed.<p>A team of physicists has …

Physics