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The secret history of beauty: How the Greeks invented Western civilization’s biggest idea

People think of beauty as universal to the human experience. But the truth is actually much more complicated<p>The English word <i>beauty</i> is semantically rich; that is, it has a wide range of meanings and connotations. In everyday speech, this is not a problem: we can apply the noun, or the corresponding …

Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

6 Servings<p>This chicken and dumpling recipe with mushrooms will become your go-to for a warming winter supper.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>chicken Stew<p>6 oz. slab bacon, cut into ¼” pieces<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>4 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 2 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Mushrooms

Spiced Sesame Lamb With Cucumber and Yogurt From 'Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food'

These ground lamb patties from Nigel Slater's newest cookbook, <i>Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food</i>, are boldly seasoned with black mustard seeds, garam masala, and green onions, with a good handful of sesame seeds for a nutty crunch. Pressed very thin and fried until crisp, they have the savory …

A Brief History of Gummy Bears

From actual bears to every kid's favorite Halloween get, the sweet, chewy history of the gummy bear<p>Whether you call them "gummy" or "gummi," whether you prefer bears or worms, whether your loyalty lies with Haribo or Black Forest, there’s no denying that the gelatinous, rainbow-colored candies most …

German Language

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

Artist: Frederic Edwin Church (1826 – 1900) Aurora Borealis, (1865) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Posted by Nicoletta

Afghanistan Civilian Deaths Investigation Abandoned Over 'Lack Of U.S. Cooperation'

KABUL, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's intelligence service has abandoned its investigation into the murder of a group of civilians after being refused access to U.S. special forces soldiers suspected of involvement, according to a document obtained by Reuters.<p>Seventeen men disappeared after being …

This giant wooden clothespin, a sculpture by Mehmet Ali Uysal, appears to be pinching the grass at Belgium’s Chaudfontaine Park.

Dune, Recreated with Gummi Candies

In Frank Herbert's sci-fi series <i>Dune</i>, Arrakis is a desert planet, but in this diorama, it's a <i>dessert</i> planet inhabited by gummy creatures. …

Custom Toasters That Can Toast a Selfie on Bread

The Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation sells custom toasters that can toast the image of a person’s face into bread. The company starts by …

it's a trap

Happy Birthday to Edward Hopper, born on this day in 1882. Our chief curator Rebecca Wilson has handpicked a selection of works inspired by Hopper's Midwestern gas stations and melancholy waiting rooms: http://goo.gl/3ELyIB

There's life out there: the artist shooting bonsai trees into space

Azuma Makoto has created a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the edge of space.<p>Working with JP Aerospace, the Tokyo artist has sent a bonsai tree, orchids, lilies and other plants into the stratosphere, suspended in a balloon.<p>The resulting images beautifully …

The Gross Workout Hack That Works

Photographed By Nicolas Bloise<p>As a fitness writer and a human who is easily bored, I’ve found that a little bit of adventurous spirit goes a long …

Hack the Art World: the dissident techies tackling Google

A group called Hack the Art World has created a virtual alternative exhibition to the Barbican's massive summer survey of computers and creativity, Digital Revolution.<p>Specifically, Hack the Art World objects to part of the exhibition that looks at Google's DevArt. This Google-staged part of the …

Gummy Bear Bratwurst Is, Thankfully, Completely Real

(Photo: Grist)<p>Peanut butter and chocolate. Pasta and tomato sauce. Beer and chicken wings. Bratwurst and gummy bears.<p>Some foods, just by nature's …