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How to Make Pate Brisee

• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces<br>• 1/4 cup ice water, plus more if needed<br>• Food processor<br>• Rolling pin<br>• Glass pie plate or metal pie tins

How to Break Down a Butternut Squash

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The butternut squash is Goliath. You are David. You win.</i><p>Big, honking, and hermetically sealed, a butternut squash is a formidable opponent, and breaking …

Found: Possible Antidote For Death Cap Mushroom Poisoning

Poisonings from death cap mushrooms (which look similar to other fungi) are often difficult to diagnose and treat.<p>The flesh of the death cap mushroom is said to be quite tasty, and many who have eaten it claim it is the most delicious they've ever tasted. But it is also deadly, as the name …

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West Nile virus costs the US $56 million a year, says new report

The economic impact of the deadly West Nile virus has been "substantially underestimated," according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Researchers estimate that hospital visits, follow-up care, and lost productivity have cost the nation $778 million in the 14 years …

El Niño Event Likely in 2014, Researchers Say

There is a 75% chance an El Niño event will occur in 2014, according to an early warning report published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National …

There's More Than One Way To Cure Diseases With Genes

A recent roundup in The Economist looks at a few new ideas for gene therapy.<p>Many people have inherited genes that are making them sick, or will, one day. Troublesome genes are part and parcel of being human. In the future, however, doctors may have some fixes, ranging from giving their patients …

Venus rising above Nubble Lighthouse in Maine

The Milky Way and Venus rising above Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick, Maine<p>Chris Pazolt captured this awesome photo of the night sky over Nubble …

What's The Environmental Cost Of The 2014 Winter Olympics?

So much for "no waste."<p>Athletic events are well underway at the 2014 Winter Olympics, which means that their environmental toll is halfway to forgotten.<p>When world athletes gathered for the 2012 Summer Games, host city London won praise for many of its sustainability efforts, such as the remarkably …

Map shows where climate puts species on the brink

As climate change unfolds over the next century, plants and animals will need to adapt or shift locations to follow their ideal climate.<p>A new study …

Climate Change

How farmers can reduce herbicide drift

Farmers should work to reduce herbicide drift when spraying fields, researchers urge, as the chemicals create a variety of unintended consequences on …

Penn State

Genetic mix lets Tibetans thrive at high altitudes

A new study looks at the genetic adaptations that allow Tibetans to live at high elevations despite low oxygen levels.<p>Genetic adaptations found in …

Anthropology

A 360-degree view of Saturn’s auroras

Ultraviolet and infrared images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope show active and quiet auroras at Saturn’s north and south …

Sex is not just for younger women, new scientific study shows

New research suggests middle-aged women who are sexually active are likely to carry on having sex for decades after, suggesting many women do not lose interest in sex as they get older<p>Middle-aged woman who are sexually active are likely to keep on having sex as they grow older, even if they were …

Strong earthquake in remote western China

The quake took place in China’s sparsely populated region of Xinjiang. It’s not yet known if it caused casualties or significant damage.<p>The U.S. …

Olympic success: Is it genes or training?

Here’s a video from asapSCIENCE on which is more important to your athletic success, your genes or hard work.<p>Those Olympic athletes sure do train …

Celebrity pet: the rediscovery of Charles Darwin’s long-lost Galapagos tortoise

Name: 1874.6.1.6<br>Species: <i>Chelonoidis darwini</i><br>Dates: 1834-1837<br>Claim to fame: Darwin’s pet tortoise<br>Where now: Natural History Museum, London<p>When in the Galapagos, Charles Darwin and his Beagle chums ate a couple of dozen giant tortoises, tossing their empty shells over board en route to Tahiti. But in …

11 common disinfectants can’t kill HPV

Because commonly used disinfectants don’t kill human papillomavirus (HPV), hospitals may need policy changes to prevent non-sexual transmission of …

Public Health

Parents With Noisy Babies Shouldn't Read This. They'll Be Too Jealous

If only ... <i>if only,</i> instead of that noisy, bawling, crying little person, you could have produced an antelope baby — and oh, the quiet! The blissful, total silence. When pronghorn antelopes have babies, nobody hears anything for weeks and weeks — which is the whole point.<p>Let's be one and see how it …

In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

The dinosaurs were killed during the Fifth Extinction — which scientists suspect was caused by an asteroid. Now, we are living through an epoch that many scientists describe as the Sixth Extinction, and this time, human activity is the culprit. As one scientist put it: We're the asteroid.<p>Elizabeth …

Google+ Hangout: Saving the Ocean’s Amazing Creatures

Changing Planet<p><b>[Updated 2/28/2014]</b> Thanks to all who joined us for this live Google+ Hangout with three great ocean explorers. Watch the full replay above and follow National Geographic on Google+ to be a part of future Hangouts!<p>Our next Google+ Hangout brings together a cadre of ocean explorers …

Dissecting relationships for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is set for its annual poisoning of the airwaves and media streams this Friday. Many of us would rather lick broken glass out of footballers’ armpits than dive into the rivers of twee and sentimental nonsense encouraged by the avalanche of Hallmark passion.<p>So let’s shake things up a …

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Wolf Decline Could End World's Longest Predator-Prey Study

Wolves have been devastated by inbreeding.<p>Wolves! Moose! How do they interact? The world's longest-running predator-prey study, ongoing since 1958 on Lake Superior's semi-isolated Isle Royale, has provided invaluable insight into the populations of these animals and how their numbers vary in …

Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Our solar system’s largest moon, Ganymede of Jupiter, has never been completely mapped — until now. Scientists led by Wheaton College’s Geoffrey …

Colors of fuzzy dinosaurs remain mysterious

The colors of feathered dinosaurs are easier for scientists to decipher than those of their fuzzy counterparts, new research suggests.<p>In a survey …

Dinosaurs

New painkillers from tarantula venom?

A protein from the venom of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula blunts activity in pain-transmitting neurons, says a new Yale University …

All about freezing rain

The science of freezing rain. What causes the dangerous winter weather element that can paralyze cities.<p>Freezing rain is simply rain that falls …

Crazy ants cover themselves in acid to heal wounds after battle

A new study shows that tawny crazy ants — also known as <i>Nylanderia fulva</i> in Latin — use secretions of formic acid to detoxify wounds sustained in battles with venomous fire ants. The crazy ants, currently sweeping across the southern United States, secrete the acid from their abdominal glands. …

EU members protest proposed GM crop approval

<i>Posted on behalf of Barbara Casassus.</i><p>Ministers from 12 European Union (EU) member states have urged the European Commission to reconsider its …