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First life forms to pass on artificial DNA engineered by US scientists

The first living organism to carry and pass down to future generations an expanded genetic code has been created by American scientists, paving the way for a host of new life forms whose cells carry synthetic DNA that looks nothing like the normal genetic code of natural organisms.<p>Researchers say …

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Makes 12 Servings<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>3 cups tequila blanco<p>1 1/4 cups lemon juice<p>1 1/4 cup lime juice<p>1/2 cup triple sec<p>1 jalapeño, halved lengthwise<p>Lime wedges, kosher salt, cucumber slices, and jalapeño slices, for serving<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring sugar and 1/3 cup water to a …

12 of the Most Over-the-Top Flower Arrangements We've Seen This Week

These arrangements from Preston Bailey's Designing with Flowers book are incredible and perfect for any fantasy wedding.<p><b>1. Life-size floral elephant.</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>All white everything.</b><p><b>3. Gigantic peach, purple, and pink centerpieces.</b><p><b>4. An orchid canopy.</b><p><b>5.</b> <b>White roses dripping with crystals.</b><p><b>6.</b> <b>An entire</b> …

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6 Easy DIY Home Cleaning Products

There are many things we detest about cleaning, but the hefty price tag and nasty side effects (read: watery eyes) that come with the supplies needed …

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Origami Artist Creates Life-Sized Elephant From One Piece of Paper

He's done it! Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a huge, life-sized elephant with just one sheet of paper. His most ambitious work to date, the elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the …

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 …

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My mother is a weaver, so the apartment I lived in as a kid had a loom that took up half of our living room. Growing up, I loved sitting on the ground and watching the loom’s pedals going up and down, with the sound of the shuttle moving back and forth as she worked.<p>Since then, I have often dreamed …

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth

These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.<p><b>The</b> …

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Our New Eggnog, with Cow, Soy, Almond & Coconut Milk

We made the ultimate eggnog recipe—and adapted it for soy, almond, and coconut milks, too.<p>Nothing says "holidays" like eggnog, right? Well, yeah, but after a meeting earlier this week, the <i>BA</i> staff realized a few things about the creamy, iconic winter libation. For starters, <b>a lot of people seemed</b> …

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<i>Shane Powers is a Brooklyn-based stylist, designer, and the author of the beautiful new book,</i> Bring the Outdoors In<i>. For this this week’s How-Tuesday post, he shares tips for making a sparkling gem of a planter.</i><p>This crystal-encrusted planter proves that common houseplants don’t have to be dowdy; it</i> …

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This season I’ve made an extra effort to enjoy all things summer. There have been beach days, various frozen cocktails, a trip to the desert and even some s’mores. One summer treat that I absolutely love is lobster rolls — with a side of salt and vinegar chips, of course. When I think of salt and …

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When Beyoncé told dudes the world over that they should have put a ring on it, she didn’t specify what kind, but knowing Bey, I bet she’d suggest getting one that’s conflict-free and environmentally conscious. Whether you’re looking for a ring that will signify your betrothal, buying a fancy bauble …

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A Different Sort of Egg Salad

<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: Sometimes, a girl's just gotta feel French.</i><p>It’s one of those facts of life – sometimes a girl’s just …

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A few months before summer started, I finally — after years of lamenting — bought an ice cream maker. I have to say it was one of my best (and most used) purchases this year. So far I’ve made nearly thirty flavors, and I’ve experimented with custard bases, non-custard bases, dairy-free and sorbets. …

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Caramelized Onion Frittata with Artichoke Hearts, Zucchini and Goat Cheese

In my own personal food awards, frittatas win medals in these categories: Quick; Easy Supper; Vegetarian Entrées for All Tastes; and Everything …

Angela Hartnett's chicken with thyme recipe

The classic combination of thyme, leeks, lemon and garlic is a perfect match for chicken<p>I made this salad using fresh, uncooked chicken, but if you have cold leftovers they'll work really nicely with this classic combination of flavours.<p><b>(Serves 2)</b><b><br>Splash of olive oil</b><b><br>6 chicken thighs</b><b><br>2 sprigs of</b> …

Gwyneth Paltrow's breakfast juice recipes

Earlier this year, I decided to eat like Gwyneth Paltrow for 10 days and wrote an article about it for New York magazine. I do this sort of thing relatively frequently in my line of work.<p>To be honest, the diets of celebrities are not usually the veritable party you would imagine. They have all …

Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

358<p>493<p>Every year I get a number of requests from people looking for a recipe for great Pumpkin Ice Cream. In my book, The Perfect Scoop, I have a …

Parisian Gnocchi Soufflé Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: How to Make Parisian Gnocchi</b><p>Ingredients2 tablepsoons unsalted butter1 recipe Parisian Gnocchi1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese1 tablespoon chopped parsley1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Adjust rack to 6 to 8 inches below broiler element and preheat broiler to …

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Blackberry Swirl

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Tea time, in ice cream form.</i><p>WHO: NakedBeet is a graphic designer, writer, and food blogger in New York.<p>WHAT: Tea time, in …

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