Michelle Glatz

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Save the Zombie-Makers!

Parasites may seem too gross or too wicked to be worth saving from extinction. Or they may just seem so skilled in their sinister arts that we don’t have to worry about them, since they’ll always find a new victim.<p>In fact, parasites warrant our concern, right along with their hosts. That’s not to …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Turkey-Spinach Sliders

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>To keep these Turkey-Spinach Sliders juicy, don't pack the meat too tightly.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 bunch flat-leaf spinach, thick stems removed, leaves chopped (about 4 cups)<p>4 scallions, thinly sliced<p>1 garlic clove, finely chopped<p>1 pound ground …

This easy succotash salad is summer incarnate - http://bit.ly/12z1aS6

Meatball Problems: The 8 Most Common Mistakes

<b>By Danielle Walsh, Bon Appétit</b><p>It seems like every Italian grandmother has her own secret for the perfect meatballs. Some soak their breadcrumbs in milk. Some use a special blend of herbs and spices. Some combine different types of meat for that oh-so-perfect texture. But if you're not a nonna, …

GMO-Labeling Activists Want Chobani to Stop Calling Its Yogurt ‘Natural’

Ben & Jerry’s has pledged to stop using dairy products produced by cows that have been fed GMO corn and alfalfa by the end of 2014, and now an …

Budding Basil (or Other Herbs)? Use the Flowers in Salads!

Conventional wisdom on what to do when your basil plants start producing flowers is to pinch them off. But <i>then</i> what to do? Simply dispose of the …

The Poison Squad: An Incredible History

<b>While the kitchen</b> in the basement of the Agriculture Department's offices in Washington DC was unorthodox, it was hard to fault the food. The menu was wide and varied, and the chef, known only as "Perry," had an impressive resume, including a stint as the "head chef for the Queen of Bavaria." The …

Veterans

Ground Beef Recipes That Go Beyond Burgers

We know that people don't typically get excited when ground beef is what's for dinner -- unless it means hamburgers, of course. But listen guys, ground beef is the workhorse of many great recipes. Lasagna wouldn't be as hearty. Chili would lack its heartiness. And meatballs would cease to exist. …

This from-scratch Italian dressing version will blow all other competition out of the water. GET THE RECIPE: Italian Salad Dressing - http://www.thekitchn.com/essential-recipe-italian-salad-dressing-recipes-from-the-kitchn-191480

All About Avocados, Nature's Butter

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>We can't get enough of avocados around here, and if you can't either, we've got ideas for enjoying them from now till next week.</i><p>Full disclosure: we're totally biased when it comes to …

Healthy Eating

Why Gardening Can Help You Live Longer and Be Healthier

There is a lot of evidence, most anecdotal, some scientific, about how gardeners live up to 14 years longer than non-gardeners. That’s a pretty …

Wellness

How To Get Rid of Ants Naturally: House and Carpenter Ants

<b>Learn how to Get Rid of Ants Naturally!</b><p><b>I take pride in my advanced detective skills,</b> and I apply them to almost everything including: figuring out …

Insects

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Astronomers Find Trio Of 'Super-Earths' Around Nearby Star

New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.<p>At just 22 light years away from Earth, Gliese …

And The Winner Of The World Food Prize Is ... The Man From Monsanto

Ever heard of the World Food Prize? It's sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture," but it has struggled to get people's attention. Prize winners tend to be agricultural insiders, and many are scientists. Last year's laureate, for instance, was Daniel Hillel, a pioneer of …

Veggies 'on the clock' may be healthier - Futurity

RICE (US) — Using cycles of light and dark to maintain vegetables’ “internal clocks” after …

Vegetables

Children can only be as funny as their parents

Children will only ever be as funny as their parents as they learn by imitation, according to new research.<p>Children begin to develop a sense of humour from the age of 18 months but will only be as funny as their parents, the study shows.<p>Young children learn to be funny by copying adults, so it is …

'Human pollination'? Sting operation uses social media to benefit bees

Have you heard about the corporation that plans to make a quick buck from the global disappearance of honeybees?<p>"A future without honeybees means a future of human pollination," according to a promotional video from BeABee Inc. "That's right: people trying to pollinate plants flowers and crops by …

New ‘GMO-Free’ Label Approved by Agriculture Department

The USDA has approved an unprecedented rule for labels pertaining to genetically modified food, the <i>Times</i> reports. The department has given authority …

How to Make Any Marinara Sauce in 5 Steps (and 20 Minutes)

<i>At Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: How to make fresh marinara in 20 minutes flat, with variations. You'll never want to buy the jarred stuff …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Zucchini Fritters With Sweet Basil

These little fritters are the quintessential summer appetizer or hors d'oeuvre. Adults love them, kids love them, even picky eaters love them. They're as addictive as they are easy to prepare. The basil leaves become crispy as they fry, while the lemon zest adds a bit of zing to the batter.<p>But …

Zucchini

Healthy Eating for Kids: Farmers Markets

<b>When it comes to healthy eating for kids, farmers markets build an important connection -- beyond the food.</b><p>School's out, summer's in and the farmers market is back! A stroll through the local market is one of our favorite family outings. Each week, as part of our 52 New Foods adventure, we head out …