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An 'artificial leaf' could one day power the world with clean energy

The race is on to find a new way to power the world free from polluting fossil fuels, and a group of Australian scientists think they've found an …

Garlicky Mayonnaise

About 1 cup<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 garlic clove, finely grated<p>½ anchovy fillet packed in oil, drained, finely chopped<p>½ cup mayonnaise<p>½ cup plain whole-milk yogurt<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more<p>Kosher salt; freshly ground pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk garlic, anchovy, mayonnaise, …

Lemon Juice

What Is Elegance in Science?

In 1957, a few years after Francis Crick co-discovered the DNA double helix and a few years before he co-won a Nobel Prize for doing so, he published a paper on the genetic provenance of amino acids, the organic compounds that make proteins, and therefore life, possible. It was already known that …

Nobel Prize

The 100 best novels: from Bunyan’s pilgrim to Carey’s Ned Kelly

Two years in the making, our list of the 100 greatest English-language novels of all time is now complete. Having endured many sleepless nights in its compilation, Robert McCrum reflects on who got left out, and why<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list A response by Rachel Cooke: …

Literature

The Future of Fashion: Menswear

In an ironic twist, although men admittedly don't like shopping, it is menswear that is outpacing womenswear growth. A recent Euromonitor International report stated the menswear market last year increased 4.5% to $440 billion while womenswear only increased by 3.7%. This seems to be driven by many …

Menswear

Milk It: What to Do With the Rest of a Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

Here's how to make sure you don't waste any of that can of condensed milk.<p>There's a warm spot in our hearts for a can of <b>sweetened condensed milk</b>. Sure, it's the opposite of fresh, and the whole shelf-stable dairy thing is a little iffy when you think about it. But taste it, and there's just nothing …

Condensed Milk

Southern Classic: Tomato Pudding

An old-fashioned favorite<p>It is an incredibly simple dish, even for the down-to-earth likes of Robert Stehling.<p>At the <b>Hominy Grill</b> in Charleston, South Carolina, the chef has long served the sort of fare that weighs down many a family table below the Mason-Dixon line: shrimp and grits, lima beans, …

Tomatoes

Paris Review - William S. Burroughs, The Art of Fiction No. 36

Interviewed by Conrad Knickerbocker<p>Issue 35, Fall 1965<p>Firecrackers and whistles sounded the advent of the New Year of 1965 in St. Louis. Stripteasers ran from the bars in Gaslight Square to dance in the street when midnight came. Burroughs, who had watched television alone that night, was asleep in …

Literature

Can Reading Make You Happier?

Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional challenges of existence. I have to admit that at first I didn’t really like the idea of …

Curative License

By Maria Brito’s estimation, 80 percent of art-fashion collaborations are complete disasters. “Either they’re unaffordable or they’re stickers on T-shirts,” spouts the Venezuelan art adviser and interior designer, whose latest project—a line of accessories created with an ever changing selection of …

Art

I Dip, You Dip, We Dip: Our Best Dips and Spreads

Never let your chips get lonely again.<p><b>We'll always love a good dip</b>. Here are our favorites, from spinach-and-artichoke (classic) to an herby feta number. Chips, ahoy!

Cooking

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Exercise 1 Cobra Pushup<p>Begin in a plank with your hands under your shoulders and your feet hip-distance apart. From there, take small little steps and walk your feet toward your hands, bending and raising your hips upward. When you have equal pressure on your hands and feet, stop <b>(A)</b>, then bend your …

The Plot Against Trains

The horrific Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia this week set off some predictable uncertainty about what exactly had happened—a reckless motorman? An inadequate track? A missing mechanical device? Some combination of them all?—and an even more vibrant set of arguments about the failure of …

Trains

Exclusive! Made-to-Measure Ballet Flats for a Very Chic, Very Comfortable Summer

<i>WWAHD</i>? (That’s "What Would Audrey Hepburn Do," for the uninitiated.) When it comes to the ballet flat—a Hepburn favorite and a sartorial staple so unerringly chic and completely classic as to be cast in bronze and left behind a museum barrier—the idea of making improvements seems beyond the pale. …

On the Red Couch with ABC News’ Dan Harris

<i>News and meditation don’t usually go hand-in-hand, but that’s not the case for Dan Harris. The ABC News correspondent has reported on war, natural disasters, religion and currently serves as anchor of Good Morning America Weekend and Nightline. But it was a panic attack on live air in 2004 that set</i> …

SPONSORED: 3 Refreshing Cocktails To Enjoy Poolside

The only thing better than dipping your toes in cool water on a hot summer day, is doing so with a chilled drink in hand. The warmer months are upon us, which means lots of fun in the sun with friends, and poolside drinking is the crowning achievement of relaxation. You get to unwind, take a …

Swimwear

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze

Makes 18 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>DOUGH<p>1 cup whole milk<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>3 1/2 cups (or more) unbleached all purpose flour, divided<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 large egg<p>2 1/4 teaspoons rapid-rise yeast (from 2 envelopes yeast)<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>FILLING<p>3/4 cup (packed) golden …

Dessert

The 18 New Art Shows to See This Week - PAPER

With the imminent arrival of FRIEZE New York 2015, there will soon be so much to see and do that you'd better get out and see what's opening this week. And look for our mega-guide to FRIEZE, the satellite fairs, the contemporary art auctions and the gallery openings coming next week.<p><i>Photo by Chris</i> …

Art

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

Psychology

The Beauty and the Limitations of Being Normal

Midway through “The Argonauts,” her new memoir, the poet and critic Maggie Nelson describes undertaking a book tour while pregnant. She’s travelling alone, on weekends, to promote “The Art of Cruelty” (her previous book), and she’s noticing the world’s response to her body.<p>Some of what she …

Books

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Lily of the Valley Perfumes of All Time

A Rare, Personal Look at Oliver Sacks’s Early Career

The world was saddened to learn of neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks’s terminal illness through a recent op-ed. With Sacks’s new autobiography out this month, Lawrence Weschler shares early stories and diary entries about Sacks, his close friend, before Sacks achieved worldwide …

Mind

Like Butter, Baby: Why Churning Your Own Is Worth the Effort

Learning how to make butter is easy—and it's also one of the most satisfying DIY kitchen tasks there is.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow may work on the internet, but when it comes to cooking, she prefers to keep it old-school. From making her own butter (seriously) to grinding her coffee beans</i> …

New York State

Who Is the 21st Century Man?

For much of our country's history, the picture of the traditional "American man" has been dominated by the machismo stereotypes of the Provider, Emotional Rock, Powerbroker, Cowboy, Jock, Good Ole Boy, Macho Man, Mad Man.<p>But these days, there's a whole new mix of images fighting for space: the …

Mad Men

The Arts and Crafts Movement

Crafting

Follicle-Rich Auteur Ankles High-Profile Project

Director David Lynch plays peek-a-boo with Twin Peaks revival<p>Perhaps no one was less surprised than I when word wafted up via wood smoke to my Crystal Cathedral of Knowledge (conveniently located near the Paramus Mall) that writer-director-mystic legend David Lynch, he of the foam-capped hair, was</b> …

TV

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

Coffee

Will You Build Your Own Dream Or Help Build Someone Else's?

You know you were meant for great things. I know it, too. Even so, it's so easy to let our goals get sidetracked by fear and resistance. Before I built my business, I set up walls, shielding myself from thinking about it too much. I was just so terrified of breaking away from the established way of …

Breaking Away

11 Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Juices for Every Ailment

Perhaps due to the change in season, the end of fashion month, or the stoic persistence of cold and flu season, there seem to be more juice bottles and smoothies in hand at the Vogue.com office than ever before. A quick survey of those touting the liquid elixirs proved that a tailor-made recipe …

Alternative Medicine