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20 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for When You're Feeling Lazy — Recipes from The Kitchn

We all have days when we feel so lazy that even calling for takeout seems like a chore. It's on those days that the slow cooker's abilities shine the …

Slow Cookers

Dopamine: An Important Neurotransmitter You Probably Don’t Know About

Do you know what dopamine is? Should you know what dopamine does and why it’s important? Dopamine is a common neurotransmitter. It is even more important for those with ADD, ADHD and impulse control issues.<p>Dopamine is just one of the brain’s slow down switches. It helps modulate the speed of …

Neuroscience

The Perseid Meteor Shower Starts Now

The Perseids are one of the brightest and most prolific meteor showers of the year.<p>The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brightest and most active meteor showers of the year, began Monday, July 17. That means the Earth has moved into a trail of debris left in the wake of the comet Swift-Tuttle. For …

Astronomy

New Research Suggests at Least 75% of The Human Genome Is Junk DNA After All

If it's not, we're doing something very wrong.<p>At least three quarters of the human genome consists of non-functional, 'junk DNA', according to a new …

Genetics

Discarded Syringes from Heroin Crisis Create Health, Environmental Problems

LOWELL, Mass. — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere.<p>In Portland, Maine, …

New Hampshire

The Education Trust

Last school year, our principal invited me to take part in instructional rounds — an observation-based approach to better understand the learning …

Buttery Brioche Hamburger Buns

This buttery brioche buns recipe is delicious, and the buns make fabulous sandwiches. Bake these brioche buns when you have guests or for a special …

Breakfast

The Education Trust

When I was a teacher at a charter elementary school in Washington, D.C., there was usually a catered lunch for Teacher Appreciation Week, during …

8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning

<b>8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Rachelle Dene Poth</b><p>My first year of teaching with project-based learning …

Pedagogy

Got A Wound? Science Says Rub Some Dirt In It

Antibacterial clays can kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli and MRSA, researchers found.<p>The colloquial medical advice "rub some dirt in it" appears to have some merit. Researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have been experimenting with different clays, and it appears in …

A Zombie Worm And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Plus the most beautiful image of Earth, New York City on Venus, and the world's largest (deflated) rubber duck.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i>

"The Human Neocortex is More Complex than a Galaxy" -- Carl Sagan and Roger Penrose

Each cubic millimeter of tissue in the neocortex, reports Michael Chorost in <i>World Wide Mind</i>, contains between 860 million and 1.3 billion synapses. …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Why Reno is the Best City You've Never Been To

<i>Do you like swimming at 8200 feet? Drinking beer outside? Ballparks that encourage picnicking? You should go to the biggest little city in the world.</i><p>Photo courtesy of RenoTahoe, via Flickr<p><b>A quick quiz (answer yes or no):</b><p>Do you think <i>Reno 911</i> is an accurate portrayal of the city of Reno?<br>• Is Reno that …

Spiked Hibiscus Arnold Palmers

It’s super cheesy but I like Arnold Palmers. Not <i>the</i> Arnold Palmer, I really don’t know much about him except that he was an amazing golfer. But, the …

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

Dessert

Amazing spider leg inspires super-sensitive 'hearing' device

Talk about spidey senses! Inspired by slit-like organs in the wandering spider's leg joints, scientists have built a super-sensitive device that can detect sounds and subtle mechanical vibrations.<p>This spider-like sensor, described in the journal Nature, could be used for a range of applications, …

How Habitable Is That Exoplanet? [Flowchart]

If you're looking for a planet that might support life, our handy flowchart can help you choose the least deadly space rock.<p>Here on Earth, water, oxygen, and an atmosphere provided just the right conditions for single-celled organisms to evolve into walking, calculating creatures (like us). Still, …

How Scientists Are Learning to Write

"That's jargon-ish. Even some people in the sciences don't have an intuitive understanding of what that means."<p>The students tried not to look sheepish as their professor projected the article on the whiteboard, waiting for their work to be devoured by their classmates. It was the second class for …

Charred Lemon Gin Sparkler Recipe

The caramel depth and toned-down tartness of seared lemon is a total game-changer in this make-ahead gin cocktail that's great for crowds.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Searing the lemon halves before juicing mellows their acidity and transforms their flavor into something richer.<br>• Chilling the mixer base …

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

Spices

Broiled Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze

5 stars based on 128 votes<p>Inspired by one of the most popular <i>Cooking Light</i> chicken recipes, these chicken thighs are delicious, family-friendly …

Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

5 stars based on 20 votes<p>The dinner recipes that I get the most excited to share are the ones that appeal to my kids as much as they appeal to me. …

Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak

5 stars based on 31 votes<p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It’s similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more …

Perfect Fish Tacos

8 Servings<p>A fish taco dream come true: crispy, light-as-air fried fish, balanced by a creamy slaw and fiery, cooling, and crunchy fixings.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Fish<p>2 pounds skinless red snapper or other mild white fish fillets<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 cup white rice flour<p>2 teaspoons kosher …

Seafood

Shrimp tacos with garlic and paprika (tacos de camarón) recipe

Fill your tacos with this vibrant mix of shrimps and spice for a real Mexican feast<p>Prawns are one of my favourite seafood. Even though my home town of Puebla is inland, fresh fish is delivered daily to the market and seafood restaurants are everywhere. This dish takes me right back to happy times …

KQED

Jackie Gerstein<p>From Jackie Gerstein’s resource-rich site comes this sweet infographic depicting the skills we’d like to instill in our students. The …

Indoor S'mores

It seems like this winter won't end. If the polar vortex swoops down one more time, I'm moving to the tropics.<p>After the winter we've had this year, I am vowing to never take spring for granted again. I will celebrate the arrival of spring with grandeur. I will bask in the sun, spend lots of time …