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The name of this beef and bean stew makes it all the more appealing to kids. Who wouldn't want to sit down to a big bowl of "cowboy" stew? It's an …

Slow Cookers

Make This One-Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta ASAP

If you're craving cheesy, carby goodness, you've come to the right place. This easy rotini with chicken cooks up in one pot <i>and</i> it's served with …

Best Chicken Wings in the U.S.

From a cult Korean wings spot featuring exquisitely crispy fried chicken to elegant confit deboned wings from genius chef José Andrés, F&W names …

13 Reasons Why You Should Make Meatballs More Often

Meatballs are awesome. You can easily whip them up without a recipe, using beef, chicken, lamb, or even no meat. They freeze like a dream, ready to feed you (and friends, and family, and unexpected guests) at the drop of a hat. They are excellent every which way, whether swimming in a brothy soup, …

Recipes

Can the Islamic State Survive Financially?

Significant gains have been made in attacking the Islamic State's cash and diminishing its ability to finance high-frequency attacks in Iraq and …

The return of a Shia-order in the Middle East?

Peoples of the Middle East are trying to find their place in a new system of relative balance and multiple centres.<p>There is much debate among scholars about the "rearrangements of populations" and the shifts in identity and power taking place in many areas of the Middle East.<p>In an interview with …

Middle East

Assad Used Nerve Gas Because He’s Desperate. Expect Worse to Come.

ISTANBUL—Not long after U.S. cruise missiles tore into the Syrian air base that apparently served as the launch point for a chemical-weapons attack, …

Middle East

‘It had a big impact on me’ – story behind Trump’s whirlwind missile response

Within hours images of chemical attack victims galvanised the US administration into military retaliation and sidelined the leader of China<p>The first sign of a change came on Wednesday afternoon, when Donald Trump appeared in the White House rose garden. He was giving a news conference. The previous …

Trump struggling to fill one of the worst jobs in Washington

At least two candidates have turned down the job of White House communications director.<p>Controlling the message coming out of Donald Trump’s White House may seem like an impossible task — and it’s one that many are hesitant to try right now.<p>The White House has gone without a full-time …

Finding a lost city, and also a flesh-eating illness, with Douglas Preston

Abandoned cities, deadly snakes, and flesh-eating diseases<p>In January, author Douglas Preston released his latest book, <i>The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story</i>. In 2015, Preston had been part of an expedition to Honduras that located an unexplored city deep in the rain forests of the country, …

Congress moves to give away national lands, discounting billions in revenue and millions of jobs

Though recreation on public lands creates $646bn in economic stimulus and 6.1m jobs, Republicans are setting in motion a giveaway of Americans’ birthright<p>In the midst of highly publicized steps to dismantle insurance coverage for 32 million people and defund women’s healthcare facilities, …

Health Care

Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard just took a secret 'fact-finding trip' to Syria

Foreign Policy first reported that the Hawaii representative visited Damascus, Syria's capital, during her trip. The visit was kept a secret for security reasons, according to her spokeswoman.<p>"As a Member of the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, and as an individual committed to doing …

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Power of psychedelic drugs to lift mental distress shown in trials

In 1970 US authorities said drugs like LSD had no medical use, but two tests may just have proven that wrong<p>When Aldous Huxley was dying in 1963, he asked his wife to inject him with LSD, and he passed away, she wrote afterwards, without any of the pain and distress that cancer can cause in the …

Psychedelic Drugs

German court cites Turkey's support for terrorism in Kurdish militant case

A German court has taken into account Turkey's persecution of Kurds and support for the so-called 'Islamic State' (IS) and al-Qaeda in a case against …

Have You Thanked a Flat-Earther Today?

When I was a freshman at Stanford, a physics instructor introduced the topic of relativity by exploding our brains with the following problem: Take a …

Report: The US is starting to think that North Korea might actually have tested hydrogen-bomb components

According to CNN, inconclusive sampling of air near the test site by US spy aircraft, along with the unusual depth at which the test is believed to have occurred, have led some US officials to suspect that North Korea actually did test elements of a hydrogen device.<p>"The test was conducted more than …

New York's Farms Have Turned To Former Refugees To Help Keep Up With The Yogurt Boom

The milk goes into everything from Icelandic skyr to kosher Greek yogurt.<p><b>The milk goes into everything from Icelandic skyr to kosher Greek yogurt.</b> <i>(Photo: Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By Clint Rainey</i><p>That cup of thickly textured Siggi's actually has a fascinating backstory: Refugees from Bhutan, …

Why You’ve Already Made Up Your Mind About Donald Trump

Millions of dollars pour into the political arena every week in an attempt to change people’s opinions and move them closer to one side or the other. …

The Internet Has Gone Crazy for This Spaghetti Recipe

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, people exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!" — and never hold back from sharing when you think something looks absolutely foul. It's our jobs to bring …

Cooking

Photo highlights of the day: a lion in winter and Ai Weiwei on Lesbos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including a lion sculpture in London and a renowned Chinese artist on a Greek island

Carly Fiorina unleashes a litany of zingers against Hillary Clinton at Fox News debate

Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, fired off a series of zingers aimed at Clinton and her relationship with her husband, former US President Bill Clinton.<p>Fox moderator Martha MacCallum pointed out that, in a previous debate, Fiorina said that "unlike the other woman candidate in this race, …

Why This Exercise Scientist Wants You to Have 3 Shots Of Espresso Before Your Workout

This may be the one time we recommend performance-enhancing drugs<p>Doping typically isn’t endorsed by guys with Ph.D.s. But Samuele Marcora, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Kent, advocates a safe drug that literally makes exercise easier and more fun.<p>It’s caffeine.<p>The stimulant alters how …

Can't crack 'The Witness'? Part of the fun is in the mystery, not just the answers

Draw a line. It sounds simple, doesn't it?<p>"The Witness," from a sort of zoned-out satellite view, is a game about drawing lines. To be even more precise, it is a game populated with puzzles, the bulk of them solved by drawing a line. Again, it all sounds so simple.<p>Yet "The Witness" just so happens …

US, China spar over North Korea, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials sparred Wednesday over how to deal with North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test and ease tensions …

Previously unpublished letters reveal Adolf Eichmann asked Israel for clemency

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's President Reuven Rivlin is to make public on Wednesday previously unreleased documents including a handwritten request for clemency from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.<p>Rivlin's office said in a statement that the request to then president Yitzhak Ben-Zvi would be …

Eichmann claimed he was 'a mere instrument' in Holocaust, appeal reveals

‘I was not a responsible leader and do not feel myself guilty,’ writes Nazi war criminal in personal petition now publicly released<p>Israel has made public a decades-old handwritten plea for clemency from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for his role in the Holocaust, dated two days before he was …

Why your beard may actually be good for you, according to science

A 2014 study, recently resurfaced by the BBC, may provide some additional ammo for beard advocates. In the study, both bearded and shaven healthcare workers — 400 in total —were tested for a specific bacteria on their faces: MRSA, which has become resistant to many antibiotics.<p>The study found that …

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