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15 Wonderful Words for Delightful Experiences

Some situations are just too perfect for words, but these bits of lovely lingo will shorten that list ever so slightly.<p>1. Petrichor<p>The scent of rain …

Language

15 Delightful Dog Breeds’ Original Jobs

<b>By Stacy Conradt</b><p><b>1. Dachshund</b><p>The typical doxie traits of being persistent, long, and low to the ground made the little German dogs perfect for diving …

15 Delightfully Odd Historical Fads

<b>by Therese Oneill</b><p>1. Six-Day Bike Races<p>Before there was stock car racing, there were six-day bicycle races. Teams—often consisting of just two …

The Science of "Breaking the Seal"

If you like beer, and like it in large quantities, this might be a familiar scenario: You sit down at the bar, get a beer and drink it. You drink …

9 Intriguing Excerpts From Old FBI Files

Under J. Edgar Hoover, everybody who was anybody had an FBI file. Here are some interesting things we found while poking around their archives.<p>1. …

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killer Family

In 1870, a group of new families moved to the wind-ravaged plains near what would become Cherryvale, Kansas. They were Spiritualists, a religion that …

Alec Baldwin stalker gets six months in jail

<b>A Canadian woman has been convicted of stalking US actor Alec Baldwin and sentenced to six months in jail.</b><p>Actress Genevieve Sabourin, 41, was found guilty of stalking, attempted aggravated harassment, harassment and attempted contempt of court.<p>The judgement in New York came a day after Sabourin was …

Candied Ginger Is The Best Way To Kick Up Your Desserts (PHOTOS)

Candied -- or crystallized -- ginger can be a secret weapon in the kitchen. The perfect combination of sweet and spicy, candied ginger can either be bought prepared or made at home. But whether you take the long route or the shortcut (we won't hold it against you), candied ginger is an easy way to …

Pear Pie with Red Wine and Rosemary

8 Servings<p>Pastry chef Kierin Baldwin’s pie dough method is special in a couple of ways. First, she uses a combination of butter, which lends rich flavor, and shortening, which makes the flakiest crusts. The best of both worlds. Her technique of repeatedly flattening and stacking the dough coats the …

Baking

Mariah Carey Hated Working at American Idol

You can’t blame it on the champagne. Mariah Carey sipped non-alcoholic sparkling cider during a radio interview on Tuesday, but she didn’t hold back …

13 Fascinating Facts About Bees

Sure, you know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there's so much more to these buzzing insects than that.<p>1. Their sting has some …

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis.

Why Scientists Held Back Details On A Unique Botulinum Toxin

Scientists have discovered the first new form of botulinum toxin in over 40 years, but they're taking the unusual step of keeping key details about it secret.<p>That's because botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known. It causes botulism, and the newly identified form of it can't …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and scientific technique. Eric Flem at Nikon said: "After 39 years we are proud to watch the competition continue to grow, allowing us to honor …

Red Sky at Night: The Science of Sunsets

A meteorologist explains why the sky is sometimes so colorful.<p><b>On a recent autumn night here in Washington, D.C., the sun seemed to personify a Dylan Thomas poem: Do not go gentle into that good night ... Rage, rage against the dying of the light. The scarlet skies inspired many viewers to grab</b> …

10 Famous People Killed By Bad Medicine

In the past, medicine was not so much a science as a cross between amateur alchemy and compensated sadism. And the worst quackery wasn't just …

Medicine

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

Heavy atoms help give black hole jets their power

Jets of a black hole known as 4U1630-47 contains heavy particles, such as iron and nickel. It helps explain why black hole jets pack such a …

Black Holes

The new vegetarian: Mushroom cannelloni with creamy walnut sauce

An unusual walnut and dried porcini sauce for an easy cannelloni dish<p>30g (1¼oz) porcini mushrooms<br>150g (5½oz) shallots, finely chopped<br>approx 4 tbsp olive oil<br>500g (1lb 2oz) chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped<br>100g (3½oz) walnuts, chopped<br>50g (2¾oz) stale sourdough bread soaked in 75ml (3fl oz) milk<br>½ tsp …

24 Thanksgiving Green Bean Recipes That Are Actually Exciting

These green bean recipes just may steal the spotlight on Thanksgiving.<p>There's always room for a green bean casserole recipe at our Thanksgiving feast, but we wouldn't kick these alternate dishes off the table, either.

Cooking

20 mouthwatering food porn pics for International Food Photography Day – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 4:30 pm, November 14, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>Whether you’re busy snapping the latest food trend to hit the city, or of the one meal you made …

Winter wonder foods to keep you healthy

Cook healthily this winter with broccoli, beetroot, pomegranate and blood orange<p>There are some foods we can eat this winter that will genuinely do us good. Two front runners – beetroot and broccoli – we can grow ourselves. Another two – pomegranates and blood oranges – are in supermarkets now, and …

10 Essential Thanksgiving Techniques Every Cook Should Know

The 10 time-tested techniques you’ll need to ace the holiday classics, from fluffy mashed potatoes to, yes, a truly moist bird.<p>1. Baste With a Brush<p>News flash: You don’t need a baster. Use a brush to paint the drippings onto the turkey every 30 minutes or so, which keeps the bird moist and helps it …

Pears poached in lapsang and ginger

Pears are given a lift when poached in scented tea<p><i>Serves four</i><p>These are great with whipped cream mixed with finely grated orange zest and a couple of tablespoons of orange juice.<p>2 lapsang souchong tea bags<br>125g (4½oz) granulated sugar<br>juice of ½ lemon<br>juice of 1 orange<br>2 broad strips of orange rind<br>4 …

Will you see colors in an aurora?

If you live below 50 degrees N. latitude, auroras are likely to be low on your horizon, and you’re less likely to see vivid colors.<p>By Mike Taylor of …