Keely Montero

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How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Potential Trayvon Martin case jurors get look at defendant George Zimmerman

Potential jurors in the George Zimmerman trial were questioned Monday about what they knew about the death of Trayvon Martin and whether they could keep an open mind about the case.<p>The first four jurors to be grilled had at least a passing knowledge of the deadly confrontation in Sanford, Fla., on …

DIY Life Hacks That Make Your Life Easier

Any type of trick, shortcut or method used to increase efficiency and productivity in everyday life in a clever way is referred to as a life hack. …

Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

This is the ultimate summer salad, and it's perfect for entertaining. Not only is it festive and colorful, but you can make it ahead of time—in fact, you should, because it gets better and better the longer it sits.<p>Get The Recipe!<p><b>Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette</b> …

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

13 Underdog Songs That Could Be Your New Summer Jam

Not every perfect summer song will be on the radio constantly, but that's no reason to miss out.

Miley Cyrus

A Visual History of Superman's Signature 'S'

Like purebreds, mutts can inherit medical trouble - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Purebred and mixed-breed dogs are equally likely to have 13 out …

We are armed only with peer review

In 2007, a group of Climate Camp activists stood under a banner that read "We are armed only with peer-reviewed science". It was a powerful message* …

How To Make Your Own Almond Milk

Did you even know you could make creamy, dreamy almond milk at home? Never go back to the box again.<p>You'll need:<p><b>1 cup raw almonds</b> (not roasted)<p><b>5 1/2 cups filtered water</b> — 2 cups for soaking the nuts, 3 1/2 cups for blending<p><b>3 to 4 pitted dates</b> OR 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, to taste)<p>…

Breakfast

Growing Up Sexually

<i>"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." -- E.E. Cummings</i><p>I have been making love with the same man for some 30 years, and although I can honestly say it has gotten amazingly and increasingly better over the decades, it is important to add that this improvement was in direct …

'Vicious cycle' in brain keeps obesity going - Futurity

BROWN (US) — In rat brain cells, obesity blocks the production of a hormone that …

FYI: Can A Bionic Eye See As Well As A Human Eye?

It's the difference between a grainy black-and-white film and HD.<p>Previously blind patients who receive the recently FDA-approved Argus II bionic eye system will regain some degree of functional sight. The retinal implant technology, developed and distributed by Second Sight, can improve quality of …

Separating the recent from the ancient past

It is not uncommon to come across claims of fossils being found in layers where we would not expect them to be, with combinations of animals from …

How Science Got The 'Crack Baby' Epidemic So Wrong

A New York Times mini-documentary examines the flawed science behind the 1980s 'crack baby' scare.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> has a fascinating documentary on the crack cocaine epidemic that gripped the United States in the 1980s. The short of it: The "crack baby" scare that threatened to spawn a generation …

Freaky Carnivorous Flower Has Super-Efficient Genome

Plant genetics are so weird.<p>The humped bladderwort is a flower that's as strange as its name. It grows in mats in shallow water, it doesn't have true roots, and it bears small, inflated, hair-triggered bladders that it keeps underwater. Any time a tiny swimming animal brushes past one of these …

'The World at Night' can be brightly beautiful – but there's a dark side, too

Are the images featured in The World at Night's annual "Earth and Sky" photography contest meant to celebrate the wonders of the night sky, or draw attention to the worries about the night sky? They're meant to do both, says astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi.<p>For example, consider "Stars Over …

Sun halo over U.S. East Coast yesterday

A ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a halo by scientists. They’re a sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting above our …

Astronomy

This date in science: Baily’s Beads discovered

On May 15, 1836, Francis Baily, an English astronomer, saw strange patterns of light shining through the moon during an eclipse of the sun.<p><b>May 15,</b> …

Astronomy

Four colossal Sun flares in 48 hours

<b>The Sun has unleashed four colossal bursts of radiation in 48 hours.</b><p>On Tuesday, it released the biggest solar flare of 2013 so far, an intense burst associated with a huge eruption of particles.<p>When these eruptions reach Earth, they can interfere with satellites and communications systems on the …

Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Awesome Extended Trailer

Hello spring! Best flower photos from around the world

Henri Matisse said, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Thank you EarthSky friends for seeing them and sharing your images …

Henri Matisse

17-year-old cicadas are kicking off 'Swarmageddon' in North Carolina

People are getting all twitchy about the bugs that are coming out in New York and New Jersey after a 17-year buildup, but when it comes to cicadas, Billy Tesh is seeing the real deal in North Carolina.<p>"I was so excited," Tesh told NBC News from Greensboro, where he runs a company called Pest …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reach milestone high as global warming worsens

Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the primary gases involved in global warming, reached a new, cautionary milestone yesterday. The oldest continuous CO2 measuring station in the world, an observatory on the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, reported that levels of the greenhouse gas …

Stephen Hawking's boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science

Stephen Hawking's decision to boycott the Israeli president's conference has gone viral. Over 100,000 Facebook shares of the Guardian report at last …