Rebecca Shirrell

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12 Breakfast Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Mornings Easier

Mornings are hard, but breakfast makes them better. The only problem with this most important meal of the day is that we have to make it. Carving out time for breakfast is tough, with the rush of the a.m. and the allure of the snooze button. That's where the slow cooker comes in to save your …

Ooey Gooey Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye brownies make any chocolate and peanut butter lover ecstatic. We know you're gonna love 'em.<p>I hear there’s a certain treat out there called ‘Buckeyes’ and it’s taking the interwebs by storm.<p>Unless you live in Ohio, where these treats originate, you probably have no idea what I’m talking …

1,000 Year Old Remedy May Cure MRSA, Still Faces Market Hurdles

A plant-based ointment recipe pulled from a 1,000-year-old manuscript is spiking excitement about what historical knowledge and traditional remedies can do to defuse the antibiotic crisis. At the same time, it’s highlighting how difficult it can be to move any compound—natural or synthetic, ancient …

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How do you catch the sun to make electricity at night? This German inventor has an answer.

Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric.<p>He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too.<p>Not yet, but you never know. The engineer from a small town in southwestern Germany …

Charoset Strudel for Passover, Oh My!

At first mention of the news that Ben & Jerry's was now selling a Charoset-flavored Ice Cream in Israel, the idea sounded a little like a marketing ploy to me. But after giving it some thought, I realized that, while being pretty out of the box, Charoset-flavored "anything" is not so far-fetched. …

The burial of Richard III: viewer's guide

How to watch the reinterment of King Richard III<p>Last week - two-and-a-half years after one of the most sensational archaeological finds of the past century - <b>the remains of King Richard III</b> were placed into a lead-lined coffin in a forensics lab at Leicester University.<p>The last Plantagenet king of …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That'll Feed You For Days

We all know that some very decadent recipes can be made in the slow cooker. Between the hot chocolate and nachos, it's easy to forget about dinner altogether and go for the comfort foods that slow cookers do best. But guys, the slow cooker is good at putting together a wholesome meal too -- it does …

4 Ways To Get Around Hershey's Ban And Buy Cadbury Chocolate

<b>UPDATE Mar. 1:</b> It appears that the good people at the British Chocolate Club have shut down their operations after consulting lawyers. Instead, we recommend Jolly Goods as a satisfactory replacement to get your goodies delivered to you.<p><b>PREVIOUS:</b> Cadbury's chocolate candy is the best, but now that …

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …

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One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere

Weekdays are busy. They're also really long. And even though we all have to eat, making dinner at the end of a workday is the last thing we want to do. Right? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we have good news: We have found a simple dinner option. Let us introduce you to our new favorite …

Man's death leads to discovery of new virus in Kansas, CDC reports

<b>(CNN) —</b> The CDC has discovered a new virus that may have contributed to a Kansas man's death, the agency announced Friday.<p>Named the Bourbon virus after the county where the patient lived, the virus is likely spread by tick or insect bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.<p>A …

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5 Pioneering Ways to Reuse All Those Empty Bottles You Have

The next time you think about throwing out that empty tequila bottle, stop. That bottle may be your ticket to a snazzier house.<p>Some people may not see the correlation between alcohol consumption and home decor, but empty liquor bottles can kill two birds with one stone for anyone who wants to get …

Mars or Pitcairn: which would be worse to live on?

One has nothing to do and is almost impossible to get to. The other is Mars. Where would you rather move to?<p>It’s baffling. In the same week we learn that only one person has <b>applied to move to Pitcairn</b>, the tiny Pacific island trying to boost its dwindling population, it transpires that an …

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This Vegan Take On The Snickers Bar Might Make The World A Better Place

The Snickers Bar, despite its simple-seeming, delightful blend of chocolate, nougat, caramel and peanuts, is not a vegan food.<p>Why's that? The candy bar, which debuted in 1930, isn't as simple as chocolate and peanuts. This VIP of the vending machine also contains milk and eggs -- two ingredients …

The Smell of Success: Meet the Poop-Powered Bus

On top of the traditional diesel models, hybrid, electric and even hydrogen powered buses are now a common sight on the world's roads. But in the south-west of England, one scheme has taken things a step further, and started to fuel buses with food – and human – waste.<p>Manufactured by Scania, the …

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An Armenian Girl Sang The Opera From ‘The 5th Element’ On Russian The Voice And It Was Super Green

The roughly 16 trillion singing competitions now showing on network television sort of blend into one another for me these days, but this clip that’s going around from the Russian version of <i>The Voice</i> makes it seem worth watching. It features an Armenian soprano named Vika Ogannesyan (Viktoria …

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Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

Imagine looking out your window one morning and seeing a bird at your feeding table that looks as if a male and female of the species had been cut in half lengthwise and two opposite-sex sides had been carefully sewn together to create one individual. Perhaps you’d suspect a prank; maybe a local …

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Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

What to Cook in Your Pressure Cooker

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: This year we're resolving to put all of our cookware to good use. We're starting</i> …

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15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

10 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Chicken thighs were made for low-stress weeknight meals.</i><p>When we think of easy weeknight chicken dinners, we tend to think of boneless -- often skinless -- chicken breasts. But what's easy …

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Wrap Your Head Around This One: Potentially Immortal Bacteria That Eat Electricity and Could Become Living Batteries

One of the stranger (and little known) facts of nature is that our living cells are electric, or can carry electricity. Every thought, feeling and …

GoPro: Lions - The New Endangered Species?

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

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The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Watch Alton Brown's Complicated Grilled Cheese Method

Alton Brown will not abide by your Wonder bread and Kraft slices: In the latest installment of his Cook Smart video series, Brown eschews the usual "<i>griddled</i> sandwich containing some melted cheese" to present an actual grilled cheese sandwich <b>made on a charcoal grill</b>.<p>The recipe requires fresh-grated …

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

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