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Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology

A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoid of TV, when the phrase "playing in a sandbox" meant literally that. Not content with books that …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Viber for Windows Phone 8 gets a fresh UI, better integration with Viber Desktop

It's been less than a week since Viber brought a handful of improvements to older versions of BlackBerry OS, and now the time has come for Windows Phone 8 to get a similar treatment. Today, the VoIP service announced version 3.1 of the app, bringing with it a completely redesigned user interface, …

Stromae: European youth's favourite misery muse

The Belgian rapper's gloomy songs draw parallels with Morrissey, chronicling the existential crisis of a lost generation<p>Reading on mobile? Watch the video for Alors On Danse here<p>His mournful lyrics have taken him to the top of the charts in 19 European countries and his latest album has been No 1 …

Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie

<i>Recipe by Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar New York New York</i><p><b>Anyone who has taken a bite of this Milk Bar best seller immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. Once you start eating this rich, salty-sweet pie with its oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop.</b><p><b>CRACK PIE</b><p>Servings: 10 to …

Baking

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

Italian Food

Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds …

Butterscotch Pie with Curry Crust

8 Servings<p>Curry crust? Trust us: This lightly spiced crumb will win Best in Show. If you want to take it even further, add a teaspoon of toasted crushed cumin seeds, too.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>curry crumb crust<p>1 teaspoon fennel seeds<p>8 oz. vanilla wafer cookies<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>2 …

Baking

Using Umbrellas to Help Imitate Natural Lighting for Portrait Photography

Umbrellas are great lighting tools for beginners and pros alike. They’re not too hard to figure out, and they give you great light coverage that you …

Side Dish Recipe for Pizza: Fiery Kale with Garlic and Olive Oil

While talking food with a friend recently, he drew a definitive line in the sand when he said, "I’m pretty sure I’m not having the same love affair …

Side Dishes

New: Jungle - The Heat

<b>Jungle</b> are the sort of semi-anonymous London groove outfit who like keyboards and sportswear. Well, the picture on their one page website - pretty up …

Sportswear

Listen: SBTRKT: "IMO"

This morning, SBTRKT surprised his Twitter followers with a new song. It's called "IMO", and it's accompanied by visuals from Lorenzo Durantini and A Hidden Place (the anonymous designer behind SBTRKT's masks and artwork). "p.s its not a 'single'/ planned campaign/ album promo hype thing," he …

New Singles

Caramelized Peaches + Cream with a Toasted Crumble

Caramelized Peaches + Cream with a Toasted Crumble.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 30, 2013 68<p>You know my stance on peaches.<p>I firmly believe that you really only …

Have You Ever Made Your Own Couscous?

Did you know that you can make your own couscous? We're talking making couscous from scratch, as in starting with semolina. Really! It's a fairly …

Morocco

Banana Nutella Bread & Shrimp Pad Thai

Crispy zucchini chips, vanilla sugar cookies, and shrimp Pad Thai in today's Delicious Links.<p><b>Banana Nutella Bread</b> - Spicie Foodie.• <b><br>Shrimp Pad Thai</b> - …

Breakfast

Where to Eat in Philadelphia Now

Powered by mom-and-pop-friendly rents, a rich talent pool, and a ravenous dining public, the restaurant scene in Philadelphia is in a constant state …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Dessert

Scientists grow tiny brain 'organoids' for study

The blobs mimic the anatomy of developing human brains, allowing researchers to study a 3-D model.<p>August 28, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>Using stem cells, scientists have grown human "brain organoids"… (Madeline A. Lancaster )<p>Scientists have figured out how to grow human stem cells into "cerebral organoids" …

Scientists Learn to Grow 'Mini' Human Brains in a Lab

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A team of scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Austria have developed a method …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

The Best Summer Recipes (PHOTOS)

We know nobody wants to hear this, but there are some facts in life that we just have to face: like the un-deniable truth that summer is sadly coming to an end. Summer was great this year, epic even. There were lots of s'mores. Tons of cocktails at sunset. And even more hot dogs. We made kegs out …

Recipe Of The Day: Chocolate Caramels

If the thought of making candy leaves you feeling nervous, just know that you're not alone. There's something about the making of candy that feels like it calls for a little bit of magic. But really, all you need is patience and a candy thermometer. With those two tools, and loads of sugar, you can …

San Francisco On The Cheap: Do This, Skip That In Hipsterland

Despite its low-key vibe, San Francisco is notoriously not cheap. It's been called the most unaffordable city for homeowners, and last year, it was named America's fourth most expensive big city to visit [fun fact: Hawaii placed first].<p>But San Fran <i>can</i> be cheap! Behold these low-cost (and way …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Digital Photography

How To Grill Perfect Steak

<b>Remove the steak from the fridge 1 hour before cooking:</b> Set the steak on a plate and let it come to room temperature for about an hour before …

BBQ

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

New Music: Phoenix Feat. R. Kelly “Trying to Be Cool (Remix)”

Rock and R&B clash as R. Kelly remixes Phoenix’s “Trying to Be Cool” single. The Pied Piper adds his soulful touch to the French indie rock band’s …

Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

Japan