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10 Things We Learned About Food in 2013

A year so delicious it begs to be revisited<p><b>1. First off, tipping should be outlawed.</b><p><b>2. Greenville, SC, was this year's great Southern food destination.</b><p><b>3. And if you can't travel, take a Sicilian culinary tour in your kitchen.</b><p><b>4. Beer geeks are the worst. Even beer geeks think so.</b><p><b>5. Post-Marathon,</b> …

A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

How Squid Are Inspiring Better Camouflage For Soldiers

A squid-like film can be switched on and off chemically to change how infrared light is reflected.<p>If there's one thing squid are good at, it's hiding. The mysterious giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures on Earth, and even the common calamari squid can alter its appearance to blend into …

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

CME and sun-diving comet

A coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the sun’s far side on August 20. At nearly the same time, a small sun-diving comet met its end.<p>As the …

Big Pic: Sunrise Over A Dark Earth, As Seen From The ISS

Plus, some cool clouds that form only high above the Earth over polar regions<p>Here's what the land of the midnight sun actually looked like at 12:15 am local time, August 4. Astronauts in the International Space Station snapped this photo as they crossed over the Aleutian Islands. If the foreground …

Exposure: 2013

December<p>This August, Mionske shot Colombian Orlando Duque diving into Boston Harbor during the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Competitors jumped 90 feet, from the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and hit the chilly water at up to 62 miles per hour. To capture the odd …

Spitzer space telescope: Ten years of amazing views

As Nasa’s telescope celebrates its tenth anniversary of revealing the Universe’s dark side, we show some of the most memorable images it has captured.<p>Before the Spitzer space telescope launched on 25 August 2003, a lot lay hidden in the dark corners of the Universe. One of Nasa's four Great …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Going Out to Go In

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir<p>Drawing wild-eyed wanderers and scruffy-haired men from around the world, the 211-mile John Muir Trail has a reputation of immeasurable proportions. Making its way …

Watch: The 10 Best Slow-Motion Scenes Ever

<b>When used properly,</b> few special effects are as exhilarating and awe-inspiring as slow-motion. While the problem is often that it's used to excess, slow-motion provides not just a heightened view of the action at hand, but also increases suspense, enhances the impact of a given emotion, and adds …

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Our DIY Raised Garden Beds

Last week, we took a couple hours and finally tackled a project we’ve been meaning to for years– Raised garden beds!! Chris and I both grew up in …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

Have you considered copper penny tiles for your next project?

<i>The fate of the American One Cent piece is yet to be determined. Will we follow Canada's lead, discontinuing the faithful penny? Well, keep saving</i> …

Watch 25 Alfred Hitchcock Trailers, Exciting Films in Their Own Right

"Murder!" exclaims the first word in the trailer above. "Mystery!!" the next continues. "Treachery!!! Romance!!!!" Before these claims can rack up a …

Today in Bro: Dodger Stadium Is Keeping Your Beer Cold with Frozen Beer Foam

Image via Deadspin.com<p>There have been very few advances in beer over the last few millennia—Sumerians were drinking it in 3500 B.C., and things pretty much didn’t change until monks added hops in the 9th century. And now, 1200 years later (after a few misfires like vented cans and blue mountains), …

20 Fascinating Facts About "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs"

This beloved classic movie has many fans, including one very evil person.

60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

What 47 Actors From Your Favorite Childhood Movies Look Like Now

THINGS CHANGE!

5 Awesome Ways Famous Plot Twists Were Kept Secret

Nowadays, if you want to know as little as possible about a movie or show before seeing it, you have to actively go out of your way to avoid …

Suzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: When rethinking the perfect burger, it's what's inside that counts.</i><p>There are perfect burgers made of beef, salt, and pepper. This is not one of those burgers. …

Oregano and feta corn on the cob

Oregano and feta cheese bring sweetcorn to life in this classic Mexican side dish<p>Corn snacks are found on street stalls all across Mexico. When I was growing up, corn was the barometer for whether it was going to be a good year or not. If my parents’ corn harvest was plentiful, we would begin all …

Foodily Blog

50+ Vegan Recipes That Your Whole Family Will Love

1 of 55<p>Mike Garten<p>Tahini-Lemon Quinoa with Asparagus Ribbons<p>Get your vegetable peeler ready! Dress up this tangy quinoa salad with shaved asparagus …

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Dessert for Breakfast: Maple Bacon Ice Cream with Waffles

We’ve stirred up the ultimate breakfast treat just in time for the weekend! Maple syrup ice cream with bits of real bacon all over fluffy waffles, we’d even get up extra early for this one. No ice cream maker? No problem. We hacked this ice cream recipe!<p><b>Ingredients:</b> – 1 1/2 cups whole milk<p>– 1 1/2 …

20 Rare "Freaks And Geeks" Promo Photos

An awesome look back at our favorite McKinley High students.