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An introduction to fruit-and-dough desserts

<b>It's the best time of year to try your hand at grunts, slumps, and pandowdies.</b><p>I’m in dessert heaven these days. It’s late summer, when my favorite …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Amish Milk Bread Recipe

The Amish people make some of the best breads in the United States. This Amish milk bread tastes delicious and has a fantastically moist texture. You …

Breakfast

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it.<p>Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lights run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.<p>Here’s how it …

Protons

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

Crafty woman uses 10,000 Starburst wrappers to make stunning dress

Starburst wrapper bracelets were the DIY trend back before rainbow loom bracelets took over, and we're not too proud to admit that we both wore them …

This photojournalist has recreated incredible old photos of Yellowstone National Park

Brad Boner hiked into the Yellowstone backcountry, stepping over dead lodgepole pines stacked like giant matchsticks. Boner’s destination was the Mirror Plateau, a ridge of land that juts out of the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. He was looking for Mirror Lake.<p>In a park that sees …

Satisfy Chocolate Cravings With These 27 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

You are well aware that a chocolate frosted doughnut is probably not the healthiest way to start your day, but you still want chocolate! So try one of these healthy chocolate breakfast recipes to satisfy your cravings. They're low in calories and full of fiber, protein, and yummy, fudgy flavor!

Dessert

These Delicious Sesame Shrimp Puffs Are Perfect for Oscar Night

Oscar season is upon us! What better way to celebrate than by throwing an award-worthy Oscar party, and we have just the perfect appetizer for the big event. It’s ready in record time and so delicious you might need to double up this recipe — they’re sure to go fast. The Oscar for the tastiest app …

Recipes

How the Internet works: Submarine fiber, brains in jars, and coaxial cables

A deep dive into Internet infrastructure, plus a rare visit to a subsea cable landing site.<p>Ah, there you are. That didn't take too long, surely? Just …

Iceland travel Euro 2016 as the smallest nation ever to reach a major tournament – not bad going for a lump of volcanic rock halfway to the Arctic with a population the size of Lewisham. This is the tale of their stunning journey<p>In 2009 a group of young Icelandic football coaches travelled to …

Soccer

Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the drummer and leader of <i>The Tonight Show's</i> house band The Roots, says he's obsessed with the creative process. His new book, s<i>omethingtofoodabout,</i> is a collection of his interviews with chefs about how art and creativity apply to their preparation and presentation of …

Is This A Snowy Wonderland Or The World Inside A Petri Dish?

Do you remember cutting paper snowflakes in school? Artist Rogan Brown has elevated that simple seasonal art form and taken it to science class.<p>These large-scale paper sculptures may evoke snow, but actually trade on the forms of bacteria and other organisms. The patterns may feel familiar, but …

E.coli

Lexus Teases A Real, Liquid Nitrogen-Cooled Hoverboard

Everyone’s now racing to make a hoverboard because we decided some time in the last couple of years that proving <i>Back To The Future II</i> prescient was the best way to highlight technological achievement. Lexus is the latest to throw its hat into the ring, posting a teaser for its own hoverboard …

Dreaming

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

My father usually starts off his curries by roasting a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, anise, cumin and bay leaves. Then he incorporates the onions, garlic and ginger — and then tomatoes and chilies and a touch of cream.<p>The North Indian cuisine I grew up eating is about melding together …

18 Ways to Use Matzo for More Than Soup

Whether you’re using matzo out of necessity or not, it’s a delicious ingredient to use in all types of meals from breakfast to lunch to dessert. And with this many tasty recipes to choose from — 18 to be exact — you won’t want to reserve the bread’s consumption to just Passover alone. Matzo …

Passover

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

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 …

Anthropology

The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker

In Mississippi, there is only one clinic where a woman can go if she needs an abortion. The state is trying to close it down. At that clinic, there is a doctor who tends to the needs of these women, and he has to fly in from out of state to do it. There is no shutting him down.<p><b>Perfectly bald, with</b> …

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