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The Craving Cure-All: Salted Chocolate Tart with Potato-Chip Crust

We know about the cookie made with potato chips, but this got us thinking: Is there a <i>pie</i> made with potato chips? A collision of worlds this delicious …

Dessert

16 Burgers for St. Patrick's Day

No one loves a pseudo-holiday more than burger-bar operators. Come Monday, the corned beef will pile on and the Guinness will flow. Special St. Patrick's Day burgers will be menued at many spots. The Buck Burgers & Brew in St. Joseph, Mich., is readying not just Irish Pub Burgers but also Fish N …

A new way to eat chocolate: How sound changes what you taste

When it comes to food, sound may be the final frontier<p>Let's do a science experiment. Grab a piece of chocolate and go here. Play the low frequency sounds. Are you suddenly tasting some of the chocolate's bitter notes? Would you rather taste something sweet? Turn off the low and hit play for the …

Understanding Umami

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …

Green Tea

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Make Your Mornings Explosive With a Defusable Alarm Clock

Inspired by the iconic look of time bombs in old movies, software engineer Michael Krumpus set out to build an alarm clock that would make his mornings more action-packed. When the alarm goes off in defuse mode, the clock starts a 10-second countdown; the correct wire, which is randomly assigned …

The New Way to Order Coffee

Just like the Aussies<p>The next time you walk into your local<p>nerd hangoutcoffee shop, order yourself a flat white. What you'll get is a caramel-colored drink with a pretty white design on top. (We're partial to hearts.) "OK, that just looks like a fancy cappuccino," you'll say to yourself. Now take a …

Coffee

Can I download video clips from YouTube?

Rick Maybury explains how you can - though it's a legal grey area.<p><i>I am preparing a talk for a small club that I belong to, and it would be greatly enhanced if I could get suitable video clips to add to my still picture slideshow. Is there a way that I can download video clips from YouTube for such</i> …

Internet

The best sightseeing passes

<b>FAQ</b><br>Which European city passes are good value and worth having – and which should be avoided?<p><b>Sophie Butler, consumer travel expert, replies</b> <br>On a short trip to a European city, a sightseeing pass could save you money and make life easier and more convenient, but don’t rush to buy one before checking …

European Travel

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Clown fish, Halik Reef, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. Image by Randi Ang / …

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 cups flour and …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

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 …

Hiking

The Ice Cavern

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Literature

Articles about woods 8 forest homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Wood in general is a beautiful, evocative natural material, and when it's saved from a landfill and reused, it has even more...<p>With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>We've selected 25 great photos of modern homes with exposed …

Architecture

Bridges galore

As we approach 30,000 groups related to them, bridges are a big deal in our community. The new ones, old ones, the ones that seem to go on endlessly …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

Architecture

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

Sailing

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

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 …

Recipes

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Romeo and Juliet

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

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Lauded by audiences and critics alike, director J.J. Abrams’ phenomenal global sensation <i>Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)</i> makes its hotly-anticipated …

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …