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Savory Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart

8 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 store-bought pie crust<p>All-purpose flour (for surface)<p>2 bunches asparagus (about 1 1/4 pounds total), trimmed, peeled if thick<p>5 spring onions or 12 scallions<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Video reveals how sailfish snatch prey

What are you serving for Easter brunch? Here are 17 spring-y appetizers that deserve a spot at your table: http://thekitc.hn/1m2AJC7

Davis: Speedskating struggles a wake-up call

Changes to the U.S. speedskating set-up are likely after a disastrous fortnight of numerous complaints and no medals, double Olympic champion Shani Davis said Thursday.<p>At the center of the Americans' complaints have been their Under Armour Mach 39 outfits that were spectacularly dumped halfway …

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Shoot stunning vacation photographs

We all love vacation. It's a time to relax and enjoy the things we love most. For many, that means lying around doing nothing, or perhaps reading a …

Google Street View Glitches Become Beautiful Art

Google Street View isn't just for getting directions and looking at your childhood home anymore. Italian artist Emilio Vavarella has turned Google Street View into something beautiful.<p>As Wired first discovered, Vavarella's project "Report A Problem" consists of 100 screenshots of Google Street View …

28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

Every once in a while I come across a real gem on someone else’s blog that I fall in love with. Yesterday I somehow wandered onto a blog post called</i> …

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Building Brick Light Switch Plate Fits LEGO, Mega Bloks and More: Turn on, Turncoat - Technabob

Who would’ve thought that a light switch plate would reunite LEGO with its sworn enemies? Thinkgeek claims that the surface of its Building Brick …

Children's Books 2013: 17 Delightful Books To Read With Your Kids This Holiday Season

Huff Post blogger Devon Corneal loves picking out holiday books for the kids in her life. (Ok, so maybe she buys a bunch for herself too, but she asks us not to hold it against her.) For the holidays this year, she’s mixing it up -- pulling together some of her quirky favorites with more …

5 Ways to Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Like I’ve mentioned before, we love to make hiking fun. We try to get outdoors at least once a month to explore some new part of our pretty …

Tinkering With littleBits for Little Inventors

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic …

The 13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013

<i>“It is an error … to think of children as a special kind of creature, almost a different race, rather than as normal, if immature, members of a particular family, and of the human family at large,”</i> J. R. R. Tolkien wrote in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing …

Shooter's Sandwich - Pressed Steak & Mushroom Sandwich - Great for Tailgating, Hunting & Picnics

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

Mashed Potatoes With Garlic Confit

Mashed potatoes is a beloved side dish, but if you're like me, you might shy away from ordering it in restaurants because you know it's probably loaded with butter and cream.<p>So I have no choice but to make my own! And what a joy it is to do so when the recipe yields a light, fluffy and -- thanks to …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Quick and Comforting Winter Meals

Warm up your weeknights with quick and comforting winter meals, like golden spiced chicken and skillet-fried sausages with seared apples<p>Warm up your weeknights with quick and comforting winter meals, like golden spiced chicken and skillet-fried sausages with seared apples.

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Baby born 92 days after mother is declared brain dead

Hungarian doctors kept a baby alive in its mother's womb 92 days after she had been declared brain dead<p>Doctors at a <b>Hungarian</b> hospital have delivered a premature but healthy baby 92 days after the child’s mother was declared brain dead.<p>The 32-year-old mother had suffered a catastrophic stroke during …

How Mars evolved over 5bn years - Nasa video animation

Spacecraft takes off from Cape Canaveral after decade of preparation briefly interrupted by the US govenment shutdown<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Maven, which will take 10 months to reach Mars, will study planet's upper atmosphere for reasons why it thinned and cooled<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Prototype rovers …

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11 Unusual Drinks That Will Up Your Cocktail Game

Because there's more out there than just rum and coke.<p>Be warned: you might have to repeat your order to a (kind of annoyed) bartender a few times, but it's totally worth it.

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Make a Brined Turkey on the Grill! PLUS, 7 Tips for the Best Thanksgiving Ever

In the mid 1990s, I embarked on the first of what would become several world tours of Planet Barbecue to research my first book on live-fire cooking, <i>The Barbecue! Bible</i>. After almost two decades of researching and writing about barbecue, I have come to the conclusion that <b>the best way to cook</b> …

A Rare New Bacterium Thrives In Spacecraft Cleanrooms

A recently discovered bacterium thrives in the cleanest places on Earth—where spacecraft are assembled.<p><i>Tersicoccus phoenicis</i> is no ordinary microbe. This rare bacterium can withstand chemical cleaning, ultraviolet rays, and a dearth of nutrients to live in some of the most sterile places around: …

Wireless device grabs ‘lost’ energy from Wi-Fi

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency …