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Sunday Sweets: Your Holiday Happy Place

By now many of you are no doubt in that stress-filled haze of pre-Christmas panic - the one that results from too much shopping and too little …

Say Good Morning with these Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

December 23, 2013<p>Here’s a sweet recipe if you’re looking for something to make ahead of time that you can pop in the oven on Christmas Morning. Or …

Last Minute Holiday Gift

A cookbook is always a great gift for the baker in your life. Not only is there something out there for everyone, but there are so many new cookbooks …

Cabin Waffles (DIY Waffle Mix)

Last week we packed up the pugs and some warm clothes and headed to a little cabin in the mountains for a pre-Christmas-Christmas. Gifts were …

Biggest Virus Yet Found, May Be Fourth Domain of Life?

Pandoraviruses opening up new questions about life as we know it.<p><b>Scientists have found the biggest viruses known, and these pandoraviruses have opened up entirely new questions in science—even suggesting a fourth domain of life, a new study says.</b><p>Each about one micron—a thousandth of a millimeter—in …

How we can bring extinct animals back to life

Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.<p>As homo sapiens has emerged as the dominant species on Planet Earth, it has often been at the expense of other …

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Sun's 8.2-billion-year-old twin found

About 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus (The Sea Goat) lies a star that looks awfully familiar.<p>Known as HIP 102152, the star is a virtual twin of our sun, which in and of itself is not so unusual. But HIP 102152 is older than our 4.6-billion-year old sun -- by nearly 4 billion …

World first as woman gets pregnant seven years after ovaries removed

Australian doctors and scientists have achieved a world first, helping a woman to become pregnant seven years after her ovaries were removed during cancer treatment, by grafting frozen tissue on to her abdominal wall.<p>Researchers from Melbourne IVF and the Royal Women's hospital have given hope to …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Off the grid: Walgreens opens self-powered pharmacy of the future

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Repurpose Old Furniture Into Pet Beds

The DIY Network has a fun feature with several ideas on how to take a nightstand or side table and repurpose it into a bed for your pet. Of course, …

Care and Cultivation of Permanent Garden Beds

One of the basic tenets of organic gardening is to put as much effort into improving soil fertility as you put into growing your crops. When you use …

DIY Fabric Clipboards

10 Snowy Projects Plus Snow Science, Video, and Art

Winter’s not over yet, so why not have fun with it? Whether you’re a snow enthusiast (like me) or you can’t wait until the thaw comes, you have to admit that snow is pretty amazing in all its properties. Looking through our archives, I compiled this collection of snow-related projects, the …

decorating with maps

Decorating with Maps {Giveaway} | I’m Lovin’ It<p>Shares 6.0K<p>If you are challenged by an empty wall, maps can often make a graphic statement, usually …

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No-Bake Chocolate Drop Cookies

No-bake chocolate drop cookies. Yum! I woke up thinking about this recipe one morning this past week. I knew I had to make them and share the recipe …

How To Make Soap: Homemade Natural Hand and Body Bar Soap Recipe

Learn how to make soap from veteran soap maker, Debra Maslowski. Her homemade natural soap making process is simple, versatile, and teaches many …

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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Valentine's Day Sweets & Crafts

This year, skip the box of candy from the drugstore and while you’re at it, put those cartoon kid’s valentines back too. Homemade sweets and …

Kim Boyce's Granola Bars

<i>In anticipation of this year's Piglet, we'll be sharing articles, recipes, and tips from past winners over the next three weeks. First up: Kim Boyce's Good to the Grain. Learn more about this year's tournament here, or head to Provisions to add some of the titles to your bookshelf!</i><p><i>Today: A granola</i> …

11 Recipes to Honor Peanut Butter

If you have a peanut allergy, or have traumatic peanut butter associations, stop reading immediately. Even flicking your eyes over this post could cause a severe reaction, because friends, today we're celebrating the spread most near and dear to our hearts: peanut butter.<p>On National Peanut Butter …

Ideas in Food's Korean-Style Chicken Wings

<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: A genius trick for oven-crisped chicken wings that might be even better than fried (plus a magic dipping sauce you're going to use on lots more than wings).</i><p>This …

The Best Ways to Cook Different Cuts of Chicken

<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: Learn which cuts of chicken should be the stars of your next culinary production.</i><p><i>Curious how five ingredients could inspire a chicken recipe? Share your</i> …

Finalists: Your Best One-Pot Meal

<i>The Finalists are in, and we want to know -- which recipe is your pick for Your Best One-Pot Meal?</i><p>We've tested and tasted our way through the recipes for Your Best One-Pot Meal and have emerged with two promising finalists: Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Chickpeas by …