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The decades-long quest to end drought (and feed millions) by taking the salt out of seawater

In October 2017, Charlie Paton was driving across the parched plains of northwestern Somaliland when he passed a seemingly endless queue of rumbling …

Abu Dhabi

A Cheeseburger Goes to New Zealand, Becomes a Mini Pie

The moment we arrived in New Zealand, the long line at the car rental station made it clear to me that most visitors prefer to view the country by driving through it. Sure, you could easily take a short flight to go from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island, but you would …

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

Chef-Approved Vegan Sauces That Add Tons of Flavor to Your Meals

If the new year has you motivated to eat more plant-based foods, we're with you. We drowned ourselves in hot chocolate (and of course we said yes to …

Dijon Mustard

Classic Mexican Recipes

These delicious Mexican recipes include crispy flautas, easy carnitas and a fantastic selection of tacos.

Cooking

Chocolate Pecan Fudge Balls

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place pecans in a large skillet and toast over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and darkened in color, about 5 …

Dessert

Why GMO Crops (Probably) Can't Compete for This $22 Billion Ingredient Opportunity

Over 20 years of work genetically engineering crops to produce novel animal-feed ingredients could be upended by a new technology.<p>You may not realize …

Agriculture

10 Easy Chicken Casseroles for Busy Weeknights

As summer draws to a close, you'll want to pull out your casserole dishes that have been stashed away in the back of a cupboard all season. There's …

Cooking

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Princeton University

Learn How to Start Trading With These Step-By-Step Instructions

How to Start Trading Stocks<p>Updated March 11, 2018<p>Whether you want to start trading stocks actively, or just want to invest for the long-term, there …

Investing

Alton Brown Says We've Been Making Grilled Cheese Sandwiches All Wrong

Switching over to this method pronto.<p><i>Grilled cheese sandwich.</i><p>Those three words immediately conjure up some serious nostalgia and an intense desire for a heavenly, cheesy taste of our childhoods. But Alton Brown is here to tell us all that we've probably never tasted a <i>real</i> grilled cheese sandwich.<p>In …

Claire Ptak’s pancake recipes for Dutch babies and American popovers

Batter is a wonderful thing. Baked, griddled or fried, it can be transformed into dramatically different forms. From crepes and pancakes to Yorkshire puddings and American popovers, the ingredients change very little, but the methods of cooking, and the order in which you incorporate the …

Baking

Donald Trump Dismantles Hillary Clinton's Big Money Machine

In the end, Donald Trump defeated big money.<p>The Republican’s presidential campaign raised less than half of what Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton …

Government

Ask an Investor: How do I create a valuation for my startup?

<i>Welcome to a new BetaKit weekly series designed to help startups and entrepreneurs. Each week, investors Roger Chabra and Katherine Hague tackle the</i> …

Venture Capital

Obamacare Patients 20% More Costly Than Expected

The nation’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans–which have fared worse financially than most other large health insurance companies on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act–say the costs to care for their individual policyholders have been about 20% higher than patients in “employer-based” …

Health Care

How to Make the Grain Bowl of Your Lunchtime Dreams

Still searching for the tricks needed to get your grain bowl to taste as great as the one at your favorite little luncheonette? Search no more.<p>These days, it seems like <b>Instagram-ready grain bowls</b> are popping up everywhere at spots like Egg Shop in NYC and Baker Miller in Chicago. Still searching …

Healthy Eating

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one single day of the year …

Dessert

College Kids Are Now High Frequency Trading From Dorm Rooms

University student Spencer Singleton is among a growing band of amateurs turning to computer-driven automated stock trading—until now the preserve of …

Stock Markets

Fun With Census Data: U.S. Population Movement

In the video above, YouTube channel EarthDirect uses U.S. census data to show movement of the U.S. population from 1790 (the first census) through …

How to Age Wood for a Rustic Look

<b>What You'll Need</b><p>wood<p>vinegar<p>steel wool<p>rubber gloves<p>mason jar<p>sandpaper<p>black tea<p>cooking pot<p>paint brushes<p>clean cloths<p>paste wax<p>baking soda<p>bucket<p>wooden …

Steal This Look: The Perfect Screened Porch

A screened porch sets the stage for the perfect relaxed evening: lazy, breezy, and ideally accompanied by a glass of wine and a group of fellow …

CropX Rakes In $9 Million To Help Farmers Grow More With Less Water

As water levels in California drop to an all-time low, agriculture analytics startup CropX has developed a solution to help farmers optimize irrigation while keeping water usage to a minimum.<p>CropX uses a combination of three wireless sensors and a mobile app, which founder Isaac Bentwich calls the …

Farming

New Digital Fabrication Tech Can "Print" Welded Steel in Mid-Air

This 6-axis robot arm will print-weld its own way across a canal, leaving a bridge behind<p>The crew at R&D organization MX3D had a brilliant idea: What …

3D Printing

There’s a New Free Browser-Based Film Emulator

Back in 2013, photographer Pat David released a large set of film emulations as open source color lookup tables. Software developer Jonas Wagner just …

Architizer

DIY TV Stand – A Blend Of Industrial Rustic And Modern

I am back to my old friend, dark wood stained and galvanized pipes. It is such a cost effective and easy way to build furniture. Today I am creating …

Woodworking

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 …