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Latest NSA Leak Nears Science Fiction Levels

The latest in­tel­li­gence leak from Ed­ward Snowden may be the most sci­ence-fic­tion-like rev­el­a­tion yet: The Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency is …

Easy Broiled Miso-Marinated Black Cod Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab Turbo: Broiled Miso Black Cod</b><p>Ingredients1/4 cup red or white miso paste1/4 cup sake2 tablespoons mirin2 teaspoons soy sauce1 tablespoon vegetable oil1/4 cup sugar4 black cod filets, 5 to 6 ounces each<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Whisk together miso, sake, mirin, soy sauce, oil, and sugar. …

Dutch Roomboter Banketstaaf (Flaky Pastry with Almond Filling)

When I was in 6th grade, my mom bought me presents to give to my teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. They were thoughtful gifts: pretty notepads …

33 Festive And Beautiful Foods To Make For Christmas

There are so many great things about the holidays. One of them is presents; all of the rest of them are food.

What We Eat and Drink to Kill Our Hangovers (Before They Kill Us)

Hangover got you down? Here's what we like to cook and eat to feel better: egg sandwiches, milkshakes, miso soup, and more<p>Whoever dreamed up the Grim Reaper—the cloak, the scythe, the cold and bony hand—probably had a wicked hangover. Because that's what being hungover is like. After a long night …

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13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

18 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

The chicken thigh is the heavy-hitting ingredient of the speedy weeknight dinner menu.<p>The chicken thigh is our favorite heavy-hitting ingredient of a speedy weeknight dinner. It's inexpensive. It's flavorful. It's versatile. Need proof? Head the butcher counter at your local supermarket. Then, …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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Ideas for Grilled Sandwiches That Don't Use Cheese?

<b>Q:</b> A big bowl of soup is a perfectly complete meal for me, but my boyfriend needs more with his soup. I'd like to begin serving him grilled …

26 Truly Thrilling Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to accessorize for soup season.

Sex Positions That Won't Break Your Artificial Hip, According To Science

A motion capture study explores the range of hip motion required for sexual activities.<p>These are questions you try not to think about when your graddad gets his hip replaced, but when you get an artificial joint, some hip-shaking activities become a little more risky. Like, uh, dancing. Or sex.<p>As a …

24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

There's no better feeling than coming home after a long day to a great dinner that you've already made. Way to go, slow cooker. Way to go, self.

How Super-Achievers Do What They Do

For their new book <i>The Art of Doing</i>, Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super-achievers at the tops of their fields. They started seeing patterns emerge. These are the 10 most common practices of the highly successful.

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in …

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This pinata was alarmed to say the least.

Salt-Roasted Chicken Recipe - Roast Chicken with Thyme Butter Sauce

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Real Madrid Sign 9-Year-Old Wonderkid Takuhiro Nakai; Watch 'Pipi' Play

Real Madrid have been planning for the future by signing a nine-year-old to their youth program, but given the skills Takuhiro Nakai, also known as "Pipi," displays in this video, you can see why they were so desperate to bag him early.<p>According to <i>Marca</i> (Spanish, reported in English via 101 Great …

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Wednesday Morning Political Mix

<i>Good morning, fellow political junkies. It's Day 9 of the partial federal government shutdown. Global financial markets at this point still appear to expect sanity to eventually prevail in the Washington fiscal standoff. We'll have to see if they're right.</i><p><i>The day's big news is expected to be</i> …

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

Watch A 3-D Printer Make A Pizza

Just some dough, ketchup, and cream cheese. Classic pie.<p>This summer we heard about a 3-D printer for food developed with NASA funding, but we didn't have much to look at in the way of a prototype. Now, lo and behold, the printer has shown up at SXSW Eco, and we caught a short demonstration from the …

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Ramen Burger Recipe

recipEvery recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p><b>Read more: How to Make a Ramen Burger</b><p>Ingredients1 pack instant ramen noodlesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper2 tablespoons vegetable …

11 Keys To Happiness From Other Cultures

You can hoard all the shot glasses you want on your next trip, but they’re not going to guide you to a higher echelon of personal fulfillment.<p>Take home a cultural souvenir instead! These 11 habits from other cultures are small changes that could mean big payoffs in your happiness levels. Try one …

Ground Turkey Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

Let's just be honest here and all admit that ground turkey is never the first choice. There are very few people in the world who actually <i>crave</i> ground turkey. We're willing to bet that the words "Man, I just want a turkey meatball sub so bad" have never, ever been spoken. Ground turkey is after all …

Sexiest parts of the body revealed by neuroscientists

The mind, said Raquel Welch, is an erogenous zone. And it is the brain, and how it organises our erogenous zones, that has intrigued scientists for decades. Why is a nuzzled neck sexy when few would be turned on by a nuzzled nose? And why do men seem to have fewer erogenous zones than women? A new …