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TrackingPoint Announces 'Super Gun' Project: Rifle Capable of Consistent 3,100-Yard Shots

TrackingPoint--an Austin, TX based technology company has gotten a lot of press lately for its freakishly accurate Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) …

Toffee Crunch Mocha Cake

When it comes to the holidays, it's all about decadence, entertaining and usually overindulgence. In my book, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. We're so good throughout the rest of the year. Why shouldn't we indulge? Why shouldn't we treat ourselves? I say we treat ourselves to a nice big …

Poached Eggs on Toast with Ramps

When ramps are in season, stock up and make this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Swap in any soft cheese you like: Try ricotta, cream cheese, or an oozy burrata.<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound ramps<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar<p>4 …

Breakfast

New Ben and Jerry's Core Ice Cream Review: It's Worth a Try

Ben and Jerry's Phish Food has been my favorite ice cream for as long as I can remember. I love the chocolate chunks, the chocolate ice cream, the marshmallow and the caramel. There's nothing not to fall in love with. Come to think of it, I've never met a person who doesn't Ben and Jerry's. They're …

How to Prep Baby Artichokes, Step by Step, with GIFs!

Baby artichokes are delicious, but prepping them is a delicate art form. Here's how to do it right—with animated GIFs for guidance!<p>Never cooked baby artichokes? Now's a great time to start. Their chokes and thorn-free leaves clean up in a snap, yielding tender hearts and stems. Here’s the …

Recipes

America's Ten Best Cities for BBQ

The practice of smoking meat over an open fire has been around for as long as people have known how to summon the flames and needed to eat meat, but almost certainly, it was the good old United States of America that perfected it -- and continues to perfect it. It's an art -- anything that is …

8 surprising ingredients you should add to your shopping list

Quinoa'd out? Get ready for some new ingredient crushes: These 8 under-the-radar foods are versatile, loaded with flavor, and (bonus!) full of nutrients.<p><b>Turmeric root</b><p>If you normally head for the spice rack to find turmeric—a common ingredient in South Asian recipes—start looking in the produce …

What's the Difference Between English, Irish and Scottish Breakfast Teas?

English breakfast, Irish breakfast, Scottish breakfast ... why are they served at breakfast, and is there really any difference between them?<p>What is …

Indian History

Team turns stem cells into a fish embryo - Futurity

Researchers have turned embryonic stem cells into a fish embryo. They say it's a major step toward growing whole organs from stem cells.

Prenatal Development

Alzheimer’s Tests on the Horizon?

Three new studies suggest it may become possible to diagnose Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.<p>Can Alzheimer's disease be predicted? And if it could, would you want to take the test?<p>Those questions are being sparked by three new studies, each of which presents a potential method for foretelling, …

Dementia

Could gene therapy switch off paralysis? - Futurity

The discovery of a coding gene that has a major effect on the central nervous system could shed light on paralysis, stroke, and even Alzheimer's …

Medicine

Growing up poor makes kids' DNA look old

Children who grow up in underprivileged households show signs of premature chromosomal aging, reports <i>New Scientist.</i> Moreover, this form of genetic aging might explain why adults who grow up in poor or otherwise stressful environments are more likely to develop serious health problems, such as …