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How To: Trim and prepare a beef tenderloin for cooking

A beef tenderloin can come out dry and tough if not properly prepared. This how to video shows you how to prepare a whole beef tenderloin for smoking in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. Watch and learn how simple it is to do. Start by removing the surface membranes, the fat and the strip of meat along the side of the tenderloin. Finish up by removing the silver skin which tends to make the meat curl when it cooks.

News: This Genetic Defect Could Be Why Typhoid Mary Never Got Typhoid Fever

Whether or not a microbe is successful at establishing an infection depends both on the microbe and the host. Scientists from Duke found that a single DNA change can allow Salmonella typhi, the bacteria that causes typhoid fever, to invade cells. That single genetic variation increased the amount of cholesterol on cell membranes that Salmonella and other bacteria use as a docking station to attach to a cell to invade it. They also found that common cholesterol-lowering drugs protected zebrafi...

How To: Supreme a citrus fruit

To supreme a citrus fruit is to remove the fruit's fleshy sections from the skin, pith, membranes, and seeds. This creates glittery wedges that are the perfect addition to fruit salads and other delicious desserts. Check out this how to video to learn how to prepare these citrus-y segments with the supreme technique.

How To: Cut citrus segments

Citrus segments make refreshing additions to salads and desserts, but the bitter white pith and chewy membranes sometimes detract from the deliciousness. To make citrus segments -- sometimes called "supremes" -- the only tool needed is a sharp paring knife. Cut the top and bottom off the fruit, then carefully cut away the peel and pith, leaving as much of the fruit as possible.

News: Scientists Are Using the Special Physics of Dragonfly Wings to Create Surfaces That Shred Bacteria on Contact

As drug-resistant bacteria become more commonplace, researchers are looking for new antibacterial strategies to disrupt disease-causing microbes. Some scientists are working to create new drugs, while others are trying out drug combinations. Another group, however, are ditching pharmaceuticals altogether and experimenting with non-drug alternatives.

How To: Make Water 'Bottles' You Can Eat

Bottled water is a rip-off. Not only is it pretty much the same stuff that comes out of your tap for free, but plastic bottles are rarely recycled and thus account for a huge amount of the waste that's overflowing our landfills. Next Up: Water Bottles You Can Eat

How To: 21 Miraculous Uses for Coconut Oil

What can't coconut oil do? This edible oil, extracted from the copra or meat of a coconut, has done what most other food, beauty, and health trends have not: demonstrated real lasting power. Indeed, the "superfood" continues to make headlines, with its many uses the subject of debate, study, and fervent support. From the obvious (cooking) to the less so (home improvement), there are likely many coconut oil uses you're not yet aware of.

How To: 10 Quick & Easy Herbal Drinks That Relieve Aches & Pains

When a headache strikes, I reach for the nearest painkiller. Forget closing my eyes, laying down, or even applying an ice pack—I seek the quickest and most immediate relief possible, and normally that comes in the form of pills. However, fast relief can be found from another, more natural source: herbal beverages. So if you're tired of popping pills when you have aches and pains, try some of these herbal drinks out instead.

How To: Suprême a citrus

When you suprême a citrus fruit, you cut away all the skin, pith, and membranes, leaving the sections of the fruit intact. It's not suprêmely difficult, but it takes some care. Suprême a citrus.

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