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A Primer on Baijiu, the World's Most Consumed Liquor

Considering its popularity in Asia, baijiu — China's national spirit and the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world — lives in relative obscurity. Pronounced "bye-jeeoh," this high-proof, grain-distilled alcohol is made in a variety of styles which are categorized based on the spirit's final …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

How to Engineer the Optimally Delicious Thanksgiving Plate

You'll need a clear-eyed plan of attack, an open mind, and a mound of mashed potatoes.<p>There may be an art to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, but there is an art, as well, to putting that dinner on a plate. The stakes are high: Get a little pour-happy at the moment of truth, and your turkey-to-gravy …

European parliament votes yes on ‘Google breakup’ motion

The European parliament has approved a motion calling for tougher regulation of internet search, including suggesting breaking up Google as a solution to its dominance in Europe.<p>The motion passed as expected by 384 votes to 174 with 56 MEPs abstaining, and encourages the European commission (EC) to …

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson 'will quit policing'

'Darren will never be a police officer again, and he understands that', says lawyer for the officer who killed an unarmed teenager in Missouri<p>Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who fatally shot the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, will likely never return to policing, his lawyer has …

Tensions Simmer After Ferguson Decision in Police Shooting

Residents Clean Up, as Unrest Continues in Nearby St. Louis<p>FERGUSON, Mo.—A cold rain fell amid relative calm here Wednesday evening, following a day of clean-up after widespread looting and arson in the wake of a grand jury’s decision in the killing of a black teenager.<p>A line of National Guard …

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Microsoft And Yahoo Are Throwing Themselves At Apple To Replace Google As The iPhone's Default Search Engine

Now, there's a chance Apple could make a similar move in 2015.<p>Apple's contract with Google, which implements Google's search engine as the default in Apple's Safari browser, is expiring next year, according to The Information's Amir Efrati.<p>Yahoo and Microsoft have already started pitching Eddy Cue, …