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Do as the Romans do: the secrets behind Italian cooking

When Rachel Roddy moved from east London to Rome, her life changed for the better – and so did her diet. Here she shares tips and recipes from her first book, Five Quarters<p>The quarter of <b>Rome</b> that I call home, Testaccio, is shaped like a large wedge of cheese. Although it is in the heart of the …

Wood, bugs, and other gross things you didn't know you were eating

We hate to break it to you, but you’re most likely eating a lot of unsavory things that you had no idea about. We’re not talking about the fruit fly that flew into your Coke without you realizing it (although that’s probably happened), we’re talking about things that are added at the factory, or …

This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

Holistic Medicine

Bar Behavior Common Mistakes Avoid: How to Be Your Bartender’s Favorite Customer

Don't be that guy: This bad bar behavior will place you on any bouncer's naughty list.<p>There's nothing like a good, dark bar. The details are irrelevant: The walls could be covered in graffiti or mounted jackalope heads. The floor could be covered in wide wood planks or sticky beer and peanut shells …

artisanal

This Memorial For Qatar’s World Cup Workers Grows As Tragedy Mounts

Nearly 1,000 migrant workers for the 2022 World Cup have lost their lives in Qatar. Controversy abounds over FIFA’s decision to host the World Cup in the scorching Middle Eastern country, as allegations of vote buying circle the long-criticized organization. The speculative architecture collective …

Migrant Workers

Fall in Love with Brumi, an Adorable Four-Year-Old Chow Chow

With a face like that who wouldn't love him? Brumi is a four-and-a-half-year-old Chow Chow dog who has a face that resembles a teddy bear's. He's owned by photographer Tom Klausz and together they reside in Hungary. When asked what his temperament is like, Klausz said, “He is very likable and …

Pets

I'm a lifelong boozehound – but I've been sober for 11 weeks

Hannah Betts is trying to quit alcohol, and is finding it unexpectedly easy<p>This weekend marks the official beginning of the “party season”: that onset of national binge-drinking that lasts until January 1st – less festive carousing, more Saturnalia. During December, Britons imbibe 41 per cent more …

Colorful Paper Art Arrangements Convey Ten Principles of Design

Every good graphic designer knows that there are certain fundamental rules to follow when creating something new. Turkish graphic designer Efil Trk decided to visually communicate these ideas through her series, entitled <i>The Principles of Design</i>.<p>For each poster, Trk arranged a clean, geometric paper …

Graphic Design

Selfie science: Taking the perfect snap

<b>Have you ever wished your holiday snaps looked just a little crisper, or wondered why your nose looks big in a selfie?</b><p>Two scientists from the University of Surrey are on a mission to help us make the most out of our digital cameras.<p>These devices, with their automated and computerised components, …

Mobile Photography

WobbleWorks accessorizes its 3Doodler 3D drawing pen

The 3Doodler is a crowdfunding success story. After raising over US$ 2 million on Kickstarter, a subsequent consumer launch has seen the 3D drawing …

Doodling

Fake cellphone towers hiding in plain sight, intercepting your phone calls

In response to the loads of info leaked on government surveillance, a number of ultra-secure handsets have popped up to elude prying eyes. One such option is the CryptoPhone 500 from ESD that's built on a regular Galaxy S III frame. In a recent report from <i>Popular Science</i>, that company says that its …

Nighttime Lights Reset Birds' Internal Clocks, Threatening Dawn's Chorus

Brighter nights shift hormones and other biological cues for mating, singing, and finding food.<p>Streetlights and the light from shopping centers, stadiums, and houses turn night into day, a "loss of night" that is shifting the internal clocks of birds worldwide. Now, scientists are trying to …

California blue whales, once nearly extinct, back at historical levels | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California blue whales, the largest animals on Earth once driven to near extinction by whaling, have made a remarkable comeback to near historic, 19th-century levels, according to a University of Washington study released on Friday.<p>Blue Whales are seen in this undated …

A Vibrating Fork, and an Anti-Vibration Spoon. Which Would You Rather Have Designed?

The phrase "First World problems" was trenchant the first time I heard it. Now five years later, with everyone braying it and hashtagging it as the …

Ice Cream

How to 3D-print your own Daft Punk helmet

Over a year ago, I linked out to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> piece about people who built perfect replicas of the helmets worn by Daft Punk and sold them for thousands of dollars. I included a video called "How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months." It was an awesome project that was way, way out of my …

Google Will Refund At Least $19 Million for Kid's In-App Purchases

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google has settled with the United States Federal Trade Commission in regards to children making …