C. McLaurin

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Astronomers see black hole raging red

Violent red flashes, lasting just fractions of a second, have been observed during one of the brightest black hole outbursts in recent years. In June …

Welcome to the future: Where a robot is more employable than a woman

It’s only the third week of January – and 2016 has already turned into a bad year for women and technology.<p>First, there was the widely publicised ‘Elephant In The Valley' report, which found that 60 per cent of women working in Silicon Valley had experienced unwanted sexual harassment.<p>Then there …

Obama says budget includes more money for water systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is investing more money this year to help local governments improve their water systems, and about $80 …

Environment

There's a worrisome problem with electric cars that no one's talking about

What you might not know is that all-electric cars suffer far greater in winter time — in terms of fuel efficiency — compared to gasoline and diesel guzzlers.<p>But there is a way to lengthen the life of your battery during these frigid times.<p>Let's first compare the numbers:<p>When temperatures drop below …

Electric Vehicles

Bill Gates: We can end poverty by 2030

On Wednesday, he published an essay on the worldwide effort to end poverty by 2030, and he says that he's very much a believer that it can be done.<p>"There is good reason for optimism about progress on reducing inequity," he writes. He published the essay from Davos, Switzerland, where the World …

Bill Gates

18 Hot And Delicious Slow Cooker Stews

Cook dinner and hide under blankets at the same time. Literally.

Eat like the stars: The official recipes of the Golden Globes dinner

Feast your eyes on the Golden Globes.<p>The 73rd annual awards show this Sunday isn't just about the red carpet and the viral moments. Stars gotta eat, …

Room In Here feat. The Game & Sonyae Elise

5 under-the-radar beach towns to visit in Florida

Here's the thing about Florida: You visit time and again, and you're quite sure you know the state and its glorious sandy stretches pretty well. But there's always a surprise waiting for those who stray from the classic Panama City-Orlando-Miami-Key West stops.<p>From Atlantic coast enclaves that …

Florida

9 Things You Never Knew About 'Christmas Vacation'

"The blessing!"<p>“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” hit the big screen 27 years ago. The movie was an instant success, pulling in $71.3 million at the box office and securing a place on television screens forever. And with that, the Griswolds’ name and famous phrases soon became synonymous with …

10 Memorable Thanksgiving Day Desserts

There's a reason people always save room for dessert: it's usually the most memorable part of the meal. This year, ditch the plain ole pumpkin pie for some sweets with a little more pizazz.<p><b>1. Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberries</b><p>A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a …

Dessert

5 Things to Do This Weekend to Prep for Thanksgiving

For a stress-free T-day, start cooking now. From making stock to prepping pies, here are five ways to get ahead.<p>1. <b>Make your stock</b>. If you think about …

The Surprise Drink That Goes With Everything

Okay, we all know that you can’t have cookies and other sweets without milk. There’s a children’s book called <i>If You Give a Mouse a Cookie</i> (spoiler alert: he’ll want a glass of milk) that’s all about how inseparable they are, and a spoon specifically for holding sandwich cookies as you dunk them in …

Stunning Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That Aren’t Pie

Bring. It. On.<p>Clearly, here at HuffPost Taste, we’re big fans of pie. We all believe that pumpkin and pecan pie should be had in some form come Thanksgiving. But pie is not the only Thanksgiving dessert recipe that you should be making this year. Especially when your holiday cake and tart options …

Dessert

14 Warming Thanksgiving Soups That Just Might Steal the Spotlight

Soup may not be the first thing that leaps to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dishes, but why shouldn't it? We love a good, nourishing soup on most <i>other</i> frosty late fall/early winter days—one that infuses the whole kitchen with smells of simmering onions and spices and just begs you to cozy up …

16 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

Dessert on Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with pie—for many of us, it's the only day in the year that we eat pumpkin pie (some happily, some begrudgingly), but apple, pecan, and all sorts of other more unusual pies might find their way to the table. (My childhood Thanksgivings always …

"Best of the World" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Best of the World<p>Published <b>Oct 10, 2015</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>15 Contributors</b><p><b>15 photos</b> selected by<p><i>Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler Magazine</i><p><i>Acting Design Director, Traveler Magazine</i><p><i>Acting Director of Photography, Traveler Magazine</i><p>View Slideshow<p><b>Editors'</b> …

Costa Rica's Luxurious New Hotels

The famously eco-friendly destination has a spate 
of luxurious new hotels. 
Writer Gina Hamadey details her stay and adventures at Nayara …

3 Variations on Pan Sauce for Weeknight Chicken

<i>Stock is one of the building blocks of a well-stocked kitchen (and pan sauce), so we've partnered with Progresso Cooking Stock to share recipes that will get you through the holidays.</i><p><b>If sauces were coats, pan sauce would be the stylish light jacket for your chicken:</b> It's a quick solution that can …