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What Nutritionists Give Their Kids For After-School Snacks

The lag between lunch at school and dinner at home can feel like a lifetime to kids. The after-school snack, therefore, is a time-honored tradition in many homes.<p>But how do you choose a snack for your kids that will fill them up enough to stop the “when’s dinner ready?” nagging without spoiling …

This open-source Echo rival respects your privacy and doesn’t want to sell you anything

A speaker with the smarts of an Echo without the Amazon baggage<p><b>Crowdfund of the week: Mycroft Mark II</b><p>While a real butler will cost you a fortune in …

Pizza Dough From the Grocery Store Is Your Key to Weekday Breakfast Greatness

Anything fresh-baked in the morning—especially on a weekday—feels like a win to me. If I am having pals over for brunch on the weekends I’m all about …

Breakfast

3 Compensation Secrets Airlines Don't Want You to Know

'Tis the season of overcrowded airports, overbooked flights, and massive airline delays. On the bright side, you may be entitled to more than you …

Flying

Bill Nye talks science of getting high

The science guy buys weed in his second season of "Bill Nye Saves the World." CNET's Bridget Carey asks Nye about his thoughts on marijuana, cybersecurity and time travel.

Bill Nye

The Beginner's Guide to Edibles

GIF<p>You’ve likely heard the “I ate too much of a tasty, chocolatey edible and freaked the eff out” stories, whether from friends, family members, or …

Easy Slab Pie Recipes To Make All Winter Long

Cozy desserts for a crowd.<p>Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, holiday parties, the kids home from school on winter break, football watch parties, Book …

Dessert

US health agency reportedly banned from using words 'science-based' and 'transgender'

America's leading public health institute has reportedly been told not to use words including "science-based" and "transgender". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was instructed by the Trump administration not to use seven words in its documents for next year's budget, the …

Google just launched three new photography apps

Part of the company’s new ‘Appsperiments’ program<p>Google just announced three new photography applications: Storyboard (Android only), Selfissimo! (iOS and Android), and Scrubbies (iOS only). The releases are part of a new “appsperiments<i>”</i> program that Google just launched.<p>The new program was …

Apps

Cinnamon Roll Swirl Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together except for the butter.<p>Step 2<p>once mixed ...slowly pour in the butter.<p>Step 3<p>Pour …

Dessert

Supreme Court to determine whether police can track you with your cellphone

WASHINGTON — Thousands of times a year, the nation's police departments get phone company records allowing them to plot the movements of individual customers. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether access to that data should require a search warrant issued by a judge.<p>The …

Surveillance

5 Egg Recipes For Breakfast Lovers

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Constellation Breaks Pot Taboo, Opens Door for Major Brands

Beer and weed could be a good mix for companies that sell both.<p>The decision by Corona beer seller Constellation Brands Inc. to buy a minority stake …

Cannabis

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Coffee

Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Hits Brain's 'Reset' Button, Say Scientists

Depressed patients reported feeling a 'kick start'.<p>Magic mushrooms are in the midst of a brand makeover, thanks to scientists who are constantly …

The Brain

Google's new $400 speaker is a room-shaking monster

The Amazon Echo and the Google Home smart speakers are pretty good at playing music. Ask them to play a song, and enjoy the surprisingly high sound quality on display.<p>Sometimes, though, you need to bring the freakin' roof down.<p>Enter the Google Home Max, a $400 speaker designed for the bass-shaking, …

Google Home

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Super Mario Run’s new rapid-fire remix mode is just what the game needed

When <i>Super Mario Run</i> made its debut on the iPhone last year, it represented something new: the well-crafted platforming action of <i>Mario</i> tailored to a touchscreen interface. It was a lighter, more streamlined <i>Mario</i>, but it was still <i>Mario</i> at its core. The one thing the game didn’t have much of, though, …

Super Mario Run

Why you should apply for or renew your U.S. passport before January

Americans should apply for or renew their passports before January because processing times are shortest between September and December.<p>That's the word from the U.S. State Department, which each year declares September to be Passport Month. Demand for passports typically heats up in the new year …

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Climate Change

Trump lawyers spill beans, thanks to terrible choice of restaurant — next door to the New York Times

It is every Washington reporter’s dream to sit down at a restaurant, overhear secret stuff and get a scoop. It rarely happens.<p>Still, everyone in town important enough to have secrets worth keeping knows that secrets are not safe on the Acela train and in Washington restaurants.<p>This is especially …

Donald Trump

Edward Snowden And Bunnie Huang Built A Privacy Add-On For The iPhone

The security gurus prototyped a hardware hack and phone case meant to help protect users like journalists and human rights activists.<p>Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew “bunnie” Huang have built a prototype iPhone add-on called the Introspection Engine that will detect if the devices are …

Surveillance
Cheesecake

Steve Bannon: Firing Comey was the biggest mistake in 'modern political history'

On "60 Minutes," former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he believes Trump's firing of James Comey to be the biggest mistake in "modern political history." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>CBS: It is also true, many say, and you're a smart guy, that if James Comey had not been</i> …

Donald Trump

Rush Limbaugh is fleeing Florida days after calling media coverage of Hurricane Irma part of 'deep state' conspiracy

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is leaving his South Florida home despite criticizing the media's warnings over Hurricane Irma as part of a "deep state" conspiracy to promote climate change.<p>"May as well ... announce this. I'm not going to get into the details because of the security nature …

Rainfall
Green Bay

The Most Wished-For Airbnb in Every State

And how much they cost.<p>Whether it’s a yurt in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains or a private guesthouse just a few miles off the Las Vegas …

Rhode Island

I write about space for a living—and I’m probably skipping the total eclipse

Even partial eclipses can be exciting.<p>I have a confession to make: I may not go see the total eclipse. And one way or another, I’ve decided to stop agonizing over that decision. It’s really not a big deal.<p>Hear me out.<p>I know it's one of the most amazing phenomena that humans can see. I know that if …

National Parks

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Literature

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

Cybersecurity