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Caller: Time to Phase Out Social Security

Our 30 Favorite Cooking Tips of 2017

The more you know... the more delicious food you can cook.<p>No matter how skillful you are in the kitchen, there is always, <i>always</i> more to learn. Call them hacks, tips, or tricks of the trade, but what matters is that they'll make cooking easier and more delicious than ever. Some are building blocks …

Cooking

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>The research marks a major milestone and, while a long way from clinical use, it …

Genetics

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off

Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them. By Jacob Mikanowski<p>The Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the …

Nature

The Secrets of Russian Honey Cake, Revealed

When Michelle Polzine opened 20th Century Cafe, a tiny pastry shop in San Francisco in 2013, her majestic Russian honey cake enchanted sweet tooths everywhere. Food writers and pastry chefs flew in from across the country to marvel at the gravity-defying stack of airy cake layers slathered with …

Baking

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

Net Neutrality

Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment

At the outlet of Glacier National Park’s Lake McDonald, a lonely dock stretches into glassy water over kaleidoscopic gravels, framed by the reflection of fearsome mountains.<p>The lake is only a few steps from a major parking lot, so it draws legions of tourists. It is not, however, the place to find …

Forests

Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain—and (Mostly) Forgetting It

Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don't necessarily prevent suffering during surgery.<p>In June 2007, in a small room that leads into the operating theater, a middle-aged woman lies on a metal trolley. She is here for a hysterectomy, though no one …

Anesthesiology

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern. Here’s the History.

In December 1917 — 100 years ago this month — the British general Edmund Allenby seized control of Jerusalem from its Ottoman Turkish defenders. Dismounting his horse, he entered the Old City on foot, through Jaffa Gate, out of respect for its holy status.<p>In the century since, Jerusalem has been …

Israel

Why opioids are such an American problem

<b>When it comes to taking opioids, the United States has the dubious honour of leading the world.</b><p>For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That's four times the rate in the UK.<p>There are often good reasons for taking opioids. Cancer patients use them for pain …

Prosthetics

Best Ever Honey Lime Chicken Thighs

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>In a small bowl combine lime juice, honey, soy sauce.<p>2<p>Done<p>Salt the chicken thighs with 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more) thoroughly, all over, …

The Islamic State: From Insurgency to Rogue State and Back

A look at what the Islamic State controlled at different stages of its military dominance.

Islamic State (ISIS)

UK plan to register EU citizens would be illegal, say MEPs

Britain will have to register ‘everyone or no one’ in Brexit transition, says cross-party group after Amber Rudd outlines plans<p>The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has been warned by a cross-party group of MEPs that her plans to force EU nationals to add their names to a register in the transition …

Immigration

Wonder Wings

<b>Recipe: Wonder Wings</b><p>We all love gathering around the tailgate to celebrate our teams, but arguably the best part of tailgating is the food. …

Cooking

Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots

WASHINGTON — For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pans from contaminating drinking water.<p>The chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, has been linked to kidney cancer, birth defects, immune system …

Obama Administration

Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department

One afternoon in late September, I sat down with Rex Tillerson on what, in hindsight, may well have been his last comparatively normal day as secretary of state. It was a little more than 72 hours before President Donald Trump would take to Twitter to declare that Tillerson, his top diplomat, was …

U.S. Dept. of State

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened. - Vox

The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.<p>A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar.<p>Cadbury …

Holistic Medicine

Perfectly Roasted Potatoes

October 2017<p>4 servings<p>This genius steam-then-roast method produces perfect potatoes every time. Starting with medium-small Yukon Golds (about 2" long) means you’ll have the ideal proportion of browned, crispy outside to creamy interior.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Best Ever Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line 2 – 9” baking pans and set aside.<p>2<p>Done<p>Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and …

The definitive ranking of curries from worst to best just in time for National Curry Week

<b>Us Brits have a great fondness for curries, but sadly not all are created equally as yummy.</b><p>When it comes to takeaways or going for an exotic themed …

The bold, tech-fuelled plan to save Africa’s big beasts

Kenya's rhinos, elephants, and zebras pull in millions of tourism dollars and supply jobs. Poachers threaten that – but an ambitious programme is combining the influence of local communities and innovative technology to keep them at bay.<p>Josephine Ekiru is not nostalgic for the past. Growing up in …

Wildlife

Why buy the cow when you can biofabricate the milk for free?

Thought to have been Lord Krishna's favorite animal, the cow has achieved a uniquely sacred status in India. Their slaughter is prohibited through most of the country, beef consumption is largely outlawed as well and woe be the unlucky soul accused of breaking those taboos. In the US, however, …

Agriculture

This One-Pan Creamy Chicken & Rice Is a Total Crowd-Pleaser

This one-pan creamy chicken and rice really is the whole package. You've got your protein, starch, vegetables, and sauce all in one convenient dish. …

Cooking

Uber CEO apologizes for ‘mistakes’ after London license blow

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has written an open letter apologizing for “mistakes we’ve made” following the announcement on Friday by London’s transport regulator that it was withdrawing licensing from Uber — having deemed it is not “fit and proper” to operate.<p>In the letter Khosrowshahi thanks …

Transportation

Jeremy Hunt Mauled Over 'Disgusting' Junior Doctors Contract That Penalises Single Mothers

'Women are subject only to Jeremy Hunt's will'<p>Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment<p>Jeremy Hunt's new junior doctor contract has been derided for …

U.S. Secretary of Health
United Kingdom

Hackers are selling your Netflix password for a measly $0.25

Following Netflix’s international expansion to a total of 190 regions worldwide, security software firm Symantec reports there’s a growing demand for stolen Netflix passwords.<p>According to Symantec, hackers are stealing thousands of login credentials on a daily basis through multiple phishing …

Bug In Gmail App for Android Allows You To Send Emails Pretending To Be Someone Else

Bug in Gmail Android app allows anyone to send spoofed emails<p>A security flaw in the official Gmail Android app allows anyone to open the email …

‘Anonymous will hunt you down!’ Hacktivists declare ‘total war’ on ISIS after Paris attacks

The hacktivist group Anonymous, engaged in electronic warfare against Islamic State, has declared ‘total war’ on the terror group following the …

This Irish Teenager Could Face The Death Penalty For Protesting Against The Egyptian Government

Ibrahim Halawa has been in prison in Egypt since his family were arrested during 2013 protests while on holiday.<p>Halawa had gone to Egypt on holiday with his sisters Omaima, 20, Somaia, 27, and Fatima, 22.<p>On 17 August 2013, the family joined demonstrators in Cairo protesting against the ousting of …