Kurt Achin

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25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

Bürma’s Heavy Mëtal Revölution

Decades of military rule may have been slightly relaxed in Burma, but many hurdles remain in place.<p>YANGON, Burma — This commercial capital might be a …

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

25 Hearty Winter Stews

Gallery25 Hearty Winter Stews<p>At this time of year, it's often difficult to wrangle whatever is in your fridge and whip up something sufficiently filling and warming for dinner. Coming in from the cold can make you want to hibernate—not take on big, labor-intensive projects. Enter the stew: minimal …

Cow dung fires turning Taj Mahal yellow

The Taj Mahal's pristine white marble dome is being discoloured by small grains of cow dung, according to officials<p>India is to ban the burning of cow dung fires near the Taj Mahal amid fears that their brown particles are turning its celebrated white marble a mucky yellow.<p>The white marble mausoleum …

Satellite Images Show Massive Scale Of Boko Haram Attack In Nigeria

Before and after photographs show that nearly 4,000 structures were destroyed in two Nigerian towns during last week’s militant attacks.<p>Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group based in northern Nigeria, has been on a rampage since Jan. 3, when fighters overran a multinational army base used by …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Obama’s year of the veto

President opposes first legislative move by GOP-controlled Congress.<p>President Barack Obama’s Keystone veto threat Tuesday was the opening gambit in his fight with the new Republican majorities in Congress looking to derail his post-midterm momentum.<p>Worried White House aides spent the last few weeks …

New year, new recipes

12 holidays to make you healthier and happier in 2017

How is 2017 feeling so far? Are you looking ahead to a year full of possibilities, or struggling through the triple whammy of hangover, post-Christmas exhaustion and winter blues? If you’re not welcoming the new year with a spring in your step, perhaps one of your resolutions should be to make time …

Obama economy: What should Republicans say now that the GDP is growing, the deficit is shrinking, and gas prices are falling?

Having come of age in the late 1990s, when the American economy was the envy of the world, the past half-decade has been a dispiriting slog. So, …

New arthritis implant hailed as ‘magic’

A new treatment for arthritis sufferers has been hailed as “magic” by a woman who had a pioneering electronic implant fitted.<p>Monique Robroek, who took part in a study at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, told Sky News she had seen a major improvement in her condition, having previously …

The largest vessel the world has ever seen

David Shukman<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1132000/1132013_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533394493_53ed60c61f7657478087cabd92279221<p><b>Climbing onto the largest vessel the world has ever seen brings you into a realm where everything is on a bewilderingly vast scale and</b> …

Natural Gas

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Microsoft’s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native language, without having to learn a new one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Go Up, Down, And Sideways

Elevators: not just for elevating anymore<p>For more than a century, elevators have gone pretty much just up and down. Ever since the first elevator was introduced in 1854, a cable-based design has pulled the elevator car along a single shaft, using steel ropes connected to a counterweight.<p>But now, …

A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

Checking into a hospital can boost your chances of infection. That's a disturbing paradox of modern medical care.<p>And it doesn't matter where in the world you're hospitalized. From the finest to the most rudimentary medical facilities, patients are vulnerable to new infections that have nothing to …

The author of 'Snow Crash' is working for an augmented reality company

Neal Stephenson's immersive swordfighting game might not have panned out, but that isn't deterring him from diving head-first into new technology ventures. The <i>Snow Crash</i> writer is now the Chief Futurist for Magic Leap, the secretive augmented reality startup that sparked a lot of buzz in October. …

Earth Could Face Another Mass Extinction in Next 200 Years: Study

Over the next few centuries, Earth could face a mass extinction on par with the one that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, according to a new study. A mass extinction is when 75 percent or more of the planet's species die out — an event that has happened five times in Earth's history. …

Biodiversity

Close, but no cigar: SpaceX rocket misses its barge landing, connects with ISS

SpaceX successfully made its sixth flight with an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, a flight that is by now routine. Elon Musk's revolutionary reusable rocket landing didn't go quite as planned.<p><b>Recap:</b> On Saturday morning the Space X Dragon cargo capsule successfully launched …

Yikes! $1.3 trillion in secret cash sneaked out of China in 10 years.

China’s capital account might be closed—but it’s not <i>that</i> closed. Between 2003 and 2012, $1.3 trillion slipped out of mainland China—more than any other developing country—says a report (pdf) by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a financial transparency group. The trends illuminate China’s tricky …

China

On Mars, NASA rover discovers mysterious methane emissions

This image illustrates possible ways methane might be added to Mars' atmosphere (sources) and removed from the atmosphere (sinks). NASA's Curiosity …

Los Angeles makes its bid for 2024 Olympics

Mayor<p>Eric Garcettiand a small team of representatives from Los Angeles made an hourlong presentation to theU.S. Olympic Committeeon Tuesday morning, claiming their city should host the 2024 Summer Games.<p>The USOC board of directors was also scheduled to hear from Boston, San Francisco and …

Sony Sued By Employees For Massive Data Breach

Former and current Sony employees filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it failed to protect their confidential information by ignoring warnings of its weak computer system.<p>Two former Sony Pictures workers filed a class-action lawsuit against the Culver City studio late Monday alleging it …

L.A. will buy 7,000 body cameras for police officers

L.A. Mayor<p>Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that the city would purchase 7,000 body cameras for police officers in an effort to increase transparency.<p>Body cameras for officers have become a major issue in the wake of the shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old<p>Michael Brownby a Ferguson, Mo., police …

Progress report from CERN | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Another end-of-year report from CERN. No new collisions yet, but lots of progress<p>I made it back from CERN last night, despite the “problem with radar” over London, as the attendant in the Swiss lounge had it. (It turns out a computer failed rather than the radar itself.) I was lucky - some of my …

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About five years ago, …

Thai king cancels 87th birthday appearance on doctors' orders

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej canceled a public appearance on his 87th birthday on Friday on the advice of doctors, disappointing thousands outside a hospital where he is staying, hoping for a glimpse of the world’s longest-reigning monarch.<p>The cancellation fueled concern …

Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms

WASHINGTON -- The list of countries bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq has thus far featured a host of classic United States partners -- Canada, the U.K., France. Now, it looks like the U.S. has a new quasi-partner in the air: Iran.<p>The U.S. is aware of Iranian bombing activity in the same …