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How to buy, cut and store watermelon: Tips and tricks for summer's juiciest fruit

Sweet, juicy watermelon is one of summer’s most beloved treats.<p>But watermelons are large, heavy and if you happen to get a less-than-stellar specimen, you’re stuck with a lot of lackluster fruit. Here’s everything you need to know to pick out a beautifully ripe melon, plus how to prep, store and …

9 Corn Salads for Summer

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Bushels upon bushels of corn waiting to be husked are a sure sign that summer is here. While a good old straight up cob is a …

Seasonal Food

Jon Stewart Wants to Replace the Confederate Flag With a Barbecue Flag

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8 Moroccan Recipes That'll Have You Saying "M'smmen"

If you need an excuse to head to the spice aisle, look to Moroccan food. Cumin, paprika, and cinnamon can round out humble carrots, while preserved lemon—in all its citrusy, salty-sour splendor—pulls its weight as both a garnish and ingredient.<p><i>The Vintage Aluminum Moroccan Platter, new (and</i> …

London mayor suggests $15 billion 'megafund' to boost biotech

LONDON (Reuters) - Banks, investors and big drug companies should consider creating a 10-billion-pound ($15.7 billion) “megafund” to help biotech firms in London and across Britain compete with U.S. rivals, London mayor Boris Johnson said on Thursday.<p>The Mayor of London and Conservative Party MP …

London Mayor

Water conservation amid drought: Who made the grade?

On April 1, as California entered a fourth year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a barren field that should have been smothered in snow and demanded a 25% cut in urban water use.<p>To comply with Brown's mandate, the State Water Resources Control Board developed reduction targets that each of …

Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity

The future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the old<p>Astronomical data is and has always been “big data”. Once that was only true metaphorically, now it is true in all senses. We acquire it far more rapidly than the rate at which we can process, analyse and exploit it. This …

Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved to Hospice Care

Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care.<p>“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, [her] condition has continued to …

Ben Affleck May Direct His Own Batman Movie

We'll meet Ben Affleck's Dark Knight in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," but he may get some solo screen time afterward.<p>According to Latino Review, Affleck may direct his own Batman movie, which is allegedly titled "The Batman." The website first reported on the rumor of a standalone Batman …

Brock Lesnar Will Spark Change World Title Scene Needs at WWE Battleground 2015

The WWE World Heavyweight Championship scene needs a change, and Brock Lesnar will be the catalyst at Battleground 2015.<p>Lesnar is without a doubt the biggest draw in the professional wrestling industry today. With the WWE Universe growing wary of Seth Rollins and the porous booking he has been …

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Final 2-Round Predictions

We could see a number of twists and turns in the 2015 NBA draft Thursday.<p>With some teams trying to trade up and others willing to move down, there is bound to be plenty of conversation and activity among general managers.<p>At this point, it looks like the New York Knicks will determine the direction …

Wambach has US teammates' support for yellow card criticism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Abby Wambach need not apologize to her teammates, as far United States defender Meghan Klingenberg is concerned.<p>"Abby's one of …

Costa Rica

Copa America: Holders Uruguay knocked out by Chile

Chile bundled reigning champions Uruguay out of the Copa America with a 1-0 victory in a fast-paced quarter-final that ended in controversy and kept alive the host nation's dream of a maiden title.<p>Uruguay were reduced to nine men by the end of the game with Edinson Cavani sent off for a second …

Huawei ships 50 million devices in H1, P8 Max price revealed

Huawei reportedly shipped 50 million handsets in the first half of the year, representing a 46% improvement year-on-year. Last year, the company shipped 34.27 million handsets in the first six months but this year – which has seen the launch of the Huawei P8 flagship amongst other handsets – …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: seven more questions answered

Will I lose Office 2010 if I upgrade? Does it come in a DVD format, as well? Will I have to use an Outlook account? Find out here<p>If I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, will I lose Office 2010 – which I paid for and installed – and other programs? <b>Wolf</b>

PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight pulled owing to performance issues

Warner Brothers have pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight from sale, after widespread reports of massive technical issues with the game.<p>Released on Tuesday for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the game has been well received by critics, with an 89% rating on aggregation site Metacritic. But the PC …

New FLIR One thermal camera for iOS and Android lets you 'see' in the dark

FLIR One (2nd gen) review<p>Seeing heat<p>Lighter than before<p>Greater thermal clarity<p>Taking the temperature<p>Thermal panoramas<p>Thermal styles<p>Before and …

Tourists to Greece Turned Off by Refugees From Africa and the Middle East

On the waterfront beneath this village of stone houses cascading down a castle-topped hill, two worlds collide.<p>Tourists saunter along the pier, …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Tahini?

Tahini, Middle Eastern ground sesame paste, often gets shunned as a supporting player when blended into hummus or smeared on shawarma. But it's versatile (and shelf-stable) enough to earn a permanent spot on our refrigerator shelves. We polled a panel of pro chefs on how they like to let it …

Men should freeze their sperm at age 18, scientist says

Move would reduce risk of genetic disorders linked to being an older father, it is claimed<p>Men aged as young as 18 should consider freezing their sperm to avoid their children suffering genetic disorders if they choose to have them later in life, according to an expert.<p>Studies suggest that sperm …

Virginia's 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.<p>Virginia completed its improbable …

College Sports

Google's action on revenge porn opens the door on right to be forgotten in US

The history of ‘forgetting’ is really about making things hard to find, and what the company’s new policy does is give people a limited right to obscurity<p>Google’s recent decision to delist “revenge porn” from its search results is a big deal, and not just for victims. Beyond opposing harmful …

Microsoft cuts carriers out of Windows 10 update decisions

Microsoft has announced that it will avoid carriers if necessary to improve the update process on mobile devices with Windows 10.<p>The statement was made in a post on the company’s Ignite blog, where the Windows Update for Business was revealed. The post read:<p><i>“And today, we’re announcing this</i> …