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Egg Fried Rice

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/4 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and a generous pinch of salt, and return to a boil. Stir …

Country Lifestyle

Google Pitting Its Assistant vs. Amazon's Alexa at CES 2018

Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google are throwing down the digital assistant gauntlet at CES 2018.<p>Both tech giants will have their …

Smart Homes

When did humans first make music?

Our ancestors may have been singing tunes for as long as they were able to speak.<p>The oldest discovered musical instruments in the world (flutes made …

Humanity

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Quantum Mechanics

Your paycheck may be going up soon because of tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of working Americans should start seeing fatter paychecks as early as next month, Republican leaders say, as a result of the recently passed tax law.<p>But the precise timing hasn't been fixed yet. And some employees should be aware that less money withheld doesn't …

Retirement

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

The August Eclipse Left A 'Wake' in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere

A total solar eclipse by itself isn’t so unusual—the moon shades the Sun every 18 months, from the view of somewhere on Earth. But this year’s “Great …

South Carolina
Extreme Weather

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand …

Nuclear Energy

UK 'sleepwalking' into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say

Study attacks complacency after years of stable food supplies and prices, saying lack of policy ‘suggests chaos unless redressed’<p>The government is “sleepwalking” into a post-Brexit future of insecure, unsafe and increasingly expensive food supplies, and has little idea how it will replace decades …

Agriculture

Stressful experiences can age brain 'by years', Alzheimer's experts hear

Child’s death, divorce or job loss linked to poorer cognition in later life, study finds, with African Americans more susceptible<p>Stressful life experiences can age the brain by several years, new research suggests. Experts led by a team from Wisconsin University’s school of medicine and public …

The Brain

Guns And KKK Members At Gettysburg Confederate Rally, But No Foes To Fight

GETTYSBURG, Pa. ― A few hundred armed militia group members, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Ku Klux Klaners, supporters of President Donald Trump, and other self-described patriots descended upon the Gettysburg battlefield Saturday to defend the site’s Confederate symbols from phantom activists with …

Rights & Freedoms

Christie Staying at Governor’s Beach House in Closed Park During State Shutdown

New Jersey governor Chris Christie and his family are spending the holiday weekend in one of the state parks that was closed to the public as a …

Britney Spears Causes Chaos in Jerusalem

Britney Spears’ arrival in Israel has caused quite the commotion. It’s the pop star’s first visit to the country and a tour of the holy sites in …

We’re eating too much meat and it’s making us sick

While Senate Republicans work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the future of health insurance in our country remains unknown. But what we do know is that chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care …

Holistic Medicine

WATCH: Passengers In First Class Lounge Stuff 20 Cans of Beer and Chips in Their Bags

I always find it super cheap and off putting when a hotel club lounge has water to pour into cups, and no bottles you can take away, like at the …

Filmmaking

'This Bill Will Do You Harm.’ Read Barack Obama’s Statement on GOP Health Plan

President Barack Obama is urging lawmakers to “step back and measure what’s really at stake” when considering a health care bill proposed Thursday by …

Health Care

Amazon's Alexa thinks the NBA Finals are one big joke

Hoop it up with Amazon Echo, which has a whole basket full of burns aimed at the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.<p>Want to prepare for Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night with some corny jokes about the competing Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors? Alexa is ready to help …

Basketball

Massive iPhone 8 Leak 'Confirms' 15 New Features

The iPhone 8 is perhaps Apple’s most anticipated phone since the original iPhone in 2007. Consequently leaks about this extensive redesign have been unparalleled, but now they have reached a new high…<p>Three alleged Foxconn employees have set Reddit into a frenzy with a thread that gave away …

Mobile Technology

World Bank says trade, manufacturing to boost 2017 global growth | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Sunday maintained its forecast that global growth will improve to 2.7 percent this year, citing a pickup in manufacturing and trade, improved market confidence and a recovery in commodity prices.<p>The update of the multilateral development lender’s Global …

Economy

Deutsche Bank fails to provide Trump-Russia details, Democratic aide says

Germany’s largest bank offers no ‘substantive’ reply to House Democrats’ letter seeking information on loans for Trump’s real estate business<p>Germany’s largest bank has failed to respond to a request from Democrats on a House of Representatives panel for details about Donald Trump’s possible ties to …

Donald Trump

We need deal with the EU to combat terror, experts tell Theresa May

Chair of Commons intelligence committee and leading security figures warn that Brexit threatens to deprive UK police of access to key European databases<p>The UK’s full participation in European Union security and intelligence co-operation will be critical to the fight against terrorism after Brexit, …

Judiciary

NASA Scientists Watch A Star Turn Into A Black Hole Before Their Very Eyes

"It went out with a whimper instead of a bang."<p>It’s not everyday that you get to witness the birth of a black hole, and yet that it precisely what …

Universe

How Paul McCartney wound up in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie

The <i>Pirates of the Caribbean</i> franchise is no stranger to rock ‘n roll cameos — after all, Keith Richards played Jack Sparrow’s father in <i>At World’s End</i> …

Facebook and Google dominate in online news — but for very different topics

On the internet, there's Google and Facebook, and then there's everyone else.<p>Digital publishers know this. They know it on the business side, where …

Marketing

Trump's staff fears Twitter will be his undoing, report says

Commentary: After Jeb Bush says the president should stop tweeting, The New York Times reports that the president's own team wants him to slow down with the Twitter action.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The president is an energetic …

Donald Trump

FCC won't publish evidence of alleged DDoS attack, amid net neutrality battle

The agency has "gigabytes" of server logs that offer evidence for the alleged distributed denial-of-service attack, but it won't make them public.<p>The …

Net Neutrality

EU Finalizes Brexit Position as U.K. Threatens to Quit Talks

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>European Union ministers finalized their Brexit …

United Kingdom