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Female directors seize the limelight at Cannes film festival

When actresses kicked off their high heels in anger to walk the red carpet in flats at the Cannes film festival last spring it was a sign of a wider dissatisfaction with women’s chiefly decorative role at the glamorous annual pageant on the Côte d’Azur.<p>It was a small protest at reports that others …

Cannes Film Festival

15 Poke Cake Recipes You Need In Your Life

:: poke poke poke ::<p>True to its name, it's a cake that you poke holes in after baking. The holes are then filled with a liquid or filling — like condensed milk, pureed fruit, chocolate cream, or pudding — to infuse extra flavor into every bite. <b>Here are 15 ways to make one.</b>

Dessert

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

How GE used science to make a hot sauce so spicy, it's bottled in jet engine materials

GE is not typically a name you’d associate with food, but with its big data brisket party back at SXSW 2015 and now a new scientifically-developed hot sauce, the company might soon be more than just an appliance supplier for your household.<p>The company today launched 10^32 Kelvin, a sauce created in …

Food

14 of the most affordable places for Americans to retire outside the US

The prospect of living comfortably for less and seeing more of the world pushes many to consider becoming expats, yielding some unexpected (and welcome) benefits.<p>There are, of course, several key factors to consider before making the move abroad, including language, safety, and contact with loved …

Winston Churchill's Secret Underground Bunker is Opening to the Public

<i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>An unused subway station in London, where Winston Churchill once sheltered in a secret bunker during the Blitz, is set to open to the public next month, along with several other London Underground sites.<p>Down Street in Mayfair was a working Tube station from 1907 to 1932, but …

Spicy Brown Butter? What Did We Do to Deserve This Gift?

Brown butter is a chef's secret weapon—and now it's yours, too.<p>Butter is good. Brown butter is better. Cooked to the breathtaking boundary between caramelized and burnt, it’s nutty and complex, the sultry signature flavor in French-y classics like <i>financiers</i>. But in 2016, brown butter isn’t just for …

Oysters

Now Anyone Can Climb Mount Everest in VR

Only 4,000 people have reached the summit of Mount Everest in history, but that number is about to grow exponentially with the advent of virtual …

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Epicurious: Around the World in 80 Dishes Video Series

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Investors are fleeing hedge funds in droves

In September 2014, the $300-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest pension fund, announced that it would liquidate over the following year its investments totaling $4 billion in 24 hedge funds and six funds-of-funds; they were too complicated and too …

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could have curved screen and huge battery

With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge launched and in the running for best Android smartphone of the year, all eyes are now on Samsung's other …

Urgent repairs ordered on Boeing 787 Dreamliner engines

Airlines have been ordered to carry out an urgent fix on 176 Boeing 787 Dreamliners because of an engine icing problem.<p>The instruction has been given by the Federal Aviation Administration Authority in the US and follows an incident on Jan 29 when one of the two engines on a Japan Airlines 787 shut …

Updated Shepherds Pie Recipe

"An easy shepherd's pie made with lean ground beef has a light but flavorful layer of creamy mashed potatoes on top."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/4 pounds red …

Boat Belonging to Missing Florida Teens Found Near Bermuda

Officials confirmed on Saturday that a boat found last month off the coast of Bermuda is the one that belonged to two Florida teens who went missing …

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

National Parks

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

Make Matt Jennings' Killer No-Recipe Spring Pickles

Preserve the season's best produce with Boston chef Matt Jennings' fool-proof pickles.<p>Spring is a magical season that’s here and gone before you know …

Rice Pudding

For many of us, rice pudding evokes comfort as well as indulgence. This version is creamy and nostalgic and takes very little work. Traditionally, …

“RIP little buddy” death of “police squirrel” mourned in the US

Head bowed a police officer pays his last respects to a dead squirrel which had become a fixture at the police headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.<p>The photograph of the officer, Dave Bowes, apparently mourning the animal, which was posted on Twitter, has since gone viral.<p>Police even taped off the scene …

How do planes fly? This animation explains everything you need to know

Lots of us have ridden on planes before, but how many of us could really explain how airplanes lift themselves off the ground and stay in the air? …

The End of Aging? Soon It Might Be a Prescription Away

Since time immemorial, humans have tried to halt the aging process. Various avenues have been explored. The Elixir of Life was thought to be a …

hair loss

Science Just Gave You an Awesome Reason to Get High and Masturbate All Day

The benefits of stoned sex are well-documented. Numerous studies have pointed out smoking weed can have aphrodisiac effects, relaxing your …

Cannabis

Fidel Castro bids farewell to Cuba's Communists as he says he will die soon

Fidel Castro has made what is likely to be his final speech to Cuba's Congress, telling the assembled politicians that he would die soon but that the revolution's ideals would live on.<p>The 89-year-old spoke after his brother Raul, 84, was re-elected as head of the Communist party - a position the …

Science Has Found Why Freddie Mercury Was Such an Incredible Singer

As if you needed more proof.<p>Just listen to Freddie Mercury's isolated vocals from Queen's "We Are the Champions". That range, the theatrics, that yell— it's all so powerful and somehow still soft and beautiful, and he sustains that damn note long after anyone else would have collapsed with …

Music

A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

Outside Reno, in Nevada's high desert, Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The Gigafactory, as it's called, will churn out batteries for the company's electric cars. But it's also making something new — a battery for the home.<p>Tucked away in a dusty valley near …

Tesla

Man freed in girl's 1957 slaying speaks of prison, future

CHICAGO (AP) — Jack McCullough awoke a few months into his life sentence for the 1957 slaying of an Illinois schoolgirl as his cellmate plunged a …

Crime

Genes help determine when you will lose your virginity, say scientists

When you lose your virginity and how many children you will have are partially determined by genetics, Cambridge University has found.<p>A study of over 380,000 people has identified gene mutations which influence the age of puberty, sexual intercourse, first birth and number of offspring.<p>Previously …

17 years later, billions of Brood V cicadas make a noisy emergence

Many parts of Ohio and West Virginia will soon see (and hear) swarms of the insects, as will patches of neighboring states.<p>Insect enthusiasts in Ohio …