Kristopher Sidman

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Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that …

More than 300,000 Rohingya refugee children 'outcast and desperate', Unicef says

One in five children under the age of five is estimated to be acutely malnourished, requiring medical attention<p>Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) …

The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar”

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play <i>Stand By Me</i> on the Populele, a feat that was rendered possible by …

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A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

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Clear Your Freezer: Vodka Ice Cream Is Here, and It'll Turn You Into a Happy Drunk

After a night of drinking, what's the first thing you do when you get home? For me, after the heels and sticky bra come off, I immediately open the freezer. Once I have my spoon and my ice cream, it's go time. But the times are changing, and thanks to Arctic Buzz, waiting until the end of the night …

This 3D audio soundbar promises to beat your home theater setup

Surround sound is an exercise in compromise. Surround speakers are cumbersome and expensive to set up. They require you sit in a ‘sweet spot’ to achieve a decent sense of positioning, and can’t really replicate the sensation of sound getting close to your head. Headphones can position sound more …

Silicon Valley on edge as lawmakers target online sex trafficking

After a sustained assault from lawmakers, investigators and victims groups, the website Backpage.com agreed early this year to shut down its lucrative adult page, which had become a well-known sex-trafficking hub.<p>It wasn't long before the company was back in the headlines.<p>The adult section was …

NASA says your eclipse glasses may be unsafe. Here’s how to tell if they’re not

August’s upcoming eclipse will be eagerly taken in by millions of people across the nation, and except for a scant few minutes if you are in the path …

You Need This Sweet and Sour Italian Sauce on Your Breakfast

Sometimes all a less-than-satisfying breakfast needs is a splash of a killer condiment. While hot sauce and maple syrup do their jobs well, there’s …

Trump plans to nominate non-scientist to head science at USDA

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump plans to nominate his longtime campaign aide Sam Clovis to head science at the US Department of Agriculture, despite the fact that Clovis lacks a background in science and a congressional rule maintains that the role must be filled "from among distinguished …

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Language-learning apps that you need now

Going on an overseas trip soon? Need to familiarize yourself with a local language?<p>Up your linguistic game with a language-learning app.<p>Say goodbye …

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REPORT: There are hundreds of judges in New York who do not have law degrees

Many of the announcements note that the judges, as part of their agreement with the commission, pledge to never seek or accept a job as a judge again.<p>And some of the announcements include a fact that still packs a 21st century punch of surprise: The judges being disciplined are not, and never have …

Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Soak your hickory chips overnight.<p>Mix together all ingredients except the Boston Butt. Liberally coat the pork with the dry rub mixture, really …

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The Money You Get From ATMs is Disgusting

The list of things found on our dollars includes DNA from our pets, traces of drugs, and bacteria and viruses that cause disease.<p>We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park benches. We pass these …

A Chopin Diary: The Complete Nocturnes CD – review

Claire Huangci (piano)<br>(Berlin Classics) (2 CDs)<p>One of my very earliest musical memories is the wonderful sound of Chopin’s E flat nocturne on an old 78. The music gets under your skin, and that is equally true for the Chinese-American pianist Claire Huangci, who has recorded all 21 nocturnes. Are …

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Deep South Barbecue Ribs Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Pat both sides of slabs dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, remove thin membrane from back of each …

The Ideal Lemon Bar: A Fierce Filling and a Strong Supporting Crust

When the pastry chef Shuna Lydon was preparing for the opening of Bouchon, the chef Thomas Keller’s supposedly casual and impossibly perfect French bistro in Napa Valley, he told her it would be the hardest thing she’d ever done — more difficult than her work creating desserts like white truffle …

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11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

10 yummy ways to use leftover rice

<b>One can never have too much rice!</b><p>I’ll never forget the surprise on my aunt’s face when she asked 11-year-old me what food I would take with me to a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Komodo dragon blood might hold the key to the global antibiotic-resistance crisis

Komodos are tough. Really, really tough, both inside and out.<p>Their outside is covered in what’s basically a bony chainmail. But it’s what’s inside that might be what keeps Komodo dragons—and maybe one day humans—alive.<p>As you can see in the video above, scientists at George Mason University …

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Spanish Paella with Anthony Bourdain & José Andrés

Chef and television host Anthony Bourdain, Roads and Kingdoms publisher Matt Goulding, and Chef José Andrés discuss the finer points of paella at the …

No Lie: These Vitamins Are Like the Natural, Less Scary Version of Accutane

Accutane and Aczone are just a couple treatments that have been clearing complexions for years. And while these products have proven beneficial for …

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara Tradizionali Recipe

"Unlike a lot of recipes out there for spaghetti carbonara, this is the true Italian recipe from an Italian! You can't get more authentic than this …

Roam with the wild horses on a weekend escape to Reno

We can thank Velma Johnston, better known as "Wild Horse Annie," for the thousands of mustangs that roam the high desert of northern Nevada. In 1955 the Reno woman convinced state legislators to halt the roundup of wild horses on state lands for sale to pet-food makers. Federal lawmakers followed …

How to Find Hawaii's Secret Beaches

Perfect white-sand beaches exist all over Hawaii, but many are filled with sand castles, surfers, beach towels, and oceanfront resorts. Get ready to wander a little off the beaten path on your way to these six blissfully empty beaches.<p>Kanaio Beach, Maui<p>The Hoapili Trail starts at a parking area at …

WATCH: Every Cut of Steak, Explained

From filet to brisket to Denver steak, this is how to butcher a cow to get to the cuts you love.<p>Have you ever broken down a cow? Right. Probably not. After all, we're not all butchers. But that beef we love throwing on the grill, griddle, or cast iron doesn't just fall off the bone as a beautifully …

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