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Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Apple’s biggest security threat is you

APOD: Comet McNaught Over New Zealand (2014 Oct 19) Image Credit & Copyright: Minoru Yoneto http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141019.html Explanation: Comet McNaught was perhaps the most photogenic comet of modern times -- from Earth. After making quite a show in the northern hemisphere in early January of 2007, the comet moved south and developed a long and unusual dust tail that dazzled southern hemisphere observers. In late January 2007, Comet McNaught was captured between Mount Remarkable and Cecil Peak in this spectacular image taken from Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. The bright comet dominates the right part of the above image, while the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy dominates the left. Careful inspection of the image will reveal a meteor streak just to the left of the comet. Today, Comet Siding Spring may become the most photogenic comet of modern times -- from Mars. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141019 #APOD

10 Easy Recipes for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

I used to host elaborate Thanksgiving celebrations, where I'd cook and prepare for days on end, only to be completely exhausted by the time my guests arrived on Thanksgiving day. After one glass of wine, I'd be nodding off at the table, dreaming of my pillow! I finally wised up by simplifying my …

Cooking

8 Chef Upgrades for Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are a simple, satisfying side dish for any meal. Here are eight chef’s takes on this crowd-pleasing dish.<p>Roasted potatoes are a …

Why You Should Eat Dessert First, According To A Sweet Tooth

With turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy on the mind these days, the sweet stuff often gets overlooked this time of year. Despite all the seasonal savory stunners, however, like gratins and pot pies, now is also a killer time for desserts. You've got your crumbles and crisps, your fall …

The Ultimate Fall Baked Good: Pumpkin Maple Coffee Cake

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Give in to fall. Buy that can of pumpkin. Make this cake.</i><p>I love themed …

On the Red Couch with Ebola Photographer Kieran Kesner

<i>Earlier this year, photographer Kieran Kesner graduated from New York University when he got the break of a lifetime: The photo editor from The Wall</i> …

Pumpkin and Apple: The Best Pie and Cake for This Thanksgiving

You will want to save plenty of room for dessert this Thanksgiving if you want to indulge in delectable desserts created by the renowned pastry chef Francois Payard. I had the opportunity to sample some of Payard's extensive collection of Thanksgiving-themed creations. My top picks are the Pumpkin …

Dessert

NASA's Shape-Shifting Wing Design Could Change the Future of Flight

The space agency has been experimenting with a design called FlexFoil that aims to make aviation smoother, quieter, and greener.<p><i>For taxi testing on Oct. 31, 2014 at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, in California, the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) flap was</i> …

Aviation

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Irresponsible media coverage stokes fears out of all proportion to the actual risks, while major health threats are considered insufficiently newsworthy<p>Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying …

Symantec Has Found a Spying Tool Active on Computers Around the World

Computer security experts Symantec say their researchers have uncovered a sophisticated malware tool on Windows PCs across the globe, that appears to be used for spying and data collection, reports Recode.<p>Named ‘Regin’, the tool is a Trojan that has infected several organizations’ and individuals’ …

Terrifying Black Seadevil makes its video debut 1,900 feet underwater

Scientists record the same anglerfish that terrorized Nemo<p>Researchers in California have recorded rare images and video of a Black Seadevil — a mysterious and rather hideous female anglerfish that lives in some of the deepest corners of the ocean. The fish was observed on November 17th by scientist …

The Week in Review: A Very ‘Vape’ Year

Per its annual tradition of picking the most significant word of the year, Oxford Dictionary chose “vape” as 2014’s winner. Originating in the 1980s, …

Extreme shrimp might hold clues to alien life, NASA says

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. We have only seen "the tip of the iceberg" in the Westminster child abuse scandal.</b> Home secretary Theresa May says 40 detectives are investigating whether a Conservative MP murdered a boy at a pedophile sex party in London in the early 1980s.<p><b>2. Asian markets really liked that Chinese interest</b> …

Prince Charles

Swiss museum accepts part of Nazi art trove with ‘sorrow’

Kunstmuseum Bern chief emphasises bequest from Cornelius Gurlitt excludes works suspected of having been looted<p>The president of a Swiss fine art museum has described the anguish surrounding its decision to accept a collection of modernist masterpieces bequeathed by the son of a Nazi-era art …

Whatever happens to Google Glass, it's been a boon to smart glasses

Wearable technology took a hit this past week after many began proclaiming the apparent demise of Google Glass. Once the "hot new thing," Glass has …

Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances

<b>"We had a five-year romance, but I never even touched her hand," says Tareq, as he remembers his relationship with fellow university student Howaida.</b><p>Asking her hand in marriage posed an even bigger challenge.<p>"I was very hesitant because all my dreams could have been shattered once I admitted my …

Relationships

FBI director continues push against Apple & Google on smartphone encryption (Video)

FBI Director James Comey isn’t backing down from his position that Apple and Google are wrong to encrypt customer smartphone data preventing law enforcement agencies the possibility of access if requested. After last month sharing that the FBI was in talks with the two companies to discuss concerns …

How to clean a coffee grinder after grinding spices (VIDEO).

When you want freshly ground spices at home—for, say, a batch of channa masala—you have a few options. You can get an electric spice grinder, or buy …

RSVP Herb Scissors

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Our original RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel 5 Blade Multipurpose Herb scissors with Easy Cleaning Comb and …

Seasonal Kitchen: 10 Ideas for Using Spring Herbs in Dessert

GallerySeasonal Kitchen: 10 Ideas for Using Spring Herbs in Dessert<p>By the time spring rolls around, we're so excited for fresh produce that we load up our carts with rhubarb, peas, asparagus, artichokes and, if we can't get our hands on them, some oh so swanky ramps. But don't forget that spring is …

La Boîte's Lior Lev Sercarz Is a Spice Wizard (and You Can Be One, Too)

La Boîte's Lior Lev Sercarz creates beautiful, intricate spice blends used in some of America's best restaurants. Here's how he works his magic<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America's coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we'reapprenticing with the best knife</i> …

Spices

11 “One-Spoonful” Hacks to Lose Weight

If you’re looking to lose weight fast, don’t turn to diet pills or dangerous drugs. These one spoonful hacks will help curb your appetite and provide …

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice'

<b>A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.</b><p>The German study suggests a compound found in turmeric could encourage the growth of nerve cells thought to be part of the brain's repair …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Curry Spice Might Help the Brain Heal Itself

A spice commonly used to make curry could help the brain heal itself by encouraging the growth of nerve cells, according to a new study.<p>Researchers …

Stem Cells