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You Can Now Watch 'Moon Shot' In Google Play

The J.J. Abrams/Google/XPrize project follows Lunar XPrize participants<p>A few weeks go, I told you about <i>Moon Shot</i>, a new nine-part documentary from Bad Robot, the production company led by <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Star Trek</i> director J.J. Abrams, Google, and the XPrize Foundation. The doc, which seeks to …

Ferguson set to decide on U.S. government's police reform plan

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The Ferguson, Missouri city council may approve an agreement on Tuesday that it reached with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city’s police department following the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black teenager.<p>St Louis County police officers watch as anti-police …

Justice

47 Comfort Foods for Cold Nights, Broken Hearts, and Tuesdays

The coziest recipes for long underwear season.<p>When you're fending off subzero temps, the only thing that helps is long underwear. Okay, and lots and lots of comfort food. Heavy, cheesy, meat-y, bread-y: This is not the time to pretend like you want to eat a salad. You don't.

How to Make Damn Good Guacamole

It's never not guac season. Learn to make some seriously good—and spicy—guacamole in just over 30 seconds.<p><i>Every man should be able to hold his own in the kitchen. And you shouldn't need to attend culinary school to know the basics. Whether you're looking to make healthier meals or simply spruce up</i> …

Your Expert Guide to Making Bar-Worthy Cocktails at Home

There’s a reason people seek out the coolest bars in their hometowns: Often times, the cocktails at a sleek speakeasy or the high-end neighborhood haunt are hard to recreate at home. And of course that’s the case. At home, your bar might not be stocked with dozens of diverse spirits, liqueurs, …

Brownie Recipes That'll Make You Weak In The Knees

So much chocolate.<p>No matter how many French macarons or buttercream cupcakes we swoon over (and consume), nothing can take the special place in our hearts that's reserved for brownies. While brownies require no actual pastry-baking skills -- 5-year-old kids can make them with nothing more than a …

These 2-Ingredient Crepes Will Make You Look Like A Cooking Genius

You'll never guess the secret ingredient.<p>Two-ingredient recipes are here to save breakfast again. First, it was the two-ingredient banana pancakes. And now, it's this beautiful and fancy two-ingredient crepe recipe. Crepes might not be your typical breakfast fare, but now they can be.<p>If you've …

6 Brussels Sprouts Recipes That Will Change Your Life

Roasting is just the beginning.<p>Bring some flavor to your Thanksgiving table (or everyday table) with these 6 irresistible brussels sprouts recipes.<p><b>Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts</b><p>You could roast your sprouts with some olive oil and call it a day. Or you could toss them in a honey-Sriracha sauce, then …

The 11 Slow Cooker Mistakes That Might Be Sabotaging Your Meals

How many are you committing?<p>The slow cooker is the one appliance heralded by just about every home cook for making our lives easier. But just because it'll cook you dinner all on its own doesn't mean there aren't rules and guidelines that need to be followed for it to do its job well. Because there …

The Best 3-Ingredient Dinner Recipes

Who says a delicious dinner has to involve a laundry list of ingredients? (What the heck is nigella seed anyway?) That's why when we're in a rush, we turn to these ten recipes--all of which use just three ingredients.<p><b>Simple Roasted Chicken</b><p>Chicken legs or thighs + butter + fresh rosemary. <b>Get the</b> …

Food and Drink

We've scoured the globe in search of hidden gems to experience around the world. These irresistible eats capture the essence of place.<p><i>From the October 2015 issue of</i> Traveler <i>magazine</i><p>Reasons to Travel Now: 34-53<p><b>34. PUCKER UP IN ZANZIBAR:</b><p>Tangy fresh tamarind juice makes for a restorative breakfast on …

9 Ways to Dress Up Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled chicken breast isn't really about the meat itself but the way it's seasoned or sauced. Here are nine ways to flavor your chicken so it's …

Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

Mike Geyer Contributor<p>Mike Geyer is the director of evangelism and emerging technology at Autodesk.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>3 pitfalls that can sink any crowdfunded hardware startup<p>Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups …

Innovation

See the top 10 winners from National Geographic's traveler photo contest

From among more than 17,000 entries, the winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have been announced. These captivating photos will transport you to different destinations around the world, from Mexico to Bangladesh, and leave you in awe of majestic animals, beautiful …

Nature

Mathematical déjà vu, and Coffee | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Last week I was in a hotel in Edinburgh where the whole bedroom was vibrating for some unexplained reason, at an almost imperceptible level. The Bessel functions in my glass of water were a key part of the evidence that persuaded the manager to move us<p>Occasionally I get asked what it was that first …

Physics

A Cut By Any Other Name: Secrets of the Butcher

Butchery is a skill as old as hunting itself, but now, butchers are undergoing a PR renaissance. And it virtually removes animals from the picture.<p>TV shows and articles about butchery are usually pretty devoid of actual meat cutting, focusing rather on charcuterie aging, butchery restaurants, or …

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.<p>His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and …

Farmers Market Summer Veggie Roast

A week of travel has led to a little more "jiggle in my wiggle" than preferred. I am not sorry about this, after all this is why Wink control tops were invented. I'm a Scorpio, I love to indulge, so when I'm on vacation I tend to sample local food with abandonment. You only live once, or as those …

Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

My personal picks for must-read nonfiction from 2013.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year and haven't …

Sherpas: The Invisible Men of Everest

They carry the heaviest loads and pay the highest prices on the world's tallest mountain.<p>Sherpas working on Everest normally don't die en masse. Apart from their darkest seasons—1922, 1970, and now, 2014, the darkest of all—they tend to perish one by one, casualties of crevasse falls, avalanches, …

The Last of the Wild and Man-Eating Tigers

Through the eyes of a tiger, the colors of the forest are muted, but its outlines are very, very sharp. Staring ahead, the tiger also sees far to the right and far to the left, due to exceptional peripheral vision. The tiger is crepuscular, meaning it hunts at twilight or in the twilit light before …

The Six Seconds Between Love and Hate: A Vine Romance Gone Wrong

There’s a lot Jessi Smiles can do in a six­-second video. Pound Pringles. Pretend she peed her pants. Twerk on a geek at a video-game store. She can …

lepore

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

Silence in the favela

As part of its cleanup for the World Cup, in 2008 the Brazilian government began a police crackdown to sweep criminals out of the urban slums known as "favelas." The government has boasted of its success in bringing down crime, but the patrolling squads have made life in the favelas’ crowded …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

10 Things to Do Every Workday

This list will help you get stuff done in and out of the office.<p>Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether …

Business Development

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day

Want to achieve extraordinary goals? Take these easy, proven steps every day.<p>Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle …

Self-improvement

One Habit That Will Instantly Jump-start Your Creativity

Creativity is the currency of modern success. By building this one simple habit, you can ensure you'll never be at a loss for ideas again.<p>The days of a company riding for decades on the strength of a single product are long gone. With technology trends, tastes, and available knowledge changing …

Creativity

6 Ways to Make Your Breaks Truly Refreshing

A raft of research shows frequent breaks boost productivity. Here are six fun ways to reset in just 20 minutes or less.<p>These days, we’re all suffering from an epidemic of busyness. Unless you’re compelled by a lifelong habit (like, say, smoking) to get up from your desk, breaks can be the first …

Die Hard

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …