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Protesters Burn Mexico Government Building Over Missing Students

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Demonstrators set fire to the local legislature building on Wednesday in the capital of the southwestern state of Guerrero in protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students by corrupt police and thugs from drug gangs.<p>Violent demonstrations rocked several …

Startups in Nike-backed accelerator put girls first in fight against global poverty

SAN FRANCISCO — For the past two weeks, ten companies have been consulting with mentors, growing their business models and collaborating with one …

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various …

The Company That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Fabric—and Jobs

A startup in Pittsburgh shows what a social enterprise is capable of.<p>What if you could help create jobs for impoverished people and simultaneously address an environmental problem? An innovative young company in Pittsburgh is doing precisely that—dealing with Haiti's particularly acute problem of …

Reboot or Die Trying

One night, late in the summer of 2012, discussion at my dinner table turned to the venerable topic of What to Be When You Grow Up. My older son, Griffin, then nine years old, wanted to be an “underwater paleontologist.” His little brother, Huck, then seven, wanted to be a monkey.<p>“Do you know what I …

This Wearable Gadget Turns Your Footsteps Into Battery Life For Your Phone

The wearable, called Ampy, was inspired by the fact that as devices like smartphones get smarter, the batteries inside them haven’t kept up. The more …

Batteries

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

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Pistachio Dip

Makes about 2 cups<p>This savory mixture lands somewhere between dip and spread but it's dead on delicious. Like a holiday cheeseball...minus the cheese.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup plus 1 tsp. vegetable oil, plus more for drizzling<p>16 garlic cloves, peeled<p>1½ cups pistachios<p>½ cup pumpkin seeds<p>1 poblano chile<p>3 …