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5 Great Gin Cocktails to Try This Spring

There are plenty of ways to enjoy gin year-round, but we have to admit that our favorite season is spring, when fresh herbs and fruits and tons of …

Cocktail of the week: Smoking Goat's tequila, mandarin and lime

Serves 1<p><b>25ml blanco tequila</b> (any brand)<b><br>25ml orange liqueur or triple sec</b> (we use Clement’s Créole Shrubb)<b><br>5ml palm sugar syrup</b> (melt one part palm sugar in two parts water over a low heat), or normal sugar syrup<b><br>15ml mandarin juice</b><b><br>15ml lime juice</b><b><br>1 pinch sea salt</b><b><br>1 mint leaf</b>, to garnish<p>Put everything …

Tequila

Chinese police are wearing sunglasses that can recognize faces

In the <i>Matrix</i> series, Keanu Reeves wears futuristic sunglasses to look cool when fighting against machines. But in China, police are now wearing sunglasses equipped with facial-recognition technology to catch criminal suspects.<p>Railway police in Zhengzhou, a central Chinese city, are the first in the …

China

Freemasons leader appeals for end to 'discrimination' of members

Freemasons have been "undeservedly stigmatised", the organisation leader has said, and will be running a series of open evenings to prove it is not a secret society.<p>The United Grand Lodge of England placed adverts in three national newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, headlined "enough is …

Human Rights

Norovirus Cases at Olympics More Than Double, Moving Beyond Security Staff

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The number of confirmed cases of norovirus at the Winter Games has risen to 86 from 32 in just two days as Olympic officials struggle to track the source of the outbreak on the eve of the opening ceremony.<p>Hong Jeong-ik from South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and …

South Korea

North Korea’s Berlin embassy used to acquire nuclear tech, says spy chief

German intelligence head says equipment acquired by North Korea has military use<p>Germany’s domestic intelligence agency chief has claimed North Korea has been acquiring equipment and technology for its nuclear and weapons programmes through its Berlin embassy.<p>“We have noticed that so many …

North Korea

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover 4,400-Year-Old Tomb

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near Cairo that contains rare wall paintings and is believed to belong to a high-ranking Egyptian priestess, government officials said on Saturday.<p>The tomb is thought to be that of a priestess named Hetpet, Mostafa Waziri, the secretary …

Archaeology

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

9 Delicious Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes

Need fresh ideas for chicken? Toss your favorite bird into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime.<p>Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka …

14 Times "Shrek" Really Pushed The Envelope On Being PG

Spoiler: Robin Hood was skeezier than you thought.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Shrek

Here Come The Penitent Penguins: The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back

Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo.<p>The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back. This year's winners were announced Thursday morning.<p>The annual awards are "ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion," according to their website, and …

Nature Photography

Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs …

Cancer

Scientists Have Finally Caught The Eerie Hum of Earth Deep Under The Sea

Ommmm.<p>For the past few decades, something has been becoming increasingly clear: Earth constantly hums, even though we can't hear it.<p>The first attempt …

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

These mashed potatoes are full of great flavor. They’ll de¬finitely be a hands-down winner with the hungry crew who gets invited over to try them.

Trump shrinks two huge national monuments in Utah, drawing praise and protests

SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump on Monday drastically scaled back two national monuments established in Utah by his Democratic predecessors, the largest reduction of public-lands protection in U.S. history.<p>Trump's move to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by …

Forests

Tom Hanks Weighs In on Hollywood's Rampant Sexual Harassment Allegations

In the wake of the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled against men in Hollywood, Tom Hanks has explained why he isn’t …

Matt Lauer’s Sandra Bullock interview flashback: 'I've seen you naked'

Making the rounds Friday: A 2009 <i>TODAY</i> interview between Matt Lauer and star Sandra Bullock where the anchor enthuses about her getting naked in the …

Gingerbread Latte Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°F. Process flour, crystallized ginger, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, …

Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.<p>The grafts replaced 80% of the boy's skin.<p>The skin of his arms, legs, back and flanks, and some of the skin on …

Medicine

Drinking cherry juice could give you an extra 84 minutes of sleep every night, study finds

If counting sheep doesn’t help you drift off into a deep sleep at night, you might want to consider downing a glass of Montmorency tart cherry …

Doctors extracting lung tumor from patient find decades-old toy instead

Imagine going under the surgeon’s knife to have a lung tumor removed, only to wake up and discover that you never had cancer at all. Quite a nice …

Elon Musk revealed a new plan to colonize Mars with giant reusable spaceships — here are the highlights

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, has presented an updated plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.<p>The International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, hosted Musk's presentation on Friday, and SpaceX streamed video of the event via a YouTube Live feed. (You can …

Amateur Metal Detectorist Finds Incredible Ancient Roman Treasure Hoard in The UK

Britain's never seen anything like it.<p>An amateur metal detectorist has hit the motherlode: a cache of bronze treasures in Gloucestershire, dating …

Debris from the 2011 tsunami carried invasive species to North America

2bea413b-a10d-46ec-8635-6242d6a50a92<p>Debris from 2011 tsunami carried invasive species to North …

Health Care

How to Cook Bacon With a Lawnmower | MyRecipes

The world’s love of bacon knows no bounds. It’s been around for thousands of years, and some of us will even build a whole diet around crispy …

Pizza Biscuits! | MyRecipes

When it comes to savory breakfast pastries, most bakeries have fairly limited offerings: Typically a cheddar-scallion scone or a spinach and cheese …

A Parmesan Crust Is What Your Baked Chicken Is Missing

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Coat a wire rack with cooking spray and fit over a rimmed baking sheet.<p>Heat the oil in a …

Chicken Breast

Sleeping dragon: How this dinosaur got preserved in 3-D

CALGARY, Alberta — While it's impossible to say how a 112-million-year-old dinosaur died, researchers are turning themselves into sleuths to figure out how this ancient beast transformed into a stunning, 3D fossil that looks like the statue of a sleeping dragon.<p>Their verdict? It's a mixture of the …

This Beloved Southern Appetizer Starts With a Sleeve of Saltines

So simple, yet oh so delicious.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Southern Living.</i><p>Sometimes an oven is like that mysterious black box on a magician’s …