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Make Dinner in 30 With These 17 Quick Pasta Recipes

Sure, there are times when I'm in the mood to spend all day on a pasta dish, be it a slow-cooked tomato sauce or a cheese- and meat-heavy lasagna Napoletana. But more often, pasta is my go-to for a quick weeknight dinner. Fortunately for me, it's just as at home in a 15-minute recipe as it is in a …

Stereoscopic GIFs Get Trippy Makeovers with Neural Network Imaging

The artistic duo The Current Sea let a neural network work its magic on 3D wiggle GIFs.<p>Stereoscopic photography, a type of primitive 3D imaging and proto-GIF, dates back to the 1800s. Also called wiggle stereoscopy, or wiggle 3D, the technique makes for some great animated GIFs. Now The Current …

Snapchat reportedly plans to let you shop while you snap

Snapchat isn’t averse to trying lots of different ideas, with rumors swirling that it’ll help with your personal finance in the future — but it’s also working on a way for you to buy things directly in the app.<p>According to a report from Recode, Joanna Coles, member of Snapchat’s board of directors …

Snapchat

Texas prosecutor officially disbarred for sending innocent man to death row

Board of disciplinary appeals upholds decision against Charles Sebesta, who presented false testimony and withheld information in case of Anthony Graves<p>A Texas legal disciplinary board upheld a decision to disbar a prosecutor who oversaw a case that sent an innocent man to death row.<p>The board on …

Death Row

How J.J. Abrams and Hulu Brought Stephen King's '11.22.63' to TV

When Stephen King first got the idea for a story about a time-traveler trying to save JFK, he was a 24-year-old high school English teacher living in …

TV

Ryan Reynolds Says The Nude Fight Scene In "Deadpool" Is Basically All Him

"I’m the youngest of four boys, so it’s not the first time I’ve fought another man naked in a burning building," Reynolds said at BuzzFeed Brews.<p><i>Deadpool</i> is rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content, and graphic nudity, according to the Motion Picture Association of …

The Secret to an Evenly Cooked Roasted Chicken

How to avoid the dreaded dry white meat.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Molly Frisch confesses ruining a roast chicken to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Welcome to Effed it …

Cooking

Watch Stephen Colbert Savor Donald Trump's Iowa Caucus Defeat

Following the nail-biting and shocking Iowa caucuses, Stephen Colbert spent a portion of Tuesday's <i>Late Show</i> breaking down what happened in the …

Government

American Crime Story's Cuba Gooding Jr. on O.J. Simpson's Guilt or Innocence: "I'm So F--king Confused"

There's nothing quite like the experience of interviewing Cuba Gooding Jr. The 48-year-old New York native is as exuberant in person as when he literally leapt onto the Oscar stage in 1997 to accept his Best Supporting Actor statue. On this particular night, he's holding court on the terrace of the …

Lars von Trier's Antichrist banned in France seven years after release

Decision joins string of censorship rulings in the country in response to lobbying from traditionalist pressure group Promouvoir<p>A French court has banned Lars von Trier’s 2009 horror film Antichrist over its sexual and violent content.<p>The decision was made this week after the Catholic …

Shades of Grey

Carnivorous Fossil Beast Lived Like a Civet

The entire Cenozoic history of the world is often laid out something like this: dinosaurs were in charge until 66 million years ago, when a wayward asteroid decided otherwise, and then mammals breathed a sigh of relief as they took over. About 60 million years after that the first humans swung down …

Dinosaurs

The physics of brain folding

3D printing provides a new way of modelling the formation of cortical convolutions<p>The human brain is immediately recognizable by its cortex (meaning <i>bark</i> in Latin), the prominent outer layer of tissue, with its characteristic pattern of ridges and furrows, which sits atop the deep structures. The …

The Brain

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Not Playing Vladimir Putin in a New Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio once said he would “love to play” Vladimir Putin, but that doesn’t mean it’s actually happening anytime soon.<p>Contrary to reports in …

Google Play’s Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent

Google announced its plans to support podcasts in Google Play last October, and now it appears that the feature is ready to launch. A handful of users are reporting they’re seeing the new Podcasts section pop up in their Google Play Music app’s left-side navigation menu, underneath the section for …