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This $6 Supermarket Wine Was Just Named One of the Best in the World

<i>This article was originally published on FoodandWine.com.</i><p>Think you can’t get a world-class wine for under $7? Turns out someone thinks you can. And …

Snapchat dives deeper into news with Story Explorer

Snapchat is making its Live Stories more interactive.<p>The company is adding a new feature to the live video section of its app that allows users to …

New York City

There's No Need to Label GMO Plants, FDA Says

Genetically engineered plants that have been approved for sale don’t need labels — and people can be assured they’re safe to eat, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.<p>The FDA issued new rules about labeling GM plant foods at the same time as last week’s approval of the first genetically …

There's a New Margarita in Town and It Has Cilantro

It's time to add some cilantro to your margarita.<p>Just like every summer has an official song, it has to have a drink: refreshing, not too sweet, easy enough to make for a backyard barbecue or a trip to the beach. Put away that bottle of rose, because this year is going to be the summer of the …

In Northern Pakistan, Women Travel Far to Gather the Feast

A two-hour trek across a rickety hanging bridge is just the first step to cooking dinner in northern Pakistan’s Hunza Valley, where subsistence farming is the norm. Burusho women make this daily journey together for firewood in order to cook foods like chapati or pasta with dried apricots. For …

Pakistan

Heat Up Summer with Our Favorite 8 Jalapeño Popper Recipes

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Jalapeño poppers are the chameleon of the food world. They are spicy enough for chile heads but not too hot for wimps. They can be …

The Israeli-Arab Hummus Wars

<i>Mmm hummus at Abu-Hassan. Photo by the author.</i><p>"In Israel, everything is political, including the hummus."<p>My guide, Yuval Zelinkovsky, said this as he tore off a piece of pita and expertly folded it into a small, origami-like boat -- a technique that, as he demonstrated, provided for optimal …

6 Things You Didn't Know About French Fries

There are few foods that have been eaten at some point by just about everyone in the Western world, but French fries are one of them. Call them fries, call them chips, call them frites -- whatever you call them, fried potato sticks are one of the most universally beloved junk foods on earth. Here …

Great White Shark High-Five? Here Is What Really Happened

In Five Years, Your Car Will Prevent You From Driving Drunk

Automatically saving lives<p>Drunk driving kills 28 people a day, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report in 2013.<p>Attempts to curtail deaths caused by drunk driving, from organizations like Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, have long tried to educate the public on the topic. …

Traffic Safety

Sciencespeak: Pteroid

I’m going to teach you how to do a pterosaur impression.<p>Stick your arms out to your sides with your palms facing forward. Now, while keeping the rest of your fingers curled in a loose fist, stick out your fourth finger. It’s like you’re giving a New Jersey hello, but with your ring finger instead …

Big science: the major projects already underway - graphic

Science<p>The Observer<p>As the Large Hadron Collider is booted up again, we look at some of the other huge, multi-million-pound projects taking place worldwide, including an alient-hunting telescope in South Africa, and Japan’s remarkable magnetic railway.<p>Robert Stevens, Nicola Davis, Pete Guest<p>Share on …

Physics

Sci-fi and Jurassic Park have driven research, scientists say

<i>This article was first published on The Conversation.</i><p>The park is open. Two decades on and Jurassic Park has morphed into Jurassic World, the one and only dinosaur theme park. Science has apparently evolved too: the genetically-engineered dinosaurs are to take a secondary role to a new star of the …

Dinosaurs

Global warming hiatus never happened

Studies had suggested that global warming slowed or paused since 1998. More thorough research shows the global warming “hiatus” likely never happened.<p>…

How learning about this animal changes brains - Futurity

Researchers taught people about unfamiliar animals while conducting fMRI imaging. The findings suggest everyone's brain shares a "filing system."

New pictures of dwarf planet Ceres which could hold alien life

Nasa's spacecraft Dawn has sent back the closest images ever taken of the dwarf planet Ceres<p>The closest pictures ever taken of the dwarf planet Ceres show that its surface is so peppered with crater marks that it looks like a giant golf ball.<p>Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars …

Astronomy

Justin Bieber headlines Calvin Klein's Hong Kong concert

Justin Bieberwas the headliner at a concert hosted by Calvin Klein in Hong Kong on Thursday night. He was joined by model Kendall Jenner, who, like Bieber, is a face of the brand. Pop star Jay Park was among other performers. [WWD]<p>Caitlyn Jenner is so happy with the facial plastic surgery that …

Sandra Bullock Hopes Minions Will Make Son Louis Laugh: 'Nothing Makes Me Happier'

Sandra Bullock may be the World’s Most Beautiful Woman, but to son Louis, she’s just “Mom.”<p>“He doesn’t know what I do, I just go to work,” Bullock …

Taylor Swift Just Donated $15,000 to the Firefighter Who Saved His Own Family

The poetic, noble land mermaid known as Taylor Swift has taken a break from selling out stadiums and going Instagram-official with Calvin Harris to …

As CEO steps down, Twitter's problem is that it's just too public

Dick Costolo never managed to tame Twitter's eccentric product or Wall Street's expectations<p>I told my wife last night that Twitter's CEO had stepped down. What had he done wrong, she asked? Too many people were trying Twitter, then quitting, I explained. "That's me," she affirmed. The account I …

Samsung’s Tizen is doing better than anticipated in India

The arrival of Samsung’s Tizen OS for smartphones was a rather drawn out process, but its Tizen powered Z1 handset finally landed in the major Indian market back in January. Since then Tizen has exceeded initial industry expectations, grabbing some significant market share in its short time on the …

Google can tell you which Android phone you should buy

The sheer variety of Android devices out there means that it's hard to know which one best serves your needs. That's what we're here for, but if you'd prefer not to take the advice of technology reviewers, then Google is now offering a second opinion. The company has launched Which Phone, a website …

Android News

The Elizabeth Warren Vs Jamie Dimon Feud Is Heating Up

There are few words in the English language that strike fear in the hearts of Wall Street bankers like “Elizabeth Warren.”<p>The senior senator from …

Greece’s IMF Setback: Has Anything Really Changed?

News Thursday that the International Monetary Fund had halted talks with Greece triggered a collective sharp intake of breath.<p>But has anything really changed?

International Monetary Fund

American Apparel’s new CEO is taking the company back to (management) basics

Dov Charney is not an easy actto follow for new CEO Paula Schneider. In addition to being the iconic founder of the brand, he’s left the company in dire financial straits, and continues to embroil it in a legal morass.<p>He also apparently ran the company without many basic management functions. It …

STOCKS FALL: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,898.84, -140.53, (-0.78%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,094.11, -14.75, (-0.70%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 5,051.10, -31.41, (-0.62%)<p>And now, the top stories on Friday:<p><b>DON'T MISS: One of corporate America's most controversial practices could become a major issue in the 2016 election »</b>