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FedEx Proves Robots, Humans Can Work in Harmony

Humans and robots work side by side in a FedEx distribution center (via Travis Dove/The New York Times)<p>FedEx is the latest courier delivery service …

Italian Tiramisu Cheesecake Recipe

This Italian tiramisu cheesecake recipe is the only dessert that my husband makes every time when he has a sweet tooth! It’s easy and simple, no-bake …

Forget Chocolate Syrup — This Homemade Hot Fudge Belongs on Ice Cream and Beyond

“This hot fudge is the best hot fudge I have ever had, and it is so easy to make, and to remember,” says Jeni Britton Bauer, the famed maker of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, during a casual interview at San Francisco’s Fancy Food Show. When the founder of one of the (if not THE) best artisanal ice …

Dessert

20 Outrageous Appetizers for Super Bowl Sunday

We don't know a ton about sports here, but we know plenty about food. And that includes appetizers. When it comes to a great party for the big game, …

Cooking

Make These Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bites for the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is upon us, and it's a mega sports season in general. Hockey and Basketball are also happening, but there's no denying that the Super …

Cooking

Dan dan noodles: Fiery, numbing comfort by way of Sichuan

Consider this a reminder that a pile of carbs is infinitely satisfying — and perhaps none more so than dan dan noodles, a spicy Sichuan dish traditionally served as street food. The name, writes Fuchsia Dunlop in her 2008 memoir "Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper," refers to the way the snack was sold …

Food & Dining

These are Our Favorite Kitchens of 2017

2017 brought some exciting trends in kitchens — more color, an embrace of elegant, classic styles, and even the return of wood cabinets. I've seen a …

Interior Design

The coolest way to serve coffee at dinner’s end

I can put together a decent dinner party. But when it comes to the end of the meal, I have never been at ease with making a cuppa for my coffee-drinking guests, because I only do tea.<p>My new plan is to serve this whiz-bang-simple dessert, which offers all the coffee flavor with precious little …

Coffee

Predicting studs and duds for NFL Week 15

Nov 19, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) smiles after a victory against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. …

Week 14 breakout candidates and potential projection-beaters

Last week’s PPO breakouts piece would have helped you unearth Alex Collins, Kenyan Drake, Delanie Walker, and others prior to their huge games. We’ll …

Bleacher Report Fantasy Waiver Wire Weekly

Fantasy football playoffs are finally here! Watch the video above to get all the news and fantasy advice from Matt Camp and Stephen Nelson.<p><i>Looking for the best NFL coverage around? Bleacher Report is the go-to destination for armchair quarterbacks everywhere. Connect to the NFL stories, teams,</i> …

Fantasy Football

Week 13 fantasy start/sit advice

With another week of NFL action behind us, and another week of fresh data to analyze and consider, I’m here to help you with some of your toughest …

MIT and Harvard create cheap artificial muscles with super strength

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has teamed up with Harvard’s Wyss Institute to create a super strong, affordable artificial muscle that could be used to create soft robots with “superpowers,” including the ability to lift up to 1000 times their weight.<p>The new soft …

Robotics

The Supreme Court's Blockbuster Patent Case: What You Need to Know

The Supreme Court has heard some big intellectual property cases in recent years, but nothing like this. On Monday, the court is hearing a …

Patents

How to Make Ombre Donuts That Are Insanely Instagram-able

Thinking about veering from the traditional wedding cake and going with a dessert table? Let us inspire you :) Donuts are on trend right now, but frying them at home can be intimidating, so we’re going to make an easier (and <i>slightly</i> healthier) baked version. They’re the perfect addition to a …

Dessert

Ready your bread baskets: Our best roll, muffin and corn bread recipes for Thanksgiving

Pull out your bread baskets for one of these options from our archives. Extras are perfect for — what else? — leftover-filled sandwiches.<p>Grandma Webster's Dinner Rolls. Soft, tender, pull-apart rolls that are perfect for sandwiches.<p>Challah for a Crowd. The appealing tenderness of challah, but baked …

Cornbread

Wonky and inedible veg to be eradicated by farm robots

Wonky and inedible vegetables will be eradicated by farm robots which do not harvest crops until they are perfect, scientists have predicted.<p>Engineers are already working on machines which can autonomously plant seeds, weed, water and spray without a farmer needing to venture into the field.<p>They …

Russia is pressing forward with its autonomous warfighter program

Russia’s Robots<p>Robots are now sophisticated enough to fight alongside human combatants on the battlefield. Various countries are pursuing this …

The Future

Killer robots are coming: Scientists warn UN needs treaty to maintain human control

Killer robots raise the prospect of a new kind of war; one in which it's possible to selectively target and slaughter entire populations at little …

Lethal Microdrones, Dystopian Futures, and the Autonomous Weapons Debate

The future of weaponized robots requires a reasoned discussion, not scary videos Image: Slaughterbots/YouTubeIn "Slaughterbots," a film created by a …

UC Berkeley

The US Army’s Robot Revolution Has Stalled

Following a high-profile screw-up in Iraq a decade ago, the Army has been reluctant to deploy armed ground robots.<p>Following a high-profile screw-up in Iraq a decade ago, the US Army has been reluctant to deploy armed ground robots. But rival armies—Russia's, in particular—have no such hang-ups, and …

Military
Fantasy Football

You Deserve a Hot and Cheesy Pierogi Casserole

Hello, and welcome to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious layered creations. I’m very …

Cooking
Fantasy Football
Fantasy Football

This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon

Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.<p>Billing itself as a "cocoon in the wilderness," Lumishell is a new modular prefab home whose undulating shape opens up completely to the outdoors thanks to patented, curved sliding glass doors. A …

Prefab Homes

Honda’s new robot prototype could help mitigate future disasters

Honda has a new bipedal robot, which isn’t perhaps as charismatic as Asimo, but which could be a lot more useful. The robot is a disaster relief model, dubbed E2-DR (very Star Wars) which has flexible, articulating joints, a waterproof design and a 2km/h walking rate. The robot can climb ladders, …

Robotics