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How to Make the Best Deep-Fried Jalapeño Poppers

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The first time I ate jalapeño poppers, things went very wrong. It was many years ago and I had just gotten my tongue pierced on a whim. When I left the piercing shop, they sent me off with an instructional aftercare …

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24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin’s New Hotel

It’s the little things.<p>It’s the little things, and anyone who’s flown Virgin America knows it: the calming purple mood lighting, the food and drink orders you can place electronically from your seats, the entertaining safety video, the ticket stubs that are 50% smaller than the obnoxious industry …

The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell.<p>In fact, even in the bleakest of airplane rides, when the economy cabin looks close to filling up and the only three choices are middle seats …

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How 3D-Printing Rocket Engines Could Win Back The Space Race

Rapid manufacturing methods may eliminate dependence on Russian rockets<p>In the mid-1960s, NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center, outside of Huntsville, Ala., was a hive of rocket-engineering activity, ground zero for America’s efforts to establish herself as the world’s dominant space power. Following …

Space 2020: What does the future hold?

What will our space ambitions actually look like a decade from now? Three experts tell Richard Hollingham.<p>Space has not been this exciting since the 1960s.<p>Nasa recently launched Orion, its first new spacecraft to carry astronauts since the Space Shuttle, and is developing a massive new rocket to …

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Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Skull discovery suggests location where humans first had sex with Neanderthals

Photograph: Israel Hershkovitz, Ofer Marder & Omry Barzilai<p>The excavation area of where the skull was found in western Galilee in a cave that had collapsed around 30,000 years …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

A 3-D view of the Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on ice history

Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Obama Predicts Bright Future For Legal Weed

President Barack Obama said during a YouTube interview Thursday that he believes more states will consider legalizing recreational marijuana, citing his administration's hands-off approach to prohibition-ending cannabis laws in Colorado and Washington state.<p>“What you’re seeing now is Colorado, …

5 Cool Things We Just Learned About Rosetta’s Rubber Ducky Comet

Even with a missing lander, the mission is sending back primo info<p>The Rosetta mission made history last year, by being the first manmade spacecraft to ever orbit or land on a comet. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though. The lander Philae bounced around and got lost somewhere on the comet's …

Obama seeks broader audience through YouTube personalities

WASHINGTON (AP) — No cringe. No dazzle. No edge.<p>President Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouTube content creators for an interview …

Now Is The Time For Obama To Make A Move On Marijuana

The President is following the edict boxers know — always try to finish with a flourish if you want the judges to be kind. In other words, to secure his legacy, Obama needs to go out with a bang.<p>This is likely why we've seen Obama launch his executive action on immigration, normalize relations with …

Court throws out care application for teen who drew on protest site wall

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> A court in Hong Kong has thrown out an application for a 14-year-old girl to be removed from her family after she was arrested for drawing chalk flowers on a wall at a pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong.<p>The girl was caught in the early hours of December 23 at a staircase -- …

This Maker Created a Different Origami Figure Every Day in 2014

We’re big fans of all things making, especially paper art. But when makers take on a daily challenge involving one of the most complex forms of the medium — origami — we have to stop and stare (in admiration, of course). That’s exactly what origami artist Ross Symons made us do with his 365 Days of …

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Report offers different account of Robert Allenby mugging

The strange tale of<p>Robert Allenby's mugging in Hawaii turned even stranger on Monday when a TV station reported a conflicting account of what happened to the Australian golfer.<p>Allenby has said that he was abducted outside a wine bar, robbed and beaten, then driven some six miles away. A homeless …

How to Paint a 'Love Letter' to a City

Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.<p>In the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in downtown Baltimore, a big, brusque guy runs a pop-up sign-painting studio with a few partners, known collectively as ICY Signs. …

Google and SpaceX are talking about internet satellites

We don't normally cover the dry world of start-up funding, but this story looks as if it's worth breaking a rule for. According to a report over at <i>The Information</i>, Google is about to write SpaceX, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company, a big check the next time the latter company requests some …

11 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Night

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday-night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Sundays are the dreaded conclusion to a relaxing reprieve from our chaotic workweeks — and many of us get a twinge of melancholy just thinking …

Based on His Tweet Apparently Targeting ‘American Sniper,’ We Bet Michael Moore Won’t Get Invited to Clint Eastwood’s Oscar Party

Is it a coincidence that uber-liberal movie director Michael Moore posted a comment on social media calling snipers “cowards” on the same weekend “American Sniper” dominated ticket sales at movie theaters, breaking several box office records?<p>Posted mid-Sunday afternoon, Moore’s tweet did not …

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Plunge In Wall Street Money Bolsters Populist Shift Among Democrats

WASHINGTON -- With their first act in full control of the new Congress, Republicans tried to push through a bill to delay the Volcker Rule, which limits risky trades by banks. The plan failed as Democrats rallied a majority of their caucus to oppose the measure.<p>Just weeks earlier, Republicans had …

An unbeatable computer program has finally solved two-player limit Texas hold'em poker

The program also demonstrates that playing second is advantageous<p>Two-player limit Texas hold’em poker has finally been solved, according to a study published in <i>Science</i> today. Scientists have designed a computer program, named Cepheus, with a strategy for the game that is so close to perfect that …

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

How the O.J. Simpson Heisman Trophy theft was solved

The last time USC's 1968 Heisman Trophy won by O.J. Simpson was displayed in public was in 1994.<p>It was June, and Simpson was at the center of a homicide investigation after his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman were found dead outside her home.<p><b>------------<br>FOR THE</b> …