Peter Williams

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How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention

<i>(July 24, 2014: See the editor's note at the bottom of this page for an explanation of the story's new headline.)</i><p>When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while …

Pretty Much Everyone Is Pissed at Putin Right Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While the group responsible for the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 has yet to be determined, the …

#TI4 #Dota2 #navifighting Main event of The International Dota 2 Championships is coming! Natus Vincere will play tomorrow against Cloud9. Our guys must show all their skills!

See 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap In Unearthed 1996 Video

To celebrate #tbt, Complex.com alerted the Internet to this previously unearthed video of Kanye West rapping in 1996. The video -- uploaded to YouTube by DJ Eclipse, who passed the clip on to Complex -- was filmed at Fat Beats' second New York location in August of 1996. West was 19 years old at …

ESPN will broadcast Valve's 'Dota 2' e-sports tournament this weekend

Valve is partnering with ESPN to air the championship rounds of this year's <i>Dota 2</i> e-sports tournament. Dubbed The International, the tournament kicked off on July 8th and features a record-breaking prize pool of more than $10 million — most of which came from the game's dedicated fanbase. The final …

Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by …

Blue Bottle Coffee Expert Shows Us How To Make The Perfect Pour Over

We recently drank a lot of cups of coffee in the quest to find the very best method for brewing. What we found was that, not only will nine cups of coffee get you <i>really</i> wired, but the old tried and true Chemex pour over still brews a truly stellar cup -- even when compared to expensive pieces of …

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Will the Growth of eSports Be a Game-Changer for Fans?

What happens when a geeky thing like watching people play videogames goes mainstream?<p>“I used to say I wanted it to be mainstream, but I’ve completely changed my mind.”<p>That’s Chris “Wife” Fabiszak, a commentator and former pro player for the Nintendo videogame Super Smash Bros. Melee. He spoke to</b> …

Skillz is turning indie mobile games into eSports

San Francisco-based start-up Skillz is broadening the definition of eSports by allowing mobile game developers to implement tournaments into any of their games, regardless of whether the games are single-player, multiplayer or traditionally competitive experiences. And the idea is gaining traction: …

How Espresso Is Made: A Visual Guide

Quick to prepare, yet tiny and powerful in the cup, espresso's a beloved way to make coffee that's also one of the finickiest. While the twists and turns of what makes each shot work—and what could go wrong—are many, they're not exactly the stuff of murky, crema-topped mystery. Ever wonder what's …

How to Use a Chemex

<i>At Food52, we're serious about our coffee. So we got our friends over at Stumptown Coffee to teach us everything there is to know about it -- and to make our morning (and afternoon) routines a little bit brighter.</i><p><i>Today: The best way to brew coffee in a Chemex.</i><p>We are huge fans of the Chemex around …

The incredible life story of 'DayZ' creator Dean Hall

Dean Hall, the man whose name is nearly synonymous with <i>DayZ</i>, shocked fans last month when he announced that he was moving on from the survival zombie game that he labored so hard to build. But if you hear his life story, the move isn't nearly as much of a surprise. <i>Eurogamer</i> has published an …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

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As Sea Ice Shrinks, Can Polar Bears Survive on Land?

The predators can stay alive on goose eggs and caribou, scientist argues.<p>Here's one possible summer menu for polar bears being forced to stay on land due to a lack of reliable sea ice: 60 snow goose egg clutches, 53 goslings, 63 adult geese, 3 caribou calves, and 3 adult caribou. Garnish with …

Why Norte, the End of History is the one film you should watch this week – video

Based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Norte, the End of History explores the moral decline of a man who commits a double murder and the redemption of the imprisoned man who takes the fall for him. Lav Diaz's film is a brutal expose of the guilt of getting away with it, says Peter …

DayZ: how to survive in the world's most brutal zombie game

Brutal. Uncompromising. Hardcore. These are the words most commonly used to describe DayZ, Bohemia Interactive’s open-world zombie survival sim. Already downloaded over two million times via PC gaming service Steam, this is a game that makes everything difficult for the player, and where death is …

Dota 2 made no sense until I saw it as a sport

When I looked at <i>Dota 2</i> like a game, I wasn't interested. When I started looking at it like a sport, it hooked me deeply.<p>There are multiple reasons I started playing <i>Dota 2</i>, but the main inspiration came from an unexpected source: televised sports. Specifically HBO, whose otherwise-excellent <i>Real</i> …

Rap Genius Raises $40 Million and Changes Name to 'Genius.' But That's Not the Whole Story.

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>On May 23 of this year, things were finally coming together for Rap Genius. Launched in 2009 by three Yale alums -- Mahbod Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan Zechory -- and refined during a stint with the well-known startup incubator Y Combinator, the …

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This is what happens when a LoL champion moves into a house of Dota 2 heroes

"What's the different between <i>League of Legends</i> and <i>Dota</i>?" According to above video, one is populated with catty Champions while the other just really needs a roof over its head.<p>Erick Wright's latest YouTube video tackles the hard-hitting question everyone is asking as The International <i>Dota 2</i> …

Day four results for The International Dota 2 world championships

After all 16 teams in the tournament played 15 games a piece, the bottom six in standings have been cut from the competition.<p>Phase two of Valve's <i>Dota 2</i> International Championships are over, and the eliminations have begun in earnest.<p>After all 16 teams in the tournament played 15 games a piece, the …