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This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman …

Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

Samsung Galaxy S5 potentially spotted in benchmark results, reveals monster specs

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The Galaxy S5 rumors have started swirling, though so far there has been little mentioned in the way of specs. But new …

Fights and a shooting mar US holiday shopping

A police officer was injured while breaking up a fight outside a California Walmart, a shopper was shot in the leg over a TV in Las Vegas and a Walmart north of New York City was evacuated as the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush sparked incidents of violence across the nation, according to police …

Worm’s jawbone: how a zoological curiosity became a historical treasure

The curious story of a curious bone, a specimen that has endured over 350 years of human history and passed through the hands of kings<p>Name: The mandible of a horse grown in a treeroot<br>Species: <i>Equus caballus</i><br>Dates: Unknown<br>Claim to fame: A surviving curiosity from the 17th-century <i>Museum Wormianum</i><br>Go …

Xbox One Problems Affect Only 'a Very Small Number' of Customers

The Xbox One may only have been on sale for around 24 hours, but that’s plenty of time for launch day gremlins to rear their head.<p>According to various reports, some of the launch day Xbox One units seem to be suffering from assorted hardware problems – just like the PlayStation 4.<p>The issues, which …

A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fitsneatly by the dashboard of your car.<p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to …

Apple Pulls Some Disney and Pixar Titles From iTunes Store and iTunes in the Cloud [Updated]

It appears some Disney and Pixar titles like <i>The Lion King</i>, <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, and <i>Cars</i> series <i>Mater's Tall Tales</i> have been pulled from both the iTunes Store and the "Purchased Content" libraries of customers who paid for the content.<p>While the removal, originally noticed by a <i>9to5Mac</i> reader, first …

The new Mac Pro: will professionals embrace Apple's brave, expensive vision of the desktop?

For photographers, designers, musicians, and video editors, Apple's musclebound machine is the $3,000 question<p>There’s no doubt that Apple’s brand-new Mac Pro is as much a statement as a computing tool. From its dramatic introduction at WWDC 2013 (marked by SVP Phil Schiller’s bravado) to its …

No time to test: Feds admit they rushed the insurance website

Federal government officials, clearly stung by the embarrassing rollout of the health insurance websites, finally opened up a little bit about the problems on Thursday, admitting they rushed through testing too fast and tried to do too much, too soon, to make an Oct. 1 launch.<p>The Centers for …

Health Care

Facebook's Rapidly Declining Popularity With Teens In 1 Chart

<b>“I got mine [Facebook account] around sixth grade. And I was really obsessed with it for a while. Then towards eighth grade, I kind of just -- once you get into Twitter, if you make a Twitter and an Instagram, then you'll just kind of forget about Facebook, is what I did.”</b><p><i>- Female, age 14, from the</i> …

How to Eat—and Eat Well—After the Zombie Apocalypse

The End of Days doesn't have to mean the End of Dining. Survival expert Shane Hobel shows how to keep your post-apocalyptic cooking standards high<p>There's two things in this world that we can be sure of: We'll always want to eat well, and the Zombie Apocalypse is definitely going to happen. …

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6 reasons privatization often ends in disaster

Inequality is much more pervasive in the private sector. Just look at the median salary for US workers<p>Private systems are focused on making profits for a few well-positioned people. Public systems, when sufficiently supported by taxes, work for everyone in a generally equitable manner.<p>The following …

A Curried Veggie & Chickpea Slow Cooker Stew for Fall Nights

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion, season with 1 teaspoon of the salt, and sauté until translucent, …

Slow Cookers

Obamacare site builders grilled by House hearing

Top executives of the companies that built the troubled Obamacare website were grilled by Congress on Thursday about the glitches that have plagued the system since it opened earlier this month.<p>While the executives said that the site was improving every day and that Americans would still be able to …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

Brew Better: 5 Father's Day Coffee Gifts for Under $75

<i>Today: Get your dad some new coffee gear. Get yourself some, too.</i><p>Chances are your dad has known coffee for years, much like a long-time neighbor -- only by name, by routine. So the only way to know it better is to have a real conversation with it: brew one way, brew another, brew again.<p>This …

Scallops with Spice Oil

2 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Spice Oil<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1 teaspoon paprika<p>1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>6 black peppercorns plus freshly ground for seasoning<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, minced<p>1 teaspoon …

Seafood

Recipe: Kale Salad with Apricots, Avocado & Parmesan

Kale Salad with Apricots, Avocado, and Parmesan<p>Serves one<p>6-8 ounces of kale <i>(Tuscan or dino kale are particularly fantastic)</i><br>6-8 dried apricots<br>1/3 or …

Food

Shrimp and Grits

4 Servings<p>September 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Shrimp and Vegetables<p>1/2 cup shelled fresh fava beans (from about 1/2 pound pods) or frozen fava beans, thawed<p>Kosher salt<p>1/2 cup shelled fresh peas (from about 1/2 pound pods) or frozen peas, thawed<p>4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>1/4 pound bacon, coarsely …

Seafood

Clam Recipes (PHOTOS)

When we think of clams, it brings to mind one thing: clam chowder. Whether you like it New England style or Manhattan, chowder's the way most people eat their clams. And while we love clam chowder just as much as the next person, there are so many other ways to eat clams -- steamed or curried to …

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This Italian Chicken Salad Sandwich Is Your New Lazy Dinner

<b>Make the chicken salad:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Rub some olive oil …

Food

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

Next up after glitches: Lawsuits

If the Obamacare enrollment website seems like a tangled mess, just wait for the lawsuits.<p>The potential for a morass of litigation over who’s responsible for the problems that have plagued the rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is significant, government procurement …

Ex-Navy Carrier USS Forrestal Sold For 1 Cent

The U.S. Navy's first "supercarrier" is being sold for just 1 cent to a ship breaker.<p>The USS Forrestal, launched in 1954 and decommissioned in 1993, is the first of three conventional (non-nuclear) carriers due to be scrapped in the coming years. The Forrestal is best known for a devastating fire …

Brilliant Enterprise

GE’s Brilliant Machines transform raw data into efficiencies. Our deep-sea fuel technology helps us discover and maximize resources in extreme …